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Title: Huh. Alto discontinued their SXM112a.
Post by: frank kayser on April 15, 2019, 07:07:17 pm
I was speaking with a friend the other day and he mentioned Alto had discontinued the SXM112a, their 400w active 12" coaxial monitor.  Just looked it up - in their legacy section.  Too bad.  It was a pretty good $300 monitor in a birch cabinet.
Title: Re: Huh. Alto discontinued their SXM112a.
Post by: Robert Lunceford on April 16, 2019, 01:04:07 am
I was speaking with a friend the other day and he mentioned Alto had discontinued the SXM112a, their 400w active 12" coaxial monitor.  Just looked it up - in their legacy section.  Too bad.  It was a pretty good $300 monitor in a birch cabinet.

I recall this being mentioned in a past topic and someone pointed out that this monitor is also badged and sold by Samson as the RSXM12A. Still sells for under $300.
Title: Re: Huh. Alto discontinued their SXM112a.
Post by: Scott Holtzman on April 16, 2019, 01:15:05 am
I recall this being mentioned in a past topic and someone pointed out that this monitor is also badged and sold by Samson as the RSXM12A. Still sells for under $300.

Yes I have one,  it doesn't have as many DSP presets but the amp module is same OEM, cabinet dimensions nearly identical and on stage I can't hear the difference.  I intend to pull the drivers and compare.  Need to get some more.  We have 12 of the Alto and no failures, the fans are wonky but it never affects operations.


Title: Re: Huh. Alto discontinued their SXM112a.
Post by: Brian McMahan on October 10, 2019, 01:52:25 pm
Hi.

I recently bought one of the Samson version (RSXM12a) wedges.  Most of the cabinet structure is ~1/2" MDF.  Bottom and baffle are ~1/2" plywood.

Here's a link to pics I took on opening it up.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1HQRoHMeX6622-jn5KrIKRse4xtsGrpfW/view?usp=sharing

Brian
Title: Re: Huh. Alto discontinued their SXM112a.
Post by: Brian McMahan on October 10, 2019, 02:13:33 pm

Note: On the Samson user panel, there is a switch labeled "Monitor/FOH".  "Monitor" setting is useful.  Not sure about "FOH".

http://www.samsontech.com/site_media/support/manuals/RSXActive_OM_EN_v1.3.pdf

Brian
Title: Re: Huh. Alto discontinued their SXM112a.
Post by: Dave Garoutte on October 10, 2019, 04:15:52 pm
Yes I have one,  it doesn't have as many DSP presets but the amp module is same OEM, cabinet dimensions nearly identical and on stage I can't hear the difference.  I intend to pull the drivers and compare.  Need to get some more.  We have 12 of the Alto and no failures, the fans are wonky but it never affects operations.
I think you have bought everyone's used ones here, including mine.
Title: Re: Huh. Alto discontinued their SXM112a.
Post by: Scott Holtzman on October 10, 2019, 05:35:02 pm
I think you have bought everyone's used ones here, including mine.

ROFL, I haven't taken that Samson apart either yet. 

I just bought two more from another member!  I had all 12 at a corporate just two weeks ago.  They make great confidence monitors.

Over the winter I am going to properly paint the back all black and hardwire the eq switch.  Right now we just gaff the back and never had an issue with hear.  I just rue the day someone doesn't do this and I see a giant Alto on the imag, I will probably just dig a hole and die on the spot.

Title: Re: Huh. Alto discontinued their SXM112a.
Post by: frank kayser on October 12, 2019, 03:43:45 pm
Hi.

I recently bought one of the Samson version (RSXM12a) wedges.  Most of the cabinet structure is ~1/2" MDF.  Bottom and baffle are ~1/2" plywood.

Here's a link to pics I took on opening it up.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1HQRoHMeX6622-jn5KrIKRse4xtsGrpfW/view?usp=sharing (https://drive.google.com/file/d/1HQRoHMeX6622-jn5KrIKRse4xtsGrpfW/view?usp=sharing)

Brian
Thanks for the heads up!
Title: Re: Huh. Alto discontinued their SXM112a.
Post by: Steve Garris on October 13, 2019, 02:51:39 pm
This Turbosound coaxial is about to be restocked. I'm guessing it will be better than the Alto, at the same price.

https://bit.ly/2M9N5e9
Title: Re: Huh. Alto discontinued their SXM112a.
Post by: Mike Pyle on October 13, 2019, 04:35:17 pm
This Turbosound coaxial is about to be restocked. I'm guessing it will be better than the Alto, at the same price.

https://bit.ly/2M9N5e9

I have some of the TFX122M-AN coming in tomorrow.
Title: Re: Huh. Alto discontinued their SXM112a.
Post by: frank kayser on October 13, 2019, 05:26:12 pm
I have some of the TFX122M-AN coming in tomorrow.
Hmmm... Looks interesting!
More power, and better looks from the audience side.
Anyone heard them?


Birch?  or...
Title: Re: Huh. Alto discontinued their SXM112a.
Post by: Mike Pyle on October 13, 2019, 06:28:01 pm
...Birch?  or...

They are a plywood cabinet with plastic caps over the plywood on the ends. I also have some of the better TFM passive version in stock and pulled the cap off of my demo  cab to see what it looked like underneath.
Title: Re: Huh. Alto discontinued their SXM112a.
Post by: Peter Kowalczyk on October 14, 2019, 04:19:48 pm
They are a plywood cabinet with plastic caps over the plywood on the ends. I also have some of the better TFM passive version in stock and pulled the cap off of my demo  cab to see what it looked like underneath.

I've got a few of these TFX112 in a couple different rooms I work in...  They're good at their price point, but have their limitations.  The plastic ends get scuffed easily, not a ton of low end, gets honky in the midrange, and my biggest pet peeve with this and other self-powered Turbosound products, they seem to be more susceptible to AC-power related noise and buzz than other self powered products I've used.

All that said, if your expectations are in line with their cost, you'll probably be quite satisfied.