Alesis M1 Active 520 & 620 Studio Speakers
By David D. – Product Specialist
Alesis is well known in the Pro Audio industry for making professional studio quality products and the M1 Active 520 & 620 Studio Speakers will help keep that reputation. Both theses speakers are equipped with a durable 1” thick front baffle, this helps eliminate speaker vibration and increase sound quality. A matte black textured finish provides these speakers with an attractive appearance, while the cabinet’s rounded front edges improve the look and reduce diffraction. Adding to the stunning looks are the computer style power switches with blue illuminated LED indicators located on the top of the cabinet. The M1 520 & 620 speakers also share high precision drivers which offer minimal distortion while providing a smooth frequency response. The integrated rear port provides deep bass and increases the SPL. Both these studio speakers also offer acoustical waveguide for enhanced imaging, EQ switches to control high, mid and low frequencies, magnetically shielded encasement for close placement to video monitors, low frequency density switch for space adjustment of the monitors, and XLR and 1/4″ TRS input connectors with volume control.
M1 Active 520
The Alesis M1 Active 520 Studio Speakers are constructed with a 75 watt bi-ampable design. The 5” low frequency woofer is 50 watts and provides a clean and crisp bass and midrange. For the highs, the 520 is equipped with a ¾” silk dome tweeter, the tweeter has 25 watts of power and produces very clean and detailed highs. Weighing in at 6.5 pounds each, the speaker is very lightweight and compact making placement easy and convenient. The M1 520 features a gain control knob, acoustic space switch, Hi boost switch, Mid boost switch, low 3dB roll off switch, and a AC voltage selector switch. This speaker is a great choice for smaller studios where desktop monitors are required.
M1 Active 620
Alesis M1 Active 620 Speaker has a 95 watt amplifier built-in and features a bi-ampable design as well. This speaker has a 6-1/2” polypropylene woofer with rubber surrounds that puts out 65 watts of power for high outputs of pounding bass. To match that bass output with highs, Alesis has integrated a 1” silk dome tweeter with 30 watts of power for very accurate and powerful highs. The 620 weighs 10.5 pounds each and work great in medium sized studios. This speaker features a top-mounted power switch/clip indicator, low frequency density switch, high frequency EQ control, mid frequency EQ control, and a low frequency EQ control to adjust the sound setting at your preference.