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NEW YORK CITY - OCTOBER 11th, 2003 - At the Audio Engineering Society Convention, JBL Professional’s VERTEC® VT4887 compact line array system was honored with a 2003 TEC (Technical Excellence and Creativity) Award. The compact bi-amplified three-way line array element won in the Sound Reinforcement Loudspeaker Technology category. The 19th Annual TEC Awards, produced by the Mix Foundation for Excellence in Audio at the Marriott Marquis Hotel’s Broadway Ballroom, honored those products and innovations that have made the most significant contributions to the advancement of audio technology during the past year.

The VERTEC VT4887 is small and lightweight, measuring only 279 mm x 787 mm x 417 mm (11" x 31" x 16.4"). It weighs 28 kg (62 lb.) and is fitted with 8" Neodymium Differential Drive NDD™ low frequency loudspeakers. It has a power rating of 1000W (low frequency section) and 225W (mid/high frequency section). Horizontal coverage for the multi-use loudspeaker system is specified at 100 degrees.

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David Scheirman, Director of Tour Sound for JBL Professional stated, “VERTEC systems are becoming the global industry standard for use on high-profile televised events ranging from the Miss Universe Pageant to the Academy Awards to the MTV Video Music Awards, and for concert touring with artists ranging from to Bruce Springsteen to David Bowie to Toby Keith to Eric Clapton. With the VT4887, JBL wanted to expand the tools and solutions available for use by sound reinforcement professionals in small to medium-sized venues by introducing a smaller lighter enclosure. Whether used by our customers as a
stand-alone array system or in conjunction with other system
models in the VERTEC product line, we’re very pleased to see the rapid acceptance of this high-performance, flexible system for both portable and permanent-installation use in entertainment venues, theaters and houses of worship.”

The VT4887 has already shown its flexibility in use on projects ranging from frontfills for Peter Gabriel’s North American tour as deployed by Audiotek/Firehouse Productions, to satellite arrays for General Motors’ dealer conferences as fielded by Onstage Audio, to downfills in ProMix’s system for Radio City Music Hall’s Christmas Music Spectacular. In addition the VT4887 has recently been selected for prestigious installations like Walt Disney Concert Hall, the United States Air Force’s Museum of Flight, and Purdue University’s Elliott Hall of Music.

Headquartered in Northridge, California, JBL Professional is the world’s leading designer, manufacturer, and marketer of professional loudspeakers for recording and broadcast, musician, cinema, touring sound, commercial sound and contracting applications. JBL Professional is part of the Harman International network of professional and consumer audio companies. For complete product and company information, go to the JBL Pro website at

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