Power Amp "ALTO"? Anyone tried this before?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by BassPulsar, Jul 14, 2003.

  1. BassPulsar


    Oct 16, 2002

    I live in Portugal and as I was browsing thru some portuguese guitar shops I found out that one of them is selling this "ALTO" poweramps (model "Macro 830" -> 235 €).


    Technical Specs:
    - Stereo Mode: 300 watts @ 4ohms, 205 watts @ 8ohms, 480 watts @ 2ohms
    - Bridge Mono Mode: 560 watts @ 8ohms, 870 watts @ 4ohms
    - Inputs: XLR and 1/4" TRS.

    What do you think? Have you any experience with this brand?

    Thank you all!!
  2. FretNoMore

    FretNoMore * Cooking with GAS *

    Jan 25, 2002
    The frozen north
    This brand showed up in Sweden as well not so long ago, full range of audio products like mixers, compressors, mic preamps, powers amps etc. I have no personal experience of them but it seems to be a low budget alternative. I would expect slightly lower performance than the expensive stuff, more noise, cheaper components, less sturdy construction. Not that they couldn't do a good job in say a home recording or rehearsal room scenario for instance. I'm guessing though.

    Apparently it's an Italian brand, home page here, perhaps there is an Italian TB'er that could add some reviews about these products?
  3. BassPulsar


    Oct 16, 2002
    Thanks FretNoMore!!

    Anyone else?