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Electro-Voice ZXA1-Sub 12" Powered Subwoofer   

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Extending the ZXA1's size-defying performance and sleek styling into the low-end realm, the ZXA1-Sub packs 700-W of self-powered punch into a low-pro...Read More

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Extending the ZXA1's size-defying performance and sleek styling into the low-end realm, the ZXA1-Sub packs 700-W of self-powered punch into a low-profile wood enclosure. Match ZXA1 with ZXA1-Sub and hear just how big a small rig can sound, whether you want to add a tight thump to a DJ set or give the highs and mids some breathing room in a live performance.

Take the stereo XLR outputs from your mixer and plug into the stereo XLR inputs of the ZXA1, then patch the stereo outputs into a pair of powered main speakers. The ZXA1 is equipped with a 100Hz high pass filter that keeps everything below 100Hz in the ZXA1 so your main speakers' power amp doesn't have to process the low end. Low frequencies are the most taxing aspect of any signal for a power amp, so not only will you get a perfectly tuned low end, your main speakers will operate with much greater efficiency.

Lightweight, compact, professional low end cabinet.

FEATURES
  • Integrated 700-W Class-D amplifier
  • EVS-12S 12-inch woofer
  • 126 dB maximum SPL
  • Dual XLR stereo inputs and outputs
  • Pole mount for full-range systems
  • 9-ply/15-mm wood enclosure, internally braced,
  • with textured paint
  • 46 pounds, with integral handle for easy carrying

Get one today and hear your system like you've never heard it before.

SPECIFICATIONS

ZXA1-Sub 12" Powered Subwoofer

  • Freq. Range: (-10 dB): 44Hz - 118Hz
  • Coverage: Omnidirectional
  • High Pass Frequency: 100 Hz, User Selectable
  • LF Transducer: (1) EVS-12S, 305mm (12") Woofer
  • Enclosure Material: 9-ply/15-mm wood
  • Connectors: (2) XLR Stereo Input, (2) XLR Stereo Output
  • Amplifier Power Output: 700W
  • Power Requirement (230V): 120V: 90V - 132V, 1.0A (1/8 power) 50-60Hz
  • 230V: 190V-264V, 0.6A (1/8 power), 50-60Hz
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Electro-VoiceZXA1-Sub 12" Powered Subwoofer
 
4.8

(based on 22 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Great sound quality (17)
  • Easy to set up (15)
  • Good power output (13)
  • Attractive (11)
  • Easy to mount (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Smaller rooms / apartments (13)
  • Basic systems (11)
  • Outdoors (8)
  • Pro audio / DJ / mixing (7)
  • Large rooms (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Pro audio / DJ / mixing (8), Tech savvy (4), Audiophile (3), Professional musician (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (17)

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5.0

Great litle sub

By 

from Fairwy Ks

About Me Audiophile, Tech Savvy

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Easy To Set Up
  • Good Power Output
  • Great Sound Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Basic Systems
    • Home
    • Smaller Rooms

    Comments about Electro-Voice ZXA1-Sub 12" Powered Subwoofer:

    Buy it, you'll love it

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    • No

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    4.0

    Great sound

    By 

    from Annapolis, MD

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Great Sound Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Electro-Voice ZXA1-Sub 12" Powered Subwoofer:

        I bought it for my V-drum kit to use alongside a keyboard amp. It's nice and compact and sounds great. The only thing that would make it perfect would be if EV had added an adjustable crossover.

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        5.0

        It Rocks

        By 

        from Virginia

        About Me Practical

        Pros

        • Easy To Set Up
        • Great Sound Quality

        Cons

        • Heavy / Bulky

        Best Uses

        • Smaller Rooms

        Comments about Electro-Voice ZXA1-Sub 12" Powered Subwoofer:

        Got this as a Christmas gift to myself. i used it on a new year's eve party and let me tell you. it rocked, the crowd couldn't stop dancing. Very nice sound and great customer service. Thanks Musicians' friends!!

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        • Yes

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        5.0

        Marvelous combo of specifications

        By 

        from New Mexico

        About Me Audiophile, Musician, Pro Audio / DJ

        Ask me a question

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Easy to Mount
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Good Power Output
        • Great Sound Quality
        • Light weight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Basic Systems
          • DJ / Mixing
          • Electronic Drums
          • Home Theater
          • Larger Rooms
          • Smaller Rooms

          Comments about Electro-Voice ZXA1-Sub 12" Powered Subwoofer:

          I do hesitate use a word like compromise, for the sound is not compromised. Yet, here we have a subwoofer at half the weight, with a tight fast acting 12" (10 - 12 respond much quicker and more accurate than larger), with its own built in crossover, simple quick connection, great handles and EV quality.

          Need more power, just go to 2, 4 or more...

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          • No

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          (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Nice sub - and reasonable weight

          By 

          from Rural, PA

          About Me Long Time Band Vocalist

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Good Power Output
          • Great Sound Quality
          • Perfect Weight

          Cons

          • No Chest Thump If Desired

          Best Uses

          • Smaller Rooms
          • Solo Performing

          Comments about Electro-Voice ZXA1-Sub 12" Powered Subwoofer:

          Since I now live in a rural area with few actively playing bands, my chances of performing as a front man are slim. Decided to strike out on my own and needed a system that I could handle by myself. This is a nice sounding sub that won't break my back or give me another hernia (no fun).

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Does what it needs to do

          By 

          from Johnston ri

          About Me Pro Audio / DJ

          Pros

          • Light weight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Smaller Rooms

            Comments about Electro-Voice ZXA1-Sub 12" Powered Subwoofer:

            I use it for a drum sub, it does the job but I wish it had a bit more. I sacrificed power for less weight.

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            • No

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            5.0

            great cabinet

            By 

            from Kittery Maine

            Pros

            • Easy To Set Up
            • Good Power Output
            • Great Sound Quality

            Cons

            • Not Selectable X Over

            Best Uses

            • Basic Systems
            • Smaller Rooms

            Comments about Electro-Voice ZXA1-Sub 12" Powered Subwoofer:

            a really great sounding cabinet to add bass to a smaller set up short throw makes it ideal for small venues

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            • No

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Excellent Sub

            By 

            from Atlanta, GA

            About Me Practical, Professional musician, Technically Challenged, Tech Savvy

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Easy to Mount
            • Easy To Set Up
            • Excellent build quality
            • Good Power Output
            • Great Sound Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Anything Needing A Sub
              • Basic Systems
              • DJ / Mixing
              • Home
              • Home Theater
              • Larger Rooms
              • Multiple Rooms / Whole House
              • Outdoors
              • Smaller Rooms

              Comments about Electro-Voice ZXA1-Sub 12" Powered Subwoofer:

              I can't say enough great stuff about this sub. Bought on Musicians Friend for 479 - that includes tax and shipping. So I saved almost 200 (when you add tax) buying it new. We use this to give the kick drum some punch in live situations. It more than delivers. 700 watts of power for under 500 can't be beat. All wooden construction and it's light too. You totally hear the difference it makes to the kick drum adding the punch we need. Definitely would not leave home without it.

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              • No

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              (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great Little Sub-Woofer

              By 

              from Southern California

              About Me Professional musician

              Pros

              • Easy To Set Up
              • Great Sound Quality
              • Light weight

              Cons

              • NONE

              Best Uses

                Comments about Electro-Voice ZXA1-Sub 12" Powered Subwoofer:

                I've been down-sizing my equipment looking for lighter weight while maintaining good sound quality. I bought the QSC K-10's and although they sound great for live music they lack just a bit in the low end for DJ work. I had to push them pretty hard on larger gigs. I looked at every sub-woofer on the market and in maintaining quality vs. light weight the "Electro-Voice ZXA1 Sub" was my choice.

                When I used it for the first time I was very pleased. I never had to turn it much past unity gain and depending on the music I actually had to cut the gain. Some user reviews claimed that it doesn't have "bone crushing" lows; I don't want my music to crush bones. I want a good balance with defined lows. This was the missing link in my new set up. My system is complete; two K-10's, one ZXA1 Sub, great sound, great balance, light weight. I would defiantly recommend this to anyone who cares about sound quality and does not need to crush bones with their music.

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                5.0

                ZXA1 sub (2 of them) plus QSC K10 mains.

                By 

                from Anchorage, Alaska

                About Me Live Band

                Pros

                • Loud Punchy Bass
                • Super Lightweight
                • Very Small Si

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Live band

                  Comments about Electro-Voice ZXA1-Sub 12" Powered Subwoofer:

                  These subs are INCREDIBLE! for there size! I have a 4 piece band that plays fast, grungy bluegrass (we call it grungegrass or blueCrass).

                  I have 2 ZXA1 subs on the bottom and 2 QSC K10 main speakers on top. We have used them at several events, large and small. Our last event was Arctic Man, a 10,000+ person festival here in Alaska. We played in a huge enclosed tent with 30 ft. ceilings and was about 150 ft x 300 ft. There were over 800 people inside and the acoustics were horrible, BUT
                  these two tiny subs had the crowd dancing, especially within 50 ft. of the stage. I turned the subs on the "extra bass" feature and I was absolutely shocked at how much bass they put out for such a tiny box. They really do sound better than the majority of subs twice their size.
                  Even when the DJ started playing hiphop inbetween our music sets, the little subs still had the whole room bumpin.

                  Very impressed. I would highly recommend not getting the EV 8" mains and instead purchasing 2 QSC K10 main speakers. The K10's sound much much much better than the EV 8's (K10s have much fuller sound, less tingy/high pitch).

                  I would definitely buy these subs again!

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