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Sceptre S8 Pair  

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The Sceptres panoramic soundstage, fine detail, and stunning dynamics will astonish you. The first thing you notice when you see the Sceptre is the coaxial design. Coaxial designs offer the advantages... Click To Read More About This Product


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The Sceptres panoramic soundstage, fine detail, and stunning dynamics will astonish you. The first thing you notice when you see the Sceptre is the coaxial design. Coaxial designs offer the advantages of a single point source for a consistent acoustic center and a symmetrical dispersion pattern. But designing coaxial systems without acoustic anomalies has been extremely expensive”until now.

Solving the problems involved in coaxial designs requires massive amounts of DSP and subtle, sophisticated transducer design, which is why such systems have, in the past, been limited to very high-end systems with external processors.

However, Fulcrum Acoustics amazing, cutting-edge technology has allowed PreSonus to overcome the usual design problems of coaxial systems while taking advantage of coaxials unique properties. Thanks to custom transducers and TQ algorithms, Sceptre CoActual monitors deliver clarity and coherence that has previously only been available in ultra-high-end systems.

Sceptres provide extensive user-adjustable contour features that let you optimize the monitors for any mixing space. In addition to making the Sceptres coaxial design possible, the monitors onboard DSP provides user-adjustable contour features for optimizing the monitors for your mixing space. This enables full integration into any studio environment.

A four-position Acoustic Space switch controls a second-order shelving filter centered at 100 Hz, with four attenuation settings (no attenuation, -1.5 dB, -3 dB, and -6 dB) so that you can account for the boundary bass boost that occurs when the monitor is placed near a wall or corner. If you dont want to roll off those lows, set it to 0 dB.

You also can adjust the Sceptres overall sound and response using its performance controls. The Sceptres performance can be customized in several ways.

A sensitivity control that ranges from +4 dBu to -10 dBV helps you match the Sceptres to your mixers outputs.
The High-Frequency Driver Adjust switch adjusts the tweeters overall level to linear (0 dB), +1 dB, -1.5 dB, or -4 dB. This lets you control the balance between the tweeters output and that of the mid/low driver.

The High Pass switch rolls off the low frequencies below the specified frequency (60, 80, or 100 Hz) at a slope of -24 dB/octave. This control is important if you are using a subwoofer in conjunction with the Sceptre S6/S8 monitors; in that case, set it to the same frequency as the crossover to the subwoofer. If you're not using a subwoofer, you simply set the control to Flat.

Any loudspeaker is subject to an assortment of environmental and performance problems, and Sceptre monitors offer protection from most common of these. RF shielding protects against radio frequencies that could be induced into the signal and become audible. (If youve ever heard a radio broadcast unexpectedly coming out of a guitar amp, thats the result of RF interference.)

Sceptre monitors also provide over-temperature protection to avoid heat-related issues and current-output limiting to prevent damage should there be a short circuit on the speaker terminals.

Finally, the power amplifiers have a œsoft startup so that you dont get damaging pops in the speakers when you power them up. There is a lot more to these monitors, but the main proof is in listening to them.

  • Balanced XLR and ¼-inch TRS line-level inputs with A-taper level control
  • 180W RMS, Class D biamplification with internal heat sink
  • Symmetrical soundstage and micro-definition imaging
  • High-pass filter (Off, 60 Hz, 80 Hz, and 100 Hz, -24 dB/octave slope)
  • Inputs: 1- Balanced XLR, 1- Balanced ¼ TRS:
    Frequency Response (-3 dB): 46 Hz - 20 kHz
    Frequency Response (-10 dB): 38 Hz - 23 kHz
    Crossover Frequency: 2.4 kHz
    LF Amplifier Power (@ 4?): 90W
    HF Amplifier Power (@ 4?): 90W
    Peak SPL (@ 1 meter): 116 dB
    LF Driver: 8 glass-reinforced paper
    HF Driver: 1 diaphragm compression driver
    Input Impedance: 10 k?
    User Controls
    Volume Range: A-type taper
    HF Control: Flat, +1, -1.5, -4 dB
    Low Cut: Flat, 60, 80 Hz, 100 Hz
    Acoustic Space: Flat, -1.5, -3, -6 dB
    RF interference
    Turn-on/off transient
    Subsonic filter
    External mains fuse
    100-120V 50/60 Hz or 220-240V 50/60 Hz
    Cabinet: Vinyl-laminated, medium-density fiberboard: Vinyl-laminated, medium-density fiberboard

    Width: 11.4 (290 mm)
    Depth: 13.3 (338 mm)
    Height: 15.75 (400 mm)
    Weight: 24.25 lbs (11 kg)
One year parts and labor warranty.

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