VTX B18

Single 18” Subwoofer

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Single 18” Subwoofer

The VTX B18 is JBL Professional’s next-generation single 18” subwoofer, designed to complement VTX full-range sound reinforcement systems. The VTX B18 features JBL’s new 2288H 18” woofer, engineered for improved linearity, increased sensitivity and extra-long excursion. The 2288H is based on JBL’s Differential Drive, dual voice coil, dual-gap technology, which delivers better heat dissipation, lower power compression and wider dynamic range than conventional single-coil designs. The B18 incorporates JBL’s patented Slip Stream™ double-flared exponential low-frequency port design to improve airflow and reduce audible turbulence, even at maximum excursion. The B18 shares the industrial design of the JBL’s VTX A-Series products and has the same width and suspension hardware as the VTX A8, allowing the two products to be used together in a variety of flown or ground-stacked configurations. The VTX B18 can be deployed in omni-directional or cardioid configurations, in arrays of up to 16 enclosures.

 

Features

  • New JBL 2288 transducer offers increased sensitivity, lower distortion and improved linearity
  • JBL SlipStream™ double-flared exponential ports for reduced noise and air turbulence
  • Built-in, easy to use, spring-loaded rigging system
  • Support for omnidirectional and cardioid array configurations
  • Front and rear NL4 connectors streamline cable management
  • Channel-selection switch minimizes wiring requirements
  • Mechanically compatible with the VTX A8 and all A8 suspension accessories
  • Full integration with JBL system prediction and control software
  • Comprehensive mounting accessories expand configuration options
  • Compact design
 

Downloads

  Version Language Size Uploaded
Specifications
VTX B18 Spec Sheet
version B, updated: May 19, 2020
  1.05 MB May 19, 2020
CAD Drawings
VTX B18 Customer Drawings
updated: Jun 20, 2019
    718 KB Jun 20, 2019
Software
Line Array Calculator III
version 3.4.0, updated: Jan 20, 2020
3.4.0     12.5 MB Jan 20, 2020
PerformanceManager
version 2.6.5.14, updated: Apr 06, 2020
2.6.5.14     103 MB Apr 06, 2020
Owner's Manuals
VTX B18 User Manual
updated: Jun 20, 2019
    16.8 MB Jun 20, 2019
VTX B18 Rigging Manual
updated: Jun 20, 2019
    24 MB Jun 20, 2019
Ease Data
VTX A8 B18 EASE GLL
updated: Nov 01, 2019
    7.06 MB Nov 01, 2019
Preset Libraries
VTX B18 Preset Library
updated: Jun 20, 2019
    832 KB Jun 20, 2019

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Specifications

Frequency Response (-10dB) 28Hz - 80Hz (Preset: VTX B18 80)
Coverage Pattern Omni-directional or Cardioid
Max SPL 135dB (Preset: VTX B18 80)
System Processing Crown Audio I-Tech 12000HD, Crown Audio I-Tech 4x3500HD
IP Rating IP55 (IEC 60529)
Dimensions (H x W x D) 551.68mm x 761.29mm x 736.6mm21.72in x 29.97in x 29.0in
Weight 67.5 kg (149 lbs)

Accessories

VTX A8 AF | Array Frame
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Highlights:

  • Support for up to 24 x VTX A8 enclosures
  • Compatible with VTX A8 and VTX B18
  • Several pick-point options
  • 0.5° pick-point resolution
  • Built-in storage position for extension bar
  • Includes 1 x VTX A8 AF EB extension bar
  • Support for 3rd-party laser inclinometers
  • Compatible shackle size: 5/8”

Included:

  • 1 x VTX A8 AF
  • 1 x Extension Bar
  • 1 x Laser Bracket
  • 3 x 5/8” Shackles

Documentation
VTX A8 AF EB | Extension Bar
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Highlights:

  • Extension Bar for use with VTX A8 AF
  • 0.5° pick-point resolution
  • Includes 3 x shackles and mounting brackets
  • Lightweight design
  • Compatible shackle size: 5/8”

Included:

  • 1 x VTX A8 AF EB Extension Bar
  • 3 x 5/8” Shackles
  • 4 x VTX Extension Bar Attachment Brackets
  • 1 x Set of Screws for Bracket Installation

Documentation
VTX A8 SB | Suspension Bar
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Highlights:
  • Versatile suspension bar accessory
  • Compatible with VTX A8 and VTX B18
  • Used for suspension or pull-back applications
  • Support for up to 24 x A8 or 16 x B18 enclosures
  • Lightweight design
  • Shackle Size: 5/8”
Included:
  • 1 x VTX A8 SB Suspension Bar
  • 1 x 5/8” 4.5T Shackle

Documentation
VTX A8 MF | Mini Frame
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Highlights:

  • Compact and lightweight design
  • Compatible with VTX A8 and VTX B18 enclosures
  • Single-point and side-by-side pick-point options
  • 0.5∞ pick-point resolution
  • 3-part collapsible design
  • Compatible shackle size: 1/2"

Included:

  • 1 x VTX A8 MF Mini Frame
  • 2 x 1/2" Shackles

Documentation
VTX RC500 | Rotating Clamp
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Highlights:

  • Universal truss/pipe clamp adapter
  • Support for up to 500 kg (1100 lbs)
  • Adjustable clamping mechanism
  • Pipe range: .5” – 2”
  • Includes bearing for smooth 360∞ rotation
  • 10∞ rotation marks for horizontal array aiming

Included:

  • 1 x VTX RC500 Rotating Clamp

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 B18 VT | Vertical Transporter
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Highlights:

  • Vertical transport cart for 4 x VTX B18 enclosures
  • Truck-friendly dimensions
  • Built-in stacking features for easy storage
  • Lightweight design
  • Heavy-duty casters

Included:

  • 1 x VTX B18 VT Vertical Transporter Cart

Documentation
VTX B18 VT CVR | Cover
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Highlights:

  • Heavy-duty soft cover for VTX B18 enclosures
  • Covers 2 or 3 x VTX B18 enclosures
  • Includes input-panel flaps for testing purposes
  • Clear see-through pocket for shipping labels
  • Handle cutouts for easy transportation
  • Heavy-duty industrial-grade zippers

Included:

  • 1 x VTX B18 VT CVR Cover

Documentation
VTX B18 ACC | Accessory Cover & Castorboard
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Highlights:

  • Compatible with VTX B18
  • Includes protective cover and casterboard
  • Handle cutouts and rear panel access flap
  • Tour grade casters
  • Stackable for convenient storage
  • Rotating release/lock cam mechanisms for secure attachment to B18 enclosures

Included:

  • 1 x Caster-board for VTX B18
  • 1 x Padded protective cover for VTX B18

Documentation

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