2 x FBT VENTIS 112A – 1 x 12″ + 1″ Active Speaker (SPLdB 126/133) – 20.6KG
2 x FBT SUBline 118SA – 18″ Active Subwoofer (SPL dB 134/137) – 44.5KG
2 x MSA 220BK – Telescopic Poles
4 x (2 x VN-C 112A / 2 x SL-C118) Padded Covers
2x Ventis 112A + 2x Subline 118SA
The VN4000 is the pinnacle of the VN series.
It is built around four boxes: a pair of Ventis 112A’SAs and a pair of Subline 118SAs, bundled together with a pair of variable-height connecting poles. This makes for a powerful full-range mobile PA system that also offers the added flexibility to be broken down into smaller setups if that’s what a particular event or situation requires.
The Ventis 112A is an extraordinary active speaker featuring a 12″” low frequency woofer and a 1” B&C high frequency compression driver arranged in a vertical configuration. It’s a great sounding, solid box made out of 15mm birch ply finished in a scratch-resistant paint and features a full-face grille. At just 20.6kg, it’s incredibly easy to move around using the integrated handle on the top of the cabinet. It also features a number of M10 suspension points, so it’s perfect for permanent installation, as well as a 35mm top-hat underneath for mounting on the included sub pole or a standalone tripod.
Around the back you’ll find the amp module that almost spans the entire width of the cabinet and offers 700W RMS of low frequency amplification and 200W RMS of high frequency. As with the rest of the Ventis range, the LF is Class D while the HF is Class H/AB.
Power is delivered by a powerCON TRUE1 connector and an AC loop out is also included so you can daisy-chain the power for another cabinet.
Input-wise, the Ventis 112A offers a single XLR / ¼-inch jack combi socket that can accept both a LINE or MIC level signal and a pair of RCA phono connections to allow, for example, an external MP3 player to be directly connected. Both inputs have a dedicated level control, which means that a mic and background music source can be connected and mixed without the need for a separate mixer. An XLR output socket is also provided to allow the audio signal to loop out to another cabinet.
The built-in DSP – accessed via a large backlit LCD display and corresponding turn-and-push control dial – allows you to fine-tune the sound to your own liking. It also allows you to dial-in a delay (0-10 metres), which is very useful for conference work, as well as a Hi-Pass filter. This means that you can either run the box full-range, so it’s useful as a discreet cabinet for wedding ceremonies or speeches, or allow it to concentrate all of its power on the hi/mid frequencies when you have the sub connected.
The Subline 115SA active cabinet is a 15″ Sub Woofer .The band-pass design of its predecessor, the 15SA, has been updated to a more traditional bass-reflex configuration, resulting in a smaller and lighter cabinet. Some would argue that a front-firing box like this really needs to be a lot bigger, with chunky drivers, in order to get really low, but that’s certainly not the case with the amazing 118SA.