h-5 – h-Class dual 5” High Definition Full Range System
- Ultra Wide 120º Horizontal x 40º Vertical Coverage
- Neodymium HF compression driver with Truextent® Beryllium diaphragm for exceptional high frequency clarity and output
- Dual channel, high efficiency amplifiers deliver ample power for all the transducers while eliminating the need for noisy cooling fans
- Analogue, AES/EBU Digital and Dante network audio inputs
- Integrated DSP with SystemVUE network control and monitoring
- Pole mount, integrated hanging points and optional rigging hardware for deployment as a stage lip, and under balcony distributed system or in a variety of support configurations.
- Theatrical sound reinforcement
- Portable and installed systems
- Front fill and under-balcony systems
- Themed entertainment venues
- Houses of worship
- Conference centers and corporate AV
h-5 High Definition System
h-8 High Definition Full Range System
h-208 -Dual 8” Low Profile System
h-12W & h-12N High Definition Systems
h-15W & h-15N High Definition Systems
hm-108A Compact Stage Monitor System
hm-112 High Definition Stage Monitor System
hm-115 High Definition Stage Monitor System
hm-212 High Output Stage Monitor System
hs-20 Dual 10-inch ACM Subwoofer System
hs-25 Dual 15 inch ACM Subwoofer System
hs-28 Dual 18 inch ACM Subwoofer System
hs-221 Dual 21 inch ACM Subwoofer System
The two-way h-5 brings the pristine sound quality and versatility of the h-Class to a compact package ideal for stage lip and under balcony applications or any application where space is at a premium and exceptional output-to-size ratio is critical over a wide horizontal area.
Surprisingly compact and lightweight, the h-5 combines two proprietary 5-inch Low Frequency transducers with a one inch exit compression driver featuring a Truextent® beryllium diaphragm at its core.Beryllium technology allows the compression driver to deliver dramatic improvements in HF extension and response linearity that simply cannot be matched by traditional aluminum or titanium designs. The beryllium compression driver is mounted to a new precision horn with 120 degree (H) by 40 degree (V) coverage. Mike Adams (VUE Design Chief) designed the h-5 horn based on the classic Smith diffraction horn design, permitting very wide horizontal coverage.
Ultra High Efficiency Amplifier with on Board DSP
The h-5 is fitted with a 2-channel, high efficiency power amplifier module that provides ample power for both transducers while eliminating the need for noisy cooling fans. A lightweight, fully protected switch mode power supply with auto voltage detection provides hassle-free worldwide operation with universal mains operation from 85V to 260V.
Sophisticated onboard DSP and networking capabilities come courtesy of the same 64-bit digital processor found inside the h-12 and h-15 systems. This powerful processor handles all EQ, time alignment, crossover management, and speaker protection, as well as SystemVUE network control and monitoring functions.
Rugged Versatile Enclosure
Even the h-Class cabinets are intended to a raise the standard for quality and attention to detail. The enclosure has a semi-trapezoidal design with a right angle that points freight when on the bottom, or a 5 degree down angle when mounted to the ceiling.
Like its larger siblings, the h-5 grill is coated with a two part finish that lays a transparent candy-apple red coating over a base coat of black. The durable finish has a deep red hue that’s uniquely attractive while remaining entirely unobtrusive. The heavy aluminum rear panel is both functional and visually impactful, with the “VUE” logo machined directly into the heat-sink fins.
All h-Class enclosures are manufactured to the strictest ISO standards, using multi-ply, cross-grain laminated birch with extensive interior bracing for resonant-free output. The h-5 features a pole mount, integrated hanging points, and optional rigging hardware for easy deployment as a main system, within multi-cabinet arrays, or in a variety of support configurations. A rugged, polyurethane finish ensures years of on-the-road service.
The Truextent® Beryllium Advantage
h-Class full range systems and al-Class line arrays all employ VUE-designed compression drivers that feature a Truextent® beryllium diaphragm at their core. Beryllium outperforms both aluminum and titanium thanks to an extremely high stiffness-to-mass ratio, which dramatically reduces mechanical deformation (breakup) and shifts resonant frequencies outside the audible range. The net result is a more defined HF at much higher SPLs than more conventional materials.
Think of SystemVUE Software as command central for the SystemVUE network. Elegantly simple, and deceptively powerful, SystemVUE software combines system and device-level control and monitoring capabilities with a highly intuitive user interface that’s fully compatible with both Macintosh OSX and Windows operating systems.
Most importantly, SystemVUE software was designed with significant input from installers and system integrators. So unlike other applications that were developed from the perspective of the DSP or electronics engineer, SystemVUE software takes a practical, real world approach and puts the most critical functions right up front and within easy reach.