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First Swiss sale for JBL’s VTX

Swiss rental and event production company look to expand into touring sound with VTX by JBL.

Swiss rental and event production company recently purchased a JBL VTX V20 line array system and additional Crown amplifiers from Harman Professional distributors Dr. W.A. Guenther Audio Systems AG.

They are the first company in Switzerland to invest in JBL’s smaller format VTX system.

“The main reason for purchasing a new system was to take a step forward in tour sound – and of course to be up to date,” says Cyril Schmuki, audio engineer for “The handling and the rigging system were what we especially liked. This and the new JBL HiQnet Performance Manager software were the main advantages.”

In total, has purchased 16 JBL VTX V20s and eight each of the new VTX S25 subs. It has also added four Crown I-Tech 12000HD and 12 Crown I-Tech 4x3500HD amplifiers to its existing inventory, which also includes JBL’s VerTec system.

“We are delighted with the VTX V20, it’s a pleasure to work with,” adds Schmuki. “I’ve never heard a system which is so precise over the whole frequency range; and what is absolutely astonishing is to stand behind the array, because it’s just so quiet.”

The sale was supported by Dr. W.A. Guenther’s director of sales, Felix Alpstaeg, and application and project engineer, Jaromir Ott. Although already familiar with JBL VerTec and Performance Manager for system configuration, monitoring and control, the production company is nevertheless planning advanced training in conjunction with Dr. W.A. Guenther for next year’s festival season.