PreSonus Sceptre S8

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This 8" active speaker has it all, high resolution detail and pinpoint imaging, plus they get louder than anything you can imagine with their huge headroom!

Hear the Difference

​​​The first time you hear Sceptre-series CoActual™ 2-way studio monitors, you’ll discover fine nuances of your music that can’t be reproduced by conventional designs. The Sceptre’s panoramic soundstage, fine detail, and stunning dynamics will astonish you.

The Coaxial Conundrum

​​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.

The Magic of TQ

Each Sceptre monitor contains a DSP chip that enables the use of Fulcrum Acoustic’s TQ algorithms. The result is speakers that deliver the full benefits of coaxial design.

Monitors You Can Customize
Sceptres provide extensive user-adjustable contour features that let you optimize the monitors for any mixing space.

Big Woof or Huge Woof
The Sceptre series includes two models with the same high/mid coaxial section. The S6 delivers far better bass response than you’d expect for its size. The S8’s bass response is downright stunning.

CoActual technology

  • Combines DSP time-correction and point-source design for symmetrical soundstage and micro-definition imaging 
  • Unique coaxial transducer integrates 8-inch (Sceptre S8) or 6.5-inch (Sceptre S6) midrange driver and 1-inch (25 mm), horn-loaded HF transducer with Coaxial Speaker Coherence Alignment 
  • Powerful DSP provides critical Temporal Equalization™ with multiple FIR filters 

Acoustic-tuning controls

  • HF Driver Adjust (0 dB, +1 dB, -1.5 dB, -4 dB) 
  • Acoustic Space settings (0 dB, -1.5 dB, -3 dB, -6 dB) 
  • High-pass filter (Off, 60 Hz, 80 Hz, and 100 Hz, -24 dB/octave slope) 
  • Sensitivity (+4 dBu to -10 dBV) 

Power and safety

  • 180W RMS, Class D biamplification with internal heat sink 
  • 102 dB maximum continuous SPL
  • RF shielding, current-output limiting, and over-temperature protection 
  • Amplifier “soft start” feature eliminates popping on power-up 
  • Internal power supply with IEC connector 
  • Power switch with on/off LED

Inputs and outputs

  • Balanced XLR and ¼-inch TRS line-level inputs with A-taper level control


  • Inputs
    1- Balanced XLR
    1- Balanced ¼” TRS
  • Performance
    Frequency Response (-3 dB): 46 Hz - 20 kHz
    Frequency Response (-10 dB): 38 Hz - 23 kHz
    Crossover Frequency: 2.4 kHz
    LF Amplifier Power (@ 4Ω): 90W
    HF Amplifier Power (@ 4Ω): 90W
    Peak SPL (@ 1 meter): 116 dB
  • LF Driver: 8” glass-reinforced paper
  • HF Driver: 1” diaphragm compression driver
  • Input Impedance: 10 kΩ
  • 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
  • Protection
    RF interference
    Turn-on/off transient
    Subsonic filter
    External mains fuse
  • Power
    100-120V ~50/60 Hz or 220-240V ~50/60 Hz
  • Cabinet
    Vinyl-laminated, medium-density fiberboard
  • Physical
    Width: 11.4” (290 mm)
    Depth: 13.3” (338 mm)
    Height: 15.75” (400 mm)
    Weight: 24.25 lbs (11 kg)

Our ONE WITH EVERYTHING ZEN WARRANTY extends the standard manufacturer warranty by one year, see our ZEN WARRANTY page for details.

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