Author Topic: ALESIS STRIKE AMP 12 2000-watt Powered Drum Amplifier  (Read 2808 times)

Offline Chaser

ALESIS STRIKE AMP 12 2000-watt Powered Drum Amplifier
« on: July 09, 2019, 02:59:25 PM »
ALESIS STRIKE AMP 12 2000-watt Powered Drum Amplifier





Give Your Drum Sound the Power it Deserves.
You’ve worked hard to perfect your style. It’s yours and yours alone. Same thing with your sound—it has to be uniquely yours.
Don’t trust your sound to an ordinary speaker. You need the Alesis Strike Amp 12 powered drumming speaker.   
With 2000 watts of explosive bi-amplified power and super high-performance transducers, this speaker is designed specifically for your Alesis electronic drum kit.
It will deliver your sound with the power, detail and style that you demand.
With its handsome, refined appearance, lightweight but rugged construction and versatile user interface, the Strike Amp 12 is a snap to set up and use.
You’re not just any drummer. Don’t settle for just any speaker.

 Features   
  • 2000 watts of peak power delivers clarity, punch and more than enough headroom for any performance or practice space
  • Specially-voiced 12-inch woofer and high frequency compression driver deliver your drum sounds with precise, full response across the entire frequency range without any artificial coloration
  • (2) XLR/TRS 1/4-inch combo inputs with independent volume controls and clip indicator
  • XLR output to link another Strike Amp 12 or send your performance to another input device
  • Lightweight and flexible tilt-back cabinet design that can also be pole-mounted
  • Contour EQ switch to control your sound
  • Ground-Lift switch eliminates unwanted noise

Specifications

    Output Power:
        2000W (peak, 1300LF + 700HF)
        1000W (continuous RMS, 650LF + 350HF)
    Drivers:
        Low-Frequency: 12.0” (305mm) low-frequency driver, 3.0” (76mm) high-temperature voice coil
        High-Frequency: 1.4” (35mm) voice coil, neodymium-magnet high-frequency driver with precision waveguide
    Crossover Frequency: 2.0KHz
    Maximum SPL: 131dB (peak), 128dB (continuous) (dB-SPL @ 1m)
    Frequency Response: 53Hz – 20kHz (+3dB)
    Frequency Range: 46Hz – 22kHz (-10dB)
    Horn Coverage: 90o horizontal x 60o vertical (nominal)
    Equalization: Contour switch with low- and high-frequency +3dB boost
    Connectors:
        (2) XLR/TRS 1/4” (6.35mm) combo inputs
        (1) XLR link output
        (1) IEC power cable input
    Controls: Power switch, (2) volume control knobs (1 per input), EQ contour switch, ground-lift switch
    Indicators: (2) power LEDs (1 front-panel, 1 rear-panel), clip limiter LED
    Protection: Electronic clip, thermal & transducer overdrive
    Power:
        Connection: IEC
        Input: Voltage 100V , 110–120V , 220–240V ; 50/60Hz (switchable)
        Fuse: 100–120V T10AL AC250V, 220–240V T5AL AC250V
        Consumption: 800W
    Enclosure: Trapezoidal, injection-molded polypropylene enclosure with perforated steel grille
    Dimensions: 23.8” x 13.9” x 13.8”
    Weight: 16.3kg

ALESIS STRIKE AMP 12

ALESIS STRIKE AMP 12 User Guide

Introducing the ALESIS STRIKE AMP 12

Looks similar to the ALTO TS312

« Last Edit: July 09, 2019, 03:45:52 PM by Chaser »

Offline Hellfire

Re: ALESIS STRIKE AMP 12 2000-watt Powered Drum Amplifier
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2019, 08:45:37 AM »
Good info! Thanks Chaser.

I've noticed 2000 watt is the new place to be for drum amps. Simmons came out with a similar one about a month or so ago:

Simmons DA2012B Advanced Drum Amplifier

Price point for these is about $300.00
For more edrum info, be sure to visit my web site at:
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My current set-up:  Alesis DM10 and Trigger I/O with modified & DIY pads

Offline Chaser

Re: ALESIS STRIKE AMP 12 2000-watt Powered Drum Amplifier
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2019, 09:50:12 AM »
Good info! Thanks Chaser.

I've noticed 2000 watt is the new place to be for drum amps. Simmons came out with a similar one about a month or so ago:

Simmons DA2012B Advanced Drum Amplifier

Price point for these is about $300.00

I have been seeing a few of these released.
inMusic owns the HEADRUSH and ALTO Trademarks.
The HeadRush FRFR-112 and the ALTO TS312..are identical to the STRIKE AMP 12

« Last Edit: July 10, 2019, 04:06:36 PM by Chaser »

Offline AlanK

Re: ALESIS STRIKE AMP 12 2000-watt Powered Drum Amplifier
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2019, 08:51:21 PM »
Saw the video, looks nice. 2000 watts, seems brutally loud.. may wanna go for a pair so you can have 4000 watts in stereo? :)
DM10X with Addictive Drums 2, Pro X hi-hat, 4 crashes, 682 white mesh cone conversion, Laurin Drums snare and kick, Mapex P710W double kick pedal, Tama saddle, Panasonic noise cancelling headphones, Behringer 8 channel USB mixer, Tascam 144MK AI, Samson Expedition Escape powered speakers

Offline Iggford

Re: ALESIS STRIKE AMP 12 2000-watt Powered Drum Amplifier
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2019, 11:15:17 AM »
This may be worth checking out for me.  I currently use a Behringer Eurolive F1220D as my on-stage monitor.  It's got a 12" speaker inside also, but I've noticed that the bass distorts a bit at higher volumes.  I don't think it's necessarily designed to be a drum amp, but it does work as a monitor for me on stage.  Our PA is a dual Bose L1 system, so it more than makes up for it.  I don't complain since I didn't purchase it, but I may pick one of these up for home use at the very least!


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Shawn

Offline ChrisK

Re: ALESIS STRIKE AMP 12 2000-watt Powered Drum Amplifier
« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2019, 05:41:53 PM »


Looks similar to the ALTO TS312

It's the same spec rebranded.

Offline Guinness

Re: ALESIS STRIKE AMP 12 2000-watt Powered Drum Amplifier
« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2020, 03:14:55 PM »
Anyone get these yet?  I've read mixed reviews.  I tossed my Simmons DA200s.  I blew the sub twice.

Re: ALESIS STRIKE AMP 12 2000-watt Powered Drum Amplifier
« Reply #7 on: October 22, 2020, 08:24:00 PM »
It seems pretty well reviewed. I had looked for some time and felt I would have went with the Simmons DA2012B. Cheaper and had more features and from what I can see, equally well reviewed.
But you're probably turned off from Simmons now I'd imagine.

While none of them have 2000 watts, there are also some good powered speakers in that $300-$400 range.

I didn't buy anything since most of the time I'll just use my headphones and, sadly, I have no one to jam with.
A2E 5-piece | Bum Wrap Drum Co maple burl wrap | Jobeky & UFO triggers | Drum-Tec real feel heads | Strike module | VH-11 + Strike cymbals | EZD2 + EZXs

Offline Guinness

Re: ALESIS STRIKE AMP 12 2000-watt Powered Drum Amplifier
« Reply #8 on: October 23, 2020, 03:15:23 PM »
Note...  it's 2000w PEAK, not RMS... which is at 1000w.  Still better than the 200w of my old Simmons.  I think I'm going to get the Alto.   It's on sale at GC and is now about $150 less than Alesis.  They are identical units... it appears.
« Last Edit: October 23, 2020, 03:18:11 PM by Guinness »

Re: ALESIS STRIKE AMP 12 2000-watt Powered Drum Amplifier
« Reply #9 on: October 23, 2020, 04:31:38 PM »
Not sure but if I remember correctly this dude talks about the difference between Alesis amp and other 2 identical units.

https://youtu.be/2Jh1ShRlT2s

My friend bought one and from what he told me is very happy with it. But due to lockdown I can't go check it out as I also want one.

Offline Chaser

Re: ALESIS STRIKE AMP 12 2000-watt Powered Drum Amplifier
« Reply #10 on: October 23, 2020, 05:18:19 PM »
He was mainly comparing to the HeadRush because it is advertised at $50.00 cheaper.

The only difference when I compared the 3 was that I seen mentioned elsewhere the Alto TS312 has a mic preamp... HeadRush  Volume Knobs go to 11...
I haven't yet seen or read anyone knowing for sure if the STRIKE AMP 12 was voiced specifically for drums and not the Alto..

STRIKE AMP 12
 Crossover: 2 kHz
Maximum SPL: 131 dB peak, 128 dB continuous (dB SPL @ 1 m)
Frequency Response: 53 Hz – 20 kHz (+/- 3 dB)
Frequency Range: 46 Hz – 22 kHz (-10 dB)
Horn Coverage: 90° H x 60° V nominal
Equalization: Contour Switch Low and High Frequency +3dB Boost

ALTO TS312
 Crossover: 2 kHz
Maximum SPL: 131 dB peak, 128 dB continuous (dB SPL @ 1 m)
Frequency Response: 53 Hz – 20 kHz (+/- 3 dB)
Frequency Range: 46 Hz – 22 kHz (-10 dB)
Horn Coverage: 90° H x 60° V nominal
Equalization: Contour Switch Low and High Frequency +3dB Boost

HEADRUSH FRFR-112 (KNOBS GO TO 11)
 Crossover: 2 kHz
Maximum SPL: 131 dB peak, 128 dB continuous (dB SPL @ 1 m)
Frequency Response: 53 Hz – 20 kHz (+/- 3 dB)
Frequency Range: 46 Hz – 22 kHz (-10 dB)
Horn Coverage: 90° H x 60° V nominal
Equalization: Contour Switch Low and High Frequency +3dB Boost

EDIT:
Added a second Video where the same gentleman compares the Headrush FRFR-112 vs  Alto TS312

EDIT #2:
I found the conversation I was looking for...
It's a copy/paste in the Gearpage forum with a back and forth between Guitarists and multiple reps from Inmusic on differences...but it looks like the typical "scripted" responses.The ALTO is "Voiced for DJ/PA".and mic preamps..so the rep states..

Headrush FRFR-112 and the Alto TS312
« Last Edit: October 24, 2020, 01:30:20 AM by Chaser »

Offline Guinness

Re: ALESIS STRIKE AMP 12 2000-watt Powered Drum Amplifier
« Reply #11 on: October 24, 2020, 12:35:48 AM »
Good post Chaser.  Where did you find this info?  I'm pretty good at finding and analyzing detail, but couldn't find.  I did purchase the Alto.  Price point was too difficult to pass up.   If it performs, I'll buy a 2nd to go stereo.

Thanks for the info!
« Last Edit: October 24, 2020, 12:43:06 AM by Guinness »

Offline Chaser

Re: ALESIS STRIKE AMP 12 2000-watt Powered Drum Amplifier
« Reply #12 on: October 24, 2020, 01:26:43 AM »
Good post Chaser.  Where did you find this info?  I'm pretty good at finding and analyzing detail, but couldn't find.  I did purchase the Alto.  Price point was too difficult to pass up.   If it performs, I'll buy a 2nd to go stereo.

Thanks for the info!

Glad you mentioned it...I double checked and it seems The specs I had from a year or 2 ago when they came out (before any specs or user guides) are different than in the user guides..
I checked the info against the user guides and they are all the same
  • Crossover: 2 kHz
  • Maximum SPL: 131 dB peak, 128 dB continuous (dB SPL @ 1 m)
  • Frequency Response: 53 Hz – 20 kHz (+/- 3 dB)
  • Frequency Range: 46 Hz – 22 kHz (-10 dB)
  • Horn Coverage: 90° H x 60° V nominal
  • Equalization: Contour Switch Low and High Frequency +3dB Boost
I have no clue what these specs belong to now..where I got them or if something changed.. I'll have to do some checking..
Crossover Frequency 2.5 KHz
Maximum SPL 129 dB (peak), 126 dB (continuous) (dB-SPL @ 1 m)
Frequency Response 62 Hz – 20 kHz (+3 dB)
Frequency Range 52 Hz – 22 kHz (-10 dB)

EDIT:

I did some checking...the specs are for all the 8" (2000 watt , 1000 continuous)....which the Alesis STRIKE AMP 8 one just came out.
The Headrush FRFR-108 and Alto TS308 have been out for awhile

   
  • Crossover: 2.5 kHz
  • Maximum SPL: 129 dB peak, 126 dB continuous (dB SPL @ 1 m)
  • Frequency Response: 62 Hz – 20 kHz (+/- 3 dB)
  • Frequency Range: 52 Hz – 22 kHz (-10 dB)
  • Horn Coverage: 90° H x 60° V nominal
  • Equalization: Contour Switch Low and High Frequency +3dB Boost
« Last Edit: October 24, 2020, 01:47:39 AM by Chaser »

Offline Iggford

Re: ALESIS STRIKE AMP 12 2000-watt Powered Drum Amplifier
« Reply #13 on: October 26, 2020, 10:52:57 AM »
For what it's worth, I did end up buying a Strike Amp 12 about this time last year.  I've used it at home, and as a stage monitor behind my kit.  It has made a HUGE difference.  It has an amazing, clear sound with tons of low end that will shake a room.  Even if I'm not using it on stage as a monitor, I have it connected directly to my module, and it gives some "directionality" to the sound, meaning, there are drum sounds coming from the general area of the drums, not just the PA. 

I highly recommend it, and I'm seriously considering getting a second one for stereo sound, or just to leave one in our rehearsal room and keep one at home.  I've not been disappointed by it yet!


--
Shawn

Offline Guinness

Re: ALESIS STRIKE AMP 12 2000-watt Powered Drum Amplifier
« Reply #14 on: November 11, 2020, 02:44:37 PM »
I ended up getting a 2nd Alto.  Haven't played them together yet, as I was waiting for new patch cables.

As per the specs, too bad the 12" doesn't go lower, but I'm sure it'll be fine.  I did notice some clipping at one point and realized I needed to set the volume dial to 0 db.  It only clipped a few times before I realized I needed to turn it down.