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JBL brings long-throw performance to more venues with new VLA compact series

The new line array series delivers audio for small and mid-sized stadiums and arenas

Harman today announced a new compact JBL VLA line array solution at ISE 2018.

Built upon the industry-leading capabilities of the JBL Variable Line Array (VLA) Series of long-throw line arrays, the new VLA Compact Series offers the same performance quality in a compact, outdoor-ready solution for use in any large venue, from small- to mid-sized stadiums and arenas to larger venues where speakers are mounted a long distance from the listener.

“The customer response to the JBL VLA Series continues to be incredible, which is why they are in use in some of the world’s most prestigious venues,” said Kevin Brown, sports venues solutions manager at Harman Professional Solutions. “The new VLA Compact Series takes those capabilities and builds on them, providing a compact, versatile solution that is perfect both for smaller-sized stadiums as well as use in distributed clusters in arenas, domed stadiums and larger performance spaces.”

VLA Compact is designed specifically for permanent installation applications requiring even coverage, high intelligibility and audio levels capable of overcoming crowd noise. As a fundamental design element, VLA Compact Series offers large format horn-loaded modules to provide broad bandwidth horizontal directivity and an increase in sensitivity.

“The JBL VLA Series is simply the industry’s best combination of performance and cost, and now it’s available in a small package that is perfect for a number of new applications,” says Iain Gregory, director, large venue customer solutions at Harman Professional Solutions. “This is yet another example where Harman is not only leading innovation, but is also taking that innovation and bringing it to the widest range of solutions possible, providing solutions that are flexible yet purpose-built to the unique challenges our customers face.”