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Alesis Elevate 3 Studio Monitors   (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 prost 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.

The elliptical waveguide and carefully formed radiuses on each Elevate 3 monitor come together to form what we call Directional Articulation technology. That's a fancy way of saying you get incredible sounding speakers that won't require a second mortgage on your house.

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
  • Precise audio amplification for project studios, video playback, gaming and mobile devices
  • Front baffles and waveguides feature Directional Articulation technology for excellent directivity and stereo imaging
  • Elliptical waveguide creates a wide sweet spot with outstanding stereo image
  • Separate high and low frequency drivers with crossover
  • High-fidelity bi-amplification with 60-watt peak power
  • Custom wood cabinet with dense wood construction for full, warm sound
  • Carefully formed baffle radiuses reduce edge diffraction
  • Magnetic shielding for desktop use next to computer monitors, displays, TVs and other electronic equipment
  • Convenient, industry-standard I/O and worldwide power options

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

SPECIFICATIONS

Elevate 3 Studio Monitors

  • 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 Monitors
 
4.1

(based on 78 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (33)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (29)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (63)
  • Good audio (63)
  • Easy to use (55)
  • Lightweight (46)
  • Versatile (22)

Cons

  • Poor sound quality (8)
  • Limited functions (5)
  • Not durable (3)
  • Unreliable (3)

Best Uses

  • Home studio (54)
  • Amateur recording (38)
  • Professional recording (8)
  • Pro audio / DJ / mixing (4)
  • Computer speakers (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (40), Professional musician (20), 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.

VS

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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4.0

Great for the price.

By Edipos

from Florida

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Easy To Use

Cons

  • none

Best Uses

  • Amateur Recording
  • Home Studio

Comments about Alesis Elevate 3 Studio Monitors:

These speakers are great for the price. My only complaints would be that the audio jack isn't great, I would recommend buying yourself a new one along with the speakers. The bass is a little low even with the bass booster on. Definitely the best speakers you'll get for this price, great starter pair if you're setting up a home recording studio for demos or need a pair for your computers that are loud.

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great product

By MAC1952

from Pesotum, IL

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Durable
  • Easy installation

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Electronic Keyboard
    • Events
    • Home Studio

    Comments about Alesis Elevate 3 Studio Monitors:

    These are the best speakers I've seen so far. They are compact and easily fit into my gig bag with my electronic keyboard. Really good sound! They also can be used to enhance the sound of a laptop computer.

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    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Dead after 6 months

    By CS

    from Oakland CA

    About Me Novice

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Compact
    • Easy To Use

    Cons

    • Breaks Easily
    • Unreliable

    Best Uses

      Comments about Alesis Elevate 3 Studio Monitors:

      Worked great for a while. Bought mine back in september 2013. It's now April 2014 and they simply refuse to power on.

      I did purchase the 2 year warranty, and funny enough after getting through to the company that MF does warranties through, they told me to call Alesis instead since it's within their warranty time frame?
      Pretty bad service if you ask me. Now sitting on hold with Alesis in the middle of my work day. You'd think if you hired out your warranty service they'd offer full service instead of passing you around.

      Decent monitors IMO, but you might find yourself wasting a lot of time down the line to address faulty units.
      Get the warranty. Or maybe just buy local instead to save yourself time sitting on hold during weekend business hours.

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      5.0

      Awesome!

      By rjantn

      from Nashville, TN

      About Me Experienced

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Home Studio

        Comments about Alesis Elevate 3 Studio Monitors:

        They sound awesome! Great starter speakers for a home studio. Hard to beat for the price.

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        4.0

        Great speakers for the price

        By AlDmz54

        from SARASOTA,FL

        About Me Novice

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Compact
        • Easy To Use
        • Great For Pc
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Not Intended For Large Ro

        Best Uses

        • Home Studio
        • In Small Room For Pc

        Comments about Alesis Elevate 3 Studio Monitors:

        These speakers are a great choice for playing music through pc. The small tweeter adds good response to hi's.

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        5.0

        Adorable and Affordable with a Big Sound

        By ProudMama

        from St Paul, MN

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Compact
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Studio

          Comments about Alesis Elevate 3 Studio Monitors:

          In my first, more spacious home studio, I used the the Alesis M1 pair. They were perfect for what I needed then, these are perfect for what I need now. My new home studio is in a studio apartment. All of my recording, computer and entertainment gear, as well as my books occupy a closet-sized floor space with a 15' ceiling. When I'm not listening back to recorded tracks, I connect to my TV for amazing stereo sound.

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          4.0

          Great monitors for the price

          By Purebassplayer

          from Coeur d'Alene, Id

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Not very loud

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Home Studio

          Comments about Alesis Elevate 3 Studio Monitors:

          Great monitors with excellent sound. The only downfall I feel is that they aren't very loud. By that I mean you can hear them and feel a little bass, but you can't go very loud. Great for a small recording setup.

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          4.0

          Theatre Music

          By Elisa

          from Ithaca, NY

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Versatile

          Cons

          • So Far Can't Find One

          Best Uses

          • Performances

          Comments about Alesis Elevate 3 Studio Monitors:

          Planning to use these for my solo theatre performance at a festival during the "quiet times" of the early afternoon. Believe it will be perfect since I don't need to compete with volume and the sound quality is adequate. The size is perfect for traveling.... Thanks Musician's Friend... knew ya'll could help me!

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          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Horrible

          By Zach

          from Philadelphia, PA

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Limited Functions
            • Poor Sound Quality

            Best Uses

              Comments about Alesis Elevate 3 Studio Monitors:

              One of the speakers didn't work and it sound quality is extremely poor.

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              5.0

              Alesis Elevate 3 Studio Monitos

              By BMI Guy

              from Elizabethtown, Illinois

              About Me Professional Musician

              Ask me a question

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home Studio
                • Professional Recording

                Comments about Alesis Elevate 3 Studio Monitors:

                Needed some new monitors after setting up a computer recording studio for song demos.
                The first pair from Musicians Friend had an issue, but MF had a new pair shipped to me within an hour after speaking with a customer service rep. WOW - who does that anymore??
                Got the new set before I could get the return to UPS and back to MF!!!
                I love these monitors. I've always been a big fan of Alesis equipment and was not disappointed with these speakers. They even make my old Korg1600 sound good!
                That aside, Musician Friend is still my "go to" source for all things music. Their customer service is simply incredible!
                I guess I could get a better deal on some equipment from a competitor, but I know that MF will stand behind their products so I see no reason to look anywhere else.

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