NAMM 2019: VUE to expand e-class Series

VUE audiotechnik will showcase the integrator-optimised e-Class at NAMM 2019 later this week.

The e-Class range will be presented in an immersive 5.1 environment in the VUE booth (ACC North #18105), including the e-352 and e-351 Nano speakers and the new-for-NAMM es-269 subwoofer, with ACM technology, and the VUEDrive V242 Systems Engine.

The new VUEDrive V242 Systems Engine adds Dante networking and sophisticated DSP along with two inputs and four 500-watt, high-efficiency amplifier outputs/zones. On-board, factory-configured DSP presets are provided specifically for all models and application alignments of e-Class systems. The V242 features full network remote control via SystemVUE software on iOS, Mac OS, and Windows along with Analogue, AES digital and Dante network audio inputs.

The new es-269 subwoofer combines two 6×9 transducers, VUEDrive electronics, and VUE’s Active Compliance Management (ACM) technology. Originally developed for VUE’s flagship hs-Class touring subwoofers, ACM is deisnged for extended response with higher output than any traditional vented design topology by combining both band-pass and vented alignments into a single enclosure. The use of ACM technology allows the es-269 to deliver reference-quality flat low-end response down to 40 Hz.

“While designing the e-Class, we avoided comparisons to existing installed speakers, and instead focused on the modern challenges that integrators face,” said VUE CEO Ken Berger. “It’s clear that gussied up hi-fi systems no longer cut it now that 4k is the norm, and quality content is served up/streamed in every type of environment. With these e-Class additions, we’re happy to complete the first phase in our plan to provide system integrators with next-generation tools that free them from having to choose between output, size, and fidelity. And this is just the beginning… the e-Class roadmap includes a continuous string of disruptive products over the next few years that will set an entirely new industry standard.”

Stop by the VUE NAMM booth #18105 to see the newly expanded e-Class Uber Performance Architectural Elements.