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JBL Introduces Two Compact VerTec Series Models

JBL Professional is now offering two upgraded compact models in its VerTec Series line array family. The VT4887A full-range high directivity line array element and the accompanying VT4881A single 18-inch arrayable subwoofer each promise improved acoustical performance and higher output capabilities compared to their predecessors. Appropriate for concert touring firms, A/V rental companies and live performance venues, the new models are designed for deployment in theaters, auditoriums, houses of worship and performing arts centers.

The VT4887A has a low frequency response to 55 Hz through use of JBL’s new 2268J-1 8-inch woofer. An additional 2dB of output and 1/3-octave of low-frequency extension is available when compared to its predecessor, the VT4887. A new integrated port/handle assembly aids in low-frequency extension. The model also incorporates a newly-optimized mid/high-frequency network and new high-frequency elements, JBL’s 2408H component transducer. Frequency range is 55 to 22k Hz (-10 dB). At 67 pounds, the VT4887A is suited for use in multi-box arrays, as downfill elements in main arrays made of larger VerTec models, or as extended-range fill speakers in concert and special event applications. Dual NL-8 and NL-4 input connectors provide connectivity options.

The VT4881A module was designed with premium audio fidelity, high output power, lightweight system packaging and ease of use in mind. The VT4881A is fitted with JBL’s advanced Differential Drive dual voice-coil loudspeaker technology and a neodymium magnet. With a 2,000-watt (AES) power rating, the VT4881A has double the power handling capacity of its predecessor, the VT4881, and offers 6dB more output capability. JBL’s new Ultra Long Excursion 2269H 18-inch woofer energizes the PlyMax engineered panel enclosure, which is finished with JBL’s rugged DuraFlex coating and fitted with both NL-4 and NL-8 connectors.

Both new system models include integral suspension hardware and are designed to complement other models in the VerTec line, both mechanically and acoustically.

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