Monitors With Built-In Audio Interface

Alesis launches the M1 Active 320 USB speakers      17/12/07

Monitors With Built-In Audio Interface


Alesis has announced immediate availability of the new M1 Active 320 USB speaker system which they say is the best way to bring studio-quality monitoring to the computer desktop by combining premium USB audio playback and high-quality USB audio input for computers.
M1 Active 320 USB speakers enable you to play audio from your computer and record audio to your computer simply by plugging in the USB cable to your computer – no special drivers are required.
The speakers are not only substantial audio monitors, say Alesis, but also serve as a convenient audio interface for any professional audio products plugged directly into the line input jacks on the M1 Active 320 USB - Keyboards, mic pre’s, guitar effects, DJ Mixers, and regular audio components such as CD and tape players can easily be connected and recorded.
Alesis say that full range, superb sound quality insures that you get accurate audio reproduction to check your mixes. A Bass Boost switch helps emphasize bass frequencies allowing you to tailor the speaker’s response to a wide variety of listening environments. The lightweight and portable design means you can put the M1 Active 320 USB system into a handy carrying case and take them on the road.
Features include:
  • USB 1.1 audio interface
  • 16-Bit / 44.1-48 kHz recording and playback
  • Pro-grade 1/4" plugs and standard RCA jacks
  • TRS Headphone output
  • Two _â€� phone jacks inputs
  • Stereo 1/8â€� TRS mini-jack input
  • Stereo RCA inputs
  • 1/8â€� TS output to passive speaker
  • Switchable power supply
  • Magnetically shielded for placement near TV and computer monitors
Pricing and Availability:
M1 Active 320 USB speakers are available now from musical instrument retailers. More information:


Alesis V49 49-Key USB MIDI Keyboard Controller
$99.00


Alesis Core 1 24-bit Inline USB Audio Interface
$48.99


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