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Electro-Voice ELX112P Active 12" Loudspeaker   (Open Box)
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Product# H70839
OVERVIEW

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

ELX112P Active 12" Loudspeaker

  • 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)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

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

    See all my reviews

    Ask me a question

    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

    See all my reviews

    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

    See all my reviews

    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

      About Me Experienced

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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

        See all my reviews

        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.

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