VTX A12

Dual 12" Line Array Loudspeaker with 90º Dispersion

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Next Generation Dual 12" Line Array Loudspeaker

JBL VTX A12 is a complete tour sound solution for mid- to large-size touring applications and high-end fixed installations. VTX A12 was designed from scratch to address the unique challenges of rental companies, FOH engineers and tour sound production crews. Next-generation JBL transducer technology and a high-frequency waveguide design deliver unmatched performance, sensitivity and coverage. A patented JBL rigging mechanism and redesigned suspension system streamline deployment and setup. And refinements to the physical design maximize reliability and versatility, while minimizing size and dramatically reducing weight. VTX A12 isn’t just a superior line array—it’s a completely new way to approach tour sound.

 

Features

  • New and improved JBL transducers for the best output per weight
  • Innovative HF section integrates the phasing plug and waveguide for high sensitivity and linearity even at high output levels
  • Redesigned Radiation Boundary Integrator® (RBI) for reduced horn edge diffraction, improved LF sensitivity, lower distortion, and 90-degree coverage down to 250 Hz
  • Next Generation LF section, including industry-defining Differential Drive woofers, with a dual magnet, dual voice-coil design for extended linear excursion
  • Best-in-class rigging for streamlined, rapid deployment
  • Full-face grill for superior weatherization and refined aesthetics
  • New transport cart and frame for simplified transport and setup
  • Optimizations throughout the design for space efficiency and reduced weight while simultaneously improving performance
  • Full integration with JBL system control and prediction software
  • Lightweight design
 

Downloads

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Specifications
VTX A12 Spec Sheet
updated: Jun 20, 2019
    419 KB Jun 20, 2019
Brochures
VTX A-Series Technical Brochure
updated: Jun 20, 2019
    13.6 MB Jun 20, 2019
CAD Drawings
VTX A12 Customer Drawings
updated: Jun 20, 2019
    719 KB Jun 20, 2019
VTX A12 Revit Files
updated: Jun 20, 2019
    35 MB Jun 20, 2019
Compliances
VTX Series Declaration of Conformity
updated: Oct 18, 2019
    1.28 MB Oct 18, 2019
Software
Line Array Calculator III
version 3.5.0, updated: Aug 17, 2020
3.5.0     12.5 MB Aug 17, 2020
PerformanceManager
version 2.7.0, updated: Aug 17, 2020
2.7.0     108 MB Aug 17, 2020
Owner's Manuals
VTX A12 Rigging Manual
updated: Jun 20, 2019
    44.1 MB Jun 20, 2019
VTX A12 User Manual
updated: Jun 20, 2019
    6.7 MB Jun 20, 2019
Ease Data
VTX A12 EASE/GLL
updated: Jun 20, 2019
    10.5 MB Jun 20, 2019
Preset Libraries
VTX A12 Preset Library
updated: Jun 20, 2019
    1.56 MB Jun 20, 2019

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Specifications

Frequency Response (-10dB) 46 Hz - 19 kHz (Preset: VTX A12)
Coverage Pattern Horizontal: 90 degrees nominal (250Hz - 18kHz)Vertical: Varies with array size and configuration
Max SPL 146 dB (Preset: VTX A12)
System Processing Crown Audio I-Tech HD Series, Crown Audio I-Tech 4x3500HD
IP Rating IP55 EN (60529)
UV Rating 6 (ISO105-B01)
Dimensions (H x W x D) 330.2mm x 1117.6mm x 495.3mm (13.0in x 44.0in x 19.5in)
Net Weight (each) 60.8 kg (134.0 lbs)
System Type Compact Dual 12” Line Array Element With 90-Degree Dispersion
Maximum Peak Output *2 146 dB (Preset: VTX A12)
Nominal Impedance LF = 2 x 8 ohms
MF = 8 ohms
HF = 8 ohms
LF Driver 2 x 12in diameter, dual 3in diameter voice coil, Neodymium Differential Drive
MF Driver 4 x 5.5in diameter, dual 2in diameter voice coil, Neodymium Differential Drive
HF Driver 3 x 2in diameter annular diaphragm, 2in diameter voice coil, Neodymium Magnet
Enclosure 18mm and 15mm ,11-ply Finnish birch plywood, Black DuraFlexTM finish, integral recessed handles
Suspension / Mounting Captive suspension plates, quick-release pins, auto-locking mechanism for setting angles
Inter-enclosure Angle 0.25, 0.5, 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3, 4, 6, 8, 10

Accessories

VTX A12 AF | Array Frame
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The VTX A12 AF is a lightweight Array Frame used for suspending VTX A12 series enclosures. The frame was designed to operate in either single-point, front-to-back or side-by-side suspension modes using the VTX A12 AF EB Extension Bar. The extension bar is compatible with 5/8” shackles and can be stored above the main frame during transportation. The extension bar can extend to the front or the rear of the frame to accommodate both up-tilt and down-tilt aiming options. Three connection points are available for attaching the Extension Bar to the main frame, allowing for precise control of shackle positioning for single-point applications. Support for 3rd party inclinometers is available using the included laser attachment bracket. One VTX A12 AF EB Extension Bar is included and additional Extension Bars can be purchased to facilitate side-by-side suspension.
Highlights:
  • Support for up to 24 x VTX A12 enclosures
  • Single, front-to-back or side-by-side pick point options
  • 0.5-degree pick point resolution
  • Built-in storage position for Extension Bar
  • Includes 1 x VTX A12 AF EB Extension Bar
  • Support for 3rd party laser inclinometers
  • Compatible shackle size: 5/8”
Included:
  • 1 x VTX A12 AF
  • 1 x Extension Bar
  • 1 x Laser Bracket
  • 3 x 5/8” CM Shackles

Documentation
VTX A12 AF EB | Array Frame Extension Bar
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The VTX A12 AF EB Extension Bar was designed to operate in conjunction with the VTX A12 AF Array Frame to facilitate either single-point, front-to-back or side-by-side suspension modes. The extension bar is compatible with 5/8” shackles and can be stored above the main frame during transportation. The extension bar can extend to the front or the rear of the frame to accommodate both up-tilt and down-tilt aiming options. Three connection points are available for attaching the Extension Bar to the main frame, allowing for precise control of shackle positioning for single-point applications. One VTX A12 AF EB Extension Bar is included with the Array Frame and additional Extension Bars can be purchased to facilitate side-by-side suspension.
Highlights:
  • Extension Bar for use with VTX A12 AF
  • Single, front-to-back or side-by-side pick point options
  • 0.5-degree pick point resolution
  • Includes 3 x shackles and mounting brackets
  • Lightweight design
  • Compatible shackle size: 5/8”
Included:
  • 1 x VTX A12 AF EB
  • 3 x 5/8” CM Shackles
  • 4 x Extension Bar Attachment Brackets
  • 1 x Set of Screws for Bracket Installation

Documentation
VTX A12 VT | Vertical Transporter
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The VTX A12 VT Vertical Transporter is a robust, lightweight cart solution for vertically transporting up to 4 x VTX A12 enclosures. The VTX A12 VT is constructed out of aluminum and steel parts and measures 45” (1143mm) wide and 24” (610mm) deep. Two attachment points are available on each side of the VTX A12 VT for connecting to the optional VTX A12 VT GND Ground Stack outrigger system. When used together, the VTX A12 VT becomes a fast and easy solution for deploying ground-stack arrays without having to remove the cabinets from the cart. The VTX A12 VT comes standard with a hard-top (VT-TOP) attachment that connects to the topmost cabinet of a stack to create a robust and defined footprint that stabilizes the carts during transportation and allows other gear to be placed above for maximum truck-pack efficiency. A reinforced protective cover is available (VTX A12 VT CVR) and supplied separately.
Highlights:
  • Vertical transport cart for 4 VTX A12 enclosures
  • Truck-friendly dimensions
  • Includes a hard top for easy stacking
  • Built-in stacking features for easy storage
  • Support for ground stacking
  • Lightweight design
  • Heavy-duty casters
Included:
  • 1 x Vertical Transporter
  • 1 x Top Panel (VT-TOP)

Documentation
VTX A12 VT CVR | Vertical Transporter Cover
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The VTX A12 VT CVR is a heavy-duty soft cover designed to work with the VTX A12 VT vertical transport system. The cover is sized to cover 4 x A12 enclosures and includes 2 x industrial-rated zippers for easy and reliable deployment. The cover includes input-panel flaps, allowing the A12 enclosures to be tested without having to remove the cover. Two handle cut-outs are provided for easy handling, and a clear pocket is provided for shipping labels. The front section panels are internally reinforced for maximum protection of the speaker grills. When not used, the VTX A12 VT CVR folds into a compact footprint and stores within the VTX A12 VT.
Highlights:
  • Heavy-duty soft cover for VTX A12 enclosures
  • Covers 4 x VTX A12 enclosures on a VTX A12 VT
  • Includes input-panel flaps for testing purposes
  • Clear see-through pocket for shipping labels
  • Handle cut-outs for easy transportation
  • Folds and stores in the VTX A12 VT
  • Heavy-duty industrial-grade zippers
Included:
  • 1 x VTX A12 VT CVR

Documentation
VTX A12 VT GND | Vertical Transporter Ground Stack
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Highlights:
  • Outrigger system for VTX A12 VT, VTX B28 VT and other compatible Vertical Transporters
  • Four screw jacks included for height adjustment
  • Innovative spring-based angle-set mechanism
  • Compact and lightweight design
  • Range: -15 to +5 degree
  • Vertical Transporter not included
Included:
(1) VTX A12 VT GND

Documentation
VTX A12 SB | Suspension Bar
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The VTX A12 SB accessory is a lightweight suspension bar that can be used as an array frame or to implement pull-back of a VTX A12 array. When used for pull-back, the VTX A12 SB can be attached to the bottom cabinet of an array and connected to a rear suspension point to allow for extra down-tilt, otherwise not possible using the VTX A12 AF alone. The VTX A12 SB can also attach to the top cabinet of an array and used as a compact array frame. In this mode, the suspension bar connects to the top cabinet’s rear rigging points and the down-tilt angle is controlled by the number of cabinets and array geometry. JBL’s Line Array Calculator software application is used to calculate the down-tilt angle. Two VTX A12 SB suspension bars can be used: one at the top and one at the bottom of the array, for dual-point applications and added aiming flexibility. The VTX A12 SB can support the weight of up to 18 x VTX A12 enclosures and a 5/8” shackle (included) can be attached directly to the bar.
Highlights:
  • Suspension Bar accessory for VTX A12
  • Used for pull-back applications
  • Support for suspending VTX A12
  • Support for up to 18 x VTX A12 enclosures
  • Lightweight design
  • Color: black
  • Shackle Size: 5/8”
Included:
  • 1 x VTX A12 SB - Suspension Bar
  • 1 x 5/8” CM Shackle

Documentation
VTX DELTA | Delta Plate
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Highlights:

  • High-quality universal delta plate accessory
  • Support for up to 24 x JBL Line Array enclosures
  • Allows for up to +/- 10 degrees of horizontal adjustment
  • Lightweight design
  • Includes 3 x 5/8” shackles
  • Recommended point spacing: 1 meter (3.3’)
  • Color: black
Included:
  • 1 x VTX Delta - Rigging delta plate
  • 3 x 5/8” CM Shackles

Documentation
VTX A12 BP | Base Plate for VTX A12
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Highlights:

  • Enables ground stacking VTX A12 arrays
  • Universal M20 threaded pole mount
  • Attaches directly to VTX B28 subwoofer enclosure
  • Array angles selectable between -15 degrees and +5 degrees
  • Two-part lightweight design

Included:

  • (2) VTX A12 BP Base Plate (Left / Right)

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