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ALESIS M1 ACTIVE 520 USB STUDIO MONITOR

ALESIS M1 ACTIVE 520 USB STUDIO MONITOR (PAIR)

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M1Active 520 USB is a studio monitoring system designed for professional studio use with an internal digital-audio interface. M1Active 520 USB is a pair of active, bi-amplified, two-way reference monitors that play from 20,000 Hz all the way down to 56 Hz 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 M1Active 520 USB for low-noise, low-distortion performance. Priced attractively for any studio's budget, M1Active 520 USB perform with linearity, clarity, and neutrality typically reserved for monitors that cost much more.

REFERENCE MONITORING
We built M1Active 520USB around our popular five-inch polypropylene low-frequency driver for full, smooth response in the bass response 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 bass response.

PROFESSIONAL MONITORING OPTIONS
When you reach for the convenient front panel volume control, you can be confident that the power you need will be there with M1Active 520 USB's bi-amplified design delivering 30W per speaker. Like the rest of the M1Active series, M1Active 520 USB 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.

M1Active 520 USB feature a large, front-panel, bi-color indicator that indicates presence of signal in blue and clipping in red for instant feedback on system status.

EXTENSIVE I/O
Professional quality analog input jacks are located on the rear. Two balanced-1/4" inputs enable engineers to connect a stereo source or two 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, M1Active 520 USB features a voltage-switchable power supply.

USB DIGITAL AUDIO INTERFACE
In addition to their capabilities as traditional monitor loudspeakers, M1Active 520 USB monitors contain a USB audio interface. Connected audio sources such as microphone preamps and instruments can be recorded directly into your computer at 16-bit, 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 16-bit, 44.1 or 48 kHz, stereo audio from computer to your M1Active 520 USBs. No more complicated interfaces and messy cable tangles.

  • Two-way, active, bi-amplified pair of reference studio-monitor loudspeakers
  • Wide, 56 - 20,000 Hz frequency response
  • 60W system with 30W per speaker
  • Five-inch lightweight polypropylene woofer
  • One-inch silk-dome tweeter
  • 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

 Includes

  • Two M1Active 520 USB loudspeakers
  • XLR interconnection cable (6 ft)
  • USB cable (6 ft)
  • IEC power cable
  • Quick star manual
  • Safety and warranty guide 

Low-frequency driver: 5" lightweight, magnetically-shielded, ultra-stiff polypropylene cone with rubber surround and high power handling voice coil
High-frequency driver: one-inch silk dome with magnetic shielding
Frequency Response: 56 - 20,000 Hz
Power: 30 W per channel RMS
Signal-to-Noise Ratio: >90dB weighted
Digital Conversion: 16-bit delta sigma, 44.1kHz or 48kHz sampling rate
Inputs: two balanced-1/4"
Polarity: Positive signal on "+" pin creates forward cone displacement
Input Impedance: 10k ohms
Input Level: -10dBV nominal, balanced
Dynamic Range: >80dB

ABOUT ALESIS:
Established in 1980, Alesis was founded on innovative semi-conductor chip technology and award winning industrial designs that allowed entry level musicians and recording artists to afford professional studio recording products that were never affordable before. With high "bang for the buck" value, Alesis introduced the world's first professional 16 bit effects processor under $1000, the Midiverb.  Following on the heels of the Midiverb, Alesis progressed into studio quality drum machines (HR-16 and SR-16) as well as synthesizers, studio monitors and mixing consoles.

If there's one secret to our enduring brand and the passion it ignites in musicians, producers and engineers, it's that we deliver these experiences, rather than merely a collection of products and services. We"re dedicated to inspiring musical creativity and developing musical experiences for all of our stakeholders – customers, employees, partners, suppliers, and the musical community at large. That's what sets Alesis apart from the crowd and why our brand continues to be on the leading edge of professional audio and music technology.

While our products range from keyboards, synthesizers, hard disk recorders, iPod recording and playback devices, electronic drums, mixers, signal processors, effects units, amplifiers and speakers one thing remains consistent; our passion for inspiring musical creativity and innovation through new technology.

ALESIS

Alesis warrants its products to be free from defects for 1 year from the date of purchase.

FOR SUPPORT WITH YOUR PRODUCT CONTACT:
401-658-5760