Alto KICK12 power Question (220v/110v)

Please advise , does the PA have a switchable transformer.
May it be connected to 110v and 220v as well ? Or must it go through a step down transformer?

Thank you!
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  • Hello Ron,

    Thanks for the post. I'd like to help! Do not plug in a speaker in the wrong voltage. You must use the speaker in the countries correct voltage. Notice below that the green arrow voltage is mainly found for the US voltage as the orange arrow is mainly found for European voltages. The orange arrow indicates what the "Circled" in voltage actually is. Please double check that.

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  • Chris, hey, I suppose that means if you buy a kick 12 in the US it will be suited for 110-120V. The real question I think should be if there is a way to easily switch to 220-240V.

    Thanks, Gerard!
    • Hello,

      No unfortunately there isn't. You'll have to purchase the speaker based on your countries voltage.
    • There is if you are a bit technical. I did the conversion myself. Note you will lose warranty and you are responsible. I am posting because I faced this issue.
      Open the electronics 3 screws on top and 3 behind.

      Identify the power board. It is in an aluminum casing. Release the 6 bolts that hold it in place.

      On the top corner you will see a small soldered jumper with writing 110 closed 220 open. Cut the jumper.
      Replace the onboard fuse for 220v and replace the power fuse as well

      Good luck
      That’s it
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  • Gerard

    Here is what I have done:
    I purchased a step down transformer (220 to 110) with ground and fuse of 1000w.
    I have connected to this transformer:
    1 Alto Kick 12 (200w RMS / 400w peak)
    2 Kustom PA50 (50w RMS / 80w peak)
    1 Kustom pw112s Subwoofer (200w RMS / 400w peak)
    Total peak : 960W.
    When using transformer - choose according to the PEAK not the RMS to be on the safe side.
    The Alto kick12 is the mains
    I feed the two (left and right) PA50 from the Alto link
    I feed the Subwoofer from the Alto SUB out.
    All of the above are 110v.
    Works as a charm the PA50 hold the Treble, The Alto holds the Mids and the SUB the Bass.

    It is important that the ground for all is common on the same voltage and power source in order to reduce 50/60hz HUM! 220v and 110v use different HZ so if they are not common you might be challenged with a very bad hum!

    The Alto is very very clean and has a ground in/out button. I believe it also has a hiss filter , so it filters them for the others as well.

    If you are purchasing through Amazon, they have very high quality transformers a very low pricing so you may add to your purchase.
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