Hello, everyone in the forum. I hope you can provide some much needed guidance.
I just bought a pair of Alto Professional TS115A powered speakers for gigging live in small to medium sized venues, It's only a mic and a electric guitar (Fender Telecaster Deluxe with humbuckers). The thing is I tried plugging in my guitar directly into the Altos (each has a micro mixer with two combo inputs and volume knobs) but the sound seems like it was coming out from inside a submarine, utterly dead and has a terrible mount of noise, so it makes it useless even for rehearsing. Then I tried plugging the guitar into my main amp (fender frontman) and taking the pre out into the altos, this resulted in a huge improvement of sound quality coming out of the PA, more than enough to get inspired and play, although it still has a noticeable amount of hiss, which can be overlooked but still is kind of annoying, I must say that when I play music right from my audio interface there's an utterly negligible amount of noise so I know the speakers work fine.
My question is, what do I need to have a decent guitar sound quality coming out of the altos, I just wanted to lug them plus my guitar and mic to the venues, but it seems that won't work, so I was wondering If I should get a pedal board or maybe a small yamaha mixer, although I don't know if this will result in the superb clean guitar I want or not. Or maybe there's another option like a DI or something I can use to improve my guitar sound. Thank you all.
(By the way, the altos sound amazing for the price, hope they last)