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Overview

  • Integrated 700-W Class-D amplifier
  • EVS-12S 12-inch woofer
  • 126 dB maximum SPL
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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 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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  • 4 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Great sound quality (9)
  • Easy to set up (8)
  • Good power output (8)
  • Attractive (7)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Basic systems (7)
    • Outdoors (7)
    • Smaller rooms / apartments (6)
    • Pro audio / DJ / mixing (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Pro audio / DJ / mixing (6)
      • Was this a gift?:
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    Reviewed by 13 customers

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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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      (1 of 1 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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      (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

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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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        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Awesome Sub Woofer !!

        By Bag

        from Walterboro, S.C.

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        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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            (7 of 7 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.

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              ZXA1-Sub 12" Powered Subwoofer

              By DJ JoeMD

              from Los Angeles Ca

              About Me Audiophile, Pro Audio / DJ, Tech Savvy

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • NONE

              Best Uses

              • Basic Systems
              • DJ / Mixing
              • Smaller Rooms

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

              I needed a compact with great sound quality Sub-woofer for smaller events and hands down this fit the bill. I would highly recommend anyone needing one buy it from Musician friend due to thier excelllent service and promt delievery of the item.

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              (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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                  (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

                  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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                  (5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Compact and powerful

                  By Folkrock

                  from Shingle Springs, CA

                  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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