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Mon, April 08, 2013

Elevate 3 and Elevate 5 active monitors offer solid sound in a compact design.

Cumberland, R.I. (April 8, 2013)—Alesis, the world’s leading manufacturer of instruments and tools for today's musician, presents their new Elevate 3 and Elevate 5 bi-amplified monitor speakers. Sold in pairs, these active monitors provide a smooth, rich sound in a space-saving format.

The Elevate 3 and Elevate 5 combine technology borrowed from professional Alesis monitors along with advanced components to create a smooth, solid sound. Ideal for multimedia, gaming, desktop audio, or for use with a mobile device, the Alesis Elevate Series provide thoughtful options for creating a custom listening environment—without taking up valuable studio or setup space.

“Our new Elevate Series compact monitors have it all. They sound great; they look great, and are easily affordable,” says Alesis Project Manager Walter Skorupski. “Premium features such as ported cabinets, elliptical waveguides, and a bass-boost circuit provide professional sound from these well-priced monitors.”

The front panel provides a convenient and easy-to-reach volume control paired with a blue LED indicator. The Elevate 3 and Elevate 5 are equipped with an internal power supply, so there is no bulky 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.

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" softdome silk tweeter. This high-frequency driver is surrounded by an elliptical waveguide, createing a wider "sweet spot" for critical listening, while at the same time minimizing audio reflections from tabletops, etc. 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.

The custom-designed, high-density wood cabinet delivers a full, warm sound. Bass porting provides extended low-end response. Radial-edge baffles keep the sound clear. Magnetic shielding allows the Elevate 3 and Elevate 5 monitors to be safely used near sensitive video displays and other electronic equipment.

Alesis will be exhibiting at Hall 5.1, Booth B45 during the 2013 Musikmesse, April 10-13, in Frankfurt, Germany.