Alto Aviation, whose high-end audio systems are standard equipment in many business jets, is highlighting at the NBAA Convention in Orlando its recently TSO’d Acapella series amplifiers, showcased in dramatic fashion along with Alto’s complete line of audio products in three full-scale cabin configurations at its exhibit (Booth 725). The small-, midsize- and large-cabin mockups give attendees a chance to experience the nVelop surround-sound technology of Alto’s amplifiers, loudspeakers, subwoofers and page/chime speakers in their individually tuned installations.
Alto Aviation, a supplier of business jet cabin audio systems, is urging completion and refurbishment centers to rethink speaker grille construction.
“It is one of the most common problems we encounter,” according to the Leominster, Mass.-based company. “Sound waves are made up of the compression and expansion of air [and] if air can’t move through the speaker grille, then the sound can’t get into the cabin.”
Alto recommends speaker coverings that are at least 50-percent open to ensure the best audio performance.
Dassault Falcon has selected Alto Aviation to supply the audio system for every new-production aircraft, including the Falcon 7X. “We manufacture all our own components and do the system engineering for specific aircraft models. We provide amplifiers, subwoofers and speakers that normally go into the passenger service unit, ceiling or sidewall.
Alto Aviation has been selected by Honeywell to supply the sound system components for its new Ovation Select, the cabin management system Embraer picked for its
Honeywell has chosen Alto Aviation (Booth No. 4838) to supply components for the sound system in Honeywell’s Ovation Select, the cabin-management system recently chosen by Embraer for its Legacy 450/500 business jets. Alto’s digital amplifier was co-developed with Honeywell to integrate seamlessly into Ovation Select, making the most of Alto’s acoustic modeling software.
SkyTheater’s new high-definition audiovisual and surround-sound system has passed DO-160 testing, and the first installation will be in service on a business jet by the second quarter. Previous versions of the system are already flying aboard a variety of Boeings and Gulfstreams. The Hollywood, Fla.-based company has 12 orders for the new package scheduled through 2011.
Embraer Executive Aircraft has selected Alto Aviation of Leominster, Mass., as the baseline cabin entertainment audio system for all the Brazilian manufacturer’s Legacy 600s. The Alto system includes six mid/high enclosures, three subwoofers and two customized EQ amplifiers and weighs 21.4 pounds.
Alto Aviation, with roots at audio giant Bose, is expanding and last month completed a move from its old Sterling, Mass. facilities to a new, larger 14,000-sq-ft corporate headquarters and manufacturing center in nearby Leominster. The company’s founders, all retired from Bose, launched Alto about nine years ago. With the blessing of Dr.
For the music lover, Premier/West Star has installed an Alto Aviation Entertainment System (AES) in a Citation X. No ordinary audio setup, the premium sound system makes use of four custom mid/high speaker enclosures, two subwoofers and a high-power audio amplifier. Featuring special acoustic modeling and proprietary software, Alto’s engineers have worked diligently to ensure passengers hear music as the artist originally intended.