PreSonus R65 Studio Monitor
The PreSonus R65 Studio Monitor features a custom 6.8-square-inch tweeter that responds to the subtlest waveforms and the highest frequencies. This allows you to hear the “air” and the greater sense of space that is characteristic of audiophile recordings.
The PreSonus R65 Studio Monitor's AMT design provides a wide soundstage and amazing transient response. The transparent and highly accurate sound makes it ideal for use in both commercial and home recording studios as well as broadcast and post-production environments.
Superior Transient Response
In order to dampen resonance peaks at higher frequencies, conventional dome tweeters are injected with fluid to raise their mass, sacrificing transient response time. By contrast, the custom-designed AMT tweeter in the PreSonus R65 studio monitor uses an incredibly thin, folded Kapton® membrane (< 0.01 mm) with an inlayed aluminum circuit functioning as the voice coil, allowing the tweeter to move at the same instant as the electric current. The resulting reactive response time provides marked clarity and superior transient reproduction.
Wide, Consistent Stereo Image
An unfolded AMT tweeter diaphragm provides 8 to 13 times the projection area of a traditional 1-inch dome tweeter, enabling PreSonus R65 studio monitors to provide a much wider stereo soundstage than traditional designs. At the same time, the PreSonus R65 speaker design provides a very limited vertical dispersion, which helps to reduce reflections from the ceiling and desktop that can cause phase coherence issues. Because it’s less subject to room-anomaly interference, the PreSonus R65 studio monitor reacts predictably and sounds consistent from room to room.
The PreSonus R65 studio monitor utilizes a 6.5-inch, woven composite, low-frequency driver. This rigid cone maintains a more consistent dispersion pattern across its frequency response range. Biamped and driven by a 150W Class D amplifier—making the R-series speakers some of the most powerful studio monitors in their category—these monitors deliver an open, clear, and less fatiguing listening experience.
Have it Your Way
You can customize the PreSonus R65 studio monitor in several ways. It’s available with black or blue faceplates to fit your studio décor. With balanced XLR, balanced ¼” TRS, and unbalanced RCA line-level inputs, it’s easy to feed audio to your PreSonus R65 studio monitors from a mixer, an interface, a media player, or almost any other line-level source. And R-series studio monitors offer user-adjustable contour features for optimizing the monitors for your mixing space. This enables full integration into any studio environment.
The PreSonus R65 AMT studio monitor's design provides lifelike sonic reproduction that will allow you to hear the room in your recordings. Its transparent sound and responsive transient reproduction makes it an ideal solution for anyone who is mixing high-resolution audio. Hear the PreSonus R65 studio monitor at your favorite PreSonus® dealer.
PreSonus R65 Studio Monitor Features
- Components and Construction
- 2-Way active AMT design provides articulate high-frequency response and wide stereo imaging
- Custom-designed, 6.8-inch, AMT ribbon tweeter responds to the subtlest waveforms and the highest frequencies
- 6.5 woven composite LF drivers provide transparent mid- and low-frequency reproduction for clean sound and punchy bass
- Balanced XLR and ¼-inch TRS plus unbalanced RCA inputs provide flexibility for seamless integration into any environment
- User Controls
- Acoustic Space settings (Linear, -1.5 dB, -3 dB, -6 dB) compensate for room placement
- Power and Safety
- Biamped 150W RMS (LF = 100W, HF = 50W), Class D power amplifier with switching power supply
- RF interference, output current limiting, over temperature, turn-on/off transient, and subsonic filter protection
- Energy Conservation Mode (with enable/disable) lowers standby power to <0.5W
- External mains fuse
- Internal power supply with IEC connector
PreSonus R65 Studio Monitor Specifications
- 1- Balanced XLR
- 1- Balanced ¼” TRS
- 1- Unbalanced RCA
- Frequency Response: 45 Hz – 22 kHz
- Crossover Frequency: 2.7 kHz
- LF Amplifier Power: 100W Class D
- HF Amplifier Power: 50W Class D
- Peak SPL (@ 1 Meter): 104 dB
- LF Driver: 6.5” Woven Composite
- HF Driver Type: AMT
- Diaphragm: 6.8-inch2 (4,400 mm2)
- Equiv. Diaphragm ø: 3” (75 mm)
- Input Impedance: 20 kO Balanced, 10 kO Unbalanced
- SNR (Typical, A-Weighted): >100 dB
- Factory Preprogrammed: 100-120V~50/60 Hz or 220-240V~50/60 Hz
- Standby Power: < 0.5W
- RF Interference
- Output-Current Limiting
- Turn-On/Off Transient
- Subsonic Filter
- External Mains Fuse
- User Controls:
- Volume Range: A-Type Taper
- HF Driver: Linear, +1 dB, -3 dB, -6 dB
- Highpass Filter: Linear, 60 Hz, 80 Hz, 100 Hz
- Acoustic Space: Linear, -1.5 dB, -3 dB, -6 dB
- Energy Conservation Mode: On/Off/Query
- Cabinet: Vinyl-Laminated, Medium-Density Fiberboard
- Width: 8” (203 mm)
- Depth: 10.3” (261 mm)
- Height: 13” (328 mm)
- Weight: 14.7 lbs (6.65 kg)
PreSonus R65 Studio Monitor Includes
- 1 x PreSonus R65 Studio Monitor
- 1 x IEC Power Cable
- 1 x Foam Feet
- 1 Year Warranty
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I bought these to replace some older Alesis M1Active 520, in the search for a little more low end and something with a front firing port for the primary purposes of listening to jazz and rock on my computer, and editing classical acoustic music from the same work desk. From that point of view, these definitely succeed. The tweeters are nicely revealing, there's plenty of sound down to the 45hz region, which is gone by 40, and I like the overall sound. Also, the adjustments on back allow a lot of flexibility for your preferences and room situation. Also, they don't pick up as much interference from other electronics on the desk, which was a problem on other monitors I've tried. Finally, the changeable faceplates are a nice touch, even if they're pretty cheap plastic. My only reservation in giving the R65 a five-star rating: self noise! These babies HISS a good bit at idle. You don't notice it when you're playing sound through them, but if you work with the monitors on, in silence, you definitely notice it (whether a source is connected or not). I wish they would have put a few more $$ in the amplifier section, so this would be less noticeable than most other monitors I've used.