From left: Brian Pickowitz, Crown Audio; Filip van den Broeck, AED Rent; Piet Verstraete, AED Rent; Koen Conaerts, AED Rent; Paul Bauman, JBL Professional.
HARMAN’s JBL Professional announces that Belgium-based AV rental system provider AED Rent has signed on as the first adopter of JBL’s next-generation VTX V25 line array loudspeaker and as a Strategic Partner in the VTX Network. AED Rent is known throughout Europe as a market leader and a total system provider, making the company an ideal candidate to help introduce the VTX Series to the industry.
“Our mission statement is quite simple: To develop and maintain a flexible group of companies on a Pan-European base that offers a total solution for the professional in the AV industry,” says Glenn Roggeman, CEO of the AED group. “AED Rent is not just a rental company but an equipment bank, not only in sound, but also in lighting, rigging and video equipment. What makes this business quite unique is large quantities, industry standards, state-of-the-art products, and a young rental fleet with fast and accurate service.”
JBL's VTX V25 is designed for portable and fixed-venue system operators alike. The VTX Series features JBL’s legendary sound quality coupled with advanced sound reinforcement technology and support.
“We chose to purchase the JBL V25 because I think JBL has it spot-on for the future,” Roggeman says. "JBL has always been known as the best component builder. Today, thanks to Paul Bauman, they not only have the components, but also the speaker boxes to make a terrific system.”
The VTX V25 is a full-size, 3-way, high-directivity line array element that features two 2,000-watt, 15-inch Differential Drive woofers mounted in die-cast aluminum baffles, with four 8-inch Differential Drive midrange transducers and three D2 Dual-Diaphragm Dual-Voice-Coil Compression Drivers mounted on a third-generation waveguide and patented RBI Radiation Boundary Integrator assembly.
“The technology JBL is using in the V25 is on the cutting edge,” Roggeman adds. “If you see how much power the system is driving, it’s way above any competition. If you see the weight of the cabinets—82 kilograms—this is another attractive element, because in the future, environmental issues will play a bigger role in our business. A cabinet of 110 kilograms that needs to be transported will be more expensive than a cabinet of 82 kilograms.”
“We are thrilled that AED Rent has chosen to support the groundbreaking VTX V25 product,” says Paul Bauman, Senior Manager, Tour Sound, JBL Professional. “AED Rent’s technical expertise and leading position in the industry will be tremendous assets in our introduction of the V25 to the market.”
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