Notes: The Alesis M1Active 520 USB is a studio monitoring system designed for professional studio use with an internal digital-audio interface. The M1 Active 520 USB' is a pair of active, bi-amplified, 2-way reference monitors that play from 20000Hz all the way down to 56Hz to cover nearly all frequencies audible to human ears. You can take USB digital signal out of your computer via USB and input it to the M1Active 520 USB for low-noise, low-distortion performance. Priced attractively for any studio's budget, the M1 Active 520 USB perform with linearity, clarity, and neutrality typically reserved for monitors that cost much more. … Read more
Alesis built the M1 Active 520 USB around their popular 5" polypropylene low-frequency driver for full, smooth response in the low end and the 1" silk dome high-frequency driver for absolute clarity in the highs. Their custom crossover avoids the crucial vocal midrange, ensuring that your mixes sound the way you recorded them. The low-resonance bass reflex cabinet features radiussed edges to reduce edge diffraction and a tuned port for bass extension. A bass boost switch offers low-frequency enhancement to further accommodate for room conditions requiring a little more output in the low end.
When you reach for the convenient front panel volume control you can be confident that the power you need will be there with 'M1 Active 520 USB's bi-amplified design, delivering 30W per speaker. Like the rest of the M1 Active Series, the 520 USB speakers are magnetically shielded, so there's never an issue of placement near computer screen, LCDs, or hard drives. The front-panel stereo 1/4" headphone output mutes the loudspeakers when connected. When you connect headphones the main volume control automatically switches to controlling the headphone output.
The M1 Active 520 USB feature a large, front-panel, bi-color indicator which indicates presence of signal in blue and clipping in red for instant feedback on system status. Professional quality analog input jacks are located on the rear. 2 balanced 1/4" inputs enable engineers to connect a stereo source or 2 mono sources. For convenient recordings simply connect the stereo output of a mixer. You can create complete recordings with no additional audio interface. The speakers are interconnected using a standard XLR cable for secure, professional connection. For worldwide operation, the M1 Active 520 USB features a voltage-switchable power supply. In addition to their capabilities as traditional monitor loudspeakers, the M1 Active 520 USB monitors contain a USB audio interface. Connected audio sources such as mic preamps and instruments can be recorded directly into your computer at 16bit, 44.1 or 48 kHz. Simply plug the USB cable into your computer. No special drivers required. And when it's time to listen back to your mixes, that same USB cable sends 16bit, 44.1 or 48 kHz, stereo audio from computer to your M1 Active 520 USBs. No more complicated interfaces and messy cable tangles.