Alesis M1 Active 520 USBItem ID: M1Act520USB
5" Active USB Studio Monitors and 16-bit/48kHz USB Audio Interface (pr)
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Studio Monitors and USB Interface in One!The Alesis M1Active 520 USB is both a professional monitoring system and a USB audio interface. Just plug the USB 1.1 cable into your computer, and with no special drivers you can start listening to your mixes. Plus, you have real 16-bit/44.1 or 48 kHz audio that you can record into your favorite core-audio DAW. You'll take care of two essential studio needs with the affordably priced Alesis M1Active 520 USB.
Alesis M1Active 520 USB speakers at a Glance:
Speakers and interface in one
The Alesis M1Active 520 USB speakers make the most of your desktop space - they are an all-in-one professional monitoring and recording solution. On the monitor side, they boast a wide 56Hz-20kHz frequency response through a 5" woofer and 1" silk-dome tweeter. Plus, these monitors send your audio directly into your computer via USB, so you can get to work building songs inside your favorite DAW.
Optional bass boost switch
Listen back to your favorite tracks with a little bit of extra low end "oomph" - the Alesis M1Active 520 USB features a bass boost, so you can kick up the bass a bit when you need it and pull it back when you don't.
Lightweight, portable design
Meant to be portable, take these speakers with you wherever you need to record and listen to your mixes. Perfect for the laptop musician, the Alesis M1Active 520 USB speakers are small enough to fit in your backpack - and, with their plug and play capabilities and minimal cable mess, you can take them to any computer and start working right away.
Alesis M1Active 520 USB Monitors and Audio Interface Features:
The Alesis M1Active520 USB speakers are a compact recording and playback solution!
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Patty, El Sobrante, CA
Reviewsbased on 4 reviews
by Mack from Muncie, INThese things are perfect for my needs. I needed some monitors to double for my pc and korg sv-1 without needing a separate device in between. I was skeptical about the built in usb interface, but it w... read more [+]orks great. Very flat and clear sound. I am really not sure what the other reviewer's reference point is. These aren't genelecs, they are 200 dollars and do wonderfully at that price. close [-]
August 30, 2010
Music Background: Aspiring pianist.
Alesis M1 Active 520 USB
by Michael E Green from Cedarville, ARVery happy with the 520 usb. I don't even use the bass boost switch, just the right amount of bass without it. The mids, the highs, seem to be all here. I get my sound close with my headphones, then f... read more [+]ine tune the mix with the 520 s. In use in a small studio(11x12) just the perfect set of monitors for me. For $200.00 and three payments, awesome. close [-]
February 9, 2010
Music Background: Hobbyist, Part Time Musician
Good But bass does drop at 56hz range
by jeremy from atlGood for the price, but cant punch out low bass tone. being an amateur hip hop music maker, this was supposed to be the center piece for my mobile setup. disappointed. purchase krk's or look for a sep... read more [+]arate sub!!! close [-]
February 24, 2012
Music Background: hobbyist
Not so great monitors
by Michael Keilhofer from Dallas, TXI was excited to got these but soon disappointed since when listening to them everything seemed dull. So I ran a set of test frequencies through them. Wow! Alesis claims 56 to 20,000Hz but in reality ... read more [+]they start dropping off significantly below 85Hz and above 7Khz.
April 21, 2010
Music Background: Retired Pro.
In my opinion, that makes them very expensive for quality akin to a $30 pair of desktop speakers.
Also, be warned that since they are veiwed as direct speakers by your PC, you have no way to EQ anything. My built in 7 band eq works on outboard speakers but not on USB speakers.
I sent several emails to Alesis asking about the por performance but never got a response.
I obviously returned them and won't be looking at Alesis speakers again. close [-]
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