GERMANY - MARCH 13, 2002 - Following the unprecedented success
of the VERTEC VT4889 Line Array loudspeaker, JBL Professional
has introduced the model VT4880 dual 18" subwoofer. The second
model introduced in the expanding VERTEC product range, the VT4880
is an outgrowth of JBL's Vertical Technology program. Designed
as purpose-built arrayable subwoofers, VT4880's can either be
flown in conjunction with VT4889 line arrays, ground-stacked,
or suspended as stand-alone VLF (Very Low Frequency) line arrays.
Applications include concert audio and any high-level sound reinforcement
function where extended low frequency performance is desired.
the design and functional elements of the VT4889, the VERTEC sub
offers the best ratio of output power to weight in its class.
At 58.6 kilograms (129 pounds), one box delivers a maximum peak
output of 138 dB (1 meter) and has a 1200W AES system power rating.
The VT4880 has two JBL 2258H 18" dual voice coil, Direct
Cooled cone transducers with Neodymium Differential Drive®.
Advanced construction techniques and hybrid materials provide
an exceptionally rigid, lightweight enclosure with JBL's roadworthy
DuraFlex finish and weatherized component transducers.
As part of
the product development phase, the VT4880 underwent extensive
field testing during the summer concert touring season. Soundmixers
working with acts as diverse as Snoop Dogg, Bob Dylan, Brooks
& Dunn, Randy Travis, the Beach Boys and Kansas put the new
subwoofer through its paces.
the VERTEC system, JBL has established a scalable format that
works well at all levels, from small ground-stacked arrays up
to flying stadium-sized concert rigs," stated David Scheirman,
Director, Tour Sound for JBL Professional. "VERTEC has set
a new standard for meeting the needs of portable audio system
professionals, from sound quality to rigging versatility to transportation
issues. The VT4889 gave us an excellent starting point for the
design of the VT4880 sub. In fact the front baffle of the VT4880
is exactly the same size as the VT4889. This ensures direct compatability
with the VT4889, in the same array if desired. This is practical
as well as aesthetically pleasing. The new VT4880 arrayable subwoofer
is a direct response to customer input."
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 www.jblpro.com.