Dual 12-inch Line Array Loudspeaker | 90-Degree Dispersion


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.



  • 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


"I just finished mixing the show, on the VTX A12. Killer set, everything sounded amazing and I feel like the crowd loved it." 
—Reiley Brinser (FOH Engineer Ozomatli)

"Let’s be honest.  JBL is #1 on my list of preferred PA’s and I prefer a loudspeaker that is honest to my mix and the band.  I never run out of headroom, punch or clarity with JBL." 
—Chris "Cookie" Hoff (FOH for Styx)

"Using the VTX A-12 at summer fest was a lot of fun its sounded great. Nick did a fantastic job tuning the pa for the venue. I tuned REO into the pa in about 2 minutes, really had a good time." 
—Joe Walsh (FOH REO Speedwagon)

"Mixing in the box is only as good as the speaker at the end of the chain. The JBL VTX-A system I encountered at Summerfest created a beautiful experience. The sound matched the excitement in the air while the deep bass response surrounded and kept us all grounded." 
—Timothy Burkhead (FOH Engineer Leon Bridges)

"The VTX A12 has the clarity and plenty of volume that I needed.  Also, the new B28 Subs had enough low end to shake the crowd.  It is a very balanced rig that you can run hard. JBL has never let me down."
—Matthew Stevens (FOH Engineer Better Than Ezra)

"As I pulled up in the bus to Summerfest, I saw our stage. Even from afar, I saw the distinct shape of the JBL A12 and I knew It was going to be a good day. The power, signature, and coverage was excellent. "
— Ken "Pooch" Van Druten (FOH Engineer)


  Version Language Size Uploaded
file type icon VTX A12 Spec Sheet
en version E, updated: 12月 2020
en  529KB 12月 2020
file type icon VTX A12 User Manual
en version D, updated: 7月 2023
en  8.43MB 7月 2023
file type icon VTX A12 Rigging Manual
en version D, updated: 7月 2023
en  47.8MB 7月 2023
file type icon VTX A12 Spare Parts
en version B, updated: 12月 2023
en  65.6KB 12月 2023
file type icon VTX A12 System Brochure
en version 1.0, updated: 12月 2020
1.0  en  13.6MB 12月 2020
CAD Drawings
file type icon VTX A12 Customer Drawings
version 1.0, updated: 12月 2020
1.0    719KB 12月 2020
file type icon VTX A12 Revit Files
version 2.0, updated: 7月 2022
2.0    33.3MB 7月 2022
file type icon VTX A12 Sketchup File
version 2.0, updated: 7月 2022
2.0    2.52MB 7月 2022
platform icon PerformanceManager
version 3.0.0, updated: 2月 2024
3.0.0     124MB 2月 2024
platform icon Line Array Calculator III
version 3.9.0, updated: 2月 2024
3.9.0     24.2MB 2月 2024
Ease Data
file type icon VTX A12 EASE GLL
version 1.1, updated: 12月 2020
1.1    10.5MB 12月 2020
Preset Libraries
file type icon VTX A12 Preset Library
version 1.2, updated: 12月 2020
1.2    1.56MB 12月 2020

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Parts & Service


Frequency Range (-10dB) 46 Hz - 19k Hz (Preset: VTX A12)
Horizontal Coverage (-6 dB) 90 degrees nominal (250 Hz - 18k Hz)
Max SPL 146 dB (Preset: VTX A12)
System Amplification Crown Audio I-Tech HD
Nominal Impedance LF: 2x 8 ohms
MF: 8 ohms
HF: 8 ohms
LF Driver (2) JBL 2264H 12-inch Neodymium Differential Drive® woofer
MF Driver (4) JBL 2165H 5.5-inch Neodymium Differential Drive® woofer
HF Driver (3) JBL 2423K 2-inch annular diaphragm compression driver
Enclosure Finnish birch plywood, Black DuraFlex finish, integral recessed handles
Suspension / Mounting High-grade steel with anti-corrosion coating, 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
Dimensions (H x W x D) 330 mm x 1118 mm x 495 mm
13 in x 44 in x 19.5 in
Net Weight (each) 60.8 kg (134 lbs)


VTX A12 AF | Array Frame
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  • Support for up to (24) 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) VTX A12 AF EB Extension Bar
  • Support for 3rd party laser inclinometers
  • Compatible shackle size: 5/8 in
  • (1) VTX A12 AF
  • (1) Extension Bar
  • (1) Laser Bracket
  • (3) 5/8-inch Shackle

VTX A12 AF EB | Array Frame Extension Bar
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  • 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
  • Lightweight design
  • Compatible shackle size: 5/8 in
  • (1) VTX A12 AF EB
  • (3) 5/8 in Shackles
  • (4) Extension Bar Attachment Brackets
  • (1) Set of Screws for Bracket Installation

VTX A12 SB | Suspension Bar
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  • Suspension Bar accessory for VTX A12
  • Used for pull-back applications
  • Support for suspending VTX A12
  • Support for up to (18) VTX A12 enclosures
  • Lightweight design
  • Color: black
  • Shackle Size: 5/8 in
  • (1) Suspension Bar
  • (1) 5/8 in Shackle

VTX DELTA | Delta Plate
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  • High-quality universal delta plate accessory
  • Support for up to (24) JBL Line Array enclosures
  • Allows for up to +/- 10-degrees of horizontal adjustment
  • Lightweight design
  • Recommended point spacing: 1 meter (3.3 ft)
  • (1) VTX Delta
  • (3) 5/8 in Shackles

VTX A12 VT | Vertical Transporter
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  • 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
  • (1) Vertical Transporter
  • (1) VT-TOP

VTX A12 VT CVR | Vertical Transporter Cover
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  • Heavy-duty soft cover for VTX A12 enclosures
  • Covers (4) 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
  • (1) VTX A12 VT CVR

VTX A12 VT GND | Vertical Transporter Ground Stack
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  • 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
(1) VTX A12 VT GND

VTX A12 BP | Base Plate for VTX A12
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  • 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


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















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