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Alesis M1 Active 320 USB Studio Monitor Pair  

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Alesis M1 Active 320 powered monitor speakers make a lot of sense on your studio desktop and for field recording and other traveling audio engineers. The Alesis monitors connect via USB to your laptop... Click To Read More About This Product

Available 07-06-2017 You will not be charged until order ships. Email me when this is in stock.

Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
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$790.00
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Overview

Alesis M1 Active 320 powered monitor speakers make a lot of sense on your studio desktop and for field recording and other traveling audio engineers. The Alesis monitors connect via USB to your laptop or computer for plug-and-play listening. These compact speakers are equipped with I/O for connecting a keyboard, mic preamp, guitar effects, mixer, and other audio components for easy computer recording.

M1 Active 320 monitor speakers deliver 16-bit/44.1-48kHz audio quality through a USB 1.1 port--without the need for special drivers. A Bass Boost switch increases the low-end for monitoring in big spaces. Besides the USB cable, the I/O includes quality 1/4" plugs and standard RCA jacks, a TRS headphone output, two unbalanced 1/4" phone jacks inputs, a stereo 1/8" mini-jack input, and stereo RCA inputs. Another nice benefit is that each monitor speaker is magnetically shielded, so you won't have to worry about placing them near TVs or computers.

Features
  • USB 1.1 audio interface
  • 16-Bit/44.1-48 kHz recording and playback
  • Pro-grade 1/4" plugs and standard RCA jacks
  • TRS Headphone output
  • Two unbalanced 1/4" phone jack inputs
  • Stereo 1/8" TRS mini-jack input
  • Stereo RCA inputs
  • 1/8" TS output to passive speaker (cable included)
  • Switchable power supply
Specifications
    • Woofer: 3" lightweight, magnetically-shielded
    • Tweeter: 1" silk dome
    • Frequency Response: 80Hz-20kHz
    • Power: 10W per channel RMS
    • Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 88dB weighted
    • Digital Conversion: 16-bit delta sigma, 44.1kHz or 48kHz sampling rate
    • Dimensions: 6"D x 5"W x 7.5"H (each)
Warranty
MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
One year parts and labor warranty on all keyboards, DAT, and modules.
One year or 1500 hour warranty (whichever comes first) on tape heads.
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(No warranties are sent with product.)


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AlesisM1 Active 320 USB Studio Monitor Pair
 
4.3

(based on 27 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Incredible sound, well worth it at this low of a price.

Quick and effortless plug-n-play monitors. I record with a home studio in Audacity, and the M1Active was recognized alongside my Behringer Xenyx which also has a USB interface (I have a laptop with...Read complete review

Quick and effortless plug-n-play monitors. I record with a home studio in Audacity, and the M1Active was recognized alongside my Behringer Xenyx which also has a USB interface (I have a laptop with Windows XP). The change is definitely there because I used to be dealing with my comp's built-in speakers. Everything sounds like it should, and I'm even hearing nuances I've never noticed before. Great flat response for accurate mixing. The Bass Boost feature is phenomenal, too - not overwhelming like you'll get with a lot of these units. Listened to a U2 playlist on my computer today and the sound was massive. Wow! Granted, I am in a medium-scale apartment, so this is more suited for that kind of intimate application. These obviously won't put out the loudest sound but they work very well for what I do.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Dont waste your money

These monitors are junk, there's simply no other way to describe them. The sound quality is flat and lifeless, the highs are muffled and the bass is distorted and flubby. I didnt have...Read complete review

These monitors are junk, there's simply no other way to describe them. The sound quality is flat and lifeless, the highs are muffled and the bass is distorted and flubby. I didnt have much time to evaluate these, as the right channel/speaker blew out less than a week after I bought them. Summation: Very poor quality masked by a good name. I expected a lot more from Alesis. My local GC made everything right. GC has a great return policy, but if not for that, this purchase would have been a total loss.

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(49 of 56 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Incredible sound, well worth it at this low of a price.

By Chris

from Colorado

Comments about Alesis M1 Active 320 USB Studio Monitor Pair:

Quick and effortless plug-n-play monitors. I record with a home studio in Audacity, and the M1Active was recognized alongside my Behringer Xenyx which also has a USB interface (I have a laptop with Windows XP). The change is definitely there because I used to be dealing with my comp's built-in speakers. Everything sounds like it should, and I'm even hearing nuances I've never noticed before. Great flat response for accurate mixing. The Bass Boost feature is phenomenal, too - not overwhelming like you'll get with a lot of these units. Listened to a U2 playlist on my computer today and the sound was massive. Wow! Granted, I am in a medium-scale apartment, so this is more suited for that kind of intimate application. These obviously won't put out the loudest sound but they work very well for what I do.

(39 of 39 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

perfect product

By recordit-reviews

from Syracuse NY

Comments about Alesis M1 Active 320 USB Studio Monitor Pair:

excellent product - great monitors - plus great USB interface - forget Maudio, forget guitar snake - this does it all, with stereo in and out, plus it is a great pair of studio monitors - even the volume knob (which is also on/off switch) is rubber coated like pro gear, Every thing about this product is heavy and pro quality. Very well packed. Mac and Windows compatible. highly recommended - not sure why this is not more well known (probably because it makes multiple other items obsolete and unnecessary)

(29 of 29 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Exactly What I Was Looking For!

By The Chief Beat Thief

from McLean, VA

Comments about Alesis M1 Active 320 USB Studio Monitor Pair:

These economical mini-monitors sound great and pack a surprising punch. They have a variety of inputs (see pics) and are perfect for a home studio setup, especially if you're like me and you need to take a break from the headphones from time to time. Don't worry, they get plenty loud. For the money, these speakers are well-designed and an exceptional value. If you're looking for cost-effective studio monitors without compromising sound, look no further...and buy these!

(28 of 29 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Alesis 320 USB monitors

By David Castagna

from New York

Comments about Alesis M1 Active 320 USB Studio Monitor Pair:

Get out and get these. Everything you have just read is TRUE !!! The are incredible !!!!!!!!!

(13 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Why is the price so cheap?

By Dave

from Philadelphia, PA

Comments about Alesis M1 Active 320 USB Studio Monitor Pair:

It doesn't matter how good your monitors sound, it matters how accurate they are, and these have a pretty flat, true sounding frequency response. I needed studio monitors so I could mix my project for school at home. I thought these would be thin or muddy sounding because of the price but I was definitely wrong. Also you're getting very accurate dynamics with these. I eventually upgraded to much more expensive monitors and I realized I really didn't need to, although its still nice to see how your mix sounds on different monitors. My only concern is that the frequency response cuts out at 80hz so your not hearing all the low end so you may want to buy a subwoofer or studio head phones to get all the low end. I would suggest these to anyone needs low priced accurate monitors and has a small room that they mix in.

(10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Alessis m1 active 320 usb

By Herman Garcia

from Saginaw, MI

Comments about Alesis M1 Active 320 USB Studio Monitor Pair:

i had read up on these monitors and wanted to try them so bad but i was used to getting a peice of equipment and it not livin up to its rep, but let me tell you there is no way you could get this sound out of any other small monitor in this price range perfect for home setup, the sound is amazing they are well worth the money and they act as a sound card i run my preamp right into the speakers AWSOME

(10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Nice Studio Monitors

By Alcides Duverge

from Miami, Florida

Comments about Alesis M1 Active 320 USB Studio Monitor Pair:

I have a home studio and record my own songs as a hobby, so I found myself in the need of buying a Studio Monitors that fit my needs. This ones are pretty amazing, not only for the price but for the quality. Good response at high and low frecuencys. I love the option of the usb port conexion (no need for intalation's cds, it's plug and play!). For the conexion with my audio interface I had to buy two 1/4" RCA Cables that are not included in the package. As a person in a budget this monitors are definitively the right choice.

(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Big sound in a small, inexpensive package

By Miles

from Crescent City, Ca

Comments about Alesis M1 Active 320 USB Studio Monitor Pair:

These were easy to set up and get going. The moment music started coming out I was surprised at how loud and clear these monitors were. I immediately noticed sound nuances I hadnt heard before, as they actually made the music sound better. You can find a lot of good studio monitors but for less than $100 good luck finding anything that sounds like this.

(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Alesis Speakers are GREAT!

By Jason Hewlett

from SLC, UT

Comments about Alesis M1 Active 320 USB Studio Monitor Pair:

Enjoyed an extremely enhanced musical experience from my old speakers to these new Alesis M1Active 320's, they are powerful, crisp, clean, and able to pick out highs and lows nicely. Great full sound. Love them

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great monitors

By Jesse

from Rochester

Comments about Alesis M1 Active 320 USB Studio Monitor Pair:

If you're on a tight budget and looking to move away from those cheap computer speakers that you have to plug into the headphone port, then these are the speakers for you. I got these with my M-box 2 recording package and they're simply great. They have two 1/4" inputs (left and right), and a usb connection for high quality audio. I use them for listening to music, monitoring when I'm recording, and even if I'm watching youtube videos. They work for everything. The sound is crisp, clean highs, deep lows, and nothing but good sound.

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