Alto Professional Black Series Speakers: ‘Immense’ Power, iOS Remote Control

Alto_Pro_Black15_loudspeakerAlto Professional is shipping its new Black Series, a complete line of “top-level” loudspeakers and subwoofers, powerful speakers with wireless capability, and immense built-in power.

Black loudspeakers are available in 10-inch, 12-inch, and 15-inch models (pictured, right), and feature a 1.75-inch high-frequency driver and Class D power.

Designed and tuned in the USA, each Black loudspeaker comes optimized with a 90° x 60° coverage field and a high-frequency waveguide. Black loudspeakers come equipped with wireless technology for remote control via the Live Drive speaker app for iPhone and iPad, which will be available (free) from the App Store next month. Continue reading

Cyclone Intros Cyclone Live Consoles

Alto Cyclone Live mixerNAMM 2005: ALTO has introduced a new line of affordable compact Large Format mixers, the Cyclone Series.


  • Low Noise, High Headroom, No Pad microphone preamplifiers with 60 dB gain,
  • S/N Ratio: 130 dB
  • THD: 0.003%
  • 4 Bands EQ (2 sweeps)
  • 6 AUX, each channel assignable pre/post with AFL mode
  • Master Aux Send
  • 4580 Operational Amplifiers
  • 4 stereo returns
  • Tallback
  • 100 MM Faders
  • External power supply for better noise control
  • Very low weight and low profile
  • Affordable

For more information, visit the Alto Pro Audio site.

NAMM 2005: ALTO Shipping PS High-Powered Plastic Speaker Cabinets

Alto PS5 speaker cabinetsNAMM 2005: ALTO’s polypropylene injected powered speaker cabinets, model PS5HA shown here, are now shipping Worldwide. The PS Series line of plastic cabinets includes a 15” high power woofer with 3” voice coil, a 1.75” compression driver, dual-radial horn and a powerful 400+100 watt amplifier.

The PS5HA is a unique product in its class. Not only are the speakers and amplifier able to deliver the high SPL ratings for a polypropylene injected cabinet, they are designed with more useful features than others in their category.

For example, In a frontal view there is no difference in size with a 12” model. From a side view you’ll notice a deeper enclosure to accommodate the 15” woofer which extends the internal volume. This custom frame has been designed by ALTO for this special 15” woofer.

The same 40BIT DSP currently available in the ALTO MAXIDRIVE, equips the PS5HA. Continue reading

ALTO Introduces 8-Channel Preamp With Digital Output.

Alto MP8D preamp

NAMM 2005: ALTO’s MP8D is an 8 channel instruments and microphone preamplifier with ADAT pipeline and 24-bit/192 Khz AES/EBU-SPDIF digital outputs. The MP8D is part of the ALTO ESOTAR line of processors. All of the ALTO Esotar products are built for the most demanding applications where accuracy, precision and sound transparency are a must. ALTO Engineers designed the circuit with only the best electronic components and mechanical parts including a very thick anodized aluminum faceplate.

The 8 channels of the MP8D include 8 sophisticated microphone preamplifiers with exceptional GAIN ( +60dB), extremely low distortion (0.007% THD) and outstanding S/N Ratio ( -128 dB). Insert point is also provided for every channel as well individual 48 Volt Phantom Power switch and High Pass Filter. Three LEDs are added to every channel indicating Gain Level and Clipping. The first 2 channels of the MP8D also includes 2 high quality instrument inputs. Users can connect directly with a Guitar or Bass for external DI Box use. The MP8D can be successfully used in compact 8 channel recording situations and/or to add microphone preamplification to an existing analog mixer.

Unlike some 8 channel preamplifiers, sampling rate and External clock are selectable from the front panel of the unit. Moreover, the AES/EBU-SPDIF format and the ADAT light pipe output can be run simultaneously giving you 16 digital output at the same time. Users can record with the MP8 when connecting to a Laptop, digital console or hard disk recorder. Continue reading