24 Mar 2014

VUE Audiotechnik hs-20 subwoofer

VUE Audiotechnik introduced the new hs-20 subwoofer with Active Compliance Management (ACM) technology at March’s Prolight+Sound expo in Frankfurt. 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

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.

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