New PC Controllable, Rack-mounted Component Simplifies Stage Sound.

Cumberland, R.I. (Feb. 1, 2011) – Alto Professional, the pinnacle of live performance reinforcement, announce the STAGEDRIVE+ speaker management system. Alto Professional will unveil the new STAGEDRIVE+ at booth #6J144 of the 2011 ISE Show from February 1-3, Amsterdam RAI, NL.

The STAGEDRIVE+ is a professional 1U rack-mountable speaker management controller that provides a 3-way stereo, 3, 4, 5, or 6-way mono crossover and distribution system with six outputs. STAGEDRIVE + can be controlled via a PC or via MIDI remote control and comes with 10 factory presets and the ability for the user to store up to 64 of their own user presets internally or 128 presets on a memory card so that speaker management for multiple gigs, venues and bands are never an issue.

STAGEDRIVE+ provides crystal-clear monitoring of each channel thanks to easy-to-see LEDs for each channel, and a backlit LCD screen. Control is remarkably easy even in darkly-lit venues thanks to high-contrast buttons and a dimpled value/entry knob.

Bessel, Butterworth and Linkwitz/Riley crossover filters on the STAGEDRIVE+ deliver up to 48dB per octave filtering. Each monitoring channel includes a noise gate at the input stage and limiter at the output stage. A generous delay line per channel allows for precise time alignment for virtually any venue, and each input and output is equipped with parametric EQ so every nuance of each speaker can be managed effectively in one convenient place.

“The STAGEDRIVE+ incorporates top-notch components to deliver complete control over speaker setups of nearly any size.” said Jonathan McCune, Product Manager, Alto Professional. “It is incredibly easy to set up and even easier to monitor during performances, making it the perfect tool for any live sound engineer’s arsenal.”

The STAGEDRIVE+ will be available in Q2 2011.