JBL VERTEC® Passive and Powered Line Array Loudspeakers Offer Unprecedented Performance and Versatility

As PLASA08 gears up to showcase the latest innovations in audio technology, JBL Professional's VERTEC® series now offers the most comprehensive set of line array solutions for tour sound and performance-venue applications. With the introduction of the VERTEC VT4889ADP Powered Fullsize Line Array Element and the companion VT4880ADP Ultra Long Excursion Arrayable Subwoofer earlier this year, all size categories in the VERTEC line--compact, midsize and fullsize--are now optionally available with JBL's DrivePack® electronic modules featuring multiple combinations of Crown amplification, dbx digital signal processing and HiQnetâ„¢ remote control and monitoring.

“From the beginning, the VERTEC series was developed to meet the live sound industry's need for reduced system size and improved usability, while also striving to provide higher standards of performance,” said David Scheirman, Vice President of Tour Sound, JBL Professional. “The wealth of options offered by the VERTEC lineup ensures that the demands of rental sound companies and their clients will be met regardless of system format requirements.”

Since its introduction, VERTEC has become established as a worldwide industry standard for line array systems, thanks to the series' optimal combination of high output power, premium fidelity, light weight and easy setup. The VERTEC series offers a comprehensive range of models combining JBL's legendary sound quality with the most advanced component transducers and enclosure technology available.

Further extending VERTEC's range of options, each model is now available as an integrally-powered system, using the company's exclusive JBL DrivePack technology. In addition to onboard amplification, these “DP” versions feature dbx input modules to implement crossovers, equalization, time alignment and protection for the speaker system. The standard DPIP input module features analog audio inputs and sophisticated onboard digital signal processing technology. Precision bandpass limiting, pre-equalization filters and automatic self-test functions ensure optimized performance.

Additionally, the optional DPAN (DrivePack Analog) modules add networking functionality and HiQnet compatibility via Harman's System Architect software for remote control and monitoring. The optional DPCN (CobraNetâ„¢-compatible) input module offers the ability to combine digital audio and control on a single CAT5 cable.

“VERTEC has become the system of choice for the world's most successful rental sound providers and system integrators, and for many of the most prestigious tours, special events and performance venues around the globe,” Scheirman added. “Spectacular applications like the recent Beijing Olympics Opening Ceremony, the world's largest music festival (Rock In Rio), the current Democratic and Republican National Conventions, and global tours to support leading artists like Nine Inch Nails, Blue Man Group, Rascal Flatts, Bruce Springsteen, Lenny Kravitz, Seal, and Josh Groban all show the diverse range of our customers' applications with the system. This is, in no small part, a result of JBL's commitment to providing top-tier international system users and regionally-focused audio professionals alike with a broad range of comprehensive solutions for applications in all sizes and environments.”

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