Presonus Temblor T8 8" Active Subwoofer
The bottom line is great sound.
To hear what’s really going on at the bottom of your mixes, you need a subwoofer that speaks the truth. The Temblor® T8 and T10 let you take charge of the low-frequency foundation of your mix with a combination of quality components and design, plenty of inputs and outputs, and extensive user controls not normally available in this price range
An ideal companion to
Eris™ and Sceptre™ active reference monitors and Ceres BT-series active speakers, Temblor-series subwoofers complement full-range monitors without overshadowing them, extending the reach of your full-range system’s low end with a musical and natural approach.
Powerful and musical, Temblor features high-quality components and design that enable it to deliver fast and accurate transient response, extending low frequencies without a hint of “tubbiness” or overshoot.
Designed for recording studios, the Temblor T10 is a front-firing active subwoofer with a 10-inch glass-composite driver, built-in crossover, high-temperature voice coil, and damped rubber surround. Its cabinet features a front-firing, bass-reflex acoustic port and optimized, resonance-suppressing internal bracing. The enclosure has integrated, gravity-calibrated rubber feet for stable placement.
In addition to outstanding accuracy and a frequency response that ranges from 20 Hz to 130 Hz, this combination of features enables the T10 to produce higher volume—up to 113 dB SPL—with less power than a sealed-box design. But make no mistake, the T10 has plenty of juice: 250 watts of Class AB power.
Suitable for personal studios, gaming, audiophiles, and home theaters, the smaller T8 uses a downward-firing, 8-inch glass-composite driver with high-density rubber surround and a round, rear-firing bass-reflex acoustic port. Its 200W Class AB amplifier (100W RMS) delivers up to 104 dB SPL, with a frequency response of 30 Hz to 300 Hz.
Whether you choose the T8 or the T10, you’ll have a subwoofer that delivers accurate, smooth tight low end and outperforms subs costing far more. With Temblor, you hear what the foundation of your mix really sounds like so you can produce your best mix from top to bottom.
Customize your system until it’s just right.
The T8 and T10 provide more user controls than any other subwoofer in their class, enabling seamless integration into your listening environment.
The Temblor’s extensive user controls include input gain (-30 dB to +6 dB, continuously variable) and a continuously variable lowpass filter (50 Hz to 130 Hz) that let you create a seamless crossover transition between your full-range studio monitors and subwoofer for a more accurate listening environment.
A switchable highpass filter removes frequency content below 80 Hz from the full-range signal sent from the Temblor’s outputs to the main monitors, avoiding destructive cancellation and reinforcement in the subwoofer’s upper range.
The result is a subwoofer that can be adjusted to perfectly complement not only our Sceptre™ CoActual™ Eris™, and Ceres™ BT active studio monitors but virtually any studio monitor.
The T10 also features a momentary footswitch (included) that bypasses the subwoofer, highpass filter, and Sub Out. This allows your audio source signal to pass directly through the Temblor T10 to the full-range studio monitors, making comparing your mix with or without sub frequencies quick and easy. This helps to ensure your mix will sound good on a wide variety of systems.
Of course, we didn’t forget the “small things” that can make a big difference: both subwoofers have polarity invert, and the T10 sports a ground-lift switch.
Versatile I/O works with any setup.
No other subwoofer anywhere close to the Temblor’s price range offers a comparable selection of inputs and outputs.
Ins and Outs
The T8 provides two sets of inputs: left and right, balanced ¼” TRS and unbalanced RCA main inputs. This enables it to pair well with PreSonus’ Ceres BT-series active speakers and home-stereo speakers, as well as personal-studio systems.
Similarly, the T8 offers left and right balanced ¼” TRS and unbalanced RCA pass-through outputs for connecting satellite speakers.
So if you want a system with XLR connections or want to use two subwoofers, go with the T10. If you are using your subwoofer with a home stereo or home theater system or a smaller studio system that does not require XLRs or two subwoofers, consider the T8.