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Active Monitor from Alesis belonging to the M1 series.

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  • Urk BoombleepUrk Boombleep

    Alesis M1Active 520Published on 12/11/07 at 07:01
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    Yo!

    I bought these speakers there 6 months, exaspr through my hi-fi chain and my headphones (Sony MDR500) that does not allow me to mix my pieces correctly: Whenever I coutais on monitors with some friends, I went out a notebook, a pen and I noticed that there was anything touch ...

    I bought these Alesis after 2 weeks of research, I hesitated between them and the Prodipe PS5 but many opinions related to me a lack of bass on Prodipe; As data I am mostly full of the big bass electro (Drum'n Bass, Jungle, DubStep) I opt for Alesis, I think 200.

    It is true that paper characteristics are allchantes, and the price is good for what it is; so I put 7.

    SONORITS

    L is not the same: 6 mo…
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    Yo!

    I bought these speakers there 6 months, exaspr through my hi-fi chain and my headphones (Sony MDR500) that does not allow me to mix my pieces correctly: Whenever I coutais on monitors with some friends, I went out a notebook, a pen and I noticed that there was anything touch ...

    I bought these Alesis after 2 weeks of research, I hesitated between them and the Prodipe PS5 but many opinions related to me a lack of bass on Prodipe; As data I am mostly full of the big bass electro (Drum'n Bass, Jungle, DubStep) I opt for Alesis, I think 200.

    It is true that paper characteristics are allchantes, and the price is good for what it is; so I put 7.

    SONORITS

    L is not the same: 6 months that I have, and already I start to tell me that shit then, if I had I would have hardly expected to put 100 more in addition srieux monitors ... Certainly, all i was crazy when installing, nothing to do with the sound of my hifi chain; but now that I got accustomed to it's true that it's a bit hard to spend hours a mixdown to realize that there still gaps on monitors or even the cha hi-fi nes which I rcoute my songs, among friends ...
    For example, my last bit sounds perfectly on my Alesis, and when I listening to my chain, or that of a friend (a Sony not too dgueulasse), we only hear screaming treble (j'xagre voluntarily). And the PS8 Prodipe of a friend, it's downright dbandade the ...

    Certainly I exagre a bit, but I'm picky, and they are "only" 200 pregnant ... But compared to the humming of the manual and technical paper promises, we dchante a bit ...

    NOTICE GLOBAL

    In 6 months, I must admit I did Interim progress of these small speakers thanks standards and to this point I do not regret my purchase.
    But now that I am aware of their flaws, I ask myself: is it mandatory that pregnant 200 have gaps like the Alesis, or is it that these are REALLY M1 Active 520:
    - Poor bottom mdiums
    - Too high in acute
    - Produce a blast, even low volume
    - Not very practical rgler (volume knobs to the rear could be crants)

    In short, a lot of minor complaints overall, but additionns, make me understand the very lev took some monitors. While these Alesis make good service, and it was imperative to invest the inside rather than continue with my hi-fi chain, but one day, when I have more money, I will invest in "real" monitors, it is indispensable.
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  • cyrbcyrb

    Alesis M1Active 520Published on 08/21/13 at 11:42
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    I sought SPEAKER ACTIVE ... THE SELLER OF THE TIME WAS THEREFORE RECOMMENDED Me ... BAD CHOICE. THE NEXT, I REQUEST TO TEST ...

    SOUNDS

    HUM .. MUST NOT EVIL hacks FINDING THE RIGHT OFFER ..

    OVERALL OPINION

    I HAVE USED FOR MORE THAN A YEAR AND I WORK ON DIS AS IT TAKES OTHER PRIORITIES OF PURCHASE BUT GOOD, I RALE STILL NOT BAD .. PRICE LEVEL IS TRUE THAT IS CORRECT BUT AS IT IS SAID .. ALWAYS ON IN FOR HIS MONEY.
  • AustynmusiqueAustynmusique

    Alesis M1Active 520Published on 05/27/13 at 04:57
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    I was looking for a good quality / price for my first monitor speakers for listening use and (especially) Mao report. They are connected to my soundcard output Edirol Ua 101.

    SOUNDS

    As indicated above, it is my first.
    The curve is not totally neutral, I hesitated a long time reading reviews recurring lack of upper midrange. Surprise to find my comfort listening, I, on the EQUAL back speakers, even the lower medium. (Maybe a matter of taste ...). However, I tend to want to build on tapping guitar or piano / vocal.
    I found the dynamics and very good stereo.
    In the endurance, the sound is a little dry to listen to average power.

    OVERALL OPINION

    Bought 140 euros used…
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    I was looking for a good quality / price for my first monitor speakers for listening use and (especially) Mao report. They are connected to my soundcard output Edirol Ua 101.

    SOUNDS

    As indicated above, it is my first.
    The curve is not totally neutral, I hesitated a long time reading reviews recurring lack of upper midrange. Surprise to find my comfort listening, I, on the EQUAL back speakers, even the lower medium. (Maybe a matter of taste ...). However, I tend to want to build on tapping guitar or piano / vocal.
    I found the dynamics and very good stereo.
    In the endurance, the sound is a little dry to listen to average power.

    OVERALL OPINION

    Bought 140 euros used, this is a very good deal for a first purchase. I hesitated a long time with a higher range (Adam) of the same size. But a favorite accessed via a bearing (supporting the budget).

    Otherwise they desire to present the dual price, I do not regret my choice and already redécouvres most titles in my library, including mine.
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  • EricokostonEricokoston

    Not satisfied

    Alesis M1Active 520Published on 11/11/11 at 13:50
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    Motivational characteristics: price, the system of LED blue, red
    Usage: home

    SOUNDS

    ...

    OVERALL OPINION

    ...
  • yoTrakkzyoTrakkz

    solid monitors

    Alesis M1Active 520Published on 10/16/11 at 21:48
    I bought the Alesis M! Active 520 monitors because I needed some small, reasonably priced monitors for my studio. I have to say that I am quite impressed. Lows are tight and focused, with plenty of detail in the mids and highs. What is really nice is that they can be set up for different listening environments via the switches on the back that allow you to tailor the frequency response to suit your needs. No doubt these aren't the smoothest or most detailed monitors in the world, but I have done a lot of mixing on them and the results have held up very well when listening to those mixes on other systems ie. boombox, car stereo, TV speakers, other reference monitors etc. In other words, they…
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    I bought the Alesis M! Active 520 monitors because I needed some small, reasonably priced monitors for my studio. I have to say that I am quite impressed. Lows are tight and focused, with plenty of detail in the mids and highs. What is really nice is that they can be set up for different listening environments via the switches on the back that allow you to tailor the frequency response to suit your needs. No doubt these aren't the smoothest or most detailed monitors in the world, but I have done a lot of mixing on them and the results have held up very well when listening to those mixes on other systems ie. boombox, car stereo, TV speakers, other reference monitors etc. In other words, they do what they are supposed to.


    SOUNDS

    Sounds pretty good, great stereo image and you can also put them next to your screen without worrying about anything being damaged. They have great low response and are pretty accurate. They don’t provide a lot of boom though, but you don’t want a lot of boom when you are mixing on them, you want a nice accurate clear sound.


    OVERALL OPINION

    Overall, 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 acoustics of the room. They are great monitor for the price and will help you get use to mixing music. I recommend 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.
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  • revolarevola

    Alesis M1Active 520Published on 02/19/06 at 05:29
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    Alesis small speakers bi-amplified to use home studio & studio ...
    Adjustable volume and bass level of the rear speakers.
    Simple ...

    SOUNDS

    The sound is amazing for this price range.
    Despite the tiny size, the bass coming out of these speakers are powerful enough. Awesome!
    The treble is clear and well defined I think. They have a small hollow in the midrange, which is not displease me. It provides a comfortable listening I find.
    The stereo image is wide and precise.
    Only the bass is perhaps a little too vague. Very present, but we feel they are less accurate than speakers with a higher level.
    Very good for the price!
    I put 8 normally, but given the price, I add on…
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    Alesis small speakers bi-amplified to use home studio & studio ...
    Adjustable volume and bass level of the rear speakers.
    Simple ...

    SOUNDS

    The sound is amazing for this price range.
    Despite the tiny size, the bass coming out of these speakers are powerful enough. Awesome!
    The treble is clear and well defined I think. They have a small hollow in the midrange, which is not displease me. It provides a comfortable listening I find.
    The stereo image is wide and precise.
    Only the bass is perhaps a little too vague. Very present, but we feel they are less accurate than speakers with a higher level.
    Very good for the price!
    I put 8 normally, but given the price, I add one point ...

    OVERALL OPINION

    I do have heard that a store on listening rather short, but I could compare it with other encintes the same price range, and these are my favorites.
    I compared with Berhinger, of active Tannoy, Yamaha, and another mark I can not remember.
    To each his own way to enjoy the speakers, but they suit me perfectly!
    I find they sound great, without distorting, but still a pleasant listen (more than tannoy for example, which is accurate but less flattering).
    For this price, I find that there is no better ...
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  • pragzpragz

    Alesis M1Active 520Published on 05/10/06 at 12:46
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    The CRITERIA that motivated my choice as mainly financial, I did not really look at all the technical terms dpart ... The fact that it is the Active Monitors adjacent East my choice because I have no amp. Aesthetically they dja taient to my taste.

    For use in home studio in a pice of approximately 12m2.

    Not a small amp pc ...

    SOUNDS

    The curve frequency drives is neutral without being "flat" which has a better home consquence attention while The elements of a song.

    The stereo image is rpart and buttons rglages treble and bass of meds can well adapt to the environment of rglages costs.

    The sound is crystal clear across the spectrum ...

    The dynamics are really transcri…
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    The CRITERIA that motivated my choice as mainly financial, I did not really look at all the technical terms dpart ... The fact that it is the Active Monitors adjacent East my choice because I have no amp. Aesthetically they dja taient to my taste.

    For use in home studio in a pice of approximately 12m2.

    Not a small amp pc ...

    SOUNDS

    The curve frequency drives is neutral without being "flat" which has a better home consquence attention while The elements of a song.

    The stereo image is rpart and buttons rglages treble and bass of meds can well adapt to the environment of rglages costs.

    The sound is crystal clear across the spectrum ...

    The dynamics are really transcribed Fidler (I have test drives that I know by heart ...)

    OVERALL OPINION

    Since this morning but I'm really happy with this purchase so I wanted given my opinion!

    I would say that although the speakers for the bass of this size that are more deadly in an environment more than I should be fast running out of low ...

    Yes I tried edirol has a much higher lev and the minutes were as good if not better.

    Frankly the price is exeptional quality report (for the moment let me go tomorrow if I dgout!)

    Having spend the day over and having seen many of my old mix in default, I Do not hesitate to repeat this choice are indeed of Active Monitors at a cost tr s super attractive and effective for my setup and my environment.
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  • soulfingezsoulfingez

    Alesis M1Active 520Published on 12/30/06 at 04:27
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    Hi all

    I bought these speakers, beginners January 06, following the advice of a salesman who assures me the quality of the product, I can not find good at all ... . home studio, use with electric guitars and acoustic electric, box-effect amplifiers Korg workstation .....

    SOUNDS

    Regarding the quality of the sound, I find middle bcp blowing the speakers too loud (for my taste) when the gain is a high lev without pousssa funds !!!!! , and the mediums are not serious enough support ....

    OVERALL OPINION

    I use regulire in home studio for 11 months just for these products
    After ten months I have a defective speaker and the other also starts messing !!!!!!!!! Alesis M1 Ac…
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    Hi all

    I bought these speakers, beginners January 06, following the advice of a salesman who assures me the quality of the product, I can not find good at all ... . home studio, use with electric guitars and acoustic electric, box-effect amplifiers Korg workstation .....

    SOUNDS

    Regarding the quality of the sound, I find middle bcp blowing the speakers too loud (for my taste) when the gain is a high lev without pousssa funds !!!!! , and the mediums are not serious enough support ....

    OVERALL OPINION

    I use regulire in home studio for 11 months just for these products
    After ten months I have a defective speaker and the other also starts messing !!!!!!!!! Alesis M1 Active 520. When I put the speakers in power, there is no signal, I have to touch or turn the gain knob, which is the back to have a connection there !!!!!!!! ! and now the sound is not as clean at the beginning ... there is breath in pregnant and "graisillements ".... Here is silent if the choice again, I would forever change the speakers and I do not REALLY ratchet products of this brand.
    DSOL but I think a defective product after 10 months is far from good quality and especially the customer service asking me to pay the shipping costs for a product 1-YEAR WARRANTY !!!!!! NO !!!!!!! I will not make that choice!
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  • SnapboySnapboy

    Alesis M1Active 520Published on 07/05/07 at 00:48
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    - What characteristics have motivated your choice?
    The price!

    - For what purpose?
    Home Studio

    - What amp / What configuration? ...
    They are connected to the output of my sound card

    SOUNDS

    - The frequency curve is sufficiently neutral?
    No staining!

    - The stereo image is good?
    No problem amp separated

    - The sound is clear and precise on the spectrum?
    Exellent!

    - The dynamics are respected? ...
    Yes!

    OVERALL OPINION

    - How long have you use it?
    Since 2 weeks

    - What is so special that you like most and least?
    The more the sound! the small LED that changes color in the crete equa

    - Have you tried many other models before buying it?
    mon…
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    - What characteristics have motivated your choice?
    The price!

    - For what purpose?
    Home Studio

    - What amp / What configuration? ...
    They are connected to the output of my sound card

    SOUNDS

    - The frequency curve is sufficiently neutral?
    No staining!

    - The stereo image is good?
    No problem amp separated

    - The sound is clear and precise on the spectrum?
    Exellent!

    - The dynamics are respected? ...
    Yes!

    OVERALL OPINION

    - How long have you use it?
    Since 2 weeks

    - What is so special that you like most and least?
    The more the sound! the small LED that changes color in the crete equa

    - Have you tried many other models before buying it?
    monitoring but no sound HIFI etc. ...

    - How would you rate the quality / price?
    Good

    - With experience, you do again this choice? ...
    Maybe I would take the 620 a bit more expensive but more power!
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  • softcakessoftcakes

    Alesis M1Active 520Published on 01/23/08 at 01:53
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    I bought these speakers because they were active and I hesitated with M1MKII of the same brand, which are fairly used home studio, but the wallet has chosen the former.

    I use them for mixing and mastering for a demo project with my group.

    I work with an audio interface from Alesis iO/26 of (I'm already happier) with Cubase SX.

    Specifications are available on the Alesis site.

    I put 8 because the features seem good and that "if we listen to him," these are the speakers for me.

    SOUNDS

    - The frequency curve is sufficiently neutral?

    No, I do not think so. I started to side tracks we recorded with my group. This made a lot already on the alesis. I decided to stroll a lit…
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    I bought these speakers because they were active and I hesitated with M1MKII of the same brand, which are fairly used home studio, but the wallet has chosen the former.

    I use them for mixing and mastering for a demo project with my group.

    I work with an audio interface from Alesis iO/26 of (I'm already happier) with Cubase SX.

    Specifications are available on the Alesis site.

    I put 8 because the features seem good and that "if we listen to him," these are the speakers for me.

    SOUNDS

    - The frequency curve is sufficiently neutral?

    No, I do not think so. I started to side tracks we recorded with my group. This made a lot already on the alesis. I decided to stroll a little about everything that moves. Logitech speakers on my computer mean that low (some opinions say that the bass is monstrous ...). It's really annoying because I used to mix to a fairly low level. I do not want to have to make the corner to hear the bass. So it does not care shit to the mix. Ditto on the sound of our speakers to repeat (the coxx ...). So here ...

    - The stereo image is good?

    Yes, but that's normal, it's amplified speakers.

    - The sound is clear and precise on the spectrum?

    I'd say it's relative. You can have a good mix, but it still sounded a bit messy compared to the pro.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I use them for a little over a month.

    I like their look (the blue light ptite it does), the fact that they are compact and make it still sound good in general.

    on the other hand, level accuracy and frequency response you can really do better.

    I have not tried other models and I regret it. The choice of wallet, avoid a few times.

    The value is certainly good but for 100 euros more you have the MKII, which are probably much better.

    With the experience I would do not have that choice. I will keep these speakers for listening to music at home (I have no stereo in my apartment). I will try to finish the mix of our demo somehow. When I have the round, I'll buy two "good pairs", which complement each other well, and I buy a mackie big knob to switch between the pairs, no problem like that mix.

    Do not buy these speakers for a mix of very good quality. In a context "model" it can go but ...

    I hope my opinion could be helpful.

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