Product Comparison: Alesis Elevate 5 MKII vs Alesis M1 Active 520USB


General Specifications
Brand
Alesis
Alesis
Model
Elevate 5 MKII
M1 Active 520USB
Origin
China
China
About the Product
Alesis Elevate 5 studio speakers enable you to listen to mixes, masters and multimedia content with impressive clarity and warm, full sound. Elevate 5 speakers bring out every detail of your sound, unencumbered and crystal clear.
Designed for professional studio use combined with a stereo USB audio interface, the M1Active 520 USB studio monitor covers nearly all frequencies audible to human ears--from 20,000 Hz all the way down to 56 Hz.
Key Specs
Type
Active/Passive
Active/Passive
Number Of Speakers
2
2
Output Power
80 W
60 W
Driver Configuration
5" woofer, 1" tweeter
5" woofer, 1" tweeter
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Alesis Elevate 5 MKII Powered Desktop Studio Speakers for Home Studios
  • Perfect for a home studio, they give true sound without adding color. Just what studio moniters are to do.
  • I use them for my Alesis Nitro drum set. the sound is amazing. I am happy with the acquisition of the equipment.
  • These monitors are absolutely incredible for the price. I can't believe my ears.
  • The sound incredibly full, vibrant and the bass is phenomenal!
  • Adding these speakers was a great move. The sound quality is great & it helped as far as creating a better mix on my compositions.
Alesis M1 Active 520USB Nearfield Studio Monitors with USB Audio Interface
  • I've seen reviews complaining about a few aspect of these speakers, but i do sincerely believe these, a just over $100, to be a marvelous deal.
  • These speakers deliver the goods on great sound!!! Transparent and clean!!!
  • These speakers cut down the desk clutter, and sound really great for the price. I can't recommend these guys enough, I love them, and all my guys at the office love them.
  • For the first three days the speakers were perfect. Quiet when idle and great tones when active.
  • These speakers are OK when listening at very low volume, however when listening at mid to high volume or when listening to deep/sub base they fail completely.
Size & Weight
Height
10.6 in.
10.6 in.
Width
7.3 in.
7.3 in.
Depth
8.7 in.
8.9 in.
Weight
12.5 lbs.
20 lbs.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Alesis Elevate 5 MKII Powered Desktop Studio Speakers for Home Studios
  • If you are looking for some great audio monitors without huge sizes for your home studio, I definitely suggest these.
  • These speakers are neither large nor small. Something like a perfect middle ground.
  • Medium sized was all I needed for my room and these speakers punch out a lot of volume.
  • They are not massive. Its easy to carry them out in and all around.
  • Simple lightweight and powerful. A good monitor. Highly recommend to amateurs and professionals.
Alesis M1 Active 520USB Nearfield Studio Monitors with USB Audio Interface
  • Robust power for the size and adaptable to different applications. I already love Alesis products anyway so this just added to the love:)
  • The separation is great and the bass is booming relative to their size. Music sounds so much better.
  • For their price and size, these speakers were an excellent purchase. Couldn't be happier.
  • Would recommend for a small or home studio especially if your on a budget.
  • What sounds sub par to me might legitimately sound great to you, but I wasn't impressed with these monitors. The size is a bit big.
Audio
Min. Frequency Response
56 Hz
56 Hz
Max. Frequency Response
20 kHz
20 kHz
Input Impendance
10 kOhm
Sensitivity
90 dB
What customers say about "Audio"
Alesis Elevate 5 MKII Powered Desktop Studio Speakers for Home Studios
  • Wonderful speakers, good frequency response across the board.
  • These 2 monitors not only give excellent clarity, they deliver the boost you'll want for a home studio.
  • These speakers pack a massive punch and I am really happy with the sound quality for the price.
  • Having problems with the sound cutting out of one or the other speaker out of the box or when you change the volume.
  • Not impressed with the quality of the sound and I Have a DJ business and have owned better speakers also I couldn't turn them up too loud as I wanted.
Alesis M1 Active 520USB Nearfield Studio Monitors with USB Audio Interface
  • They still sound great and look great, and have worked flawlessly through upgrades from OS X, Windows 7,8, and now Windows 10.
  • They are what they are, and that's smooth and relatively clean, uncolored and honest sounding, with clear highs, rich mids, appreciable lows.
  • These speakers cut down the desk clutter, and sound really great for the price. I can't recommend these guys enough, I love them.
  • They sound good and help me mix my projects quickly by letting my ears hear what they are supposed to.
  • The sound is very neutral which is what is expected of studio monitors. The bass boost feature just muddies the sound so I keep it off.
Features
Color
Black
Black
Enclosure Material
Wood
Painted aluminum
Cabinet Type
Ported
Ported
Interfaces
RCA, TRS, Phones
USB, TRS, XLR, Phones
Magnetic Shielding
Yes
Yes
Controls
Power ON / OFF, Volume control, Bass
Bass Boost, Volume, Power ON / OFF
Extras
Dense construction, Flexible inputs for simple connection, Time-tested technology, Elliptical tweeter
Silk dome tweeter, Lightweight polypropylene construction of the woofer, Two-way Active Personal Monitor System, Low-resonance cabinet
What customers say about "Features"
Alesis Elevate 5 MKII Powered Desktop Studio Speakers for Home Studios
  • Exceeded my expectations with wood design and ported cabinet.
  • The build quality is top notch. The best part is the bass, which is really nice with an adjustable bass boost switch in the back.
  • It would seem that the standard volume switch on the front panel, but some of my speakers did not have it, so it was considered a convenient advantage.
  • The base capabilities are massive, I have to turn the base down (and not use the boost switch) because my wife said the walls were vibrating.
  • Bass boost isn't great and the headphone jack is very quiet and on max volume produces a very distoted sound.
Alesis M1 Active 520USB Nearfield Studio Monitors with USB Audio Interface
  • You have a bass boost button for more and you really feel the difference. Buy it if you're really into electronic music.
  • The "Power/Clip" LED failed within a couple days. Not worth shipping it back just for that.
  • I don't use the Bass Boost feature - sounds muddy to me.
  • The XLR cable was too short for me, I replaced it with a longer one.
  • The bass boost feature just muddies the sound so I keep it off. Volume control knob and headphone jack are very useful.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
CE
CE
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