The half-day programme started off with lunch and a live band performance that showcased the versatility of both Sennheiser wireless microphones as well as the Alto speakers. This was followed by product introduction and demonstration. The Alto product introduction and demonstration was presented by Rich Curtis who other than being a spokesperson for Alto is an American singer, songwriter, composer, producer, engineer and performer.
Curtis started off his presentation with a mix that showcased the quality of the Alto speakers. He then went through the different speaker systems that was being demonstrated. Two particular systems caught the eyes of the audience.
The iPA Music systems from ALTO is a 400 watt powered speaker for the iPAD. The systems comes with a fully integrated universal Dock for the iPAD and an internal power amplifier as well as an Alto professional ADM10 cardiod microphone with a 10' cable.
The demo showcased clear crystal sound and is targeted at the home, club or even event market. Users simply choose the music from their iPAD library to play on the speakers. For those into Karaoke, you can use the system to play your karaoke videos and sing the lyrics looking at the iPAD installed behind the speakers!
The other Alto system that drew interest was the Alto TRUESonic Wireless Series. Featuring two models the TS115, an 800watt 2-way 15” speaker and the TS112 800 watt 2-way 12” speaker, the system offers wireless connectivity. The built-in bluetooth® A2DP wireless technology enables streaming of audio wirelessly from any Bluetooth-compatible device. The system can work as a permanent installation or as a portable PA. In the demo, the system was shown streaming music from an iPhone which was a few metres away.
Interestingly, as it is using A2DP wireless technology, once the speaker and the Bluetooth device is paired, it eliminates interference or control from other bluetooth devices within the vicinity. Also showcased were a range of Alto mixers.
The Sennheiser demonstration showcased the range of XS wireless systems which offers users an entry into the wireless environment with competitive pricing be it for instruments, head-worn microphone or clip-worn microphone.
The event also featured lucky draws and one lucky winner walked away with the Alto iPA Music System.