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Active Monitor from Alesis belonging to the M1 series

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  • LeBohémienLeBohémien

    Alesis M1Active MKIIPublished on 11/09/05 at 18:49
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    I was looking for a pair of monitors "inexpensive to work my prods before going into the studio, I have possd passive one million previously, I used much for listening HI-FI as for r settings of my instrumentals ...
    I produce hip hop instrumentals.

    SONORITS

    Neutral is really not the word that characterizes them, the image is large enough for the speakers in this price, the sound is quite clear in the treble, more rough in mdiums and dsastreux in .The low passive model that I used before with RA150 amp was more prcis in acute and mdiums but totally dpourvu bass, I wanted to step to this problem with the active model and j ' could finally hear my bass, but in a "mess" amazing ... I wo…
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    I was looking for a pair of monitors "inexpensive to work my prods before going into the studio, I have possd passive one million previously, I used much for listening HI-FI as for r settings of my instrumentals ...
    I produce hip hop instrumentals.

    SONORITS

    Neutral is really not the word that characterizes them, the image is large enough for the speakers in this price, the sound is quite clear in the treble, more rough in mdiums and dsastreux in .The low passive model that I used before with RA150 amp was more prcis in acute and mdiums but totally dpourvu bass, I wanted to step to this problem with the active model and j ' could finally hear my bass, but in a "mess" amazing ... I would go even further, it is difficult to choose precisely a low type from those speakers.

    NOTICE GLOBAL

    I use them for 2 years now and I knew that in this range of speakers, you should not expect to much but I wanted tent stroke, compared to the very attractive price which remains THE greatest asset these speakers.
    I worked on a few pairs of speakers before (Dynaudio, yamaha, samson, Mackie, tannoy, Genelec ...) and it is almost the worst ...
    I think when no monitor speakers, has still valid, they are almost the only ones in this range accessible to all.
    Looking back, I do not have that choice, I am now persuaded of the importance of conomiser to buy a very good pair of monitors is the basis of a studio and n 'There are no secrets for me the best references are the Gnlec 1030 series and the new Dynaudio, but it is above all a matter of taste.
    Alesis ... Hmm !!! They are weird these people right?
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  • amandinemelowwamandinemeloww

    felted

    Alesis M1Active MKIIPublished on 11/02/14 at 09:49
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    What characteristics have motivated your choice?
    Price
    For what purpose?
    studio
    What amp / What configuration?
    integrated amp.

    SOUNDS

    The frequency curve is sufficiently neutral?
    it is not. the sound is very flattering bottom. no need to sub, they fall below the 40hz.

    The stereo image is good?
    I can not find. This said with a headphone that this work easily

    The sound is clear and precise across the spectrum?
    yes it is accurate. retrais slightly in the midrange. we feel they are cut for its electronic

    The dynamics are respected?
    Yes. the small flute to make to the thunderous bass, there is no problem.

    OVERALL OPINION

    How long have you use it? …
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    What characteristics have motivated your choice?
    Price
    For what purpose?
    studio
    What amp / What configuration?
    integrated amp.

    SOUNDS

    The frequency curve is sufficiently neutral?
    it is not. the sound is very flattering bottom. no need to sub, they fall below the 40hz.

    The stereo image is good?
    I can not find. This said with a headphone that this work easily

    The sound is clear and precise across the spectrum?
    yes it is accurate. retrais slightly in the midrange. we feel they are cut for its electronic

    The dynamics are respected?
    Yes. the small flute to make to the thunderous bass, there is no problem.

    OVERALL OPINION

    How long have you use it?
    3 or 4 years

    What is so special that you like most and least?
    as:
    the response in the low frequency
    staining

    the least?
    stereo that only a little
    lack of settings (no EQ for serious example

    Have you tried many other models before buying it?
    Yes. a few

    How would you rate the quality / price?
    good overall.

    With experience, you do again this choice?

    yes extra speaker. a more neutral pair (type Yam 'or Adams) can be a plus. counters this by highlighting, that these walls are pleasant to use throughout the day. it is not tiring. However, they should be know to lay a proper mix!
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  • -Livingroom--Livingroom-

    Good for beginners.

    Alesis M1Active MKIIPublished on 11/19/13 at 03:10
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    The amp included within motivated me to buy it, and again I already knew these speakers, their sound etc. .. I wanted for my home studio, waiting to have more money to pay me to listen better.

    SOUNDS

    the stereo image is not bad, however the frequency level it has bass too (and at the same time it has no sub) and I notice a lot of holes in the spectrum, which reflects the price !

    OVERALL OPINION

    I use them for my own personal use dpuis almost a year, I like well inscribed side and its price, after at her we can do better, however to note that they are of great speakers for multimedia on the ordi!
  • EnéhelEnéhel

    Very good for monitoring and / or rehearsals

    Alesis M1Active MKIIPublished on 10/10/13 at 01:06
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    Branding and following the advice of a friend.
    Use in rehearsal and replay recordings.
    Mixer configured with the same brand itself connected instrument and a PC + Cubase 5.

    SOUNDS

    RAS
    Its very clear and precise.
    Stereo, dynamic and correct frame rate.

    OVERALL OPINION

    These are my first monitor speakers and I use them for 9 months.
    The accuracy of the sound is very significant if one is confined to use studio / repeat.
    I recommend this product if it is used in the sense of its design.
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    Branding and following the advice of a friend.
    Use in rehearsal and replay recordings.
    Mixer configured with the same brand itself connected instrument and a PC + Cubase 5.

    SOUNDS

    RAS
    Its very clear and precise.
    Stereo, dynamic and correct frame rate.

    OVERALL OPINION

    These are my first monitor speakers and I use them for 9 months.
    The accuracy of the sound is very significant if one is confined to use studio / repeat.
    I recommend this product if it is used in the sense of its design.
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  • danardfdanardf

    We manage to get something.

    Alesis M1Active MKIIPublished on 06/20/13 at 04:49
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    Bandwidth:
    45 Hz-22 kHz 2 kHz cutoff
    One hundred Watts. Max

    I used Home Studio.
    From time to time back stage.

    SOUNDS

    The frequency curve is sufficiently neutral and the sound is clear and precise on the spectrum?
    No, be careful. You might miss mixes.

    The stereo image is good?
    Not too bad actually.

    OVERALL OPINION

    How long have you use it?
    Few years (5 years I would say)

    Have you tried many other models before buying it?
    No

    What is the particular feature you like best and least?
    (+)
    The value for money.
    The internal amplification.

    (-)
    No adjustment Hard / Bass
    Low.
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    Bandwidth:
    45 Hz-22 kHz 2 kHz cutoff
    One hundred Watts. Max

    I used Home Studio.
    From time to time back stage.

    SOUNDS

    The frequency curve is sufficiently neutral and the sound is clear and precise on the spectrum?
    No, be careful. You might miss mixes.

    The stereo image is good?
    Not too bad actually.

    OVERALL OPINION

    How long have you use it?
    Few years (5 years I would say)

    Have you tried many other models before buying it?
    No

    What is the particular feature you like best and least?
    (+)
    The value for money.
    The internal amplification.

    (-)
    No adjustment Hard / Bass
    Low.
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  • earzearz

    not very jojo ....

    Alesis M1Active MKIIPublished on 03/21/13 at 04:42
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    j we have not chosen me has passed on ....

    SOUNDS

    very bad on all points:
    - Low and excessive drooling.
    - Acute weaklings
    - Mediums nonexistent
    - >> Phase coherence in rescues!

    conclusion impossible to work with this stuff.

    OVERALL OPINION

    However useful for controlling a mix:
    if it sounds (a little) in the mix is ​​that my c holds up.

    FYI I usually work on Focal Solo B6 and HR824 ...
  • OSROSR

    value for great price

    Alesis M1Active MKIIPublished on 01/19/13 at 17:29
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    What motivated me to buy: price, power
    I used for the composition of electronic music, electroacoustic music and symphonic

    SOUNDS

    there is a bump in the low frequency

    OVERALL OPINION

    I use them for more than 2 years
    what I love most: value for money!
    I like the Witness: no adjustment (except volume)
    They are ideal for pregnant started composing or mixing
    when will I change my hs system for yamaha HS80 + subwoofer bass (the 3/4 of the studio)
  • arviwanarviwan

    Good quality / price ratio

    Alesis M1Active MKIIPublished on 01/14/13 at 06:51
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    I had a price on a model expo, and they have faithfully served me for several years. They were my only two monitors output table Yamaha 01v.
    I honestly do not remember when or at what price I had had.

    SOUNDS

    The sound quality and power are good enough. The weak point is the definition in the bottom of the spectrum: it is both vague and too flattering. This is my Dynaudio BM5 sure which replaced the Alesis are infinitely better in every way, but it does not play in the same league!

    OVERALL OPINION

    This is a good product to learn to "listen" and blending. But it must be replaced for sure, when ... do not worry, your ears will tell you!
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    I had a price on a model expo, and they have faithfully served me for several years. They were my only two monitors output table Yamaha 01v.
    I honestly do not remember when or at what price I had had.

    SOUNDS

    The sound quality and power are good enough. The weak point is the definition in the bottom of the spectrum: it is both vague and too flattering. This is my Dynaudio BM5 sure which replaced the Alesis are infinitely better in every way, but it does not play in the same league!

    OVERALL OPINION

    This is a good product to learn to "listen" and blending. But it must be replaced for sure, when ... do not worry, your ears will tell you!
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  • lebrestoitlebrestoit

    not bad

    Alesis M1Active MKIIPublished on 06/08/12 at 08:35
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    .

    SOUNDS

    .

    OVERALL OPINION

    good little speaker home studio is not the top level quailité greatly but enough for someone who begins
  • earzearz

    FOR ME: VERY BAD BUT USEFUL ...

    Alesis M1Active MKIIPublished on 02/25/12 at 19:53
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    can imported characteristics, only listens account ...

    SOUNDS

    not everything is bad ....

    OVERALL OPINION

    Attention *** This review does that has my tastes and my ears, it does not exist for each ideal speaker must find his feet shoe ***

    They lent me these speakers that I use for several months.
    it sounds bad ... among others:
    - No phase coherence between the speaker therefore totally spatialization draft
    - Low and excessive drooling which masks the whole spectrum.
    - The coup medium lacking

    The only reason that I keep is that just the sound of these boxes is horrible and if I happen to do almost sounded something in there that tells me that my mix will hol…
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    can imported characteristics, only listens account ...

    SOUNDS

    not everything is bad ....

    OVERALL OPINION

    Attention *** This review does that has my tastes and my ears, it does not exist for each ideal speaker must find his feet shoe ***

    They lent me these speakers that I use for several months.
    it sounds bad ... among others:
    - No phase coherence between the speaker therefore totally spatialization draft
    - Low and excessive drooling which masks the whole spectrum.
    - The coup medium lacking

    The only reason that I keep is that just the sound of these boxes is horrible and if I happen to do almost sounded something in there that tells me that my mix will hold the road anywhere. Especially for the low end (treble are non-existent anyway ...)
    ringing because this stuff is the high-flying, unlike good monitor speakers that they are the failure to accept everything without much flinching.

    j finally adds that to do this we need another pair of monitors worthy of the name (in my case Focal Solo6)
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  • yovokpevyyovokpevy

    Too much flattery in his

    Alesis M1Active MKIIPublished on 02/25/12 at 04:44
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    for studio

    SOUNDS

    too pretty

    OVERALL OPINION

    I use them for 10 years, I was really beginning to telling then I realized that I would never do with a good mix, not too low neutral enough I now Génélec and a good pair of 10 ns when a it is my Mk2 Premium salon.
  • Michel MouchelMichel Mouchel

    Alesis M1Active MKIIPublished on 05/19/03 at 09:56
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    The Alesis M1 Active MkII possdent all CHARACTERISTICS DSurround environment adapted home / small studio or rgy: small size, bass reflex, blind anti-Casing OEM, input are jack / XLR
    I just particulirement will appreciate the quality of the finish, and Reduces footprint (less than 9 kg pice, dimensions 381mm x 216mm x 248mm)

    SOUNDS

    The Guided Tour is a relatively neutral and filing Stereo is clear and prcise.

    The beach is covered frequency drives enjoyable tense. In particular, the bass reflex works well: the low possdent a great depth while maintaining an acceptable DEFINITIONS.

    The definition of these speakers, their quality of analysis, is their strong point. As such, t…
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    The Alesis M1 Active MkII possdent all CHARACTERISTICS DSurround environment adapted home / small studio or rgy: small size, bass reflex, blind anti-Casing OEM, input are jack / XLR
    I just particulirement will appreciate the quality of the finish, and Reduces footprint (less than 9 kg pice, dimensions 381mm x 216mm x 248mm)

    SOUNDS

    The Guided Tour is a relatively neutral and filing Stereo is clear and prcise.

    The beach is covered frequency drives enjoyable tense. In particular, the bass reflex works well: the low possdent a great depth while maintaining an acceptable DEFINITIONS.

    The definition of these speakers, their quality of analysis, is their strong point. As such, the high precision mdiums parat trs good. The fineness of danalyse Alesis makes a real work of sound in the dtail.
    Jai t particulirement sensitive analytical quality of these speakers. Some competitors (Truth. ..) can have a more flattering, but at least I think prcis.

    OVERALL OPINION

    Targeting the growing segment of clientle home studio, many products on the jostle of crneau Active Monitors at good prices. The Alesis qualitprix view a report that places them clearly among the products most of this INTERESTED CATEGORY.

    Obviously for this price range, not everything can be perfect, and larbitrage between the benefits and the default DIFFERENT MODELS is also a matter of subjectivism. Personally, jai t particulirement sensitive their precision, the width of the bandwidth and quality of the image stro.

    One thing is certain, cest Quon is on not to be mistaken with the Alesis compltement.
    To cost!
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  • FokinFokin

    Alesis M1Active MKIIPublished on 01/03/04 at 08:13
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    Overall I am bluffing by CHARACTERISTICS next to the price ... even if other brands such as Fostex, Behringer ... offer good stuff in the same price range.

    SOUNDS

    I really apprcie and I find them quite homogne the entire spectrum of other despite their low prices and volume have a nice return in the low (sometimes too but has to r gle with a bit of tissue).

    OVERALL OPINION

    Before the Alesis I first tried the Behringer B2031, the Genelec 1029A, Yamaha MSP5-10 and Fostex.

    I apprcie normment PCQ

    1) it does cause me ear fatigue after many hours (friends of the ears) and that's a factor to which I attach great importance.
    2) they have a bass response (due to their i…
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    Overall I am bluffing by CHARACTERISTICS next to the price ... even if other brands such as Fostex, Behringer ... offer good stuff in the same price range.

    SOUNDS

    I really apprcie and I find them quite homogne the entire spectrum of other despite their low prices and volume have a nice return in the low (sometimes too but has to r gle with a bit of tissue).

    OVERALL OPINION

    Before the Alesis I first tried the Behringer B2031, the Genelec 1029A, Yamaha MSP5-10 and Fostex.

    I apprcie normment PCQ

    1) it does cause me ear fatigue after many hours (friends of the ears) and that's a factor to which I attach great importance.
    2) they have a bass response (due to their incredible volume).
    3) they are relatively neutral and in any case far from certain speakers but strong trend monitoring prtendues Hi-fi.

    Their quality-price ratio is incredible: 400 EUR pair is amazing.
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  • darkpulsedarkpulse

    Alesis M1Active MKIIPublished on 01/26/04 at 06:01
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    CHARACTERISTICS, see manufacturer ...
    adjustments to the low acute t have desirable ...

    SOUNDS

    Ok, this week I go to a dernire Magasi its monitors to choose me. In this range, they offer me the Alesis and Fostex PM-1, that's all they had in stock

    Good with prvu the blow, I brought a bunch of cd of all styles test ....
    First song: Hallucinogen Horrorgram: synth lines in all directions, small subtle effects etc ...
    Go zou go: high-volume, gives a pretty good: good bass good Submitted, almost balanced mids, treble mtalliques a little but hey I was going to j heard worse
    Therefore test the normal volume (<95 dB) .. and is the cata ...
    o they are mediums? that the low vol…
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    CHARACTERISTICS, see manufacturer ...
    adjustments to the low acute t have desirable ...

    SOUNDS

    Ok, this week I go to a dernire Magasi its monitors to choose me. In this range, they offer me the Alesis and Fostex PM-1, that's all they had in stock

    Good with prvu the blow, I brought a bunch of cd of all styles test ....
    First song: Hallucinogen Horrorgram: synth lines in all directions, small subtle effects etc ...
    Go zou go: high-volume, gives a pretty good: good bass good Submitted, almost balanced mids, treble mtalliques a little but hey I was going to j heard worse
    Therefore test the normal volume (<95 dB) .. and is the cata ...
    o they are mediums? that the low volume ringing loudly and widely Submitted drool over all the cots ... the treble is ultra metal and break the eardrums ....
    So neutrality curve rponse: hahahaha I laugh .... least to the bottom, but I have neighbors ...
    I think that is perhaps the song, but nothing will actually spend all my CD and it's getting worse, even the seller can not get to sell stuff like a..
    the
    Stereo image is not too bad, I could not judge well becaufe the HP taient a bit too close

    dynamics is not bad ... in the low, otherwise the cata ...

    Finally, it is not too bad either, it's far better than a hi-fi, but hey, mixi without mediums and with super low slobbering ... pes is gnial

    OVERALL OPINION

    Conclusion: I tried a lot of models in this price range: Fostex, M-Audio, Behringer and others a bit more expensive: Mackie 624, V6, 1031 and ... far Comments: I fell in love with these small, must be said that for the price diffrence with Alesis (150 euros) but then nothing see nothing, the monitor is real (even if not descend low trs trs low, but good with a sub, a password)

    The Alesis is not the worse of their categories (behringer ....) ... but surely not the best (fostex my taste, M, or audio)

    see so
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  • asbestosasbestos

    Alesis M1Active MKIIPublished on 01/27/04 at 10:33
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    Trs good on paper as in situ

    SOUNDS

    Stereo Image +
    bandwidth +
    no tiredness +

    OVERALL OPINION

    Trs well but I keep my tests
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