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Alto TX8 8" Active Loudspeaker

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Alto Professional began a live sound revolution with the top-selling Truesonic loudspeaker series. Now, Alto Professional has refined those same inno...Click To Read More About This Product

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280W 8" 2-way active loudspeaker.

Alto Professional began a live sound revolution with the top-selling Truesonic loudspeaker series. Now, Alto Professional has refined those same innovative technologies to create the remarkable TX Series. The TX Series loudspeakers were designed with the same ideal of quality components, and transparent sound that the Truesonic loudspeaker series have become known for.

Big Sound, Portable Package
Experience power, performance, and portability. TX8 comes equipped with efficient, bi-amped Class D amplification that pumps out a generous 280 Watts of peak power. An exacting electronic crossover ensures smooth frequency response from the 8" low-frequency driver and 1" high-frequency compression driver. Bass porting offers extended low-end response, while the steel grille adds extra protection.

Ready for Anything
Built to travel, the road-ready TX8 is both lightweight and portable. Trapezoid contouring allows either upright or wedge-monitor operation A pole-mount socket and a comfortable handle are built-in. Create a custom setup using the Link output to chain multiple cabinets together. For the musician, DJ, or live-sound provider craving professional audio reproduction, TX8 delivers impressive, accurate sound night after night.

FEATURES
Speaker configuration
  • Active/passive: Active
  • Type: Two-way full range
  • LF driver: 8"
  • MF driver: N/A
  • HF driver: 1"
Power
  • Amplifier class: D
  • Wattage: 140 cont. /280 peak
  • Mixer/preamp: N/A
Audio
  • Frequency response: 75Hz - 22kHz
  • Coverage pattern: 90 x 45
  • Max SPL: 113 dB
Inputs
  • XLR: 1 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: 10.6"
  • Height: 16.5"
  • Depth: 9.4"
  • Weight: 12.2 lb.

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SPECIFICATIONS
  • System Type: 2-way active ported speaker
  • LF Driver: 8" woofer, 1.5" voice coil
  • HF Driver: 1" titanium diaphragm, 1" voice coil
  • Amplifier: Class D SMPS, 280 watts peak
  • Horn Coverage: 90H x 45V
  • Frequency Response (-3dB): 75 Hz - 20 kHz
  • Crossover Frequency: 2.5 kHz
  • Max SPL: 113 dB at 1m
  • Connector: XLR Mic/Line Input and XLR Link Output
  • External Controls: Volume control / Power ON with green
  • LED / Clip Limiter with red LED
  • Electronic Protection: Thermal / Overload / Analog Limiter / Compressor
  • Power Supply: 110V-240V 50/60Hz
  • Enclosure Construction: Injection-molded polypropylene enclosure, multi-angle for main or monitor applications, metal grille, rubber feet, 1 handle on top
  • Mounting: 36mm standard pole mount
  • Dimensions (HxWxD): 16.5 x 10.6 x 9.4 in / 420 x 270 x 240 mm
  • Net weight: 12.2 lbs / 5.53 kg
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AltoTX8 8" Active Loudspeaker
 
4.7

(based on 9 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (6)
  • Lightweight (6)
  • Easy to use (5)
  • Good audio (4)

Cons

  • Limited functions (4)

Best Uses

  • Performances (4)
  • Outdoor events / games (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (3), Professional musician (3)

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(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great so far

By nix

from Los Angeles

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact
  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Limited Functions

Best Uses

  • Amateur Events
  • Monitor Band Rehearsal

Comments about Alto TX8 8" Active Loudspeaker:

I wish others would have left more reviews for me to find. Oh well... I took the plunge and bought one for its portability to use for vocals during band practice. works great. The best this about these is they only weigh 12 pounds!!!

I also work as a professional DJ, and usually I use a couple of the QSC K10's with a JBL JRX118 sub. I love the QSC's because they are so light at 34 lbs, compared to my old passive 50 pounders! but 12 pounds is even better! I won't mind doing the occasional (nearly free) house party for friends with the TX8's :)

However, you definitely will need a sub or two, because the TX8 doesn't have anywhere near the range that the QSC's do.

decent enough at low volumes and LIGHT!

Initially I bought one, but just ordered a second, because 12 lbs beats the heck out of 34 any day. I need the sub no matter what...

It would be nice if they came with an RCA or 1/4" inputs, but for the price I guess the XLR is enough :)

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Nice for the Price

By Steve

from San Antonio

About Me Professional Musician

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Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Compact
  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Monitor
    • Performances

    Comments about Alto TX8 8" Active Loudspeaker:

    I bought this to be a side fill monitor for a NYE gig with my partner. We knew that it would be rather noisy in the restaurant, and that space was at a premium. All in all it worked great. I only wish that the specs would state the RMS, but it won't stop me from buying another one.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Excellent speakers

    By brotherez

    from warren, mi

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    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio
      • Performances

      Comments about Alto TX8 8" Active Loudspeaker:

      These little speakers have some kick! They are clear, lightweight and easy to use. I have 3 of them.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Small with big sound

      By ROGERCARR

      from Ocala, FLorida

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      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Compact
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Limited Functions

      Best Uses

      • Events
      • Mobile DJ

      Comments about Alto TX8 8" Active Loudspeaker:

      using as a floor monitor at karaoke shows, big sound and very clear

       
      4.0

      Excellent value for basic powered speakers/monitors

      By mtburr

      from Minnesota

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Decent Sound
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Bare Bones
      • Limited Functions

      Best Uses

      • Events
      • Home Studio
      • Performances
      • Sound Reinforcement

      Comments about Alto TX8 8" Active Loudspeaker:

      For a very low price, the Alto TX 8 delivers a ton of value -- but it weighs next to nothing. I purchased two TX 8s a few weeks ago with a 15 percent-off deal, and have used them several times since then. These powered speakers are perfect rehearsal monitors for our band, and they double as music speakers in the workshop and for parties -- when combined with a mixer or impedance-matching direct box for line input. The speakers themselves are as basic as you can get, with only XLR inputs, so they aren't as versatile as they would be with a couple of other input choices. For the price, though, they can't be beat. They sound a little barky and could benefit with an EQ, but really they aren't half bad and they basically deliver solid performance across a wide range of frequencies, and adequate volume for reasonable purposes considering their size and power. I'd definitely buy them again.

       
      5.0

      For the weight, it's great

      By Ebony and Ivory

      from Brooklyn, NY

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Compact
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Limited Functions

      Best Uses

      • Events
      • Mobile DJ
      • Performances

      Comments about Alto TX8 8" Active Loudspeaker:

      I live in NYC and needed a powerful lightweight keyboard monitor. My Fishman Loudbox Pro Mini wasn't cutting it. This is only 12 lbs and puts out a lot of sound. It took me a few gigs to figure out ideal gain staging, but for the price and weight I cannot complain. I had to get a TRS to XLR cable since that is the only input.

       
      5.0

      Great speakers

      By Chuck

      from Indiana

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      Comments about Alto TX8 8" Active Loudspeaker:

      These speakers sound great!!!!! Really surprised by these. I use them for a small pa setup for band practice. They easily keep up with drums.

       
      5.0

      Excellent quality and sound for the price. I was surprised!

      By Wayne

      from undisclosed

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      Comments about Alto TX8 8" Active Loudspeaker:

      We use JBL EON500's for our main PA but still needed some close in monitors. I bought 2 of these to try out and they are perfect for us used as floor monitors in front. I was concerned that there is no adjustment for EQ but as it turned out none was needed.

       
      5.0

      Little dynamo.

      By Rockerduck

      from Marietta, Ga

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      Comments about Alto TX8 8" Active Loudspeaker:

      Impressive sound and volume in this 12lb. package.

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