Electro-Voice is all about live sound, which is exactly how they should be as a loudspeaker manufacturer. They've had a presence in the music industry for a long time, making waves with their first microphone in 1930 and adding speakers to their repertoire in the 1950s. They probably figured that their world-class mics deserved some equally well-made speakers to do them justice, and they certainly delivered on that. Today, Electro-Voice unpowered speakers are some of the most impressive products in EV's entire lineup, and whether you're a road manager, venue owner or performer; if you're looking for excellent sound quality, you'll find it in this section.
One of the first questions you may ask is "why unpowered?" After all, it's certainly common enough for PA speakers to use a powered design these days. There are a few answers to that question, the first of which is customizability. With an unpowered speaker, you're not confined to a single built-in power amp. You can use any one you like - even different amps for different venues, when that's what the performance needs. Another benefit of unpowered speakers is simplicity. There are fewer electronics inside the cabinets, which means that there's less opportunity for something to go wrong, making for a more reliable system overall.
So, which Electro-Voice unpowered speaker is right for your setup? That's going to depend on the size and power level you need, which only you know best. If you're looking for a modest cabinet for a smaller venue, some good options would be the ZLX-12 12" 2-Way Passive Loudspeaker or the ELX115 Passive 15" Loudspeaker. On the other hand, for a big outdoor show or a huge venue where lots of power is a must, you'll probably want to go for something like the Electro-Voice TX2152 Tour-X 2-Way Dual 15" PA Speaker.
Once you've decided which Electro-Voice unpowered speakers are right for you, all that's left is to get them ordered and make room for them in their new home. You can go for as many as your venue needs, and even mix and match different sizes and styles for every corner of the room depending on the acoustic demands of the space. With a little bit of planning, you'll be ready to take full advantage of the excellent sound quality produced by EV speaker cabinets.