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Electro-Voice ZLX-15P 15" 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-15P is a powered PA enclosure with a 15" woofer and 1.5" titanium ... Read More

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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-15P is a powered PA enclosure with a 15" 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. Extend your low-end with this portable powerhouse. Whether used on its own or with a sub, the ZLX-15P provides crisp, clean highs and tight, deep lows for larger spaces - all with enough amplifier headroom to make sure you're heard both loudly and clearly.

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-15P 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 loudspeaker.

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
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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
 
4.4

(based on 27 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

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    (2)

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    (1)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (7)
  • Good audio (7)
  • Versatile (5)
  • Durable (4)
  • Lightweight (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Outdoor events / games (3)
  • Pro audio / DJ / mixing (3)
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    • Experienced (6)

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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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

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            Verified Buyer

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

            Great sound

            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Clear Thumping

            By Robdog

            from Bakersfield

            About Me Experienced

            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

              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great Product

              By Bruce

              from Cantonment Fl

              About Me Novice

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Versatile

              Cons

              • None Noted At This Time

              Best Uses

              • Events
              • Home Studio
              • Performances

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

              The speakers are very well built and easy to setup. They will produce more sound that yu constant some VERY careful. They are light enough to be fairly easy to lift and place them on their stands but heavy enough that they set well without being easy to knock over.

              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Awesome sound, but.......

              By DJ Faja

              from Yorktown, Va

              About Me Experienced

              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:

                Mobile DJ with 20 plus year experience. Just bought these and paired them with the
                ETX-18SP subs. these are very clear sounding speakers. My only consern is the volume, I set it to inf on the speakers and my mixer isn't even up half way and they start to limit. I added a fan to help cool each one, really didnt help much. I dont want to push them too much because I dont want to break them. The sound is just as clear as can be. Other than the early limiting I would recommend them, get the covers so you dont scratch them.

                (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                BUY THESE!!!

                By DJ VOODOO

                from New Orleans, LA

                Pros

                • Sound quality

                Cons

                • None

                Best Uses

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

                  I am a mobile DJ, I have three that I pair with 2 JBL PRX 718 and I can tell you that not only am I pleased, every venue I play I receive compliments. If you are on the fence, buy them! I have been giggin mine for well over a year and have had great success.

                  (3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  Wont recommend

                  By DJ Keith

                  from delaware

                  Pros

                  • LCD

                  Cons

                  • limits

                  Best Uses

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

                    I am an Indian DJ and play at all kinds of events for 50 - 200 people. The price on these are great, however the output is low, they keep limiting. Made a bad choice. and am repenting

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