updated 11:55 am EST, Sat January 17, 2009
M1Active 520 USB monitors
Alesis has debuted its M1Active 520 USB Studio monitors at the NAMM show in Anaheim. Designed for professional studio use with an internal digital-audio interface, the M1Active 520 USB are a pair of active, bi-amplified, two-way reference speakers that provide an audio range from 20kHz down to 56Hz. In addition to the USB playback ability, the speakers come with a pair of TRS-balanced 1/4-inch inputs that converts them into a computer audio interface.
The bi-amplified design offers 25W power to the tweeter and 50W to the woofer. With the 1/4-inch headphone output the loudspeakers are automatically muted once connected. Available in the summer, the M1Active 520 USB Studio monitors have been company priced at $300, but customers can expect to see them going for $200.