The Complete Tour Sound Solution
FAST, SMART AND EFFICIENT FOR 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 VTX A-Series was designed from scratch to address, not only audio aspects, but the full scope of challenges of modern tour sound professionals, rental companies, FOH engineers and live production crews. Want unparalleled performance, sensitivity and coverage? JBL’s latest transducer technology and a high-frequency waveguide design deliver.
Want streamlined deployment and setup? A patented JBL rigging mechanism and redesigned suspension system make it happen. Want reduced weight and optimized transportability too? Refinements to the physical design ensure just that. Plus, a full range of rigging and transportation accessories round out the offering. VTX A-Series isn’t just a superior line array—it’s a completely new way to approach tour sound.
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, improved low-frequency extension, and tight directivity that ranges from 90 – 120 degrees to match the application of each loudspeaker. In addition, physical design refinements integrate more drivers into smaller, lighter cabinets for reduced overall system weight and truck friendly dimensions, and a revolutionary rigging and suspension system speeds your deployment time. It all adds up to big-system-JBL sound in our most convenient and comprehensive offering to date.
QUALITY SPEAKER COMPONENTS
- High Frequency—Combines the HF phasing-plug and waveguide into one part
- Radiation Boundary Integrator—Integrates the MF woofers on to the HF Horn
- Low Frequency—A lightweight neodymium low frequency woofer
- Suspension System—All new auto-locking mechanism
- Grill Design—Reduces the number of 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. All VTX A-Series speakers feature tight adherence to their dispersion patterns, which keeps the sound where you want it:
off the stage and in the audience. And because all three models use the same HF compression driver, waveguide technology and other components, this ensures you uniform, consistent coverage with the flexibility to design systems that match the needs of whatever listening environment your are specifying for.
NEW HIGH FREQUENCY SECTION
The new high-frequency (HF) section found in the VTX A-Series features uniquely designed drivers that combine the HF phasing-plug and waveguide into one part, which helps provide better tolerances and increased sensitivity, while reducing distortion and overall weight.
ACOUSTICALLY INTEGRATED MIDS AND HIGHS
The VTX A-Series midrange drivers are integrated into JBL’s patented Radiation Boundary Integrator (RBI), which positions mid-frequency drivers in the high-frequency waveguide 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 woofer. Transducer design is based around JBL’s Differential Drive technology, featuring a dual-voice coil, dual-gap configuration that maximizes excursion, power handling and sensitivity. Coupled with flared, exponential low-frequency ports, A-Series’ new LF drivers provide low frequency extension that’s unmatched in their class.
VTX BUILD QUALITY
As you can expect from JBL, the VTX A-Series loudspeakers are made from high-quality materials and is built to withstand life on the road. They feature a new full-face, powder- and zing coated grill design that reduces the number of exposed components and protects the loudspeaker from extreme weather and road conditions. The enclosed grill helps the system achieve a higher Ingress Protection rating (IP55), and can be finished in a variety of colors to suit fixed install applications. And like every JBL Professional loudspeaker design, before it ever reaches you, VTX A-Series have our exclusive 100-hour, full-power torture test, with no performance degradation.
INNOVATIVE RIGGING AND TRANSPORT
VTX A-Series marks a giant leap forward in how the loudspeakers are rigged and transported. To facilitate quicker deployment, array elements are stacked four per vertical transporter (VT) cart in a 10-degree collapsed position. A patented auto-locking mechanism allows the selection of 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 as low as 0.25-degree increments simply by pulling and placing a pin—it’s that easy.
Numerous accessory options provide flexibility in the transportation, mounting, integration and installation capabilities of all VTX A-Series models. From lightweight Array Frames and Array Frame Extension Bars, to Suspension Bars, Delta Plates, Transporter Carts and Transporter Ground Stacks, VTX A-Series has you covered. Plus, both the cart and the array frame were purposefully engineered to meet both U.S. and European truck pack dimensions to help production companies transport the system more effectively.
With the VTX Series you are not just using a product, you are gaining access to an expert system. Tools for system design and all the components to analyze, configure, set up and control a VTX system are all part of the JBL commitment to total system integration and support. The goal is maximum efficiency and the highest possible level of performance in any venue, anywhere in the world.
TRAINING AND SUPPORT
In addition to designing the most sophisticated sound reinforcement system available, JBL Professional provides the expertise to achieve the maximum performance possible. Our 65+ 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 to maximize both the use and your investment in the VTX System.
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