VUE Audiotechnik will use this month’s Prolight+Sound to launch an all-new compact subwoofer called the hs-20, which is integrated with its Active Compliance Management (ACM) technology.
Originally developed for the hs-28 and hs-25 systems, VUE’s patent-pending ACM technology combines hybrid transducer alignment with onboard electronics. The company claims this enables the subs to offer more output and low frequency impact than more conventional vented designs, while also minimizing the need to increase overall enclosure dimensions.
The new hs-20 places a pair of custom-engineered, high powered long excursion 10-inch transducers into the ACM alignment, DSP, and dual channel high efficiency amplifiers capable of maximum output without the need of cooling fans.
Like all h-Class systems, the hs-20 ship with SystemVUE networking as standard. With SystemVUE users can 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 birch plywood enclosure that includes an integrated pole-mount. The 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.