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a-Class

a-Class systems offer working professionals the perfect balance of sound quality, versatility and value. Benefitting from many of the same design principles behind VUE’s flagship h-Class, the a-Class brings similar voicing characteristics to a highly versatile family ideal for real-world applications ranging from houses of worship to theaters, auditoria, and portable PA. And thanks to exceptionally consistent voicing across the range, users can easily combine different a-Class models into countless configurations while maintaining the signature “VUE family sound”.

While all a-Class loudspeakers deliver exceptional sound quality when paired with any high-quality amplifier, the sophisticated DSP and amplification available from VUE’s V4 and V6 Systems Engines takes a-Class performance to an entirely new level. The rack-mount V-Series amplifier/ processors bring SystemVUE networking technology to the a-Class family, while their powerful onboard DSP optimizes a-Class performance for any application and configuration.

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Full-range models combine custom neodymium transducers with system optimized crossovers and enclosures.

A Complete Family

Four full-range loudspeakers and three subwoofers make up the a-Class. The full-range models include the ultra-compact a-8 and a-10, as well as the larger a-12 and a-15. All four combine a precision engineered neodymium LF transducer and neodymium compression driver with a system-optimized, high-order asymmetrical crossover for smooth, accurate frequency response and
low distortion.

Each compression driver is mounted to a 70° x 55° horn that can be rotated either horizontally or vertically to optimize dispersion. In addition, the a-12 and a-15 will operate in either passive (single amped) or bi-amped modes with a simple, high current switch located on the rear panel.

a-Class subwoofers are equally impressive. From their powerful, purpose=designed transducers with large, 4-inch voice coils for increased power handling and decreased power compression, to their precision-tuned enclosures, every element in an al-Class sub is designed to work in perfect harmony for exceptional impact and definition.

Topping the a-Class subwoofer range is the formidable as-418, which uses a unique, dual-isobaric configuration to serve up four 18-inch transducers in an enclosure the size of most dual 18-inch designs, while delivering less distortion and as much as half the power compression for more usable output. Joining the as-418 are two traditional vented subs, including the dual 15-inch as-215, and the single 15-inch as-115.

Bi-amp or passive modes The a-12 and a-15 are capable of operate in either passive (single amped) or bi-amped modes via a simple, high current switch located on the rear panel.

a-Class subwoofers

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a-Class Subwoofer Family as-418, as-215, as-115

Every component inside our a-Class subwoofers was optimized  specifically for the line. From the powerful transducers with large, 4-inch voice coils for increased power handling and decreased power compression, to the precision-tuned vents and crossover networks, every individual element within an a-Class subwoofer works in perfect harmony and at peak efficiency to deliver an impactful and defined low end.

Topping the line is the formidable as-418 (far left), which uses a unique, dual-isobaric configuraration to serve up four 18-inch transducers in an enclosure the size of most dual 18-inch designs, while delivering less distortion and as much as half the power compression for more usable power. Joining the as-418 are the dual 15-inch as-215, and the single 15-inch as-115.

Built for the long haul

a-8 atop an as-115 subwoofer

a-8 atop an as-115 subwoofer

a-Class cabinets are manufactured to stringent ISO standards using multi-ply, cross-grain laminated birch with extensive interior bracing for resonant-free performance. Full-range models feature a unique pentagon shape for easy use in either monitor or FOH orientations. Integrated hanging points provide flexible flying options, while a cup-mount system allows for portable use on stands or atop a-Class subwoofers. A rugged, polyurethane finish ensures long-term durability through years of on-the-road service.

Features

  • Exceptional sound quality, versatility and value for working professionals
  • Consistent voicing allows users to combine different models into countless configurations while maintaining the signature “VUE family sound”
  • High performance transducers for high power handling combined with low power compression
  • All drivers utilize neodymium magnets for high efficiency and minimal weight
  • Rugged multi-ply, cross-grain laminated birch cabinets with extensive interior bracing ensure resonant-free performance
  • Integrated pole mounts, hang points, and the versatile pentagon shape on full range models enable an exceptionally broad mix of applications

Links to a-Class Data Sheets

 a-8 Compact Full Range System

 a-10 Compact Full Range System

 a-12 Full Range System

 a-15 Full Range System

 as-115 15-inch Vented Subwoofer

 as-215 Dual 15-inch Vented Subwoofer

 as-418 Quad 18-inch Isobaric Subwoofer