Alto TS110A 600W 10" 2-Way Active Speaker  

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This Alto TS110A is a 600W two-way active speaker. You'll find two Mic/Line combo inputs with independent volume controls and XLR output to link speakers. It's lightweight and is stand and pole-mounta... Read More

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This Alto TS110A is a 600W two-way active speaker. You'll find two Mic/Line combo inputs with independent volume controls and XLR output to link speakers. It's lightweight and is stand and pole-mountable or flyable so it's easy to take any and everywhere. Featuring a Ground Lift switch, accurate audience coverage and a contour switch for increased EQ control.

Features
  • 600 WattsClass D power
  • 10" low-frequency transducer, 1" neodymium driver
  • Two Mic/Line combo inputs with independent volume controls
  • XLR output to link speakers
  • Lightweight, trapezoidal cabinet with handle
  • Stand and 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
  • Use as traditional upright loudspeaker or as floor wedge monitor
  • Designed and tuned in the USA
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AltoTS110A 600W 10" 2-Way Active Speaker
 
4.4

(based on 10 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Sometimes, You Actually Get MORE Than What You Pay For

First off, I should explain the 5 star rating. I can't really find fault with these speakers, they do exactly what they say they'll do...and they do it very well indeed....Read complete review

First off, I should explain the 5 star rating. I can't really find fault with these speakers, they do exactly what they say they'll do...and they do it very well indeed. People not familiar with how Class D amplification works (so-called "switching amps"), should get themselves up to speed. Most all modern powered speakers use some form of this technology, and many also use at least some DSP as well. The laws of physics being what they are, engineers have had to figure out how to produce ever smaller and lighter speakers that still can produce high SPLs and good fidelity, and this technology is how they've accomplished that. As to the Alto speakers themselves, I bought a pair from GC to use as a stereo keyboard (Korg BX3 organ and Yamaha Motif) rig. Keyboards (especially organ) are some of the most difficult things to amplify cleanly to loud levels, so a lot of headroom is necessary. Keyboards also demand the widest frequency response of any common instrument...so it's a tough situation for any amp. To make things even more difficult, more and more keyboard players want/need/demand portability. Lugging around a large and heavy amp (much less a Leslie) is not fun, and most real-world players don't have their own roadies. Anyway, the Alto TS110A speakers fit the bill perfectly. they are VERY compact and lightweight. They also have very good fidelity and that goes especially for the low end...very tight and well-defined. These little guys really do put out some impressive volume too. It will not sound like 600Watts (each) of a typical rackmount separate power amp puts out...that's the Alto's peak rating. It won't even sound like 300Watts (the Alto's constant rating), but a pair of these things put out a large amount of volume and they sound really good doing so! As for features, you get a basic package here. No tone controls (do that at the source as you should anyway), just a pair of level controls for the two inputs and XLR/TRS combination jacks. I would rather have regular solid XLRs but these seem fine so far. It might seem as though the single handle would be awkward, but in use these things are so small and light that it's all you need. The controls and connections are recessed as they should be to help protect them during use and transportation...over all a very appealing package. I have had zero problems with these little guys so far and they really DO perform in use, easily putting out enough volume to overcome some pretty loud stage ambient noise levels. I don't play metal, but it does get loud up there. Their small size makes them very easy to place and smaller acts in smaller venues could easily use a pair of these as mains. I can't say anything about Alto standing behind their products because I (fortunately) haven't needed support. I'm going to get another pair of these to use as floor wedges and/or "spots-sidefills" on stands. They are significantly better than the other well-known brands that compete at this end of the price spectrum. VERY good value here!

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Go for the 12" or 15" and add pro coverage

Nice light weight portable speaker, I had mine for a little bit under a year and the vocal blew out (top) should of bought the pro coverage. I did use it a lot...Read complete review

Nice light weight portable speaker, I had mine for a little bit under a year and the vocal blew out (top) should of bought the pro coverage. I did use it a lot though sounds and looks great. !!!MY ADVICE GET THE ALTO TS112 or TS115,AND ADD PRO COVERAGE!!!!

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5.0

Great Purchase - Very Satisfied

By Mister Russ

from NH

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Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Compact
  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home Studio
    • Performances

    Comments about Alto TS110A 600W 10" 2-Way Active Speaker:

    I have used these as stage monitors for my band for several gigs now and I am very satisfied. They are lightweight, easy to connect and sound great. I also use them in my home studio. They were a great buy.

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    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Pros and Cons

    By Edmund Faggioli

    from Palm Beach Gardens Florida

    Comments about Alto TS110A 600W 10" 2-Way Active Speaker:

    I bought the 10? Alto to be a DJ monitor for mobile DJing. I wanted more speaker than I needed. All DJs know that monitors blow when they aren?t loud enough. It was clearer and louder the comparable Berhinger. The Berhinger had a cool feedback filter but I chose the Alto because I didn?t need the filter and I wanted the better sounding, louder Alto. When I first plugged it in and cranked it up the gain on the amp vibrated to the louder mic setting, when in the wedge position. I just taped it in place because I didn?t want to deal with a repair or anything. It worked out fine for my 13 hour on/off DJ performance. It was a hot enough day to make me worry about overheating but it had no problems with that. The Alto gave me enough power to hear though all the stage echoes. It was so loud that the engineer was joking that he was trying to set up his monitors and huge main stage speakers but all he could hear was my little Alto. lol Even though I had to tape the gain on it, I?m willing to overlook that solved problem, and I?m happy with my Alto purchase.

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    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Active PA speaker for the Money!

    By Rene Lawell

    from Ingleside, IL

    Comments about Alto TS110A 600W 10" 2-Way Active Speaker:

    I bought a pair of these TS110A by Alto for use with my Acoustic group. I have 5 instruments and 5 mics, and I used a Samson MDR1668 passive mixer 16channel board.(Not sold at Guitar centers) They sounded great! There was very little to no distortion to the acoustic guitars, everyone voices came across crisp and clean. I use these to gig out. For the 600Watts you get a lot of power for the money, and the weight is only 27lsb per speaker, and you can daisy chain them, use them as a monitor, they are awesome! I did a lot of research before I bought these, and I am sure I made the right decision.

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    If this thing proves the test of time...

    By Scott Harris

    from Taos, NM

    Comments about Alto TS110A 600W 10" 2-Way Active Speaker:

    Bought this for a keyboard amp for my wife's Yamaha piano and Roland VK-7. Unbelievable sound. Next test...line out from my Mini Loudbox playing my old Gurian with a K&K active pickup, again...blew us away. We don't play out, but might. Next test vocals through our MXL63 mikes. Man, 2 more of these, a 115Sub and the Mackie 1608 with an I-pad, we might quit our day jobs...again. Might repost with a 5 star rating after seeing how well it holds up.

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    (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Go for the 12" or 15" and add pro coverage

    By Juan Fuentes

    from Sunlandpark New Mexico

    Comments about Alto TS110A 600W 10" 2-Way Active Speaker:

    Nice light weight portable speaker, I had mine for a little bit under a year and the vocal blew out (top) should of bought the pro coverage. I did use it a lot though sounds and looks great. !!!MY ADVICE GET THE ALTO TS112 or TS115,AND ADD PRO COVERAGE!!!!

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    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Sometimes, You Actually Get MORE Than What You Pay For

    By John Havlicek

    from East Hampton, NY

    Comments about Alto TS110A 600W 10" 2-Way Active Speaker:

    First off, I should explain the 5 star rating. I can't really find fault with these speakers, they do exactly what they say they'll do...and they do it very well indeed. People not familiar with how Class D amplification works (so-called "switching amps"), should get themselves up to speed. Most all modern powered speakers use some form of this technology, and many also use at least some DSP as well. The laws of physics being what they are, engineers have had to figure out how to produce ever smaller and lighter speakers that still can produce high SPLs and good fidelity, and this technology is how they've accomplished that. As to the Alto speakers themselves, I bought a pair from GC to use as a stereo keyboard (Korg BX3 organ and Yamaha Motif) rig. Keyboards (especially organ) are some of the most difficult things to amplify cleanly to loud levels, so a lot of headroom is necessary. Keyboards also demand the widest frequency response of any common instrument...so it's a tough situation for any amp. To make things even more difficult, more and more keyboard players want/need/demand portability. Lugging around a large and heavy amp (much less a Leslie) is not fun, and most real-world players don't have their own roadies. Anyway, the Alto TS110A speakers fit the bill perfectly. they are VERY compact and lightweight. They also have very good fidelity and that goes especially for the low end...very tight and well-defined. These little guys really do put out some impressive volume too. It will not sound like 600Watts (each) of a typical rackmount separate power amp puts out...that's the Alto's peak rating. It won't even sound like 300Watts (the Alto's constant rating), but a pair of these things put out a large amount of volume and they sound really good doing so! As for features, you get a basic package here. No tone controls (do that at the source as you should anyway), just a pair of level controls for the two inputs and XLR/TRS combination jacks. I would rather have regular solid XLRs but these seem fine so far. It might seem as though the single handle would be awkward, but in use these things are so small and light that it's all you need. The controls and connections are recessed as they should be to help protect them during use and transportation...over all a very appealing package. I have had zero problems with these little guys so far and they really DO perform in use, easily putting out enough volume to overcome some pretty loud stage ambient noise levels. I don't play metal, but it does get loud up there. Their small size makes them very easy to place and smaller acts in smaller venues could easily use a pair of these as mains. I can't say anything about Alto standing behind their products because I (fortunately) haven't needed support. I'm going to get another pair of these to use as floor wedges and/or "spots-sidefills" on stands. They are significantly better than the other well-known brands that compete at this end of the price spectrum. VERY good value here!

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    5.0

    Thoroughly Impressed

    By Gregg Pambianco

    from Quakertown, PA

    Comments about Alto TS110A 600W 10" 2-Way Active Speaker:

    Background: I play keys in a small acoustic group (2 guitars & keyboard) so I purchased this as a keyboard amplifier. Weighs only 26-lbs which is 1/2 the weight of your typical keyboard amp. The sales rep at Guitar Center told me that the low end on the 10" model craps out pretty quickly and can't keep up, especially for keys. Since I'm in an acoustic group, I wasn't too worried about it. I'm not competing against your typical guitar player or drummer. As mains, I use a pair of QSC HPR122i which are the predecessors to the current KW series. These are what I use as a baseline to determine the quality of other speakers (such as the Alto) First thing I did was compare the ALTO to my QSC in a studio setting. Granted this is not a fair comparison. The QSC is a 12" in a Birch cabinet, the ALTO only a 10" in a molded plastic cabinet. The ALTO's certainly don't have the warm bass sound I've come to expect from my QSC but they do a nice job. I turned them up very loud through various style of music. The little dude hung in there. The bass never crackled, did a nice job. Other than not having the 'thump' the QSC's are capable of, the clarity was incredible. On it's first gig, my intention was to just put keys through it as a floor monitor. I ended up running both guitars and vocals in addition to my keys. I was highly impressed with it's sound. I probably only had it pushing 1/3 to 1/2 volume but it had plenty more headroom left. Overall I have no regrets. The sales rep suggested I switch it out for the 12" version if the bass response wasn't good enough, but I'm very satisfied. I also saved the weight of a 60-lb keyboard amp. Very satisfied. Hope it stands the test of time.

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    4.0

    Great speaker for the money!

    By john white

    from Rochester, NY

    Comments about Alto TS110A 600W 10" 2-Way Active Speaker:

    Nice light weight powerful speaker. Sound is crisp and clear- comparable to some other high end speakers I've used. Tight clean low end. Buttons and knobs are a bit flimsy but expected at this price. I use mine as floor monitors. Kind of inconvenient the way the carry handle is molded into the bottom so you have to set them down then turn them over. Overall a good product. I'm going to get a couple more.

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    5.0

    Amazing sound and build quality for the money!

    By stephen cloud

    from Austin, TX

    Comments about Alto TS110A 600W 10" 2-Way Active Speaker:

    I have a pair of the larger 12" models, and love them! I wanted a powered speaker to run my Line 6 POD HD500 through. This speaker fit the bill perfectly! Great sound, great volume! It also tilts back for use as a monitor. Hands down better than the Behringer, Thump, and Harbinger models that I demoed alongside this one.

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    5.0

    Great for the $$

    By Barry Gunn

    from Noblesville In

    Comments about Alto TS110A 600W 10" 2-Way Active Speaker:

    I needed a small set of speakers for my in home studio. These speakers are new on the scene at GS. The sales assistant guided me to these after learning what I needed and demo'd them for me and I was sold on the spot! The freq response is fantastic and the size is just right. I like a lot of bass and these little 10's really surprised me. They have terrific bass response and extremely crisp hi's as well. If I ever need to upgrade to larger speakers these will make great floor monitors.

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