PreSonus R80 Two Way Active Studio Monitor Speaker

  • 2-way active AMT design
  • Custom-designed, 6.8-inch, AMT ribbon tweeter
  • 8-inch woven composite LF drivers
  • Balanced XLR and ¼-inch TRS plus unbalanced RCA inputs
  • Acoustic Space settings (Linear, -1.5 dB, -3 dB, -6 dB)

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Product Description

R80 Two Way Active Studio Monitor Speaker from PreSonus

Hear the most subtle details
R80 features a custom 6.8-square-inch Air Motion Transformer (AMT) 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 R80’s 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 R80 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 R80 monitors to provide a much wider stereo soundstage than traditional designs. At the same time, the R80 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 R80 reacts predictably and sounds consistent from room to room.


Transparent sound.

The R80 utilizes an 8-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 some of the most powerful monitors in their category—these monitors deliver an open, clear, and less fatiguing listening experience.


Have it your way.

You can customize the R80 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 R80 monitors from a mixer, an interface, a media player, or almost any other line-level source. And R series monitors offer user-adjustable contour features for optimizing the monitors for your mixing space. This enables full integration into any studio environment.

Accuracy defined.

The R80’s AMT monitor 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 R80 at your favorite PreSonus® dealer.


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
  • 8-inch 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

What’s in the box

  • ProSonus R65 Active Studio Monitor Speaker
  • Power Cable
  • User Manual
  • 1 year warranty



1- Balanced XLR
1- Balanced ¼” TRS
1- Unbalanced RCA


Frequency Response40 Hz – 22 kHz
Crossover Frequency2.6 kHz
LF Amplifier Power100W Class D
HF Amplifier Power50W Class D
Peak SPL (@ 1 meter)107 dB
LF Driver8” woven composite
HF Driver TypeAMT
Diaphragm6.8-inch2 (4,400 mm2)
Equiv. Diaphragm ø3” (75 mm)
Input Impedance20 kΩ balanced, 10 kΩ unbalanced
SNR (typical, A-weighted)>100 dB


Factory preprogrammed100-120V ~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 RangeA-type taper
HF DriverLinear, +1 dB, -3 dB, -6 dB
Highpass filterLinear, 60 Hz, 80 Hz, 100 Hz
Acoustic SpaceLinear, -1.5 dB, -3 dB, -6 dB
Energy Conservation ModeOn/Off/Query


Vinyl-laminated, medium-density fiberboard


Width9.5” (241 mm)
Depth12” (309 mm)
Height15” (379 mm)
Weight19.8 lbs (9 kg)

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