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Alesis M1 Active MKII Powered Studio Monitors

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Professional Accuracy, Clarity and Performance in an Affordable Powered Monitor!
Great monitors are often the missing element in an otherwise superb audio recording environment. Alesis has designed the Monitor 1 MK2 active monitors with internal biamp power for the most accurate response possible, yet kept them in a price range that's within reach of today's home studio owner. One recording gig could easily pay for the investment!

With an upgraded, custom 6.5 inch woofer, a redesigned 1 inch pure silk tweeter dome, two audiophile-quality amplifiers (independently 75W and 25W) these monitors offer improved response and clear imaging.

Alesis M1 Active MK2 Features

  • 6.5 inch Woofer and 1 inch Tweeter with Dual magnet shielding
  • 100 watts of Powerful Audio
  • Custom Drivers Designed For Active Monitoring
  • Active Bi-Amplifiers and Electronic Crossovers
  • Attractive Cabinet Design with Dual Ports and Offset Tweeter
  • From Alesis’ TEC Award-winning Monitor One Studio Reference Monitors
Even the cabinet design and crossover were tweaked to allow for the most accurate reproduction possible. Add the Alesis Monitor 1 MKII monitors to your studio and experience the benefits of biamp reference monitors.

By combining their expertise in reference monitor design with our 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.

Custom Drivers Designed For Active Monitoring
The M1 Active's woofer and tweeter were specifically designed for the most linear, low distortion response in powered monitoring applications. Its 6.5 inch woofer cone is formulated from non-woven carbon fiber. It's a material that has been used for the skins of combat aircraft wings, since it offers high tensile strength and low weight. In fact, carbon fiber is 25% lighter than polypropylene (the most common driver material) and hence provides quicker transient response in the low frequency range for superb bass response as well as a vast improvement in the detail of critical upper-mid frequencies. The M1 Active's 1 inch tweeter dome is made of pure silk, which offers a natural response that aids in preventing ear fatigue during long mix sessions. It also features an internal pole piece mounted phasing plug and is ferrofluid cooled to maintain the best balance of transient response to power handling.

Active Bi-Amplifiers and Electronic Crossovers
Two audiophile-quality amplifiers-a 75 watt woofer amp and a 25 watt tweeter amp-were developed for the M1 Active, along with 8th order high- and low-pass electronic crossover filters. The crossover point was carefully chosen at a low 1500Hz, and produces an extremely wide dispersion zone as well as low midrange coloration. Also, the special time alignment circuitry that's been added to the tweeter section of this crossover allows the output of frequencies from the high and low drivers to occur in perfect synchronization, avoiding the time smear that's typical in less advanced powered speakers.

Attractive Cabinet Design with Dual Ports and Offset Tweeter
In developing the M1 Active, the Alesis engineering team discovered that dual font-mounted ports provided the fastest, most coherent and extended low frequency augmentation. Also, the unique offset design of the high frequency driver allows for the flattest frequency and power response in a speaker that offers such wide dispersion. The M1 Active's attractive mirror-imaged, charcoal- toned cabinet and magnetically-shielded drivers allow for placement in close proximity with computer or video monitors, and offers the added benefit of blending beautifully into your studio's decor without being obtrusive. They may be mounted in either a horizontal or vertical placement to best fit your studio's requirements.

The Alesis M1 Active
With the lineage of their TEC Award-winning Monitor Onet Studio Reference Monitor, Alesis speakers have already become a standard in project and professional studios around the world. If you're looking for the same great accuracy and detailed response in a powered system that's truly affordable, the answer is clear: the M1 Active MK2 from Alesis.

Product Specifications
Alesis M1 Active MK2 Studio Monitors Specifications
  • Low Frequency Driver:
    • 6.5 inch non-woven carbon fiber with Santoprene surround
    • Dual magnet shielded configuration
  • High Frequency Driver:
    • 1 inch silk dome with medium viscosity ferrofluid coolant
    • Dual magnet shielded configuration
  • Crossover: 1500Hz, 8th-order, 48dB/octave filters
  • Input Impedance:
    • 20 kOhms balanced
    • 10 kOhms unbalanced
  • LF Filter: 2nd order, optimal Q high pass, +1dB boost @ 50Hz
  • LF Amplifier: 75 watts, 6 ohm load
    • Distortion: less than 0.03% thd @ 30w
    • Slew Rate: <19V/µsec
    • S/N Ratio: >110dB, ref. 60W @ 8 Ohms, A-wtg., 1kHz
  • HF Amplifier: 25 watts, 4 Ohm load
    • Distortion: less than 0.06% thd @ rated power
    • Slew Rate: less than 9V/µsec
    • S/N Ratio: >112dB @ rated output
  • Frequency Range: 38 Hz - 23.5 kHz (-10dB point)
  • Connectors: Combination XLR-1/4 inch jack with input level control
  • Dimensions: (WxHxD) 8.5 x15 x 9.75 inches (381 x 216 x 248 mm)
  • Weight: 19.5 lbs (8.9kg) each


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Phone:  401-658-5760 Warranty:  1 Year
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