FRANKFURT, Germany – HARMAN’s JBL Professional today announced the introduction of its VTX Vertical Transporters, three rolling transporter frames that facilitate the transport of JBL VTX Series line array models for portable tour sound applications. The new transporters include the VTX-V25-VT and VTX-S28-VT for the V25 line array speaker and S28 subwoofer, respectively, and the advanced VTX-V25-VTT tiltable transporter for use with V25. In addition, the VTX-VT-FL forklift adapter is available for use with either VTX-V25-VT or VTX-S28-VT transporters.
The VTX-V25-VT vertical transporter is designed to transport up to four V25 line array loudspeakers and provides a cost-effective option for transporting blocks of V25 enclosures that are used for the upper, relatively flat portions of a variable curvature line array. Supplied in pairs, two VTX-V25-VT caster plates or “transporter skates” attach to the underside of the lower V25 speaker via the V25’s built-in suspension frame hardware. The lightweight transporter skates provide faster, more streamlined operation than conventional transporter grids and a convenient sliding handle feature allows the individual VTX-V25-VT skates to be located on either side of the bottom enclosure prior to securing with integral quick release pins.
The VTX-S28-VT transporter functions in a similar manner as the VTX-V25-VT and can be used to move up to three S28 subwoofers in either front-firing or reverse cardioid mode. Conditioning S28 enclosures in blocks of 3 is ideal from a circuiting point of view when powering subwoofers using Crown Audio VRack12000HD amplifier racks.
The VTX-V25-VT and VTX-S28-VT vertical transporters can both be used with the optional, removable VTX-VT-FL forklift adapter. The VTX-VT-FL is compatible with either vertical transporter and provides two slots that enable a forklift to lift VTX-V25-VT or VTX-S28-VT vertical transporters loaded with four V25 or three S28 enclosures, respectively.
The JBL VTX-V25-VTT Vertical Tiltable Transporter is intended for transporting blocks of V25 enclosures that are used for the lower, high curvature portions of a variable curvature line array (typically the bottom four cabinets). A unique tilting system allows all four enclosures mounted on the VTT to be physically tilted by up to -45 degrees, facilitating attachment of the VTT enclosure block to the upper enclosures that have been previously suspended during the setup process. The VTX-V25-VTT features integral forklift adapter slots, locking tilt adjustment arms and folds down flat for convenient storage when not in use.
All VTX vertical transporters feature tour grade casters with locking brakes for secure, reliable operation. Optional, reinforced protective covers are available for all VTX vertical transporters. Modular VTX-V25-VT and VTX-V25-VTT covers are adjustable to accommodate three or four V25 enclosures and the VTX-S28-VT cover can be used with three S28 enclosures in either front firing or cardioid configuration.
“The new VTX vertical transporters make it convenient and easy to move and set up a VTX line array system,” said Paul Bauman, Senior Manager, Tour Sound, JBL Professional. “They’re a welcome addition to any tour sound company’s VTX inventory and we are confident that these accessories will significantly streamline load in/out and installation operations.”
HARMAN (www.HARMAN.com) designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of audio and infotainment solutions for the automotive, consumer and professional markets — supported by 15 leading brands, including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon® and Mark Levinson®. The Company is admired by audiophiles across multiple generations and supports leading professional entertainers and the venues where they perform. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of about 13,400 people across the Americas, Europe and Asia, and reported net sales of $4.4 billion for the twelve months ending June 30, 2012.