Alesis Monitor One
Alesis Monitor One

Monitor One, Passive Monitor from Alesis in the Monitor One series.

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Average Score:4.1( 4.1/5 based on 7 reviews )
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moosers's review

Alesis Monitor One
Alesis' Monitor One MK1's are a set of passive studio monitors. They're designed for any application in the studio, but you'll probably find these more in home studios than you would professional studios, or at least you won't find them as your main near fields in a pro studio. Since the monitors are passive, they'll require an external power amplifier. I don't remember off the top of my head the power amp used with the set of particular Monitor One's that I've used, as they're at a client's home studio, but I do know that it's also an Alesis power amplifier. The Monitor One MK1's differ from the newer version in that I believe the new ones are active and won't need an external power amplifier...


The sound of the Alesis Monitor One MK1's is overall pretty good. While certainly not the most accurate monitors in the world in terms of having the full frequency spectrum covered, they do seem to be pretty true and translate well. I'd compare them to something like a Yamaha NS-10, but I think they sound a bit better since they cover the low end a little better. They're probably not the best for mixing, but can do the job if you know them well. I'd recommend them for a home studio owner or as a B set of speakers in a larger professional studio.


The Alesis Monitor One MK1's aren't a bad choice for a budget set of monitors for your studio. They're not going to change the game by any stretch, but they're solid and shouldn't cost much if you can find them used. If you can't, there is the MKII version that don't cost a lot, although I don't know exactly how they compare here. Overall, these are a cool little set of monitors but probably not for the pro's.

phraseland's review

Alesis Monitor One
They have been on the market for years now and when I started my research on good monitors with a decent price tag this name always popped up. I am not quite sure anymore why I originally chose the passive versions (I also bought an Alesis RA-100 Amp).
There is nothing much to say about these speakers - two separate drivers for highs and lows and connections on the back for speaker cables. I would have preferred to have a couple of Jack inputs as well. Also in the version I own (I bought them about 9 years ago) they had little protective covers on the corners that fell off by just looking at them...really annoying. I think they fixed that though with the 'mkII' version.
I use them mainly for mixdown at home.


I think these speakers are quite accurate. They lack a bit of low mids so when mixing down I have to be careful to not add too much around 200Hz. I also always thought that the stereo image could be a bit broader - I believe this issue has been vastly improved especially with their active speakers.
As I said - the sound does not get enhanced (unlike a lot of other monitors) and you have a pretty good picture of the sound you are mixing. I sometimes wish for highs to be a bit more airy and the lows to be a bit more present.


After nine years of use I am still quite happy with them although I am planning on having them replaced by their active counterparts here pretty soon. I believe that there really isn't the perfect studio monitor as they all do have a certain character. The more you mix with one the more you get to know it. The Monitor One does not really sound 'nice' but that is a compliment because I can have that later on my stereo. I want a good representation of the sound I am working on and the Monitor One does deliver just that.

I could have done with a few more connections on the back. Also the way they were built back then was not as good as it could have been. Again - this has been vastly improved.

Picasso1402's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Alesis Monitor One
- What technical specifications motivated your choice? Price
- For what purpose? Mobile studio
- What amp / What configuration? ASB Executive Audio Monitor Amp


- The curve frequency drives is it neutral enough? No, a hollow in the lower medium is to mix trsgnante gnral.
- Stereo image is good? Yes
- The sound is clear and prcis across the spectrum? Not
- The dynamic is it respect? Enough.


- How long have you use it? 2 years.
- What is the particular feature you like best and least? The best: the price, the least: the quality of sound!
- Have you tried many other models before acqurir? No, and I regret it.
- How do you report qualitprix? Good, but I prfre the new series Monitor One MK2, which is the same price and quality level mieu.
- With the exprience, you do again this choice? Not

fuzznec's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Alesis Monitor One
Alesis Monitor One. I bought on Ebay. It is a house with a studio configurtation JVC amp. I'm using a Behringer Mixer VMX-300. It is true that the corners can peel off (kind of plastic pyramid that are on the corners) but much glue together with glue style "hot glue gun" for joinery .. It gives a good look.


I have been pleasantly surprised for the stereo image, detail inaudible with other moniteur.Tout depending on the triangle from the monitor where it is, the bass is very powerful (sometimes too much if one moves a little too ). The sound is very clear, detailed, real pleasure is when you listen to a vinyl.


I have since 4 months, I have tested it in different rooms and Configuration (Horizontal / Vertical) and often with good strength of his and I'm always surprised by the clarity of sound for the price ridiculous. I have to hesitate between Behringer passive vents and JBL. But were the one who stood out from the crowd.

Jeldora's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Alesis Monitor One
Features: see data.
Usage: Small Home Studio ...
Configuration: I think the amp is best for these speakers is the RA150 from the same manufacturer. I use it behind a small table Behringer EURORACK MX802A, home itself a Korg Triton LE, a Macbook with an external card Creative (from meeerde) and a small CD player Denon.


The frequency curve is relatively neutral in its price range of course. However, it is a pleasure to see that small blocks like these may sound as clean out the whole spectrum, although it lacks a little depth. Stereo sound, bass that does not drool, only the acute stay may be a little strident. But with a good set upstream, quickly corrected ...

In fact, from a minimum of time on the set upstream, we get very quickly a perfect sound for the use to which the Monitor One is intended.


I use them for almost 5 years and I've never had any problems with. Small problem though: the protection of the corners are glued, and come off after a few months. Result: you end up with small guards who walk around the room, and when one wants to pick up, it does not ... Note also the membrane of the tweeter is extremely fragile, especially not to touch.

For the rest, at that price, it's really a very good job, clean and precise. Going straight to the point: for the budget is one of the best choices. Alesis Monitor One trio Alesis RA150 + + Behringer EURORACK MX802A will cost you currently less than 400 euros (close to 300 if you're doing well), for my part is what I have and it is well suited to Use "student (ie broke) passion" of mine.

mitt67's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Alesis Monitor One
Passive speakers that I use the amp with the same mark 'Alesis RA150' ... a beautiful couple!
I use them mainly to boost my piano sound and digital and nickel!


The curve allows for frequency drives good mix sound without too dnaturer ... attention to do when even a little too low made ...
The overall sound and clear and does not tire the ears.


I now use for about 4 years and it is my monitor speakers Premire! I could hear other monitors (often more expensive) o rendering n'tait not as good! So I think I made a good choice in this range!
VR SPIRIT05/19/2003

VR SPIRIT's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Alesis Monitor One
I use it for my home studio on a computer music amp Interm


The stereo image is well respected with a good dynamic


I use them for 2 years, it's my first enclosure monitor, being given my budjet I think it's a good choice compared qualitprix