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Unread 01-25-2012, 12:03 PM   #1
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New FRFR Day! Alto TS115A's HD video

So for my live rig I've decided to guy the FRFR route and get a nice powered loudspeaker to get the most out of my Axe FX, I had tried a couple before and I really liked running it this way and it sounds huge.

I brought my Ultra and my guitar up to guitar center and me and the dude in pro audio went through and played some. I was looking at the QSC K12, Mackie HD1221, EV ELX115. They honestly all sounded great but were pretty damn pricey for how surprisingly small the units were.

Then my buddy Adam told me to pull down these 15 inch Alto TS115A's that I guess caught his attention cause they looked pretty sweet and were only $349.99

So I brought up down, plugged them up and cranked them loud as hell and they sound wicked!! Definitely NOT a $500 difference between these and the $849.99 QSC K12's. I feel bad for anyone who payed that much for those when these Alto's are 800 watts a peice peak and 400 watts RMS.

So instead of just getting one QSC K12 or a hd1221 I just got two of these bitches and I could NOT be more pleased!!

Here are pics, I will post HD video to this thread hopefully today if I get the chance.




Anyone considering an FRFR setup PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE try these! You will hate yourself if you buy a $850 K12 over these.


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Unread 01-25-2012, 12:28 PM   #2
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A: I'm pumped for you.

B: I value your contribution with this thread

C: I'm REALLY interested in going this route. So tell me how you physically have it set up on stage? Do you keep them both behind you (in stereo), or put one behind and the other in front/side?

D: I've debated on how I'd do it.
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I haven't ran it live YET.

But when I do I'm planning to probably just run them behind me in stereo for my own monitoring and then run the axe fx into the house p.a also in stereo at venues where that would work out. But man these things are deathly loud. And they really aren't directional at all. No matter if it's behind in front or on the side of you, you really don't hear much of a difference. The main difference I've noticed is when they are flipped onto the side to point upward like normal stage wedges or whatever, which I may also try live down the road.

Running an FRFR setup will get you the most out of your modeler in every way. I really think this brand is just so underpriced because they aren't necessarily a huge commercial brand as of yet. But like I said I AB'd these babies to monitors double the price and didn't hear a difference that justified 500 more dollars. I'm a gear nazi as it is and I was pleasantly surprised by these things. Would recommend them to ANYONE wanting to go FRFR with either a pod or axe fx.
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bump for HD video test in the OP!
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This has made me completely rethink what I'm doing for my set-up.

Thanks man, happy New FRFR.

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That sounds killer
right?! they sound amazing man, couldn't be more pleased. I think I may have cranked em just a bit too much on the video for the distortion parts cause they sizzle a little. Glad you like man!

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awesome! good luck man, if you're going to the FRFR route then definitely check these out, best bang for your buck.
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how loud do these things get? are these things loud enough to play shows where you would just be using your cab? cause where i live a lot of these hell holes we play dont have a proper p.a. or anything really and we just end up running straight through our cabs, thats the only reason why i havnt made the switch to frfr yet.
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dude, sounds great
800 peak with 400 rms, is nothing to shake a stick at

and for that price, they're great.

im all for finding stuff thats not under a big name thats just as good
congrats !

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Most monitors are going to sound just fine at lower volumes. I'd be curious to hear how they hold up when you're trying to keep up with a drummer in the mix.
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weve cranked them ridiculously loud. Way louder than a drumset. They are painfully loud and will keep up with any mix. plus they have this technology that makes them utilize energy and not over-heat and you know.... Blow up.
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how loud do these things get? are these things loud enough to play shows where you would just be using your cab? cause where i live a lot of these hell holes we play dont have a proper p.a. or anything really and we just end up running straight through our cabs, thats the only reason why i havnt made the switch to frfr yet.
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weve cranked them ridiculously loud. Way louder than a drumset. They are painfully loud and will keep up with any mix. plus they have this technology that makes them utilize energy and not over-heat and you know.... Blow up.
Cool, good to know. You've inspired me to go to GC with my AxeFX II in hand to try these out.

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dude, sounds great
800 peak with 400 rms, is nothing to shake a stick at

and for that price, they're great.

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congrats !
Hey guys,

I actually work for GC in pro audio. We sell these Alto speakers like mad out here, mostly for DJs and bands needing mobile setups (no real AxeFX users in AR...). Especially in comparison to the Mackie Thumps and the Behringer powered line, Altos win no contest every time.

As for the brand name, we had a rep come through and explained to us that it's the same parent company responsible for Akai and Alesis. Good stuff. By far the most consistent products we've seen back there, hardly EVER come back returned for defects/dislike.
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Hey guys,

I actually work for GC in pro audio. We sell these Alto speakers like mad out here, mostly for DJs and bands needing mobile setups (no real AxeFX users in AR...). Especially in comparison to the Mackie Thumps and the Behringer powered line, Altos win no contest every time.

As for the brand name, we had a rep come through and explained to us that it's the same parent company responsible for Akai and Alesis. Good stuff.
awesome! good to know, the guy at my GC said they sell a lot also for DJs and stuff, but they kill with the Axe FX! the guy at my GC was sorta skeptical about me using it for my rig and kept questioning if I could run it in mono. I plugged up ONE of these things and ran it in mono and needless to say he didn't really have any more questions as to why I was doing it, it sounded massive.
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anyone know if theres anywhere i can buy these up in canada? if worse comes to worse ill have to drive the 6 hours down to to GC in flint michigan
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anyone know if theres anywhere i can buy these up in canada? if worse comes to worse ill have to drive the 6 hours down to to GC in flint michigan
As far as I know, GC is exclusive with the Alto Professional brand. However, I've seen a few auctions up on the 'bay if you're willing to shell out for shipping!
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Wow nice rig dude
Hope you enjoy your new spoils, I'd like to try these
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I went to GC too...

EDIT: Misinformation. Removed post. - nojyeloot

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As far as I know, GC is exclusive with the Alto Professional brand. However, I've seen a few auctions up on the 'bay if you're willing to shell out for shipping!
You can get them direct from Alto on Amazon

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Oh, and the TS115As are only $300 at my local store:
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Your pic is the price/info for the TS112A, not the 15. Just an FYI

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Your pic is the price/info for the TS112A, not the 15. Just an FYI

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Are these exclusively in-store? I am looking on GC's website and can't find anything from Alto

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OP, you use 15" speakers. Did you play through 12" as well? I would like to know any reliable comparison. Some people say that 15" is kinda woofy and 12" has tighter bass so in overall it might be better for axe fx.
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I know what i'm running my HD 500 through now! Saves me a lot of cash

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I would like also to ask did anyone compared it to SXM112A
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Are these exclusively in-store? I am looking on GC's website and can't find anything from Alto
They were supposed to have the Altos on the website by the end of last year, but as of right now they're still in store. Believe me, it's a bummer for us trying to sell them too.

Here's their website though.
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