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(Open Box) Electro-Voice's popular, compact PA speaker is now amped.

The Electro-Voice ZXA1-90 is a compact, amplified loudspeaker system, which is designed for portable sound reinforcement applications that require maximum portability.

The EV ZXA1-90 audio speaker uses the EV8L, a high output, low distortion, 203mm (8") woofer. The woofer is paired with the DH2005, a titanium diaphragm 1" exit true compression driver. The compression driver is coupled to a rotatable 90 x 50 waveguide for smooth response to 20kHz and excellent pattern control.

The ZXA1-90 loudspeaker is powered by an integrated 800W, 2-channel amplifier module. The amplifier has XLR microphone and line level inputs, as well as an XLR line level output for daisy chaining several amplified speakers or a subwoofer. The biamplified design features steep crossover slopes and woofer excursion protection for maximum output and reliability. A switchable high pass filter allows for use with a subwoofer.

The Electro-Voice ZXA1-90 injection molded enclosure is made from high impact polystyrene for durability and light weight. The handle pocket and pole mount make the ZXA1-90 ideal for many portable applications. The ZXA1-90 speaker enclosure also features a built-in monitor angle for floor monitor applications. The bottom of the Electro-Voice ZXA1-90 features four #8-32 suspension points for permanent installation.

FEATURES
  • Integrated 800W power amplifier
  • Biamplified design with transducer protection
  • EV8L 8" high-output LF transducer
  • DH2005 1" exit true compression driver
  • 90 x 50 coverage pattern
  • Rotatable horn design
  • 123dB maximum SPL
  • Selectable high-pass filter for use with subwoofers
  • Line and microphone inputs
  • Integral monitor angle on enclosure
  • High-impact poly
  • Built-in pole mount
SPECIFICATIONS
  • Freq. Response (-3 dB): 60Hz-20kHz
  • Freq. Range1 (-10 dB): 48Hz-20kHz
  • Max. Calculated SPL: 123dB
  • Horizontal Coverage: 90 or 50
  • Vertical Coverage: 50 or 90
  • Amplifier Power Output: 800W
  • LF Transducer: EV8L, 203mm (8") Driver
  • HF Transducer: DH2005, 25mm (1") Exit
  • Compression Driver
  • Crossover Frequency: 1.8kHz
  • High Pass Frequency: 100Hz, User Selectable
  • Power Requirement (120V): 95V-132V, 50-60Hz, 0.6A
  • Power Requirement (230V): 190V-264V, 50-60Hz, 0.4A
  • Line input: XLR and TRS Combo
  • Mic input: XLR with independent Gain
  • Line Output: XLR (Mic and Line Sum)
  • Enclosure Material: High Impact Polystyrene
  • Grille: Polyester Powder Coated, 18GA
  • Galvanized Steel
  • Dimensions (HxWxD): 457mm x 282mm x 264mm, (17.98" x 11.12" x 10.38")
  • Net Weight: 19 lb. (8.6kg)
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Electro-VoiceZXA1-90 Powered PA Speaker
 
4.4

(based on 18 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (11)
  • Compact (10)
  • Good audio (9)
  • Easy to use (8)
  • Versatile (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (7)
  • Outdoor events / games (5)
  • Home studio (4)
  • Pro audio / DJ / mixing (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional musician (7), Experienced (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Bingo!

First I'll say that I am not a "gear snob" and didn't A/B test things to death. I just wanted a small, lightweight powered speaker for solo acoustic bar...Read complete review

First I'll say that I am not a "gear snob" and didn't A/B test things to death. I just wanted a small, lightweight powered speaker for solo acoustic bar gigs. I was hoping to get away with just one speaker. I have a Bose L1 rig that I use for larger venues and with my 4 piece band (1 L1 with 2 B1 subs for 3 vox and a sax). I don't play super loud, but I play bars not coffee houses so you have to get well above the din. I tried a Roland AC-60 but after 10 minutes I knew that was NOT going to cut it in a bar. It sounded pretty but no real balls without clipping. I searched on-line and found the ZXA1 but few good reviews that fit my situation but it looke promising. I bought one and just got back from my first gig. I was flat out stunned how well it worked. I had a second powered speaker just in case but after the first set I just ran the one ZXA1 off an Alesis mixer. Acoustic guitar and Shure beta 58 straight into the mixer. Had plenty of power to spare and people really enjoyed the tone and clarity - ZERO distortion and it was uncomfortably loud at time.I did a few tunes with an electric guitar through a Digitech amp modeler/pedal and that was great as well. People loved the tone and was as loud as needed.End of the night the manager said the other guys should take a clue from me - most of them have too much gear and it does not sound nearly as good. One ZXA1 is going to handle 80% of my bar gigs. I also tried a Fishman solo amp. The Fishman did sound more "natural" but the ZXA1 was far more "musical" whatever that means and it certainly responded much better to agressive slashing which I like to do on acoustic (not all the time...) Also the ZXA1 is much better looking than the Soloamp and you can control it remotely from the mixer. I'm very happy with the purchase.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

I though I made the right decision (was I Wrong!!!)

Bought 2 Feb. 2016 -Oct. 2016 at a concert Quit Sent 1 in for repair (Wouldn't give me a new replacement) Repaired, At a concert this past week end Quit Again....Read complete review

Bought 2 Feb. 2016 -Oct. 2016 at a concert Quit Sent 1 in for repair (Wouldn't give me a new replacement) Repaired, At a concert this past week end Quit Again. Come to find out Same Speaker. (Won;t Replace it. Sent out to repair shop again. Each time I have to pay to package up. So far cost me Thirty six . In less than 2 yrs. the same speaker had to be repaired. I Don't trust them but am Stuck with them as EV will do nothing about this. Do Not Buy Them. Not Dependable and over priced. By the way a friend of mine has them about the same amount of time and had same issues.

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(15 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Bingo!

By Mustwang

from near Boston

Comments about Electro-Voice ZXA1-90 Powered PA Speaker:

First I'll say that I am not a "gear snob" and didn't A/B test things to death. I just wanted a small, lightweight powered speaker for solo acoustic bar gigs. I was hoping to get away with just one speaker. I have a Bose L1 rig that I use for larger venues and with my 4 piece band (1 L1 with 2 B1 subs for 3 vox and a sax). I don't play super loud, but I play bars not coffee houses so you have to get well above the din. I tried a Roland AC-60 but after 10 minutes I knew that was NOT going to cut it in a bar. It sounded pretty but no real balls without clipping. I searched on-line and found the ZXA1 but few good reviews that fit my situation but it looke promising. I bought one and just got back from my first gig. I was flat out stunned how well it worked. I had a second powered speaker just in case but after the first set I just ran the one ZXA1 off an Alesis mixer. Acoustic guitar and Shure beta 58 straight into the mixer. Had plenty of power to spare and people really enjoyed the tone and clarity - ZERO distortion and it was uncomfortably loud at time.I did a few tunes with an electric guitar through a Digitech amp modeler/pedal and that was great as well. People loved the tone and was as loud as needed.End of the night the manager said the other guys should take a clue from me - most of them have too much gear and it does not sound nearly as good. One ZXA1 is going to handle 80% of my bar gigs. I also tried a Fishman solo amp. The Fishman did sound more "natural" but the ZXA1 was far more "musical" whatever that means and it certainly responded much better to agressive slashing which I like to do on acoustic (not all the time...) Also the ZXA1 is much better looking than the Soloamp and you can control it remotely from the mixer. I'm very happy with the purchase.

(13 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Not Bad

By TommyP.

from New York City

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Comments about Electro-Voice ZXA1-90 Powered PA Speaker:

Definitely has a high-mid presence that is nice for live vocals and guitar, but needs to be eq'd out for recorded music. This hump in the upper mid works well as one moves back away from the speaker, because the throw of this speaker is so short that there is a huge change in perceived response and volume going from five to twenty feet. As a closely positioned floor monitor, we loved this speaker. These got fatiguing to the ear when they were pushed with recorded music, and they were not that loud before this happend(all levels properly set). Missing musical detail the harder they were pushed (just up to an occasional blink of the yellow limiter led)so backing a quater way down and leaving proper headroom, they weren't very loud, but were very musical. Tried it with a good sub, the tiny blue pushbutton and associated high pass filter was perfect. Great for a small coffee house, small bar or as a monitor wedge. Easily carry one in each hand. Nice and light.

(13 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Loud and Portable

By KC Kurtwood

from On the road, currently PA, FL, MD, NY

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Comments about Electro-Voice ZXA1-90 Powered PA Speaker:

Just finished the St. Patrick's Day week with a pair of these at 2 outdoor tent venues and 1 indoor pub. These are light to carry, perfect sounding, versatile in every venue, and loud enough to be heard over 500 drunks.

(10 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Little Big Horn

By B. P.

from Hawaii

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Comments about Electro-Voice ZXA1-90 Powered PA Speaker:

Well, I've used these speakers extensively and I love them. They deliver sparkling highs, great fidelity and yes, plenty of bottom, which really surprised me- all that low end from an 8" woofer!The venues that I work however, pair these speakers with high - end Allen & Heath mixing boards and that might make a big difference. If you have a cheap mixer, it's going to be difficult to get a good sound no matter what speakers you use but the other way around, if you have a really good mixer, you'll be OK with most speakers. They're light, loud and sturdy and I'm going to buy a pair and sell my big PA speakers. Love 'em.BP

(8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Versatile, Light Weight, Durable

By ARC10U

from NY

About Me Professional Musician

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Pros

  • Compact
  • Durable
  • Lightweight
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Mobile DJ
    • Performances

    Comments about Electro-Voice ZXA1-90 Powered PA Speaker:

    The addition of a monitor angle on the ZxA1 was a big feature for me - and something competitors did not have. The output with the 100Hz filter engaged is very strong for its size, obviously running them full range they will limit quicker. Durability has been excellent over time even with abusive rental business. I have run this box in very hot weather with no issues. The response is extremely clean especially in the vocal range. As a K12 owner, I do not mind having these on monitor duty (which K8's could not do) or side-fill/delay duty. The 90x40 disperson covers most uses adequately and "throw distance" is excellent. I would say the ZxA1 shines most as a vocal monitor - and it does that exceptionally well even with larger FOH systems.

    (8 of 24 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Unlike K8's, these REQUIRE a sub!

    By djtim

    from San Diego

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Electro-Voice ZXA1-90 Powered PA Speaker:

        While the sound was clear, the bass response was non existent. They are unusable without a sub, and I would even say they are not really full range speakers. I tried them at two events that K8's would have blown away and I might as well have had a boom box. I returned them and I await the arrival of some new K8's.

        (8 of 41 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        IT IS A TOY

        By wedding singer

        from bahamas

        Comments about Electro-Voice ZXA1-90 Powered PA Speaker:

        I bought the ZXA1 two weeks ago after months of research and I am very disappointed I even sold a nice sounding 250 watt yorkville powered speaker for this toy that sound louder and better,800 watts is not true I think yorkville make far better quility powered speakers all I tried trust I've been around a long time,electro voice needs try again with this toy my biggest let down was the no bass out put,please save your money for a some thing better

        (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Very happy~

        By MountainSong

        from Taos, NM

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Compact
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • EXPENSIVE

        Best Uses

        • Performances

        Comments about Electro-Voice ZXA1-90 Powered PA Speaker:

        I originally got this to run my keyboard through. My 3 piece Americana/folk group uses a Bose L1 for most of our gigs, although we started using a smaller(!) setup for very tight spaces, such as wine bars. That's when I started using this as my personal PA. As I started doing more solo gigs, I found it perfect.

        As a woman of limited strength, I didn't want to be lugging a passive speaker & amps. The ZXA1-90 is lightweight and still gives me the power & clarity I need when using my guitar and/or keys. I run my guitar through a Roland AC60, into a small Behringer mixer and out to the EV. I'm doing this with one speaker and it is more than sufficient. I even did an outdoor Farmer's Market gig and got a lot of compliments on the sound.

        It is a bit pricey, but I will eventually get a second one for larger venues. The very big venues we play provide their own PAs anyway, so between this and our Bose system, we're good to go.

        I'd definitely recommend this to acoustic type setups. If I were adding a bass player, I would get the bass module.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Best 8" powered speaker on market

        By Rich

        from Naples Florida

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • Small But Powerful
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Events
          • Mobile DJ
          • Performances

          Comments about Electro-Voice ZXA1-90 Powered PA Speaker:

          Bought these speakers to do smaller venues of less than 100 people. Sing in a trio and have EV 115 15" speakers. The 15" are just too big and too heavy...these are great....800 watts of sound, but clear, hear all the words, back of the room as clear as front. Not a ton of bass, but our venues don't need bass ( 50's 60's + country ) Loaned these to a KJ friend who wanted to try lighted ( 18 lbs ) speakers...She loved them so much she ordered he own.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Love my new speaker

          By Don

          from St. Croix, USVI

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Compact
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Electro-Voice ZXA1-90 Powered PA Speaker:

              I've been frustrated with keyboard sound for some time, was unsatisfied with the limitations of near field monitors, and was very interested from some comments on piano world, as I have been looking for something that would also support small group choral singing. I am amazed at the big grand sound of just one ZXA-1 90 with my Casio Privia PX-150. I am so pleased to have a full grand sound in soft passages, where undersized speakers lose bass response. I couldn't be more pleased. I'm no longer motivated to investigate software pianos trying to get a satisfying sound.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Awesome

              By jim

              from Naples, fl.

              About Me Professional Musician

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Events
                • Indoor Outdoor Use
                • Performances

                Comments about Electro-Voice ZXA1-90 Powered PA Speaker:

                I have 4 zxa1 plus 2 zxa1 subs. Often use them w/o the subs with the full range button on. I use a high quality mixer and get extremely good sound with amazing bottom. Some of these reviewers are doing something wrong.This is one of four PA systems I own. They rock if used properly.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                great little box

                By jon

                from taiwan

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Events
                  • Home Studio
                  • Performances

                  Comments about Electro-Voice ZXA1-90 Powered PA Speaker:

                  Great little monitor speaker for an acoustic trio. The sound is clean and you can hear every note, so it helps you to keep in tune and connected with the sound you are producing. It's really light and small, so easy to transport. We play at places with questionable PAs, usually loud and muddy sound, so bringing our own monitor gives us the sound we need to play well. We have separate bass amp for the bass player, so not worried about low frequency extension on stage, and we use the 100Hz low-pass filter just to keep the sound clean and avoid overloading the amp. We plan to buy a second one to give us more flexibility and a little more output.

                   
                  1.0

                  I though I made the right decision (was I Wrong!!!)

                  By Rick

                  from Hampden, Me.

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • Pricey / Poor Value
                  • Unreliable

                  Best Uses

                  • Singing Gospel Group

                  Comments about Electro-Voice ZXA1-90 Powered PA Speaker:

                  Bought 2 Feb. 2016 -Oct. 2016 at a concert Quit Sent 1 in for repair (Wouldn't give me a new replacement) Repaired, At a concert this past week end Quit Again. Come to find out Same Speaker. (Won;t Replace it. Sent out to repair shop again. Each time I have to pay to package up. So far cost me Thirty six . In less than 2 yrs. the same speaker had to be repaired. I Don't trust them but am Stuck with them as EV will do nothing about this. Do Not Buy Them. Not Dependable and over priced. By the way a friend of mine has them about the same amount of time and had same issues.

                   
                  5.0

                  So far so good- I would agree with the overall 4.6 consensus

                  By Howard K

                  from Pennsylvania

                  About Me Professional Musician

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                  Pros

                  • Clear Sound
                  • Compact
                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Good with Piano sounds
                  • Lightweight
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home Studio
                    • Performances

                    Comments about Electro-Voice ZXA1-90 Powered PA Speaker:

                    My main objective was to find something to a) complement my ES8 internal speakers and use with my Juno Gi and Krome 61 to take out. I wanted something light and clear sounding.

                    This seems to have fit the bill and was a good use along with the 15% coupon for labor day. Please note as reviews state the item does make a light hiss that you don't hear when playing. Perhaps due to having it next to a chair I had some vibration when playing F and F2 notes on the piano but don't seem to have them.

                    The piano and rhodes sound very clear and it handled my Krome B3 bass pretty well. I have it in mono and think I will get a second one later.

                     
                    5.0

                    Absolutely incredible

                    By CMC

                    from Kalamazoo, MI

                    About Me Experienced

                    See all my reviews

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Amateur Recording
                      • Events
                      • Home Studio
                      • Mobile DJ
                      • Performances
                      • Professional Recording

                      Comments about Electro-Voice ZXA1-90 Powered PA Speaker:

                      This cabinet is the best sounding professional speaker I have ever heard. I've used many over the years in bands and DJ applications and have always found EV to be superior equipment. They have outdone themselves. It's true that if you want to play bass heavy music that slams you in the chest, these won't do that. Get a Fifteen and a big amp for that and these will rock a huge room in sub mode. The mic input and dedicated mixer knob allow you to do medium sized rooms with a single cabinet, a microphone, and an iPod. Amazing.

                       
                      5.0

                      Great Product, Unbelievable Sound for Size

                      By Rick

                      from Hampden, Me.

                      About Me Experienced

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • 1/2 the wt. of old speaker, Twice the Watts.

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Events

                        Comments about Electro-Voice ZXA1-90 Powered PA Speaker:

                        These speakers are amazing. Light wt. and packs a punch! We have a music ministry and go to all size venues and these are going to work Great.

                         
                        5.0

                        Speaker

                        By Jamming

                        from illinois

                        About Me Experienced

                        Pros

                        • Clear Sound
                        • Compact

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Electro-Voice ZXA1-90 Powered PA Speaker:

                            Great speaker

                             
                            5.0

                            I order the second one great!

                            By Joseph Dj

                            from Puerto Rico

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                            See all my reviews

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                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Amateur Recording
                              • Home Studio
                              • Mobile DJ
                              • Professional Recording

                              Comments about Electro-Voice ZXA1-90 Powered PA Speaker:

                              Great product with a great price give more than I expected a lot more!

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