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Alesis Elevate 5 (G1, powered) $99 - Alto music via amazon.com

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Amazon.com is selling the powered gen1 version of Alesis Elevate 5s for $99. Just picked up a pair of these to replace my low-end 2.0 computer system - they may not be the KRKs I used to use (at least one amazon review says they won't work as studio monitors) but they look good, at least on paper. Will add my own thoughts on them if I get these while the deal is still up.

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Alesis-Elevate-Speakers-Elliptical-Waveguide/dp/B00F3F7OIS/ [amazon.com]

Alto Music: https://www.altomusic.com/alesis-...itors-pair
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Lol, already got a -1 for posting a 30% off and no comment to explain why. I'm so glad I started posting here.
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They do look like KRKs. But you can use a line out to red and white into the monitor and use them as computer monitors Smilie thumbs up
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There's always a random negative. I had the 3" version of these, which had their limitations, but sounded good with a sub. Anything close to this price is going to be a 4" woofer. 5" monitors, even so-so ones, start at $200/pair and go up from there.
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nice looking. Don't need any more though.
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Thanks for the feedback. As far as woofer size goes - I read somewhere the G1 versions were like 4.25", the G2s are listed @ 4" according to Alesis.

Gsutoph, any chance you've heard the Mackie CRs? Wondering how they compare.
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Thanks for the feedback. As far as woofer size goes - I read somewhere the G1 versions were like 4.25", the G2s are listed @ 4" according to Alesis.

Gsutoph, any chance you've heard the Mackie CRs? Wondering how they compare.
I'd also like to know. Thx
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Ok, so they just arrived. I have them set up on my desk without any isolation pads (I was thinking about making my own speaker stands but there's enough room on my desk so that might not happen).

They'll do for the price, but I can't say I'm impressed compared with what I'm used to (or to my SHP9500s headphones - different animal, but you can still get a feel for the differences). They're super flat sounding which is a pro if you're mixing, but doesn't create the best hi-fi listening experience - you can make up for this with some EQing or gasp reverb.

They do sound good at louder volumes; I tend to run my stuff quieter than most people would out of consideration for my neighbors and not needing everyone to judge me for listening to royksopp; what I consider loud is probably a normal level for most.

As far as EQ goes, I'm currently using a slight mid boost running through "Equalizer APO" (a free effects app that directly effects the output to your soundcard, includes built-in graphic EQ and convolution reverb - and can even host VST effects). Makes the sound a little more pleasing to my ears based on what I'm used to and I'd recommend this app to anyone using these or frankly any other speaker that doesn't sound how they want it to, and dropping a 115hz high-pass filter in the chain stops the bass from pissing people off.

Above all, note that I'm spoiled when it comes to speakers. I used to use KRK RP5s and Beyerdynamic DT990s for my headphones through an apogee duet, so everything I can afford is a downgrade to me at this point.
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