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[NAMM] Alesis Elevates monitoring in studio

Alesis extends its monitoring speaker line-up at NAMM 2013 with the new Elevate 3 and Elevate 5 active monitors, sold in pairs.

The Elevate 3 features a 3" speaker for reproducing low-frequency sound. The Elevate 5 uses a larger 5" speaker for enhanced bass. Both models are equipped with a 1" soft-dome silk tweeter surrounded by an elliptical waveguide. On the rear panel, there is a Bass Boost switch. The Elevate 3 includes an 1/8" sub output for using the Elevate monitors with an external subwoofer to provide an enhanced low-end response.

Both monitors feature a volume control that also serves as a power switch, paired with a blue LED indicator. Speaking of power, the Elevate 3 and Elevate 5 are equipped with an internal power supply, so there is no need for an external adapter. Left and right RCA inputs are located on the rear panel. An 1/8" stereo headphone output is provided on the front panel. The Elevate 3 provides 20 Watts of continuous power, or 10 Watts per speaker. The Elevate 5 delivers twice that amount at 40 Watts of continuous power, or 20 Watts per speaker.

Magnetic shielding allows the Elevate 3 and Elevate 5 monitors to be safely used near sensitive video displays and other electronic equipment.