Re: Amplifying the Alesis

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Posted by Rod on January 16, 2001 at 08:33:27:

In Reply to: Re: Amplifying the Alesis posted by David Moore on January 10, 2001 at 10:32:53:

I'll disagree on having to spend tons of money on amplification. I think there is a lot of high quality studio monitors around that will be able to amplify your alesis, with even gain thru all frequencies. I do think you have to surround yourself with monolithic size speakers in order to get a good sound. There's a fine selection of monitors from companies like alesis, yamaha, mackie and event.

Plus, at all honesty, I love my alesis but I don't think the sound is fantastic to justify spending $1000+ on an amplification system for it alone (but then again not $100 either). I get a cleaner sound out of some of my other gear. My monitors (alesis monitor 1's with RA100) are definitely not the weakest link in the chain. Just a stupid hosa cable is enough to cause more a problem with the sound coming out of the speakers.

I would like to re emphasize the point about the impact of the room. I would suggest getting your system from a store that lets you return the gear if it doesn't sound good in your environment. I experienced this 1st hand. I've been in 4 different apts/houses over the past 5 years. The 1st two I got a similar sound out of the monitors, on the third they sounded like s***. Fortunately I wasn't there long, and in my current apt the sound is still not quite what I once had (although playing around with monitor placement and with some minor wall treatment did help). Going easy on reverb (and sometimes the chorus) helps.

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