Very nice at a sweet price
Very nice at a sweet price
If your home studio is operating on a shoestring, you can not beat the Alesis Elevate 5 studio monitors for both price and quality. If you are worried about maybe a lack of low end punch, Don't be, these speakers can crank out lows for just about any bottom heavy genre of music with no problem. If you do need a little more punch, they feature a bass boost switch. I have no complaints with the clarity of mids and highs either ! For under $150 (pair) you can't go wrong !!!
The first set was DOA, I went ho hum..called Sweetwater and before I could say Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious replacements were here...Top notch service!!!
bought these speakers for the purpose of mainly producing beats and listening to music. and holy .... these things will blow you away for 150 dollars. definitley a great buy and speaker construction seems strong.
With these monitors, I found out my recordings were better than before -tremendous difference
I ordered a pair of these from Sweetwater and got my order about a week later. Upon opening them out of the box I was BLOWN AWAY !!GREAT LOOKING speakers and powerful, ACURATE sound-staging at a RIDICULOUSLY low price point !! During my listening tests, there were TEARS OF JOY welling up in my eyes... the sound quality of these is THAT good !!
The basics - 5 Inch Kevlar woofers... 1 inch silk dome tweeters... DUAL ports to dramatically INCREASE lower bass extension... and EXCELLENT build quality, including a nice rocker power switch and RCA type inputs on back of the unit.
These are great-looking and great SOUNDING speakers that could be used not only as monitors, but also as 'audio-file' powered speakers or computer speakers... and they are a MAJOR step up from what you'd find at a typical mall or department store... at a very AGREEABLE price !!
GET THEM... you won't be disappointed !!
I got these speakers for my family so they could have good music in the house. They were amazed at the quality- especially in comparison to the crappy Bluetooth speaker they had before. These speakers pack a punch without punching the budget too hard.
Very happy with these. I'm a bass player with a small home studio. I use these when practicing too. I run a DI to the Alesis multitrack 8 mixer, to the Elevate 5, and all sounds great. The low B on my 5 strings sound great through it, no 'farting out'- a clean tone for the full range of the instruments. When boosting the levels, you can feel how punchy the speakers are- you can feel the column of air punching out the 5 inch woofer with authority, still a very clean tone.
As always you guy's get the order to me quick and with out error's and when your a working Musician that's the bottom line!!
Recently picked up a set of these... I must say, AMAZING! Great frequency response for the units and the "bass boost" switch is helper when I'm trying to dial in decent sub-bass synth work. I use em both in my Mixing/Tracking Station and Mastering Station at my band's HQ. If anyone is looking for a good set of active's that don't take up much space/are shielded, and require a lot of great sound/volume then these beautiful monitors r what ur looking for. Thanx again Sweetwater!
Very happy with the monitors. Does very well in our small studio. Plenty of power. Sound quality if very nice.
Bought these to connect to a turntable. Sound great! The cable to connect the speakers together is only about 3 feet long which is kinda odd, but thankfully I had an extra 10 footer laying around.
Gives the sound you need to make a quality mix, but needs more low end. Overall worth the money.
I bought these for simple home demos.
The only compliant I have is that the bass frequencies are VERY exaggerated due to the front ports,even with the boost turned off. I bought some rubber plugs from the local hardware store and plugged the 4 front ports,now they sound great and even. I jwouldn't use them in a pro environment,but they suit my needs just fine. These are a real bargain for anyone in need of decent monitors
fair performing speakers. not as much bass response as maudio bx5 but much cheaper
These monitors actually sounded really good. The bass was nice, the sound was clear, except for the whine. (not to be confused with active monitor hiss, that is normal) This whine was much louder than the hiss, and would oscillate with any sound going through it, especially voices.
We got a second pair (as a replacement) and the whine was still present on the replacement ones. If you do get lucky and get a pair without any of the whine, then they are definitely worth keeping. But I think its a common manufacturing problem for these particular speakers, which is why I give them 2 stars. If they didn't have that whine they would easily get 4.5 stars or higher!
I was disappointed in the power output of these speakers. I'm sending them back for another set. I now know that most of the studio monitor power specs are "music peak" not "RMS" and I understand why studio monitors are expensive. Quality really does cost you an investment. I would compare them to computer speakers, except they are larger and only slightly more powerful. The 40 watts specified really is closer to 10 or 15 watts RMS.
These are o.k. for a mobile laptop set up but the audio is NOT studio quality.
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