Las Vegas, NV (November 21, 2017)—JBL Professional has introduced its new VTX A12W line array loudspeaker. Part of it VTX A Series family, the new loudspeaker sports a 120-degree dispersion pattern for wide horizontal coverage, and is intended for tour sound companies, theaters, houses of worship and live performance venues.
JBL expects the box will be used most often in the lower part of an A Series-based line array, providing a wider pattern to balance coverage closer to the audience. VTX A Series’ new high-frequency (HF) section features three drivers that combine the HF phasing-plug and waveguide into one part with the expectation of improving tolerances and sensitivity while reducing distortion and weight.
The patented JBL Radiation Boundary Integrator (RBI) found in A Series loudspeakers combines four 5-inch mid-frequency drivers into the high-frequency waveguide. Meanwhile, a lightweight 12-inch neodymium low-frequency woofer (LF) features a fourth-generation Differential Drive design, with a new dual-voice coil, dual-magnet arrangement introduced with the VTX A12, which JBL says increases linear excursion, power handling and sensitivity.
For transportation, array elements are stacked four per vertical transporter (VT) cart in a 10-degree collapsed position. A patented internal locking mechanism allows users to set arrays from 0.25 to 10 degrees using selector pins. Once the system is suspended, the mechanism automatically locks the cabinet angles at the designated positions.