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Alto Kick12 400W Instrument Amplifier/PA   

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Imagine a keyboard amp that's been designed with the same passion, attention to detail, and enthusiasm as today's leading guitar and bass amplifiers....Read More

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Light and loud, great sound.

Imagine a keyboard amp that's been designed with the same passion, attention to detail, and enthusiasm as today's leading guitar and bass amplifiers. That's the Alto Kick12.


The Kick12 incorporates modern circuitry to give you 400 Watts of peak power in an astonishingly lightweight enclosure. It's been designed and tuned by passionate audio enthusiasts to give you the best audio quality and power output in its class. With the Kick12, none of that massive power gets wasted. Even the speaker baffle has been designed to direct your sound with precision, holding both the woofer and tweeter at a slight upward angle to accomplish the best throw.

At its heart the Kick15 is multifunctional. Its host of inputs and outputs, on-board four-channel mixer, and built-in effects allow you to use it as keyboard amp, drum monitor, electronic percussion amplifier or even as PA system for small to medium-sized gigs. With this much versatility, you need an amplifier that's going to run efficiently and sound great night after night. The Kick15 has a true bi-amped design, giving its 12" LF woofer and 1" HF driver each its own dedicated amplifier. Neither gets overworked and neither gets neglected. You hear every frequency, clean and crystal clear.

The Kick12 comes with 16 genuine Alesis effects, including delay, flanger, chorus and multiple reverbs. Each effect has 16 different variations, giving you a total of 256 effect presets to choose from. A footswitch input allows you to activate or bypass the effects channel instantly while you perform (footswitch not included). FX Level controls are located on all four channels, allowing you to dial in just the right amount of effect on each channel.

The Kick12 from Alto Professional is a reimagining of what a keyboard amp should be, built from the ground up. Massive power, essential capabilities, and precision-engineered components come together to give you an amplifier that sounds and performs better.

FEATURES
  • 4-channel mixer with stereo line inputs on each channel and an XLR input on Channel 1
  • 400 Watts peak power, 200 Watts continuous
  • 12" low-frequency transducer, 1" compression driver
  • Custom-tuned electronic crossover provides superb frequency response
  • True bi-amped design provides dedicated power to high and low drivers
  • Built-in Alesis digital effects processor with reverb, delay, chorus, and more
  • 256 effect presets: 16 effects with 16 variations each
  • Integrated folding steel kickstand provides the ideal monitoring angle
  • Level, effects, and high & low EQ controls on all four channels
  • Stereo RCA input for connecting MP3 players and other audio devices
  • Footswitch input allows instant activation or bypass of effects
  • 1/4" headphone output with dedicated volume control
  • Angled speaker baffle for optimized throw
  • Dual XLR and 1/4" Mix outputs

Order now and fall in love with playing all over again.

SPECIFICATIONS

Kick12 400W Instrument Amplifier/PA

  • Dimensions (WxLxH): 19" x 14.2" x 18.3"
    Weight: 30lb
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AltoKick12 400W Instrument Amplifier/PA
 
3.4

(based on 8 reviews)

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63%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Portable (6)
  • Easy to use (4)
  • Good audio (4)

Cons

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4.0

Economy and decent performance!

By Gary

from undisclosed

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Sound, power and utility are fine at pricepoint.

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Accompaniment
    • I bought this to complement Privia Digital Piano

    Comments about Alto Kick12 400W Instrument Amplifier/PA:

    There's some good value here. At home, I like to crank my digital piano once in a while.

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    2.0

    40 Watts Maybe

    By Mike

    from Houston, TX

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Portable
    • Realistic Sound

    Cons

    • Underpowered

    Best Uses

      Comments about Alto Kick12 400W Instrument Amplifier/PA:

      As a keyboard player, all I try to do is a few fills and an occasional solo. Really not asking much. But this amp is good for church gigs only. Forget about club gigs, the guitar gods will roll right over this thing. Money poorly spent. That 400W peak must be used as a space heater because my 40W Peavey is louder than this 40 lb. lummox.

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      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Underpowered

      By Marjeff

      from Pittsburgh, PA

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Easy to Use
      • Portable

      Cons

      • Way Under Powered

      Best Uses

        Comments about Alto Kick12 400W Instrument Amplifier/PA:

        Bought this unit for keyboard in small clubs but will have to return due lack of volume - really really underpowered

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great all around amp

        By Guitarchuck

        from ca

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Size And Weight
        • Great Clear Sound
        • Portable

        Cons

        • A Little Under Poweded

        Best Uses

          Comments about Alto Kick12 400W Instrument Amplifier/PA:

          Nice clear sound, good effects, portable, sounds good with guitar, piano, and bass.

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          (3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          I would NOT buy another Alto product

          By machinist52

          from Riverhead, Long Island

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Portable

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Alto Kick12 400W Instrument Amplifier/PA:

              There is no way this thing is 400 watts. My Harkte KM 15 blows this thing away and it is listed at only 200 watts.The Alto may be lighter than the Harkte but after that it's junk

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              (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Lots of Feautures Great Price on Sale

              By 56pontiac

              from Oregon

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              Pros

              • 4 Iinput Channels
              • Can Use As Slave Monitor
              • Compact
              • Easy to Use
              • Headphone Separate Volume
              • Nice Effects
              • Portable
              • Realistic Sound
              • Very Simple To Use

              Cons

              • Like Honest 100 Watts
              • Not 400 Watts

              Best Uses

              • Accompaniment
              • Excellent Personal Pa
              • Learning
              • Perfect For One Man Act
              • Small Venues

              Comments about Alto Kick12 400W Instrument Amplifier/PA:

              This amp is not a real 400 Watts of power might be 100 max the 60 watt Roland Cube is just as loud. Do not expect it to blow the doors off. However, it has plenty volume for small venues like coffee shops or a small lounge where you are background music and people are eating and visiting. With four separate inputs for a mic and instruments or whatever it is perfect for a single solo act in small intimate situations.

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              (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Excellent Build Quality - Anemic Power

              By JCW308

              from Telford, PA

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Build Quality
              • Design
              • Digital Effects
              • Sound Definition
              • Weight

              Cons

              • Anemic Power
              • No Effects Patch Readout
              • No Way It Is 400 Watts
              • Small Efx Patch Labels

              Best Uses

              • Home
              • Small Coffeehouses
              • Worship Services

              Comments about Alto Kick12 400W Instrument Amplifier/PA:

              I thought I'd try the new Alto Kick12 mixer/amp/speaker for small coffeehouse gigs. It arrived today and I have to say that I am very impressed with both the build quality, design and sound of this thing.

              It has decent power, a 4-channel mixer plus one extra AUX input, Alesis digital effects, tilt-back stand and more. For the price, it's a really nice all-in-one unit for guys like me who just do small acoustic gigs once in a while.

              I do find so far that the advertised "400-watts" is completely bogus. It comes close to my old Fishman Loudbox 100, but with much fuller sound. But 400 watts? No way. Also, the lack of a digital display and extremely small numbers for effects patches makes it difficult to see what patch you are using.

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              (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Pefect for my needs

              By Semi Retired Guitar Nut

              from Greensburg, Pa

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              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Use
              • Portable
              • Powerful
              • Realistic Sound

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Alto Kick12 400W Instrument Amplifier/PA:

                  I am a guitar player who has been playing for over 40 years. I have owned many amps, both lead and bass. The last dozen years, I have played guitar floor processors such as the Boss GT-100 directly through pa systems on stage as well as in band practice. This allows for maximum volume with very low hiss. About a year ago I decided to retire from playing out and with that decision sold my 10 cabinet mega-watt pa system as well. I have been since searching for a portable system that would allow me to jam along with backing tracks, etc. When I saw the Alto Kick-12, I felt this would be perfect.

                  Plugged it in, inserted my electric guitar and drum machine and it blew me away. The amp sounds amazing. The bass for a 12" speaker is deep and kickin, the mids are great and the highs are well balanced. The entire sound is very musical and not tiring to the ears. The volume is more than enough for my needs (I practice very loud) with not a hint on distortion and very low hiss. The 4 inputs allow me to jam with a friend or insert a mic, keyboard etc. The salesperson at Guitar Center highly recommended Alto products and he was right. The cloth covering makes the unit look 1st class. I have no need for the effects so I won't comment on them but I give the unit an A+ as it meets my expectations.

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