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h-8 Dual 8-Inch High Definition Full Range System

Description

The two-way h-8 brings the pristine sound quality and versatility of the larger h-12 and h-15 systems to a compact package ideal for applications where space is at a premium and the exceptional output-to-size ratio is critical.

Surprisingly compact and lightweight, the h-8 combines an 8-inch LF transducer with a 1-inch exit compression driver that features a Truextent® beryllium diaphragm at its core. Beryllium technology allows the compression driver to deliver dramatic improvements in HF extension and response linearity that simply cannot be matched by traditional aluminum or titanium designs. The beryllium compression driver is mounted to a precision horn with 100 degrees (H) by 50 degrees (V) coverage.

The h-8 is fitted with a 2-channel, high-efficiency power amplifier that provides ample power for both transducers while eliminating the need for noisy cooling fans. A lightweight, fully protected switch mode power supply with auto voltage detection provides hassle-free worldwide operation with universal mains operation for 120V and 230V.

Sophisticated onboard DSP and networking capabilities come courtesy of the same 64-bit digital processor found inside the h-12 and h-15 systems. This powerful processor handles all EQ, time alignment, crossover management, and speaker protection, as well as SystemVUE network control and monitoring functions.

Versatile Enclosure

The h-Class cabinets are intended to raise the standard for quality and attention to detail. Like the larger h-Class models, the h-8 grill and handle bezels are coated with a two-part finish that lays a transparent candy-apple red coating over a base coat of black. The durable finish has a deep red hue that’s uniquely attractive while remaining entirely unobtrusive. The heavy aluminum rear panel is both functional and visually impactful, with the “VUE” logo machined directly into the heat-sink fins.

All h-Class enclosures are manufactured to the strictest ISO standards, using multi-ply, cross-grain laminated birch with extensive interior bracing for resonant-free output. The h-8 features a pole mount, integrated hanging points, and optional rigging hardware for easy deployment as a main system, within multi-cabinet arrays, or in a variety of support configurations. A rugged, polyurethane finish ensures years of on-the-road service. The h-class finish is both environmentally friendly (with zero VOC – Volatile Organic Compounds) emitted during manufacture and chemical and moisture resistant.

“VUE h-8s are the only near field monitors that seamlessly translate my mix into concert PAs… I love these monitors!”

-Kyle Hamilton, 2019 FOH Engineer of the Year for Janet Jackson

 

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Applications

  • Theatrical sound reinforcement
  • Portable and installed AV systems
  • Front fill or under-balcony systems
  • Themed entertainment venues
  • Houses of Worship
  • Conference centers and corporate AV

Features

  • Wide 100º Horizontal x 40º Vertical coverage
  • Neodymium HF compression driver with Truextent® beryllium diaphragm for exceptional high-frequency clarity and output
  • Dual channel, high-efficiency amplifiers deliver ample power for both transducers while eliminating the need for noisy cooling fans
  • Integrated internal VUEDrive System Engine equipped with 64-bit digital processor and tons of amplifier horsepower and universal mains operation (85V to 260V)
  • Analogue, AES/EBU and Dante inputs along with built-in ethernet network switch for loop-though audio on networking.
  • Pole mount, integrated hanging points and optional rigging hardware for deployment as the main system, within multi-cabinet arrays, or in a variety of support configurations.

Specifications

SPECIFICATIONS h-8
DESCRIPTION Single 8 inch Wide Coverage
ACOUSTIC DATA
Frequency Response (+- 2.5 dB) 75 Hz to 21 kHz
Frequency Range (-10dB) 60 Hz – 26 kHz
Sensitivity (1W/1m) 94 dB SPL
Max Peak SPL(Band limited pink noise 6dB crest factor) 122 dB SPL
Max SPL Long Term 116 dB SPL AVG SPL @1M before protection band limited pink noise131 dB SPL Music Program Transient Peak
Coverage Horizontal 100 degrees – 6 dB
Coverage Vertical 40 degrees – 6dB
AMPLIFIER DATA
Amplifier Power (Long Term Sine Wave before protection) LF: 275 watts rmsHF: 40 watts rms
Amplifier Power ( AVG Burst@ 1% THD) LF: 600 watts rmsHF: 300 watts rms
Amplifier Protection Input limiter, short circuit protection, DC protection of output, under & over voltage protection, intelligent mains fuse protection, power stage overload protection, temperature protection of transformers and heat-sinks
Operational Voltage Universal Mains, 85-268V (dual voltage auto selection). UREC™ power supply integrated amplifier modules provides universal mains operation for 120 V and 230 V, eliminating the need for market specific self-powered loudspeakers and related reliability issues.
THD+N (typical) < 0.05 % (20 Hz – 20 kHz, 3 dB below rated power)
DSP 96k Hz sample rate, mixed-mode 64-bit digital processing, 120 dB dynamic range, less than 600 microseconds latency
Network Ethernet / IP DHCP (or fixed IP) for remote monitoring and control
TRANSDUCER DATA
LF Driver Description 8-inch driver 3-inch voice coil
HF Driver Description 1-inch exit 34 mm voice coil, Pure Truextent® beryllium diaphragm
PHYSICAL DATA
Inputs Female XLR input with male XLR loop output for both Analog input and AES EBU digital input (default digital AES channel 1, channel 2 selectable remotely via software). If clock is present system uses AES digital input. System will fall back on analog input if clock is not present.
Cabinet Material Multi-ply wood birch hardwood
Cabinet Surface 12 Step Dura-Coat LX
Dimensions (H x W x D) 18.11 x 11.26 x 11.93 in (460 x 286 x 303 mm)
Weight Net: 43.1 lbs (19.54 kg) / Shipped: 51.2 lbs (23.22 kg)

Horizontal Dispersion

Downloads

Rear Panel 

Beryllium

SystemVUE Networking

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systemVUE-Ease_MACBOOK Think of SystemVUE Software as command central for the SystemVUE network. Elegantly simple, and deceptively powerful, SystemVUE software combines system and device-level control and monitoring capabilities with a highly intuitive user interface that's fully compatible with both Macintosh OSX and Windows operating systems.
SystemVUE software's browser window shows every VUE device connected to the network

SystemVUE software's browser window shows every VUE device connected to the network

Most importantly, SystemVUE software was designed with significant input from installers and system integrators. So unlike other applications that were developed from the perspective of the DSP or electronics engineer, SystemVUE software takes a practical, real world approach and puts the most critical functions right up front and within easy reach. systemVUE-h15
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The unit control window in the SystemVUE software enables easy set-up, optimization and monitoring

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