VTX A8

Dual 8" Compact Line Array Loudspeaker with 110º Dispersion

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Dual 8" Compact Line Array Loudspeaker With 110º Dispersion

The VTX A8 is a next-generation line array element that delivers JBL Professional’s flagship VTX A Series technology in a compact solution for small to mid-size rental and installed applications. The VTX A8 was designed to solve the diverse sound reinforcement needs of production companies, rental houses, theaters, houses of worship, as well as production applications requiring front fills, side arrays or other auxiliary support for larger-scale VTX systems. Proprietary JBL woofers and our latest-generation high-frequency transducer and waveguide technology, provides unmatched performance, efficiency, and a consistent 110-degrees of horizontal coverage. The A8 combines two 8” woofers, four 3.5” midrange drivers and two 2” high-frequency drivers in a single low-profile cabinet. Proprietary double-flared low-frequency ports, precisely calculated for greater low-frequency performance extend the usable operating range down to 49Hz. The VTX A8 shares the VTX A Series’ patented rigging mechanism and suspension system for streamlined deployment, while a comprehensive suite of accessories open up a world of configuration options.

Used on its own or in conjunction with the VTX B18, A12 or A12W, the VTX A8 expands the JBL VTX A Series to offer audio professionals a complete toolset for designing optimal sound systems for any application.

 

Features

  • Innovative 3-way (bi-amp) design for best-in-class performance
  • JBL Differential Drive™ woofers and Slip Stream™ ports deliver optimal bass response down to 49 Hz
  • Common HF compression driver across A-Series products provides excellent sonic consistency
  • Mid-frequency Radiation Boundary Integrator® (RBI) design maximizes transducer density and improves horizontal directivity
  • Innovative auto-locking rigging mechanism for streamlined, rapid deployment
  • Built-in MF/HF passive network allows for reduced amplifier channels
  • Full-face, enclosed grille for refined aesthetics and weatherization (IP55)
  • Comprehensive mounting accessories expand configuration options
  • Integrates seamlessly with JBL system control and prediction software
  • Compact, lightweight design
 

Downloads

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Specifications
VTX A8 Spec Sheet
updated: Jan 11, 2020
    869 KB Jan 11, 2020
CAD Drawings
VTX A8 Customer Drawings
updated: Jun 20, 2019
    2.55 MB 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 A8 User Manual
updated: Dec 18, 2019
    10.5 MB Dec 18, 2019
VTX A8 Rigging Manual
updated: Jun 20, 2019
    44.4 MB Jun 20, 2019
Ease Data
VTX A8 B18 EASE GLL
updated: Nov 01, 2019
    7.06 MB Nov 01, 2019
Preset Libraries
VTX A8 Preset Library
updated: Jun 20, 2019
    1.04 MB Jun 20, 2019

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Specifications

Frequency Response (-10dB) 50Hz - 19kHz (Preset: VTX A8)
Coverage Pattern Horizontal: 110-degrees nominal (300Hz - 18kHz)Vertical: Varies with array size and configuration
Max SPL 139 dB (Preset: VTX A8)
System Processing Crown Audio I-Tech HD Series, Crown Audio I-Tech 4x3500HD
IP Rating IP55 (IEC 60529)
Dimensions (H x W x D) 226.60mm x 761.29mm x 375.16mm (8.92in x 29.97in x 14.77in)
Net Weight (each) 29.5 kg (65.0 lbs)
System Type Dual 8” Line Array Loudspeaker With 110-Degree Dispersion
Maximum Peak Output *2 139 dB (Preset: VTX A8)
Nominal Impedance LF = 8 ohms
MF = 8 ohms
HF = 8 ohms
LF Driver 2 x 8in diameter, dual 25in diameter voice coil, Neodymium Differential Drive
MF Driver 4 x 3in diameter, 1.5in diameter voice coil, Neodymium Magnet
HF Driver 2 x 2in diameter annular diaphragm, 2in diameter voice coil, Neodymium Magnet
Enclosure 18mm and 15mm,11-ply Baltic 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 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 A8 VT | Vertical Transporter
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Highlights:

  • Vertical transport cart for 4 x VTX A8 enclosures
  • Truck-friendly dimensions
  • Includes a hard top for easy stacking
  • Built-in stacking features for easy storage
  • Lightweight design
  • Heavy-duty casters

Included:

  • 1 x VTX A8 VT
  • 1 x VT-TOP

Documentation
VTX A8 VT CVR | Cover
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Highlights:

  • Heavy-duty soft cover for VTX A8 enclosures
  • Covers 4 x VTX A8 enclosures on a VTX A8 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 A8 VT
  • Heavy-duty industrial-grade zippers

Included:

  • 1 x VTX A8 VT CVR Soft Cover

Documentation
VTX A8 BP | Base Plate
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Highlights:

  • Used for ground stacking VTX A8
  • Connects VTX A8 cabinets to subwoofers
  • Universal M20 attachment method
  • Range: -15° to +5°
  • Lightweight design

Included:

  • 1 x VTX A8 BP Base Plate
  • 4 x Stabilization feet for the B18

Documentation

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