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Taylor Gonzalez

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JBL VP Series
« on: May 21, 2015, 08:05:00 pm »

JBLs VP Series has caught my eye, looks like a great box. Anyone familiar with them? They are very similar, component wise to the AM series. I'm thinking of building a LR rig with (2) 60x40 boxes per side, giving me 120* per side. I have the design down, just need to narrow the box down. I've looked at:
JBL STX835 (60x40 3 way)
JBL AM7315/64
JBL VP7315/64

All are 3-way boxes, I know the AM and VP have array kits but, not sure about the new STX. The STX are also very affortable and powered but, I haven't heard them yet. I've heard an AM7315 installation and it was pleasant although I am certain it was setup incorrectly. Anyone have any ballpark numbers for the VP series and AM series? Obviuously the VP will be more expensive being powered and a Pro Series product. Thanks for any input.
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Re: JBL VP Series
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2015, 08:18:02 pm »

The VP is my favorite overall jbl box but it is pricey. It does have the option of input ing a digital signal.

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Re: JBL VP Series
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2015, 08:44:24 pm »

Jamin will be along shortly; he uses the VP series and appears very happy with them.
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Re: JBL VP Series
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2015, 10:49:56 pm »

The VP is my favorite overall jbl box but it is pricey. It does have the option of input ing a digital signal.

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Is this box a Meyer competitor? (In price and quality?)
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Re: JBL VP Series
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2015, 10:52:33 pm »

Is this box a Meyer competitor? (In price and quality?)

IIRC George Thorogood & tD were out with them last summer for monitors.  His guys seemed to like them.
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Re: JBL VP Series
« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2015, 11:01:18 pm »

One of my venues has VP 12" wedges and they are great, high output touring class boxes.
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Re: JBL VP Series
« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2015, 12:52:03 am »

One of my venues has VP 12" wedges and they are great, high output touring class boxes.

I'm seeing prices online as high as 8k for the 3-Way box...is that correct?
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Re: JBL VP Series
« Reply #7 on: May 22, 2015, 01:08:07 am »

I don't know the real world pricing myself.. I had nothing to do with the purchase. But it's my understanding that they are expensive. Thinking about the cost of a fancy box and 3 channels of iTech HD... Those numbers don't blow my mind. Jamin L, who should find his way to the thread soon, should be able to give you a good review and more information in this area.
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Re: JBL VP Series
« Reply #8 on: May 22, 2015, 07:59:41 am »

We use the VP7212mdp wedges on the Thorogood tour and have been extremely pleased with their performance over the last 3 years. Power switching across the planet has been flawless. Expensive? Yes. But, well worth the investment. This is a pro box with powercon I/O not IEC like the new SRX line.  Sonically a very pleasing box. Power to weight ratio is some of the best we've encountered.
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Re: JBL VP Series
« Reply #9 on: May 22, 2015, 02:33:54 pm »

The monitors in the VP series are great. The top boxes sound great, but a couple of companies in my neck of the woods have had issues with the built in amps. They have them out for service more than they have used them in the past year. The response back to them has been that "the boxes don't like to travel very well". Both companies take meticulous care of their gear and load their trucks very well.

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