“Most compact speakers prioritize either output or sound quality. VUE e-Class is the result of a multi-year development effort to change that commonly accepted tradeoff. Thanks in large part to our work with beryllium, and the advancements we’ve made with DSP technology, the e-Class systems deliver both esoteric audiophile quality and professional sound pressure levels while being extremely elegant and compact.”
VUE Audiotechnik CEO
VUE Audiotechnik is using booth C418 at this week’s InfoComm show to unveil two additions to its e-Class range of high-definition, ultra-compact architectural speakers. The new e-351 Nano Coaxial Cube and the VUEDrive V242 Systems Engine join the e-352 to expand the line of exceptionally high output, high fidelity system for discerning professionals.
“Balancing SPL, size and fidelity is not easy,” explained VUE CEO Ken Berger. “Most compact speakers prioritize either output or sound quality. VUE e-Class is the result of a multi-year development effort to change that commonly accepted tradeoff. Thanks in large part to our work with beryllium, and the advancements we’ve made with DSP technology, the e-Class systems deliver both esoteric audiophile quality and professional sound pressure levels while being extremely elegant and compact.”
Like the larger e-352, the new e-351 Nano Coaxial Cube utilizes state-of-the-art materials and technology to achieve superior results. Onboard is a 3.5-inch woofer that combines a large, high-temperature voice coil with a neodymium magnet assembly for improved heat distribution and distortion-free operation across a broad frequency range. Coaxially mated to the woofer is a custom-designed, beryllium-infused, 25 mm compression tweeter. The tweeter’s horn is built through the pole-piece of the woofer’s powerful neodymium magnetic assembly. The unique coupling optimizes space while dramatically improving efficiency and high-frequency dispersion.
A precision-engineered passive crossover network is precisely mated to the e-Class drivers and optimized to work in concert with the specialized DSP in the new VUEDrive V242 Systems Engine. The rack-mount V242 has been engineered specifically for use with e-Class systems. Highly sophisticated DSP maximizes response accuracy while providing both maximum power transfer and transducer protection.
Drivers and crossover are housed in a compact and elegant die-cast aluminum enclosure that is significantly more rigid and resonant free than typical plastic designs. The aluminum enclosure also works as a highly efficient heat sink for onboard components, further enhancing e-Class efficiency. Finally, the aluminum is innately corrosion and moisture resistant, making the e-351 well suited for use outdoors and in harsh weather applications.
The resulting combination of transducers, crossover, DSP and cabinet allow the e-351 to deliver unprecedented fidelity with resonant free operation from 120 Hz to well above the range of the most discerning human ear (27 kHz). The e-351 also achieves peak sound pressure output above 112 dB SPL at one meter, in an enclosure measuring just 4.3 by 4.3 by 4.1 inches.
With an unflinching focus on innovation through technology and a firm commitment to relationships, the VUE Audiotechnik team united in 2012. With more than a century of combined experience, VUE’s founders have been at the epicenter of many of professional audio’s most noted success stories. From visionary loudspeaker designs that set the tone for our industry today, to the development of the giants in modern sound reinforcement, the team’s work has been felt and heard throughout the spectrum of professional audio. Since inception, VUE has experienced immediate acceptance and unparalleled growth. Though a relatively new addition to the lineup of professional audio loudspeaker manufacturers, VUE is already recognized as a leader in innovation. Explore our success stories at www.vueaudio.com.
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