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Alto TX8 8" Active Loudspeaker  

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Alto Professional began a live sound revolution with the top-selling Truesonic loudspeaker series. Now, Alto Professional has refined those same innovative technologies to create the remarkable TX Ser... Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

Alto Professional began a live sound revolution with the top-selling Truesonic loudspeaker series. Now, Alto Professional has refined those same innovative technologies to create the remarkable TX Series. The TX Series loudspeakers were designed with the same ideal of quality components, and transparent sound that the Truesonic loudspeaker series have become known for.

Big Sound, Portable Package
Experience power, performance, and portability. TX8 comes equipped with efficient, bi-amped Class D amplification that pumps out a generous 280 Watts of peak power. An exacting electronic crossover ensures smooth frequency response from the 8" low-frequency driver and 1" high-frequency compression driver. Bass porting offers extended low-end response, while the steel grille adds extra protection.

Ready for Anything
Built to travel, the road-ready TX8 is both lightweight and portable. Trapezoid contouring allows either upright or wedge-monitor operation A pole-mount socket and a comfortable handle are built-in. Create a custom setup using the Link output to chain multiple cabinets together. For the musician, DJ, or live-sound provider craving professional audio reproduction, TX8 delivers impressive, accurate sound night after night.

Features Speaker configuration
  • Active/passive:Active
  • Type:Two-way full range
  • LF driver:8"
  • MF driver:N/A
  • HF driver:1"
  • Power
  • Amplifier class:D
  • Wattage:140 cont. /280 peak
  • Mixer/preamp:N/A
  • Audio
  • Frequency response:75Hz - 22kHz
  • Coverage pattern:90 x 45
  • Max SPL:113 dB
  • Inputs
  • XLR:1 XLR/TRS
  • TRS:
  • TS:N/A
  • RCA:N/A
  • Output/thru
  • XLR:1
  • TRS:N/A
  • TS:N/A
  • RCA:N/A
  • SPEAKON:N/A
  • Enclosure
  • Cabinet material:Polypropelene
  • Width:10.6"
  • Height:16.5"
  • Depth:9.4"
  • Weight:12.2 lb.
Specifications
  • System Type: 2-way active ported speaker
    LF Driver: 8" woofer, 1.5" voice coil
    HF Driver: 1" titanium diaphragm, 1" voice coil
    Amplifier: Class D SMPS, 280 watts peak
    Horn Coverage: 90H x 45V
    Frequency Response (-3dB): 75 Hz - 20 kHz
    Crossover Frequency: 2.5 kHz
    Max SPL: 113 dB at 1m
    Connector: XLR Mic/Line Input and XLR Link Output
    External Controls: Volume control / Power ON with green
    LED / Clip Limiter with red LED
    Electronic Protection: Thermal / Overload / Analog Limiter / Compressor
    Power Supply: 110V-240V 50/60Hz
    Enclosure Construction: Injection-molded polypropylene enclosure, multi-angle for main or monitor applications, metal grille, rubber feet, 1 handle on top
    Mounting: 36mm standard pole mount
    Dimensions (HxWxD): 16.5 x 10.6 x 9.4 in / 420 x 270 x 240 mm
    Net weight: 12.2 lbs / 5.53 kg
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AltoTX8 8" Active Loudspeaker
 
4.0

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (7)
  • Easy to use (7)
  • Good audio (7)
  • Lightweight (7)
  • Durable (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (6)
  • Outdoor events / games (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Perfect speakers for small techno rig when paired with sub

I used these speakers for a small outdoor patio event, under a canopy. I matched the speakers with a home theater 8" sub woofer that I bought for my studio but was too...Read complete review

I used these speakers for a small outdoor patio event, under a canopy. I matched the speakers with a home theater 8" sub woofer that I bought for my studio but was too powerful. Adding frequencies below the rated 75Hz on the low end to 25Hz added just the right amount. My sub is a 300 watt 8" long throw driver, ported down firing. I put it under the table I was using. The sound was lush with a well defined mid-high that carved out a nice place for people brunching. I played two analog synths, a electribe and kp3 through small mixer to these speakers. I turned the speakers up half way and had plenty of headroom. The resulting sound was deep and comfortable. Not at all harsh. I would say for the small, intimate venue combined with a sub this combination is really unbeatable at this price range. You could use reference monitors but that is overkill and forces you mold the final mix to make the result comfy. If you are playing music for a small crowd from electronic sources, mobile DJ app etc...these speakers are really the only inexpensive quality option. Great combo with small HT sub. Alone the speakers sound adequate for most, but for my application and my preference I needed to add the low end (any speaker that rates 75hz-20Khz will benefit from the addition of a well balanced subwoofer. I can't speak on the reliability as I have used them only a few times.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good for vocals, not instruments.

I purchased one of these to test for use in a band practice environment, running vocals and keyboards through a mixer and into the speaker. I was impressed with the build quality of the...Read complete review

I purchased one of these to test for use in a band practice environment, running vocals and keyboards through a mixer and into the speaker. I was impressed with the build quality of the speakers, and the sound wasn't bad given the price, but the little 8" speaker just can't handle the bass from my Alesis synth. I think this would be fine if used only for vocals; just don't try running anything with pronounced bass through it. Also, I feel like the rating of 280w (140w continuous) is a bit over-rated; it sounds more like 50-60 watts to me, which is still plenty for most practice environments. I was impressed enough with the speaker that I am going to try one of the TX-12s; with the larger speaker and 300w continuous power rating that will hopefully be able to handle the keyboards as well as vocals.

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(5 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Good for vocals, not instruments.

By Earl

from Fredericksburg, VA

Site Member

Comments about Alto TX8 8" Active Loudspeaker:

I purchased one of these to test for use in a band practice environment, running vocals and keyboards through a mixer and into the speaker. I was impressed with the build quality of the speakers, and the sound wasn't bad given the price, but the little 8" speaker just can't handle the bass from my Alesis synth. I think this would be fine if used only for vocals; just don't try running anything with pronounced bass through it. Also, I feel like the rating of 280w (140w continuous) is a bit over-rated; it sounds more like 50-60 watts to me, which is still plenty for most practice environments. I was impressed enough with the speaker that I am going to try one of the TX-12s; with the larger speaker and 300w continuous power rating that will hopefully be able to handle the keyboards as well as vocals.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great for my acoustic acts!

By rac927

from Buffalo, NY

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Compact
  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Events
    • Performances

    Comments about Alto TX8 8" Active Loudspeaker:

    Played a loud bowling alley/sports bar with these and was highly impressed! Solid sound with 2 guitars and 3 vocals, plenty of bass response and volume! And so very light to haul and set-up was a defininate plus! These will be my go to speakers instead of my other higher priced, heavier speakers. Definately recommend these bad boys!

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Better than I expected

    By XL Entertainment

    from Youngstown Ohio

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Events
      • Mobile DJ
      • Performances

      Comments about Alto TX8 8" Active Loudspeaker:

      Bought two of these to use at smaller events, or where I might need to have sound in a second smaller room such as a reception area, or cocktail room. When using as mains, I always use a sub. Paired with a 12" sub, crossed at about 100hz they sound great. After they were broken in, the bass response was actually better than I expected, and for second room small space background music, I don't really even need to run a sub. I usually run them using a wireless setup when I use them for background music, their small size and decent sound output, makes them easy to hide when dressing a venue for stealth applications.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Pleasantly surprised

      By Les

      from Rhode Island

      About Me Experienced

      See all my reviews

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Events
        • Home Studio
        • Performances

        Comments about Alto TX8 8" Active Loudspeaker:

        Not sure why some folks would say they have limited use. The reason I bought mine is because they have multiple uses.

        Add a mixer and they make for a nice, little portable P.A. If you've already got an active system, these make a nice little addition as monitors.

        I also use them to rehearse my acoustic act in my home studio. It helps give a much better idea of what it will sound like in a "live performance" venue.

        That's a lot of uses for this little baby....and at a reasonable price too!

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Perfect speakers for small techno rig when paired with sub

        By evasporque

        from MKE, WI

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Mobile DJ
          • Performances

          Comments about Alto TX8 8" Active Loudspeaker:

          I used these speakers for a small outdoor patio event, under a canopy. I matched the speakers with a home theater 8" sub woofer that I bought for my studio but was too powerful. Adding frequencies below the rated 75Hz on the low end to 25Hz added just the right amount. My sub is a 300 watt 8" long throw driver, ported down firing. I put it under the table I was using. The sound was lush with a well defined mid-high that carved out a nice place for people brunching. I played two analog synths, a electribe and kp3 through small mixer to these speakers. I turned the speakers up half way and had plenty of headroom. The resulting sound was deep and comfortable. Not at all harsh. I would say for the small, intimate venue combined with a sub this combination is really unbeatable at this price range. You could use reference monitors but that is overkill and forces you mold the final mix to make the result comfy. If you are playing music for a small crowd from electronic sources, mobile DJ app etc...these speakers are really the only inexpensive quality option. Great combo with small HT sub. Alone the speakers sound adequate for most, but for my application and my preference I needed to add the low end (any speaker that rates 75hz-20Khz will benefit from the addition of a well balanced subwoofer. I can't speak on the reliability as I have used them only a few times.

          (2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Good for vocals, not instruments.

          By Earl

          from Fredericksburg, VA

          Site Member

          Comments about Alto TX8 8" Active Loudspeaker:

          I purchased one of these to test for use in a band practice environment, running vocals and keyboards through a mixer and into the speaker. I was impressed with the build quality of the speakers, and the sound wasn't bad given the price, but the little 8"" speaker just can't handle the bass from my Alesis synth. I think this would be fine if used only for vocals; just don't try running anything with pronounced bass through it. Also, I feel like the rating of 280w (140w continuous) is a bit over-rated; it sounds more like 50-60 watts to me, which is still plenty for most practice environments. I was impressed enough with the speaker that I am going to try one of the TX-12s; with the larger speaker and 300w continuous power rating that will hopefully be able to handle the keyboards as well as vocals.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Works Well

          By Upstage

          from St Louis, MO

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Compact
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Performances

            Comments about Alto TX8 8" Active Loudspeaker:

            We bought two of these for our public spoken word performances, which we do at indoor venues that hold up to 200 people. They work very well - loud enough, clear, very portable. Only one XLR input per speaker, so you'll need to go from a mixer into one speaker and then an XLR to the second speaker, if you're using two.

            (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Would not buy again, Annoying Hiss

            By Solo Me-oh

            from Philadelphia, PA

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Durable

            Cons

            • Poor Sound Quality

            Best Uses

            • Performances

            Comments about Alto TX8 8" Active Loudspeaker:

            Emits a low-volume, but very annoying high-pitched hiss at a frequency that makes it very distracting.

             
            5.0

            I bought three!

            By Gene

            from Warren, MI

            About Me Professional Musician

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Alto TX8 8" Active Loudspeaker:

                These little speakers kick! They are clear and durable. I use them for monitors or for house speakers in small events. You won't be sorry!

                 
                4.0

                I would buy this speaker again

                By Charlie

                from South Carolina

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Clear Sound
                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Limited Functions

                Best Uses

                • Home Studio

                Comments about Alto TX8 8" Active Loudspeaker:

                additional speaker from mixer

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