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The Truesonic TS215 strikes 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 TS215 is rated at 550 watts continuous, 1100 watts peak output. This high power capability ensures greater output for u...  Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

The Truesonic TS215 strikes 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 TS215 is rated at 550 watts continuous, 1100 watts peak output. This high 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 TS215 has five integrated handles, making it 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: 15"
MF driver: N/A
HF driver: 1"
Power
Amplifier class: D
Wattage: 550 cont./1100 peak
Mixer/preamp: N/A
Audio
Frequency response: 43Hz - 22kHz
Coverage pattern: 90 x 60
Max SPL: 129 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: 15.6"
Height: 25.7"
Depth: 14.1"
Weight: 32.7 lb.

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AltoTruesonic TS215 15" 2-Way Powered Speaker
 
4.0

(based on 37 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

79%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (18)
  • Easy to use (13)
  • Good audio (13)
  • Versatile (7)
  • Compact (6)

Cons

  • Limited functions (5)
  • Not durable (3)

Best Uses

  • Pro audio / DJ / mixing (14)
  • Performances (11)
  • Outdoor events / games (10)
  • Home studio (6)
  • Amateur recording (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (11), Professional musician (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (17)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

It works but...

I am a mobile DJ.

I needed a new set of speakers. I wanted to complete my (2) 1200 Watt Alto Subs with their counter part. So, I dove into...Read complete review

I am a mobile DJ.

I needed a new set of speakers. I wanted to complete my (2) 1200 Watt Alto Subs with their counter part. So, I dove into purchasing this speaker. These speakers work great when used with subs. I sadly have to say, by themselves they are lacking quality. I use them directly from a DDJ-SZ, XLR out to the Subs and Out from Subs to the tops. Together they work beyond amazing. Now, I will say, these work nice when connected to a mixer. I use a Behringer Xenyx X2222 USB mixer. Man o Man, this mixer enhances the sound of these speakers without the subs. Compared to Thumps 15", these speakers don't match only cause Thumps are maybe for the time being. Thumps are like owning Dr. Dre Beats headphones & Alto's are like owning the Pioneer HDJ-1500 (for DJ purposes.)

If's hard to sell these speakers (Alto's) but I like them at the end of the day. The material feels secure and reliable man.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Alto TS215 is pretty good for the price

I've been deejaying and providing sound reinforcement for about 28 years. I owned and currently own speakers from JBL, Harbinger, EV, Behringer, Peavey, Yamaha, and the Alto TS115's. I did...Read complete review

I've been deejaying and providing sound reinforcement for about 28 years. I owned and currently own speakers from JBL, Harbinger, EV, Behringer, Peavey, Yamaha, and the Alto TS115's. I did a side by side test of the 115's and the 215's with the goal of pushing both to clipping with the same song. The 215's were first and not bad at all. However, when playing the 115's I didn't even go into clipping and the speakers were noticeably louder with better bass. I then tested them with 20 different frequency signals from 50 Hz to 2500. The 115's bass kicked at a lower frequency than the 215's. Other than that they were very close so when all is said and done, I'm not convinced that the 215's peak at 300 more watts than the 115's. A little disappointed but I still want to do more testing. The 215's look better and are lighter than their predecessors and have a fair cost for these good sounding speakers to 75% volume before peak. I would've definitely given them a four-star score if they only had any two of the following three: EQ, RCA inputs, or Master Volume. I would use these for sound-fill, monitors, and gigs up to 100 maybe 125 people like a wedding reception or an elementary school dance. I really appreciate their light weight and professional look.

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(11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Good buy for the money, perfect for mobile djs.

By DJ Hectik

from Tampa, Fl

Comments about Alto Truesonic TS215 15" 2-Way Powered Speaker:

I bought two EV ZLX15s and honestly had to return them and purchase two ALTO TS215. The EVs didnt even match or compare to the ALTOs. The ALTOs had a clear high frequency and the low frequencies were much more powerful than the EVs. The ALTOs come with 550 continous watts, perfect for DJs. They are also lightweight making it easy to move and transport for mobile DJs. I can honestly say that the ALTOs are a good buy for the money.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

These speakers are the best!

By Chango

from Sacramento, CA

Pros

  • amp stays cool
  • clear sound
  • easy set up
  • lightweight
  • loud

Cons

  • none yet

Best Uses

  • mobile dj
  • small venues

Comments about Alto Truesonic TS215 15" 2-Way Powered Speaker:

I picked up a pair of these a few days ago to replaced a set of Mackie Thump 15s. One of the Mackies blew out, so rather than replacing the speaker, I went ahead and grabbed these new Altos. The Mackies had a lot more "thump" but that's something i can always get from my sub. Aside from that, the Altos performed that night flawlessly. I drove the hell out of them for roughly 7 hours in a small lounge. What I noticed was how easy it was to handle these. They are pretty light, and have handles on all sides. One other positive i noticed was the amp did not get super hot, even while driving them pretty hard. The contour feature is cool. It bumps the high and low EQs an extra 3db, while the mid stays at 0. This emphasizes the bass a bit. I had to keep it off during the gig, otherwise I'd start to see the clip light flash. Regardless, these speakers are the real deal and I am very happy I picked up a pair. Now i'm just waiting for the TSSUB to come out that matches these.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing quality for the money!

By drumz66

from Watertown, CT

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good looking speaking, made wel, great value.

Cons

  • No on board eq or mixer controls. Only 2 inputs

Best Uses

    Comments about Alto Truesonic TS215 15" 2-Way Powered Speaker:

    I've owned JBL, Mackie EV and Peavey speakers over the years. These Altos are unbelievable! Powerful, sturdy, well built super clean, low distortion and they look great. I would have expected to pay close to double for a powered speaker that performs this well. The only drawback is there is no on board EQ or tone control so you really need to use these with a mixer vs. just plugging in a microphone and guitar or keyboard for small solo/duo gigs. Not really an issue though because in 30+ years of performing that scenario has only come up a handful of times and with the vast array of affordable compact mixers out there there's no reason not to bring one along to use with 1 or 2 of these Altos.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (7 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Good For Beginners

    By Tone

    from Maryland

    Comments about Alto Truesonic TS215 15" 2-Way Powered Speaker:

    I was in the market to Upgrade from my Alto TS115p, Which I have used for 2 years and mostly had no issues with except one time that one blew on me. I DJ and needed new speakers to fill in bigger sized venues. I took a look at the new TS215's and they did sound louder but they lack in clarity overall. I had a EV ELX 15 compared right next to it and you can def hear the difference at higher volumes. These speakers are great for if your starting out and doing gigs for 50-75 maybe 100 people but thats it or you will have to turn the volume way up and risk blowing them. Overall the price is great and like I said to start with these are great but you don't want them to be your main rig forever. If you can squeeze out a little more money I would look into something slightly better. Don't just always look into the watts power, look into the SPL and other specs.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Worth every penny

    By Joser

    from Visalia,ca

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Alto Truesonic TS215 15" 2-Way Powered Speaker:

    Clean sound on Highs,mids and lows. Bass is great. I use for mobile Dj and they work great

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Exceptional value, works and sounds great

    By Jesse Pearson

    from San Diego, Ca

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Alto Truesonic TS215 15" 2-Way Powered Speaker:

      I bought two TS215's to use as mains, I'm very happy with them. I have a full blown Alto p.a. setup with monitors, sub, e.q. and 2404 mixer, it all does the job of sound reinforcement well. The robust design and great looks is as good as it gets, bravo to the design dept. I would say Alto's customer service dept is one of the best in the industry as far as trying to satisfy the customer. They worked with me with my mixer issue's until I was satisfied. I rebuild music gear as a hobby and the Alto line is one of the best lines I've run across for price point, sound quality and robust build quality. A good choice for working musicians.

      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Speaker (Long comment, but honest and straightforward)

      By TJ Geesus

      from Dallas, Texas

      Pros

      • Affordable
      • Great Clarity
      • Lightweight
      • Nice lows
      • Sharp highs

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • College events
        • Community engagements
        • House parties
        • Mobile DJ
        • Outdoor parties

        Comments about Alto Truesonic TS215 15" 2-Way Powered Speaker:

        I am a mobile DJ. I do various events ranging from house parties all the way to college campus events (Crowds range from about 15 people to 150+). I was in the market looking for an inexpensive quality speaker with a nice amount of low end and a large amount of clarity. I did ALOT of research and narrowed my decision down to the TS215's, Mackie Thump15's, and then the EV ZLX-15 series. (My budget was $500 for one speaker). I decided that I would go into guitar center and see which speaker offered the best bang for the buck. I listed to all the speakers with different genres of music and my results follow. The Thump15's had GREAT bass but it just didn't have that clarity I was looking for. The EV ZLX-15's had nice bass and clarity was amazing, but I just could not justify paying an extra $100 for them because the TS215 sounded just as good (even a little better). With a some help from my guy named Andy (The dopest sales associate) in the store I decided to purchase one of the TS215's and give it a go!

        I have successfully handled parties with greater than 150+ folks with the TS215 as my main, without any subwoofer, alongside two 8in behringers (that I use to drive my highs) NO SWEAT! The only con I can speak on is the clip light flashing but a little adjustment thru my external mixer fixes that completely.

        No the TS215 doesn't have a built in EQ, but I have a mixer for that... The TS215 is lightweight and slides right into the back of my mustang with plenty of room to spare. You have 45 days to purchase a warranty as well as to return the speaker (literally 45 days!) I cam on the 44th day and paid $70 bucks for 2 year coverage! LOL

        Honestly, I don't know how you can beat this speaker, you can talk about QSC's and JBL's all day, that's cool... but for this price, and the quality... you just can't beat it! I recommend this to any mobile DJ looking to get a nice set of 15's.

        I will be investing in two more here soon (Just to future proof For even bigger events)

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Alto TS215 is pretty good for the price

        By DJ Mr. V

        from Seattle, WA

        Pros

        • Cost Effective
        • Lightweight
        • Nice Sound
        • Useful Handles

        Cons

        • No EQ
        • No Master Volume
        • No RCA

        Best Uses

        • Monitors
        • Parties of 100 or less

        Comments about Alto Truesonic TS215 15" 2-Way Powered Speaker:

        I've been deejaying and providing sound reinforcement for about 28 years. I owned and currently own speakers from JBL, Harbinger, EV, Behringer, Peavey, Yamaha, and the Alto TS115's. I did a side by side test of the 115's and the 215's with the goal of pushing both to clipping with the same song. The 215's were first and not bad at all. However, when playing the 115's I didn't even go into clipping and the speakers were noticeably louder with better bass. I then tested them with 20 different frequency signals from 50 Hz to 2500. The 115's bass kicked at a lower frequency than the 215's. Other than that they were very close so when all is said and done, I'm not convinced that the 215's peak at 300 more watts than the 115's. A little disappointed but I still want to do more testing. The 215's look better and are lighter than their predecessors and have a fair cost for these good sounding speakers to 75% volume before peak. I would've definitely given them a four-star score if they only had any two of the following three: EQ, RCA inputs, or Master Volume. I would use these for sound-fill, monitors, and gigs up to 100 maybe 125 people like a wedding reception or an elementary school dance. I really appreciate their light weight and professional look.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        5 stars for overall value

        By Casual Six Band

        from San Diego

        Pros

        • Affordable
        • Great sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Band in small clubs or outdoor parties

          Comments about Alto Truesonic TS215 15" 2-Way Powered Speaker:

          Very pleased with the pair of Alto Truesonic TS215s we bought at Guitar Center a few months ago. We A/B'd these speakers against a bunch of others, including QSC and JBL, and the Altos sound really good. Great bass response and pleasing mids and highs. The more expensive speakers didn't sound significantly better to us, and they aren't any louder. They also get plenty loud at 129 dB each, and the cabinets are pretty light. Works perfect for our 6-piece band with 2 lead vocalists.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          It works but...

          By Dj Yogi

          from Killeen, Texas

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Limited Functions

          Best Uses

          • Events
          • Mobile DJ
          • Performances

          Comments about Alto Truesonic TS215 15" 2-Way Powered Speaker:

          I am a mobile DJ.

          I needed a new set of speakers. I wanted to complete my (2) 1200 Watt Alto Subs with their counter part. So, I dove into purchasing this speaker. These speakers work great when used with subs. I sadly have to say, by themselves they are lacking quality. I use them directly from a DDJ-SZ, XLR out to the Subs and Out from Subs to the tops. Together they work beyond amazing. Now, I will say, these work nice when connected to a mixer. I use a Behringer Xenyx X2222 USB mixer. Man o Man, this mixer enhances the sound of these speakers without the subs. Compared to Thumps 15", these speakers don't match only cause Thumps are maybe for the time being. Thumps are like owning Dr. Dre Beats headphones & Alto's are like owning the Pioneer HDJ-1500 (for DJ purposes.)

          If's hard to sell these speakers (Alto's) but I like them at the end of the day. The material feels secure and reliable man.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great Speakers

          By DJ EB-Skull

          from Hummelstown, PA

          Pros

          • Clean Bass
          • Clean Highs
          • Clean Mids
          • Great at louder volumes

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Block Parties
            • Indoor gigs
            • Mobile DJ
            • Small to Medium events

            Comments about Alto Truesonic TS215 15" 2-Way Powered Speaker:

            Overall, these speakers are amazing!! Anyone that says they have bad quality or are easy to blow out are obviously using these improperly and dont know how to treat speakers. If you know the basics of speakers, these are amazing. I went to the guitar center in Harrisburg looking at a pair of EV speakers and the person working there directed me towards these Altos and i was immediately blown away. For more that $100 less, and 100 more watts, these were the obvious choice. Now EV's are great speakers as well. But for the price and size, these were the better choice for me. I also bought a pair of ProLine Speaker Stands to mount these speakers on. Although, I wish these speakers also had a case or some kind of cover. But that's a minor squabble.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            HF Horn Blew on first use

            By Z

            from Iowa

            About Me Professional Musician

            Pros

            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Breaks Easily
            • Unreliable

            Best Uses

              Comments about Alto Truesonic TS215 15" 2-Way Powered Speaker:

              With the first use, my HF Horn blew. I wish I had trusted the other reviewers who had the same problem. The manufacturer's warranty still applies, but they want you to cover shipping, which is ridiculous. $100 to ship their defective unit back to them.
              The pro-coverage is also not what I thought. I was told by an employee that I could bring the unit in if it was broken, and they would swap it for a new one or give me credit. This was not true. They want you to find a UPS store to mail in the product (at their expense, at least). But, you'll be without the product for however long it takes for this process to be completed.
              After filing a coverage claim with guitar center, I waited and waited for information back. I finally got a called again and was told they had the wrong serial number. Now I have to wait longer.
              Ugh, bad product, bad information from the employee, to much time. I'm very frustrated.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Perfect for an Acoutic Dou

              By Joe

              from Syracuse, NY

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Performances

                Comments about Alto Truesonic TS215 15" 2-Way Powered Speaker:

                I use the Alto 215 TS speakers with my Mackie Pro FX12 mixer, both of which I purchased at Guitar Center. I couldn't be happier with the speakers. The associate at GC let me play and sing though a similar Mackie Mixer during the testing process in which I tested the TS 215s, vs the Alto TS 212s, Mackie Thump Series, and the EV ZLX 12s. I picked the Altos primarily because the bass presence was significantly better vs the other choices. The highs are crystal clear, and the bass response is equal to or better than the other brands tested . With a price tag anywhere from $150 less than competit brands I choose the Ato TS 215s. We have played two gigs with them and am completed satisfied with my choice. In this application, an Acoustic Dou featuring Harmony vocals and two guitars, you can't go wrong!

                (1 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                Would not buy

                By Aj the dj

                from Riverside CA

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Just simly did not work

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Alto Truesonic TS215 15" 2-Way Powered Speaker:

                    I bought this speaker for a party i had to dj at. So i bought 2 , plugged them both up 2 hours before the party and got power and everything. But when i plug the cord in for music i got no sound out of either inputs nor both speakers. So i took them back and had the manager look at them and the same thing happened with the other 6 speakers in store.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    (1 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    1.0

                    Research, Listen to Previous Reviewers

                    By Nutty Dread

                    from Queens, NY

                    Comments about Alto Truesonic TS215 15" 2-Way Powered Speaker:

                    I purchased this speaker for use primarily for when I'm relaxing in the backyard. For the first 7 days speaker worked without problems, but after two 10 days the tweeter stopped working, which by the way, was exactly 14 days after guitar center's return exception policy kicked in. Avoid at all costs!

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    (1 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    1.0

                    fake speakers

                    By dante

                    from massachssets

                    Comments about Alto Truesonic TS215 15" 2-Way Powered Speaker:

                    I bought two alto ts215 speaker and the sound is low quality .

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Great deal and great speakers I'm impressed

                    By JosephDj

                    from San Juan Puerto Rico

                    Verified Buyer

                    Comments about Alto Truesonic TS215 15" 2-Way Powered Speaker:

                    Great

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Alto TS215 Speakers

                    By Jim

                    from LaFayette , Georgia

                    Verified Buyer

                    Comments about Alto Truesonic TS215 15" 2-Way Powered Speaker:

                    With a 31 band eq in place these things really come alive and sound great

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    5.0

                    GREAT PRODUCT

                    By Covenant

                    from undisclosed

                    Verified Buyer

                    Comments about Alto Truesonic TS215 15" 2-Way Powered Speaker:

                    AWESOME SOUND. I was not expecting the quality I rhad cieced. Blows my expectations and my sound away.

                     
                    5.0

                    Awesome Speaker

                    By CharlieDrummer

                    from Long Island NY

                    About Me Experienced

                    Pros

                    • Clear Sound
                    • Great Sound Quality
                    • Lightweight
                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Events
                      • Home Studio
                      • Mobile DJ
                      • Performances

                      Comments about Alto Truesonic TS215 15" 2-Way Powered Speaker:

                      Great speaker at the right price hooked it up to my v drums absolutely amazing great low end and hi's as well and seriously loud

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