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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 a 700-watt punch into a small, low-profile...Click To Read More About This Product

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This pro-grade subwoofer punches above its weight class with its 700-watt, Class D amplifier.

Extending the ZXA1’s size-defying performance and sleek styling into the low-end realm, the ZXA1-Sub packs a 700-watt punch into a small, low-profile wood enclosure. Match this powered subwoofer with a pair of ZXA1s or other smaller powered speakers and hear just how big a small rig can sound. Weighing in at a mere 46 lb., the ZXA1-Sub won’t break your back during transport and it easily fits into tight spaces. Whether you’re a DJ looking to add a deep thump to your set or you’re a live performer wanting to give the highs and mids some breathing room, this subwoofer has you covered.

 

Take the stereo XLR outputs from your mixer and plug into the stereo XLR inputs of the ZXA1-Sub, then patch the stereo outputs into a pair of powered main speakers. The ZXA1-Sub is equipped with a 100Hz high-pass filter that keeps everything below 100Hz in the sub 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.


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 to transform your compact system from ho-hum to BOOM.

SPECIFICATIONS

ZXA1-Sub 12" Powered Subwoofer

  • Speaker Configuration
    Active/passive: Active
    Type: Subwoofer
    LF driver: 12 in.
    MF driver: N/A
    HF driver: N/A

    Power
    Amplifier class: D
    Wattage: 700 Watts
    Mixer/preamp: Not applicable

    Audio
    Frequency response: 44Hz-118Hz
    Coverage pattern: N/A
    Max SPL: 126 dB
    Wireless and Streaming
    Dedicated app: Not applicable
    Bluetooth: No

    Inputs
    XLR: 2 XLR/TRS combo
    TRS: No
    TS: No
    RCA: No

    Outputs
    XLR: 2 Thru
    TRS: Not applicable
    TS: Not applicable
    RCA: Not applicable

    Enclosure
    Cabinet material: Polymer
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Electro-VoiceZXA1-Sub 12" Powered Subwoofer
 
4.8

(based on 28 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (22)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Great sound quality (23)
  • Easy to set up (20)
  • Attractive (16)
  • Good power output (16)
  • Easy to mount (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Smaller rooms / apartments (16)
  • Basic systems (14)
  • Pro audio / DJ / mixing (10)
  • Outdoors (9)
  • Large rooms (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Pro audio / DJ / mixing (10), Tech savvy (4), Audiophile (3), Professional musician (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (22)

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(28 of 28 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

EV hits the mark!

By Charles Hunt

from Boston, MA

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

I use a pair of these EV subs along with the EV ZXA1 tops for my band PA. We are a 8-piece pro outfit, performing mostly high end wedding and private functions in the 100 to 500 person range. Outdoor events, tents, function halls, as well as small to medium size clubs. I can hear the snorts from sound engineers everywhere as I write this. Believe you me however, this system really hits the mark far above anything that you would ever imagine. With a top end that is loud, clear and musical, along with subs that deliver tight punchy bass and kick that you can feel in your chest, I couldn't be happier. I would describe the sound as high fidelity, short throw, which is perfect for our needs. When you consider price and portability, there is nothing on the market today that comes remotely close to these little EVs. Don't think that you need large woofers to push air. IMHO, 18's can get pretty flabby. I like the 12' subs better...they are tighter and more accurate for live sound.
Light, portable and pwerful. Volume control and several sets of i/o for flexibility and ease of use.

(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Little MONSTER

By Sean Kirkendall

from Smackover AR

About Me Pro Audio / DJ, Technically Challenged

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Verified Reviewer

Pros

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

Cons

  • NONE

Best Uses

  • Basic Systems
  • DJ / Mixing
  • Larger Rooms
  • Outdoors
  • Smaller Rooms

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

This is one of the greatest subs ever. It kicked my two 15 inch boxes in the pants. This little box can take a beating. My friends and I were together at a show and they wanted a sound demo and the pavilion we were under almost collapsed. You could seriously hear the roof Shaking. EV is an AMAZING SPEAKER BRAND.

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  • No

(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Love it so much I bought another

By CrawdadStew

from York,PA

About Me Pro Audio / DJ

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Pros

  • Awesome Tone
  • Compact
  • Easy To Set Up
  • Good Power Output
  • Great Sound Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Basic Systems
    • DJ / Mixing
    • Home Theater
    • Outdoors

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

    When I decide to increase the power of my main system there was no question to buy another one of these subs. It's simply amazing you can get that much bass out of a cabinet this small. Word of advice, you need one of these for about every 500 watts you have pushing your tops.

    (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Very Small Very Powerful

    By CrawdadStew

    from York,PA

    About Me Pro Audio / DJ, Tech Savvy

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    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Basic Systems
      • DJ / Mixing
      • Outdoors
      • Smaller Rooms

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

      Even though I had read the dimensions when I bought it I was still impressed by how small this actually was when it arrived. That was a key selling point for me as, like many of us, I frequently end up performing on some tight stages.

      Matched this single sub up with a pair of 3 way 15" Carvins being driven by 500w of power. This sub provided all the tight thump I was looking for at half volume.

      My crosssover point is at 120hz and the main volume on my Carvin mixer happens to also control how much signal gets sent to the sub, so my set up might be easier to adjust than most.

      At 3/4 Volume it was a little heavy for my mains and at full volume it was flat out boomy, which I know a lot of DJs and rock bands like.

      Since my Carvin system is so transparently clear, it's downright eery, I was concerned I might have to screw around a lot getting a sub to fit in nicely which is why I spent the extra money on an EV.

      Really glad I did. I have a 4 piece Blues band playing to crowds of 100-200 people and this 700w single sub does the trick. No need to buy a second one for me. Which I think saves me money overall.

      I highly recommend this.

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      (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      AMAZING PUNCH

      By dhill

      from myrtle beach sc

      About Me Active Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Midsize Rooms
        • Outdoors

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

        I had a Mackie sub for 11 years, It was a work horse, and made in Italy back in 2000, however after reading current reviews on Mackie, I decided to try the EV. All I can say is WOW!!!, I was Amazed at the Punchy low end output. I will buy another one

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        (7 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great Powerful little Package and light.

        By Geno

        from Estero, FL

        About Me Professional musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Basic Systems
          • Multiple Rooms / Whole House
          • Outdoors
          • Smaller Rooms

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

          Been a musician my whole life, and tired of shelping gear. Finally a sub this size with power with sound quality.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great Little Sub-Woofer

          By TheDogFather

          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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            • No

            (6 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Smells like a skunk/pot

            By Seriousaboutaudio

            from Santa Barbara, CA

            About Me 10 Years Live Sound

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            Pros

            • Compact
            • Good Value

            Cons

            • Smells

            Best Uses

            • Home
            • Outdoors
            • Smaller Rooms

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

            As soon as I opened the box my first thought was "Wow this smells like a skunk." I put it in my music room and every person that walks into my music room thinks it smells like pot. (I do not smoke pot or let anyone bring pot into my house.) I tell them it's this subwoofer so they smell the subwoofer and realize I wasn't lying.

            For the price and size I have no complaints about the sound. I bought this to replace my bulky Peavey PV118D and it was worth it.

            But if you're worried about people thinking you smoke pot, this sub is not for you.

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            • No

            (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Big Sound, Small Package

            By His Bassist

            from Orlando, Florida

            About Me Musician Vocalist, Pro Audio / DJ

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            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Easy to Mount
            • Easy To Set Up
            • Good Power Output
            • Great Sound Quality
            • More Bang For Your Buck

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Basic Systems
              • DJ / Mixing
              • Larger Rooms
              • Outdoors
              • Smaller Rooms

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

              I wanted to upgrade my system with a useable powered Sub System.
              I chose the 12 inch model based on size ( and sound ). I could have picked up the 18 inch subs, but that would have defeated my initial intent.
              I replaced my 2 - 18 inch EV Eliminator bottoms with one ZXA1 - 12 inch Sub and I am so glad I did.
              No need to use a trailer, Bulky subs, extra amp, and additional time for set-up. Just plug and play...and what sound !!!
              It fits nicely in the back of my 'Burban with no problems and leaves me adequate room for another sub if needed.
              Even with the small cabinets, the ZXA1 supports both my powered 3 way speakers, and my JBL half columns without tipping over.
              Thanks EV !!!

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              • No

              (5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Compact and powerful

              By Folkrock

              from Sacramento, CA

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              Pros

              • Lightweight
              • Portable
              • Strong sound

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                  very compact, light weight and surprizingly strong unit. I'll likely add 1 more but exc as it is.

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