JBL VTX A8 compact line array starts shipping in the UK

Sound Technology, UK distributor of Harman Professional Solutions, has announced that the JBL VTX A8 dual 8” line array loudspeaker is now shipping in the UK and available for demo at the company’s Hertfordshire demo facility.

VTX A8 brings JBL Professional’s flagship VTX A Series technology to compact solutions for small- to mid-size rental and installed applications. It combines proprietary JBL transducers and high-frequency waveguide acoustic design to provide 110 degrees of horizontal coverage.

The VTX A8’s 8” neodymium low-frequency woofer is based around 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 Radiation Boundary Integrator (RBI) for a seamless transition across each band and maximum transducer density.

VTX A8 integrates two instances of the JBL 2423K 2” 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 3-way design utilises a passive network to drive both the mid- and high-frequency sections with a single amplifier channel. The VTX A8’s full-face grille design 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" subwoofer will be available in Q1 2019.

JBL VTX A8 is available to see and hear at Sound Technology’s Hertfordshire demo facility now. For more information, or to arrange a visit, please contact Sound Technology Ltd on 01462 480000 or email info@soundtech.co.uk.