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EV ZLX 12P

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Active Full-range Speaker

  • Equipped with: 12" Woofer and 1.5" compression driver
  • Power: 1000 W peak, 250 W continuous power
  • Class D amplifier
  • Built-in DSP with Display
  • Dispersion angle: 90° x 60°
  • Frequency range: 55 - 20,000 Hz
  • Maximum level: 125 dB
  • 2 Microphone / line XLR / jack combo inputs
  • XLR output
  • Polypropylene plastic housing
  • Dimensions (H x W x D): 610 x 356 x 356 mm
  • Weight: 15.6 kg
  • Suitable case: Article number

    329285

    (not included)
  • Suitable protective cover: Article number

    318856

    (not included)
Width 356 mm
Depth 356 mm
Height 610 mm
Weight 15,6 kg
Type Standard
Woofer size 12
Number of woofers 1
Ways 2-Way
Power (manufacturers info) 1000 W
Monitor slope Yes
Inputs 2
Low Cut adjustable
Fan No
Housing Plastic
Color Black
Item number 313039
$339
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A price-buster among full-range speakers

The ZLX 12P is a multifunctional speaker with a 12" woofer. For years, this model has been renowned among versatile speakers. The ZLX 12P can be used both as a front-of-house speaker in a club and as a monitor on stage. Two qualities in particular make it outstanding for its price. Firstly, it has an integrated DSP. Since the EV ZLX 12P can adapt its sound to different requirements, it is equally suitable for use as a stage monitor for a band or as a public address system at an events centre. Secondly, the speaker is relatively light, and its three handles mean that one or two people can easily carry it into and out of the venue. With its optional matching protective cover, the ZLX 12P is packed and ready for touring.

Both for music and speech

The EV ZLX 12P features a 12" woofer and a 1.5" compression driver. It is suited to full-range applications and can easily be placed on the floor or on a stand. The sound is warm and unobtrusive and the high frequencies pleasantly smooth. In addition, the speaker can be used as a top unit in combination with a subwoofer. Thanks to its angled monitor position, it also provides great targeted sound for bands on stage. The signal from the mixing console is sent straight to the two combined jack and XLR inputs, which can be adjusted separately. The sound can also be relayed to additional speakers via the XLR output. Once the speaker is powered, the DSP provides numerous options for optimising the sound. Whether for music or speech, with or without an additional subwoofer, as a monitor or front-of-house speaker – the EV ZLX 12P has it all covered.

For an audience or a band

The ZLX 12P from Electro-Voice can function both as a monitor and as a full-range speaker. One speaker used on its own can reach around 100 people, while two used in a stereo setup can reach 150. Entertainers, mobile DJs and bands with acoustic instruments all benefit from a flexible speaker of proven quality. For operators of small venues, the speaker provides a self-contained PA system. Speakers at events can plug a microphone directly into one of its inputs when giving product presentations. Those requiring a second input for music in mono will appreciate the separately adjustable volume control, which enables the desired sound to be achieved without the need for an external console. The EV ZLX 12P’s scope for expansion does not end there, however. Suitable subwoofers are also available as an option for rock bands looking to add more bass power to their sound. And finally, the integrated DSP means that the settings can be quickly optimised for the respective application.

About Electro-Voice

Electro-Voice was founded in 1927 and has been dedicated to building sound reinforcement systems and microphones since the 1930s. The firm, originally based in Indiana, USA, is considered one of the industry pioneers and has developed many new technologies still in use today. For example, their hum-cancelling coil was not only a milestone for microphone construction, but also was at the origin of the humbucker pickups still used in many guitars. In the long history of the company, Electro-Voice has constantly expanded its offer and today sells a wide range of products for sound reinforcement tasks from entry to professional levels.

An event room and its PA

Just imagine that a new PA is needed for a multifunctional stage and that the system needs to do more than just reach the 100 seats in the hall. The space is often rented by bands to record music videos, debates are regularly filmed and streamed, and sporting events occasionally need voice and music amplification as well. Two EV ZLX 12Ps placed on speaker stands to the left and right of the stage will provide uniform audibility for the entire hall. The outputs of the in-house mixing console are sent straight to the inputs of the two speakers, which in turn are connected to the power supply. For video shoots, the speakers are simply placed on the stage. To provide adequate amplification for rock bands, we recommend adding the matching ELX 118P subwoofers, whose settings are also optimised by the DSP chip.

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Great little box
AVG 20.06.2016
I use these speakers in a variety of applications - main speakers in rooms up to about 150 people for DJ's, vocalists and presentations, and also as monitors for bands, vocalists and dance productions. After using them for a few years, I'm very happy with how they have performed, and my clients are happy too.

Appearance - sometimes how a speaker looks can be as important as how it sounds, and these are good looking boxes. They look the part for conferences and weddings, etc. Additionally, the EV logo puts a smile on the face of the artists I work with before they even start the sound check!

Sound - great for the price, they sound as good as some more expensive speakers I've used. They do need a little eq when used as monitors, but this is to be expected. My clients regularly comment on how good they sound, particularly the DJ's.

Power - they're not the most powerful speakers on the market but as long as you're realistic about what to expect at this price point, they are very capable. I've used them as mains in rooms up to about 150 people and as monitors with 9 piece funky soul bands where they have performed admirably, but I feel this is about the limit. You may get more mileage out of them by combining them with subs.

Features - the built in mixer is handy if you just need a mic or background music for drinks receptions, etc. The easy to use DSP is pretty useful, with a selection of EQ presets. Be careful with the "club" setting though, as it significantly boosts the bass causing low end feedback in the mic which can be difficult to control with typical DJ mixers.

Build/reliability - these are nice and light which makes loading and setup a breeze even if you are on your own. Some online reviewers have raised concerns about the build quality of these speakers but that appears to have been from an early production run, and I've certainly not experienced such issues with any of mine. As for reliability, I have 4 of these which see use most weekends and have had zero problems after 2-3 years.

Conclusion - excellent speakers for the price, versatile and a joy to work with. Will be buying more of these in the future and would definitely recommend to others.
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Amazing speaker for the price.
Anonymous 16.07.2014
I am very impressed with these at this price bracket.
Very reasonable sound, well balanced for vocals and acoustic instruments.

I eq out a little top end but then I prefer a more natural sound.

Having two inputs that can handle non-phantom mics, jack inputs from guitars or keyboards and line level make them suitable for performers who need a very small footprint (such as a musician at a wedding ceremony). Keyboardist would benefit from the 15" version to handle the lower notes effectively in that situation.

Of course having a preamp and some eq/reverb ahead of the speaker inputs would always be better but not essential in this case.

Recently used these as the only amplification for an outdoor event (beer garden) they handled acoustic guitars and vocals very well up to the acoustic level of a hard hitting rock drummer. Also worked great for an electric guitarist who plugged his pedal board straight into my desk.

They emit quite a lot of sound through the sides which could be beneficial for any small groups who cannot afford monitors as they will hear quite a lot of themselves through the side of the speaker!
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Very good for big rooms
GuitarPlayerFromMinsk 16.10.2017
I took 2 of them for my rehearsal room - its for 40 sqm and 4,5 m ceiling. So it's very enough for it and the sound is very clear and has no glitches. 12" Loudspeakers gives great sound and you really should think about taking them.
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Awesome. Can I say any more.
Anonymous 20.07.2015
After using these speakers since February, I have been impressed by them to the point at which I would probably never switch from EV to another brand again.

These speakers are packed with the highest-end features on a lower-mid price bracket speaker I personally have ever seen. The onboard DSP allows for so many options with subwoofers, mounting options and sound trimming I do away with an equalizer all together, but even the built in programs do a solid job at keeping good sound quality running all the way up to peak

Running these with my thebox 212 sub A (another highly recommended product) gave me sound that an audio engineer who usually runs top-of-the-line RCF and QSC products could not comprehend, quoting 'I can't even get that treble clarity on my £10,000 line array system'.

An amazing product on it's own for small-medium size venues, and with a sub, awesome for larger venues and events too!!
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