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the box pro DSP 18 Sub

the box pro DSP 18 Sub review

New for 2019 season.

I now have a great new pair of 18″ subwoofers replacing my trysty Alto TSSUB15. Whilst the new aub’s are larger and heavier than my old ones, they are more powerful and the bass goes deaper. This is great if you’r a fan of R&B, beyonce,¬†Flo Rida – Low, or any other song where you want some rumble ūüôā

  • Ply construction, so is strong and lightweight
  • Great power to weight ration of only 35kg
  • With:18″ driver at 800W RMS,¬† which is more than enough for any event.
  • Maximum output level: 128 dB – Peak 131 dB

Some more technical images¬†“the box pro”¬† “DSP 18” breakdown including poweramp module and driver

The 18″ driver has a 120oz magne and has a cast frame!

JAM18A-SUB is the power amplifier module. Don’t know much about this class-d 800w module.

Alto TS215 Active speaker

A quick servicing of my trusty Alto TS215 main speakers. Been using these for the last year and I can say that I am very impressed with the quality of sound, weight and overall performance of the Alto TS215.

On of mins started rattling where the amp plate is screwed to the speaker case, so I thought i’d take some photo’s of the insides since I can’t find any on the web.

These are marketed as 1100 watt speakers. From my experience and inspecting the units I believe that the true RMS wattage of the Alto TS215 is about 275w RMS.

Firstly looking at the neodymium compression driver which has a heat sink. This is lovely and clear and never distorts. The compression driver is a fairly compact unit and units of this size generally handle from 50w RMS.

With the extra heat sink (as seen below),¬† i’d guess it will handle 75w RMS.¬†HG00602

Below is the amplifier module.   (21) UT1609112933344 B160802596 HK16961

(21) UT1609112933344

Read of 15″ woofer

Front with grill removed

15″ woofer side on view

Woofer part code HK17413 1607 – 4 Ohm subwoofer

Given the weight and the fact that it has a ferrite magnet makes it easy to estimate the power rating since it’s related to the size of the magnet.

The Alto TS215 woofer can handle 200w RMS. This can be confirmed by connecting it to an external amplifier whilst it’s in it’s enclosure.


Overall the TS215 is an excellent speaker for 275w RMS. I wish manufactures would go back to stating the true RMS wattage of their speakers as it would make it easier to compare. I notice that Behringer also over-inflate their ratings to similar levels.

In comparison to the Wharfedale LX15 (400w RMS) these are almost as good. When you are a mobile DJ and consider the weight of these vs using an external amplifier and two Wharfedales, the extra reliability of using two active speakers vs a single amp. The Altos are a winner every time.

Barley Wood, Wrington

Barley Wood country house, woods and parkland. A lovely countryside wedding venue set in rural North Somerset.

Barley Wood is great for weddings and other party’s and event’s, they have great facilities and accommodation available.

The best thing about Barley wood is that it’s a blank canvas. You hire the caters, the bar, the DJ and whatever else you desire. It’s your choice for your perfect day.

Batch Country House in Lympsham

Batch Country House is a Family run wedding venue in Lympsham Somerset.

Batch specialise in just one wedding a day and aim to provide superb local food and drink as well as a high quality of customer service.

Batch have great guest accommodation and beautiful gardens for the outside civil ceremony, drinks reception and photographs.

Batch also have a civil ceremony room and a lovely marquee style reception room.

Royal British Legion – Street

A great party venue, with a late license to 1am and plenty of room for guests and a buffet.
the Drinks are great value and the have a wide selection unlike some venues.
The staff are friendly and helpful.

There is a large function room and separate front bar area. Plenty of room for over 100 people.

Birthday at the British Legion, Street
Birthday at the British Legion, Street, Somerset – DJ Keith Hards

Royal British Legion, Street, Somerset

Highbridge Community Hall

Highbridge Community Hall is the ideal venue boasts a large function room suitable for Birthdays, Weddings and other parties. To the rear of the community center there is a large carpark making access to the hall easy.
For weddings, the hall is located a short distance to to Hope Baptist Church, Saint John the Evangelist Highbridge and Burnham Community Church

Located close to the M5 motorway allows easy access for guests.

For bookings contact: Mrs Pat Burge 01278 788134
Highbridge Community Hall, Market Street, TA9 3BW

Capacity: TBD
Facilities: TBD

We are not aware of the premisses being licensed, however we can arrange a temporary event notification for your party which will enable the sale/serving of alcohol at your event.

High Community Centre
High Community Centre
High Community Centre
High Community Centre

Princess Theatre, Burnham on Sea

Princess Theatre Main Hall

Princess Theater Main Hall

The Princess Theatre & Arts Centre is available for all kinds of events and has the Arts Lounge cafe/gallery which provides a great place for for your guests to relax and have refreshments.

The princesses website provides details regarding the charges.

There is a 15 space car park available for use.

Private Parties/Functions
the Arts Lounge bar and gallery is available to hire separately for parties and functions.  You can also combine this with hire of the main hall for a larger parties and weddings

Main Hall Capacity
Closely seated: 200
Seated at tables: 120
Dancing: 150

Mobile DJ Burnham
Princess Thetre Main Hall
Mobile Disco Burnham
Princess Thetre Main Hall

Hutton Village Hall

Hutton Village Hall
Hutton Village Hall

Hutton Village Hall is located in the quite village of Hutton, near Weston-Super-Mare.
The main hall area measures 16×9.8 meters, which can seat 180 people theatre style, 100 for meals and 120 for dancing.
It is equipped with trestle tables (6′ x 2’6″) and stacking tables (3′ x 3′) and also has a¬†bar and¬†stage.
The kitchen area is equipped with an oven, heating cupboard, fridge and a large double sink.  Kettles, crockery and cutlery are available.

If you are looking for a quiet wedding venue in weston-super-mare that can accomodate your guests and a DJ/Disco, then this is the perfect venue for you.


Berrow Village Hall

Berrow Village Hall, Wedding

Berrow Village Hall is located less close to one of the finest small churches in Somerset and is about four miles from Junction 22 of the M5.
It is an ideal venue for a wedding reception. Berrow Village Hall has a large free car park
The hall is light and warm and the ideal location for weddings and other parties.

The hall about 15mx13m with separate bar and kitchen areas.There is also a large meeting room that is perfect for pre-wedding gathering and can be used as a dressing room or daytime retreat.

The hall also has a portable stage as well as furniture, bar and kitchen equipment.

The hall can seat over 100 guests on comfortable chairs.