Sonic State Studio / Speakers / ALESIS M1 Active Monitors

Average rating: 7.2/10 out of 10

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coolout a Professional user from usa writes:
I spent 2 months searching for monitors for my project studio. The M1 sound o.k. but are not the best in this price range. IMHO they sound too dull in the upper mids and highs. That will cause you to boost said freqs too high and ruin your mix. After a month of critical demoing at my local MarsMusic i decided on the tannoy reveals. They sound much more clearer and i've never had a problem with my top end on my mixes. Make sure you get the red ones not the blue active tannoy reveals. For some reason the non-powered ones with a good amp have more punch than the active (i think the acoustics changed slighty when they added the amp) plus red ones are cheaper. If you're planning on using near-fields as your primary monitors be wary as great as they are you won't hear critical low and sub freqs and if you boost the low end to really feel it and get into the groove you won't find out until the mastering stage you screwed up!!! LOL (i need a good powered subwoofer.)

Rating: 5 out of 10 posted Wednesday, 06-Feb-02 at 16:0
Horreble forget it THEY SUCK !

Rating: 1 out of 10 posted Thursday, 27-Dec-01 at 12:54
Tecnotijn a hobbyist user from The Netherlands writes:
Great sounding speakers for the money :) I planned to buy the Behringer Truth speakers and altough they are bigger and so the Behringer laks in detail, But the M1active sounds very good! especialy in the bass-sounds ( very handy when makin'some poundin'techno-beats :) ). The high tones aren't as bright as played on a genelec. But hey Genelecs are twice the money. So these Alesis-es are very coolio alroundspeakerz!

Rating: 9 out of 10 posted Wednesday, 26-Dec-01 at 16:4
P.A. Groove from The Netherlands writes:
I run these speakers in one room with also normal hifi speakers. Both connected to my Yamaha 01v. Well these Alesis monitors simply sound great but it is always better to listen your music on different speakers. Just got Signed by a record Company so I think the music is OK sounding enough.

Built Quality is excellent. They are pretty heavy.

Rating: 8 out of 10 posted Tuesday, 20-Nov-01 at 14:22
Luciano/ La Casa Nostra productions a Professional user from usa writes:
these monitors are OK, they sound too perfect in the mix but then when you take the final product out to your car to hear it......the highs blaze your ears up..tinnitus type shit!!!!! good low end but the mids and highs are kinda lacking......perhaps its my o2r eq's or me????? I really dont wanna rely on em totally so I'l use everything from cheap pc speakers to fat ass cerwin vegas to play mixes on. if it sounds good in a crap or high end speaker it is a good mix......well with that ....GOOD LUCK.....I may move up to the Mackies or Yamaha Msp10's

Rating: 6 out of 10 posted Tuesday, 09-Oct-01 at 21:42
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