Originally Posted by Simca
They were normally more expensive. Anyway, are you sure it's the speakers problem rather than the amp you're using?
Sorry for late responce.
Yes its the combo of speakers and amps, the bass speaker has 108db 1w/1m and the highs somewhere near 118db.
Pairing that with amps of 2x160W, 2x350W and 1x600W means that its always loud lol.
Thats why i had to get me some studio monitors so i could game or whatever on lower volume's.
Now to save up for a little studio sub..... Expensive though
Originally Posted by elwoodblues1969
I am a former owner of the M1 520's....I wasn't at all impressed with them,as the amps are really noisy.As a mixing tool,they are piss poor,but for general listening purposes,they're tolerable.Still though(even in the Netherlands),I think you could have done better for the price you paid.
Even the Behringer Truth 3030a's would have been a better choice.Honestly,if you could get a pair of M-Audio BX5 D2's for the same price,it would be a significant upgrade.
I have listened to the M-audio BX5 D2 before i bought these ones and i think that the highs of the Alesis sounded better, the bass also reacted better to different equalizer settings.
Only drawback i can find with these speakers is a slight low hiss from the amp build inside but for just 250,- euro you wont get top of the range monitoring anyways.
Are you sure you talk about the same pair of speakers ? The M1active 520 has 3 revisions, these are the newest.