HARMAN Professional Solutions’ newest members of JBL Professional’s flagship VTX line array series is the VTX A6 subcompact dual 6.5-inch passive line array element and the B15 compact, arrayable 15-inch subwoofer.
“When you choose the JBL VTX A Series, you’re building a complete ecosystem, with common acoustic profiles and rigging systems, consistent voicing and standardized system design and operational tools,” says George Georgallis, Director, Product Management–Performance Audio at HARMAN Professional Solutions. “And, by accessing VTX technologies in a new ultra-compact package, you’re able to maximize your system investment and deliver VTX quality and performance in any scale application.”
The A6 6.5-inch passive two-way line array element houses two custom 6.5-inch woofers and a 3-inch annular-diaphragm compression driver and features JBL’s Radiation Boundary Integrator (RBI) and Differential Drive dual-voicecoil, dual-magnet woofer, with low-frequency extension to 67Hz and 134dB max SPL.
The VTX B15 15-inch subwoofer features acoustic advancements such as SlipStream double-flared exponential ports and Differential Drive dual-voicecoil design. Two B15 versions are available: the arrayable B15 and the B15G, which is designed without rigging hardware for ground-stacked applications.
The A6 uses the VTX A Series’ rigging system. Once the system is suspended, a locking mechanism automatically secures cabinets in designated positions. The B15 has the same cabinet width and suspension hardware as the A6, allowing the two products to be used together in flown and ground-stacked configurations; the B15 supports cardioid array configurations.
Share information with teams in real time using JBL’s suite of software tools, including the LAC-3 design application, the Array Link deployment tool and the Performance Manager configuration and control application. Simple, intuitive user interfaces let users design systems in minutes and manage functions from anywhere.
Enclosures are built from exterior-grade birch plywood with black Duraflex finish and feature powder-coated, hex-perforated stainless steel grilles with acoustically transparent cloth backing. Units are IP55-rated and metal parts are made from high-grade steel with anti-corrosion coating.
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