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Electro-Voice ZLX-15P 15" 2-Way Powered Loudspeaker  

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With best-in-class performance across every detail, Electro-Voice raises the bar with its ZLX-15P powered loudspeaker. Its rugged enclosure is engineered to exacting standards, delivering exceptional ... Click To Read More About This Product

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With best-in-class performance across every detail, Electro-Voice raises the bar with its ZLX-15P powered loudspeaker. Its rugged enclosure is engineered to exacting standards, delivering exceptional pro-grade audio, even without a subwoofer. With modern styling the ZLX-15P is perfect either as mains or monitors, and represents a new standard for musicians, DJs, or anyone looking for more power and portability.

The heartbeat of this compact system is a lightweight and efficient Class-D amplifier, powering a 15-in. woofer and 1.5-in. titanium compression driver with 1000W for an impressive 127dB SPL with deep low-end response and crisp, clear highs. Compared to its smaller sibling, this 15-in. is better suited for larger spaces and applications calling for more bass output, such as DJing or live instrument reinforcement. Pound-for-pound you’ll be hard pressed to find a harder working speaker in the business, and the ZLX-15P’s robust build means it’s ready to be put through its paces.

Three unique location sound modes optimize the ZLX-15P for any live sound application. Run it up a stand and use the pole setting to gain back the low end you lose from elevating it off the ground. Place it wedge-style on the floor and use the monitor setting to control low end from muddying your stage sound. Or mount it to a wall and use the bracket setting to prevent excess bass buildup from overtaking your mix.

EV puts you even more in control with preset EQ curves that let you effortlessly dial in the perfect sound for your club or venue. Get the people on their feet by sweetening your audio with a smiley-face club EQ curve (excited bass and treble). Or optimize your speakers for music with the neutral live preset, or customize for book readings and live speaking events with the speech preset.

Features
  • LCD display and unique single-knob DSP control with presets
  • Input level meters and independent amplifier control
  • EV-engineered components matched with a custom-built 1000-W Class-D amplifier
  • Lightweight, super-durable composite construction with unique hi/lo grip design
  • Patented split-baffle design for superior driver time alignment and enhanced sonic impact and intelligibility
  • 1000W (Class D); 127 dB max SPL; 42 Hz - 20 kHz
  • 15" woofer and 1.5" high-frequency titanium compression driver
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-15P 15" 2-Way Powered Loudspeaker
 
4.3

(based on 31 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (9)
  • Good audio (9)
  • Lightweight (7)
  • Versatile (7)
  • Durable (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Pro audio / DJ / mixing (6)
  • Outdoor events / games (4)
  • Performances (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (8), Novice (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

EV ZLX -15P all it's cracked up to be

Just got a new pair of EV ZLX-15P powered mains, and did a huge gig with them last night. First off the big seller to me was weight and balance. The videos...Read complete review

Just got a new pair of EV ZLX-15P powered mains, and did a huge gig with them last night. First off the big seller to me was weight and balance. The videos for these really touted this as LIGHT. Well, they were right on about that. Amazingly light in weight (38 pounds) and so easy to carry and stow on a pole with the handles and the balance. I was ready to buy the Live-X 15P but these were less money and lighter. And the reviews had said the quality was there. I bought these without hearing them. That COULD have been a mistake. But it wasn't. The gig I did last night was to produce a community Jazz show in a huge auditorium. The acts ranged from a jazz sextet, to a 7-piece combo, to a 20 piece big band. The sound quality from these mains (EVEN WITHOUT A SUB-WOOFER) was phenomenal. HUGE low end from the 15's. And the mids and highs were full, clean and crisp. Drums out of these could NOT have been better for the venue (I ran 30 mic's for this show). These mains filled the room. Not only were the drums full, but piano, reeds, and the bones and trumpets really cut through with amazing clarity and fidelty. And the reward at the end of the night was that I was able to dismount the mains from the poles by myself and easily get them into my truck. In fact these mains were LIGHTER than the NON-powered 12" floor monitors I was using. That's saying a lot. The DSP located on the back of the speakers was very easy to use. They really thought this through. I wondered how it would go but it took me all of 10 seconds to figure it out after reading the manual. I had tons of room left to go in the way of volume if needed. I hardly had these turned up at all. EV has hit a grand slam with these. Light in weight, ergo balance, and best of all the sound quality and quantity. These things pack a huge wallop. Even the directors of the event couldn't believe the quality for the size, this after me doing this every year with older HUGE (and heavy) non-powered mains. Subs are next (EV Live-X 18P) but I sure don't need them right away. Thanks EV, great value, great sound, and great to carry around! And did I mention the price? I defy you to find better for this money. These are a steal.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good sound but far from meeting published specs

I will cover a few different topics here: Sound: Overall the sound quality is very good. The mids and highs are very good. The low mids seem to be missing. The bass...Read complete review

I will cover a few different topics here: Sound: Overall the sound quality is very good. The mids and highs are very good. The low mids seem to be missing. The bass is good but amplified too much and too colored. In 2 presets the bass is almost excessive. There are 4 EQ settings meant for 4 different installations that mainly change the bass response. These settings are good because the bass response is different depending on surroundings such as on a flat surface vs on a pole in free space. Construction: The cabinet is plastic with a metal grille. The finish of both is smooth, looks very nice but I'm concerned that scratches will show easily. The metal grille wraps around the front and is nearly top to bottom. This means that it's vulnerable to being dented easily as these get banged around on the road, even though the grill is heavy gauge. The rear top and bottom handles are very nice. They tilt back slightly which make them look nice and this is generally prefered to point the sound up a little. Features and connections: The 2 combo inputs are a good amount. There is a 3.5mm stereo input (that is summed to mono) that is controlled by input 1. There is a little DSP controller for preset EQ, volume limits and clipping indicator. This is a nice feature so the speakers are not overdriven and you know when you're clipping BUT they are way too conservative (discussed more below). There is a line level output for subs or daisy chaining. Technical teardown: There is a switching power supply that runs at 330kHz and supplies +/- 36V rails for the amplifier ICs. The HF amp is an ST TDA7294 linear amp IC that is rated for 100W. The LF amp is an NXP TDA8953 switching amplifier rated at 420W at 93% efficiency. The signal op amps are MC33178 (6). There is an ST ARM Cortex M3 uC 32F100 with 128k flash. This seems like overkill to run just an LCD and a couple knobs. There is an Analog Devices ADAU1701 DSP with 2 ADCs and 4 DACs built in. This is where the EQ and clipping detection and (over) limiting happen. It's all good circuitry but the TDA7294 is very inefficient. They probably didn't use a class D amp because of it not performing well enough at high frequencies and artifacts. The LF amp is very nice but EXTREMELY under utilized as it only outputs about 10W RMS max. Technical sound test: I uses a pink noise generator and ran the volume up until the LCD/DSP displayed "limit". The measured SPL with C weighting at 1 meter was 117dB. Turning it up all the way only increased the output by 1dB. I then changed the signal to 1kHz sine wave. The output at 1meter was 111dB before the LCD/DSP said it was at "limit". Increasing the volume to the max increase the output to 118kB. This output is FAR from the advertized and specified output power of 127dB. This is very disappointing and disturbing that EV would lie so much about the specs. I have been a fan of EV for 25 years because they have typically done a very good job on specs. They advertize a 1000 watt amplifier which is true IF it was configured correctly. Unfortunately the power supply is not capable of supplying the specified power as it is configured. With a 72Vpp PS, the peak into 8 ohms is 650W and 450W RMS but the DSP limits it much more. I measured the input power to measure efficiency (the 120VAC input on the power cord) at 3 different conditions: During idle the power consumption is 20W. During full power (no clipping), pink input, the power consumption is 55W. During full power with clipping the power consumption is about 110W. Assuming a 93% efficient amp for the LF and 40% efficient amp for the HF, the combined output can only be about 15 Watts. 15 watts of amplifier output is far from the 1000 watts advertised. Very disappointing.

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4.0

After almost a year

By Billp98201

from Marysville, WA

About Me Novice

Pros

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

Cons

  • Breaks Easily

Best Uses

  • Events
  • Mobile DJ
  • Performances

Comments about Electro-Voice ZLX-15P 15" 2-Way Powered Loudspeaker:

Had mine for almost a year now. They are used every weekend. They sound great. They are heavier than my older 515xts, but they are more powerful. So far so good!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Very Dissapointed

By Carol Strong

from La Puente, CA

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Poor Sound Quality
  • Unreliable

Best Uses

  • Mobile DJ

Comments about Electro-Voice ZLX-15P 15" 2-Way Powered Loudspeaker:

I purchased these speakers about 2 months ago. I've been having problems with these speakers since pretty much day one! I had to replace one of the speakers because the LED light was not lit even though the speaker appeared to be working fine. One of the speakers went out in the middle of my DJ gig so I was left with one working speaker only. The speaker was working fine one minute and all of a sudden, no sound! Tried replacing both the mic and power cables, same problem. No sound! The speaker turns on, no popping sounds or any other indication that a fuse had blown or something. It just stopped working. I'm starting to regret my decision to purchase these speakers. They are not reliable! I can't have these speakers go out in the middle of a gig like they did! Now I have to get them serviced at a warranty location and even after service, I am not entirely sure these speakers will work properly.

 
5.0

Yes I would like by again

By Rosendo

from Apopka Florida

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Mobile DJ

    Comments about Electro-Voice ZLX-15P 15" 2-Way Powered Loudspeaker:

    I'm very happy with the speaker this sound he's very nice I love that

     
    5.0

    I like it

    By Quang

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Electro-Voice ZLX-15P 15" 2-Way Powered Loudspeaker:

    Works great as replacement for my drum amp,much louder than I could ever use.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Awesome Speakers!

    By DJcs

    from La Puente, CA

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Mobile DJ

      Comments about Electro-Voice ZLX-15P 15" 2-Way Powered Loudspeaker:

      I purchased these speakers about two weeks ago.They sound amazing! What I especially like about these speakers is that they are light weight compared to the JBL EON's. Huge difference in weight. The EV's out do the JBL's by a mile when it comes to sound. I highly recommend these speakers hands down!

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Yes I Like this Speakers

      By John

      from Salt Lke City, utah

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Events
        • Home Studio

        Comments about Electro-Voice ZLX-15P 15" 2-Way Powered Loudspeaker:

        No Comment

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        wonderfull speakears

        By jose melara

        from las vegas nevada

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Easy To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Mobile DJ

          Comments about Electro-Voice ZLX-15P 15" 2-Way Powered Loudspeaker:

          great

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          No 5, no power cord!

          By Soundog

          from Illinois

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Electro-Voice ZLX-15P 15" 2-Way Powered Loudspeaker:

              Amazing sound, easy to use but come on, no power cord?

              (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great product

              By Choco

              from Aurora colorado

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about Electro-Voice ZLX-15P 15" 2-Way Powered Loudspeaker:

              Great sound

              (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Clear Thumping

              By Robdog

              from Bakersfield

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              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Events
                • Performances

                Comments about Electro-Voice ZLX-15P 15" 2-Way Powered Loudspeaker:

                Sound very clear great bass response everything Eq straight off the mixer

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