VUE Audiotechnik, based in San Diego, unveils the latest addition to its flagship h-Class family: the compact h-8, which benefits from the same advanced technologies developed for the larger h-12 and h-15 systems, and combines them into a compact and versatile design for applications where space is at a premium and exceptional performance is critical.
Inside, the h-8 combines a precision-engineered 8-inch transducer with a neodymium compression driver that’s capable of unparalleled high frequency performance thanks to the Truextent beryllium diaphragm at its core. Onboard electronics include highly sophisticated, next generation DSP that’s programmed to address every individual element within the h-8’s ecosystem. Dual channel, high-efficiency amplifiers deliver ample power for both transducers while eliminating the need for noisy cooling fans.
SystemVUE networking technology is standard in the h-8. With SystemVUE, the user can connect one or multiple h-8 units with any VUE DSP-enabled system via a wired or wireless Ethernet connection to a Windows or Macintosh computer. Once connected, SystemVUE Software provides access to a broad selection of network and device-level control and monitoring functions.
The h-8’s drivers and electronics are housed in a birch enclosure that includes M10 rigging points and an integrated pole-mount for both portable and fixed installation applications. The distinctive h-Class grille and handle surrounds receive a durable 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 h-Class look is completed with a heavy aluminum rear panel that features a machined “VUE” logo integrated into the heat sinks.