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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 ... Click To Read More About This Product

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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 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 in. 
  • MF driver:N/A
  • HF driver:1.5-in. 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 degrees
  • Max SPL:126dB
  • Inputs
  • XLR:2 XLR/TRS
  • TRS:
  • TS:
  • RCA:
  • Output/thru
  • XLR: 1 mix output
  • TRS:
  • TS:
  • RCA:
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  • Enclosure
  • Cabinet material:Polypropelene
  • Width:14 in.
  • Height:24 in.
  • Depth:14 in.
  • Weight:34 lb.
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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 32 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (24)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (16)
  • Good audio (15)
  • Lightweight (14)
  • Versatile (10)
  • Compact (9)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (12)
  • Outdoor events / games (11)
  • Pro audio / DJ / mixing (8)
  • Home studio (6)
  • Amateur recording (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional musician (9), Experienced (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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(10 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Sound good so far, some MFG QC issues

By marc platowsky

from Philadelphia, PA

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

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.

(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great so far

By Kenny Empson

from Peculiar, MO

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

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.

(7 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Not bad but Not amazing

By william adams

from Portland, Maine

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

I decided to try these out. I have been a QSC fan for a while now. I looked at some reviews of these and decided to try it out in comparison to my K12s. These just do not cut it for me. I guess I have been spoiled by the K12s. I was barely pushing them and they got very hot, especially with no fan. If you are looking for a good inexpensive speaker this is not bad, but if you are more of an audiophile look else where.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Mike B

By Michael Baudoin

from New Orleans, Louisiana

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

I have DJed for over 25 years and used EVs in the past and they have always produced clean crisp sound. Im not really big on powered speakers, but I was looking for a easier rig to use for smaller venues. So I was in the market the for 12s and I was interested in the QSC K12 but not looking to spend as much. So I did some research and was turned on to the ZLX 12p as a comparison. After putting them side by side the zlx is by far extremely impressive for the price and the features they have. The overall sound quality is the best I heard from a 12" loudspeaker. So I bought a pair and I am proud to say EV has done it again. lookout QSC K12 there's a new sheriff in town.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Can't beat it for the price!

By tony

from Wake Forest, NC

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

I'm a firm believer in you get what you pay for, well in this case you get much more than you pay for. I'm using 3 of these as floor wedges with QSC's for the mains. These bad boys hold their own against the more than twice the price QSC's. I'm not comparing the two, but for dollar to dollar you can't go wrong with the EV's.

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Incredible Clarity & Full Sound at Low & High Levels Great Speakers !

By Nick Lamberti

from Boston Mass

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

Ive been a DJ in the Boston for over 30 yrs plus and wanted speakers with great vocal clarity and a nice fat sound both low and high volume and lightweight. Ev has done it.DSP controls awesome. Thumping club sound in club mode. It is very important to have your laptop or source going in is properly equalized to get the most out of these or any speakers and you will have the best sound.I am very very pleased thank you EV !

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Speaker for live use

By Brian hutton

from Chicago IL

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

Im a drummer, audiophile and a studio engineer. I got to the point where i got tired of going to different venues and the sound is horrible or just not to my liking so i decided i was going to purchase a personal monitor for self use..........this speaker is awesome, light weight, very modern looking and most importantly the sound is crystal clear. great presence and it sounds very deep, great low end also. I did my first gig with this speaker. when i brought it in everyone noticed how stylish and pro level it looked and also they complemented me on how good it sounded. I used it as a monitor by my drums and it was plenty loud enough with nice tight low end. the dsp makes it very new age also. overall Im very pleased with my purchase. EV has taken it to another level!

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

worth every penny

By Michael

from Youngstown, Ohio

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

I was looking for an active system to replace my aging jbl mrx tops, that I primarily used for small-medium club events, school plays, and smaller rentals. Additionally, I was looking for something that could be used as stage monitors as well for my larger shows. These boxes fit my budget, and seemed like they would fit all the needs I just mentioned. After purchasing, I was a little skeptical that they would have enough power to handle my needs, and I was a bit fearful that they'd start clipping before the needed output level was reached. The first event I took them to was at a local club. The place wasn't too large, it could hold maybe about 100-150 people max, with a dance floor capacity of about 50. The act that was playing was a regular of mine, a pop group that included drums, bass, guitar, keys, sax, trumpet, and 4 vocals. The zlx12p's were paired up with a set of cerwin vega sl-36's powered by a qsc rmx2450, 1 sub and 1 top per side. I cut everything below 60 Hz to the tops, and everything above 75 Hz for the subs. During setup, I ran pink noise trough the console, with the output meters kissing 0dB, then did the same on channel 1 of the zlx's, finally I pulled the master volume up to 0dB, with the setting on live/pole mode. Once the band began, I'm pretty sure I didn't stop smiling for the entire night. To say the mids and highs were good is a complete understatement. With very little eq I had the entire group sounding fantastic, and I wasn't the only one to notice. The dance floor was more packed than it had ever been, and everyone stuck around until the end, a phenomenon I had never witnessed with this group/venue combination before. The band leader commented at the end of the night that he had never had so many compliments, and every musician was showering me with praise. The female vocalist had only been with the group for a few months, and I had never worked a show with her. Her family couldn't stop telling me how clear she sounded, and that how at every other gig, her voice got buried under everything else. These little plastic boxes sound as good as something 5 times as expensive, and I definitely plan on purchasing more (as soon as this week, actually). They aren't the least bit harsh, unlike the jbl prx's I work with at a different company I sub for. Giving the correct application, they really do shine. I wouldn't recommend using them as mains for larger outdoor locations, nor if your band has a bunch of marshall cabs all over the stage, and if you're a dj, I'd plan on taking subs with you to your event. Next week I have a few gigs with an irish folk/rock group, hopefully by then I'll have another pair and can see how they do as monitors.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

worth every penny

By Michael

from Youngstown, Ohio

Site Member

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

I was looking for an active system to replace my aging jbl mrx tops, that I primarily used for small-medium club events, school plays, and smaller rentals. Additionally, I was looking for something that could be used as stage monitors as well for my larger shows. These boxes fit my budget, and seemed like they would fit all the needs I just mentioned. After purchasing, I was a little skeptical that they would have enough power to handle my needs, and I was a bit fearful that they'd start clipping before the needed output level was reached. The first event I took them to was at a local club. The place wasn't too large, it could hold maybe about 100-150 people max, with a dance floor capacity of about 50. The act that was playing was a regular of mine, a pop group that included drums, bass, guitar, keys, sax, trumpet, and 4 vocals. The zlx12p's were paired up with a set of cerwin vega sl-36's powered by a qsc rmx2450, 1 sub and 1 top per side. I cut everything below 60 Hz to the tops, and everything above 75 Hz for the subs. During setup, I ran pink noise trough the console, with the output meters kissing 0dB, then did the same on channel 1 of the zlx's, finally I pulled the master volume up to 0dB, with the setting on live/pole mode. Once the band began, I'm pretty sure I didn't stop smiling for the entire night. To say the mids and highs were good is a complete understatement. With very little eq I had the entire group sounding fantastic, and I wasn't the only one to notice. The dance floor was more packed than it had ever been, and everyone stuck around until the end, a phenomenon I had never witnessed with this group/venue combination before. The band leader commented at the end of the night that he had never had so many compliments, and every musician was showering me with praise. The female vocalist had only been with the group for a few months, and I had never worked a show with her. Her family couldn't stop telling me how clear she sounded, and that how at every other gig, her voice got buried under everything else. These little plastic boxes sound as good as something 5 times as expensive, and I definitely plan on purchasing more (as soon as this week, actually). They aren't the least bit harsh, unlike the jbl prx's I work with at a different company I sub for. Giving the correct application, they really do shine. I wouldn't recommend using them as mains for larger outdoor locations, nor if your band has a bunch of marshall cabs all over the stage, and if you're a dj, I'd plan on taking subs with you to your event. Next week I have a few gigs with an irish folk/rock group, hopefully by then I'll have another pair and can see how they do as monitors.

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good clear punch

By Jimmy shay

from Mount pleasant mi

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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.

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