al-Class Scalable Line Arrays

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VUE’s al-Class sets a new size-to-performance benchmark for high-definition line array systems. Every model in the range features the latest transducer technologies, next generation amplification and DSP architectures, as well as onboard ™ networking and full compatibility with VUEPoint beam steering.

The extremely versatile al-Class systems pack all of this technology into highly scalable designs capable of delivering unprecedented sound quality and coverage control to applications ranging from live concerts to fixed installations and many more.

FEATURES:

  • Intelligent ‘Acoustic Linearity’ line array systems combine highly scalable acoustic elements with system optimized amplification and next-generation networked DSP technology
  • Precision transducers deliver unmatched performance with advanced materials such as Truextent® beryllium diaphragms, Kevlar cones, neodymium magnets, and VUE’s unique acoustic shades
  • Integrated rack-mount VUEDrive™ amplifier/dsp processors are factory configured for optimal performance and instantaneous results
  • SystemVUE networking and control software and EASE  Focus array modeling software come standard
  • Sophisticated hardware/software enables full compatibility with VUEPoint beam steering technology
  • VUE subwoofer options are available to complement virtually any application
  • With Acoustic Linearity architecture featuring CST™ (Continuous Source Topology) technology, the al-4, al-8 and al-12 can be easily combined to make virtually seamless vertical arrays

 

al-4 Subcompact Line Array System

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  • Ultra-compact dual 4-inch Kevlar/Neodymium woofers and a Truextent® beryllium diaphragm neodymium compression driver
  • Companion V4 Systems Engine provides power for up to eight al-4 acoustic elements as well as 64-bit DSP
  • Onboard networking via SystemVUE control and monitoring software, Dante Audio networking
  • Fully compatible with VUEPoint beam steering technology
  • Complete family of products including subwoofers, suspension hardware and transport assemblies

Learn more about the al-4 Subcompact Line Array System
Learn more about the al-4SB Flyable Subwoofer System

al-8 Compact Line Array System

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  • Dual 8-inch woofers, four 4-inch Kevlar/Neodymium MF drivers and dual 1-inch exit neodymium compression drivers with Truextent® beryllium diaphragm.al-8-web
  • Companion V6 Systems Engine provides power for up to four al-8 acoustic elements as well as 64-bit DSP
  • Onboard networking via SystemVUE control and monitoring software, Dante Audio networking
  • Fully compatible with VUEPoint beam steering technology

Learn more about the al-8 Line Array System
Learn more about the al-8SB Flyable Subwoofer System

al-12 Large-format Line Array System

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  • Dual 12-inch woofers, eight 4-inch Kevlar/Neodymium MF drivers and dual 3-inch exit neodymium compression drivers with Truextent® beryllium diaphragm.
  • Extremely Scalable System – combine al-12 acoustic elements with al-8s and al-4s to build  hybrid arrays.KD-IMG_4060-group-2
  • New State-of the Art transducer technology
  • Integrated V3 System Engines with SystemVUE control and monitoring software, Dante Audio networking
  • Fully compatible with VUEPoint beam steering technology
  • Integrated flying hardware allows quick assembly of arrays.

Learn more about the al-12 Line Array System

VUEDrive™ Systems Engines

VUEDrive™ Systems Engines

VUEDrive™ Brings the Brains and the Brawn
The rack-mount, 2U-sized V3, V4 and V6 Systems Engines provide as many as six dedicated high-efficiency class D amplifier channels (four in the V4) with more than enough “oomph” to tri-amp up to two al-12 elements (V3), four al-8 elements (V6), or bi-amp up to eight al-4 elements (V4). The Systems Engines also incorporate a highly sophisticated DSP architecture that acts as the “nerve center” for the al-Class line arrays along with full network control and monitoring via SystemVUE network and software. All VUEDrive Systems Engines are now fully DANTE compatible.

Fully optimized for every individual component within the al-Class systems, VUE’s next-generation DSP technology combined with Michael Adams’ real-world perspective, enable VUE line arrays arrive from the factory fully ready to plug and play, with minimal tweaking.

The VUEDrive Systems Engines  consists of three models, including the 2-in/4-out V4 for use with the al-4, and the 2-in/6-out V6 for use with the al-8, and the new 1-in/3-out for use with the al-12. Both the V4 and V6 are available in either touring configuration (with front panel LCD interface) or installation configuration (without front panel LCD interface).

Learn more about the VUEDrive System Engines 

VUEPoint Beam Forming Technology

VUEPoint Beam Forming Technology

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For even greater coverage control, al-Class line array systems are fully compatible with the VUEPoint beam forming technology. Developed in partnership with Berlin based AFMG Technologies, GmbH,  VUEPoint is a process that combines VUE’s sophisticated DSP Systems Engine and SystemVUE software with AFMG’s revolutionary FIRmaker technology to enable beam forming (steering) of complex curved arrays of al-Class acoustic elements.
Best of all, VUEPoint can be applied to any VUE Audiotechnik line array system without the need for special upgrades. The complex FIR filter capabilities required for VUEPoint are already integrated into the V4, V6, and V3 Systems Engines and accessed and configured via SystemVUE  in conduction with EASE Focus software.

Learn more about the VUEPoint Beam Forming Technology

Acoustic Linearity with CST™ technology

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The al-Class line array elements benefit from a transducer configuration that is topologically identical from the al-4 to the al-12 elements, which provides exceptional pattern control, while also making it easy to scale up and down, or mix different al-Class models together.

Continuos Source Topology = Consistent Horizontal Performance

The subcompact two-way al-4 element features dual 4-inch Kevlar/ Neodymium mid-range drivers flanking a 1-inch exit neodymium compression driver with Truextent beryllium diaphragm mounted on a wave shaping form with CST™ technology. The al-4’s mid-range units are outfitted with VUE’s unique lateral acoustic shade modules that acoustically “move” the drivers closer together in order to optimize directivity of the woofers at their upper operating range for a smooth transition over the entire coverage area.

The three-way al-8 element doubles the al-4’s MF/HF section for a total of four mid-range units and two beryllium compression drivers, mounted on a scaled wave shaping form with CST™ technology. The al-8 then adds dual 8-inch woofers for greater LF frequency extension and output.

The three-way al-12 element triples the al-4’s MF/HF section in topology, yet it features newly developed transducers optimized for more output with larger voice coils, new surrounds, improved cone architecture, and more. al-12 encompasses a total of six mid-range units and two beryllium compression drivers mounted on a scaled-up wave shaping form with CST™ technology. The al-12 then adds brand new dual 12-inch woofers for even greater LF frequency extension and output.

The transducers are arranged for perfect symmetry from L to R. This makes scaling up or down as simple as adding or removing elements. What’s more, because the al-Class elements share virtually identical MF/HF section topology, it’s easy to hang al-4 arrays beneath al-8 arrays, and al-8 arrays beneath al-12 arrays for near field coverage that maintains a consistent voicing while minimizing low-frequency buildup.

Multi Band Line Array Systems

Bringing a whole new level of versatility and sound quality to mainstream line array applications, VUE’s al-Class line array systems feature state-of-the-art transducers–including VUE’s unique beryllium compression drivers–as well as intelligent system electronics, onboard SystemVUE networking, and full compatibility with VUEPoint beam forming technology.

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VUE’s precision compression driver with Truextent beryllium dome for unparalelled HF performance

All this technology is packed into three tightly- integrated electroacoustic line array systems that are made up of the al-Class acoustic elements and VUEDrive™ System Engines, which provide power, processing and SystemVUE networking capabilities optimized for each array.

Three line arrays make up the al-Class family. The subcompact al-4, the midsize al-8, and large-format al-12 all benefit from VUE’s most advanced technologies and designs, including a perfectly identical transducer topology that provides exceptional coverage control and unmatched sound field consistency.

The al-Class acoustic elements are mated to the VUEDrive Systems Engines to form a complete line array system. The Systems Engines provide a highly-sophisticated, system optimized DSP/amplifier architecture that allows each individual component–from transducers, amplifiers and enclosures, all the way out to the SystemVUE software itself–to work in perfect harmony for precise control and easy operation. In fact, VUE’s DSP technology is so powerful that it dramatically improves “out -of-the-box” performance while streamlining setup. Operators simply assemble the array, then select the appropriate array configuration from the SystemVUE software. Minimal EQ or tweaking is required and the operator is free to concentrate on creating the perfect mix.

The sophisticated combination of cutting- edge transducer technology, real-world cabinet design, and next generation integrated system electronics allow al-Class to deliver unprecedented sound quality, coverage control and scalability for applications ranging from corporate events to live concerts and tours, fixed theater installations, houses of worship, and much more.

Standard System Blocks

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al-Class Line Array Systems are typically deployed in standard blocks built around the VUEDrive engines capabilities. A standard al-4 block includes eight al-4 acoustic elements and a single V4 Systems Engine. A standard al-8 block includes four al-8 acoustic elements and a single V6 Systems Engine. A standard al-12 block includes two al-12 acoustic elements and a single V3.  Multiple blocks can be easily combined for customer specific systems. SystemVUE software allows for easy networking and optimization for the smallest to most expansive systems.

For applications where extended low frequency is required, the al-Class line array systems are fully compatible with a variety of VUE subwoofers. Flexible options allow flying or ground stacking, while two under-hang fly bars allow the al-4, al-8 and al-12 arrays to be combined for improved near field coverage.

Diagrams & Downloads

al-Class Downloads 

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White Paper: VUE al-CLASS of Scalable Line Arrays: ACOUSTIC LINEARITY Developed at a Systems Engineering Level (PDF)
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White Paper: VUE al-CLASS OF SCALABLE LINE ARRAYS: ACOUSTIC LINEARITY DEVELOPED AT A SYSTEMS ENGINEERING LEVEL (PDF)
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VUE/DK CAPITAL lease Application
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al-8SB吊挂式低音系统规格书 (pdf)
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al-4SB吊挂式低音系统规格书 (pdf)
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al-8紧凑型线阵系统规格书 (pdf)
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al-4超紧凑型线阵系统规格书 (pdf)
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al-12 Data Sheet (pdf)
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al-8SBFB Drawing (pdf)
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al-4SBFB Drawing (pdf)
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al-8 EASE & EASE FOCUS System Definition Files (GLL’s)
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al-4 EASE /EASE Focus GLL File
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LSI – Desinger Notebook – Beryllium (pdf)
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Tomorrow’s Line Array Ad (pdf)
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al-8SB Flying Subwoofer System Data Sheet (pdf)
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al-8 Data Sheet (pdf)
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al-4 Data Sheet (pdf)
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al-4 BGV certification for al-4 (PDF)
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al-8 Flight case for 4x al-8 (PDF)
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al-8-fb Fly Bar (RevA) Detailed Drawing (PDF)
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al-8-ufb Combo Array Adaptor (RevA) Detailed Drawing (PDF)
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al-4-fbl Long Fly Bar (RevB) Detailed Drawing (PDF)
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al-4-fbl Long Fly Bar (RevB) Detailed Drawing (DXF)
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al-4-fb Fly Bar Detailed Drawing DXF
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al-4-fb Fly Bar Detailed Drawing PDF
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al-4 Detailed Drawing PDF
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al-4 Detailed Drawing DXF
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al-4-sb Subwoofer Drawing (pdf)
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al-4-sb Subwoofer Drawing (DXF)
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al-4-sb Flying Subwoofer Datasheet (pdf)
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VUE System Definition Files (GLL’s) – Single Zip for EASE Focus
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