Alto Aviation has launched the Cadence VIP Switch Panel. The occupier of the VIP seat can use the switch to choose from three acoustic modes, customising the cabin listening experience.
A simple discrete panel is installed on the VIP seat’s armrest or side panel with minimal woodwork. The panel allows the user, with the touch of a button, to activate the new Alto MySound Optimization and invoke full cabin audio, VIP stereo or VIP-focused digital surround sound.
This new switch and Alto MySound Optimization are available for all retrofit aircraft and new installations. Alto Aviation said installation costs are minimised by using existing loudspeakers without requiring the installation of new components.
By applying proprietary digital signal processing algorithms (Alto DSP), Alto’s signature digital surround sound maps the cabin with loudspeakers located behind the user and left and right, positioned in front of the VIP seat. Therefore, the new Cadence VIP Seat Switch Panel is well suited for existing loudspeaker locations, using the same grills, which the company noted minimises installation time and cost.
Alto’s System Master Controller (SM-1070) commands the amplifiers to select the desired profile in command with serial communication. In addition, the amps have records that define the EQ modes for each aircraft based on how each Alto audio system has been customised with on-site tuning.
“We are pleased to introduce this new discrete selection option to our digital audio systems,” said Kevin Hayes, vice president of sales and marketing. “This feature is independent of the former CMS/IFE system and can be added to any Alto upgrade or existing Alto system. The ability to customise Alto sound is truly passenger-driven. It is designed to give the VIP in the cabin the ultimate control for acoustic optimisation and a truly customised audiophile experience. That’s why we named this solution Alto MySound. It’s truly your choice. It’s sound your way.”