Alto Professional Truesonic TS112A Powered Speaker Review
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Alto Professional Truesonic TS112A Powered Speaker Staff Review
Alto Professional TS112A Truesonic Powered Speaker Review Summary:
The Alto Professional brand has just arrived on the speaker scene and they are already making big waves in the pro-audio industry. The Truesonic line of speakers by Alto Professional are their latest and greatest speaker system that comes in a variety of sizes and flavors. The Truesonic speakers are available in 10-inch, 12-inch, and 15-inch, active 2-way speaker setups and a 12-inch and 15-inch passive setup. They also offer powered subwoofers in 12, 15, or 18-inch configurations. If you don’t want an on-board amplifier, then Alto has you covered with their passive 12 and 15 inch versions. So there is definitely something for everyone here.
Our review is based on the Powered 12-inch; 2-way TS112A Truesonic speakers. The first impressions of these speakers are excellent as each speaker is lightweight thanks to the polypropylene trapezoidal cabinet that also remains very durable and shock resistant for ample protection. The front of the cabinet protects the woofer and the horn from any accidental impacts. The cabinet also has handles on the sides and on the top for easy transport. They also have a stand/pole mount underneath, they can be used on the floor in a wedge configuration, and they can also be stacked one on top of the other. These speakers are powered by an 800 watt Class D lightweight (fan-cooled) internal amplifier that requires a power connection directly to the speaker. The speaker runs at about 400 watts continuously and has a very nice horn for the highs and mids and a great 12-inch woofer that provided more bass than I could ever recall coming out of a speaker that small. The highs were very crisp all the way through and the bass was seriously booming throughout our entire test run. I am still blown away at the deep bass response inherent in the 12-inch woofer on the TS112A. We never had any issues with popping, hissing, interference, or humming during our two hour stress test. The system performed flawlessly during my time with the pair. There are two separate XLR/quarter-inch input connections each with their own volume control knob that can act as a mixer when switching between the inputs. There is also an XLR output to “daisy-chain” to other speakers.
In conclusion, I must say I was surprised at the overall performance of these speakers…so much so that I want a set for myself. The TS112A Powered speakers by Alto would work perfectly for Mobile DJ’s, club installations, professional or personal setups. The Bass response and handling is above and beyond what is expected and the highs and mids remain in balance even at the higher volumes. The price of the TS112A is about $300 at retail and I think it’s a fair price for a very competitive product. They are lightweight and very versatile in the many ways they can be setup. Anyone looking for a new set of speakers should seriously give some consideration to the Alto Truesonic speaker line.
-True 400 Watts RMS Continuous amplified speaker system
-Excellent Ergonomics (Lightweight, Stackable, Pole Mountable, Stage Angle, Handles)
-Very Good Sound Quality for Pro Audio & Mobile DJ Applications
-Durable polypropylene trapezoid cabinet
-Two separate inputs with On-board Mixer
Alto Professional Truesonic TS112A Powered Speaker Features
Versatile Cabinet Design
All TRUESONIC 2-way speaker cabinets have been designed with versatility and longevity in mind. They feature a durable, lightweight polypropylene enclosure that is stand mountable for weekend gigs and flyable for more permanent installations. What's more, they have a trapezoidal design which greatly decreases the resonance of the standing wave in the cabinet for a more true and exact sound reproduction. The TRUESONIC TS112A is the perfect solution for musicians and DJs on the move and halls, malls, schools, houses of worship and more.
The TRUESONIC Series was designed from the ground up to be the most transparent loudspeaker money can buy. Rigorous testing and thousands of hours of listening have gone into making sure that what you pump into a TRUESONIC speaker is exactly what you get out. Everything you see (and some things you don’t) – from internal signal path and components used to the sculpted cabinet and meticulously designed waveguide – was developed in service of the principle of accurate, transparent sound.
Super Efficient Drivers
The drivers in the TRUESONIC TS112A are designed to make sure that virtually no energy is wasted. That translates to more of the power from the amplifier actually working to generate sound rather than heat, giving the speaker better real world performance than other speakers with comparable published specifications. The TRUESONIC TS112A offers a 12" LF driver (2" voice coil) and a 1" HF neodymium driver .
Modern amplifier design
Every active TRUESONIC speaker benefits from the use of a Class D amplifier integrated into the cabinet. Class D amps are generally lighter than Class A and AB amplifier designs, and offer more than enough power to provide your performance with plenty of punch. The TRUESONIC TS112 delivers with 800 Watts of power and offers a balanced combo jack (XLR/TRS) input with level control. Class D amplifiers are also highly efficient and run cooler than other kinds of amps so the amp doesn't have to work as hard to deliver your mix.
Hang 'em High
Optimal speaker placement can be challenging, especially if your speakers don't have what it takes to go anywhere. Whether you need to fly your speakers, pole mount or use them as floor monitors, TRUESONIC speakers are ready for you. All TRUESONIC speakers feature standard 36mm pole mounting insets on the bottom. If you need to fly them, it's no problem. The 10" TRUESONIC models come from the factory with four M10 rigging points, the 12" models come with five. Our 15" models come standard with six M10 rigging points. All these options make the TRUESONIC one remarkably venue-friendly speaker. Use them anywhere you need them.
Just what you need
Whether you're performing at a coffee house, wedding, house of worship or other small to medium-sized venue, the TRUESONIC TS112A is your best choice. For example, it's easy to get your TRUESONIC speakers to the gig thanks to their carrying handles and lightweight design. Once you're there you won't need to be a live sound engineer to figure out how to EQ the speakers thanks to the built-in Contour EQ switch that can help adjust for those situations where need an EQ alternative for recorded music playback. When you're connecting everything, the TRUESONIC's dual XLR/combo inputs make easy work of your setup and each speaker's independent level controls give you the flexibility to dial everything in your way in seconds.
Full metal grille
You can never be too safe around the stage. We know stuff happens that you just can't predict. Sometimes it's the flying drumstick, a falling mic stand or worse. Every TRUESONIC speaker comes with a complete front grille from top to bottom that protects not only your low frequency driver, but your high frequency driver as well. With TRUESONIC speakers, you get extra peace of mind knowing that whatever comes at your sound system, we've got it covered, literally.
Mid/large-sized PA systems
Halls, auditoriums, amphitheaters
Gymnasiums, fitness centers, and dance studios
Houses of worship
Bars, restaurants, clubs
Mobile DJ systems
Special events, presentations, and weddings
Active 800 Watt 2-Way 12" Loudspeaker
800 Watts Class D power
12” low frequency transducer, 1” neodymium driver
Two Mic/Line combo inputs with independent volume controls
XLR output to link speakers
Lightweight, trapezoidal cabinet with handles
Use as a traditional upright loudspeaker or as floor wedge monitor
Stand/pole mountable or flyable
Clip Limiter with red LED
Ground Lift switch
Contour switch for increased EQ control
Accurate audience coverage, not just on-axis
Designed and tuned in the USA
Transducer Low: 12” Woofer, with 2” voice coil
Transducer High: Neodymium compression driver, 1” exit with 1” voice coil
Power Amplification: 800 Watts peak (670 W LF + 130 W HF), 400 Watts continuous (335 W LF + 65 W HF)
Frequency Range (-10 dB): 54 Hz - 20 kHz
Frequency Response (±3 dB): 65 Hz - 19 kHz
Maximum SPL @ 1m: 125 dB peak, 122 dB continuous
-6 dB Nominal Coverage: (80° / 100° H x 60° V)
Active Crossover: 2.5 kHz
Connectors: 2 x Mic / Line Female XLR - 1/4” combo inputs, 1 x Loop - Out Male XLR
Input Control: Line / Mic -? to +50 dB, Maximum input level +23 dBu, Input Impedance 15 kOhms
External Controls: Volume, Power switch with LED indicator, Clip/Limit LED, Ground Lift switch
Protection Features: Over-excursion, Thermal, Driver
AC Power: 100 VAC, or 110 – 120 VAC, or 220 - 240 VAC (50 / 60 Hz)
Enclosure: Trapezoidal, with floor monitor capability. Injection molded, polypropylene enclosure, with perforated steel grille
Mounting: Integrated pole-socket (36 mm dia.) Two handles, 5 M10 threaded sockets: 2 top, 2 bottom, 1 pullback
Dimensions (WxLxH): 648mm x 383.8mm x 365mm
Weight: 35 lb
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Complete Junk. Stopped working 6 months after purchase. Under warranty and send back in October 2012 costing me $100 in shipping. Still waiting in Jan 2013. Customer Service is 30 min wait minimum. They will not help you.
|Posted on Jan 03, 2013|
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