FIREHOUSE PRODUCTIONS INVESTS BIG IN JBL VTX V25-II ELEMENTS - AudioTechnology
Firehouse Productions is a progressive and successful live sound production company in the US. It has been a long time user of JBL loudspeakers for events like the NBA All-Star Game and the Rock ’n’ Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Recently the company has spent big on a heap of JBL VTX V25-II and VTX V20 elements — 96 of each, to be exact. In addition, 24 Crown I-Tech JD amps were purchased to power the system.
“We started working with a JBL VerTec 4889 rig almost 15 years ago and it became an important foundation of our business,” said Mark Dittmar, Lead Design & Integration Engineer, Firehouse Productions. “When we heard a demonstration of the VTX V25-II, we were blown away by the sound quality. It’s the most accurate loudspeaker I’ve ever heard.”
The VTX V25-II is a full size three-way high-directivity line array element that includes a new waveguide for further throw and wavefront control. The system’s D2 Dual Diaphragm Dual Voice Coil Compression Driver improves the sound and performance of high frequencies, providing significantly higher array power, reduced distortion, and more than double the power handling — all with the same physical footprint and a 30% reduction in weight. The V25‐II waveguide provides better acoustic loading conditions for the D2 driver, with 10dB higher sensitivity above 10kHz.