Channel news: Sound Technology has JBL VTX A8 ready to ship
UK Harman distributor Sound Technology has announced that the JBL VTX A8 dual 8-in line array loudspeaker is now shipping in the UK.
Sound Technology is also offering demonstrations of the system at its Hertfordshire facility. It is the flagship model of the company’s VTX A Series, designed for small- to mid-size rental and installed applications. It uses proprietary JBL transducers and high-frequency waveguide acoustic design and offers 110-degrees of horizontal coverage.
JBL integrated more drivers into a smaller, lighter cabinet for VTX A8 to make it more compact. Its 8-in neodymium low-frequency woofer is based on JBL’s 4th-generation Differential Drive technology, featuring a dual-voice coil, dual-gap configuration that maximises excursion, power handling and sensitivity. Midrange drivers are integrated into JBL’s patented Radiation Boundary Integrator (RBI). VTX A8 integrates two instances of the JBL 2423K 2-in compression driver found in the larger VTX A12. The JBL 2423K driver combines the compression drive, phasing plug and line array waveguide in a single part, which provides increased accuracy and sensitivity, along with lower distortion and lighter weight.
The speaker’s three-way design uses a passive network to drive both the mid- and high-frequency sections with a single amplifier channel.
VTX A8 has the VTX A Series full-face grille design, which protects components from extreme conditions and contributes to a high Ingress Protection rating (IP55); grilles can be finished in a variety of colours to suit fixed installations.
A companion VTX B18 single 18-in subwoofer will be available in the first quarter of 2019.