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Alesis Elevate 3 Studio Monitor (Pair)   (Open Box)
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OVERVIEW

Powered desktop studio speakers for project studios, video playback, gaming and mobile devices.

While it's true that the Alesis Elevate 3 monitors are not designed to be a main set of speakers in major recording and post production facilities, they are however an excellent and affordable decision for your home computer desktop or small project-based studio. Alesis Elevate 3 monitors come as a stereo-matched pair to provide a clear, full sound for your multimedia content and more. Built using technology adopted from Alesis' award-winning Monitor One and M1 Active professional studio monitors, Elevate 3 Studio Monitors are the perfect way to upgrade your computer or mobile device experience. Each speaker is housed in a handmade, custom wood cabinet that helps provide natural bass and feature an elliptical waveguide with Directional Articulation technology. You'll also have the ability to increase power and bass extension by connecting an optional powered subwoofer.

Exceptional Sound Quality
Elevate 3 Studio Monitors contain powerful, three-inch woofers, crisp, one-inch silk-dome tweeters and dedicated bi-amplified power. Alesis engineers carefully selected and tuned these crucial components to work in concert as a single unit within the custom wood cabinet to deliver full lows, clean highs and a detailed compelling stereo image. Magnetic shielding ensures that you'll never have to worry about placement or interference with displays, TVs and other electronic equipment. And unlike passive speakers, Elevate 3 monitors have a volume knob built right in to the front panel for easy control.

Directional Articulation Technology
Alesis has been creating studio monitors for nearly a quarter century. In that time, they have learned a lot about maximizing sound and sonic clarity. Elevate 3 Studio Monitors leverage Alesis' experience in designing studio loudspeakers by employing custom-designed wood cabinets that stay natural and neutral, regardless of the frequency content or volume.

More importantly, each Elevate 3 cabinet features an elliptical-shaped waveguide set around their high-frequency driver - a feature commonly found on premium speakers far more expensive. Surrounding the high-frequency driver, the waveguide optimizes the throw of sound. Its elliptical shape is wide horizontally, creating a wide listening "sweet spot," so you can move left or right without losing stereo image. And because its shape is narrow vertically, the waveguide reduces reflections off of your computer table, below, and the ceiling, above. This translates to clean, consistent and focused sound every time you turn on your pair of Elevate 3 Studio Monitors.

Convenient I/O
An RCA stereo pair input is onboard, perfect for connecting mixers, interfaces, and virtually any other piece of audio gear. A 1/8-inch stereo connection gives you the ability to switch to headphones easily at anytime, and connecting the speakers is just as easy, requiring just one standard 1/8" cable (included). If you're frequently on the move, Elevate 3 is the speaker for you: they feature a built-in power supply so they'll work worldwide with no wall-wart power supply to lose!

Elevate 3 Studio Monitors are designed to produce natural frequency response. But if you need a little more low-end punch, a convenient bass-boost switch does the trick. And if you need even more power and low-end extension, Elevate 3 features a subwoofer output compatible with virtually any powered subwoofer.

FEATURES
General
  • Size: Near-field
  • System type: Active
  • Configuration: 2-way
  • Drivers
  • Low-frequency driver: 3"
  • Mid-frequency driver: Not applicable
  • High-frequency driver: 1"
  • Full-range driver: Not applicable
  • Driver type: Info not available
  • Sound
  • Frequency response: 80Hz – 20kHz
  • Max peak SPL: 101dB
  • Amplifier class: Info not available
  • Output power: 60W
  • Onboard Features
  • Input connectors: RCA
  • Standby mode: No
  • Acoustic space control: No
  • Power indicator: Yes
  • Other
  • Width: 6.4"
  • Height: 7.5"
  • Depth: 5"
  • Weight: 6.3 lb.
  • Enclosure type: Sealed

Trust your sound to the clarity, and premium performance of Alesis Elevate 3 studio speakers!

SPECIFICATIONS

Elevate 3 Studio Monitor (Pair)

  • Audio Inputs: RCA stereo
    Interconnection: 1/8"
    Subwoofer Output: 1/8"
    LF Driver: 3-inch
    HF Driver: 1-inch, silk dome
    Power, peak: 60W
    Power, continuous: 10W x 2
    Bi-amplified: yes
    Front Baffle Thickness: 15mm
    Magnetically Shielded: yes
    Frequency Response: 80Hz - 20kHz
    Active Crossover: yes
    Voltage (switchable or fixed): Internal power switch
    Box Contents
    Pair of Elevate 3 speakers
    Interconnection cable
    Power cable
    Quick start guide
    Safety and warranty manual
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AlesisElevate 3 Studio Monitor (Pair)
 
4.1

(based on 99 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (42)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (37)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

84%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (77)
  • Good audio (76)
  • Easy to use (70)
  • Lightweight (56)
  • Versatile (29)

Cons

  • Poor sound quality (10)
  • Limited functions (6)
  • Not durable (4)
  • Unreliable (3)

Best Uses

  • Home studio (68)
  • Amateur recording (46)
  • Professional recording (10)
  • Computer speakers (4)
  • Pro audio / DJ / mixing (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (53), Professional musician (25), Novice (13)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great deal for the price

I'm diving deep into mixing and mastering. I have a somewhat pro studio set up at an actual lock out but wanted something to work with at home.

I purchased these for...Read complete review

I'm diving deep into mixing and mastering. I have a somewhat pro studio set up at an actual lock out but wanted something to work with at home.

I purchased these for very cheap. I got exactly what I expected. Decent sounding and durable.
I like the fact that you sort of have to mix with these monitors on a lower volume. They force you to stay disciplined and not crank up the volume (the easily distort if you do). If you can mix on a lower volume setting the outcome is usually much superior vs cranking it way up.

What I do like about lower end monitors is the fact that you have to train your ears to pick up and learn about certain subtle nuances. Sort of like boot camp for mixing. Now when I sit in front of my Fostex monitors at my studio my ears are getting better and better at picking stuff up because of my home training on the lower end monitors.

It's all about your ear and taking the time to learn what your monitors can do and then applying it all to the mix.

Buy these and learn something before spending big on costly monitors.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

good, but with limitations

I bought these for price, just as many others have I imagine. These are the smallest monitors I have encountered, but the sound is very good. I wouldn't suggest using "bass...Read complete review

I bought these for price, just as many others have I imagine. These are the smallest monitors I have encountered, but the sound is very good. I wouldn't suggest using "bass boost" as the sound gets a little muddy. The reason I can't give this a glowing review is two-parts.

If you look at the details, the left monitor does not have its own in/out line. You must connect the 1/8" cable from R. So if you're running even a simple audio interface with 1/4" ins, you will need to buy new cables. Just remember RCA output in the back.

Secondly, once you turn on the monitors you will hear a hiss. Adjust the volume knob past 75% and you will get a hum. Kind of annoying but I guess if you aren't listening carefully you can tune it out.

All in all, for the price, completely worth it. Just note what you intend to use it for as this product is meant for the casual audiophile.

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2.0

you get what you pay for.

By runrunrunr

from indy

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Compact
  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Breaks Easily

Best Uses

  • Amateur Recording
  • travel / back up

Comments about Alesis Elevate 3 Studio Monitor (Pair):

you get what you pay for.

i bought these as a christmas gift for myself. i didnt care for the sound of them, but i told myself "these are 'studio monitors', and im not used to a relatively, supposedly flat frequency response." (70hz - 20khz if you were wondering) but they pretty much annoyed me since day 1. I used a logitech sub that i had lying around because the low end is cupped and abysmal. the jacks in the back were popping after a couple months, and now the left speaker is dead. mechanical issues aside, i had the hardest time mixing on these because of the lack of low end. the volume doesnt seem quite right, all of my mixes came out too loud and other places waay too soft..super odd low end. all of this being said, i still got my moneys worth out of them.( mostly because of the LOGITECH sub i half assedly connected to it)
the ONLY thing they have going for them, is the price. i wish i had more positive to say...or atleast SOMETHING nice to say.... if you want decent compact sound...to carry to a hotel, or similar scenario...these will do....this is just my experience...

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I would buy this product again.

By WZT

from Wichita, KS

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Verified Buyer

Comments about Alesis Elevate 3 Studio Monitor (Pair):

I gave this product a 5 start rating not because they are the best studio monitor you can buy but for what I paid for these little jewels I absolutely love them. I use them for a lot of differrenct applications such as learning new music, listening to a mix I am working on, and sometimes just listening. They are small, have a nice volume capability, and I really like the fact that they have their own power amp. Well worth the money. I have other monitors that are more expensive with a better sound for mixing but the Elevate 3's have their advantages.

 
4.0

Great low end reference monitor system

By Twangster

from Austin, Texas

Verified Buyer

Comments about Alesis Elevate 3 Studio Monitor (Pair):

Used as the low end of my monitor examples it works fine. Sounds like a pair of average monitor for testing how your mix is going to sound on a typical system. I wouldn't use this on a real mix system as your only monitors but as a sub mix for reference it's great.

 
4.0

Alesis quality

By Christopher

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Alesis Elevate 3 Studio Monitor (Pair):

Nice low price

 
4.0

Good performance for what they are...

By Mick

from New York City

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Compact
  • Ease of making connection
  • Easy To Use
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Alesis Elevate 3 Studio Monitor (Pair):

      For their size and sound output, I consider them well within expectation in term of performances. This is by no mean the very best monitors out there. But for my need, I'm perfectly happy with them.

       
      4.0

      I would recommend this product.

      By bwd

      from CA

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Compact
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • None so far

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio

      Comments about Alesis Elevate 3 Studio Monitor (Pair):

      Use it for small home studio in conjunction with other monitor spkrs

       
      5.0

      Elevate 3 Studio Monitors

      By Loco Lobo

      from Hurley Va

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Home Studio

        Comments about Alesis Elevate 3 Studio Monitor (Pair):

        I've use these for recording guitar practice sessions and they work great.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Fantastic little powerhouse monitors, for a great price!

        By rogerdean

        from essex jct, vt

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Compact
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Studio

          Comments about Alesis Elevate 3 Studio Monitor (Pair):

          Great monitors, just plug and play!!!

           
          5.0

          Great

          By RLazer

          from Illinois

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Compact
          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home Studio
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about Alesis Elevate 3 Studio Monitor (Pair):

            Big fan of Alesis, and the price was excellent.

             
            4.0

            Good sound for size and price

            By thejamgroup

            from Detroit, Michigan

            About Me Professional Musician

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • decent sound for the price range and size

            Cons

            • could use a little more power

            Best Uses

            • Home Studio

            Comments about Alesis Elevate 3 Studio Monitor (Pair):

            Good quality product, lives up to description, great price

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