VUE to Debut New hs-20 Compact Subwoofer at Prolight+Sound

San Diego, CA (Feb 27, 2014) –  VUE Audiotechnik will use next month’s Prolight+Sound expo to prove that going deep isn’t always about size. Ushering a whole new era of compact subwoofer performance, the company will officially introduce the new hs-20 subwoofer with Active Compliance Management (ACM) technology.


Originally developed for the highly praised hs-28 and hs-25 systems, VUE’s patent-pending ACM technology combines a unique hybrid transducer alignment with sophisticated onboard electronics to deliver more output and low frequency impact than more conventional vented designs, while minimizing the need to increase overall enclosure dimensions.

The new hs-20 places a pair of custom-engineered, high powered long excursion 10-inch transducers into the ACM alignment. From there, powerful onboard electronics include ACM-optimized DSP, and dual channel high efficiency amplifiers capable of maximum output without the need of noisy cooling fans. The net result is a highly advanced, fully integrated electro-acoustic subwoofer ecosystem capable of delivering massive amounts of clean low-end energy from a deceptively small footprint.

Like all h-Class systems, the hs-20 ship with SystemVUE networking as standard. With SystemVUE users can easily connect one or multiple h-Class systems together via wired or wireless Ethernet 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 hs-20’s drivers and electronics are housed in a robust birch plywood enclosure that includes an integrated pole-mount. The hs-20’s distinctive grill and handle surrounds receive a durable two-part finish that lays a coat of transparent candy-apple red over a black powered coat 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 formidable heat sinks.

The hs-20 ACM subwoofer joins the recently announced h-8 full range system as the newest and smallest members of VUE’s rapidly expanding h-Class family, and clearly demonstrate VUE’s commitment to bringing flagship performance to size critical applications.

The new hs-20 ACM subwoofer and h-8 full range system will join the VUE’s complete product line on display at Prolight+Sound in Frankfurt, March 12-15. VUE Audiotechnik is located in Hall 8.0, Stand A75.

hs-20 Highlights:  

  •  Active Compliance Management (ACM) technology deliver exceptional output and definition from a compact footprint
  • Dual channel, high efficiency amplifiers provide 500W long term sine wave power (800W “peak” power) for each woofer
  • Dual 10-inch, long-excursion woofers with dual layer, inside/outside wound 64 mm voice coils for exceptional power handling.
  • Integrated DSP with SystemVUE network control and monitoring
  • Robust birch plywood enclosure with integrated pole mount for easy deployment in portable applications