San Diego, CA (July 16, 2013)—Vue Audiotechnik has unveiled its new al-8 Compact Line Array System, available starting this fall.
The al-8 is the second member of Vue's al-Class, and joins the al-4 Subcompact Line Array System introduced earlier this year. Like it's smaller sibling, the al-8 utilizes beryllium compression drivers, Kevlar/Neodymium transducers, onboard networking, and full compatibility with VuePoint beam steering technology and SPL and coverage control.
The al-8 system components include flying, transport and handling accessories, the al-8 acoustic element, and the rack-mount V6 Systems Engine, which provides system amplification, DSP and networking capabilities via the SystemVUE control software.
The al-8 acoustic element houses a pair of proprietary 8-inch LF transducers with large 3-inch voice coils. The 2U rack-mount V6 Systems Engine will tri-amp up to four al-8 acoustic elements. The V6 also houses a 64-bit DSP engine that handles all management functions including speaker protection, system-optimized alignment of EQ, time and crossover, as well as SystemVue network connectivity.