2 Alto TSSUB15s & 2 Alto TS215's Set Up

Hi, currently have 2 Alto TSSUB15 Subs and 2 Alto TS215 Tops and wanted to know the correct way to set them up.

I currently have the Left XLR output of my Controller connected to the Left/Mono IN socket on the Left Sub. Then the Left/Mono Output on the Left Sub to the Input 1 on my left Top.

The Right XLR output of my Controller connected to the Left/Mono IN socket on the Right Sub. Then the Left/Mono Output on the Right Sub to the Input 1 on my Right Top.

I just wanted to know if this is the best/correct way to connect them?

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Rickky
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  • Hi Rickky,

    Thanks for posting. Yes, this looks correct and good to me :)
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    It seems that you have connected it up correctly, you now have control of how much lower bass you want with the sub volume knob as the line level signal will be independent, but lower the bass a tad on your main controller, otherwise you will drown the overall sound with too much bass. Trial and error is the key.

    As these are active loudspeakers the usual method is to take the output from your mixer/controller to the sub input and the 'through' output to your TS215's, this means you have an independent control of the amount of sub bass that you require, and from what I can read its set at 80hz. You now set your mixer/controller controls flat i.e. don't boost the bass because you have the control of how much base you want from the sub, this way it will sound cleaner otherwise you will saturate the bass, a friend of mine had almost the same set up and we found that reducing the bass on the mixer/controller a tad sounded better.
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    Hey Ricky.

    Take a look at this thread of mine:

    http://community.altoprofessional.com...

    Just to share my experience:

    Well to begin with: "two subs ARE INDEED better than one" (in spite of the title of my thread). Matter of fact: the sound is PHENOMENAL.

    The above being said though: I found that running the subs. in stereo and placing them apart (with the TS215s) took away my "hard hitting bass punch" (and at full tilt there is most certainly a "bass punch" in the venue). I found that putting both subs center stage right next to each other and running them together (mono bass) gives you unbelievable bass. And actually: for live performances it's both preferable and recommended to have bass in mono (center stage) (which includes bass guitars, bass drums, that type of thing). Of course: I don't know what your application is. Mine is live metal (band) specific but I can tell you that even my purchased music / CDs sound unbelievable with this setup.

    Regards,

    Dale.
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  • Hi Dale thanks very much for your information, I will give this a try, I'm a DJ by the way. Do you use the link socket to output from the first to the second sub? Thanks
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  • Hi Ricky.

    Yip.

    I go from mixer L/R to first sub. In1/In2 then from first sub. Out1/Out2 to second sub.In1/In2 and then from second sub. Out1/Out2 to TS215 Left and TS215 Right. Only other thing to do is ensure that the switch on the first sub. is set to allow the full range of frequencies to pass through to the second sub. then on second sub. set the switch as normal. You'll be surprised I reckon (hope so anyway). Often I find myself having to turn bass DOWN!!! LOL!!!

    Basically: running all in stereo I got sort of "wet" bass. No more like this. Been running it like this now for a good few months and the sound never ceases to amaze.

    Regards,

    Dale.
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