Electro-Voice ELX And ZLX Loudspeakers

There's a good reason why Electro-Voice has been a leader in professional audio equipment for over 80 years -- a steadfast dedication to designing the best gear possible. From microphones to digital signal processors, amps, loudspeakers and more, they are responsible for a huge chunk of the gear that drives live music the world over. And while most of us would love to be able to perform with a multi-thousand dollar setup, some of our wallets just aren't that fat. Which brings us to the Electro-Voice ZLX and ELX series, loudspeakers designed to bring the high-quality design that E.V. is known for at a price that anyone can afford.

Electro-Voice ZLX Series

The goal of the ZLX series is simple -- to deliver the great performance at a price that can't be beaten. And after spending time with the ZLX-12 and ZLX-15, it definitely lives up to the goal. Beginning with the smaller of the two, the ZLX-12 is a passive loudspeaker equipped with a 12" woofer (designed to create plenty of low-end punch inside a compact enclosure) and a 1.5" high-frequency titanium compression driver, boasting a range of 55 Hz – 20 kHz. The ZLX-15 is similar but ups the woofer size to 15", giving it an expanded low-frequency range for extra punch. Sure, at $300 and $400, you might be thinking that you can't possibly get a good quality loudspeaker at those prices, but believe me when I say that these two loudspeakers get plenty loud and pack enough power to work as your main PA, even without a subwoofer. And best of all, the ZLX series is built with high-quality components and engineered to last years of use. And just in case you're looking for a powered loudspeaker, you can always upgrade to the ZLX-12P or ZLX-15P for just $100 more.

Electro-Voice ELX Series

Not only does the ELX series features loudspeakers at a very affordable price point, but they are also each built with professional sound quality in mind as well. Consisting of the ELX-112, ELX-115, and their powered versions -- the ELX-112P and ELX-115P -- they are made to deliver a clear and powerful sound along with easy to use intuitive controls all wrapped up in a very portable package. And speaking about portability, these loudspeakers are surprisingly light thanks to their internally braced 15-mm plywood enclosures, making transportation and setup as easy as it gets. Other core features of the series include mic and line inputs with combo XLR/1/4” and RCA inputs for versatile mix capabilities, XLR outputs for chaining multiple ELX full-range or subwoofers, selectable 100 Hz high-pass filter for use with an external subwoofer and more. Featuring excellent construction, great frequency range, amazing sound, and a price that makes it highly accessible, the ELX series is easily one of the best values in pro audio.

Final Thoughts ...

The loudspeakers above prove that you don't have to break the bank for great gear. While the Electro-Voice ZLX and ELX series are highly recommended, there's plenty more where that came from. Make sure you browse our selection of live audio speakers and you'll be sure to find something that is perfect for your needs at a great price!

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