Introducing the New JBL VTX A6 Line Array Element and B15 Compact, Arrayable Subwoofer

Introducing the New JBL VTX A6 Line Array Element and B15 Compact, Arrayable Subwoofer

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 Introducing the newest members of JBL’s flagship VTX line array series, the VTX A6 subcompact dual 6.5-inch passive line array element and the B15 compact, arrayable 15-inch subwoofer.

The A6 and B15 bring JBL’s top acoustic technologies to compact form factors for small- to medium-size touring and fixed installations, providing versatile solutions for production companies, touring acts, rental houses, theatres, houses of worship and anyone who requires superior sonic performance in space-critical applications.

“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 is engineered from the ground up for stunning sonic performance and ease of integration and deployment, as a standalone system or as a supplement to larger VTX systems. It houses two custom 6.5-inch woofers and a 3-inch annular-diaphragm compression driver and features acoustic innovations pioneered in JBL’s VTX line, including JBL’s patented Radiation Boundary Integrator™ (RBI) and Differential Drive® dual-voicecoil, dual-magnet woofer. It all adds up to big-system performance in a low-profile loudspeaker, with low-frequency extension to 67 Hz and 134 dB max SPL.

Extend the low-end range of VTX full-range systems with the VTX B15 15-inch subwoofer. The B15 features acoustic advancements such as SlipStream™ double-flared exponential ports and Differential Drive dual-voicecoil design and is based on JBL’s new 2285H 15-inch woofer, which is engineered for linearity, efficiency and excursion that rival 18-inch models. Two B15 versions are available: the arrayable B15 and the B15G, which is designed without rigging hardware for ground-stacked applications.

Both the A6 and B15 are designed for versatile rigging and effortless system integration. The A6 uses the VTX A Series’ patented rigging system for accurate, easy deployment. Set splay angles while components are on the ground; 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.

Streamline system operation and 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.

JBL VTX A Series products are constructed from premium materials that withstand the harsh conditions of touring and outdoor installations. 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.

With the addition of the A6 and the B15, the JBL VTX Series offers a complete ecosystem for delivering unrivaled sound reinforcement at any scale, in any venue, anywhere in the world.

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VTX A6 Sub-compact Dual 6.5-Inch Line Array Element

Features

High-frequency section features a custom 3-inch polymer annular-diaphragm compression driver and integrated waveguide for crisp, distortion-free highs

Custom 6.5-inch woofers are based on JBL’s Differential Drive dual-voicecoil, dual-gap design for superior low-frequency performance in a compact footprint

Radiation Boundary Integrator (RBI) horn design provides 120° horizontal dispersion in a reduced cabinet size

Efficient passive crossover network allows 16 speakers to be connected to a single Crown I-Tech 4x3500HD amplifier

Industry-leading auto-locking rigging and suspension features allow fast, accurate deployment in flown and ground-stacked configurations

A6 and B15 have the same cabinet width and suspension hardware, allowing the two products to be combined in flown and ground-stacked configurations

Fully compatible with JBL LAC-3, Array Link and Performance Manager software

Neutrik speakON NL4 connectors

Rugged, exterior-grade birch enclosure with black Duraflex finish and recessed handholds

Powder-coated, hex-perforated steel grilles with acoustically transparent cloth backing

Available accessories include mini frame, suspension bar, base plate, ceiling mount, cover, ground stack accessory, pole adapter and transport cover and accessories

VTX B15 Compact Arrayable 15-inch Subwoofer

Features

New JBL 2285H 15-inch woofer offers low distortion and improved linearity

SlipStream double-flared ports reduce noise and air turbulence

Differential Drive dual-voicecoil, dual-gap woofer design delivers superior low-frequency performance in a compact footprint

Two models are available: the arrayable B15 and the B15G, designed without rigging hardware

Integrates seamlessly with JBL LAC-3, Array Link and Performance Manager software applications

Standard VTX rigging and suspension features allow fast, accurate deployment in both ground-stacked and flown configurations

Support for omnidirectional and cardioid array configurations

Available accessories include mini frame, suspension bar, ground stack accessory and transportation accessories

Neutrik STX speakON NL4 connectors

Rugged, exterior-grade birch plywood enclosure with black Duraflex™ finish and recessed handholds

Powder-coated, hex-perforated stainless steel grille with acoustically transparent cloth backing

VTX B15G Compact 15-inch Subwoofer

Features

JBL 2285H 15-inch woofer offers low distortion and improved linearity

SlipStream double-flared ports reduce noise and air turbulence

Differential Drive dual-voicecoil, dual-gap woofer design delivers superior low-frequency performance in a compact footprint

Two B15 models are available – the B15G and the B15. The B15G is acoustically identical to the B15 but designed without rigging hardware, reducing weight and cost for situations where rigging is not required

Integrates seamlessly with JBL LAC-3, Array Link and Performance Manager software applications

Support for omnidirectional and cardioid array configurations

Available accessories include ground stack accessory and transportation accessories

Neutrik STX speakON NL4 connectors

Rugged, exterior-grade birch plywood enclosure with black Duraflex™ finish and recessed handholds

Powder-coated, hex-perforated stainless steel grille with acoustically transparent cloth backing

WE’D LOVE TO TALK TO YOU ABOUT YOUR INTEREST IN THE NEW JBL VTX A6 LINE ARRAY ELEMENT AND B15 COMPACT, ARRAYABLE SUBWOOFER

If you are a rental house, buyer, technology manager or anyone interested in speaking to our Audio Solutions Team to learn more about how we can best support you with the New JBL VTX Series or any JBL Professional product or solution – we’d love to talk.