|JBL Professional Debuts VERTEC® Subcompact Suspension Accessories At Winter
ANAHEIM, California – At Winter NAMM, JBL Professional is introducing the latest suspension hardware
accessories for its VERTEC® subcompact line arrays. The VERTEC hardware enables quick assembly of variable
curvature vertical or modular constant-curvature horizontal line arrays. In addition to the standard VT4886-AF array frame for suspending up to 24 boxes, along with the VT4886-UB and –UB1 for supporting smaller groups of speakers, the line of equipment now includes the VT4886-SF Short Frame, the VT4886-HB Horizontal Bar, and VT4886-DF88 and VT4886-DF89 Downfill Frames.
The VERTEC Subcompact System is specifically designed to be one of the most versatile tools in a portable sound rental company’s inventory. Application flexibility also ensures VT4886 and VT4883 elements provide effective sound design tools for performance audio facility system designers.
“Since its launch a year ago, the VT4886 has quickly become known as an all-purpose type of loudspeaker with
many different uses, from single standalone fill speakers to complex, mixed full-range and subwoofer arrays,” said
Paul Bauman, Director of Tour Sound Product and Application Engineering, JBL Professional. “The introduction of
these new suspension accessories will complement this speaker’s flexibility by opening up a world of new
application possibilities from a sound design perspective. In
many ways, the accessories ‘make the product’ for a
loudspeaker as versatile as the VT4886.”
The VT4886-SF Short Frame suspends VT4886 arrays by
coupling to existing integrated hardware on the VERTEC
enclosures, and works well when limited space is available
above or behind the array due to wall surfaces or venue
obstructions. Weighing just 5.6 kg (12.8 lb), the machinedaluminum
frame with receiver blocks is fitted with steel quickrelease
pins and restraining lanyards. A pullback point enables
attachment to the bottom of an array to enable radical downward
angles. The VT4886-HB Horizontal Bar can suspend up to six
horizontally-oriented VT4886 line array elements, enabling the
assembly of constant-coverage arrays that are useful for center
fill and other applications.
The VT4886-DF88 and VT4886-DF89 Downfill Frames each
support up to eight VT4886 subcompact line array elements. The
VT4886-DF88 connects the elements beneath midsize VT4888
full-range or VT4882 subwoofer arrays, while the VT4886-DF89
suspends the elements beneath full-size VT4889/VT4889-1 fullrange
or VT4880/VT4880A subwoofer arrays. The two strong,
lightweight downfill frames weigh in at 11.3 kg (25 lb) and 13.4 kg
(29.5 lb), respectively.
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