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New h-Class offering from VUE

Manufacturer's latest compact speaker revealed.
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VUE Audiotechnik has unveiled the latest addition to its flagship h-Class family.

The compact h-8 is based on the technology 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.

"The h-8 is born out of our 'No Compromises' design philosophy," explained VUE CEO Ken Berger. "We literally re-examined everything from transducers, electronics and DSP, all the way to mechanical deployment and remote management capabilities. It's a comprehensive approach that can only be done when you start with a clean slate, and leverage the most advanced technologies available. The net result is an exceptionally capable combination of size and versatilty."

Inside, the h-8 combines a precision-engineered eight-inch transducer with a neodymium compression driver with a Truextent beryllium diaphragm at its core. Onboard electronics include next generation DSP that's programmed to address every individual element within the h-8's ecosystem. Dual-channel amplifiers deliver ample power for both transducers while eliminating the need for noisy cooling fans.

With SystemVUE technology incorporated, users can connect one or multiple h-8's with any VUE DSP-enabled system via a wired or wireless Ethernet connection to a Windows or Mac 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 robust birch enclosure that includes M10 rigging points and an integrated pole-mount for both portable and fixed installation applications. The h-Class grill and handle surrounds receive a durable two-part finish that lays a coat of transparent candy-apple red over a black base. The signature h-Class look is completed with a heavy aluminum rear panel that features a machined VUE logo integrated into the heat sinks.

"The h-8 delivers a much better balance of output, clarity and frequency response than any other loudspeaker in its category," added VUE Audiotechnik's EVP Jim Sides. "We're extremely excited to offer customers a true high-performance alternative for applications such as theaters, houses of worship, or anyplace where space and sight lines are critical."

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