Alto - what's the difference between TS and TX series?

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steve149

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For the tops, TS has more powerful amp, better HF driver (1.4" exit vs 1" on the 12"), foamed grill (hides drivers better and a better mixing section .. basically the next step up from the TX budget line.

.. not a move up from the K12s ..
 

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I'm assuming the TX series is a lower end version but does anybody know the real difference?
Quality... what Steve said and just overall quality. I’ve had Truesonic speakers in the past; 10’s and 12’s. I thought they sounded EXCELLENT! I still have my TX 8’s, which I use as monitors for the very rare instances that I need monitors. The TX’s are just OK, but nowhere near as crisp and clear as my TS110’s.
 

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Thanks for the input guys. I went ahead and ordered a TX210 to use on my back patio. I know it'll get destroyed from the elements, but for $130, if I can get a year or two out of it, I'm thrilled. It's going to be run at very low volume and, surely, it's going to sound much better than the Radio Shack speaker I have sitting out there currently.
 

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Thanks for the input guys. I went ahead and ordered a TX210 to use on my back patio. I know it'll get destroyed from the elements, but for $130, if I can get a year or two out of it, I'm thrilled. It's going to be run at very low volume and, surely, it's going to sound much better than the Radio Shack speaker I have sitting out there currently.
I have speakers installed in the eaves of my back patio. I had to replace them every couple of years, until I replaced them with MARINE (boat) speakers. I got 8 years out of the last pair, and really only one was bad, so I still have it. The newest pair have been up there for four or five years now, and still sound good. They actually sound decent and full the back yard easily. When I want BIG sound, I bring out my DJ gear.😊
 
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Similar .. I have a pair of Bose 101 outdoor speakers mounted under the eave that covers one of the rear sliders onto my deck. Been up 12+ years now.

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I heard the TX210 speakers at Guitar Center. They sound pretty sharp for a cheap budget speaker. They get loud, but only about 60% as loud as a TX310 speaker could get before clipping. I suppose the TX210 is almost comparable to the original TS110A 10" speakers, but still not quite as rugged or as loud as my old 110s can get, but the TX 210s come close. The TX series speakers are very light weight, and have a good look to them. I would certainly use them for ceremony, or cocktail hour. They would be fine for that for me, and even for smaller events. ....For the price range, I don't think you could find a better powered speaker. Maybe the Harbinger Vari Speakers when they have that $100 off sale, but I don't see anything else out in that range that is worth the purchase.


I think it's a good purchase for what you are doing with it.
 
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I heard the TX210 speakers at Guitar Center. They sound pretty sharp for a cheap budget speaker. They get loud, but only about 60% as loud as a TX310 speaker could get before clipping. I suppose the TX210 is almost comparable to the original TS110A 10" speakers, but still not quite as rugged or as loud as my old 110s can get, but the TX 210s come close. The TX series speakers are very light weight, and have a good look to them. I would certainly use them for ceremony, or cocktail hour. They would be fine for that for me, and even for smaller events. ....For the price range, I don't think you could find a better powered speaker. Maybe the Harbinger Vari Speakers when they have that $100 off sale, but I don't see anything else out in that range that is worth the purchase.


I think it's a good purchase for what you are doing with it.
I'm not sure one can use "Harbinger" and "better" in the same sentence .. :)
 

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I heard the TX210 speakers at Guitar Center. They sound pretty sharp for a cheap budget speaker. They get loud, but only about 60% as loud as a TX310 speaker could get before clipping. I suppose the TX210 is almost comparable to the original TS110A 10" speakers, but still not quite as rugged or as loud as my old 110s can get, but the TX 210s come close. The TX series speakers are very light weight, and have a good look to them. I would certainly use them for ceremony, or cocktail hour. They would be fine for that for me, and even for smaller events. ....For the price range, I don't think you could find a better powered speaker. Maybe the Harbinger Vari Speakers when they have that $100 off sale, but I don't see anything else out in that range that is worth the purchase.


I think it's a good purchase for what you are doing with it.
The speaker on the back patio will only be run at 10%-20% (very low level of the audio running inside). I might end up sticking a bluetooth receiver on it, just so I can hookup my phone directly (nights where I go sit out on that patio). I know that's not an outdoor speaker but it's going to be tucked up under the shelter so I don't think there will be any real issues with moisture. If it lasts a year or two, that'll be just fine and I'll replace it with something else. Right now, I have an old stereo amp with a passive radio shack speaker sitting on top of it. I'm sure that rig was never meant to be out in the elements (and it sounds like crap).
 

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Wanted to report back in. I got a TX210 in yesterday and installed it on the back patio of the venue. It's perfect. Sounds beautiful and I'm only running it at about 25% power. The unit only has a single channel on it and no push buttons for eq or line level. It's rated at 300 watts so not something you could use as a main but it works perfectly for my application, as well as for ceremony duty. At $150, it's also a value.
 
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Wanted to report back in. I got a TX210 in yesterday and installed it on the back patio of the venue. It's perfect. Sounds beautiful and I'm only running it at about 25% power. The unit only has a single channel on it and no push buttons for eq or line level. It's rated at 300 watts so not something you could use as a main but it works perfectly for my application, as well as for ceremony duty. At $150, it's also a value.
If they are a TRUE 300 watts continuous at 8 ohms, then they could certainly be used as MAINS.

My first speakers were JBLs from 1988. 150 watts RMS/300 PEAK is what they were rated at, and those suckers got loud enough for gigs! Heavy too at like 65 lbs each!

It is kinda strange that newer speakers with DOUBLE or more the power only get a little bit louder than older speakers rated so much lower. The big difference on newer speakers is the sound quality/clarity/options/powered/look neater etc.

My brother has been using Alto TS110A speakers as his mains for years now. 300 watts/600 peak rating on those.
 

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On these speakers, 300 watts is peak. Continuous is 150. Like I said, they'd be great for ceremonies, monitors or lower volume situations but these definitely do not have enough horsepower for mains, just my opinion. They do sound wonderful. Great tone and a lot of bang for the buck.
 
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Watts don't mean squat ...

There are too many other factors that affect how a speaker sounds and how loud it goes to give total credence to "watts" ...
 
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