fbpx

e-Class Uber-Performance Architectural Loudspeakers

Finally, Audio for the 4K generation

It’s time to stop compromising aesthetics for performance and forget all those outdated assumptions about size, SPL and fidelity. Our e-Class systems are engineered to reset performance benchmarks by delivering audiophile-quality at pro-AV sound pressure levels from compact, architecturally pleasing and network compatible systems.

e-Class exemplifies what can happen when engineers stop looking at their competition for inspiration and instead focusing on the unique challenges that system integrators face today. After all, now that 4k video is the norm and quality content is served up almost anywhere, yesterday’s audio technology just won’t cut it anymore. Video has evolved, and thanks to e-Class, so has audio.

Designed to be disruptive

You can’t engineer the future until you let go of the past. We began e-Class development by wiping the slate completely clean. No legacy product lines to protect, or cheap hi-fi parts-bins to rob. Instead, we started with the same state-of-the-art transducer technology that has made our al-Class systems a disruptive force in professional touring circles.

Like their larger siblings, e-Class benefits from our most advanced technologies, including beryllium high-frequency components, purpose-engineered cone frequency drivers with oversized voice coils and powerful neodymium circuits, as well as precision crossover networks that work hand-in-hand with the “HAL-like” DSP inside our VUEDrive systems engines. We pack all this “sciency” stuff inside durable, die-cast aluminum enclosures that are equal parts rigid, sexy and functional.

The e-Class subwoofer is equally impressive, thanks to our patent-pending Active Compliance Management (ACM) technology, which enables extended response and sound pressure levels equal to or greater than larger systems that rely on more conventional vented designs.

Pulling it all together is the VUEDrive V242 Systems Engine, which empowers e-Class systems with Dante networking, sophisticated DSP and full network remote control via SystemVUE software on iOS, Mac OS, and Windows.

Stop compromising and free your creativity.

e-352 Uber-Definition System

The e-351 speaker brings high-output and high fidelity down to size like never before. The low diffraction baffle and grill assembly frame the e-352’s crown jewel—a uniquely capable, 25-mm Truextent™ beryllium dome tweeter with powerful neodymium magnet assembly that delivers low distortion and extended high-frequency response to above 29k Hz. The aluminum baffle features an integrated high-frequency waveguide and a pair of V-shaped bumpers that protect the tweeter while eliminating the diffractions associated with traditional speaker grilles.

The beryllium tweeter is flanked by a pair of 3.5-inch cone transducers that were custom-engineered specifically for use in the e-352 Nano. The transducers achieve exceptionally high output and maximum efficiency by combining a powerful Neodymium magnet structure with high-temperature voice coils that are physically optimized for maximum heat dissipation and “cool running” regardless of demand.

All three drivers are housed in a compact and elegant die-cast aluminum enclosure that is significantly more rigid and resonant free than plastic enclosures. The aluminum enclosure is also corrosion and moisture resistant (standard is IP-54 for use inside or outdoors). A passive crossover network is optimized to work hand-in-hand with the specialized DSP inside the V242 Systems Engine, which also provides optimal power, Dante networking, and full transducer protection for up to eight e-352s across four zones.

Speaking of crossovers, with the e-352 and it’s a smaller e-351 sibling, we opted to avoid the common and misguided mistake made by many designers who choose to challenge the laws of physics by setting the high-pass filter too low. Rather than rolling off at 70-80 Hz like most compact systems available today, the e-352 rolls off at 100 Hz. We’ll let our subs handle the low end, thank you, and keep the MF and HF drivers focused on what they do best.

With its unique combination of transducers, cabinet materials, and DSP, as well as our “do what you do best” crossover philosophy, the e-352 is able to deliver reference quality flat response from 100 Hz to well above what the most discerning human ears can hear, while easily producing 108 dB SPL sustained, with an additional 20 dB crest factor at one meter. All this is available from an enclosure measuring just 4.4” x 11” x 5.5” (W x H x D).

The standard e-352 is available in both black and white for surface mount applications with provided flexible mounting assembly. Optional configurations provide even higher levels of durability (IP-57: able to be high-pressure power washed). A flush mount in-wall variation is coming soon.

e-351 Uber-Compact Nano System

By pushing well beyond commonly accepted size-to-performance thresholds, the e-352 claims the “Nano” category as a new benchmark in size and performance while standing as the pinnacle example of the e-Class ideal. With resonant free operation from 110 Hz to well above 30k Hz, the e-351 delivers pristine sound quality at pro-AV output levels far beyond that of more traditional systems twice its physical size.

Inside the e-351’s ultra-rigid aluminum enclosure is a revolutionary 3.5-inch co-axial driver that achieves exceptionally high output by combining a powerful Neodymium magnetic circuit for efficiency, with a high-temperature voice coil for maximum heat dispersion. The coil and magnet are precisely aligned and coupled to the aluminum enclosure for additional cooling. Coaxially mounted through the pole piece of the 3.5-inch driver is a unique 25-mm beryllium compression tweeter with Neodymium magnetic assembly for low-distortion, extended high-frequency response. A passive crossover network is optimized to work hand-in-hand with the specialized DSP inside the V242 Systems Engine, which also provides optimal power and full transducer protection for up to sixteen e-351s across four zones.

Speaking of crossovers, with the e-352 and it’s a smaller e-351 sibling, we opted to avoid the common mistake made by many designers who choose to challenge the laws of physics by setting the high-pass filter too low. Rather than rolling off at 70-80 Hz like most compact systems available today, the e-351 rolls off at 110 Hz. We’ll let our subs handle the low end, thank you, and keep the MF and HF drivers focused on what they do best.

The e-351’s die-cast aluminum enclosure provides considerable rigidity for resonance-free operation as compared to plastic enclosures. The aluminum baffle features an integrated high-frequency waveguide and very low diffraction to ensure the full high-frequency clarity of the beryllium high-frequency driver is not compromised.

Thanks to our unique combination of transducers, cabinet materials, and DSP, along with our “do what you do best” crossover philosophy, the e-351 delivers unprecedented audio quality with resonant free operation from 110 Hz to well above 27k Hz, while achieving sustained average sound pressure output above 103 dB SPL, with maximum peaks up to 118 dB SPL at one meter. All this is available from an enclosure measuring just 4.4” x 4.7” x 5.5”.

The standard e-351 Nano is available in both black and white for surface mount applications with the provided flexible mounting assembly. Optional configurations of the e-351 provide even higher levels of durability including (IP-57 able to be high-pressure power washed) and flush mount in-wall variation is coming soon.

V242 VUEDrive Systems Engine

The new V242 rack-mount VUEDrive Systems Engine supports e-Class (and i-Class) products. The V242 provides 2 inputs and four 500 watt outputs zones with preset DSP configurations for all e-Class products.  It features full network remote control with SystemVUE software on iOS, Mac OS, and Windows along with Analog, AES digital and Dante network audio inputs.

 

e-351 Ultra-Compact Definition Nano System

The two-way e-351 Nano Speaker redefines small loudspeaker capabilities by producing high output exceptionally high-quality sound form a very compact aluminum die-cast weather and corrosion resistant system. With reference quality flat response from 130 Hz to well above what the most discerning humans can hear, the e-352 is capable of output levels of systems typically twice the size.

Learn more about the e-351

e-352 Ultra Definition Nano System

The e-352 is the ultimate expression of the e-Class ideal as the low diffraction baffle and grill assembly reveals the full capabilities of the 25mm Beryllium dome tweeter providing low distortion response to above 25k Hz.  The standard configurations of e-352 Nano are available in both black and white for surface mount applications with the provided flexible mounting assembly. It provides no-compromise performance with unmatched durability (standard is IP-54 for use inside or outdoors).  Optional configurations of the e-352 are in late stages of development that will provide even higher levels of durability (IP-57 able to be high-pressure power washed) and flush mount in-wall capabilities.

Learn more about the e-352 

es-269 Dual 6×9-inch ACM Subwoofer System

The es-269 compact ACM subwoofer system redefines small subwoofer capabilities by producing high output exceptionally high-quality sound from a very compact dual driver system. With reference quality flat low-end response from 200 to 45 Hz, the es-269 is capable of output levels of systems typically twice the size.

Learn more about the es-269