Alto speakers

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I'm not a gear guy at all, but have been trying to put a cheap studio together.
I picked up some decent mics, a PC, the new 24 track Tascam porta studio, etc...
Anyway, I was at the Guitar center looking for some speakers.
So, I picked up these Alto 210's, with bluetooth. When I had the guy who runs the drum dept, compare every speaker they had, at any price, these were the best.
I never heard of the brand. Does anyone know anything about them?
I compared to 2000 watt JBL's, and these were louder, and clearer at all volumes.
They're only 300 watt a piece, but wow.
If they happen to be garbage, someone let me know.
Thanks
 

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I am definately not a "sound guy" but I needed a set up for a family function and walked out with two Alto Trusonic 12" speakers and an 18" sub.

Ran this setup HARD for four hours on two different occasions, used them for floor monitors, and "small mains" over the last four years.

Not one issue or problem, many compliments on "bang for buck" value.

Like I said, not a sound guy, and I am sure a pair of QSCs would blow them away (maybe...), but for what you describe using them for I think you are fine.
 

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I am definately not a "sound guy" but I needed a set up for a family function and walked out with two Alto Trusonic 12" speakers and an 18" sub.

Ran this setup HARD for four hours on two different occasions, used them for floor monitors, and "small mains" over the last four years.

Not one issue or problem, many compliments on "bang for buck" value.

Like I said, not a sound guy, and I am sure a pair of QSCs would blow them away (maybe...), but for what you describe using them for I think you are fine.
Man, thanks for the good news. I have 2 10 inch at 300 a piece, and like I said, they were the best sounding/loudest speakers they had.
I just wanted something that will be heard clearly over drums.
I've yet to set them up, but sure sounded like I'd have decent wiggle room.
With the sizes on your speakers, they must shake the house
 

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Alto makes nice gear. I have a friend who has an Alto PA, good stuff.
 

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I have some older powered models 2xTS112A for small mains/monitors and 4xTX10 ($100 at Amazon last year when they were closing them out) and I've been very happy with them. Yes, great bang for the buck.
 

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One outdoor venue I play occasionally has all Alto mains and monitors. They sound pretty darn good, priced right and seem to be holding up at this venue which as I said is outdoors. The place has music I believe 7 days a week so they are getting well used.
 

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I was loving the new 10 inch 300 watts so much, I just went out, and got the 15's
For those old enough to remember playing covers to stereo systems, the 300 (1 of them) did the job, even for hard hitting tunes. However, I didn't like pushing em to 90% volume.
With the 15's, I will have plenty of wiggle room. I like playing covers to speakers more than headphones, as it forces me to listen more.
There are so many uses for these things!
I'm glad everyone has had good things to say about them.
The only drawback, is the separate bluetooth, but $40 is well worth the price
 

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If you play them in the house, make sure ya got the ground on, and optimally a 220 to 110 converter at 20 amps.
I'm going to have to dedicate 40 amps to run these. If not, the quality of sound will get poor at higher volumes.
The circuit I had it on didn't have enough juice.
These suckers are incredible!!!!
Anyone know how long Alto has been around?
I have a feeling they're going to a force to recon with in the industry!
 

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The Alto company was founded in Italy in 2000. They became part of the inMusic family in 2010, so launched in the USA shortly thereafter (2011 I think). inMusic was started/owned by Jack O'Donnell when he purchased Numark. Other products in the inMusic family include Alesis, M-Audio, Akai Professional, Denon Professional, Marantz Professional, and Rane.

 

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