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Average Score:3.8( 3.8/5 based on 49 reviews )
 17 reviews35 %
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Audience: Beginners
yoTrakkz08/02/2011

yoTrakkz's review"Use these for your mix!"

Alesis M1Active MKII
The Alesis Monitor 1 MKII Passive Monitors give a great accuracy and flat response at an unbelievable price. They are Magnetically shielded to allow close proximity to video and computer monitors which is great for my setup because my monitors are right beside my computer monitor. I was skeptical about these monitors at first but decided to give them a try. They have great hi,mid, and low range and give you an accurate sound during your mix. Other monitors are too heavy on the low in and makes your mix way to muddy. These have a crystal clear sound that any engineer can appreciate.

SOUNDS

The sound is crystal clear and you cant beat it for 300 dollars. All of the dynamics of these monitors are great, and you would be surprised what they can do. I have been using them for about 3 years now and recently made them my #1 monitors over the KRK. These speakers have a nice sleek black design that can fit into any studio theme/color system. I was also impressed with the bass response from the 6.5 inch woofers, however it does not drown out the mid-range, which is very important in your mix.

OVERALL OPINION

I tried the krk's, and they thump like no other. But when putting it in a different system the mix had way too much bass and low ended. So I went with the MKII's and haven't had a second thought yet. I compare these to the big studio monitors that you pay top dollar for. These monitors will give you the mix you need in any genre of music. The best part about these monitors is you can turn them up and crank them with a problem, the sound will still be crystal clear. The price tag was 300 dollars when I purchased these, and after listening to them for 3 years. I would of paid 800 for them if I had too. Alesis put out a great product with these MKII's.
yoTrakkz07/30/2011

yoTrakkz's review"A low price for a great mix!"

Alesis M1Active MKII
The frequency range of these monitors is why I purchased them. They have very good hi/mid and low frequency. This monitors produced a crystal clear sound, and for the price you just cant beat it.

SOUNDS

Sounds Are Very clear, monitors are built tough and built to last. I have used mine for over 2 years now and haven't had a single problem!

OVERALL OPINION

The best thing I like about these monitors is that for the price of 300 dollars when I purchased them, they have gave me no problems and crystal clear mixing. Usually you have to pay about 1k For a sound like this! Great job Alexis!
Audiofanzine FR12/05/2008

Audiofanzine FR's review

Alesis M1Active MKII
(Originally written by Clusterz/translated from Audiofanzine FR)
No frequency controls, big and rugged cabinet. No useless functions only the essentially necessary is provided. Result: very good sound at a very low price. I like this philosophy: the purpose of monitors is not to impress friends or to look nice but to help you produce music.

SOUNDS

These monitors are a must-have if you want a "smooth" sound at a small price. Many people prefer an "in your face" sound (like the one of my Yamaha monitors) but I wanted monitors with a smoother response to be able to work for hours without getting tired. I also wanted enough low-end to properly mix the bass and the kick. I would have chosen Mackie if I'd had more money. I like the sound of these speakers, which many people don't because of its smooth and unaggressive mids and highs. I work much better with these monitors.

OVERALL OPINION

These inexpensive monitors allow me to produce high-quality mixes.
FP User10/31/2008

FP User's review

Alesis M1Active MKII
No features. Only the connections XLR and the volume knob in the rear. The future 620 will be included some EQ features, a lot of neccesary in this model because of the low frecuencies as I said before.

Price paid: 333 euros

SOUNDS

The sound quality is good, although it has a lot of bass, which fuck up the final mixer. I don't recommend these monitors because of this.

OVERALL OPINION

They seem be builded good.

I returned them back for some KRK monitors. So I not love them.

Originally posted on FutureProducers.com
Posted by: AVL_DIGITAL ( 1-, 2006)
FP User10/31/2008

FP User's review

Alesis M1Active MKII
Standard features for studio speakers. Each speaker is independently powered and has a volume control.

Price paid

$300

SOUNDS

This being my first set of monitors, I can easily say it's the best I've ever heard. It uncanny how at just about any volume level, the sounds are well balanced. In the past I would mixdown, take to the car and listen for deficiencies in the mix, fix and repeat. I find I do that much less these days. I have even found that occasionally my mixes sound BETTER in the car on a stock system than through these monitors.

OVERALL OPINION

Plug and play. I did need to purchase a Y cable to send my computer output directly to the speakers.

Solid as a rock. I have blasted music through these things (intentionally and unintentionally and they continue to perform and sound great.

How can I not love my first set of monitors? I feel they have helped my mixes tremendously.

Originally posted on FutureProducers.com
Posted by: NFX ( 8-, 2005)
FP User10/31/2008

FP User's review

Alesis M1Active MKII
Having them individually powered is great. Nothing missing.

Price paid

$350

SOUNDS

I haven't noticed anything bad about them yet. I've heard better monitors, but i think its tough to beat their sound quality for the price.

OVERALL OPINION

For a short time one of the monitors was making crackling noises. However, that has ceased. They work perfectly now. Neither I or Alesis was able to figure out what the problem was, but unless it starts up again it doesn't really matter.

Invaluable to my production and mixing.

Originally posted on FutureProducers.com
Posted by: AfterDark ( 7-, 2005)
FP User10/31/2008

FP User's review

Alesis M1Active MKII
I like the blue LED power on indicators, hehe.

Price paid

300 pair

SOUNDS

I needed some new monitors and did't have the bucks for what I really wanted so I got these. Great sound for the money!

OVERALL OPINION

They seem to be built well and heavy enough.

I love them a lot considering what I paid for them.

Originally posted on FutureProducers.com
Posted by: pcbiz ( 8-, 2005)
amandinemeloww11/02/2014

amandinemeloww's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" felted"

Alesis M1Active MKII
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!
-Livingroom-11/19/2013

-Livingroom-'s review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Good for beginners."

Alesis M1Active MKII
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!
Enéhel10/10/2013

Enéhel's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Very good for monitoring and / or rehearsals"

Alesis M1Active MKII
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.