NAMM 2016: Alesis wants to Elevate your music with affordable new monitors

NAMM 2016: Alesis wants the world to know about its new Elevate range of monitors, which comprises two models.

The Elevate 5S is billed as a "premium" active 2-way monitor with high-quality drivers (a 5.25-inch Kevlar woofer and a neodymium-powered 1-inch silk dome tweeter, to be precise). The frequency response is said to be "smooth" across a wide range, and the bi-amped design with active crossover sends 50 watts each to the LF and HF drivers. Other features include:

  • Balanced XLR+1/4′′ combo input ensures versatile connection options
  • Custom elliptical waveguides for controlled dispersion and a widened sweet spot
  • High-density wood cabinet with dual bass porting for strong bass without clarity-robbing cabinet resonances

Each Elevate 5S will be sold on its own for £70, and availability will be in the second quarter of 2016.

The Elevate 4s, meanwhile, are 4-inch 2-way speakers that are sold as a pair. The 2-channel amp is housed in one speaker but powers its partner as well, with total system output said to be 40 watts RMS. Other features of the Elevate 4s include:

  • 4" low-frequency driver, 1" silk dome tweeter per speaker
  • 20-watt per channel with Class AB architecture
  • Stereo 1⁄4" balanced inputs; Stereo RCA unbalanced inputs
  • Custom elliptical waveguides for controlled dispersion and a widened sweet spot
  • Subwoofer output for use with an outboard powered subwoofer

The Elevate 4s will also be available in Q2 of this year priced at £85 for the pair. You'll find more on both Elevate models on the Alesis website.

Ben Rogerson

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it.