Sonic State Studio / Speakers / ALESIS M1 Active Mk2 Monitors

Average rating: 6.2/10 out of 10

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Jeff a Professional user from USA writes:
my mk2's developed the blinking LED issue after about 3 years. they are high quality studio monitors, but are low on reliability. why buy these when you can find a similar monitor that won't go bad. I also called Alesis and you could tell they were well versed in telling me sorry... one year warranty.

Rating: 3 out of 10 posted Saturday, 25-Apr-09 at 17:56
KAG a part-timer user from USA writes:
I also have a set of Alesis M1 Active MKII, just over a year old, with the sudden blinking LED issue. It acts like it's trying to power up over and over, and sucks the low end speaker in each time the LED powers up. I bought the set from sweetwater and sent it in to their tech department. After parts, labor, and shipping it was going to cost me $275.96 overall. Doesn't make much sense because you can get a new set for $300. I passed on the repair. Perhaps I'll attempt capacitor replacements and see if i can make it work without burning the house down. Or maybe get another set save my one good one for parts if i have another round of this. Either way, despite pretty decent sound quality when they do function, if this is a known and common issue i can't recommend them to someone looking to buy them the first time.

posted Wednesday, 29-Oct-08 at 22:2
dram615 a Professional user from USA writes:
I just picked up a pair of used M1 620s and one of them has a simalar problem. The blue LED comes on but then goes RED and the woofer sucks in. There is an occasional pop but thats it. No LED flashing just a static RED. Has anyone else experienced this? I think I'll swap out all the suggested caps and resistors anyway to see if it helps. The one working one sounds great though

posted Wednesday, 30-Apr-08 at 12:50
Marty a hobbyist user from UK writes:
Bought these and really loved the sound until the fateful day of the blinking LED arrived. Now my studio is silent except for the sound of my furious snorts of rage, interspresed by quiet sobbing. I am NO engineer, I am a struggling artist, I could not possibly distinguish a capacitator from any other electrical component,(indeed nor should I have to really) so there is no hope of a repair. Alesis I hate you for this! You are a big rich company and no way whatsoever is it fair to reward the customers who are contributing to your success by selling such shoddy merchandise. The right thing to do is to offer free repairs or recall & replace what is effectively a fatally-flawed product. In the meantime I've got to try and mix on headphones.

posted Monday, 25-Feb-08 at 9:41
Troy a hobbyist user from Australia writes:
Hi Refferring to the Alesis M1 Active Mk2 Moniters. Can anyone tell me that if you put electrical silicone over the C8 + R4 capacitors will it stop it from drying out? or is continuously replacing them the only option ? Thanks Troy Watson

posted Friday, 15-Feb-08 at 4:33
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