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Extending the ZXA1's size-defying performance and sleek styling into the low-end realm, the ZXA1-Sub packs 700-W of self-powered punch into a low-profile wood enclosure. Match ZXA1 with ZXA1-Sub and h... Read More

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Extending the ZXA1's size-defying performance and sleek styling into the low-end realm, the ZXA1-Sub packs 700-W of self-powered punch into a low-profile wood enclosure. Match ZXA1 with ZXA1-Sub and hear just how big a small rig can sound, whether you want to add a tight thump to a DJ set or give the highs and mids some breathing room in a live performance.

Take the stereo XLR outputs from your mixer and plug into the stereo XLR inputs of the ZXA1, then patch the stereo outputs into a pair of powered main speakers. The ZXA1 is equipped with a 100Hz high pass filter that keeps everything below 100Hz in the ZXA1 so your main speakers' power amp doesn't have to process the low end. Low frequencies are the most taxing aspect of any signal for a power amp, so not only will you get a perfectly tuned low end, your main speakers will operate with much greater efficiency.

Features
  • Integrated 700-W Class-D amplifier
  • EVS-12S 12-inch woofer
  • 126 dB maximum SPL
  • Dual XLR stereo inputs and outputs
  • Pole mount for full-range systems
  • 9-ply/15-mm wood enclosure, internally braced,
  • with textured paint
  • 46 pounds, with integral handle for easy carrying
Specifications
  • Freq. Range: (-10 dB): 44Hz - 118Hz
  • Coverage: Omnidirectional
  • High Pass Frequency: 100 Hz, User Selectable
  • LF Transducer: (1) EVS-12S, 305mm (12") Woofer
  • Enclosure Material: 9-ply/15-mm wood
  • Connectors: (2) XLR Stereo Input, (2) XLR Stereo Output
  • Amplifier Power Output: 700W
  • Power Requirement (230V): 120V: 90V - 132V, 1.0A (1/8 power) 50-60Hz
  • 230V: 190V-264V, 0.6A (1/8 power), 50-60Hz
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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-VoiceZXA1-Sub 12" Powered Subwoofer
 
4.6

(based on 11 reviews)

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5.0

Just enough thump

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from Minneapolis MN

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Pros

  • Good Power Output
  • Great Sound Quality

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      Comments about Electro-Voice ZXA1-Sub 12" Powered Subwoofer:

      I paired this up w/my EV ZLX-12Ps (which needed a little low end help) and this does the trick for not a lot of $$$. Great combo (cost/weight winners).

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      4.0

      My back thanks EV

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      from Cleveland

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      Comments about Electro-Voice ZXA1-Sub 12" Powered Subwoofer:

      After a weekend of backbreaking stairs and distant parking areas I decided it was a necessity at my age to begin the downsizing of portable PA gear. With a lot of apprehension I sold off my mackie 18" powered subs and bought these as a replacement. I messed with them a bit prior to taking them out to a show and was a little disappointed in the sound and volume in my little studio room. Took them out to a medium size venue last night to help punch up the bottom end and was totally surprised at how well they performed. With a bit of volume and a larger area than I had used at home, these little tykes really worked well and while they are not as punchy as the big Mackies were, I still could hear and feel enough bottom end to work the room. Even at the end of the night when just for fun I wanted to really put these through the ringer by cranking up the kick and bass guitar, I was pleased with the sound even at this volume. Bottom line....while these are certainly not the sound of the big boys, for a nice sub in a smaller venue, these are ideal. A great value, and no problems moving these with ease. Much better than lugging big subs. Next gig I will experiment with stacking these. Probably not the best choice for bass heavy rap or house music unless you get about 20 of these ??

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      4.0

      My back thanks EV

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      from Cleveland

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      Comments about Electro-Voice ZXA1-Sub 12" Powered Subwoofer:

      After a weekend of backbreaking stairs and distant parking areas I decided it was a necessity at my age to begin the downsizing of portable PA gear. With a lot of apprehension I sold off my mackie 18"" powered subs and bought these as a replacement. I messed with them a bit prior to taking them out to a show and was a little disappointed in the sound and volume in my little studio room. Took them out to a medium size venue last night to help punch up the bottom end and was totally surprised at how well they performed. With a bit of volume and a larger area than I had used at home, these little tykes really worked well and while they are not as punchy as the big Mackies were, I still could hear and feel enough bottom end to work the room. Even at the end of the night when just for fun I wanted to really put these through the ringer by cranking up the kick and bass guitar, I was pleased with the sound even at this volume. Bottom line....while these are certainly not the sound of the big boys, for a nice sub in a smaller venue, these are ideal. A great value, and no problems moving these with ease. Much better than lugging big subs. Next gig I will experiment with stacking these. Probably not the best choice for bass heavy rap or house music unless you get about 20 of these ??

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      5.0

      It is what people say...

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      from Bear, DE

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      Comments about Electro-Voice ZXA1-Sub 12" Powered Subwoofer:

      I made the purchase December 2014; I must say that the service was excellent @ 800# GC, I needed the product fast for a live session were I held the role of drummer and sound guy. So this has been in operation since December and holding down a full band, two keyboardist, DI for bass and up to eight vocalist. I have two ZLX12s running main with in-ear monitors for the band. Engaging the cross overs on the ZLX allows the highs to be clearer and the bass response from the ZXA1 to tightly maintain the core bottom. As mentioned; I can carry this with one hand which makes it rather convenient as the sound tech and drummer.

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      5.0

      Good things in small packages? Definitely!

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      from Memphis, TN

      Comments about Electro-Voice ZXA1-Sub 12" Powered Subwoofer:

      I read reviews here and on other sites about this little guy and I was skeptical right up until I started rattling the walls. This sub delivers. On top of great performance the weight and it's compact size are excellent. I do mobile DJ'ing and karaoke gigs and I have limited space to carry everything I need. This fit the bill wonderfully. Plus the "One Handed" carrying..? Yep. I did just that. I was able to lug it in and out of the gig with no problem at all. The only complaint I have is that if you put the sub on the floor and put a high speaker on a pole in the sub, due to it's size, the standard speaker pole may put the high at the wrong height for your crowd. Best to put your highs on speaker stands and stash the sub somewhere out of the way or out of sight. Thanks Brian S. Redd for this recommendation!! Justin at GC in Bartlett, TN took great care of me when I called to place my order and they got it in within 2 days of me placing my order. This is why I keep going back to GC.

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      4.0

      Love it. Just one thing, though...

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      from Fairgrove, MI

      Comments about Electro-Voice ZXA1-Sub 12" Powered Subwoofer:

      This Sub does EXACTLY what it promises and I needed it to do. It's light. It's compact. It's loud enough for what I use it for, and it stacks. The ONLY thing I would change is the pole cup on top. It is just a touch too big for the standard pole. Hence, the top leans. I would think the engineers would recognize that. I had to augment my pole for a tighter fit. Sadly, my Behringer subs had a tigher pole hole. Great product.

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      5.0

      Perfect for half court basketball size room and 125 people

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      from Las Vegas

      Comments about Electro-Voice ZXA1-Sub 12" Powered Subwoofer:

      This sub gave great bass for a smaller size venue. Originally had a JBL eon 18 powered sub and after hearing this sub I sold my JBL 18 and bought this sub. The JBL had "slightly" deeper sound and carried in a room just "slightly" more, but was 20 lbs heavier and required a lot more storage space. When I say slightly, I mean I listened to both subs in a 50x25ft room for an hour before I could tell a difference. Pros: Very Very light, fits in my car with ease, loud Cons: I have larger main speakers so I had to use my crossover to lower the sub, I felt 118 crossover point was too high. The sound is more of a boom rather than a chest thump (but this is expected with only a 12 inch and 46 lbs sub)

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      4.0

      Great sub for small-extra medium events

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      from Seattle WA

      Comments about Electro-Voice ZXA1-Sub 12" Powered Subwoofer:

      The sound on this sub is great. Very warm and not too overwhelming. Amazingly small and compact, I can carry this literally with 1 hand. With a bigger crowd or venue it's gonna struggle to keep up. So if you want something with a little more punch you're gonna have to get at least a 15. We'll see how it holds up over time.

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      5.0

      Good Sound and Very Portable

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      from Louisville, KY

      Comments about Electro-Voice ZXA1-Sub 12" Powered Subwoofer:

      For the Sound, Weight and Price it delivers. With a bad back I've been looking for a lightweight sub that gets the job done and the ZXA1-Sub does a good job of delivering. I've used it in different combinations with my QSC K10, K12 and KW153 speakers and it fills in the bottom nicely in a small to medium size rooms. In large rooms and outdoors they work, but you need four subs to totally kick it. But at the price you can get four for the price of two powered 18s.

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      5.0

      Powerful and portable

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      from La Mesa, CA

      Comments about Electro-Voice ZXA1-Sub 12" Powered Subwoofer:

      I'm a mobile dj and wanted a powered sub to compliment my PA system which includes a Mackie FXPRO8 and two Mackie Thumps 15TH-A, I was looking for power and portability. Something that was going to sound good of course and something I was going to be able to haul around with ease. Now don't be fooled, please don't be fooled just because you read this is a 12' and not a 15 or 18...nah that makes no difference with the EV. At the Guitar Center in La Mesa, CA as soon as it got plugged it in, the whole speaker room floor, walls and windows began to rattle and that was only using a cell phone for audio but the sub was also turned all the way up max and the indicator light didn't turn off just stayed one. I thought to myself, how would it actually sound when it's connected to the rest of your PA system...ummmm. I went around and started to lift the other subs I was considering to purchase and they were helluv heavy I wasn't going to be able to get any of those on to my truck by myself (maybe I would be able to if I wanted to blow my back out or get herniated) I would need a second person or a ramp and sometimes that second can't always make it to help, what about moving it around late in the evening at the end night when you've had some drinks and have been mixing for 5 to 6 hours straight, nah I wasn't going to able to handle those larger subs properly. I picked this bad boy up and it's about 50-60lbs with nice handles I picked up like nothing, yeah, this is what I'm looking for something powerful and easy to handle. It's 700 watts peak just like some of the other subs I was looking at thought about it and made my decision, I took it home out the door with 2 year warranty and a Livewire cable for $750. I've owned it now close to a month now and have had two gigs outdoor and indoor. Outdoor I set it on top of a cardboard that came inside the box with the original packing, I can sit the sub on it perfectly. You are able to feel the floor shake at a radius lets say around 20-25 feet and we're talking that's outside on grass at a park and only turned on at level 3 on a clock that's like at the 10 o'clock position and the indicator light didn't even go on once and it was bumping. Indoor I set it on top of a squared cut off carpet, I was set on a stage in a midsize room with about 175-200 persons same thing, I didn't have to go pass that 10 o'clock mark to have it bumping. One of the best things about the sub is the stress it takes off the TH15As giving thus extended life in the future in my opinion and thought of actualization. Electro-Voice calls it the worlds most powereful smallest compact sub, yup, you couldn't explain it any other way, it's true. Don't hesitate this sub will make you so proud, it's perfect for small and midsize rooms, outdoor events such as backyard boogies and park events.

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