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Electro-Voice ZLX-12P 12" 2-Way Powered Loudspeaker  

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With ZLX, Electro-Voice set out with a singular goal: to deliver best-in-class performance across every detail. The Electro-Voice ZLX-12P is a powered PA enclosure with a 12" woofer and 1.5" titanium ... Read More

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Overview

With ZLX, Electro-Voice set out with a singular goal: to deliver best-in-class performance across every detail. The Electro-Voice ZLX-12P is a powered PA enclosure with a 12" woofer and 1.5" titanium compression driver that gives you the confidence of the industry's most trusted components. The enclosure is engineered to exacting standards to bring exceptional EV audio quality for larger applications, with or without a subwoofer. The compact, lightweight ZLX-12P was designed to give you power and performance beyond the scope of other small-format loudspeakers, making it a standout choice for smaller-venue sound reinforcement or stage-monitoring.

ZLX combines decades of proven pro-audio engineering know-how with a bold new look and user-friendly features that give you an extraordinary amount of control over your sound - all with the renowned EV quality and reliability the pros trust. The ZLX-12P is perfect for use as either mains or monitors, and represents a new standard for musicians, DJs, and all performers looking for more from a portable powered loudspeaker.

Features Speaker configuration
  • Active/passive:Active
  • Type:Two-way full range
  • LF driver:12"
  • MF driver:N/A
  • HF driver:1.5" titanium driver
  • Power
  • Amplifier class:D
  • Wattage:500W RMS, 1000W peak
  • Mixer/preamp:N/A
  • Audio
  • Frequency response:65Hz - 18kHz
  • Coverage pattern:90 x 60
  • Max SPL:126 dB
  • Inputs
  • XLR:2 XLR/TRS
  • TRS:
  • TS:
  • RCA:
  • Output/thru
  • XLR: 1 mix output
  • TRS:
  • TS:
  • RCA:
  • SPEAKON:
  • Enclosure
  • Cabinet material:Polypropelene
  • Width:14"
  • Height:24"
  • Depth:14"
  • Weight:34 lb.
Warranty
MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
Microphones: 3 year full replacement
Wireless: 2 years
Speakers: 3 years active, 5 years passive


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Electro-VoiceZLX-12P 12" 2-Way Powered Loudspeaker
 
4.6

(based on 30 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (22)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (14)
  • Good audio (13)
  • Lightweight (12)
  • Versatile (8)
  • Compact (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (10)
  • Outdoor events / games (9)
  • Pro audio / DJ / mixing (6)
  • Home studio (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (7), Professional musician (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great so far

We've had two of the ZLX12Ps for a bit over three months. Just a quick, short review. We've used them as mains for our acoustic gigs; as monitors for the front line;...Read complete review

We've had two of the ZLX12Ps for a bit over three months. Just a quick, short review. We've used them as mains for our acoustic gigs; as monitors for the front line; and as a drum monitor. They've worked flawlessly in every situation we've thrown at them. Our singer says they are the best she's heard from all of the different monitor systems we've used in the past 10yrs or so. If I had one thing to change, it would be the placement of the side handle. It's on the bottom when in monitor mode; but that is a minor issue. Other than that, these are very good. Especially in this price range.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Sound good so far, some MFG QC issues

Just got the first pair of the 3 seperate pairs ordered and only had 1 out the box for a listen and inspection so far. I did find some quality control issues, the badge...Read complete review

Just got the first pair of the 3 seperate pairs ordered and only had 1 out the box for a listen and inspection so far. I did find some quality control issues, the badge had some slight rattle if I tap on the grill so I wemoved the screws and pulled the grill where I found several issues. Made in China at it's best! Of the 8 screws that fasten the LF driver in the frame, 3x were about 3/4in still sticking out and the rest were not very tightly installed, The little IC behind the badge that holds the front LED was loose and one of the 6x screws that hold the front grill on dont get tight because the plastic threads are stripped. This was a sad sigh for me to see and leaves me uncertain if these things will last a long time or fail early. The audio check I performed was only a basic test at home with several tracks sampled via ipod directly connected and with some brief high volume audio and tested on the dirfferent dsp modes. Sounded good with some powerful output and I can't wait to try these in a live performance as stage monitors as that will be the intended use.

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5.0

Clean. Powerful. Good price.

By Sprattman

from North Houston

Verified Buyer

Comments about Electro-Voice ZLX-12P 12" 2-Way Powered Loudspeaker:

Love these. Bought one to start after consulting in-store with tech, and then the second once I had in house. Clean. Powerful. Good price.

 
5.0

Perfect for Dj'ing

By Brandon

from Brea Ca

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Deep Bass
  • Easy To Use
  • Versatile

Cons

  • Bulky/Heavy

Best Uses

  • Amateur Recording
  • Events
  • Home Studio
  • Mobile DJ
  • Performances
  • Professional Recording

Comments about Electro-Voice ZLX-12P 12" 2-Way Powered Loudspeaker:

Although it is a little hard to put on a stand, its all around awesome. Deep Bass, Tall Highs, and durable.

 
5.0

Clear, powerful sound. Lightweight unit. Easy to use.

By JF

from Wilbraham, MA

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Events
    • Home Studio
    • Performances

    Comments about Electro-Voice ZLX-12P 12" 2-Way Powered Loudspeaker:

    Perfect with the Yamaha mixer for a keyboards & vocals performance.

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Awesome!

    By Charlie

    from Smithfield NC

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Not very easeasy to mount in ththe air

      Best Uses

        Comments about Electro-Voice ZLX-12P 12" 2-Way Powered Loudspeaker:

        Great product! Such awesome sound and quality

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Good clear punch

        By Jimmy shay

        from Mount pleasant mi

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Events
          • Performances

          Comments about Electro-Voice ZLX-12P 12" 2-Way Powered Loudspeaker:

          My plan was to replace my portable fender passport for individual gigs with these and a small mixer
          Then use these as monitors on our full band as I upgrade our larger system to power speakers also
          This should work!
          I have used them on one outdoor solo gig and they really have a loud clean sound
          I was surprised that after 100 ft away the sound really drops off so the don't throw/ carry the sound as far as I would have thought.
          Hopefully the 15" will better.

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Great price, potentially great sounding. Resonance buzz.

          By Doc Solo

          from West Chester, PA

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Easy To Use

          Cons

          • Unreliable

          Best Uses

          • Events
          • Mobile DJ
          • Performances

          Comments about Electro-Voice ZLX-12P 12" 2-Way Powered Loudspeaker:

          I'm using ZLX12p speakers for acoustic performances.

          2 of the 3 ZLX12p speakers that I've purchased have a resonance buzz, meaning, at specific frequencies the cabinet resonates which produces a buzzing type sound. For example, playing a low G, G#, or low A note causes the cabinet to buzz, even at very low volumes. Any note played outside these frequencies is full, crisp, and clean.
          I've reproduced the exact same issue using an iphone guitar app to rule-out the issue being my guitar.
          The first speaker was exchanged. I demonstrated the problem at my local guitar center which handled the exchange promptly. I tested the new one, in store, prior to leaving.

          I purchased a 2nd speaker (also tested in store prior to leaving) a few weeks later because of the great sound quality, size, and price. Last night, while performing live, I noticed the same issue with one of the 2 that I currently own. This inconsistency is bothersome. I'm hoping the warranty will cover the repair or the replacement.

          Again, I really like the speaker for a variety of reasons, but if this problem persists, I'll be forced to change to a different manufacturer. On that note, I've also experienced this same effect with a Yamaha DXR.

           
          5.0

          Very solid piece of equipment

          By Chris

          from Wellsville, NY

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Compact
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Events
            • Home Studio
            • Mobile DJ
            • Performances

            Comments about Electro-Voice ZLX-12P 12" 2-Way Powered Loudspeaker:

            I spent several days looking for a quality powered speaker that wasn't going to break the bank, and I found it.
            Very clear, good bass response and good features.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Speaker is amazing . Exactly what I was looking

            By Djcertify

            from Ny

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Compact
            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Events
              • Mobile DJ
              • Performances

              Comments about Electro-Voice ZLX-12P 12" 2-Way Powered Loudspeaker:

              Great look
              Great sound
              Light weight
              Good price

              Upgraded from Altos and Mackie thump
              these are way better

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Not loud enough for the money.

              By Richie Conway Music

              from San Luis Obispo, CA

              About Me Professional Musician

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Not loud enough
              • Pricey / Poor Value

              Best Uses

                Comments about Electro-Voice ZLX-12P 12" 2-Way Powered Loudspeaker:

                I bought this Thursday and used it at a gig Friday. The gig had 200 people and was supposed to only have 100. It barely got loud enough to get 30 feet outside.

                I just bought a pair of these and used them at the first gig on Friday.

                The BAD:
                1) 1000 watts is too high. I have used other speakers that were much louder with less watts. I can crank them and sit right in front of them and not feel it, so they definitely don't push much air. They can get loud, but aren't powerful. I tested them against a cheap korg 100W PA system with 2 8" speakers and the Korg may have pushed more.
                2) They sound way too hyped to me. It sounds mid scooped with the uppers slightly boosted and the bass slightly boosted. In light of the bass boost, unless you use them in monitor mode, they need to be on stands or else the bass will overpower the speaker (not in a good way, more in a feedback sort of way).

                The GOOD:
                1) They match my anthem pickup pretty well and give it a good sparkle due to the eq and clarity

                 
                5.0

                could not be happier.

                By Hope Chapel North Shore

                from Maui Hawaii

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Clear Sound
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Events
                  • Performances

                  Comments about Electro-Voice ZLX-12P 12" 2-Way Powered Loudspeaker:

                  We are a small church and got the 2 new speakers and I could not be happier with the service we have received and the speakers. While the speakers are good, we are happy with them, we are totally blown away by the service of Carlos.
                  Praying we never need to find out if the warranty works or not.

                  Mahalo,
                  Brent

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