VUE ADDS TO H-CLASS
VUE Audiotechnik will use this week’s NAMM show in Anaheim to show off two new models in its premium h-Class family of high definition powered systems in booth #14501. The hm-108A is a precision slant stage monitor packing the full arsenal of VUE’s most advanced technologies into a compact, fidelity-first monitoring system. Also new is the h-8N, a narrow dispersion sibling to VUE’s h-8, the most popular model in VUE’s h-Class family.
The h-8N, with its narrow 60° coverage, adds another level of versatility to the h-Class range, while dramatically expanding applications for VUE’s flagship technologies. The driver complement is identical to the h-8, with a precision-engineered eight-inch transducer that’s combined with a neodymium compression driver capable of unparalleled high-frequency performance thanks to the Truextent beryllium diaphragm at its core.
Also new is the hm-108A, an ultra-compact stage monitoring system that benefits from the same eight-inch transducer and beryllium-infused compression driver as the h-8 and h-8N. Designed specifically for maximum transparency, the hm-108A is ideally suited for critical foldback applications including legitimate theatre, choir, orchestra, or anywhere that absolute fidelity trumps raw, unbridled horsepower.
Both models of the h-8, as well as the hm-108A, feature powerful onboard VUEDrive electronics benefitting from a state of-the-art digital signal processor that’s explicitly programmed for each unique transducer/cabinet combination. In addition, dual-channel, high-efficiency Class D amplification deliver ample power while eliminating the need for noisy cooling fans.
The VUEDrive electronics also enable SystemVUE networking technology. With SystemVUE, users can quickly create a fully accessible, acoustic ecosystem by combining any VUE DSP-enabled model via a wired or wireless Ethernet connection to an iOS enabled device, as well as Windows or Macintosh computers. Once connected, SystemVUE Software provides access to a broad selection of network and device-level control and monitoring functions.
Drivers and electronics for all h-Class models are housed in a robust birch enclosure with extensive interior bracing for resonant free operation. Like the h-8, the new h-8N also incorporates M10 rigging points and an integrated pole-mount for both portable and fixed installation applications.
Both new models feature the distinctive h-Class aesthetic, with grill and handle surrounds that benefit from a two-part finish that lays a coat of transparent candy-apple red over a black base for a deep hue that’s uniquely VUE. The signature look is completed with a heavy aluminium rear panel/amplifier assembly with machined ‘VUE’ logo integrated into the heat sinks.
“The h-Class is all about quality, leveraging the best technologies to claim a new performance ‘high ground,’ regardless of size and application,” explains VUE CEO Ken Berger. “With more customers experiencing what h-Class systems can do, h-Class sales are increasing exponentially. As a result, we’re finding more opportunities to expand the line as devoted customers identify more applications for our ‘no compromises’ approach to sound.”