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Alesis Monitor One MK2 Studio Monitors

Alesis  One MK2 Studio Monitors

6.5 in. low frequency drivers.  1 in. silk-dome tweeter.
 Handles 120 watts program, 200 watts peak.  Magnetically shielded.

Alesis' Award-Winning Monitor One — Greater Accuracy than Ever Before
Monitor One became an instant favorite among professional engineers and studio owners, as well as earning it a place in countless home studios.

Obviously, there was only one thing left to do.  Make it even better.

Better Design, for Improved Performance
With such a successful platform to build on, Alesis' engineers wisely settled for incremental improvements designed to coax even better performance from our monitors.

They started with a new 6.5" polypropylene low-frequency driver for tighter, more accurate bass response.  Then matched it with a newly redesigned, 1" pure silk-dome, high-frequency transducer for even smoother, more accurate detail and response, and a broader sound stage.

They improved the overall frequency response (changing from 45 Hz š 18 kHz, to 45 Hz š 20 kHz +/- 3 dB) and coupled it with more efficient power handling.  They also provided magnetic shielding to allow use in close proximity to video and computer monitors.

Surface Improvements that Go More than Skin Deep
Perfectionists that they are, however, our engineers didn't just settle for tinkering under the hood.  The cabinet was redesigned for a new and more attractive professional finish, and are now mirror image; left/right pair for symmetrical speaker placement.

But more than just cosmetic improvements, the new Monitor One also features radiused edges for reduced edge diffraction, along with improved porting thanks to the next generation of our exclusive SuperPort venting technology — to eliminate the "choking" effect of smaller, shorter ports.  The result is a low-frequency response which extends well below comparable near field monitors.

It all adds up to a spectacular next-generation of a popular standard — the new state-of-the-art in affordable, high-quality studio monitors.

Critical reference monitoring for recording and mixing

Excellent bass transient response

Flat frequency response for accurate mixes that translate to other playback systems

High power handling, high output

Technical Description

Drivers: Magnetically shielded, 6.5" low frequency drivers with a mineral filled polypropylene cone and a damped linear rubber surround; magnetically shielded, 1" silk-dome tweeter

Crossover: 2 kHz, 2nd-order fillers, (12dB per octave)

Frequency Response: 45 Hz - 20 kHz +/- 3dB

Power Handling: 120 watts program, 200 watts peak (using EI4-426A method)

Nominal Impedance: 4 ohms

Sensitivity: 88 dB SPL @ 1 watt and 1 meter on axis

Construction: Front baffle: powder coating on 1" MDF

Cabinet: Vinyl laminate on 5/8" MDF

Connectors: 5-way binding posts on 0.75" centers — can accept heavy-gauge speaker wire, banana plugs, spade plugs

Dimensions (H x W x D): 15 x 8.5 x 10 in.

Weight: (1) 15 lbs.

AKG K240S Circumaural Stereo Headphones

AKG K240S Headphones

55 ohms.
Removable plug-in cable.

AKG'S Most Popular Professional Headphone

A classic design that has become a standard in monitoring.  Now with Varimotion XXL capsule for studio sound at home and for portable use.  The "integrated semi-open air" design incorporates a highly accurate dynamic transducer, and an acoustically tuned venting structure behind the element produces a naturally open sound quality.

The circumaural (around-the-ear) pads are designed for hours of wearing comfort, while the steel-cable, self-adjusting headband construction and single-sided professional quality audio interconnect ensure extended reliability in demanding professional studio applications.

Technical Info

Type: Dynamic

Design: Circumaural, semi-open

Frequency Range: 15 Hz to 25,000 Hz

Sensitivity: 91 db SPL/mW

Power handling capability: 200 mW

Rated impedance: 55 Ohm

Cable: 3m (10 ft.) plug-in single cable

Stereo adapter: gold plated, screw-on 3,5/6,3mm (1/8 in. to 1/4 in.) jack

Net Weight (without cable): 240 g (8.5 oz.)

Audio Technica ATHM40fs Precision Extended-Response Monitor Headphones

Audio Technica ATHM40fs Headphones

60 ohm studiophones.
1/4 in. plug.

Audio Technica's most popular model of monitor headphones, the ATHM40fs, are engineered with 40-plus years of engineering knowhow to provide even, wide response for all your mixing and monitoring needs.  Their durable construction and field-replaceable parts makes them a workhorse day in and day out.

Extended Response, Enriched Sound

Do you find the low end often obscured by what you're listening on?  Worry no more.  These studiophile headphones feature a frequency range extending all the way down to 5 Hz--below the human threshold for hearing--so even the deepest bass will come through clearly.  They also reproduce frequencies all the way up to 28 kHz (again, outside the human hearing range) for sparkling clear high end.  Audio Technica has been improving electro-acoustic design since 1962, and their depth of experience shows in the performance of these headphones.  This quality of sound and frequency response will be a great addition to your audio rig, equally capable as an alternate monitoring source in the studio or in live sound mixing applications.

High Quality Construction

While other brands use basic stranded copper wire, ATHM40fs headphones feature high quality litz wire cables.  Each strand is individually coated and insulated to reduce signal loss and deliver clean, full-range sound throughout the spectrum.  The drivers feature neodymium magnets, CCAW voice coils, and 40mm diameter speakers for clear, undiluted tone from your sound source.  The dependable construction and accurate sound reproduction is sure to be a valuable part of your studio for years.  All components are easily field-replaceable as well, so any damage that occurs to the headphones can be fixed quickly to get you back to the music right away.

Front and Center (Or Simply To a Side)

Do you get distracted during your mixing sessions when outside noise creeps into your ears?  These pro-quality cans feature a closed-back profile--perfect for close listening so you can focus on the mix and nothing else.  One feature which sets the ATHM40fs apart from its peers is rotatable earpieces.  This is an ideal, easy solution for isolating half of the stereo image.  It's a great way to take a quick listen and evaluate the spread of instruments in the mix.

Page last updated June, 2010