Alto Bluetooth Total
The Alto Bluetooth Total is a compact and lightweight ideal solution for adding wireless reception capability to professional audio set-ups that removes the need for cumbersome cables that just get in the way. It can convert hardwired mixers or powered loudspeakers into wireless reception devices.
Recognising that signal cabling in the set-up logistics of professional sound installations is very often a daunting obstacle standing in the way of a smooth-working system, Alto Professional's Bluetooth Total provides a way for set-up people to avoid the hassles and inconvenience of hard-wiring their system.
It's not only difficult to physically lay down signal cables and snake them around corners or to different levels, the cables themselves often pose a safety/tripping hazard that can result in signal interruption from kicked out cables or-at worst-personal injury.
The Bluetooth Total solves all these problems. A slender and compact unit, the Bluetooth Total connects to professional equipment via its XLR connector. A fast, simple 2-step, 2-button arrangement makes pairing and wireless reception a snap. Now any hard-wired XLR-equipped system becomes wireless, with all the advantages of not having long hard-wired cable runs, and most importantly, no sacrifice of audio quality.
Here we have the Alto Bluetooth Total in brand new condition and in B-Stock. The B-Stock versions would have been on display at a training evening or trade exhibition only and will come boxed 'as new' with all accessories and a 1-year warranty.
- XLR-equipped rechargeable Bluetooth receiver
- Stream audio wirelessly to mixers or powered loudspeakers
- Bluetooth links two receivers for cable-free stereo playback
- Professional +4dB line-level output
- USB port for charging or continuous AC power for fixed use
- Battery or AC-powered (USB cable included)
- Dimensions: (W x D x H) 5" x 1.1" x 1.1" / 127 x 29 x 29 mm
- Weight: 1 lb / 0.5 kg
- Bluetooth Profile: Bluetooth 2.0, A2DP
- Bluetooth Range: Up to 50 feet / 15.2 m
- Battery: Battery Life: Up to 6 hours. Recharge Time: Up to 4 hours
- USB Charging: 5V, 500mA
We have had great experience with Alto products and are perfectly aware that connecting PA speakers using Bluetooth will never be as good quality as with a wired setup. We wanted a flexible way to connect into mixers, active speakers and even DJ controllers to support customer requests in a simple and reliable way. Generally people expect bluetooth to have a reasonable quality and be easy and reliable to connect. When used singly (in mono) these receivers work fairly well although they can struggle to pair with some devices. They are less reliable when stereo linking from some devices. Battery life is fair, but might not be enough for a live use. We have been testing them over 5-6 days and on a full charge we are getting around 5 hours before they start to time out. We have not tried running them whilst on external power. Having said all that which might sound negative, they work very well with iphones, ipads, galaxys et al. So, expectations set, they provide an excellent addition to our armoury to enable us to support our customers and will probably get an extra pair of these in due course.