VTX A12

Next Generation Dual 12" Line Array Loudspeaker

SRP £10,045.00 + VAT

Next Generation Dual 12" Line Array Loudspeaker

JBL VTX A12 is a complete tour sound solution for mid- to large-size touring applications and high-end fixed installations. VTX A12 was designed from scratch to address the unique challenges of rental companies, FOH engineers and tour sound production crews. Next-generation JBL transducer technology and a high-frequency waveguide design deliver unmatched performance, sensitivity and coverage. A patented JBL rigging mechanism and redesigned suspension system streamline deployment and setup. And refinements to the physical design maximise reliability and versatility, while minimising size and dramatically reducing weight. VTX A12 isn’t just a superior line array—it’s a completely new way to approach tour sound.


TECHNOLOGY


INSIDE THE INNOVATIONS
Every component inside the VTX A12 loudspeaker was designed from scratch for linear performance, high output and consistent coverage. Together, the completely redesigned low-, mid- and high-frequency sections deliver the highest output per weight, improved low-frequency extension, and 90-degree directivity down to 250 Hz.

HIGH-FREQUENCY SECTION
VTX A12’s new high-frequency (HF) section features three uniquely designed drivers that combine the HF phasing-plug and waveguide into one part, which helps provide better tolerances and increased sensitivity, while reducing distortion and overall weight.

MID-FREQUENCY SECTION
Improving upon the patented JBL Radiation Boundary Integrator (RBI), the all-new VTX A12 RBI combines four 5.5” mid-frequency drivers into the high-frequency waveguide—providing a smooth horn surface for the high frequency section.

LOW-FREQUENCY SECTION
A lightweight 12” neodymium low frequency woofer (LF) features a 4th-generation Differential Drive design, with a new dual-voice coil, dual-magnet arrangement that increases linear excursion, power handling and sensitivity.

THE NEW LOOK OF VTX A12
VTX A12 features a new full-face grill design that reduces the number of exposed components and protects the loudspeaker from extreme weather and road conditions. The enclosed grill helps the system achieve a higher Ingress Protection rating (IP55), and can be finished in a variety of colours to suit fixed install applications. The grill is under tension, virtually eliminating noise that can emanate from the perforated grill and degrade sound quality.

INNOVATIVE RIGGING
VTX A12 marks a giant leap forward in how the loudspeakers are rigged and transported. To facilitate quicker deployment, array elements are stacked four per vertical transporter (VT) cart in a 10-degree collapsed position. A patented internal locking mechanism makes it easy to set arrays from 0.25 to 10 degrees using selector pins. Once the system is suspended, the mechanism automatically locks the cabinet angles at the designated positions.

  • New and improved JBL transducers for the best output per weight
  • Innovative HF section integrates the phasing plug and waveguide for high sensitivity and linearity even at high output levels
  • Redesigned Radiation Boundary Integrator® (RBI) for reduced horn edge diffraction, improved LF sensitivity, lower distortion, and 90-degree coverage down to 250 Hz
  • Next Generation LF section, including industry-defining Differential Drive woofers, with a dual magnet, dual voice-coil design for extended linear excursion
  • Best-in-class rigging for streamlined, rapid deployment
  • Full-face grill for superior weatherization and refined aesthetics
  • New transport cart and frame for simplified transport and setup
  • Optimisations throughout the design for space efficiency and reduced weight while simultaneously improving performance
  • Full integration with JBL system control and prediction software
  • Lightweight design
Frequency Range (-10 dB)46 Hz - 19 kHz (Preset: VTX A12)
Coverage Pattern (-6dB)Horizontal: 90 degrees nominal (250Hz - 18kHz)
Vertical: Varies with array size and configuration
System Input Power RatingLF: 2 x 800W Continuous (IEC /100 hour)
MF: 400W Continuous (IEC /100 hour)
HF: 150W Continuous (IEC /100 hour)
Maximum Peak Output146 dB (Preset: VTX A12)
System ProcessingCrown Audio I-Tech HD Series, Crown Audio I-Tech 4x3500HD
System ImpedanceLF: 2 x 8 ohms
MF: 8 ohms
HF: 8 ohms
Transducers
Low Frequency2 x JBL 2264H, 12in diameter, dual 3in diameter voice-coil, Neodymium Differential Drive
Mid Frequency4 x JBL 2165H, 5.5in diameter, dual 2in diameter voice-coil, Neodymium Differential Drive
High Frequency3 x JBL 2423K, 2in diameter annular diaphragm, 2in diameter voice-coil, Neodymium Magnet
Enclosure
Construction18mm and 15mm,11-ply Finnish birch plywood, Black DuraFlexTM finish, integral recessed handles
IP RatingIP55 EN (60529)
UV Rating6 (ISO105-B01)
SuspensionCaptive suspension plates, quick-release pins, auto-locking mechanism for setting angles
Inter-enclosure angle0.25, 0.5, 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3, 4, 6, 8, 10
GrillPowder coated 14-guage hex-perforated steel with acoustically transparent black cloth backing
Connectors
TypeNeutrik® Speakon® NL-8 (2x)
Pin assignmentsPins 1 ± (LF), Pins 2 ± (LF), Pins 3 ± (MF), Pins 4 ± (HF)
Dimensions (H x W x D)330.2mm x 1.118mm x 495.3mm
13.0in x 44.0in x 19.5in
Net Weight60.8 kg (134.0 lbs)