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Alto TS115A 15" Active 2-Way Speaker  

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Part of Alto's TRUESONIC series, the TS115A is an 800W Class D powered loudspeaker with a 15" low-frequency transducer and 1" neodymium driver. It provides you with two mic/line combo inputs with inde... Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

Part of Alto's TRUESONIC series, the TS115A is an 800W Class D powered loudspeaker with a 15" low-frequency transducer and 1" neodymium driver. It provides you with two mic/line combo inputs with independent volume controls and an XLR output for linking to other speakers. Their lightweight, trapezoidal cabinet makes it easy for you to use it as a traditional upright loudspeaker or as floor wedge monitor, and it's stand or pole-mountable as well as flyable. Other features include a Clip Limiter with red LED, Ground Lift switch, and a contour switch for increased EQ control.

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 TS115A is ideal for musicians and DJs on the move and halls, malls, schools, houses of worship and more.

Total Transparency
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 TS115A 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 TS115A offers a 15" 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 TS112A 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, polemount 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 TS115A comes with five rigging points. All these options make the TRUESONIC one remarkably venue-friendly speaker. You can use them anywhere you need them.

Just what you need
Whether you're performing at a coffeehouse, wedding, house of worship or other small- to medium-sized venue, the TRUESONIC TS115A 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 an EQ alternative is needed 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, it's covered, literally.

Features
  • 800W of Class D power
  • 15" 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
  • Stand/polemountable 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 a traditional upright loudspeaker or as floor wedge monitor
  • Designed and tuned in the USA
  • Applications:
  • 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
Specifications
  • Transducer Low: 15" woofer with 2" voice coil
    Transducer High: Neodymium compression driver, 1" exit with 1" voice coil
    Power Amplification: 800W peak (670W LF + 130W HF), 400W continuous (335W LF + 65W HF)
    Frequency Range: (-10dB): 42Hz -20kHz
    Frequency Response: (±3dB): 53Hz -19kHz
    Maximum SPL @ 1m: 126dB peak, 123dB continuous
    -6dB Nominal Coverage: (80/100H x 60V)
    Active Crossover: 2.5kHz
    Connectors: 2 x Mic / Line Female XLR - 1/4" combo inputs, 1 x Loop - Out Male XLR
    Input Control: Line / Mic -? to +50dB, Maximum input level +23 dBu , Input Impedance 15kOhms
    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 (50/60Hz)
    Enclosure: Trapezoidal, with floor monitor capability. Injection molded, polypropylene enclosure, with perforated steel grille
    Mounting: Integrated pole-socket (36mm dia.) Two handles, 6 M10 threaded sockets: 2 top, 2 bottom, 2 pullback

    Dimensions (WxLxH): 679mm x 430.3mm x 365mm
    Weight: 39lb.
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AltoTS115A 15" Active 2-Way Speaker
 
4.0

(based on 68 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (38)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (6)

78%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (20)
  • Good audio (20)
  • Durable (13)
  • Lightweight (11)
  • Versatile (10)

Cons

  • Not durable (5)
  • Unreliable (5)

Best Uses

  • Performances (19)
  • Outdoor events / games (14)
  • Pro audio / DJ / mixing (12)
  • Home studio (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (14), Professional musician (12)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Awesome sound!

I've had several othre musicians ask me where I got these because they want a pair, they even sound great playing tunes off my phone during breaks. These are great speakers, lightweight,...Read complete review

I've had several othre musicians ask me where I got these because they want a pair, they even sound great playing tunes off my phone during breaks. These are great speakers, lightweight, inexpensive, these guys nailed it.
I love these speakers, they sound great! I was borrowing my freinds QSC's for a few shows and then I got these Alto 15's, man, I'm blown away! I like the QSC's but these actually sound better live, they're just as loud but I'm not getting any more complaints from people up front.We do this restuarant gig and the QSC's sound ok in the back of the room, but when you get up toward the front, they tend to blow your head off, they're way too directional. These Alto's are just as powerful but give me a much more even sound throughout the whole room, and cost like half as much. I saved enough to be able to get four of their powered wedge monitors to. The Alto's sound great!
They seem to be built tough for the road.
I can't believe how good these sound compared to everything else I've heard and used. Everything comes out crystal clear.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Limit Way to Fast!

I bought these speakers after listening and being very impressed in the store. I started with the Behringer 15 inch powered speakers. Theres really no comparison when it comes down to clarity of sound...Read complete review

I bought these speakers after listening and being very impressed in the store. I started with the Behringer 15 inch powered speakers. Theres really no comparison when it comes down to clarity of sound and the amount of bass that these put out compared to the behringers. With that said, These are not nearly as loud before they begin limiting. I am an EDM DJ and play mostly Trance, Progressive House, and Dubstep. I have already blow 2 of these speakers and I'm not just some kid blasting this music and limiting them at shows. If your going to be playing small house parties/small venues these are great for the price, but if you ever play mid to large shows don't waste your money. You might as well buy the Behringers. I recently blew out my second alto and finally broke down and bought the qsc k12. If you can save up and get these bad boys, there is no comparison in the store as far as powered speakers that deliver plenty of sound, as well as clear highs and miss and a lot of bass. Plus these have a built in limiter so its a lot harder to blow them. I am very happy with these and would suggest them all day.

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4.0

Excellent sound for the price point

By DJ Mr. V

from Seattle, WA

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Compact
  • Durable
  • Easy To Use

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Events
    • Mobile DJ
    • Performances

    Comments about Alto TS115A 15" Active 2-Way Speaker:

    I've used these at weddings, receptions, and small school dances and I was pleased with the overall sound quality especially the bass response. I've deejayed and provided sound reinforcement for over 25 years so light weight would be important for me as I get older. Unfortunately, I would not consider these as "light" but, I could not pass these up when I saw them over $100 less than the usual cost. They definitely hold up to my other speakers--JBL EON 615, Behringer, Yamaha, Peavey, Harbinger, and EV. The Alto's hold up to all these speakers except my EV ELX's (far different price point though). I would imagine that many of the people who offered reviews pushed their Alto's beyond the line input rating and into the microphone setting (BIG mistake and frankly, very amateurish). Keep that speaker volume at 12 o'clock and you'll do just fine.

    My only cons are that there are no EQ functions (no biggy), feel heavy compared to my JBL's and Peavey's, and they have to be tightened down if you mount them on a pole or stand because they feel wobbly up there and thus, psychologically feel like they can fall.

     
    5.0

    Awesome Speaker

    By Sid

    from Fayetteville, NC

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Durable
    • Easy To Use

    Cons

    • Bulky/Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Events
    • Home Studio
    • Mobile DJ
    • Performances

    Comments about Alto TS115A 15" Active 2-Way Speaker:

    Great product

    (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Horrible Speaker. Not For Pros

    By Best Dj

    from New Orleans

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Breaks Easily
      • Horrible Sound Quality
      • Limited Functions
      • Poor Sound Quality
      • Unreliable

      Best Uses

        Comments about Alto TS115A 15" Active 2-Way Speaker:

        This speaker is straight garbage. I bought two as a back up and was a horrible mistake. The sound constantly goes in and out and with no EQ it makes it even worse. Please avoid this speaker and beware because you get what you pay for. This speaker will barely handle 50 guests with clarity on any style of music. They always smell like they are ready to blow even at headphone volumes. I have 25 years experience working with headline acts so I know what audio should sound like. This speaker is not worth even $20.

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Fried

        By Geoff

        from Lincolnton, NC

        Site Member

        Comments about Alto TS115A 15" Active 2-Way Speaker:

        I live in a triplex and have never heard my speaker pumped near it's capacity. I've had it less than two years and the other day it went and now sounds like my smart phone playing music if I put it on speaker phone. Don't buy an Alto Speaker!!!!

         
        5.0

        TS115A 15" Active 2-Way Speaker

        By craig

        from Johnstown, pa

        About Me Novice

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Performances

          Comments about Alto TS115A 15" Active 2-Way Speaker:

          great value

           
          5.0

          The right tool for the job

          By kirk

          from Denver, CO

          Site Member

          Comments about Alto TS115A 15" Active 2-Way Speaker:

          Considering the other reviews about the bass cones blowing out, I had some doubts about these boxes. However, I had a medium sized outdoor acoustic gig come up and I needed to upgrade fast and cheap. I latched onto these after hearing them in the store. Due to popularity, they were out of stock and had to ship them from a store in AZ (free). I got them just in time for the gig and tested them for the first time at soundcheck! They didn't disappoint. People who are regulars to our shows commented on how clear the instruments and voices sounded. As a duo, with 2 vocal mics, 2 acoustic guitars, occasional acoustic bass, keyboards, cajon, mando, banjo, and hand percussion, the sound was loud clear and perfect. I had output dialed to the 1 o'clock position and had plenty of headroom. If I were driving EDM tracks with heavy low-end, or if we ever end up in a larger outdoor gig situation, I wouldn't want to rely on these exclusively; I would add subs. Good bang for the buck...SO FAR.

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Beware...

          By George

          from Western Mass

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Breaks Easily
          • Unreliable

          Best Uses

          • Basic Needs

          Comments about Alto TS115A 15" Active 2-Way Speaker:

          I am currently sitting on 3.5 broken units. Musicians Friend was good enough to replace two broken units (one arrived non-working) the other broke after 45 minutes of moderate volume DJ'ing in a small club (the other units coming out of the same set up were fine).

          These units also have a terrible design in that you can go from a line to mic signal once you reach "12 O'clock" on the volume knob which is basically a recipe for disaster allowing the easiest possible scenario for someone to blow their speaker.

          I had about 2 weeks before the other one blew and I'm currently using the 4th one as a monitor because it's acting up.

          For what it's worth I also got an 18" sub that is basically shorting out.

          These speakers do not hold up to even moderate, controlled, professional wear and tear. They're seriously overrating their power / capacity and having to return broken models every two weeks is a huge time sink and pain.

          Would definitely not purchase these again unless I were using them for room music, a cafe setting or sound for a speaking engagement.

           
          3.0

          Disappointed in Alto TS115A

          By Lisa

          from Nashville, TN

          Site Member

          Comments about Alto TS115A 15" Active 2-Way Speaker:

          I was initially impressed with the Alto TS115a in the store and at home. The bass response was prodigious, and the volume was good. However, once we started using a pair of them for gigs, we noticed significant deficiencies. Difficult to EQ, poor midrange, and easily clipped. They had the typical issues of a "box on a stick" with too loud of a volume close up and too quiet in the back of the venue. Elevating them made no difference. GC was very good in returning the stands and the speakers however, and we took the plunge and bought a Bose L1 Model II and have never looked back! Despite the expense, it was worth it in terms of quality, ease of use, and no need for monitors. Also, a minor peeve, the volume knobs fell off easily during transport, and we had to purchase new ones from the company.

           
          3.0

          Disappointed in Alto TS115A

          By Lisa

          from Nashville, TN

          Site Member

          Comments about Alto TS115A 15" Active 2-Way Speaker:

          I was initially impressed with the Alto TS115a in the store and at home. The bass response was prodigious, and the volume was good. However, once we started using a pair of them for gigs, we noticed significant deficiencies. Difficult to EQ, poor midrange, and easily clipped. They had the typical issues of a ""box on a stick"" with too loud of a volume close up and too quiet in the back of the venue. Elevating them made no difference. GC was very good in returning the stands and the speakers however, and we took the plunge and bought a Bose L1 Model II and have never looked back! Despite the expense, it was worth it in terms of quality, ease of use, and no need for monitors. Also, a minor peeve, the volume knobs fell off easily during transport, and we had to purchase new ones from the company.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great Speakers!

          By Scott

          from Omaha, NE

          Comments about Alto TS115A 15" Active 2-Way Speaker:

          I'm a mobile DJ and started my 1st set with 2-Alto TS115A speakers & now I own 4 of the Alto TS115A's because of the great sound & durability of these. They are very versatile as well when you need to "daisy chain".

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