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Alesis Elevate 3 Studio Monitors (Pair)

lacosa2006 176 August 30, 2013 at 10:43 AM in Free Shipping (4)
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Promoted 08-30-2013 at 06:19 PM View Original Post
Musicians Friend has Alesis Elevate 3 Studio Monitors (Pair) for $49 + free shipping. Thanks lacosa2006

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Edited August 30, 2013 at 11:49 AM by treyfer
I found this at Musician's Friend [musiciansfriend.com] and is definitely at a great price!

Remember there are also cashback for Musician's friend or Guitar Center, which ever you choose! Just Google it!

I checked on Amazon and they are selling for $171.64 + shipping and eBay found it for $79 + shipping. I read a lot of reviews about this item and they are a pretty good piece to own for a small studio. Thumbs up if you like it!

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/pr...ID=4485850

Free Shipping on Orders Over $25!

Update: Changed to Musician's Friend instead of Guitar Center. Less hassle since their free shipping policy is orders over $25. Thanks Fiire and Shnitz for your comments!

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#31
Quote from FatSmurf View Post :
Just my opinion but I think the whole "break-in" thing is BS for modern speakers.
Ya the talk of breaking in speakers for hours or days is way off base. However some speakers need a few minutes of break-in just due to manufacturing considerations. Play them at about 80% of their max volume for 5 minutes and they're as broken in as they will ever be.
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#32
My last experience with them was little more than bait and switch and a waste of my time.
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#33
Quote from Montesinnos View Post :
I understand these are two different classes of speakers, and some may some I'm comparing apples to oranges. But how what are the differences of these speakers to those Logitech 2.1 or 5.1 sets (Especially the G51)?
What are the real life gains?
You're not comparing apples to oranges, you're comparing apples to small pebbles. I have the Logitech speakers you're talking about and many other better-quality speakers as well. The difference is clarity. Monitors are meant to play music exactly as it was mastered. This often means revealing flaws in the recording. But it also means your music should sound crisp, clear, and punchy. I'm sure their soundstage blows the logitech speakers away as well. They won't be the same as quality house speakers through good electronics but that would also cost you $800+. I jumped on these.

Edit: Their bass might not go as low as the logitech because the latter comes with a small sub. But that bass is really muddy anyway since it's clearly a super-cheap sub with a 3" driver.
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#34
I understand that these speakers have a LFE out for sub. Does anyone know what the cross over for the LFE is? (Or is it adjustable ? -- may be I'm asking too much)
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#35
Would these be safe to put on a desk near external drives?
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Quote from dingiswayo View Post :
You're not comparing apples to oranges, you're comparing apples to small pebbles. I have the Logitech speakers you're talking about and many other better-quality speakers as well. The difference is clarity. Monitors are meant to play music exactly as it was mastered. This often means revealing flaws in the recording. But it also means your music should sound crisp, clear, and punchy. I'm sure their soundstage blows the logitech speakers away as well. They won't be the same as quality house speakers through good electronics but that would also cost you $800+. I jumped on these.

Edit: Their bass might not go as low as the logitech because the latter comes with a small sub. But that bass is really muddy anyway since it's clearly a super-cheap sub with a 3" driver.
So, would it be good upgrade? Or not worth the money for more internet/gaming usage than music?
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#37
dont expect any bass out of these. 3" woofers
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#38
Quote from APhamX View Post :
Lol.. I'm using a pair of 4 bookshelf speakers from frys @ 139 a pair iirc... They aren't true studio monitors, but what would the real world difference be in sound? (ie. which one would you choose over?) I have an old harmon kardon receiver paired with it, only 85 watts per channel though.
yamaha ns10.. i really doubt this is a reference monitor is it??. or just one of them kiddy toys for show?. I can use a nice set of reference monitors for my desk setup.

Quote from acidnynex View Post :
Would these be safe to put on a desk near external drives?
not like the speakers are going to wipe your data or anything but if you have the volume up, or are mastering then you will or might get an unwanted vibration from whats on the desk unless you use something like a foam or something to dampen the vibration from happening
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Quote from djgcue View Post :
Is this guy a vampire, it looks like he has fangs? EEK!
you mean this guy [youtube.com] LMAO thats totally him!
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Quote from thealmightygrog View Post :
I am kind of wondering the same thing. These seem like they would be a good upgrade for my computer speakers without shelling out a bunch of $$
Like the name suggests, they are for music. It's for listening to music. Nothing says you can't use it for gaming or movies, but that's just not what people buy these for.
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#41
Go through Chase Ultimate Rewards for 4 extra points per dollar.

I'm looking for a pair of bookshelf speakers for my small room and these seems to fit the bill. At this price, if I don't like it, I'm sure I'll be able to get back most of it on craigslist
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Quote from easymonies View Post :
I understand that these speakers have a LFE out for sub. Does anyone know what the cross over for the LFE is? (Or is it adjustable ? -- may be I'm asking too much)
They don't have a crossover, but the line out is controlled by the volume knob. Your sub should have a crossover though.
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#43
here's a more useful solution to make these better, basically stuff the bass port with a little foam and turn on the bass boost

I'm thinking what it does is change the cross frequency on the low end while lowering it's volume (the manual way)

http://www.gearslutz.com/board/so...akers.html

these are probably a little better than the regular computer speakers, while they're totally not worth it for 200 (you can find much much better stuff for 300 a pair), they're probably a little better than the high end computer speakers like the create gigawork T40, which costs roughly about the same.

for 50 bucks I bought one (needed one), the main thing that's cool about these, is that they're tiny, which is great on a small desk. At the same time, they can be use for a 2nd reference set of monitor. While you need your monitor to be honest and revealing, it's also good to check the mix on a "stereo" set, something that most people use to listen to your music.
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Quote from warlock110 View Post :
these are probably a little better than the regular computer speakers, while they're totally not worth it for 200 (you can find much much better stuff for 300 a pair), they're probably a little better than the high end computer speakers like the create gigawork T40, which costs roughly about the same.
So you're saying that if prices were the same, these Alesis would be a better value than the T40? I really liked the T20 I snagged on clearance for $30 years back, except they had too much bass for the rooms near mine. I was really surprised by the volume the T20 put out without noticeable distortion. (clarification: I gave the T20 to family)
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#45
Is this an upgrade to computer speakers or not? I mainly watch movies on Netflix.
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