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JBL Professional Introduces VTX V20 Line Array And S25 Subwoofer

JBL Professional introduces the compact VTX V20 line array and S25 subwoofer.

By PSW Staff January 29, 2014

The VTX B20 dual 10-inch line array loudspeaker and VTX S25 cardioid-arrayable dual 15-inch subwoofer.

Adding to its VTX Series line arrays, Harman’s JBL Professional has introduced the VTX V20 dual 10-inch line array loudspeaker and VTX S25 cardioid-arrayable dual 15-inch subwoofer.

Both products offer the same sonic clarity, high power density and precise coverage as their predecessors (the V25, S28 and G28) but in more compact form factors, providing rental sound companies, event sound designers and system integrators even more flexibility when building live sound reinforcement systems.

“In its short history, the VTX Series has already proven to be the world’s highest-performing line array system, as evidenced by its rapid adoption and deployment on some of the world’s most successful tours and most prestigious venues,” said Paul Bauman, associate director, Tour Sound, JBL Professional. “The new V20 and S25 deliver the same level of performance that is characteristic of the VTX Series while adding even more flexibility due to their compact form factors.”

The VTX V20 loudspeaker features a true 3-way system design with proprietary D2 Dual Diaphragm Dual Voice Coil compression driver and Differential Drive low-frequency transducer technology along with patent-pending ultra-linear motor technology employed for midrange components.

In keeping with the philosophy of the VTX Series, the VTX V20 has extremely high power density with each line array element featuring two 2261H 10-inch Differential Drive woofers, four 2164H 4-inch ultra-linear midrange transducers and three of the new small-format D2415K Dual Drivers.

VTX V20 features three D2415K transducers – a new small format version of the patented D2 Dual Diaphragm, Dual Voice Coil annular (ring radiator) compression driver that delivers an increase in pure high frequency extension and SPL with significantly lower distortion, reduced power compression and lower weight combined with increased power handling, linearity and dynamic headroom.

A new Radiation Boundary Integrator (RBI) waveguide based on the same proven design principles that have been so successfully employed for both the VTX V25 and VerTec VT4886 subcompact line array elements, provides stable 110-degree horizontal coverage for V20, combined with perfect line source array coupling from 0 – 12.5 degrees in the vertical plane.

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