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Alesis Monitor One Mk2 Passive Two Way Studio Reference Monitors with 6.5" Woofer - Shielded (Pair)

You Pay: $149.00

A few short months after their introduction, the Monitor One Studio Reference Monitors became winners of a TEC Award, the reason being that they provided a wide frequency range, clear imaging, high-power handling and excellent bass transient response, all at an affordable price. The Monitor One Mk2 Studio Reference Monitors build on that tradition while delivering even better performance.

New 6.5" polypropylene low-frequency drivers deliver tighter, more accurate bass response. These are matched with newly redesigned 1" pure silk-dome high frequency transducers that deliver a smooth and even response, provide more detail and a broader sound stage. The overall frequency response of the Monitor One Mk2 monitors has been increased at the top end, coupled with more efficient power handling.

The cabinets of the Monitor One Mk2 have been redesigned and are now mirror image, left/right pair for symmetrical speaker placement. They also feature radiused edges for reduced edge diffraction, along with improved porting which delivers an improved low-frequency response. Magnetic shielding is provided to allow for their use in close proximity to video and computer monitors.

Passive studio reference monitors
6.5" low frequency drivers
Pure silk 1" tweeters
High power handling with high output
Flat frequency response for accurate mixes that translate to other playback systems
Excellent bass transient response
Magnetically Shielded
Allow for placement in close proximity to computer or video monitors
Low Frequency Driver 6.5" mineral filled polypropylene cone with a damped linear rubber surround
Mid Frequency Driver No
High Frequency Driver 1" silk soft-dome tweeter
Crossover 2nd-order filters (12dB per octave) @ 2kHz
LF Amplifier No
HF Amplifier No
Frequency Range 45Hz to 20kHz +/-2dB
Impedance 4 Ohms
Maximum Sound Pressure Level (SPL) Not specified by manufacturer
Maximum Power Handling 120 watts program, 200 watts peak (using EI4-426A method)
Controls and Indicators None
Connectors 5-way binding posts on 0.75" centers - can accept heavy-gauge speaker wire, banana plugs or spade plugs
Shielded Yes
Size (HxWxD) 15" x 8 1/2" x 10"
Weight 15lbs
Specialties SuperPort venting technology provides for greater bass frequency enhancement
Alesis Monitor One Mk2 Passive Two Way Studio Reference Monitors with 6.5" Woofer - Shielded (Pair)
  • One Year Warranty to Original Owner
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    AlesisMonitor One Mk2 Monitors
     
    4.8

    (based on 13 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

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    • 4 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Good audio (7)
    • Easy to use (5)
    • Good power output (3)
    • Versatile (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Professional recording (6)
      • Home studio (5)
      • Amateur recording (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Experienced (4), Professional musician (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
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      5.0

      Great sound at great price!

      By Milko Georgiev

      from Sofia, Bulgaria

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • A lot of power
      • Correct Sound
      • Very good price

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Barbecue Hi-fi -
        • Home Hi-fi

        Comments about Alesis Monitor One Mk2 Monitors:

        I replaced my Acoustic Energy speakers and Yamaha amplifier with Alesis Monitor One Mk2 and Alesis RA500 amp. Now I have great and correct sound.

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        • No

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        4.0

        Heavy duty speakers: Easy to take price

        By Warner Blake

        from Snohomish, WA

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Afordable
        • Banana Plug Connect
        • Entertainment Center
        • Robust sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • ENTERTAINMENT CENTER
          • Two Of 5 Speaker Setup

          Comments about Alesis Monitor One Mk2 Monitors:

          I made the purchase to replace my monitor speakers in the studio, but surprised by the Mk2 weight decided to trade with the smaller speakers doing left and right duty on either side of the living room TV. so far so good ... solid, clear sound, saving a fifth star for what time will tell.

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          5.0

          award winning monitors

          By Ostap Ibragimovich

          from Baton Rouge

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Alesis Monitor One Mk2 Monitors:

                these monitors are well-known for their very precise sound reproduction; I use them simply to listen music; they are loud enough and bass is deep enough so I don't feel I need to add a subwoofer; in this price range (and probably beyond) you will not find speakers with better characteristics;

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                4.0

                Great Speakers for Price

                By Ryan

                from Madison, WI

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Great quality
                • LOUD

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Apartment
                  • Music

                  Comments about Alesis Monitor One Mk2 Monitors:

                  These speakers have some great quality for the price.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Well engineered value!

                  By BASH

                  from Red Lake AZ

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Excellent appearance
                  • Great sound
                  • Incredible price

                  Cons

                  • None at this price

                  Best Uses

                  • Home Recording

                  Comments about Alesis Monitor One Mk2 Monitors:

                  I am sure these Alesis Monitor One MK2s will become a classic for the home studio on a budget. They do everything asked of them at the great price below $[$] delivered to my door!

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                  5.0

                  Sound Phenomenal

                  By busterbs

                  from Tampa, FL

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Clear Sound
                  • price

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Leveling Audio

                    Comments about Alesis Monitor One Mk2 Monitors:

                    I have them paired to an Alesis RA150 amp and they sound incredible. Crystal clear highs and mid with great imaging. Not a ton of bass, but that's not what they're for. Mainly used for leveling sound on video mixes, and they work great!

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    EQing the room is not enough.

                    By Richmix21

                    from Flushing, NY

                    About Me Professional Musician

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Clear Sound
                    • Easy To Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Home Studio
                      • Professional Recording

                      Comments about Alesis Monitor One Mk2 Monitors:

                      I thought if you EQued the room with your monitor speakers, thing s would mix fine. Not true, you still need good speakers, and these Alexis put the fun back in mixing for me. Placement in things I mixed, are right there. Want to re-mix everything now. Love 'em. Nothing negative yet.

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                      5.0

                      Workhorse speakers!

                      By Da Surgeon

                      from South Salem, New York

                      About Me Professional Musician

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Excellent Sound
                      • Low Distortion
                      • Powerful
                      • Versatile

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Performances
                        • Professional Recording

                        Comments about Alesis Monitor One Mk2 Monitors:

                        I use the Alesis Monitor Ones Mk2 in my project studio for all my tracking and mixing. I produce and write several styles of music which includes jingles and scores for films and commercials, dance, pop, rock, R&B and hip hop/rap. I also do post production editing for video and multimedia. My studio encompasses vintage analogue gear with the latest digital technology.

                        I had the original MK1s for almost 15 years and really relied on them for just about everything. During those years I replaced the tweeters about three times and one woofer after doing many years of rap and dance tracks. These speakers really took a beating!

                        The older ones were a bit more bass heavy in my room but the newer MK2 model seems to be much brighter and have more clarity to them. I am definitely hearing more detail on MK2s.

                        It is taking a little time to adjust to them but overall I am very happy with the new design. I hope they will be as reliable as my old ones and last at least another 15 years if not more! Hopefully I will last as long too!

                        I opted for passive monitors instead of active ones because I own two really good power amps that are still in excellent condition. I guess when they go I will opt for the more expensive amped monitors.

                        The reason I bought the MK2 was because one of my dance remix engineers blew a tweeter on my MK1s. I would have replaced the last broken tweeter but the tweeters for the Mk1s are hard to find and they cost almost $100.00 with the shipping and all. It was very cost effective to make the switch to the newer technology Mk2s. B&H was selling them for a very good price.

                        I have had the opportunity to check my mixes in dozens of major studios in the New York City area including the multi-milion dollar SONY Studios where I brought my mixes to the A room for mastering. The engineers there were quite impressed and complimentary about my sound quality. I was able to hear my mixes on Sony's mega system speakers and was happy to hear that my mixes held up. If the new Mk2s are as good as my old ones, then I am good to go. Time will tell. So far so good. Excellent bang for the buck! If you still have power amps I highly recommend the Alesis Monitors Mk2s.

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                        5.0

                        Perfect for the Home Studio

                        By King Brian

                        from Collinsville, Illinois

                        About Me Experienced

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Excellent Sound
                        • Powerful

                        Cons

                        • None

                        Best Uses

                        • Home Studio
                        • Professional Recording

                        Comments about Alesis Monitor One Mk2 Monitors:

                        I use the MK2's for my business KahokSports.com to monitor my Play by Play guy during games (I run it all from my home studio thru an audio interface) and in my home studio, they SOUND AWESOME, I use them in producing and mastering commercials for clients..They sound great and are perfect for me and more than I expected.I find them clean and crisp and thats what I need when producing, to be able to hear it all. Everyone has different needs, for me, you cannot go wrong in a home studio with these bad boys or girls..you choose ;)

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                        5.0

                        Great Sound Great Price!!

                        By Gottfunk

                        from Los Angeles, CA

                        About Me Experienced

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Clear Sound
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Well Made

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Amateur Recording
                          • Home Studio
                          • Professional Recording

                          Comments about Alesis Monitor One Mk2 Monitors:

                          The speakers have a nice clean and clear sound.For the price I think they are hard to beat. Good for mixing because they have a nice flat sound. These are better for mixing than getting powered speakers with a bunch of treble and bass controls on it which give you an untrue sound. Those are good just for listening. So I recommend them for good quality for the price. Can't go wrong.

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                          5.0

                          Love These Speakers

                          By Chris

                          from Montgomery, AL

                          About Me Professional Musician

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Clear Sound
                          • Compact
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Versatile

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Amateur Recording
                            • Home Studio
                            • Performances
                            • Professional Recording

                            Comments about Alesis Monitor One Mk2 Monitors:

                            Fantastic Sound for such a low price. Easily fill my classroom and studio with sound

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                            5.0

                            The best pair of 6'' monitors ever.

                            By rambo sounds

                            from San Juan ,Trinidad,WI

                            About Me Experienced

                            Verified Reviewer

                            Pros

                            • Clear Sound
                            • Compact
                            • Looks Great

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Amateur Recording
                              • Home Studio
                              • Professional Recording

                              Comments about Alesis Monitor One Mk2 Monitors:

                              These monitors sounds are so clear you can easly hear all the intricate details (instruments, vocals,ect) in any mix,the low end is nice 'n' tight so you don't need to worry if you don't have a sub but you can try to source one,(for ah little more punch).

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                              5.0

                              The speakers are great i love the sound

                              By wayne

                              from suffield ct

                              About Me Experienced

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Clear Sound
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Powerful
                              • Professional Functions
                              • Versatile

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Alesis Monitor One Mk2 Monitors:

                                  The speakers are greate

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