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NAMM 2018: VUE lifts the lid on new flyable subwoofer

VUE to launch the latest addition to its al-12 Line Array - the al-12SB Flyable Subwoofer

VUE will use this week’s NAMM show to launch the latest addition to its al-12 Line Array – the al-12SB Flyable Subwoofer.

Designed for seamless integration with VUE’s flagship line array, the al-12SB expands the al-12’s versatility by delivering low-frequency reproduction to below 35 Hz. The al-12SB’s flyable enclosure features versatile rigging options for suspension above or behind al-12 arrays in a variety of configurations, including cardioid arrangements.

The al-12SB can also function as the base of a ground-stacked al-12 array, or as a stand-alone subwoofer array in a variety of flown or ground-stacked configurations.

Driver compliment includes a pair of all-new 18” transducers designed specifically for use in the al-12SB.

Featuring a large neodymium magnet structure with 5” (127 mm) diameter voice coils for exceptionally high power handling and reduced power compression.

The al-12SB enclosure is exactly the same height and width as two al-12 line array elements for aesthetically seamless integration. Road-ready materials include birch plywood coated in the same 12-step Dura-Coat LX finish as all al-Class systems. Extensive interior bracing ensures resonant-free low-frequency performance, while a machined, powder-coated steel grille with acoustically transparent lining provides ample driver protection.

Integrated suspension hardware ensures that the al-12SB is configured for use with virtually any al-12 line array system in both flown as well as ground-stacked configurations. Recessed handles, skids, and a top-mounted 20mm socket even allow the al-12SB to be used in portable configurations. Front and rear-mounted Neutrik Speakon sockets provide easy input and output connection regardless of configuration.

“As the al-12 continues to gain fans, the need for more advanced configurations that can address a broader range of applications is expanding as well,” said VUE CEO Ken Berger. “We’re extremely excited to continue the rapid evolution of the al-12 while empowering our users with versatility and system performance that extends well beyond traditional line array limitations.”