WWW.ALTOPROFESSIONAL.COMAugust 21, 2019
Imagine a keyboard amp that's been designed with the same passion, attention to detail, and enthusiasm as today's leading guitar and bass amplifiers. That's the Kick15.
The Kick15 presents a new and more powerful amplifier design for keyboardists, drummers and those needing a personal PA. You get 400 Watts of peak power in a true bi-amped design with a custom-tuned electronic crossover, an integrated four-channel mixer, and built-in Alesis effects. Just like Alto Professional's industry-leading TRUESONIC loudspeakers, the Kick15 is a fine-tuned performance-ready machine. Each component has been optimized for maximum performance, giving you a powerful amplifier that is authoritative, detailed and lightweight, and has everything you need without any unnecessary complication.
When it comes to raw power, the Kick15 doesn’t mess around. The Kick15’s modern Class D digital amplifier circuitry gives you 400 Watts of peak power in an astonishingly lightweight package. It's been designed and tuned by passionate audio enthusiasts to give you the best audio quality and power output in its class. With the Kick15, none of that massive power gets wasted because its super-efficient drivers put that power to maximum use. Even the speaker baffle has been designed to direct your sound with precision, holding the woofer and tweeter at a slight upward angle for the best sound projection into the listening area.
At its heart, the Kick15 is multifunctional. With its host of inputs and outputs, on-board four-channel mixer, and built-in effects, you can use it as a keyboard amp, drum monitor, electronic percussion amplifier or even as a PA system for small to medium-sized gigs. With this much versatility, you need an amplifier that's going to run efficiently and sound great night after night. The Kick15 is a true bi-amped design, giving its 15" LF woofer and 1" HF driver their own dedicated amplifier. Both drivers get exactly the power they need to make your performance shine. You hear every note, clean and crystal clear.
The usual way of doing things is to use an off-the-shelf amplifier with a passive crossover, and then send that garden-variety signal to ordinary drivers. If you’re a garden-variety musician with ordinary standards, that’s probably good enough. It’s not good enough for us, and we suspect not good enough for you either. Instead, we use a bi-amp system where each driver has its own dedicated amplifier. We divide the frequency spectrum (the highs and lows) very precisely with our active electronic crossover in the amplifier’s circuitry. There’s no clarity-robbing “interference” like there is with a conventional passive crossover. With the Kick15’s active crossover, the highs are kept completely out of the woofer, and the lows are kept completely out of the tweeter. Result? Stunning transparency and detail. You’ll never settle for anything less again.
Give your music real, premium effects, not embarrassing, hokey imitations. The Kick15 comes packed with 16 professional effects from Alesis, the acknowledged leader in world-class electronic music products, including delay, flanger, chorus and multiple reverbs. Each effect has 16 different variations, giving you a total of 256 effect presets to choose from. A footswitch input allows you to activate or bypass the effects channel instantly while you perform (footswitch not included). FX Level controls are located on all four channels, allowing you to dial in just the right amount of effect on each channel.
The Kick15 from Alto Professional is a complete reimagining of what a keyboard amp should be, built from the ground up. Massive power, essential capabilities, and precision-engineered components come together to give you a keyboard amplifier that sounds and performs better than you thought was possible.
All information is preliminary and subject to change.