hm-115 High Definition Stage Monitor System
As the latest evolution in a family of world-renowned stage monitors from VUE’s Design Chief Michael Adams, VUE’s hm-Class formula has been perfected over the course of many decades. In fact, the hm-115’s footprint and transducer orientation is the direct descendent of classic monitors that have shared the stage with acts such as Toby Keith, Frank Santana, Boz Scaggs, Rage Against the Machine, Def Leppard, Brian Setzer, Gary Allan, Lenny Kravitz, Elvis Costello, and Lucinda Williams to just name a few.
The new hm-115 updates this legendary formula by taking full advantage of VUE’s most advanced technologies and the same “No Compromises” design philosophy behind the company’s flagship h-Class systems. From its precision, beryllium-infused HF transducers, to the companion rack-mount V4 VUEDrive Systems Engine with next-generation DSP capabilities, the hm-115 is a fully integrated, electro-acoustic monitoring system that delivers unparalleled output and fidelity for the most demanding fold-back applications.
Rugged and Purposeful Enclosure Design
The precision-engineered transducers are housed in a rugged and extremely low-profile enclosure that ensures clear sight lines from the audience (or camera) to performers, while providing a large sweet spot for talent–whether directly over the monitor or downstage.
Durability is ensured thanks to a rugged, 12-step DuraCoat LX finish and a heavily braced, powder coated grill capable of surviving the most dramatic lean-ins, stomps, or occasional “axe” bludgeoning.
Road Tested and Stage Ready
The hm monitors are designed as our consummate high definition stage monitor systems. They benefit from Design Chief Michael Adams’ more than 30 years of working with world-class artists in demanding live and broadcast applications. Leveraging his extensive real-world experience, Michael has addressed everything from coverage and directivity, to system and floor geometry. The goal? To ensure that the VUE hm-112 and hm-212 deliver unsurpassed consistency, whether directly overhead (handheld), or upstage.
But all that only scratches the surface. Thoughtful cabinet design ensures that the hm monitors offer minimal visual intrusion between audience and performer. Their uniquely low profile ensures that coveted sight lines are preserved for set designers and video producers alike, while also reducing required truck space when it’s time to pack up and go.
In addition, the hm monitors offer exceptionally clean and wide dynamic range – allowing monitor engineers to place solos or vocals in the front of the mix, exactly where they belong.
Finally, the hm-112 benefits r sophisticated DSP via the companion V4 VUEDrive Systems Engine. This ensures minimal reflections and optimal tuning to avoid the typical hurdles that plague less sophisticated monitor systems. Thanks to Michael Adams’ real-world perspective, hm monitors arrive from the factory fully ready to rock, with minimal tweaking.
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- Concert broadcasting
- Theatrical sound reinforcement
- Portable and installed audio-visual systems
- Themed entertainment venues
- Houses of worship
- Neodymium HF compression driver with 4″ (100 mm) voice coil and Truextent® beryllium diaphragm for exceptional high frequency clarity and output
- Integrated electro-acoustic system with rack mount V4 Systems Engine that provides specially configured dsp and massive power output for quick setup and zero performance compromises
- Optimized coverage for real-world stage monitoring use
- Full network monitoring and control via SystemVUE software (Mac OS, Windows & iOS).
- Very low-profile and rugged birch ply-hardwood enclosure with 12-layer coating Dura-Coat LX finish provides clear sight lines and years of reliable service
Cutting Edge Transducers
It all begins at their core, where the hm monitors combine on precision-engineered, 12-inch LF transducers with a horn-loaded compression driver that features VUE’s revolutionary Truextent® beryllium diaphragm. Thanks to beryllium’s extremely high stiffness-to-mass ratio, this unique compression driver delivers dramatically more HF definition, intelligibility and output than more conventional aluminum or titanium-based designs. Both drivers feature massive voice coils and magnet assemblies designed to minimize power compression while ensuring consistent fidelity and feedback stability right up to maximum output.
Powerful Amplification and DSP
The hm monitors are a fully integrated electro-acoustic system that includes the companion V4 Systems Engine, a 2-in/4-out rack-mount processor/amplifier that provides two mixes and four channels of amplification for more than enough “oomph” for two hm-212 systems, or up to four hm-112 systems.
When bundled with the hm monitors, the V4 Systems Engine’s highly sophisticated digital signal processor is optimized specifically for on-stage environments, the unique transducers and cabinet geometry of each hm model. As a result, users can quickly assemble a perfect artist reference system that delivers absolute fidelity across the stage and zero feedback.
Networking Capabilities are Standard
The V4 Systems Engine provides networking and remote management capabilities as standard. There’s no need for additional cards or retrofitting. Right out of the box, users can easily assemble expanded networks and use the intuitive SystemVUE software (Mac and Windows) for remote monitoring and control of each element or device on that network. And, since VUE’s network technology relies on standard IP protocols, setup is a breeze.
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.