It didn't take long to realize we had a hit on our hands.
Just a few short months after its introduction, Alesis Monitor One Studio Reference Monitor was a winner of the prestigious TEC Award,
and on its way to becoming one of the most popular near field speakers on the market.
The reason was as clear as its own crisp flawless sound, super-flat wide frequency range, clear imaging, high-power handling and excellent bass transient response.
These features add up to a unique ability to create incredibly accurate mixes that translate perfectly to every playback system.
Monitor One became an instant favorite among professional engineers and studio owners, as well as earning it a place in countless home studios.
Obviously, there was only one thing left to do. Make it even better.
Better design, for improved performance.
With such a successful platform to build on, Alesis' engineers wisely settled for incremental improvements designed to coax even better performance from our monitors.
They started with a new 6.5" high-power low frequency driver with a special mineral-filled polypropylene cone.
The cone is suspended by a highly damped linear rubber surround with a special edge design to improve midrange frequency response.
It has a 1.5" diameter voice coil wound on a high-temperature Kapton former, with a long-throw voice coil and magnet.
Then matched it with a newly redesigned, 1" high frequency driver employed has a soft natural silk dome and is ferrofluid-cooled.
A newly-designed waveguide surrounding the dome improves the polar pattern for even smoother, more accurate detail and response, and a broader sound stage.
They improved the overall frequency response (changing from 45 Hz - 18 kHz, to 45 Hz - 20 kHz +/- 3 dB) and coupled it with more efficient power handling.
They also provided magnetic shielding to allow use in close proximity to video and computer monitors.
Surface improvements that go more than skin deep.
Perfectionists that they are, however, our engineers didn't just settle for tinkering under the hood.
The cabinet was redesigned for a new and more attractive professional finish, and are now mirror image; left/right pair for symmetrical speaker placement.
But more than just cosmetic improvements, the new Monitor One also features radiused edges for reduced edge diffraction, along with improved porting
thanks to the next-generation of our exclusive SuperPort venting technology - to eliminate the "choking" effect of smaller, shorter ports.
The result is a low-frequency response which extends well below comparable near field monitors.
Monitor One carries a 120 watt continuous power rating and has been successfully tested to over 200 watts using the industry standard EIA-426A method.
It all adds up to a spectacular next-generation of a popular rugged speaker system designed for serious professional use.
- the new state-of-the-art in affordable, high-quality studio monitors.Buyers note: Passive speakers, so a separate amp is required