VUE Audiotechnik Debuts al-12 of Scalable Line Array Systems

8xal-12al-12fbal-12ufb4xal-8al-8ufb2xal-4_perspect3-0616Designed for large-scale applications, the VUE al-12 is designed for higher efficiency, increased power handling and reduced power compression. VUE incorporates unique, proprietary transducer designs in each al-Class acoustic line array element.

One of the distinguishing features of the al-12 is its ability to integrate with other al-Class elements thanks to VUE’s Acoustic Linearity principles. Redefining the concept of scalability, CST enables VUE al-Class line-array elements to function seamlessly in the same coherent, symmetrical line source array from the largest system at the top of the array to the smallest elements hung at the bottom of the array. Acoustic Linearity in the al-12 is supported by VUE’s CST (Continuous Source Topology) as established in proprietary high-frequency waveguides in previous al-Class models.

Two 12-inch low-frequency drivers with Neodymium magnet assemblies flank six midrange Neodymium drivers constructed with Kevlar cones. The HF and MF drivers complement the al-12’s expanded LF output while remaining true to the Acoustic Linearity design principles in the al-4 and al-8 systems.

It features a suspension system that is intuitive to assemble and easy to use and maintain. The hardware features 16x half-degree increments, permitting more accurate coverage control whether in a flown or ground-stacked configuration. The al-12’s cabinet is constructed from multi-ply birch which has been finished with VUE’s Dura-Coat finish, ensuring that the line array retains its road-worthy high-quality exterior for years to come.

The al-12 is powered using the new VUEDrive V3 Systems Engine, which delivers 9,000 watts total burst power all channels, with 1600 watts sine wave per channel to the low- and mid-frequency drivers, and 500 watts sine wave per channel to the high-frequency drivers. The VUEDriver V3 provides integrated Digital Signal Processing for comprehensive loudspeaker management, factory-programmed array element configuration functions, network remote capabilities, analogue, AS digital and Dante network audio along user-definable input EQ and delay to fulfil the needs of every application.

Every al-Class element is compatible with VUEPoint beam steering technology, allowing for subtle improvements beyond the capabilities of an out-of-the-box system. This can provide an additional tool in your toolbox, to achieve smooth coherent coverage. VUEPoint Beam Steering expands control of array coverage pattern, enabling consistent SPL throughout the spectator area.  This keeps the sound focused solely on the audience.

Here are all the specs.