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 an 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 the larger h-Class models, 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.