Starting with a "no-compromises" design philosophy, VUE’s h-Class engineering team re-examined every component in the loudspeaker equation, and then applied our most advanced technologies to achieve a more cohesive whole. From transducers, enclosures and electronics, all the way down to diaphragm materials and suspension parts, every element of our h-Class loudspeakers was optimized to deliver exceptional frequency response, clarity and SPL. 

VUE Audiotechnik imbues the flagship h-Class with its most advanced technologies and innovative designs

At the heart of every h-Class full-range system is VUE's proprietary, beryllium-based compression driver with pure Truextent¬ģ beryllium. Beryllium delivers better sonic performance than both aluminum and titanium thanks to an extremely high stiffness-to-mass ratio, which dramatically reduces mechanical deformation (breakup), and shifts resonant frequencies above the¬†audible range. ¬†The net result is a more defined high frequency output at higher SPLs than more conventional materials. Each beryllium HF transducer is paired with an equally advanced and¬†powerful LF driver. To increase power handling and decrease power compression, every transducer deployed in the h-Class full-range models features a large, 4-inch (100mm) voice coil.
Array with 2x h-15N Full Range Systems and 2x hs-28 ACM Subwoofers
Active onboard electronics include system-optimized amplification and DSP for each driver and cabinet combination. Network control and monitoring capabilities are available via standard Ethernet-based protocols and accessible through an intuitive software interface. All h-Class enclosures are manufactured using multi-ply, cross-grain laminated birch with extensive interior bracing and a rugged polyurethane finish. Full-range models include integrated hanging points, while h-12 models also include a pole-mount system for use with stands or atop subwoofers.
hs-28 Subwoofer with ACM Technology (click for full size)
At launch, the h-Class includes 12- and 15-inch two-way models (wide and narrow coverage) as well as the hs-28 subwoofer, a dual 18-inch active design that debuts VUE Audiotechnik's patent pending Active Compliance Management (ACM) technology.
ACM technology utilizes a unique hybrid configuration in which two 18-inch woofers share a common vented chamber. One woofer's frontal radiation is direct, while the second woofer is set at 90 degrees and drives a second vented chamber that has fourth-order response characteristics. Each woofer has its own amplifier and DSP control. This sophisticated combination of physics and DSP yields a substantial increase in amplitude over conventional designs, with the summed output of drivers and vents maintaining flat phase response and exhibiting low distortion, while occupying a more compact enclosure.

Standard IP Makes For Easy Networking

h-Class systems ship with networking and remote management capabilities as standard, allowing easy assembly of expanded networks and access to each element and/or device on the network through our intuitive SystemVUE software.
Rear panel Ethernet ports are fully compatible with standard IP networks. Simply plug-in and the product will automatically recognize and connect to virtually any kind of IP configuration including DHCP based networks, a fixed IP network, or even an Ad Hoc network (directly connecting to a computer via Ethernet cable). Whatever the configuration, it just works.

systemVUE Software

SystemVUE software connects VUE devices and networks to Windows or Macintosh computers via a wired or wireless Ethernet connection. SystemVUE software provides access to entire networks as well as individual devices for the purpose of optimizing key parameters such as speaker protection, input/output levels, volume, mute, delay and even input sources.

Links to h-Class Data Sheets

 Full Line h-Class Brochure