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Alesis M1 Active 520

Alesis M1 Active 520
alaScore 87

159 reviews

Nov, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 159 reviews from magazines and websites.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Speakers the Alesis M1 Active 520 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 159 reviews)

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Alesis M1 Active 520

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 20 user reviews of Alesis M1 Active 520 from Amazon.co.uk. 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 Amazon.co.uk.

90% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

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

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Amazon.com review summary for Alesis M1 Active 520

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 31 user reviews of Alesis M1 Active 520 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Speakers on Amazon.com.

94% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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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.

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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.

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Amazing!

 

I purchased these for use with my laptop. Everyone is absolutely flabbergasted by the sound. One can actually "feel" an orchestral bass drum. Of course, the room doesn\'t shake (there are certain physical laws that cannot be violated), but all the...

Excellent Craftsmanship","Great Intonation","Great Sound","Highly Responsive

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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

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Better sound than I expected

 

I didn\'t know whether to give these speakers 4 or 5 stars. There\'s really nothing wrong with them, and the sound is actually much better than I expected. They\'re pretty loud, too. The high end is surprisingly clean: a little crispy but not piercing....

Great Intonation","Great Sound","Highly Responsive

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Better sound than I expected

 

I didn\'t know whether to give these speakers 4 or 5 stars. There\'s really nothing wrong with them, and the sound is actually much better than I expected. They\'re pretty loud, too. The high end is surprisingly clean: a little crispy but not piercing....

Great Intonation","Great Sound","Highly Responsive

The screen caseing lose

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Mine broke after just 12 months.

 

Only 12 months after I bought a pair of these (exactly when the 1 year warranty expires!), the left speaker on a regular basis, after just a few minutes of listening at moderate volumes, dropped down in level by about 10db below the output of the right...

Great Sound

Left speaker is quieter","Unbalanced","Wears Easily

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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...

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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...

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

Depth:10in
Height:15in
Weight:19.6lbs
Width:8.5in

Header

Manufacturer:Alesis
Model:MK2
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
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