The Speakers

March 12, 2014 at 10:11 PM

This looks awesome.

It’s a m1 active 520 from musicians friend and here are the features of the speakers:


  • Two-way, active, bi-amplified pair of reference studio-monitor loudspeakers
  • Wide, 56 — 20,000 Hz frequency response
  • Five-inch lightweight polypropylene woofer with 50W RMS
  • One-inch silk-dome tweeter with 25W RMS
  • Integrated USB audio interface with 16-bit, 44.1/48 kHz recording and playback
  • Two balanced-1/4″ inputs
  • Stereo, 1/4″ headphone output
  • Magnetically shielded for placement near TV and computer monitors
  • Low-resonance cabinet with tuned bass port
  • Bi-color signal/clip indicator
  • Switchable power supply ensures worldwide operation


  • Two M1Active 520 USB loudspeakers
  • XLR interconnection cable (6 ft)
  • USB cable (6 ft)
  • IEC power cable
  • Quick start manual
  • Safety and warranty guide

I’m not good with all this technical stuff nor do I know what any of it mean, does etc so I won’t even try to be all detailed about it. But when I tried to understand the whole thing and searched for a demo, I found this video to be quite good in explaining the system:

Hmm.. would be nice to have a pair of speakers now for whenever I watch videos from my laptop. It’s been years since I last used any computer speakers when I had PC.