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Rating and Reviews: Alesis Elevate 5 MKII Monitors

These 5" powered studio monitor speakers give you serious bang for your buck, with 80 watts of power, switchable bass boost and front-ported wood cabinets.

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"Smooth highs" submitted September 13, 2017

By Mark B in Yuma, AZ
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Overall: I bought these because I needed a cheap pair of monitors for my desktop. They sound decent and I really like the tweeters compared to titanium ones because the highs are much smoother. These have a bass boost switch which I don't use because for near field monitors they have a balanced sound without it. Overall a good buy for the money.
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"Even more than you bargained for." submitted May 26, 2018

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Overall: It could just be that I've started off mixing with headphones so now actual speaker playback is amazing lol but I have no complaints, for the pricing (esp. if its through the payment plan) you are getting great quality and sound I love them!
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"Outstanding Value" submitted April 25, 2018

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Overall: The Alesis Elevate 5 MKII speakers are an outstanding value. I got two pairs and run all 4 at the same time on a Focusrite Clarett. The speakers are set full volume for ease of use, there's zero hiss or distortion. The music is an electric guitar through vst, and about 25 vst keyboards. There's more separation using various distortion pedals, reverbs, chorus'. At first there were some problems, but normal for my kind of luck. One pair the brown shipping box said Power Configuration US, but the retail package said UK, and the power cord did not fit the speaker. Got a quick no problem replacement. The other pair had something broken inside that was loose. Removing the back I found a 1/4" hard piece of plastic adhesive, that was once attached to the side of a interior wire socket. And the other thing is the woofer measures 4.25" edge to edge of the exposed area. The tweeter is 1". What I like is the volume levels match. I don't mix or produce, and these seem perfectly fine and can handle anything I give it. The Bass Boost switch is very useful and a sub is not needed. The audio spectrum is balanced. It was either these or spend $1000 more for monitors with a reputation.
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