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Overview

  • LCD display and unique single-knob DSP control with presets
  • Input level meters and independent amplifier control
  • EV-engineered components matched with a custom-built 1000-W Class-D amplifier
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Powered enclosure by one of the leading names in audio.

With ZLX, Electro-Voice set out with a singular goal: to deliver best-in-class performance across every detail. The Electro-Voice ZLX-15P is a powered PA enclosure with a 15" woofer and 1.5" titanium compression driver that gives you the confidence of the industry's most trusted components. The enclosure is engineered to exacting standards to bring exceptional EV audio quality for larger applications, with or without a subwoofer. Extend your low-end with this portable powerhouse. Whether used on its own or with a sub, the ZLX-15P provides crisp, clean highs and tight, deep lows for larger spaces – all with enough amplifier headroom to make sure you’re heard both loudly and clearly.

ZLX combines decades of proven pro-audio engineering know-how with a bold new look and user-friendly features that give you an extraordinary amount of control over your sound – all with the renowned EV quality and reliability the pros trust. The ZLX-15P is perfect for use as either mains or monitors, and represents a new standard for musicians, DJs, and all performers looking for more from a portable loudspeaker.

Features

  • LCD display and unique single-knob DSP control with presets
  • Input level meters and independent amplifier control
  • EV-engineered components matched with a custom-built 1000-W Class-D amplifier
  • Lightweight, super-durable composite construction with unique hi/lo grip design
  • Patented split-baffle design for superior driver time alignment and enhanced sonic impact and intelligibility
  • 1000W (Class D); 127 dB max SPL; 42 Hz – 20 kHz
  • 15" woofer and 1.5" high-frequency titanium compression driver

Order today and and be among the first to catch the ZLX wave.

 
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Electro-VoiceZLX-15P 15" 2-Way Powered Loudspeaker
 
4.6

(based on 5 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (5)
  • Good audio (5)
  • Lightweight (5)
  • Versatile (4)
  • Compact (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Performances (5)
    • Outdoor events / games (4)
    • Pro audio / DJ / mixing (4)
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    4.0

    Nice sound - extra bass, light weight

    By bigThumbs

    from Salt Lake City, UT

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Compact
    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Light Nice Sound Look
    • Lightweight
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • Low Pwr Vulnerable Grill

    Best Uses

    • Events
    • Mobile DJ
    • Performances

    Comments about Electro-Voice ZLX-15P 15" 2-Way Powered Loudspeaker:

    I've done sound reinforcement, live events and DJed for 35 years. I've used Altec, JBL, EV and TOA.
    Most recently I've used EONs which I've really liked but they are looking very beat up and I've never liked the way they pack in a truck (too oddly shaped). That is what drew me to the ZLX speakers - they look very sleek. Then I listened to them at my local Performance Audio. They sounded great - maybe a little too heavy/colored on the low end.
    I've now used them for a live vocal concert and they did great.
    Here is some technical assessment.
    While the specs tell the SPL output (127dB), they don't list the power consumption.
    Using my Kill-A-Watt power meter, I measured 18 watts idle as compared to about 23 watts on my EONs.
    I put pink noise in the ZLX15P until the LIMIT showed up on the LCD (which is a very nice feature). The power consumption was about 55 watts. I don't have an SPL meter any more so I don't know the output power but it was fairly loud.
    Increasing the volume until I could hear distortion raised the input power to about 110Watts.
    I then ran a single tone generator from 20Hz to 16kHz and adjusted the volume until the "limit" indicator came on. The input power ranged from 70 watts to 55 watt, low Hz to high Hz respectively.
    My conclusion is that the amplifier only runs about 30 watts before it clips. (assuming HE switching class amplifier)
    I think they should have increased that a few dB. They have a spec'd max output of 127dB. I'm not so sure it's capable of that due to the wimpy amplifier.
    I noticed that the ZLX-15 passives are rated at 126dB with 250W input. That doesn't make sense. EV is playing marketing numbers.
    **** This is why I've rated the ZLX-15P 4/5 stars. ****

    The cabinet is sturdy and somewhat durable. However, I don't think it will be near as durable as the EONs because the grill is very large, covering the whole front and wrapping around the front sides. This means it is vulnerable to dings on the front edges.
    The cabinet is a heavy duty plastic which is great but the edges have a tight radius which feel like they will get dinged.
    I also bought the gig bags. They should help on dings.
    I would recommend them but beware they are not high output.

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    5.0

    ZLX - 15P Awesome Buy!

    By King Darwin

    from Mount Vernon, Ohio

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Events
      • Performances

      Comments about Electro-Voice ZLX-15P 15" 2-Way Powered Loudspeaker:

      Our Professional sound guy introduced these speakers to me as my drum monitor at a show. The sound was amazing. I bought a set of these to use for our full band acoustic shows and they are Awesome! Since my purchase my bass player has bought a set as well. They are light weight and easy to handle. EV also put a great set of handles on these. You will not find a better speaker at this price range. If you are looking for a powered speaker that can handle just about anything this is the one for sure.

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      5.0

      Amazing sound, very versitle

      By Big AL-AUJT9

      from Rialto, CA

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Events
        • Mobile DJ
        • Performances

        Comments about Electro-Voice ZLX-15P 15" 2-Way Powered Loudspeaker:

        I was never a fan powered speakers. I bought a Mackie SRM450 a while back. It is a really good speaker but I play a lot of dance music and need the lows too. I heard these one time and had to have them. Great sound, lots of control if you don't run an EQ. 2 independent inputs and 1 output.

        I hooked up an Ipod and wireless mic for a wedding ceremony and mixed the sound from the back of the speaker. They are killer for dance music. Very full sound. I do not miss the sound of my Crown/JBL set up

        Definatly one of the best powered speakers out there. Great buy. I highly recommend the speaker covers as they will get scratched up going from gig to gig

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        (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Bang for your buck!

        By Lee

        from Texas

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Events
          • Mobile DJ
          • Performances

          Comments about Electro-Voice ZLX-15P 15" 2-Way Powered Loudspeaker:

          I was originally looking to purchase the ELX-115p after much debate and really comparing and doing my homework decided to go with the ZLX-15p instead drivers are pretty much toe to toe and biggest difference is plastic cabinet to the wood cabinet on elx. I listened to both and they sound alike.
          I love the bass response on ZLX and they sound great and clear i tested them for about an hour really pushing them and they performed great. I recommend this to anyone with looking for a great speaker and to top it off they are loud and clear! I will have a video posted on youtube under blue note entertainment ZLX with a video review

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          (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Pretty Darn Good

          By b_f_c_99

          from Montana

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Mobile DJ
            • Performances

            Comments about Electro-Voice ZLX-15P 15" 2-Way Powered Loudspeaker:

            First I must say this is the first powered PA speaker I have ever used. I'm using it for band rehearsel. After blasting our ears out with amps and acoustic drums I got some edrums and now bring everything into the board and out to this one speaker for rehearsal purposes. Does it thump like our yorkvilles subs? Nope, but its plenty loud enough (or quiet enough!) for what we are asking it to do. At first I fooled by how much volume this can put out. While just playing some recorded music it didn't seem that loud but I noticed I was yelling into peoples ears the way you do at a live music show so they could hear me. I really didn't have it turned up much but the sound is so clear you get fooled into thinking its not loud. I believe our perception of a loud band has alot to do with the sound systems are so awful alot of the time that we think loud should HURT. About the settings: the 'music' setting sounds very good, the 'club' setting sounds like mush to me, the 'live' setting really is for when you crank it up, 'speech' is a great idea, it cleans up the low end like you would do for vocals from a mixing board, this lets someone that needs to use this for speaking sound reinforcement sound nice and clear with just a mic into one of the inputs. The position settings (pole, floor, bracket) mostly add or reduce low end. 'Pole' has the most low end, 'floor' turns it into a vocal monitor so a bunch of low end isn't blasted at the singer, 'bracket' seems to sit somewhere inbetween.

            All in all I'm pretty impressed, how does it compare to the EV's upper end stuff or QSC, RCF, JBL, ect. I really don't know, but for what I'm asking it to do it works very well. In fact I would say a couple of them would be fine as mains, add a sub and they would be very good for most small to mid room setups.

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