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DJ Ricky B

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I just went to ZZSound. They have the TX312 for $239. That is the lower end series. They sound good too though, just lighter and cheaper parts are used...and they don't get as loud.

Hey if I can get a brand new TS312 shipped for $239, I would order another one just to have another one, LOL
 
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I don't think I'd ever have Alto as a main system but I do have the Transport 12 for ceremonies sounds good and works great
 
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I just went to ZZSound. They have the TX312 for $239. That is the lower end series. They sound good too though, just lighter and cheaper parts are used...and they don't get as loud.

Hey if I can get a brand new TS312 shipped for $239, I would order another one just to have another one, LOL

I'm not crazy about the TX series. It's pretty well junk in my book. I bought one to put sound out on the back patio. It does the job, but no way would I try to use it for main speaker duty. The TS line made a bunch of improvements and it's been a solid contender, at least for me. To have it out-perform my QSCs was something I NEVER thought I'd see.
 
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DJ Ricky B

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I'm not crazy about the TX series. It's pretty well junk in my book. I bought one to put sound out on the back patio. It does the job, but no way would I try to use it for main speaker duty. The TS line made a bunch of improvements and it's been a solid contender, at least for me. To have it out-perform my QSCs was something I NEVER thought I'd see.
The TX series for me would be fine for cocktail hour music or ceremony coverage. Small house parties, or simply smaller events where you know you won't push them. I wouldn't use them as my mains either though. I'd be too worried of blowing a woofer or tweeter. They are using like $20 tweeters, and cheap and light woofers in them.
 
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The TX series for me would be fine for cocktail hour music or ceremony coverage. Small house parties, or simply smaller events where you know you won't push them. I wouldn't use them as my mains either though. I'd be too worried of blowing a woofer or tweeter. They are using like $20 tweeters, and cheap and light woofers in them.
What I found out is a company making anything to sell must make products that they can make a profit to be able to stay in business. So the TX speakers can't be a good quality speaker because of the price. $239 and you're buying junk. Entry level speakers for someone just starting to become a DJ and either don't know the difference between quality and junk or don't have a lot of money to spend.
 

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What I found out is a company making anything to sell must make products that they can make a profit to be able to stay in business. So the TX speakers can't be a good quality speaker because of the price. $239 and you're buying junk. Entry level speakers for someone just starting to become a DJ and either don't know the difference between quality and junk or don't have a lot of money to spend.


The cost of many parts and products have actually come down over the years though. Last few years we have had supply chain issues, and wage inflation which has caused the final product costs to increase a bit, but generally speaking, the cost to manufacture a typical powered loud speaker has actually decreased over the last 10 years. Granted these Alto TX speakers or even the TS line are not going to use the same caliber of parts that RCF or EV or QSC uses in their speakers...there is no denying that the technology has improved immensely, the cost to build has come down, AND the speakers are now coming with more features than ever

You couldn't even find a speaker for under $250 that was not micky mouse off brand equipment for home use only back in 1999. Today we have more options than ever before, AND they come with more features than ever before...and generally at lower prices or about the same prices as 20+ years ago
 

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You couldn't even find a speaker for under $250 that was not micky mouse off brand equipment for home use only back in 1999. Today we have more options than ever before, AND they come with more features than ever before...and generally at lower prices or about the same prices as 20+ years ago

When I bought my passive CV's in 1989 I paid something like $3500 for the pair. A comparable model now is under $1800 for a pair and they are powered, much more technology and double the power and as an added bonus much lighter. I don't find they sound as good as the old ones but that might be a bias on my part
 
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Another side effect of the China tarriifs have been knock offs. With many companies moving production to Vietnam and Korea, Chinese plants have had extra time on their hands, so they've ramped up the knock offs into high gear, some with trademark infringements, and some without. But they are absolutely using the cheapest parts possible and no quality control. It seems it's pretty easy to sneak the stuff in through Mexico.
They've found fertile ground with some online sellers. Just beware of the "great deal" from an unknown online seller and stick with authorized sellers, in my opinion.
 

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The cost of many parts and products have actually come down over the years though. Last few years we have had supply chain issues, and wage inflation which has caused the final product costs to increase a bit, but generally speaking, the cost to manufacture a typical powered loud speaker has actually decreased over the last 10 years. Granted these Alto TX speakers or even the TS line are not going to use the same caliber of parts that RCF or EV or QSC uses in their speakers...there is no denying that the technology has improved immensely, the cost to build has come down, AND the speakers are now coming with more features than ever

You couldn't even find a speaker for under $250 that was not micky mouse off brand equipment for home use only back in 1999. Today we have more options than ever before, AND they come with more features than ever before...and generally at lower prices or about the same prices as 20+ years ago
Nothing beats buying quality gear from a manufacturer that sells quality gear. JBL is one that even their EON speakers are at least decent. Not what I would buy but at least it's decent speakers.

My partner was looking to downsize and considering buying a pair of Samson speakers. He said he was at an event that a guy used a pair and they sounded good to him. My opinion is leave those speakers in the store. His reasoning for downsizing is that we don't do a lot of big events. If he wants to buy them, then that's on him. I happen to LOVE my Yamaha DSR 115 speakers!!!!!!!!!! I hate they discounted them. I wanted 2 more.
 

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Nothing beats buying quality gear from a manufacturer that sells quality gear. JBL is one that even their EON speakers are at least decent. Not what I would buy but at least it's decent speakers.

My partner was looking to downsize and considering buying a pair of Samson speakers. He said he was at an event that a guy used a pair and they sounded good to him. My opinion is leave those speakers in the store. His reasoning for downsizing is that we don't do a lot of big events. If he wants to buy them, then that's on him. I happen to LOVE my Yamaha DSR 115 speakers!!!!!!!!!! I hate they discounted them. I wanted 2 more.


Check this out Macho. In Paramus.
 

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MIXMASTERMACHOM

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Laptop, controller, some lights every thing he needs except a non running dual vin number van
Why the wise crack? Don't let me find out where you live rookie. LOL. Did you talk to him about eventually getting a backup laptop with the software and controller? I know not now since he is just starting out. I find such things are very important because you never know when something might fail you. Like I say it's man made not God made.
 

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Kinda sad how it always becomes all about the MIXY.
I guilty of not helping the direction of the thread.
Stop saying that. I just asked about what gear that DJ was going to use as he is just starting out. I get it with him asking for help from Tunes. I understand that this DJ probably spent all the money they had on the other gear and couldn't afford to buy speakers. Good thing looking to help this DJ who is just starting out. Hope that DJ gets to be successful and does a great job at events. Good thing getting Tunes to be the mentor. Hope to get to know them on here.