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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.

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.


hm-108A Ultra Premium Compact Stage Monitor

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