JBL Professional has announced the new VTX Field Evaluation Program, making JBL VTX line arrays and Crown Audio VRacks available for sound contractors and potential clients to audition in the U.S.
To launch the program, a system consisting of nine JBL VTX V25 per side, complemented by 10 VTX S28 subwoofers, four VTX G28 subwoofers and a center cluster of six VerTec VT4887A is currently installed at the Madison Square Garden Theater until December 7.
The VTX field evaluation system will then be deployed to provide partial support for “12.12.12 The Concert For Sandy Relief” at Madison Square Garden with featured artists including Bon Jovi, Dave Grohl, Billy Joel, Alicia Keys, Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, Eddie Vedder, Roger Waters, Kanye West and The Who.
“With the launch of our VTX Field Evaluation Program, sound contractors now have an unprecedented opportunity to listen to a turnkey large-scale JBL VTX sound reinforcement system,” says Paul Bauman, senior manager, Tour Sound, JBL Professional. “Since its introduction, the JBL VTX Series has established itself as a new industry-standard line array and now people don’t have to travel far to hear VTX—we’re bringing it to them so that they can hear ground-breaking D2 dual diaphragm, dual driver technology for themselves.”
Brian Pickowitz, business segment manager for Crown Audio, adds, “The VTX Field Evaluation Program is a great opportunity for people to hear VTX in action and experience the power, sonic accuracy and tight system integration that Crown Audio VRack and Performance Manager software provide as part of the turnkey VTX package.”
The VTX field evaluation system includes 24 JBL VTX V25 line array speakers, 18 VTX S28 and eight VTX G28 subwoofers, four Crown VRack4x3500HD and four VRack12000HD pre-configured amplifier racks, a 64-channel Soundcraft Vi1 digital mixing console, dbx 4800 loudspeaker management system, including all cables and accessories with system control provided by JBL HiQnet Performance Manager software.
The VTX field evaluation system will be available from December 1, 2012 through June 1, 2013 and will be complemented by a number of regional VTX evaluation systems that will be available for audition in East, Central and Western US regions.
The program is intended to provide listening opportunities for system specifiers such as front of house/system engineers, consultants and sound designers while addressing audition requirements for A/V rental companies and fixed installations.
Types of evaluations include regional 1- to 2-day listening events at larger venues; individual client evaluations at their facilities or a pre-determined location; evaluations at a live event, concert or trade show.
For further information go to www.theateratmsg.com and www.121212concert.org.