Posted on: 09 February 2016 by Mark Howells
ALTO Aviation has launched two upgrade programmes specifically designed to provide Gulfstream retrofit and aftermarket aircraft in the business aviation sector with a cost-efficient way to refresh their cabin audio and entertainment systems.
The Gulfstream Digital Audio Upgrade Program has been designed for G-IV (SN’s 1464 or higher), G-V (SN’s 635 or higher), G450 (SN’s 4002 or higher) and G550 aircraft (SN’s 5002 or higher).The current production aircraft installs ALTO analog amps and non-ALTO speakers, but ALTO has a direct fit digital amp and direct fit speakers that allows an upgrade to a full ALTO system. By implementing a new digital amp with EQ compensation, ALTO can customise the sound system to exactly match the characteristics of the cabin. The digital amp allows to fine tune the system to maximise the system performance with little to no wiring changes.The Gulfstream-Bose Replacement Upgrade Program is offered for G-IV (SN’s 1209 -1405) and G-V (SN’s 501-603). The Bose systems in these cabins are obsolete and no longer serviceable, but now they can easily be upgraded with a high-performance cabin audio system. ALTO’s PSU midrange/high enclosure is 100% compatible with the former Bose unit allowing no PSU modifications. The Bose upgrade program require new wiring harnesses to be installed in the aircraft.ALTO offers three replacement options for this program. Operators can opt for a complete replacement of the entire system; an MH upgrade only; or a subwoofer upgrade only.