Alesis Announces M1 Active 320 USB Speakers / Audio Interface
Alesis has announced the M1 Active 320 USB monitors for computer music production enthusiasts. The new Alesis 320 USB-audio speaker system delivers a new proposition for USB audio playback and capture — the speakers double as an audio interface.
Use a USB cable to plug the speakers directly into your computer, and you’re in business. Alesis claims that no special drivers are required. The audio inputs consist of a 1/8″ stereo mini plug, two 1/4″ connectors and RCA.
Although the speakers look budget, only dish 10 watts per channel, and have yesteday’s USB 1.1 connectivity, the concept behind the M1 320’s is unique.
â€¢ USB 1.1 audio interface
â€¢ 16-Bit / 44.1-48 kHz recording and playback
â€¢ 1/4â€ plugs and standard RCA jacks
â€¢ TRS Headphone output
â€¢ Two 1/4â€ phone jacks inputs
â€¢ Stereo 1/8â€ TRS mini-jack input
â€¢ Stereo RCA inputs
â€¢ 1/8â€ TS output to passive speaker
â€¢ Switchable power supply
â€¢ Magnetically shielded
â€¢ Woofer: 3″ lightweight, magnetically-shielded
â€¢ Tweeter: 1″ silk dome
â€¢ Frequency Response:58 Hz â€“ 25 kHz
â€¢ Power: 10W per channel RMS
â€¢ Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 88dB weighted
â€¢ Digital Conversion: 16 bit delta sigma, 44.1kHz or 48kHz sampling rate
No pricing or availability has been announced. More information on the Alesis M1 320 USB / Audio Interface speakers.