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Alto Trouper Compact High Performance PA System

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Trouper is a 2-way 200-watt bi-amplified system (130 watts LF/70 watts HF) with (3) 6 ½ (165mm) woofers and a 1 (25mm) high-frequency compression d...Click To Read More About This Product

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Compact high-performance PA system.

Trouper is a 2-way 200-watt bi-amplified system (130 watts LF/70 watts HF) with (3) 6 ½ (165mm) woofers and a 1 (25mm) high-frequency compression driver, delivering 65-20kHz frequency response. The system has thermal and dynamic overload protection, so the sound is always clean and clear however hard you push it.

A built-in mixer section features three channels of inputs, each with line/mic 1, line/mic 2, and Aux. XLR, RCA, ¼ and 1/8 connectors, so whether yo are a DJ, presenter or a musician, all of your cables will work with the Trouper. It features two-Band (LF/HF) built-in EQ for each channel, and Full Bluetooth capability for streaming input signals wirelessly (plus wireless linking of another Trouper system for stereo applications).

The Trouper's trapezoidal enclosure dramatically reduces internal standing wave resonances, resulting in cleaner output in upper bass and vocal range. It is easy to set up and use, and it takes a lot of real-world punishment:

It is stand-mountable with 36mm pole socket and covered in scuff-resistant black vinyl wrap and protective steel corners. Easily transportable at just 23 lb., The Trouper is a great-performing, flexible, go-anywhere PA system that makes any small-venue gig sound its best.


FEATURES
Speaker configuration
  • Active/passive: Active
  • Type: 2-Way full range
  • LF driver: 3 x 6.5"
  • MF driver: Not applicable
  • HF driver: 1"
Power amp (active)
  • Amplifier type: D
  • Wattage: 200
  • Mixer/preamp: Yes
Power capacity (passive)
  • 8 Ohms program/peak: Not applicable
  • 4 Ohms program/peak: Not applicable
  • Included power amp: No
Audio
  • Frequency response: 65Hz - 20kHz
  • Coverage pattern: 100 x 60
  • Max SPL:
Enclosure
  • Construction: Plywood
  • Width: 8.4"
  • Height: 29.2"
  • Depth: 10.1"
  • Weight: 23 lb.
Inputs
  • XLR: 2
  • TRS: 1
  • TS: Not applicable
  • RCA: 1
  • SPEAKON: Not applicable
Output/thru
  • XLR: 1
  • TRS: Not applicable
  • TS: Not applicable
  • RCA: Not applicable
  • SPEAKON: Not applicable

Order today. The Alto Professional Trouper is a compact PA system that meets the demands of solo artists and small groups.

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AltoTrouper Compact High Performance PA System
 
4.8

(based on 27 reviews)

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    (22)

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    (5)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (26)
  • Good audio (26)
  • Compact (25)
  • Lightweight (24)
  • Versatile (19)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (23)
  • Outdoor events / games (17)
  • Home studio (8)
  • Pro audio / DJ / mixing (8)
  • Amateur recording (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (15), Professional musician (10)

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(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best sound quality and features for its price!

By HInge Thunder

from Miami, FL

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Reviewer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home Studio
    • Mobile DJ
    • Performances

    Comments about Alto Trouper Compact High Performance PA System:

    Really quiet! No hiss, no hum! Easy to lug around. Gets pretty loud without breaking up. Bigger drivers than the competition, so it gets to push more air. Way better priced than the competition. Will buy one more for sure. The money I made for one gig already paid for this, what more can a working musician ask for.

    (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    great product

    By musicmozart

    from out in the great wide open

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    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Events
      • Home Studio
      • Performances

      Comments about Alto Trouper Compact High Performance PA System:

      compact, delivers great sound, crisp, tight ,and professional. remember these are not big dog speakers like ev's or jbl's and they don't have 12 or 15 " woofers in them. they lack bass end ,but a sub is usually used for that. they are really clear and give mids a new meaning they are perfect for a small venue

      (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      If you need a small PA,buy this one.

      By Dave

      from Califon, New Jersey

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      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Events
        • Performances

        Comments about Alto Trouper Compact High Performance PA System:

        I bought this to use at home for parties, for some gigs at a Farmers Market and a local Street Fair. Instead of lugging my Yamaha Mixer ,couple of A15's and monitors and having more power than I would ever need, I just need this 23 pound unit ,a speaker stand & a mic w/stand. This is more than enough for a small outdoor event. Now, add the Bluetooth feature to play break music through it. Perfect!
        This unit puts out great clear sound. Of course your not gonna get mega bass tones out of it but it has very satisfying bottom end.

        (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Would definitely buy another (infact I did!)

        By Bungle

        from United Kingdom

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Events
          • Performances

          Comments about Alto Trouper Compact High Performance PA System:

          I initially bought one just to use in restaurants and hotels etc and very soon bought a second unit.
          The Alto Trouper has blown me away, the sound is crystal clear and it delivers plenty of punch and with two running together I have 400w in the boot!
          My vocals have a lot of dynamics so I needed a system which would cover every spectrum of my music and the Alto Trouper does it in style and with plenty of headroom.
          At first the bluetooth didn't interest me but I am now smitten by it, all in all this is a great little system and it ticks every box for me.

          (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Not disappointed one bit. Powerful pint-sized package.

          By Foundation

          from Hartford, Mi.

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Events
            • Performances

            Comments about Alto Trouper Compact High Performance PA System:

            100% as advertised. Took longer to unpack than box than it did to pair my phone via Bluetooth.
            SPL with program material is loud enough to make your teeth hurt, but clean & clear the whole way.
            (Kills me to now think of all the heavy big-assed cabinets we hauled around in my younger days.)
            Alto has a real winner here. Perfect setup for a club single or duo, without breaking the bank on similar products from Bose or Fishman. Though far from a sub, the bass response is better than expected from such a small cabinet.
            We are a 501c-3 non-profit & bought a total 4 Troupers to use specifically as a special event PA in a banquet room with a 10' ceiling and capacity of 250 ppl. Bluetooth speaker to speaker pairing to minimize cable runs is a perfect solution for our application.
            Might just have to blow the dust off my Ovation and find an excuse to exercise these impressive little speakers a couple more times throughout the year. Kudos to Alto engineering & product development.

            (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            The Trouper is a home run

            By Green Stratman

            from Prudenville, Michigan

            About Me Professional Musician

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            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Alto Trouper Compact High Performance PA System:

              I've only used this one speaker at band practice so far. It's so quiet, no hums or buzzes. I had to look and see if it was still turned on because it was so quiet. The other guys in the band love it too. One thing I noticed was that it wasn't as loud when you plugged a mic directly into the cabinet. I had the controls up about three quarters and it wasn't that loud. When I plugged in a mixer it was perfect, plenty of sound. We are practicing in a small room and it sounds great. I can't wait to try it in a larger room. You can't beat the price for what you are getting.

              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              So far - so good ...

              By EddieGuitarist

              from Long Island, NY

              About Me Professional Musician

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Events
                • Medium-sized venues
                • Performances
                • Small venues

                Comments about Alto Trouper Compact High Performance PA System:

                So far, I've used the Alto Trouper at 2 gigs ... no problems ... quick set up ...I already have speaker stands for my full PA, so I brought just one and took advantage of the pole mount built into the Alto ... the people loved the sound (that was reflected by the amazing amount of tips I made, on top of my regular pay).

                Remember, this is a "bare-bones" PA (just amplification ... no effects of any kind) - so I brought along pedals to "enhance" the sound (a Boss Digital Reverb RV-2 & MXR Analog Chorus for the acoustic guitar - a TC Helicon Harmony Singer for the vocals). My main reason for buying this unit was the price, the weight, and the convenience (many of the restaurants & bars I play in, place the musician in awkward spots where a unit like this on a stand makes it easier to aim the sound in proper directions - without the "overkill" of a full PA with far more power than is necessary).

                My usual "go to" unit for small & medium sized venues is a Fender Acoustasonic 150. That one has stood the test of time (since I've used it 80 - 90% of the time for the last 5 years). I chose to acquire the Alto Trouper as an alternate & back-up for the Fender. The only reason I didn't give the Alto Trouper a full 5-star rating is because it still has one more test it has to pass (as far as I'm concerned) ... durability. I average 15-16 gigs a month - and the next test of this unit will take a few years. But as I said in the title of this review ... so far - so good.

                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Excellent little speaker

                By CO Johnston

                from Montrose, CO

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Clear Sound
                • Compact
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Performances

                  Comments about Alto Trouper Compact High Performance PA System:

                  Fantastic little speaker for acoustic/vocal act. Pair this with a mixer with built in compression and reverb, and you will not be disappointed. Absolutely love it.

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Wow!! Super impressed with this!!

                  By MMDrummer

                  from Michigan

                  About Me Professional Musician

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                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Events
                    • Performances

                    Comments about Alto Trouper Compact High Performance PA System:

                    This Alto Trouper has really blown me away!! I can't believe what a solid, great sounding compact PA System this is especially at this price!! I have only hooked it up at home and have yet to take it to a gig but I can see that this would be perfect for a single/duo act that want to keep setup to a minimum but still have great sound! Also, the Bluetooth feature is really nice and reliable on this. I couldn't be happier with this....HIGHLY recommend this!!

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    One of, if not the BEST music purchases I've ever made!

                    By Jonah

                    from Seattle

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                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Events
                      • Performances

                      Comments about Alto Trouper Compact High Performance PA System:

                      It sounds every bit as good as the Fishman S220 I tried out, minus the reverb but at 1/5 the price. It's been so versatile at weddings and parties as both a PA and then a simple speaker system to wirelessly stream an audio playlist from Spotify over the Bluetooth. Projection is fantastic. I can stand right next to it and it isn't too loud and then walk across the yard and find the volume and clarity still seem the same. So happy with this purchase.

                      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      I like the Trouper, probably because of its low price tag.

                      By Kmaestro

                      from Cincinnati,OH

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                      Comments about Alto Trouper Compact High Performance PA System:

                      Lightweight unit that would be ideal for singer songwriter gigs where people are actually listening to your performance. If you're playing a venue where people talk at their tables, you may need 2 of these. The bluetooth works great and you could quickly have music for a party or cookout. I use this at my acoustic duo practice and as our stage monitor. The handle is at the top for placing on a stand, but the unit would greatly benefit from one on the long side for carrying around. I'd look into a bag for it from Gator or Arriba. I really like the Trouper, probably because of its low price tag, but it does seem solidly built and sounds good. Decide based on how you're going to use it and how much power you'll need. I've always figured 10 watts per person in your audience(s). These are 200 watts so 20 people, unless they're sitting rapt with attention.

                       
                      5.0

                      Best Small / Medium Solo PA for the Money

                      By Bob F.

                      from New Mexico

                      About Me Professional Musician

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                      • None

                      Best Uses

                      • Events
                      • Performances

                      Comments about Alto Trouper Compact High Performance PA System:

                      Just finished using this Alto Trouper in church - 500 people / 60X120' building - flawless. 2 vocalists and 1 keyboard - vocalists using Blue Encore 100s into TC Helicon Create XT's into a Behringer 1002FX (using minimal reverb effects). Keyboard straight into the Behringer without effects - mixer main volume just below the 0dbl, and the Trouper's volume (channel one) at 12 o'clock. Completely filled the room to the very back. Incredible. Competes with my Fishman SoloAmp - in fact, people said it even sounded clearer!

                       
                      5.0

                      Best Budget Small PA

                      By Bob F.

                      from New Mexico

                      About Me Professional Musician

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Events
                        • Performances

                        Comments about Alto Trouper Compact High Performance PA System:

                        Everyone looking for that low cost yet decent quality small PA - look no further - this is it. At a fraction of the cost of the competition, the Trouper wins hands down for value and quality for the amount paid. The only extra you will need is a small mixing board with effects as the Trouper does not have effects. I recommend the low cost Behringer 1202FX - I use this with a softer reverb (dialed 1) - and the 1202FX has a 3 band EQ on 4 channels, so the performer can tweak to preference. Perfect for a coffee shop gig or church service.
                        I've used a Fishman 220 SoloAmp in the past - which has a great sound, but notorious at breaking down - some kind of potentiometer problem Fishman can't seem to fix. The Alto Trouper seems durable, but time will show how good this PA is.
                        I would recommend getting a second Trouper if a venue is larger than a small to small/medium.

                         
                        5.0

                        Great Buy

                        By gojayhawks74

                        from wichita, ks

                        About Me Experienced

                        Pros

                        • Clear Sound
                        • Durable
                        • Easy To Use

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Events
                          • Performances

                          Comments about Alto Trouper Compact High Performance PA System:

                          I had the a competitors at half the price, which was great for the money, but my kids blew the speakers in it so i researched for awhile before going with the Alto. I wasn't sure the extra money would buy me much more, but it did. This is much better than what I had. The BT was easy to connect and the clarity from the speakers, even at high volume is impressive. The fact that you can pair it with another speaker is something i'll be doing soon as i plan on ordering another. We use it a lot just for out by the pool and band practice. It is exceptional for the money.

                           
                          5.0

                          Great Product

                          By Happy User

                          from PA

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                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Events
                            • Home Studio
                            • Mobile DJ
                            • Performances

                            Comments about Alto Trouper Compact High Performance PA System:

                            I bought two speakers with the intention of using them as a mobile DJ. I will use these to replace 15 inch passive speakers and sub woofers. These speakers are clear with depth at low volumes and can maintain great tonality at high volumes. The do need a sub woofer to complete a full sound spectrum because the speakers can't project enough bass at higher volumes. I like the small size for packing and unpacking, and they should be just fine for small to medium venues.

                             
                            4.0

                            Clear sound in a light inexpensive package

                            By Moose

                            from Southern Mich.

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                            Pros

                            • Clear Sound
                            • Compact
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Mobile DJ
                              • Performances

                              Comments about Alto Trouper Compact High Performance PA System:

                              I have two of these units. I had one, but they work as a pair much better, especially the Bluetooth. So the very first one I had was quite noisy - loud hum with no inputs, and annoying hiss when Bluetooth employed. I ordered the second one and then realized how loud the first was, and sent it back for replacement. Both units are now nice and quiet, near zero background noise. I run our four-part vocals through these from an 8 channel (Behrigner) mixer. The speakers have no reverb or compression, so to get a polished sound you need a mixer. I have also used them to play karaoke backing tracks for a singer, and they are so clear and loud it is super fun to sing along with them. They cover pretty much the full range of the backing tracks, but I notice more bass when I hook up a sub-woofer. Alto is still adequate all by itself. Best thing is how light and portable they are at 22 pounds. Bluetooth needs a lot of fiddling to get it working right, but does work to play direct from tablet computer and to pair up with second speaker. The two xlr inputs, 2 trs, and mini-plug give some adaptability in connecting keyboards, guitars, and amps separately or thru the mixer. Now that I have two good ones I am very happy with the product. For a solo act, duo, 4-piece, or karaoke these are perfect, but one just doesn't quite do it; buy two. I only rated them 4 stars because of the bad unit I had to send back.

                               
                              5.0

                              great for a soloist

                              By DOG TOY

                              from somewhere in Louisiana

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                              Pros

                              • Clear Sound
                              • Compact
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Home Studio
                                • Performances

                                Comments about Alto Trouper Compact High Performance PA System:

                                This Alto Trouper is ideal for small venues and living rooms for a solo guitar with vocals. Nice clean sound but I would like to point out that an acoustic guitar will need an active pre-amp, either foot pedal or built in. However, a mike for the guitar is better as this unit has two mic/line inputs plus left/right input (RCA) and 1/8" input (mp3) on the third channel. The speakers are small but have a nice full sound. Also, has a DI output (XLR) to connect to P.A. or monitor.

                                 
                                5.0

                                As promised!

                                By Al

                                from Michigan

                                About Me Professional Musician

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Performances

                                  Comments about Alto Trouper Compact High Performance PA System:

                                  Run my vocals through a small pre-amp to add reverb, and my acoustic through an MXR analog chorus pedal. Also found a small lightweight 23 to 48 inch speaker pole to mount it on. Fills the room nicely even in medium sized venues.

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Really Impressed

                                  By B.W.

                                  from Salina,Ks.

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                                  Pros

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

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Performances

                                    Comments about Alto Trouper Compact High Performance PA System:

                                    I just received this today and I am so amazed at the sound of this thing for the cost that I had to write a review. I have been playing my acoustic and singing through this thing for about 4 Hrs. I actually had a QSC 8" at one time and I sold it. My wife was listening while I was playing and she actually thought it sounded better than my old QSC.I not sure if she is right but this thing sounds really good. I defy anyone to find a better sounding powered pa at this price. And if you do, I say buy it. If you cant then buy this one. I'm really glad I did.

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Very Happy

                                    By Jeff

                                    from Cedar Rapids, IA.

                                    About Me Professional Musician

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Clear Sound
                                    • Compact
                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Performances

                                      Comments about Alto Trouper Compact High Performance PA System:

                                      I have used it out 5 or 6 times now. Great clear sound and decent volume for a small venue. I plan on getting a second one and linking them. Bluetooth worked well off my laptop but had trouble with my phones bluetooth. Guessing it was my phone.

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