Alesis M1Active 520 USB

Alesis has announced the M1Active 520 USB, a set of nearfield studio monitors with USB audio interface.

We built M1Active 520USB around our popular five-inch polypropylene low-frequency driver for full, smooth response in the low end and our one-inch silk dome high-frequency driver for absolute clarity in the highs. Our 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.

M1Active 520 USB features

  • Two-way, active, bi-amplified pair of reference studio-monitor loudspeakers.
  • Wide, 56 – 20,000 Hz frequency response.
  • Five-inch lightweight polypropylene woofer with 50W RMS.
  • One-inch silk-dome tweeter with 25W RMS.
  • Integrated USB audio interface with 16-bit, 44.1/48 kHz recording and playback.
  • Two balanced-1/4″ inputs.
  • Stereo, 1/4″ headphone output.
  • Magnetically shielded for placement near TV and computer monitors.
  • Low-resonance cabinet with tuned bass port.
  • Bi-color signal/clip indicator.
  • Switchable power supply ensures worldwide operation.

M1Active 520 USB studio monitors will be available in Q3 2009, at an MSRP of $299.99 USD (estimated street price $199.99 USD).

Visit Alesis for more information.