Anaheim, CA (January 23, 2015)—VUE Audiotechnik today unveiled the ultra-compact h-5, following in the footsteps of the larger h-8, h-12 and h-15 systems. Intended for stage lip and under-balcony applications, it can also be used in applications where space is at a premium.
Compact and lightweight, the h-5 combines two precision-engineered, 5-inch low-frequency transducers with a 1-inch exit compression driver that features a Truextent beryllium diaphragm at its core. The beryllium compression driver is mounted to a new, Mike Adams-designed, precision horn with 120° x 40° (H x V) coverage.
Onboard electronics, including the same 64-bit digital processor found in the h-12 and h-15 systems, provide networking capabilities and DSP that's programmed to address every individual element within the h-5's ecosystem. The processor handles EQ, time alignment, crossover management, and speaker protection, as well as SystemVUE network control and monitoring functions.
Dual channel, high efficiency amplifiers deliver power for both transducers; a lightweight, fully protected, switch-mode power supply with auto voltage detection provides worldwide operation with universal mains operation from 85V to 260V.
The h-Class cabinets are birch enclosures that includs integrated M10 hanging points, and optional yoke mount and rigging hardware. The h-5 grille is coated with a two-part, polyurethane finish that lays a transparent candy-apple red coating over a base coat of black. All h-Class enclosures are manufactured to ISO standards, using multi-ply, cross-grain laminated birch with extensive interior bracing.