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Electro-Voice ZXA1-90 Powered PA Speaker Black

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The Electro-Voice ZXA1-90 is a compact, amplified loudspeaker system, which is designed for portable sound reinforcement applications that require maximum portability.

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Overview

The Electro-Voice ZXA1-90 is a compact, amplified loudspeaker system, which is designed for portable sound reinforcement applications that require maximum portability.

The EV ZXA1-90 audio speaker uses the EV8L, a high output, low distortion, 203mm (8") woofer. The woofer is paired with the DH2005, a titanium diaphragm 1" exit true compression driver. The compression driver is coupled to a rotatable 90 x 50 waveguide for smooth response to 20kHz and excellent pattern control.

The ZXA1-90 loudspeaker is powered by an integrated 800W, 2-channel amplifier module. The amplifier has XLR microphone and line level inputs, as well as an XLR line level output for daisy chaining several amplified speakers or a subwoofer. The biamplified design features steep crossover slopes and woofer excursion protection for maximum output and reliability. A switchable high pass filter allows for use with a subwoofer.

The Electro-Voice ZXA1-90 injection molded enclosure is made from high impact polystyrene for durability and light weight. The handle pocket and pole mount make the ZXA1-90 ideal for many portable applications. The ZXA1-90 speaker enclosure also features a built-in monitor angle for floor monitor applications. The bottom of the Electro-Voice ZXA1-90 features four #8-32 suspension points for permanent installation.

Features
  • Integrated 800W power amplifier
  • Biamplified design with transducer protection
  • EV8L 8" high-output LF transducer
  • DH2005 1" exit true compression driver
  • 90 x 50 coverage pattern
  • Rotatable horn design
  • 123dB maximum SPL
  • Selectable high-pass filter for use with subwoofers
  • Line and microphone inputs
  • Integral monitor angle on enclosure
  • High-impact poly
  • Built-in pole mount
Specifications
  • Freq. Response (-3 dB): 60Hz-20kHz
    Freq. Range1 (-10 dB): 48Hz-20kHz
    Max. Calculated SPL: 123dB
    Horizontal Coverage: 90 or 50
    Vertical Coverage: 50 or 90
    Amplifier Power Output: 800W
    LF Transducer: EV8L, 203mm (8") Driver
    HF Transducer: DH2005, 25mm (1") Exit
    Compression Driver
    Crossover Frequency: 1.8kHz
    High Pass Frequency: 100Hz, User Selectable
    Power Requirement (120V): 95V-132V, 50-60Hz, 0.6A
    Power Requirement (230V): 190V-264V, 50-60Hz, 0.4A
    Line input: XLR and TRS Combo
    Mic input: XLR with independent Gain
    Line Output: XLR (Mic and Line Sum)
    Enclosure Material: High Impact Polystyrene
    Grille: Polyester Powder Coated, 18GA
    Galvanized Steel
    Dimensions (HxWxD): 457mm x 282mm x 264mm, (17.98" x 11.12" x 10.38")
    Net Weight: 19 lb. (8.6kg)
Warranty
MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
Microphones: 3 year full replacement
Wireless: 2 years
Speakers: 3 years active, 5 years passive


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Electro-VoiceZXA1-90 Powered PA Speaker
 
4.7

(based on 21 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

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91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (10)
  • Lightweight (10)
  • Good audio (9)
  • Easy to use (8)
  • Versatile (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (7)
  • Outdoor events / games (5)
  • Pro audio / DJ / mixing (4)
  • Home studio (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional musician (6), Experienced (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Bingo!

First I'll say that I am not a "gear snob" and didn't A/B test things to death. I just wanted a small, lightweight powered speaker for solo acoustic bar...Read complete review

First I'll say that I am not a "gear snob" and didn't A/B test things to death. I just wanted a small, lightweight powered speaker for solo acoustic bar gigs. I was hoping to get away with just one speaker. I have a Bose L1 rig that I use for larger venues and with my 4 piece band (1 L1 with 2 B1 subs for 3 vox and a sax). I don't play super loud, but I play bars not coffee houses so you have to get well above the din. I tried a Roland AC-60 but after 10 minutes I knew that was NOT going to cut it in a bar. It sounded pretty but no real balls without clipping. I searched on-line and found the ZXA1 but few good reviews that fit my situation but it looke promising. I bought one and just got back from my first gig. I was flat out stunned how well it worked. I had a second powered speaker just in case but after the first set I just ran the one ZXA1 off an Alesis mixer. Acoustic guitar and Shure beta 58 straight into the mixer. Had plenty of power to spare and people really enjoyed the tone and clarity - ZERO distortion and it was uncomfortably loud at time.I did a few tunes with an electric guitar through a Digitech amp modeler/pedal and that was great as well. People loved the tone and was as loud as needed.End of the night the manager said the other guys should take a clue from me - most of them have too much gear and it does not sound nearly as good. One ZXA1 is going to handle 80% of my bar gigs. I also tried a Fishman solo amp. The Fishman did sound more "natural" but the ZXA1 was far more "musical" whatever that means and it certainly responded much better to agressive slashing which I like to do on acoustic (not all the time...) Also the ZXA1 is much better looking than the Soloamp and you can control it remotely from the mixer. I'm very happy with the purchase.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Unlike K8's, these REQUIRE a sub!

While the sound was clear, the bass response was non existent. They are unusable without a sub, and I would even say they are not really full range speakers. I tried them at...Read complete review

While the sound was clear, the bass response was non existent. They are unusable without a sub, and I would even say they are not really full range speakers. I tried them at two events that K8's would have blown away and I might as well have had a boom box. I returned them and I await the arrival of some new K8's.

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5.0

Nice!

By Taifa

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Electro-Voice ZXA1-90 Powered PA Speaker:

Nice and compact yet packs a punch. I advise getting the corresponding zxa1 sub to go along with for that nice added bass.

 
5.0

Absolutely incredible

By CMC

from Kalamazoo, MI

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Electro-Voice ZXA1-90 Powered PA Speaker:

    This cabinet is the best sounding professional speaker I have ever heard. I've used many over the years in bands and DJ applications and have always found EV to be superior equipment. They have outdone themselves. It's true that if you want to play bass heavy music that slams you in the chest, these won't do that. Get a Fifteen and a big amp for that and these will rock a huge room in sub mode. The mic input and dedicated mixer knob allow you to do medium sized rooms with a single cabinet, a microphone, and an iPod. Amazing.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Small Package Huge Sound

    By Coop

    from South Florida

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Limited Functions

    Best Uses

    • Events
    • Performances

    Comments about Electro-Voice ZXA1-90 Powered PA Speaker:

    I am a Dueling Piano player who does a lot of corporates and private parties. The Electrovoice ZaX1 series has it all for me. Lightweight and compact, it is easy to move and set up. I use the ZaX1-90s for my mains and monitors. The mains are paired with the Zax1 12" subs. I have played sizable ballrooms with these at high volume, and had no experience with distortion. If you have ever run two pianos through a system, you know how hard that is to do.

    The speakers come equipped with 8" high excursion speakers and a 80x50 degree horn that can be oriented either sideways or straight stack. The emblem is also movable so you can see at a glance which way the horn is oriented. The speakers can be signaled with either 1/4 phone jacks or XLR, my preferred connectors.

    These speakers used with my Allen and Heath board require no EQ for my applications, as they are very precise and clean. I use the high pass filter for both monitors and mains as I like a very critical and high volume monitor that cuts.

    The one critique I have of these is that they have no EQ control on the amp. Since I am quite pleased with the natural EQ of these speakers, I do not find that to be a problem, although others might. O course a graphic could be inserted in the signal side if desired.

    I have used Mackey, Peavey, Ross, Cerwin Vega, and JBL. These are the best speakers I have ever owned

    (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    I was suprised by the little package

    By HASAN

    from Albany, New York

    Comments about Electro-Voice ZXA1-90 Powered PA Speaker:

    I received zxa1 and zxa1 subs open the box and at first look, i said to myself okay i'll use this setup for sound recording and lecture also house party. Then i hook them up and was very surprise with the sound. I'll be taking them out this week for a real test run...... And i'll then do another review

     
    5.0

    Speaker

    By Jamming

    from illinois

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Compact

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Electro-Voice ZXA1-90 Powered PA Speaker:

        Great speaker

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Best 8" powered speaker on market

        By Rich

        from Naples Florida

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • Small But Powerful
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Events
          • Mobile DJ
          • Performances

          Comments about Electro-Voice ZXA1-90 Powered PA Speaker:

          Bought these speakers to do smaller venues of less than 100 people. Sing in a trio and have EV 115 15" speakers. The 15" are just too big and too heavy...these are great....800 watts of sound, but clear, hear all the words, back of the room as clear as front. Not a ton of bass, but our venues don't need bass ( 50's 60's + country ) Loaned these to a KJ friend who wanted to try lighted ( 18 lbs ) speakers...She loved them so much she ordered he own.

           
          5.0

          I order the second one great!

          By Joseph Dj

          from Puerto Rico

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Electro-Voice ZXA1-90 Powered PA Speaker:

            Great product with a great price give more than I expected a lot more!

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Love my new speaker

            By Don

            from St. Croix, USVI

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Compact
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Electro-Voice ZXA1-90 Powered PA Speaker:

                I've been frustrated with keyboard sound for some time, was unsatisfied with the limitations of near field monitors, and was very interested from some comments on piano world, as I have been looking for something that would also support small group choral singing. I am amazed at the big grand sound of just one ZXA-1 90 with my Casio Privia PX-150. I am so pleased to have a full grand sound in soft passages, where undersized speakers lose bass response. I couldn't be more pleased. I'm no longer motivated to investigate software pianos trying to get a satisfying sound.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Awesome

                By jim

                from Naples, fl.

                About Me Professional Musician

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Events
                  • Indoor Outdoor Use
                  • Performances

                  Comments about Electro-Voice ZXA1-90 Powered PA Speaker:

                  I have 4 zxa1 plus 2 zxa1 subs. Often use them w/o the subs with the full range button on. I use a high quality mixer and get extremely good sound with amazing bottom. Some of these reviewers are doing something wrong.This is one of four PA systems I own. They rock if used properly.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  great little box

                  By jon

                  from taiwan

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Events
                    • Home Studio
                    • Performances

                    Comments about Electro-Voice ZXA1-90 Powered PA Speaker:

                    Great little monitor speaker for an acoustic trio. The sound is clean and you can hear every note, so it helps you to keep in tune and connected with the sound you are producing. It's really light and small, so easy to transport. We play at places with questionable PAs, usually loud and muddy sound, so bringing our own monitor gives us the sound we need to play well. We have separate bass amp for the bass player, so not worried about low frequency extension on stage, and we use the 100Hz low-pass filter just to keep the sound clean and avoid overloading the amp. We plan to buy a second one to give us more flexibility and a little more output.

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