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Electro-Voice ELX115P Active 15" Loudspeaker   (Used)

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An active 2-way speaker with 1000W of Class-D power, frequency range of 44Hz-20kHz, and 134dB SPL.

Part of Electro-Voice's Live X series, the ELX115P Active Loudspeaker is designed with an Electro-Voice-engineered 15" woofer and 1.5" titanium compression driver. This self-contained powered system features components optimized for use with its integrated high-efficiency 1,000W Class-D amplifier. The ELX115P 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 ELX115P 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° angled design so you can also use it as a floor monitor as well.

Features

  • Electro-Voice-engineered woofer and 1.5" titanium compression driver provide exceptional audio quality
  • Outstanding crossover performance
  • 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
  • Built-in 60° monitor angle
  • 1,000W Class-D high-efficiency amplifier runs cool without fans
  • Biamplified design with 24dB/octave filter slopes and transducer protection
  • Selectable 100Hz high-pass filter for use with an external subwoofer

Boost up the quality of your live sound system with the ELX115P. Order today!

 

ELX115P Active 15" Loudspeaker Specifications:

  • Freq. Response (-3dB): 56Hz-18kHz
  • Freq. Range (-10dB): 44Hz-20kHz
  • Max. Measured SPL: 134dB
  • Coverage (Horiz. x Vert.): 90° x 50°
  • Power handling: 1000W
  • LF Transducer: (1) EVS-15K, 381mm (15") Woofer
  • HF Transducer: DH-1K, 39mm (1.5") Titanium Diaphragm Compression Driver
  • Crossover Frequency: 1.7kHz
  • Connectors: (2) XLR/TRS Combo Jacks, (1) Stereo RCA, (1) XLR Link Output
  • Enclosure Material: 9-ply, 15mm Plywood, Internally Braced, with Textured Paint
  • Grille: 18GA Steel with Black Powdercoat
  • Dimensions (WxHxD): 432mm x 708mm x 382mm (17.02" x 27.89" x 15.05")
  • Net Weight: 24.3kg (54lb.)
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Electro-VoiceELX115P Active 15" Loudspeaker
 
4.3

(based on 10 reviews)

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  • Good audio (3)

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    Best Uses

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      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Wedding DJ "Wow's" the crowd!

      I had given up my DJ business due to serious health issues including blood clots in my lungs, a serious infection, surgery and a lengthy hospital stay. During my recovery I had many...Read complete review

      I had given up my DJ business due to serious health issues including blood clots in my lungs, a serious infection, surgery and a lengthy hospital stay. During my recovery I had many regrets about giving up my business and all my equipment. I'm no quitter and music is my life. Prior to being a DJ, I was a professional musician performing over 200 live shows. While recovering I decided I needed to get back in the saddle and rekindle my love for music and being a DJ. I had alot of time to research and dream about my "new set-up". Originally I was sold on QVC active speakers. That was until I discovered a Namm video showing off the new EV LIVE X series..It was love at first site! I just new, these were the speakers that would set me apart from all the other local DJ's. MY requirements included, lightweight so I could set up my own gear, small, so I could carry my stuff in my minivan, loud and powerful and affordable. EV met every expectation I had and then some. I also realized my equipment needed to be versatile, which EV Live X blew me away!. My first gig i was a little nervous. I had to provide ceremony music as well as reception entertainment. As I was unloading my van, I heard a comment from a guest.."Your gonna need more than that", referring to my (2) EV 115's. See, my event was being held outside under a very large circus style tent with an expected 250 guests. Not only did my speakers out perform my old set-up, the soul which made the comment about my speakers being :."inadequate" quickly apologized when he heardf 134 db of clean undistorted sound. I was able to easily manage the ceremony by plugging my mics directly into the speakers, as well as my laptop using the 115's RCA jacks. I was so blown away, I quickly purchased a new set of 112's and am in the process of buying a set of 118's for my high school dances. I love the speakers and will be an EV man forever!
      Thanks EV for making the best product for the best price!

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      ELX115P experience

      Nice hook up options.
      Purchased this product for church services (mild use). One of the speakers worked for only 2 services......on the third service it was badly distorted...Read complete review

      Nice hook up options.
      Purchased this product for church services (mild use). One of the speakers worked for only 2 services......on the third service it was badly distorted (even at the lowest input volume and output level). I am awaiting the verdict on the cause (it is in the shop currently). I have used EV speakers for over 30 years and still can't believe they would put out such a lemon. I realize an Electro-voice rep will probablt never read this review .. but they need to seriously review what went wrong with this design.

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Excellent PA speaker

      By Tripper

      from DeBary, FL

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      Pros

      • Cabinet Had Minor Blemish
      • Clear Sound
      • Grill Was Is Good Shape
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Didn't Come With Pwr Cabl
      • Mfriend Sent New Cable

      Best Uses

      • Events
      • Performances

      Comments about Electro-Voice ELX115P Active 15" Loudspeaker:

      Bought 2 of these and one was almost perfect and the other had bent grill and scratches but no big deal. I will add more real soon! Very Happy with Purchase.

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      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Good Speaker

      By Rodeo MC

      from Oklahoma

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Good Speaker
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Events
        • Performances

        Comments about Electro-Voice ELX115P Active 15" Loudspeaker:

        I really like this speaker and what all it can do, but when I went to test them I ran into a problem where one speaker wouldn't work if I jump them together with a single line going to my mixer board. I call the company and they had me try a few things and said if that doesn't work to call back and we will just send you new ones, especially since you bought the insurance package.

        Well I call again this morning because I still had problems and they sales guy in the live sound department was rude and really didn't care about helping me. I was nice to him and felt like he could have helped me a little more than he did, just because when I pulled up my account he can tell I have spent thousands with this company. I doubt I will do further business with them.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Rock Solid...best bang for your buck!

        By DJMJ

        from The Great Plains, USA

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Compact
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Mobile DJ

          Comments about Electro-Voice ELX115P Active 15" Loudspeaker:

          These are probably the best powered speakers...for the money...currently on the market! I have been a mobile DJ for many years. Started with a large/heavy passive rig. I quickly discovered that powered speakers were the way to go. I have owned many, many powered speakers. Started with the old reliable EONs (2 variations), K12s, Zx5a, ELX and FBT Promaxx. The ELXs are pound for pound, buck for buck, THE FINEST boxes, all things considered. I usually pair them up with my K12s or Promaxx 14a's. The 4 speaker rig hits hard and clean enough to handle any dance, up to 300-350 people. No subs needed!

          The only negative regarding the ELXs: BEWARE of using these outdoors, in direct sunlight. They WILL shut down on you (temporarily), due to thermal overload. The heat dissipation system is lacking. I know other DJs who have had the same issue. Never had them do this indoors, though...only in direct sunlight. QSC really leads the market (for all powered speaker manufacturers) in this department. They are currently the only company to incorporate a fan/exhaust system, for cooling purposes. They never get warm, even outdoors, in direct sunlight. The K12s saved my rump when the EVs 'thermaled' on me!

          These ELXs are really smooth and warm sounding, thanks to the wood cabs. They also bring some serious thump via that 15" driver and 1000W of Class D power. They are the 'meat and potatoes' of my mobile system...and will be for some time.

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          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          WOW!!

          Comments about Electro-Voice ELX115P Active 15" Loudspeaker:

          These sound amazing from the get go. I swapped out my Behringer 215d speakers of these. Those sounded real nice. These sound great! Paired them up with a Drive Rack PX and the entire band agreed that the sound quality increased incredibly. Played them at an outdoor pool gig and never once came close to pushing the volume threshold. The sound quality was great and the power the pack was more than enough.
          Compared to other speakers in this line up, the EV are well priced and you certainly get a bang for your buck. At this price point, you have surpassed the concept of "value" speakers. Once you spend upwards of $600 per speaker, you are in a whole new class.

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          (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          GREAT SPEAKER

          By Abraham Elliott

          from Southern Colorado, Northern New Mexico

          Comments about Electro-Voice ELX115P Active 15" Loudspeaker:

          I gigged in my most recent cover band for 3 years (before we went our separate ways) and we were VERY busy. For three years straight we never missed a weekend, but most of the time we gigged twice a week.

          Our PA was a Mackie board, with three giant amps and an EQ in the rack that ran our passive speakers. The PA rack weighed as much as a car, and the speakers would make you grit your teeth when you picked em up. As many of you know, set-up and tear-down was sweaty and tiring.

          We broke up and I knew I needed my own PA... did a lot of research and finally decided to start with two of the EV 115P Live X speakers. When I took them out of the boxes I couldn't BELIEVE how light they were... I was immediately skeptical. I had always equated weight with sound quality/volume. When I finally plugged em into a little Soundcraft Notepad mixer and fired everything up, ... I was blown away... the sound was LOUD and amazingly crisp and clear. Why for all those years did I break my back with that outdated passive system! I don't know if that old passive system was capable of being louder, but we NEVER turned our old system louder than these Live X's can handle, ... with just the same (if not better) sound quality and HALF THE WEIGHT! And we're talking about covering 90's Alt Rock and Punk...!

          A few months later I answered an ad, went and auditioned for a Punk/Ska band. These guys had a very similar system to my old band (passive and clunky). When we started booking gigs, I asked them to check out my active EV's... They were just as blown away as I was. We now use my EV 115's exclusively for mids and highs and are saving up for the EV 118p Subs. Our entire system will be EV active... show up, set-up, sound check and rock it in half the time, and all the volume.

          I usually don't write reviews, but I saw that there weren't many reviews on these speakers... and they are worth it. They put out enough loud, clean sound for any working musican's venue and they are so light that you can just pick one right up and put it on a speaker stand by yourself. After 8 months of using these EV 115Ps, it would be hard to believe that these EV Live X speaker aren't flying off the shelves... I URGE you to put this speaker against ANY of the more "known" brands in a side-by-side comparison...

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          (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          ELX115P Live X Series Active 15" Loudspeaker

          Comments about Electro-Voice ELX115P Active 15" Loudspeaker:

          dd
          I purchased a pair of these and one matching subwoofer. These cabinets are fantastic! My wife and I have a duo - electric guitar and drums - and we utilize custom performance tracks. These speakers have so much power that we only use one third to one half of the volume capacity! We play venues from 100-250 people and the cabinets perform very well.

          Flawless performance! I also utilize a dbx DriveRack PX processor and I absolutely enjoy the sound we're achieving with this setup. We experience almost zero feedback with the speakers positioned behind and to the side of us. The only time we've had any feedback has been when we are in a very small venue...but, even then it is minimal and manageable.

          You will be safe in purchasing these items and they have the fabulous EV sound! You will need to exercise care in handling the cabinets because the finish is easily marked and the speaker grilles are very lite duty. But, handled carefully these speakers will be very nice for many years' use. We also use a pair of hand crank speaker stands which take almost all the hard work out of using these speakers.

          You will be very pleased with these PA cabinets. Crystal clear, clean sound from bottom to top! and power to spare.

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          (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great speakers and service

          By Guy O'Connor

          from Left Coast of FL

          Comments about Electro-Voice ELX115P Active 15" Loudspeaker:

          Having looked at similarly priced gear. These sound the best. Musicians Friend gave me great customer service and price. I made a mistake when ordering. It took about a week to iron out my mistake, but they took great care of me, and even went above and beyond their normal customer service policies to help fix the mistake I made.
          It was time to upgrade the bands PA. Of course you know that all of the band members had perfect consensus about powered, non-powered, this brand, that brand, how much to spend, etc. and it only took us about 6 - 12 months of discussion, etc. Fortunately the bass player was well armed and soft spoken. (a retired SWAT dude) and the debates were euthanized quickly and humanely. ;-)

          But truthfully these speakers were chosen for reasonably good power and volume, and excellent range of audio response. We carefully listened to JBL 615 and found them to have great punch, but all mid-range frequency. We felt the QSC's 153 were over-priced and over-rated, and the range was again lacking. The sound quality was just plain inferior.

          We went with powered speaker for ease of use, and also the fact that the engineers at EV did a great job of setting up the cross-overs for us. No more external amps and crossover circuits, lugging around extra racks of gear, etc.

          We tend to play to crowds of less than 100 and often outdoors in an open area. Under these conditions sound dissipates fast. The ELX 115P's work fine for these conditions. In between sets, they get used for DJ fill. And they still sound great.We prefer to use these with the matching subs when it's the whole band. If it's just me and the lead singer doing a duet, we leave the subs at home.

          In between gigs, these go up into the loft for my home system which is a great way to get rid of unwanted relatives. Just crank 'em up, an put on some experimental music from the 1960's. Sometimes their tires leave burnout marks in the driveway.
          It's a class D amp. In terms of quality, a class D will never compete with a class A. But the overall quality is still very acceptable. The price is often 4 times more for class A. (or better) The speaker(s) are very good. Please understand I can be a real audio-snob and I actually can hear the difference between class A and class B equipment.
          In terms of power and quality, the bang for the buck is the best on the market.

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          (3 of 22 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          ELX115P experience

          By B.J.P.

          from Michigan

          Comments about Electro-Voice ELX115P Active 15" Loudspeaker:

          Nice hook up options.
          Purchased this product for church services (mild use). One of the speakers worked for only 2 services......on the third service it was badly distorted (even at the lowest input volume and output level). I am awaiting the verdict on the cause (it is in the shop currently). I have used EV speakers for over 30 years and still can't believe they would put out such a lemon. I realize an Electro-voice rep will probablt never read this review .. but they need to seriously review what went wrong with this design.

          Comment on this review

          (10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Wedding DJ "Wow's" the crowd!

          By Brian Woodhouse

          from Michigan

          Comments about Electro-Voice ELX115P Active 15" Loudspeaker:

          I had given up my DJ business due to serious health issues including blood clots in my lungs, a serious infection, surgery and a lengthy hospital stay. During my recovery I had many regrets about giving up my business and all my equipment. I'm no quitter and music is my life. Prior to being a DJ, I was a professional musician performing over 200 live shows. While recovering I decided I needed to get back in the saddle and rekindle my love for music and being a DJ. I had alot of time to research and dream about my "new set-up". Originally I was sold on QVC active speakers. That was until I discovered a Namm video showing off the new EV LIVE X series..It was love at first site! I just new, these were the speakers that would set me apart from all the other local DJ's. MY requirements included, lightweight so I could set up my own gear, small, so I could carry my stuff in my minivan, loud and powerful and affordable. EV met every expectation I had and then some. I also realized my equipment needed to be versatile, which EV Live X blew me away!. My first gig i was a little nervous. I had to provide ceremony music as well as reception entertainment. As I was unloading my van, I heard a comment from a guest.."Your gonna need more than that", referring to my (2) EV 115's. See, my event was being held outside under a very large circus style tent with an expected 250 guests. Not only did my speakers out perform my old set-up, the soul which made the comment about my speakers being :."inadequate" quickly apologized when he heardf 134 db of clean undistorted sound. I was able to easily manage the ceremony by plugging my mics directly into the speakers, as well as my laptop using the 115's RCA jacks. I was so blown away, I quickly purchased a new set of 112's and am in the process of buying a set of 118's for my high school dances. I love the speakers and will be an EV man forever!
          Thanks EV for making the best product for the best price!

          Comment on this review

          (8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Amazing Speakers!

          Comments about Electro-Voice ELX115P Active 15" Loudspeaker:

          I listened to everything on the current market and the EV Live X speakers are the king of the hill for now. Last year was all about QSC, but EV has hit the mark and have outdone QSC, JBL, and Yahama with this line of speakers. There is simply nothing out there that sounds as good as these speakers do right now!

          Thank you Muscians Friend for being here, service and price is unmatched!
          The only thing missing from these cabinets are mounting brackets for Truss hanging. Everything else is there and couln't want anything more.
          Top Notch!
          I think there is no better value on the market anywhere close to this price range. EV has hit a homerun with this line of speakers both in price and performance.

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