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Electro-Voice ZXA1-Sub 12" Powered Subwoofer  
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Electro-Voice

Lightweight, compact, professional low end cabinet.

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.

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.

 

ZXA1-Sub 12" Powered Subwoofer Specifications:

  • 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 18 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (15)

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    (3)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Great sound quality (13)
  • Easy to set up (12)
  • Good power output (11)
  • Attractive (9)
  • Easy to mount (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Smaller rooms / apartments (10)
    • Basic systems (9)
    • Outdoors (8)
    • Pro audio / DJ / mixing (6)
    • Large rooms (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Pro audio / DJ / mixing (7), Professional musician (3), Tech savvy (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (15)

    Reviewed by 18 customers

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    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Nice sub - and reasonable weight

    By Hutch

    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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    4.0

    Does what it needs to do

    By Axman832005

    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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      5.0

      great cabinet

      By Bill

      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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      5.0

      Excellent Sub

      By Urban Guitar Legend

      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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        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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          5.0

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

          By alaskacreeker

          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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            (5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Smells like a skunk/pot

            By Seriousaboutaudio

            from Santa Barbara, CA

            About Me 10 Years Live Sound

            Ask me a question

            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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            (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Big Sound, Small Package

            By Mike

            from Maitland, Florida

            About Me Musician Vocalist, Pro Audio / DJ

            Ask me a question

            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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              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Awesome Sub Woofer !!

              By Bag

              from Walterboro, S.C.

              Ask me a question

              Pros

              • Great Sound Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                  I've done business with Muscians Friend for years and they are awesome. "Service" is NOT jut a word.
                  After talking with them and reading the reviews, I purchased this sub woofer. I'm running a Denon DJ controller w/ two 15" Harbinger speakers. The sub woofer added superb fulness of sound with rich deep bass. The sound was just what I was looking for..!!

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                  (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

                  Ask me a question

                  Verified Buyer

                  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.

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