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« on: September 16, 2015, 12:43:17 PM »

I've been quite impressed with the Alto speakers I've owned (TS112 and SX112 passives)
and saw this new product that is only 23 lbs and uses 3 6.5's and a horn in a biamped cabinet
with some mixing capabilities and Bluetooth (which I'd never use).

Just curious if anyone has experienced it.  Looks pretty cool, like a pair of them might do REALLY
well in a solo acoustic setting.  I'd need a separate mixer for my condensors, but it would be quite lightweight and portable.


http://www.amazon.com/Alto-Professional-Trouper-Compact-High-Performance/dp/B00SKUZQXI
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« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2015, 04:43:21 PM »

I think it is the same manufacture as offerings by Kustom and Powerwerks, badged by whatever company is selling them. Not a bad thing either.
I have a Kustom 50 Watt PA 50. One less speaker, same back layout, no Bluetooth. It is a nice rig. Sounds good. The one you are looking at offers much more power.
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« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2015, 05:55:46 PM »

I think it is the same manufacture as offerings by Kustom and Powerwerks, badged by whatever company is selling them. Not a bad thing either.
I have a Kustom 50 Watt PA 50. One less speaker, same back layout, no Bluetooth. It is a nice rig. Sounds good. The one you are looking at offers much more power.


Not sure about that - the PA50 and Powerworks have smaller drivers (4.5") , right? It's also a trapezoidal cabinet with a lot more power and biamp.  I think Alto does all their own stuff.
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« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2015, 08:28:47 PM »

Sure enough, I missed the drivers...and took another look at the back - similar but not the same
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« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2015, 06:28:04 PM »

Well - I'll post my thoughts - just bought one with an Alto ZMX862 mixer.  We'll see....
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« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2015, 10:54:38 PM »

Received this today and have had about an hour to play around with it - initial reaction is extremely positive.  Plenty of volume, warmth and clarity.   I'm running two Blue Encore 300's into the Alto ZMX862 mixer and then into the Trouper.   One of these would be enough to cover for most solo acoustic gigs, two of them would give you plenty of "headroom".

There may be a second on the way soon

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« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2015, 04:19:22 PM »

I ended up buying a second one of these, and I should have been more patient - there are a couple of Ebay Alto authorized dealers that are selling them new at 150 shipped right now!   300 bucks for a pair of these and add a small unpowered mixer and you have an extremely nice setup for a solo or duo.

Just FYI.....

This is the dealer I got mine from - and one of those selling them on the cheap....

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Alto-Trouper-Compact-200-Watt-DJ-Audio-PA-System-w-3-Channel-Mixer-Bluetooth-/251975929080?hash=item3aaaef8cf8:g:gGQAAOSwNSxVZ07g
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« Reply #7 on: December 17, 2015, 09:33:57 PM »

My first thought was "Bluetooth - seriously?" but then I remember all the times I've played through very sad "house systems".

Now I'm curious - how does Bluetooth stand up to a live situation?

Are they susceptible to how many people nearest to the front have their phones set to receive on vibrate?
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« Reply #8 on: December 17, 2015, 09:43:48 PM »

My first thought was "Bluetooth - seriously?" but then I remember all the times I've played through very sad "house systems".

Now I'm curious - how does Bluetooth stand up to a live situation?

Is is susceptible to how many people nearest to the front have their phones set to receive on vibrate?

I can't answer that, but Alto Professional has a Facebook page where they seem very quick to respond - might want to ask those in the know.

I'm far from a techie.....
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