Vue goes outdoors
Vue goes outdoors
The e-351 Nano features very low distortion and a flat response
Designed for applications from entertainment to outdoor and museum installations, the two-way e-351 coax 3.5-inch Nano loudspeaker system from Vue Audio claims to produce the same output levels of other systems twice its size. It features very low distortion and a flat response which provide ultra-high-end audiophile quality with ‘professional sound pressure output’, according to the manufacturer. The 3.5-inch coaxial cone transducer combines a neodymium magnetic circuit with high-temperature voice coils and physical optimisation of the magnet assembly for heat dissipation of the aluminium enclosure. A beryllium 25mm compression tweeter is coaxially mounted through the pole piece of the driver with a neodymium magnetic assembly for a reported low distortion and high-frequency response.
The passive crossover is attached to the specialised DSP in the VUEDrive V242 Systems Engine which is said to maximise response accuracy while creating maximum power and transducer protection. The die-cast aluminium enclosure creates rigidity for resonance-free operation. The aluminium baffle features an integrated high-frequency waveguide and low diffraction so that the full high-frequency clarity of the beryllium dome HF driver is not compromised. Thanks to the aluminium enclosure, the system can reportedly withstand corrosion and moisture damage for outdoor projects with extreme or harsh weather conditions.
The es-269V subwoofer, meanwhile, has been modelled on Vue’s es-269 ACM subwoofer cabinet. The V version offers 2,000W of internal amplification, while the built-in VueDrive Systems Engine sends 1,000W to the internal dual 6x9-inch transducers and provides two 500W output channels, or zones, for adding up to four e-351 or two e-352 passive models. Output channels can also be used to drive a second es-269 passive subwoofer. The es-269V features full network control via SystemVue software, along with analogue and Dante audio inputs. The inclusion of Vue’s Active Compliance Management technology means that the two 6x9-inch drivers are placed in a unique arrangement that is said to leverage the benefits of both band-pass and vented alignments.