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MIKE Lynn

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ALTO Line Array ? Everybody wants a Line Array Part II
« on: January 13, 2015, 01:43:57 pm »

   Had to post this up , Alto Professional now has a line array rig at low cost I think they see what seismic is doing and want to make some money too. I Wonder what they sound like ? They have a 7.5 Degree vertical dispersion, unlike the seismic having a 50 degree vertical pattern it would qualifiy as a tru line array box. 
SO Whats next the Presonus Line array ? 
BTW seismic audio is acutally selling alot of their SALa 210 boxes they cant keep them in stock I think their is a hungry low budgeted market that wants to have line arrays they just dont have the money for the real stuff. The alto boxes may doo good sales in the low budget market. I wonder what they sound like ?
I have heard the seismic now and they dont sound verry good, they need a bunch of DSP to make them sound like a mid grade peavy box, But they are loud, but make sure you dont play them below 100Hz they will start to snap or bottom out.   

http://www.altoproaudio.com/products/sxa28p
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Re: ALTO Line Array ? Everybody wants a Line Array Part II
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2015, 02:29:20 pm »

   Had to post this up , Alto Professional now has a line array rig at low cost I think they see what seismic is doing and want to make some money too. I Wonder what they sound like ? They have a 7.5 Degree vertical dispersion, unlike the seismic having a 50 degree vertical pattern it would qualifiy as a tru line array box. 
SO Whats next the Presonus Line array ? 
BTW seismic audio is acutally selling alot of their SALa 210 boxes they cant keep them in stock I think their is a hungry low budgeted market that wants to have line arrays they just dont have the money for the real stuff. The alto boxes may doo good sales in the low budget market. I wonder what they sound like ?
I have heard the seismic now and they dont sound verry good, they need a bunch of DSP to make them sound like a mid grade peavy box, But they are loud, but make sure you dont play them below 100Hz they will start to snap or bottom out.   

http://www.altoproaudio.com/products/sxa28p

The Altos has been around awhile, just have not seen any in the wild.  It makes more sense than the Seismic, that you can't even create an array with.

Also, where did you hear that Seismic could not keep them in stock.  Their own blog admitted they did one test run, looks like they finally sold all but one box.  Interesting to see if they restock.  Not one review of them online.

Never hear a ground stacked line array that sounds better than a proper point source so not sure where the fascination with the form factor comes from.   For some odd reason line array's seem to communicate prestige and professionalism.  Guess that's worth something.

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Re: ALTO Line Array ? Everybody wants a Line Array Part II
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2015, 02:35:03 pm »

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Re: ALTO Line Array ? Everybody wants a Line Array Part II
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2015, 02:39:31 pm »

Here's a comment from that site

"Bet them sum bitches are loud as f#%k!"

Now that's a review!
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Re: ALTO Line Array ? Everybody wants a Line Array Part II
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2015, 02:52:11 pm »

The "rigging" on that facebook pic makes me cringe. Is that a harbor freight winch? You know the one with the 1/8" spring loaded pin being all that holds the drum from unwinding?
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Re: ALTO Line Array ? Everybody wants a Line Array Part II
« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2015, 02:54:16 pm »

This guy seems happy with it even though he has 3 per side...

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10204623130556882&set=a.1390541202241.2050184.1193456596&type=1

Wow that rig job is nothing short of scary.

That's a single steel line on what looks like a truck winch from Harbor Freight.

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Re: ALTO Line Array ? Everybody wants a Line Array Part II
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Re: ALTO Line Array ? Everybody wants a Line Array Part II
« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2015, 03:41:05 pm »

Here's a comment from that site

"Bet them sum bitches are loud as f#%k!"

Now that's a review!

"With the ability to handle 400 watts Continuous, 800 watts Program or 1600 watts Peak, the SXA28p is ideal for high-powered amps and offers clean, uncolored sound for any venue. Capable of delivering 125 dB Peak SPL."

As long as 122 dB continuous is considered loud.
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Re: ALTO Line Array ? Everybody wants a Line Array Part II
« Reply #9 on: January 13, 2015, 03:44:22 pm »

Wow that rig job is nothing short of scary.

That's a single steel line on what looks like a truck winch from Harbor Freight.



And held up by lighting tripods. Run, run very fast.
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