OverviewThe sceptre (or scepter) is the age-old symbol of royal authority.
PreSonus Sceptre CoActual studio monitors do indeed provide sound quality and control worthy of the highest levels of
aristocracy-but they're priced for the bourgeois project-studio
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.
This exceptional performance is the result of an advanced coaxial design that works integrally with a 32-bit, 96 kHz, dual-core processor running Fulcrum Acoustic's TQ Temporal Equalization Technology.
PreSonus CoActual technology-the core of every Sceptre-series
studio monitor-is the combination of custom transducers in a
state-of-the-art coaxial design with heavy-duty DSP running TQ algorithms.
The coaxial conundrum
Speaker designers have long been aware that coaxial designs offer the advantages of a single point source for a
consistent acoustic center and a symmetrical dispersion pattern. But until now, designing coaxial systems without a variety of acoustic anomalies has been extremely
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 Acoustic's amazing, cutting-edge technology has
allowed us to overcome the usual design problems of coaxial systems while taking advantage of coaxial's unique properties. Thanks to custom transducers and TQ
algorithms designed by Fulcrum's Dave Gunness, Sceptre CoActual monitors deliver clarity and coherence that has previously only been
available in ultra-high-end systems.
The royal Sceptre
The Sceptre series includes two models. The Sceptre S8 CoActual Studio Monitor combines an 8-inch low/mid-frequency driver and a 1-inch (25 mm), horn-loaded, high-frequency transducer into a single coaxial unit with aligned voice coils. The Sceptre S6 uses the same
technology and design as the S8 but with a 6.5-inch low/mid-frequency driver. Both models have front-firing acoustic ports.
The systems are biamplified: Each transducer is powered by a 100W RMS, Class D power