Alto Aviation recently partnered with VIP Completions for the installation of a new Alto cabin audio system on a Gulfstream GIV SP. The wider refurbishment project also included new woodwork, upholstery, carpeting, soft goods, plating, lighting, and audio and video upgrades.
The Alto Sound system replaced the factory-installed audio system. The installation included six ASP-401 mid-high loudspeakers, which are fit-compatible replacements for the original loudspeakers.
This cabin audio upgrade required a substantial improvement of the bass performance over the original system. Therefore four ASW-279 Alto subwoofers were placed strategically in the aircraft’s two cabin zones. Sound performance throughout the cabin was also supported by two Alto DA-230 amplifiers.
An Alto cabin systems engineer tuned the system on-site at the VIP Completions facility in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to match the aircraft’s acoustic profile upon completing the installation. Following the specifications of the aircraft owner, the tuning focused on a fully optimised and powerful stereo presentation, with special sonic attention and sweet spots specifically directed to the second row of VIP seats in the forward zone.
“The aircraft came with its original interior; at almost 20 years old it was dated visually and cabin entertainment and connectivity standpoint,” said Ben Shirazy, president of VIP Completions. “The owner wanted to modernise everything and insisted on the best of the best. We did not hesitate one second in recommending the Alto product to ensure an incredible audio experience for the owner and all their guests.”
“Every detail of this seamless installation by VIP Completions is simply outstanding and looks straight from the factory; we are so excited and thankful knowing that the Alto Sound specifically designed for this project has exceeded their client’s strict audiophile requirements,” said Don Hamilton, president at Alto Aviation. “We look forward to continuing our valued and consistent partnership with VIP Completions to provide their clients with unrivalled cabin sound quality and to continue exceeding their highest acoustic expectations.”