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New JBL VTX A12W Line Array Loudspeaker From Harman Professional At NAMM 2018

Expands VTX A Series in providing 120-degree pattern for wider horizontal coverage in stand-alone operation or with VTX A12 arrays

By PSW Staff January 29, 2018

The new JBL VTX A12W line array.

Harman Professional Solutions debuted the JBL VTX A12W line array loudspeaker at the 2018 NAMM show, offering a 120-degree horizontal dispersion pattern for wider coverage.

It expands the VTX A Series family, and can be used in conjunction with the VTX A12 or by itself in its own configuration.

“When we developed the VTX A Series, our goal was to create a line array system that would meet the most important needs of live sound professionals across our entire industry—frommid to large-size touring productions and high-end fixed installations,” states George Georgallis, solutions manager, tour audio & performing arts, Harman Professional. “The VTX A12W extends the promise of the VTX A Series by providing live sound professionals with even more versatility for applications requiring wide and balanced coverage.”

Every component inside the VTX A12W loudspeaker utilizes the advances introduced in the VTX A12, including completely redesigned low-, mid- and high-frequency sections for high output and improved low-frequency extension.

In addition, the new high-frequency (HF) section has three uniquely designed drivers that combine the HF phasing-plug and waveguide into one part, designed to help provide better tolerances and increased sensitivity, while reducing distortion and overall weight. And, the new Radiation Boundary Integrator (RBI) found in A Series loudspeakers combines four 5.5-inch mid-frequency drivers into the high-frequency waveguide, providing a smooth horn surface for the high-frequency section.

A 12-inch neodymium low-frequency woofer (LF) has a 4th-generation Differential Drive design, with a new dual-voice coil, dual-magnet arrangement introduced with the VTX A12, engineered to deliver improved linear excursion, power handling and sensitivity.

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