Nashville, TN (April 17, 2018)—Full-service production company CTS put its new JBL VTX A8 line array speaker systems to the test a few months ago when it held its annual CTS Jingle & Mingle event for clients and friends. The event featured jazz artist Karlton Taylor and his band, and also served as the grand opening of CTS’s newly expanded operations center and warehouse.
“We work with JBL V20 and V25 speakers a lot, and we were blown away by the new JBL VTX A8 speakers,” said Carl Taylor, CEO, CTS AVL. “The A8’s package is beautiful, and together with its size, output, sound quality and price, it was kind of a no-brainer for us. Also, the A8’s voicing is consistent with larger JBL speakers. You can use A12s for your mains and A8s as outfills or delay towers and the blend between them will be spot-on. You won’t notice a difference between the speakers’ tonal balance. When we showcased the A8 speakers at our annual Jingle & Mingle event, the guests all loved them and talked about them. A lot of clients said they want to use them on their next project, so that was a big success.”
CTS plans to utilize the A8 speakers on tours, and recently deployed A8 line arrays for Country Radio Seminar showcase performances by Blake Shelton, Zac Brown Band, Ashley McBryde, Cole Swindell, Dan & Shay and more.
“We look forward to using the A8 speakers in smaller theaters, corporate presentations and ballrooms to provide great sound quality in a smaller footprint,” said Taylor. “Also, we work in some venues with restrictions on how much weight we can hang from the ceiling. With the A8s, we can hang eight speakers where we could previously hang only five, and because they’re smaller boxes, we can still get the output and sound quality we need in an area that has weight restrictions on rigging.”
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