PreSonus Stories December 5

expiredAmazon offers 30% off audio/podcast gear: ATH-M50x headphones $103, mics from $74, more

Today only, as part of its 12 Days of Deals, Amazon is offering up to 30% off select audio and musical gear. Prices are starting from $34.50 on loads of amazing Audio-Technica headphones, Blue Yeti mics, speakers, interfaces and much more. One standout here is the Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Professional Studio Monitor Headphones at $102.99 shipped. That’s 31% under the regular $149 price tag, a new Amazon all-time low and one of the best prices we have ever tracked. But it doesn’t stop there, the ATH-M20x at $34.50 shipped are also at an Amazon all-time low. These are some of our favorite headphones in the price range and they combine for a 4+ star rating from over 6,000 users. Head below for the rest.

PreSonus Stories July 23

PreSonus is one of those music production gear companies that offers up some great gear at very affordable price tags. It just recently debuted the latest version of its FaderPort controllers and has now issued a new podcasting/home recording bundle. The new package brings together just about everything one might need to get their YouTube media empire off the ground for under $300. expand full story

PreSonus Stories July 11

expiredAmazon 1-day music production sale from $25: USB/Lightning mics, speakers, more

Today only, as part of its Gold Box Deals of the Day, Amazon is offering its Prime members up to 30% off select musical instruments, microphones and other podcasting gear. Everything in the sale ships free for Prime members or in orders over $25. This is a great chance to get some deals on mics, speakers, and instruments for podcasting and other audio projects. We have listed out some of the best deals from the sale down below, all of which are at the lowest we can find and carry solid ratings.

PreSonus Stories April 5, 2016

Apogee, one of the leading audio interface companies in the business, has just released its most affordable option for Mac yet. The new ONE for Mac is very much based on the company’s small-footprint ONE interfaces, but this time with a more focused approach just for Mac users. While you wont get the dual functionality of the previous generation iOS/Mac options, the new interface also won’t reach into your pocket quite as deep.

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PreSonus Stories October 28, 2015

Recording: PreSonus interface, MIDI keyboard, mic & USB hub $180 (Orig. $400) + 20% off music gear at Amazon, more

Amazon has an interesting home recording bundle available today. The PreSonus Audiobox Music Creation Suite is down to $179.99 shipped (matched at B&H). That’s $220 under the original listing, $70 below Guitar Center, the lowest Amazon has offered the bundle for and the best we can find. The interface and mic alone go for about $100 each.

Perfect for home recording or podcasting, the bundle includes the PreSonus M7 Condenser Microphone, PreSonus AudioBox USB 2×2 USB Recording Interface, the PS49 USB 2.0 49-key MIDI keyboard, HD3 studio monitoring headphones, powered 4-Port USB 2.0 hub and some bundled software (all of this gear will work with Logic Pro X, Pro Tools and more). PreSonus is a well known and trusted music production company and the AudioBox USB 2×2 interface has a 4/5 star rating from nearly 150 Amazon customers.

Before you head below for more discounted recording bundles, Amazon is currently offering an extra 20% off on production gear, guitars, keyboards and more. Use code 20FALLSAV during checkout to redeem the discount. The code will only work items listed in the sale.

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PreSonus Stories September 10, 2015

M-Audio BX8 D2 8-inch Active Studio Monitors (pair) $349 shipped (Reg. $499)

A deal popped up on Woot for the M-Audio BX8 D2 130W 8-inch Two-Way Active Studio Monitors (pair) this morning for $404 shipped. A nice deal considering how long its been since these dipped that low, but B&H has them on for just $349 shipped right now. That’s $250 off the original $600 price tag, $150 under Amazon, and the best price we can find. We haven’t seen them go lower since Black Friday 2013.

The PreSonus Bluetooth speakers can be a great option for home studio monitors, but in my opinion you need the 8-inch Kevlar woofers if you’re going to take your audio seriously. Along with those, the BX8 D2 have 1.25-inch tweeters, rear porting, magnetic shielding to reduce hum/unwanted noise, and are powered so you don’t need an amp or anything.

They have a 4.5/5 star rating from over 50 Amazon customers.

PreSonus Stories June 29, 2015

expiredM-Audio Studiophile 4-inch Powered Monitor Speakers $80 shipped (Reg. $149)

Today only, B&H is offering the M-Audio Studiophile AV 40 Active Studio Monitor Speakers (pair) for $79.99 shipped. That’s about $70 under the original listing. These speakers still fetch full price at most retailers including Amazon. At $80 for the pair, this is the best price we have ever seen these speakers go for and about $50 less than the lowest (trusted) refurbished price we can find.

Certainly an upgrade from your built-in MacBook/iMac/PC speakers, these monitors will work with your system right out of the box with the included cables and feature:

  • 4-inch polypropylene-coated woofers – tight, accurate bass
  • 1-inch ferrofluid-cooled silk dome tweeters – clear, smooth highs
  • OptImage III tweeter wave guides – precision imaging for a balanced stereo field
  • 20-watt-per-channel amplifier with Class A/B architecture – professional design and fidelity
  • Magnetic shielding – reduces interference with other equipment, perfect for multimedia and video work

They have a solid 4/5 star rating from over 800 Amazon customers.

This set will work perfect with vinyl turntables right out of the box like this discounted Audio-Technica AT-LP120-USB Direct-Drive Professional Mac/PC compatible option. We also still have the Bluetooth equipped PreSonus monitors at their lowest price yet.

PreSonus Stories June 25, 2015

Speakers: PreSonus 4.5″ Powered Studio Monitors $163 (Reg. $200), JBL Loft 30 4″ Bookshelfs $35 (Orig. $130)

Update (6/26 11:45am): Amazon has now dropped the price even further on PreSonus monitors to $149.99 shipped (the lowest we can find).

Today, Amazon is offering the PreSonus Eris E4.5 2-Way Powered Studio Monitors (pair) for $162.13 shipped. These speakers still go for the $200 they were originally listed at from most retailers including Guitar Center, bringing you a savings of around $38. While you won’t be able to take them with you as easily as these discounted UE Mini Booms, it is sometimes nice to have a solid set of desktop speakers for your home or office setup. They are rated 4.7/5 stars from over 50 Amazon customers. 

Features:

  • 4.5 inch Kevlar low frequency transducer
  • 1 inch 25mm ultra low mass silk dome high frequency transducer
  • 50 watt class ab amplification 25w side
  • Midrange 6 db continuously variable HF 6db continuously variable High Pass off 80 Hz 100 Hz
  • Acoustic Space settings flat -2 -4 db for accurate mixing contour
  • RF interference output current limiting over temperature transient and susonic protection

Next up, JBL via Newegg has the JBL Loft 30 Two-Way 4-inch Bookshelf speakers (pair) for $34.88 shipped. That’s $95 under the original listing, $22 better than Amazon, and the best price we can find. Most used and refurbished prices start at $55. These monitors are rated 4.5/5 stars on Amazon.

Features:

  • 10 – 100 watts suggested amplifier range
  • 4 (100mm) PolyBass woofer
  • 1 (25mm) soft dome tweeter with EOS waveguide
  • FreeFlow port technology
  • Straight-Line Signal Path (SSP) design

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