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Alesis M1 Active 320 USB

Alesis M1 Active 320 USB
alaScore 87

149 reviews

Jun, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 149 reviews of Alesis M1 Active 320 USB. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Speakers for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Speakers the Alesis M1 Active 320 USB is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 33 user reviews of Alesis M1 Active 320 USB from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Speakers on

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This summary is based on the products: Alesis M1-520 Active Monitors (pair)Alesis M1-520 Active Monitors (pair)

Jun, 2018

Expert review by : John Schaffer and Rob Baum (

Lab Analysis: Alesis M1


PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICSThe Alesis M1 Active Monitor's enclosure is a bass reflex design with dual, elbowed ports. The 1.5-inch-diameter ports are flared at the baffle, go into the enclosure 5 inches, take a 90degrees turn, and terminate on a 45degrees...

Spectral contamination, which measures the nonharmonic distortion, is good but not great. Most of the peaks (input tones) are 50 dB above the noise floor, but there are a couple of data points at which the noise is only around 40 dB down.

Oct, 1999

Expert review by : Joshua Virata (

Alesis M1 Active 320USB Speaker System


If you've got room on your desk and are looking for a pair of desktop speakers, the Alesis M1 Active 320USB is a pair that you should check out. They are pro-grade speakers that offer both audio playback and audio recording capabilities. The M1's have...

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Alesis M1Active 620 review


Each of the M1 Active 620 speakers is bigger than most PC speakers' subwoofers, but they don't look too imposing.

Jul, 2013

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True Sound


I've tried many different speakers for my computer and I have been disappointed with all of them. I decided to use a better speaker. Unlike most powered reference speakers, these are shipped by the pair. Huge improvement over my AudioEngine 2...

They are exactly what they say they are

None, but I knew what I was getting. See other thoughts

Mar, 2011

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take these monitors with you


Within minutes of setting these speakers up, the left (slave) speaker would intermittently lose the audio signal for as long as 15 to 30 seconds at a time. Since this is a slave speaker with the au...

Oct, 2011

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solid monitors


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...

Oct, 2011

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Use these for your mix!


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 ye...

Aug, 2011

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A low price for a great mix!


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...

Jul, 2011

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Great Sound For Price


The things I like most about them is the sound that you get, I think that for the price I paid for these monitors they are really good value. I like the size of them but I would go bigger if I coul...

Mar, 2011

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User review Alesis M1 Active 520 by moosers on Audiofanzine


The Alesis M1 Active 520s definitely seem to be some of the best bang for your buck when you are looking in the world of home studio monitors. While these might not be on par for professional stud...

May, 2010

Product Specifications

By combining the company's expertise in reference monitor design with the proven track record in studio amplification, Alesis' new M1 Active Biamplified Reference Monitor offers the incredibly accurate response that perfectly translates to every playback system. Its internal active crossover and custom-designed dual amplifiers ensure an extremely consistent performance under a variety of different studio conditions and program material. The result is a broad, extremely flat frequency response, clear imaging with a wide sweet spot, high power handling and detailed high- and mid-frequency response that only a professional powered monitor can deliver. With the lineage of the TEC Award-winning Monitor One Studio Reference Monitor, Alesis speakers have already become a standard in project and professional studios around the world. If you are looking for the same great accuracy and detailed response in a powered system that's truly affordable, the answer is clear: the new M1 Active form Alesis.

Dimensions & Weight



Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Alesis M1 Active

Speaker System

Amplification Type:Active
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Crossover Channel Qty:2-way
Response Bandwidth:50 - 20000Hz
Speaker System Type:Left / right channel speakers