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Alto Truesonic TS212 12" 2-Way Powered Speaker  

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The Truesonic TS2 product range is the result of a clean-sheet approach to designing professional speakers that strike an ideal balance between no-compromise acoustic performance, the complete array o... Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

The Truesonic TS2 product range is the result of a clean-sheet approach to designing professional speakers that strike an ideal balance between no-compromise acoustic performance, the complete array of features that users demand and outstanding ergonomics and utility—all coupled with a stunning new industrial design.

The range consists of three models, the TS210, TS212 and TS215. The amplifiers in all three are rated at 550 watts continuous, 1100 watts peak—a significant increase over the previous line. This higher power capability ensures greater output for use in larger spaces, with increased clarity, since the amplifiers won’t “run out of steam” and distort the way less powerful units will.

The all-new industrial design is more than just beautiful: The TS212 and TS215 have five integrated handles and the TS210 has two, making them easy to pick up in either H or V orientation. Each model also employs professional-grade M10 rigging/suspension points. The tough, durable cabinets have excellent acoustic properties, while their light weight makes them easy to transport.

Because of their cutting-edge, high-efficiency amplifiers, these speakers run at far lower temperatures than conventional amplifiers, even during extended periods of high output. The ground-up design effort for these speakers enabled us to incorporate advanced amplifiers with superior heat-dissipation characteristics, eliminating the need for costly, noisy cooling fans. The result is a powered speaker system that is cleaner, quieter and more reliable.

Features
Speaker configuration
  • Active/passive:Active
  • Type:Two-way full range
  • LF driver:12"
  • MF driver:N/A
  • HF driver:1"
  • Power
  • Amplifier class:D
  • Wattage:550 cont./1100 peak
  • Mixer/preamp:N/A
  • Audio
  • Frequency response:53Hz - 20kHz
  • Coverage pattern:90 x 60
  • Max SPL:127 dB
  • Inputs
  • XLR:2 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:14"
  • Height:20.8"
  • Depth:13.8"
  • Weight:28.4 lb.
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AltoTruesonic TS212 12" 2-Way Powered Speaker
 
4.5

(based on 32 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (22)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (14)
  • Lightweight (14)
  • Good audio (13)
  • Durable (10)
  • Versatile (9)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Outdoor events / games (8)
  • Performances (7)
  • Pro audio / DJ / mixing (6)
  • Home studio (5)
  • Professional recording (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (10)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (8), Professional musician (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Excellent Powered Speaker

I just bought a pair of these speakers and finally used them out in the park then inside a gym. Firstly let me say I took some time checking these speakers out at various...Read complete review

I just bought a pair of these speakers and finally used them out in the park then inside a gym. Firstly let me say I took some time checking these speakers out at various Guitar Centers using my own music on my iPod. I was trying to decide whether to get the 12s or 15s. The output on both of these speakers are the same. Ignore the 1100 watts output as that is peak output. This speaker puts out 550 watts continuous. That's the real deal. Under first impressions I thought I was going to go with the 15s. After a few visits back to GC with a cleaner set of ears I decided to go with the 12s based upon a much cleaner midrange on them than the 15s. The 15s have the larger woofer which creates a somewhat muddier sound. Nothing wrong with that but since I was already using my Alto 18" TSSUB, I didn't need the lows of the 15s. Let me tell you these speakers put out some clean audio without even distorting or running hot for 4 hours of straight music. I was truly impressed, as were many other people in the park who heard the music from the other side of the facility. Try these speakers out. They are very lightweight. Sure you can spend over $1100 on QSCs but if your budget doesn't allow it then you can bank on these. In comparison it's either buying a BMW or a Toyota. You still will get from point A to point B. I am now waiting for the new line of subs to be released in August. Get to your local Guitar Center and try these out. I've heard that they have been flying out of the stores. Enjoy!!!

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Blown high after 3 uses

I had the previous models for 3 years with no problems so I figured I would upgrade to the TS212's. I really liked the sound quality at the store and was sold. I...Read complete review

I had the previous models for 3 years with no problems so I figured I would upgrade to the TS212's. I really liked the sound quality at the store and was sold. I have had these for less than 3 months and used them three times and one of the highs/tweeters in out of one of the speakers already. Very frustrating!

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(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great sound and value for the money

By jaXon Music

from Charleston, SC

Comments about Alto Truesonic TS212 12" 2-Way Powered Speaker:

I am an active gigging musician, mainly solo acoustic, but I also branch out to Duo's and Trio's. I have been using Bose towers for the last several years, but have found that in packed loud rooms, the Bose gets very muddy and cant punch through. I bought 2 of these for mains and a 10" for my monitor. I have gigged with them about a dozen times already and absolutely love them. I've done single speaker small room set-ups as well as all 3 going for larger rooms and outdoor gigs. They are very clear and have good clean volume. I haven't had any problem with hissing, they are silent between songs and sets. These speakers are also pretty light for powered speakers, which is a nice plus. Overall I am very pleased so far,, the only thing I miss about my tower is the ease of set-up, but being that these are light,, it's not an issue. Very pleased with this product. I waited to do this review because I wanted to give a true review after 10-12 shows. Best speakers in this price range for sure!!

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Going FRFR with my guitar rig.

By benjamman

from SLC, Utah

Pros

  • Inexpensive, Extremely portable, Good full sound

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Alto Truesonic TS212 12" 2-Way Powered Speaker:

      I have been on a quest for an ever smaller, more portable, but still good sounding live rig. I'm headed towards my final solution with this purchase. I picked one of these up as a proof of concept.

      Tone is a personal thing. I tend to play mostly high gain melodic metal. So I need something punchy and full that translates complex chording and smooth solos. My sound source currently is a Pod HD500x. (that is another review) and this speaker. I'm pretty happy with the sound. Lots of volume. This speaker has more than adequate sound quality for club gigs. ( I plan to get another one to ensure adequate stage volume and the dispersion is good) I played a QSC speaker. And yes it sounded better. But for what I'm using this for, spending the extra money on speakers twice the price would be ridiculous, in my opinion.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      On a whim...

      By Sixstrings

      from Peoria AZ

      Pros

      • Any gig
      • Inside
      • Outside
      • Small venues

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Band
      • Vocals

      Comments about Alto Truesonic TS212 12" 2-Way Powered Speaker:

      I bought this speaker on a whim while at GC in AZ. I brought it home and hooked it up to my Yamaha sound board and wow. I could not believe the sound. I told the sales guy at GC that I was looking for a speaker that had a good low end sound but yet would sound very real with vocals.... He suggested this brand and model and I was blown away from the first words that went thru this speaker. If I were able to pick more stars I would. I can't began to say enough about this product. I will use it until it falls apart and then buy another set. You won't be disappointed buying these speakers....

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Fantastic!

      By T P

      from Glen Burnie, MD

      Pros

      • Light Weight
      • Very Nice Sound Range

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Alto Truesonic TS212 12" 2-Way Powered Speaker:

          I owned a first generation Alto TS112A and was looking to buy second speaker to match. While at the store, a technician from Alto (Kirk) gave a demo of the new line. After a short time, I decided to trade my old speaker for two of the TS212s and I have absolutely no regrets. I thought the TS112A offered a great sound but, the TS212 just took things to another level.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Amazing sound at any price

          By Paul in Boston

          from Boston, MA

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Events
            • Home Studio
            • Performances

            Comments about Alto Truesonic TS212 12" 2-Way Powered Speaker:

            I auditioned every PA speaker in its class (10", 12" and 15") at Guitar Center. QSC, JBL, EV, up to $1400/pair being my budget. All of them added coloration, boominess, or muddiness to the sound, which I confirmed by running white noise through a spectrum analyzer. Only the higher end QSC were tolerable. On the other hand, the TS212 were incredibly accurate (my reference speaker at home are B&W and JBL monitors), and this was again confirmed by a perfectly flat response down to about 40-50 Hz and rolling off at 17-18 kHz on the TS212. Basically blew away everything up to 3.5 times the price. Couldn't convince myself to spend a cent more for worse sound, bought two that day and have been enjoying this sound for the past 9 months!

            (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Excellent Powered Speaker

            By TonySmithOnSax

            from NJ

            About Me Professional Musician

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Events
              • Mobile DJ
              • Performances

              Comments about Alto Truesonic TS212 12" 2-Way Powered Speaker:

              I just bought a pair of these speakers and finally used them out in the park then inside a gym. Firstly let me say I took some time checking these speakers out at various Guitar Centers using my own music on my iPod. I was trying to decide whether to get the 12s or 15s. The output on both of these speakers are the same. Ignore the 1100 watts output as that is peak output. This speaker puts out 550 watts continuous. That's the real deal. Under first impressions I thought I was going to go with the 15s. After a few visits back to GC with a cleaner set of ears I decided to go with the 12s based upon a much cleaner midrange on them than the 15s. The 15s have the larger woofer which creates a somewhat muddier sound. Nothing wrong with that but since I was already using my Alto 18" TSSUB, I didn't need the lows of the 15s. Let me tell you these speakers put out some clean audio without even distorting or running hot for 4 hours of straight music. I was truly impressed, as were many other people in the park who heard the music from the other side of the facility. Try these speakers out. They are very lightweight. Sure you can spend over $1100 on QSCs but if your budget doesn't allow it then you can bank on these. In comparison it's either buying a BMW or a Toyota. You still will get from point A to point B. I am now waiting for the new line of subs to be released in August. Get to your local Guitar Center and try these out. I've heard that they have been flying out of the stores. Enjoy!!!

              (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              PURCHASED 2 TS212 - AWESOME SPEAKERS - BE READY TO BE AMAZED

              By DJDAVIDVALENTINO

              from FRESNO, CA

              About Me Professional Musician

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home Studio
                • Mobile DJ
                • Performances
                • Professional Recording

                Comments about Alto Truesonic TS212 12" 2-Way Powered Speaker:

                SEE JEFF - GC FRESNO CA - FOR EXCELLENT CUSTOMER SERVICE
                STOPPED BY GC ORIGINALLY TO REPLACE MY MACKIE TH15's THAT I HAD SOLD. THEY WERE THE GREY VERSIONS NOW THEY HAVE THE ALL BLACK VERSIONS AND THEY SUCK !!

                ANYWAYS - SEEN SOME USED TS212's AND ASKED TO DEMO THEM AND IMMEDIATELY I WAS JUST AMAZED ON HOW LOUD THESE BABIES WERE. CRISP CLEAR HIGHS AND THE BASS OUTPUT WAS AMAZING CONSIDERING THEY WERE 12's. IMMEDIATELY I WAS SOLD ON THE TS212's !! FOR THE MONEY AND PRICE RANGE THEY ARE THE "MUST HAVE" SPEAKER FOR BUDGET MINDED MUSICIANS. TRUST ME YOU WILL NOT BE LET DOWN.

                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                Blown high after 3 uses

                By DJ123456

                from Ohio

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Breaks Easily
                • Unreliable

                Best Uses

                • Mobile DJ

                Comments about Alto Truesonic TS212 12" 2-Way Powered Speaker:

                I had the previous models for 3 years with no problems so I figured I would upgrade to the TS212's. I really liked the sound quality at the store and was sold. I have had these for less than 3 months and used them three times and one of the highs/tweeters in out of one of the speakers already. Very frustrating!

                (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Sound great !

                By Erik

                from Tennessee

                Verified Buyer

                Comments about Alto Truesonic TS212 12" 2-Way Powered Speaker:

                I use this with an inflatable screen for outdoor cinema. Sounds great. Bought this on a reccomendation from a church that uses them for floor monitors and portable PA.
                For the money I could not be happier with this purchase.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Good product

                By Ty

                from Philly

                See all my reviews

                Verified Buyer

                Comments about Alto Truesonic TS212 12" 2-Way Powered Speaker:

                Perfect

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Pretty good so far...

                By G-BASE

                from TAMPA FLORIDA

                See all my reviews

                Pros

                • Sound Good

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Alto Truesonic TS212 12" 2-Way Powered Speaker:

                    They look just like EV's, which I have. Was looking for an extra speaker for a big DJ gig I have coming up.
                    I wanted a 10, but i would have to order it and I'm impatient unless I order it on line.
                    So far I have just practiced with it, but it sounds pretty good. Loud, Clear, And it will look good with my EV set... and less expensive than EV's.
                    My EV's are the 15's so i can't really compare the power, but this is a pretty good speaker. might have to get another one...

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    THE BEST MONITORS IVE USED IN 30 YRS OF PLAYING SHOWS

                    By PREVALENT-ROCKS

                    from LANCASTER,CA

                    Comments about Alto Truesonic TS212 12" 2-Way Powered Speaker:

                    MY BANDS USING THREE FOR OUR BIG SHOWS AS MONITORS AND --''WOW''--THESE ARE THE BEST IVE USED IN 30 YRS OF PLAYIN,,I CANT SAY ENOUGH ABOUT THESE SPEAKERS,,,,,BUY AS MANY AS YOU CAN,,,YOU WONT BE SORRY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    I would buy this item again

                    By Eldridge

                    from undisclosed

                    Verified Buyer

                    Comments about Truesonic TS212 12" 2-Way Powered Speaker:

                    Great speaker...for great price. Best Bang for your buck!

                    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Great Sound

                    By vish

                    from San Diego,CA

                    About Me Experienced

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Alto Truesonic TS212 12" 2-Way Powered Speaker:

                        when I heard these speakers, I could not believe the sound. they sounded same like my qsc k12. these are awesome speakers and with that price its awesome.

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Clear and Clean

                        By DJ Logic

                        from Woodbridge, VA

                        Pros

                        • Lightweight, Simple operation, Detailed Sound
                        • transport friendly, big sound-low cost

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Small DJ gigs, mobile performer,

                          Comments about Alto Truesonic TS212 12" 2-Way Powered Speaker:

                          This amazing transducer is a powerhouse of a system for nearly half the cost of a JBL or Yamaha. It offers clear sound, yet at the same time maintains a solid bass foundation. The contour button allows the speakers to show its true colors and keeps the party going! The construction is solid, the controls feel professional, and the looks are cutting edge!
                          This is GREAT as a budget speaker. Dont let the price fool you...let your ears decide!

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

                          (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Truesonic TS212 12" 2-Way Powered Speaker

                          By Pianist

                          from Maine

                          See all my reviews

                          Verified Buyer

                          Comments about Alto Truesonic TS212 12" 2-Way Powered Speaker:

                          I did listen to this speaker at the store and it was very good. Have not set up on keyboard. Will be using this speaker for gigs with larger room nd outdoor gigs

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • Yes

                          (1 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          3.0

                          Nice product.

                          By Love Music

                          from Denver CO

                          Verified Buyer

                          Comments about Alto Truesonic TS212 12" 2-Way Powered Speaker:

                          I used for keyboard and vocal. Sound is great.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          l LOVE EM

                          By BILLYJACK

                          from QUINLAN,TX

                          Comments about Alto Truesonic TS212 12" 2-Way Powered Speaker:

                          THEY ARE VERY RUGGED AND LIGHT. EASY TO USE AS WELL. I PLAY TO BUY AGAIN IF NEEDED.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No
                           
                          5.0

                          Awesome speaker! Couldn't ask for anything better.

                          By Mike

                          from Attalla, Alabama

                          About Me Experienced

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

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

                            Comments about Alto Truesonic TS212 12" 2-Way Powered Speaker:

                            I first bought a Pyle Bluetooth 1000 watt speaker that was really a Pyle of junk. I returned it and went to my Guitar Center. Here I found the Alto TS212. I also bought a Mackie 4 channel sound board. When I got home and got it all hooked up and connected to my iPad and played some of my favorite songs off YouTube, I was blown away by the sound. Professional quality is exactly what it is. I then plugged my bass guitar into the Mackie and adjusted down the bass from the iPad and cranked up my bass any the jam session was on! This will be great for party karaoke, performances, what ever I need it for and is also easy to carry where I need it. Now it's back to Guitar Center for a stand!

                             
                            4.0

                            Not a Bad Product

                            By Rusty Lewis

                            from Houston, TX

                            About Me Professional Musician

                            Pros

                            • Clear Sound
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Events
                              • Home Studio
                              • Performances

                              Comments about Alto Truesonic TS212 12" 2-Way Powered Speaker:

                              I don't think you could find a better speaker for the price. Don't expect a Bose or JBL quality but it's close enough and combined with the price, and features you won't go wrong.

                              Additionally, I don't recommend it as a floor monitor unless you place it on a hard surface (cement, tile, wood).

                              I use it as my main speaker with a 10" version for a floor monitor.

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