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    Comments about Alesis MK II monitors

    I've heard, that MK II speakers are becoming the industry standard.

    I've heard speakers briefly as well and even I've made some quick mix on them. To my surprise, the mix sounded well on other speakers as well.

    I don't think they sound fantastic but for the price -YES!

    Any other comments on these ones?

    TIA

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    we've seen so many "industry standards" ;-)...
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    Originally posted by smcoptyltd:
    <STRONG>I've heard, that MK II speakers are becoming the industry standard.</STRONG>
    Did you hear that from Alesis?

    I've never even seen a pair, in the studio or elsewhere.
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    Nope...

    In Australia many home studios having them and having a good results.

    I had a brief encounter with them and I'm impressed.

    However... making one mix is not enough.

    I'm getting a pair to try today or tomorrow, mainly for testing. I was hoping that here I'll find some comments of those, who are using them.

    Most likely I'll buy them and after while I'll know if they are trustworthy as monitors or not. For the price I can't go wrong, even if I'll use them as part of 5.1.

    If accidentally NS10 has become a standard, I can't see a reason, why cheap (Similar price tag.) Alesis can't become new one.

    Since NS10 are not the best sounding speakers but you can't go wrong mixing on them.

    I've never even seen a pair, in the studio or elsewhere.
    Bob Clearmountain never saw NS10 before.

    MK II are to cheap to get an interest of big studio.

    Maybe MK II is such a pearl!?


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    I've got a pair. Considering the price, I wasn't expecting anything spectacular. But, they were within my budget, and ten times better than what I was using.

    I'm still getting to know them, but I'm pretty happy with them....I've just started to trust them enough to not test every mix I make in every CD player I own.
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    Originally posted by smcoptyltd:
    <STRONG>I've heard, that MK II speakers are becoming the industry standard.</STRONG>
    I think you may have ready this in an Alesis press release.

    This only thing that I see almost regularly in most studios I go to are either NS-10s (but they are starting to fade away) or HR824s. If anything I think that HR824s is becoming the new "standard".
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    well, i had a chance to mix on the earlier version of the MK series years back in school.
    it was an alesis lab with adats, alesis mixer, amp and monitors...even outboard stuff like reverb and comps. (you had to mix there for a certain number of hours to "graduate" to the SSL room
    what i remember is that it actually sounded ok. it was comfortable to mix on for a while and when i was finished, the mixes came out pretty together. would i use it today? of course not...its an ALESIS!!! HA HA

    but in all seriousness, i thought they were pretty good especially for the price...
    my nickel...

    but are they "industry standards"? i would say no. i haven't seen a pair of them in a studio since school . but at GC, they are everywhere.
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    Bob Clearmountain never saw NS10 before.
    ???

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    FWIW, I have the Alesis Monitor Ones (if they are anything like the MKII's) and recently "upgraded" to the Mackie HR-824's. I honestly can't say I like the Mackies any better. I believe they do reveal a little more detail, but I like the response of the Monitor One's better. So, I use both! Glad I didn't sell the Alesis's!
    NOTE: Just because something is a "best seller" doesn't make it an industry standard!!!
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