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VTX A12W

Dual 12” Line Array Loudspeaker with 120-degree Dispersion


The JBL A Series is a complete tour sound solution for mid- to large-size touring applications and high-end fixed installations. JBL VTX A12W was designed to address the requests from rental companies, FOH engineers and tour sound production crews who appreciated the advances introduced in the VTX A12, but needed wider horizontal coverage for their applications. Like the VTX A12, next-generation JBL transducer technology and a high-frequency waveguide design deliver unmatched performance, sensitivity and coverage—and now a 120-degree dispersion pattern ensures coverage for a variety of applications. VTX A12W features the same patented JBL rigging mechanism and redesigned suspension system to streamline deployment and setup, and can be flown independently or in mixed configurations with the VTX A12. Plus, VTX A12W retains the same physical design, compact size and reduced weight found in the original A12. The JBL A Series isn’t just a superior line array—it’s a completely new way to approach tour sound.

  • 120-degree dispersion pattern for wide horizontal coverage
  • 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 120-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
  • Optimizations throughout the design for space efficiency and reduced weight while simultaneously improving performance
  • Full integration with JBL system control and prediction software
  • Lightweight design
  • Fully compatible with VTX A12
Frequency Range (-10 dB)46 Hz - 19 kHz (Preset: VTX A12W)
Coverage Pattern (-6dB)Horizontal = 120 degrees nominal (250Hz - 16kHz)
 Vertical = Varies with array size and configuration
Maximum Peak Output *2146dB (Preset: VTX A12W)
System ProcessingCrown Audio I-Tech 12000HD
 Crown Audio I-Tech 4x3500HD
System ImpedanceLF = 2 x 8 ohms
 MF = 8 ohms
 HF = 8 ohms
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
Construction18mm and 15mm ,11-ply Finnish birch plywood, Black DuraFlexTM finish, integral recessed handles
IP Rating *3IP55 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)