With Truesonic Series loudspeakers still dominating loudspeaker sales across the country, Alto Professional this week announced the availability of the much-anticipated new Black Series, a complete line of top-level loudspeakers and subwoofers, each designed to exacting standards with premium, purpose-matched components, wireless capability, and immense built-in power.
Available in 10-inch, 12-inch, and 15-inch models, Black loudspeakers feature a 1.75-inch high-frequency driver and Class D power.
“We’ll put the Black Series up against any other speaker ... and we have” said Bernard Werner, Director of Engineering, Alto Professional (@Alto_Pro). “The results in our live shootouts, every time, are unanimous. These speakers perform at an unrivaled level. People are blown away.”
Designed and tuned in the USA, each Black loudspeaker comes optimized with a 90° x 60° coverage field and an extensively tested high-frequency waveguide. Black loudspeakers come equipped with wireless technology and are remote-controllable via the free Live Drive speaker app for iPhone and iPad, which will be available for free from the App Store in December.
“Wireless control is incredibly useful, especially when the speakers are suspended or hard to get to,” said Bernard Werner, Director of Engineering, Alto Professional. “The Live Drive functionality lets you leave the normal mix-position to tweak and fine-tune speaker settings via DSP so your system sounds perfect.”
Perfect for high-end club installations, mobile DJs, and other on-the-road applications, each Black Series loudspeaker has steel-reinforced rubber feet, a powder-coated steel grille, and a heavy-duty plywood cabinet, which is covered in a rugged, highly durable scratch-resistant finish and has comfortable, custom-molded handles. Each has a built-in mixer with two Mic/Line combo inputs, volume controls, and balanced XLR mix output. Black loudspeakers come with up to 12 M10 rigging points for overhead suspension, and each one is also multi-angled, allowing for use as a wedge monitor.
The Black Series has two subwoofers to choose from: the Black 18 Sub and Black 15 Sub. These 2400-watt powered subwoofers feature 18-inch and 15-inch long-excursion LF transducers, respectively, and adjustable level and polarity controls. Both Black Series subwoofers have stereo inputs: XLR-1/4” combo on the left channel and XLR on the right channel. Naturally, XLR outputs are also onboard on both models, and feature a convenient built-in crossover, eliminating the need to purchase an external rack-mounted unit.
Black Series loudspeakers are now available now with prices of $749 (Black 10), $849 (Black 12), $949 (Black 15). Black Series subwoofers are now available now with prices of $1099 (Black 15 Sub), and $1199 (Black 18 Sub).