Improving on an award-winning formula, Alesis reengineered the speaker components of their famous M1 Active to produce the powerful Alesis Monitor 1 Active MKII Powered Monitors. And they didn't boost... Read More
Improving on an award-winning formula, Alesis reengineered the speaker components of their famous M1 Active to produce the powerful Alesis Monitor 1 Active MKII Powered Monitors. And they didn't boost the price. Internal active crossover and newly designed dual amplifiers ensure a broad, extremely accurate frequency response, clear imaging with a wide sweet spot, high power handling and detailed highs and mids. 6.5" woofer cone is high tensile strength, low weight, non-woven carbon fiber providing quicker transient response in the low frequency range and more detailed upper mids. 1" pure silk dome tweeter for natural response and less ear fatigue. Internally mounted phasing plug and ferrofluid cooling. 75-watt woofer amp and 25-watt tweeter amp with 8th-order high-and low-pass electronic crossover filters. 2kHz critical crossover to improve mid-frequency response and midrange coloration. Time alignment circuitry maintains synchronization of the high and low drivers.
Cab offers smooth radiused corners for reduced edge-diffraction and magnetically shielded drivers for use near computer and video monitors. Horizontal or vertical placement.
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(When you invest your money in pro equipment, good tech support is part of the deal.) Considering the reasonable price, these reference monitors are ideal for anyone recording on a budget, or for a serious student. I used to read articles in snooty audio magazines where the writers would talk about good speakers that had "transparency" and "revealed detail." I thought they might full of baloney. First day I started testing different kinds of music on these MK IIs, I was listening to a classic Motown tune and noticed an instrument I had literally never heard before. I don't know how many different sound systems I've heard that song on during the past 30 years, and didn't know until now what it what it was really supposed to sound like. I won't go into huge detail about Alesis tech support. I had a simple hardware problem that I discovered after unpacking the speakers. I logged into the Alesis support forum and explained. Long story short, the responding tech's style was along the lines of "Fer sure, dude, stuff happens. Catch ya later."
I hear this monitors on a friends Studio, and sounds so flat in a good acoustic room, otherwise you will hear a little more bass, that you could fix blocking one of the holes, but is not the idea, better expend for a good bass traps and acoustic panels. These monitor are the best option for that price range, the bass frec. that you will hear are great, better than if you choose a 5" monitor like yamaha hsf 5,. If you have a chance, hear it first, i recomended this monitors, i see it those monitors in a profesionals estudios, they used for reference combining with a proffesional ones. Try it first, buy after, you would not dissapointed. Cheers.
This monitors are well worth the money. I was between these and a pair of M-Audio BX5a's which are in the same price range. I feel these far out preform the BX5's. These speakers have better bottom end to them which reduces the need for a sub and has slightly more accurate reproduction of highs. Overall, these speakers are well worth the money.
I owned a pair of these beauties for 4 years until they gave out. Luckily it was at home when that happened. These monitor speakers have a knob in which you can adjust the volume which really comes in handy. Too bad they don't come up with their own equalizer. Overall, a great buy for a home/house party DJ. I recommend them.
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