New 3D immersive sound system from Alto Aviation


Alto Aviation has revealed a new 3D immersive sound system for business aviation – Alto Soundstage. The solution was designed in-house by an acoustic engineering team. It includes Alto loudspeakers and digital amplifiers, mapped strategically to create immersion for movies, music, sports and video games.

The front stage includes PSU-mounted left, centre and right loudspeakers; surround-left, surround-centre and surround-right Alto loudspeakers are designed to provide a fully immersive image. Two compact Alto subwoofers are mounted beneath the seats, divan or bulkheads to provide impactful bass. The Alto Class-D amplifier with advanced digital signal processing is the final touch, which the company said makes the speakers disappear and immerses the listener in sonic perfection.

Alto Aviation said that its onsite tuning process and signal processing ensure that every Alto Soundstage audio system will immerse the listener in powerful, coherent, high-fidelity surround sound, where they are able to hear every soft-spoken word and still be wowed by explosions without touching the volume.

Alto Soundstage can be controlled with Cadence Cabin passenger controls or with the new Alto Cabin Control App. The company said that Alto Soundstage is already available in selected OEM and aftermarket installations with minimal work and full blended integration with each cabin’s interior design concept.

“With Alto Soundstage, we have gone beyond our flagship front row, centre stage Alto surround sound, providing soundstage concert hall quality, the highest standard in 3D immersive audio in business aviation,” said Steve Scarlata, vice president of engineering, R&D, at Alto Aviation. “This sound system is ideal for a credenza-mounted video monitor across a luxury divan in medium, large and VVIP business jets, making passengers feel like if they step up on the stage. I am confident that we will exceed the most demanding acoustic expectations.”

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