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Electro-Voice ELX112P Active 12" Loudspeaker

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Part of Electro-Voice's Live X series, the ELX112P Active Loudspeaker is designed with an Electro-Voice-engineered 12" woofer and 1.5" titanium compr...Click To Read More About This Product

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An active 2-way speaker with 1000W of Class-D power.

Part of Electro-Voice's Live X series, the ELX112P Active Loudspeaker is designed with an Electro-Voice-engineered 12" woofer and 1.5" titanium compression driver. This self-contained powered system features components optimized for use with its integrated high-efficiency 1000W Class-D amplifier. The ELX112P has a bi-amplified design with 24dB/octave filter slopes and transducer protection, a selectable 100Hz high-pass filter for use with an external subwoofer, and exceptional crossover performance. It is easy to connect with 2 XLR/TRS combo jacks, 1 stereo RCA, and an XLR Link output, and has intuitive amplifier controls.

Constructed of 9-ply, 15mm plywood with internal internally bracing, the ELX112P is sturdy yet completely portable. It has built-in side handles for to make setup, breakdown, and transport easier, can be pole mounted for stacking it on top of a acoustically matched Live X series sub, and has a 60-degree angled design so you can also use it as a floor monitor as well.

FEATURES
  • Lightweight materials, balanced design, and ergonomic handles for convenient transport, set up, and load out
  • Stylish-yet-rugged 15mm plywood construction with textured finish says serious gear on any stage
  • Easy to connect and control with versatile input and output options
  • Designed to polemount or stack with Live X subwoofers
  • 1000W Class-D high-efficiency amplifier runs cool without fans
  • Biamplified design with 24dB/octave filter slopes and transducer protection

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SPECIFICATIONS
Speaker Configuration
  • Active/passive: Active
  • Type: Full-range
  • LF driver: 12 in.
  • MF driver: N/A
  • HF driver: 1.5 in. titanium
Power
  • Amplifier class: D
  • Wattage: 1000W RMS
  • Mixer/preamp: Not applicable
Audio
  • Frequency response: 60Hz-18kHz
  • Coverage pattern: 90° x 50°
  • Max SPL: 132 dB
  • Wireless and Streaming
  • Dedicated app Not applicable
  • Bluetooth No
Inputs
  • XLR: 2 XLR/TRS combo
  • TRS: No
  • TS: No
  • RCA: Stereo pair
Outputs
  • XLR: 1 Thru
  • TRS: Not applicable
  • TS: Not applicable
  • RCA: Not applicable
  • Enclosure
  • Cabinet material: 15 mm plywood
  • Width: 14.25 in.
  • Height: 23.9 in.
  • Depth: 13.4 in.
  • Weight: 41.6 lbs.
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Electro-VoiceELX112P Active 12" Loudspeaker
 
4.5

(based on 19 reviews)

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83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (11)
  • Easy to use (9)
  • Lightweight (8)
  • Compact (6)
  • Durable (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (11)
  • Outdoor events / games (7)
  • Pro audio / DJ / mixing (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (6), Professional musician (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Amazingly good sound in a tiny package

I've owned a pair of these since they first came out a couple of years ago. I've used these as mains in a band situation, monitors, mains for DJ and karaoke gigs. I've...Read complete review

I've owned a pair of these since they first came out a couple of years ago. I've used these as mains in a band situation, monitors, mains for DJ and karaoke gigs. I've driven these speakers to very loud levels and have never heard even a hint of clipping. It's ridiculous how loud these little guys are. Prior to buying these, I had a pair of big dual 15" Yorkville Elite 1000EX cabs and 1500 watt RMS power amps, and I can honestly say I'm not missing much (other than the back strain) with these EVs. Not only are they ridiculously loud and clean, but the sound is very high fidelity and easy on the ears. Personally, I prefer them to the sound of the QSC K12's, because the mids on these are smoother, and they just sound better to my ears. Also, for a 12" woofer, these things KICK! Sure, they don't have the ultra-deep chest-pounding bass you'll get with a sub, but I've had people slackjawed in disbelief that everything they were hearing was coming from these cabs. After a couple of years using the heck out of these, I can't say enough good about them. The only "con" I can think of is that the cabs are easy to ding up. You will want a pair of covers with these. Otherwise, the construction quality is excellent, with high quality controls and jacks. The combination XLR/TRS jacks are also very handy. I've listened to the newly introduced and lower priced EV ZLX-12P's, and while they sound very good, these ELX cabs sound better. There's a reason these are more expensive, and they're worth it, in my opinion.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not what I expected

Maybe I am new to powered speakers, but I was not happy with the quality of this unit. I did not feel the 1000 watt power in the speaker. I much prefer the...Read complete review

Maybe I am new to powered speakers, but I was not happy with the quality of this unit. I did not feel the 1000 watt power in the speaker. I much prefer the sound of my sx-300's as mains and the s-200's as monitors with separate power amps.
The rca, 1/4 inch, xlr inputs are nice.
I own ev sx 300 and love the quality--the elx112p does not seem to have the same level in my opinion.
Decent price but I would pay more for higher quality.

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(12 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Speaker for the money!!!!

By Jimlwill49

from CA

About Me Professional Musician

See all my reviews

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Events
    • Performances
    • Sound Engineer

    Comments about Electro-Voice ELX112P Active 12" Loudspeaker:

    I have read a lot of reviews on most equipment and find a lot of faults with what some of them say about the equipment.
    Remember this before you buy.
    Decide what you are going to use the equipment for.
    Read the Manufacture's spec sheets.
    When you find a piece of equipment that individually or combined with other components gives you what you are looking for. Then Buy it.
    Do not expect a single speaker cabinet to give you everything you are looking for. IE Volume, dispersion, clarity. Today cabinets work best at 50 to 60 Percent output, at best, Regardless Who the Manufacture of the cabinets is. Do not expect the cabinets to produce Lager amount of DB's. For most of us in the industry use several cabinets to create the increased DB measurement. Use an EQ unit to give you the tonality you want and remember that speaker placement is very critical.
    If everyone followed this advice we wouldn't need any reviews. These cabinets are great for the money and have great sound reproductions. If you handle all your equipment with CARE they should last a long time.

    (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Amazingly good sound in a tiny package

    By Bobbo the DJ

    from Iowa

    About Me Professional Musician

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    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Cabinet Scratches Easily

    Best Uses

    • Events
    • Mobile DJ
    • Performances

    Comments about Electro-Voice ELX112P Active 12" Loudspeaker:

    I've owned a pair of these since they first came out a couple of years ago. I've used these as mains in a band situation, monitors, mains for DJ and karaoke gigs. I've driven these speakers to very loud levels and have never heard even a hint of clipping. It's ridiculous how loud these little guys are. Prior to buying these, I had a pair of big dual 15" Yorkville Elite 1000EX cabs and 1500 watt RMS power amps, and I can honestly say I'm not missing much (other than the back strain) with these EVs. Not only are they ridiculously loud and clean, but the sound is very high fidelity and easy on the ears. Personally, I prefer them to the sound of the QSC K12's, because the mids on these are smoother, and they just sound better to my ears. Also, for a 12" woofer, these things KICK! Sure, they don't have the ultra-deep chest-pounding bass you'll get with a sub, but I've had people slackjawed in disbelief that everything they were hearing was coming from these cabs. After a couple of years using the heck out of these, I can't say enough good about them. The only "con" I can think of is that the cabs are easy to ding up. You will want a pair of covers with these. Otherwise, the construction quality is excellent, with high quality controls and jacks. The combination XLR/TRS jacks are also very handy. I've listened to the newly introduced and lower priced EV ZLX-12P's, and while they sound very good, these ELX cabs sound better. There's a reason these are more expensive, and they're worth it, in my opinion.

    (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    All I can say is "wow"...

    By JoeyB

    from Canada

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    Comments about Electro-Voice ELX112P Active 12" Loudspeaker:

    I'm using these as front of house for smaller venues and as fold-back for larger venues and they sound simply awesome. At only 40lbs they are light to carry and at this price they are easy on the pocket-book.
    The rear panel has everything you need. The multiple inputs make it great when you want a small public address system.
    The cabinets are rock solid for an overseas construction. Very impressed with the quality of the hardware as well. The sound is amazing. I tested these side by side with the QSC, JBL and MACKIE and I was impressed how smooth and even they sounded.
    At several hundred less than the competition, can I say more?

    (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Amazing Speaker, Best I've Ever Heard!

    By DJ Z

    from Delaware

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    Comments about Electro-Voice ELX112P Active 12" Loudspeaker:

    This speaker replaced my good old MAckie Sa1521s, which were 100 pound monsters that had 15'' LF cones in them. I just couldnt bring them to every gig because of the weight! Now these... these are amazing speakers. Weighs about 40 pounds, and the difference is night and day. Probably the cheapest wooden cabinet that one can find, and its an EV! 1000 watts, and an AMAZING mixer section. The bass that gets pushed out by these 12 in woofers are amazing considering their size. The look professional and are very loud. Even without a mid range driver, it plays them very well - better than any other speakers Ive heard. For the price, you cannot beat this speaker.

    (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Super Sound for this price point

    By Dave

    from SoCal

    About Me Professional Musician

    See all my reviews

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Compact
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Performances

      Comments about Electro-Voice ELX112P Active 12" Loudspeaker:

      Super nice sounding speaker. These and the QSC's are the best out there but a clear price savings with the EV's. Put the subs underneath them and it is just outstanding. Recently did an outdoor Relay for Life event with them and my 9 piece horn band. Covered that outdoor event fine running all day. Great inside as well. High end is very, very smooth for this type of box and it very light. Only down side is that there is only one handle. Cleaner look when they are used as monitors, but a little harder to handle. Highly recommend.

      (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Awesome ELX 112P Speakers

      By Jeff Lesmeister

      from Oregon

      Comments about Electro-Voice ELX112P Active 12" Loudspeaker:

      These are no nonsense powered speaker that just rock. I was looking to purchase a 12" powered speaker to replace my passive 15" speakers. I tried the JBLPRX612, QSC K12, Yamaha DSR112 & Peavey Impulse12. The EV speakers just blew them away.The price was considerably less then the competition. They are clean and powerful in a light weight wooden cabinet. If you are looking to purchase professional sounding gear, these should be at the top of your list. I am a working musician and have been playing professionally for many years.

      While they weren't the first new generation powered speaker, EV has proven they are still the leaders in quality sound.
      This is a basic powered speaker. Nothing fancy to try to get you to purchase the unit. They don't have feet on the angle used for a monitor wedge.They only have one handle, which seems adequate. They don't have lots of EQ setting, just flat and voice & bass boost. Sound is clear and load.
      Sound is great. Very clean and clear. Reproduces bass notes very well.
      For the money, these are fantastic speakers.

      (5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      A good speaker with one compromise

      By Robert Benda

      from Crookston, MN

      Comments about Electro-Voice ELX112P Active 12" Loudspeaker:

      No problems with this speaker, only one compromise: it projects wider than most speakers, doing a great job of filling a wider space, but not as deep as other speakers I've used. This is useful for rooms that are wider than they are deep.

      The bass is good for a 12": as a wedding DJ I often have to turn it down a little; and the different connections are great options to have built in.

      For the price, it's a great speaker if you don't mind a relatively short throw.

      (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great performance at a great price!

      By Donny Tomlinson

      from DFW

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      Comments about Electro-Voice ELX112P Active 12" Loudspeaker:

      This is a really great powered speaker. I don't think you can beat the performance at this price. Sure you can go get j.b.l. flight array powered speakers but you are going to spend a lot. Most working musicians or dj's are not going to spend that much per speaker. With that in mind, I highly recommend this cabinet. The lows are quite impressive for a 12 inch speaker and the light weight combined with plenty of power make it a winner!

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Best Monitors for the Money

      By CrawdadStew

      from York,PA

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      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Lightweight
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Events
        • Mobile DJ
        • Performances
        • Stage Monitors

        Comments about Electro-Voice ELX112P Active 12" Loudspeaker:

        I'm only writing this to comment on some of the negative reviews. First off, the input jacks are on the side away from the floor and and your input cables come nowhere close to hitting the floor when used as monitors.

        I use 4 of these as floor monitors every week and they are the clearest monitors I have ever personally used. My sound rental clients love them as well. I can get these louder without feedback than nay other monitors I have used to date.

        Secondly , in spite of what a couple reviewrs say the sound out of these is very smooth and even. In full range mode they have a ton of clear bass and in "with sub" mode they are perfect for vocals and guitars. I own lot of different speakers,some very high end, so I have good reference point to compare them to. I can only surmise that the negative reviews are from people who don't know how to use them properly.

        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Big "Bang" for the buck!

        By Brian Woodhouse

        from Michigan

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        Comments about Electro-Voice ELX112P Active 12" Loudspeaker:

        I am so impressed with the EV live X 122p's..I use them for smaller events and wedding ceremonies. I also use them along side my 115's when doing larger events. They produce a very clean warm sound and the bass is awesome. Everyone that hears these speakers easily falls in love with them..they are light weight, easy to set-up, sound amazing and out perform all speakers in their class including the QSC's. If you are looking for an affordable, lightweight, 1000 watt speaker, look no further!..you will be impressed, and completely satisfied.

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great with the Eleven Rack

        By BMoe

        from Minnesota

        About Me Experienced

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        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Eleven Rack
        • Sound Is Phenomenal With

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Performances

          Comments about Electro-Voice ELX112P Active 12" Loudspeaker:

          Use this with The Avid Eleven Rack and just love it. This FRFR speaker really ROCKS!!

          Bought it to replace the Liine 6 HD500/DT50 (4x12). which was ok, but big and bulky to keep hauling around. The 11R/ELX112P combo sounds very good with amp sims. IMHO

          The people at Musicians Friend were very informative and easy to work with and I appreciate that.

          Thanks, Musicians Friend
          Will buy from you again.

          BMoe

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great bang for the buck!

          By DoubleDogRecording

          from Texas

          About Me Professional Musician

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          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Multiple Inputs
          • Price
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Events
            • Performances

            Comments about Electro-Voice ELX112P Active 12" Loudspeaker:

            I used these as both mains and stage monitors for gigs in small clubs as well as outdoors. They perform well and are easy to transport. I can easily mount one on a tripod pole myself. Having both line and mic inputs is handy for a small gig where you don't need a mixing board. For larger gigs you probably want a sub or two, but these are more than adequate if you are mainly putting vocals through the PA.

            The obvious competitor is the QSC K12/KW12. I have used the QSC as well and the EV ELX112P sounds nearly as good - but the significant price difference makes the EV a clear winner. We tried a KW12 and the ELX112P side-by-side as a keyboard amp/monitor and they sounded the same to me.

            I would recommend covers as the paint seems to scratch easily, and as others said it would be nice to have an alternate handle for carrying options.

            (3 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            good DJ speaker not for live sound

            By CountryRockin

            from Marquette, Mi

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            Pros

            • Compact
            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Poor Sound Quality
            • Pricey / Poor Value

            Best Uses

              Comments about Electro-Voice ELX112P Active 12" Loudspeaker:

              I was very excited about these speakers when I got my pair but they just didnt live up to what I thought they would be.
              For a DJ doing a small to medium small venue they would be great they respond well to main EQ's with already mixed music but don't do the same for live sound.
              Live sound setup used.
              Presonus studiolive 16.4.2
              sm58 vocals
              sm57 or MD421 guitar cabs

              I've tried many things to get vocals to sound good through them and they just sound to thin to much mid range base. I've tried EQ's changing setting on the speakers nothing seems to work, just to note using sm58's
              I also have the same problem with miic guitar cabs just can't seem to find the right EQ if there is one.
              After trying and trying to EQ so one of the to would sound good I just gave up it sounds good through headphones just doesnt go to the mains riight.

              All in all great for DJ buut not good for a live band, If your looking for something with a straight across EQ look somewhere else.

              (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Best Powered Speaker For The $$

              By Paul

              from undisclosed

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              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Durable
              • Easy To Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Performances

                Comments about Electro-Voice ELX112P Active 12" Loudspeaker:

                You will not be able to buy a better powered speaker for the money. This model outperforms the QSC K series, and blows away the cheapo's from Alto, Behringer and Peavey. My use is for professional performing, running my (two) keyboards through a mixer, then to the EV on-stage as personal monitor (and often as main outs), and it keeps up with the other 5 guys in the band, no problem. I've had several other powered monitors including the ALTO TS series, JBLs, PV's and there's no comparison to this EV model. And I'd strongly encourage the ELX series (wood enclosure) as it provides a warmth and "thickness" not evident with the molded plastic versions that are similarly priced.

                (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                Not what I expected

                By Bill_54

                from Minnesota

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                Comments about Electro-Voice ELX112P Active 12" Loudspeaker:

                Maybe I am new to powered speakers, but I was not happy with the quality of this unit. I did not feel the 1000 watt power in the speaker. I much prefer the sound of my sx-300's as mains and the s-200's as monitors with separate power amps.
                The rca, 1/4 inch, xlr inputs are nice.
                I own ev sx 300 and love the quality--the elx112p does not seem to have the same level in my opinion.
                Decent price but I would pay more for higher quality.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great Speaker

                By Dave

                from Marine City, MI

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Clear Sound
                • Compact
                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Events
                  • Performances

                  Comments about Electro-Voice ELX112P Active 12" Loudspeaker:

                  We have 2 of these and use them in a lot of different situations. They sound great for their price range. The drivers are very durable. I like that they are baltic birch boxes instead of the molded plastic. However, I recommend getting the padded covers EV offers for them to keep them looking nice. Not the loudest active box you can get, but the best box in it's price range with a very smooth sound.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Big full sound . . .

                  By mongoose

                  from Los Angeles

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Pros

                  • Clear Sound
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Events
                    • Mobile DJ
                    • Performances

                    Comments about Electro-Voice ELX112P Active 12" Loudspeaker:

                    Have used this speaker many times for performances with keyboards, accordion, mandolin, acoustic guitar and as a PA speaker. Sound is full, crisp and powerful. Excellent all the way around. Our band owns 4 of these and are very happy with them.

                    (1 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    2.0

                    Run from these speakers!

                    By luvpbass

                    from Pittsburgh, PA

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                    Pros

                    • Clear Sound
                    • Easy To Use

                    Cons

                    • Breaks Easily
                    • Bulky/Heavy
                    • Pricey / Poor Value
                    • Unreliable

                    Best Uses

                    • Performances

                    Comments about Electro-Voice ELX112P Active 12" Loudspeaker:

                    I bought one of these for use as a stage monitor and has been an absolute dissapointment. First off, they are heavy for their compact size and are painted wood, which chips very easily. After a few load ins and outs, they started to look shabby. The single handle is placed so that it is very akward - and painful - to carry them. The single "angle cut" to use them as floor monitors allows input jacks to hit the floor. This resulted in the jack getting stuck in the input, which has a xlr button release for some odd reason. The resulting mishap caused a short that blew the horn diaphram. Repairs from EV service for the problems encountered are about the third the price of the speaker. In the crowded world of powered speakers, EV seems to have rushed these to market and failed to put them through any real world uses. For the money these cost,there are plenty of other speakers that will outperform and outlast these dogs.

                     
                    5.0

                    Impressive

                    By BlackAxeDJ

                    from Kentucky

                    About Me Experienced

                    Pros

                    • Clear Sound
                    • Compact
                    • Durable
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Events
                      • Mobile DJ
                      • Performances

                      Comments about Electro-Voice ELX112P Active 12" Loudspeaker:

                      Very impressed with this. Wish it had one more channel and possibly a bluetooth option, but works fine - Plenty of other options and great sound. I like the ability to daisy chain from one to the other, using BOTH channels by the flip of a switch. Great feature for mobile DJ using a computer. the combo XLR / 1/4" inputs are great, plus the preamp for mic is helpful

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