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h-Class Additions Extend Ultra Premium Performance Product Line 

VUE h-Class Additions Extend Ultra Premium Performance To New Applications

January 23, 2018 — Escondido, Ca.

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. 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-degree 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 8-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 8-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 theater, 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 aluminum 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.”

h-8N Highlights: 

  • Narrow coverage sibling to VUE’s extremely-popular h-8 High Definition system
  • Neodymium HF compression driver with Truextent® beryllium diaphragm for exceptional high-frequency clarity and response beyond 25kHz
  • Dual-channel, high-efficiency amplifiers for outstanding transient response, low ambient noise and efficient operation without cooling fans
  • Integrated DSP with SystemVUE network control and monitoring
  • Versital input capabilities including analog, AES digital and built-in Dante network audio
  • Pole mount, integrated hanging points and optional rigging hardware for deployment as a main system, within multi-cabinet arrays, or in a variety of support configurations

hm-108A Highlights: 

  • Ultra-compact design for monitoring applications where absolute fidelity and transparency are essential
  • Neodymium HF compression driver with Truextent® beryllium diaphragm for exceptional high-frequency clarity and response beyond 25kHz
  • Integrated DSP with SystemVUE network control and monitoring
  • Versital input capabilities including analog, AES digital and built-in Dante network audio
  • Integrated DSP with SystemVUE network control and monitoring

Stop by the VUE NAMM booth 14501 to see the newly expanded h-Class Ultra Definition Systems along with insights into VUE’s aggressive 2018 new product developments.

“The h-Class is all about quality, leveraging the best technologies to claim a new performance ‘high ground’, regardless of size and application. . .  we’re finding more opportunities to expand the line as devoted customers identify more applications for our ‘no compromises’ approach to sound.”

Kenneth Berger, VUE CEO

 


hm-108A Ultra Premium Compact Stage Monitor

h-8N Narrow Coverage Ultra Premium Compact Full Range System


About VUE Audiotechnik

With an unflinching focus on innovation through technology and a firm commitment to relationships, the VUE Audiotechnik team united in 2012. With more than a century of combined experience, VUE’s founders have been at the epicenter of many of professional audio’s most noted success stories. From visionary loudspeaker designs that set the tone for our industry today, to the development of the giants in modern sound reinforcement, the team’s work has been felt and heard throughout the spectrum of professional audio. Since inception, VUE has experienced immediate acceptance and unparalleled growth. Though a relatively new addition to the lineup of professional audio loudspeaker manufacturers, VUE is already recognized as a leader in innovation. Explore our success stories at www.vueaudio.com.

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