Alesis M1 Active 520Item ID: M1Active520
Active 50W/25W Bi-amped Nearfield Monitors with 5" Woofer (pr)
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Alesis Reference Monitors!The M1 Active 520 reference monitor continues the Alesis tradition of building premium studio monitors at a great price. The M1 Active 520 offers incredible definition and flat frequency response with the help of high-precision drivers and a carefully designed crossover. The rear-port provides deep bass-extension and high SPL output, and the four rear-mounted EQ switches allow the user to tailor the speaker to the studio environment. The M1 Active 520's 1" thick front baffle minimizes speaker resonance and the visually stunning acoustic waveguide evenly disperses high-frequency sound across your control room. The M1Active 520 has Alesis's new Bass Density control, which allows you to tailor these monitors to any kind of control room setting regardless of room placement.
Finally, the distinctive top-mounted power/clip indicator lets you know if the speaker is clipping.
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Mike, Cheney, WA
Reviewsbased on 13 reviews
by Damon Intrabartolo from Phoenix, AZFirst of all, there's nothing easier or better than buying from Sweetwater. I've tried other companies - never again. Period. These M1s are my new favorite reference monitors. Great mid and high range... read more [+] and the bass evens out nicely. Surprisingly awesome product from Alesis. close [-]
December 5, 2012
Music Background: Composer/Producer
An insanely good monitor for an insanely LOW price!
by Nathan Proctor from South FloridaI never thought for only $200 I could get a set of monitors that are built with such GREAT quality (these things are solid as a rock) and sound fantastic at the same time. The M1's make it blatantly o... read more [+]bvious when your mix isn't up to par, which is just wonderful. If your your room is treated, (even a little bit!) these guys will shine. Well done Alesis, I am impressed. close [-]
October 16, 2012
Music Background: Trumpet Player, Home studio Music Producer and Engineer
Alesis Nailed It.
by G fromI've had these speakers for 2 years now. They still don't cease to amaze me. I've worked with Genelecs and Yamaha NS10s in a local studio, and my mixes on these always seem to translate well to both... read more [+] of them. They took me a while to calibrate to my room, but once they were, they were clear and definitively flat. I'll recommend these to anyone: studio engineer, musician, composer, audiophile, music lovers, and people who like music enough to fork over the dough. I even convinced a drummer friend to get these on speaker stands for his electronic drum kit at one point. As far as I know, he plays on that more than his acoustic kit these days. I got mine for $300, 2 years ago, and wasn't disappointed. Now they're $200. I'm considering getting another pair and a subwoofer to start a surround sound setup. close [-]
August 28, 2012
Music Background: Professional Recording & Live Sound Engineer, Hobbyist Musician & Composer
Best in class
by Walter from New bern, NCI was looking for a accurate set of monitors under $500 and my sales engineer Simon Picazo recommended these. At first I was unsure how they would do in my studio because they were only 5" woofers. Ho... read more [+]wever, when I received them I still thought man these little speakers are not going to do anything. Hooked them up and man I was surprised at the sound quality and clarity I was getting from them. They are very flexible to because you can cut the bass, mids, or highs and change the accousitcs of the room. They are great monitor for the price and will help you get use to mixing music. I recomend them to anyone who is looking for a good set of monitors that will sound good and give above average flexibility. Once my studio gets bulit I will still use these along with my JBL LSP4300 series and Focals. close [-]
May 3, 2010
Music Background: Producer, Recording Engineer, Ministrul of Music, Pro musician
These are my main small monitor for my studio and my portable rig. Present, balanced, and surprisingly even across the spectrum. They will even fit in a 4-unit rack bag for portable recording.
Alesis M1 Active 520
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