The Complete Tour Sound Solution
SCALABLE, SMART AND EFFICIENT FOR A LOW COST OF OWNERSHIP
The VTX A-Series is JBL’s next-generation tour sound solution for mid- to large-size touring applications and high-end fixed installations. The series was designed from scratch to address not only audio performance, but the full scope of challenges faced by tour sound professionals, rental companies, FOH engineers and live production crews. Want unparalleled performance, sensitivity and coverage? JBL’s proprietary transducer technology and high-frequency waveguides deliver.
Want streamlined deployment and setup? A patented JBL rigging mechanism and redesigned suspension system make it happen. Want reduced weight and optimized transportability? Refinements to the physical design ensure just that. A full range of rigging and transportation accessories round out system offerings. The VTX A-Series: With advanced acoustics, common rigging systems and full software integration, it’s never been easier to deliver extraordinary sound at any scale.
VTX A-Series Products
INSIDE THE INNOVATIONS
For VTX A-Series, next-generation transducers were engineered from the ground up by JBL for linear performance, high output and consistent coverage. Together, their custom-designed low-, mid-, and high-frequency sections deliver the highest output per weight in their class, with improved low-frequency extension and controlled directivity that ranges from 90–120 degrees to match the application of each loudspeaker. Physical design refinements integrate more drivers into smaller, lighter cabinets for reduced overall system weight and truck-friendly dimensions. A revolutionary auto-locking rigging and suspension system speeds deployment time. It all adds up to big-system-JBL sound in our most convenient and comprehensive offering to date.
ADVANCED SPEAKER COMPONENTS
- High Frequency—Combines the HF phasing plug and waveguide in a single part
- Radiation Boundary Integrator—Integrates mid-frequency woofers with the high-frequency horn
- Low Frequency—A lightweight neodymium low-frequency woofer
- Suspension System—Patented auto-locking mechanism
- Grill Design—Minimizes exposed components
SMOOTH, EVEN COVERAGE IN ANY SYSTEM CONFIGURATION
With VTX A-Series systems, every seat in the house is a sweet spot: The A12 and A12W exhibit 90-degree and 120-degree dispersion patterns respectively down to 250 Hz, while the A8 exhibits a 110-degree dispersion pattern down to 300 Hz, and the A6 offers 110-degree dispersion down to 500 Hz.
VTX A-Series speakers adhere tightly to their dispersion patterns, which keeps the sound where you want it: off the stage and in the audience. All four models feature the same HF compression driver, waveguide technology and other components, ensuring uniform, consistent voicing and coverage and providing the flexibility to design systems that match the needs of any listening environment.
ADVANCED HIGH FREQUENCY SECTION
The high-frequency (HF) section found in the VTX A-Series combines the HF phasing plug and waveguide into a single part, which increases sensitivity and provides better tolerances while reducing distortion and overall weight.
ACOUSTICALLY INTEGRATED MIDS AND HIGHS
VTX A-Series features JBL’s patented Radiation Boundary Integrator (RBI), which integrates mid-frequency drivers in the high-frequency waveguides for a seamless transition across each band and maximum transducer density.
SUPERIOR LOW FREQUENCY EXTENSION
The VTX A-Series delivers big low-frequency performance thanks to its custom lightweight, neodymium low-frequency woofers. Transducer design is based around JBL’s Differential Drive technology, a dual-voicecoil, dual-gap configuration that maximizes excursion, power handling and sensitivity in a compact footprint. The resulting sound quality is extraordinarily transparent, even at very high SPLs. Coupled with flared, exponential low-frequency ports, A-Series’ new LF drivers provide low-frequency extension that’s unmatched in their class.
TOUR-TESTED VTX BUILD QUALITY
As you can expect from JBL, VTX A-Series loudspeakers are made from high-quality materials and are built to withstand life on the road. Their full-face, powder-coated grille designs reduce the number of exposed components and protect loudspeakers from extreme weather and environmental conditions. Enclosed grilles allow the system to achieve a high Ingress Protection rating of IP55, and can be finished in a variety of colors to suit fixed installations. And like every JBL Professional product, before any speaker ever reaches you, it’s put through our industry-leading 100-hour, full-power torture test to ensure reliability in real-world conditions.
INNOVATIVE RIGGING AND TRANSPORT
VTX A-Series marks a giant leap forward in how the loudspeakers are rigged and transported. To facilitate fast deployment, array elements are stacked four per vertical transporter (VT) cart in a 10-degree collapsed position. A patented auto-locking mechanism lets users select angles while components are on the ground; once the system is suspended, the mechanism automatically locks cabinet angles in designated positions. Angles can be set in increments as low as 0.25 degrees simply by pulling and placing a pin—it’s that easy.
A broad range of accessories provide unprecedented flexibility in the transportation, mounting, integration and installation. From lightweight array frames and array frame extension bars to ceiling mounts, suspension bars, delta plates, transporter carts and covers and transporter ground stacks, VTX A-Series has you covered. Both carts and array frames were purposefully engineered to meet both U.S. and European truck pack dimensions to streamline transport.
SYSTEM PREDICTION AND MANAGEMENT TOOLS
With the VTX Series, you are not just using a product, you are gaining access to an entire ecosystem.
Streamline system configuration and operation and share information with teams in real time using JBL’s suite of software tools, including the LAC-3 design application, the Array Link deployment tool and the Performance Manager configuration and control application. Simple, intuitive user interfaces let users design systems in minutes and manage functions from anywhere.
TRAINING AND SUPPORT
Count on JBL Professional to provide the expertise and guidance you need to get the best results from your system. Our more than 75 years of expertise in the use of systems in venues around the world is an invaluable resource that is at the core of our training curriculum, helping you maximize your VTX system investment.
Visit www.jblpro.com/training for latest training dates and registration information.