Harman‘s JBL Professional highlighted the new VTX V20-DF Down Fill Adapter, allowing users to cover audiences more accurately in terms of VTX V25-II and V20 cabinet counts, at the recent InfoComm 2015 show in Orlando.
The adapter frame is designed and engineered as an attachment of up to six V20 loudspeakers to larger V25 line arrays. It enables precise alignment and optimum line source array coupling of the vertical wavefronts of the V20 and V25 loudspeakers with minimum physical gap when attached, while offering four variable attachment angles (0, 3.5, 7.5 and 11 degrees) between the V20 down fill block and lower V25 enclosure.
For added flexibility, the V20-DF can be used as a pullback accessory when deployed as part of the compression suspension systems on VTX V25-II-CS or VTX V25-CS and can also be used with VTX V25-II or V25 enclosures in fixed angle tension suspension mode.
Sonic consistency between the large and small format D2 dual diaphragm, dual voice coil drivers employed in VTX V25 and V20 as well as dedicated OEM factory V5 presets for V20 when used in down fill mode ensure a smooth transition from V25 to V20 in terms of sound quality.
The 105-degree nominal horizontal coverage of V20 provides a complement to the 90-degree coverage of V25-II and V20’s ability to achieve higher inter-enclosure angles (up to 12.5 degrees tightly wrapped) provides an effective, visually discrete and economical down fill solution for the short throw portion of a given audience area to be covered.
Modeling support for the VTX-V20-DF down fill adapter will be included in an upcoming release of JBL Line Array Calculator software and integrated into JBL HiQnet Performance Manager control software.
“We designed the VTX Series to be as versatile as it is powerful, and the V20-DF down fill adapter adds another level of application flexibility to these world-class loudspeakers,” says Paul Bauman, associate director, tour sound, JBL Professional.