JBL's VerTec® Series Line Arrays lead the industry in large venue sound reinforcement. While intended
for smaller venues than VerTec, the VRX900 Series Constant Curvature Line Arrays are designed and built to the same high standards and uses the same advanced, concert-proven drivers. JBL's VRX900 Series speakers deliver extraordinary power handling, clarity, flexibility and, of course, stunning JBL sound in an attractive, easy to handle and affordable package.
The Variable Line Array (VLA) Compact Series is a line array loudspeaker solution built upon the industry-leading VLA line array solution. Designed to fill the needs of system designers for installations requiring the long-throw capabilities of the VLA in a more compact line array solution, the VLA Compact offers advanced audio capabilities, out-of-the-box IP55-rated weather protection and a fiberglass enclosure for stadiums and arenas and any other project in need of compact, high-powered line arrays.
The modular design concept of the VLA Compact Series offers additional flexibility to vary the horizontal pattern within a vertical array by incorporating different modules with wider or narrower coverage patterns while still maintaining the vertical directivity. This provides the system designer the ability to build line array systems for large venue applications or to design smaller line array systems for use as distributed clusters in arenas, domed stadiums and larger performance spaces, including houses-of-worship.
VLA Compact is designed specifically for permanent installation applications requiring even coverage, high intelligibility and audio levels capable of overcoming crowd noise. As a fundamental design element, VLA Compact Series offers large format horn-loaded modules to provide broad bandwidth horizontal directivity and an increase in sensitivity. The full-range speakers include dual 2261 10” Differential Drive® 3” voice coil low frequency drivers, with 65° and 100° horizontal coverage options available. The VLA-C125S subwoofer has dual 2267H 15” Differential Drive® woofers. Enclosures feature multi-layer reinforced fiberglass and steel end-panels. Grilles are zinc plated, powder coated 14 gauge perforated steel with acoustically transparent black grill cloth backing and a hydrophobic mesh underlayer, waterproof rail system.
The JBL Variable Line Array (VLA) Series is a revolutionary product providing high-impact sound reinforcement at throw distances beyond the reach of traditional loudspeaker designs. The modular design concept provides the system designer the ability to build large line array systems for larger venue applications or to design smaller line array systems for use as distributed clusters in arenas, domed stadiums and larger performance spaces, including large houses-of-worship. JBL VLA Series is designed specifically for permanent installation applications where even coverage, high intelligibility, and very high sound-pressure levels are required.
JBL VLA Series modules are based on the same advanced engineering used in the highly successful VERTEC® Series line array systems. JBL VLA Series offers six large format horn-loaded modules with three horizontal horn coverage patterns (30°, 60°, & 90°). This horn-loaded modular concept, based on the JBL Precision Directivity Series® technology, provides the designer additional flexibility to vary the horizontal pattern within a vertical array by incorporating different modules with wider or narrower coverage patterns while still maintaining vertical directivity.
The JBL VLA Series uses proven JBL components with patented Differential Drive® technology. The mid and high frequency sections are horn-loaded for maximum sensitivity and optimum pattern control. The midrange section features the 2169H midrange compression driver with an 8 inch cone diameter and dual 3 inch voice coils. The high-frequency section features the 2432H 1.5 high frequency driver with a 1.5 inch throat diameter and a 3 inch voice coil. The low-frequency section features the 2226H low frequency driver with a 15 inch cone and a 4 inch voice coil.
Enclosures feature 16mm (5/8-inch) exterior grade 12-ply birch plywood. Grills are powder coated 14 gauge acoustically transparent perforated steel. For outdoor applications JBL offers two standard levels of weather resistance. WRC is for outdoor placement where the loudspeaker will be sheltered from direct exposure. WRX is for direct exposure or more extreme environments.
Note: In mid 2018, we made improvements to VLA, adding the letter “i” to each model to denote the improvements. The “i” versions offer the following improvements:
JBL's latest generation of high-powered, lightweight Differential Drive® transducers, coupled to our proven line array technology, is at the core of VerTec® systems and is a direct response to the rental sound industry's demand for reduced system size and complexity while simultaneously delivering highly advanced performance. Rugged, integral array suspension hardware ensures fast, reliable setups and takedowns. For maximum inventory flexibility, the Compact Models VT4881A and VT4887A and the Midsize Models VT4882 and VT4888 are pre-engineered to accept the JBL Drivepack® electronic modules with robust Crown amplification and dbx digital signal processing. This family of line array elements is ready to meet whatever system format your business operations and clients demand.
Beyond multiple patents in driver, waveguide and suspension technology, complete VTX V-Series systems also draw upon technologies, expertise, and integration from the entire range of HARMAN Professional brands for amplification, DSP, control and system management—not to mention our high performance engineering support—the human factor and technical tools that are key to the proper specification and configuration of the V-Series systems in any venue, anywhere in the world.
VTX V-Series combines legendary JBL sound quality together with tuning, networking and control into and efficient, intelligent and truly elegant system solution for live entertainment.