Electro-Voice EKX-15P 2-way 15" Powered PA Speaker - 1500W

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96 out of 100. Incorporating 250+ ratings and reviews.

Street Price: 

$1,049
Electro-Voice EKX-15P 2-way 15" Powered PA Speaker - 1500W

Gearank Recommendation

This first speared on our recommended list for Powered PA Speakers under $1500 in August 2019. We changed the category to Powered PA Speakers under $1000 in October 2020 and the EKX-15P had the second highest rating in that price bracket. It remained on that list until March 2022 when we reduced that category to only 3 recommendations and the EKX-15P came in fourth place.

Overview

With its 15" woofer driven by a 1500W Class D power amplifier, the EKX-15P is meant to go loud and reproduce low frequencies that smaller speakers cannot.

Its ability to better reproduce lows at higher sound pressure levels make this ideal for DJs and musicians, and it can also be ideal for speech use, especially in bigger venues.

Electro-Voice opted to stick to classic wood cabinet design for this particular speaker while keeping the bulk and weight lower than old school designs.

DSP wise, this powered speaker lets you choose between 3 presets - music, live and club, along with five user programmable presets.

To keep the speaker from overheating, it also comes with variable-speed fan that can intelligently sense heat and adjust the fan speed accordingly.

When it comes to setting up, mounting and picking a preset is all there is to it - making this a favorite plug-and-play powered PA speaker.

If you're going to buy this, watch out for the power cables because we've seen reports of them being a big fragile.

With its 15" speaker, 1500W rating and wooden baffle cabinet - the Electro-Voice EKX-15P is steal in its price range, even more so when you factor in EV's reputation for sound and build quality.

Specifications

  • LF Driver: 15"
  • HF Driver: 1.5"
  • Amplifier: Bi-amplified Class D
  • Output Power Peak: 1500W
  • Output Power Continuous: Not Specified
  • Frequency Response: 55Hz - 18KHz (-3 DB) | 44Hz - 20kHz (-10 DB)
  • Maximum Peak SPL: 134 dB
  • Crossover Frequency: 1.7 kHz
  • Enclosure: 15 mm plywood with EVCoat
  • Mounting: Pole
  • Inputs: 2 x XLR-1/4" combo, RCA Input
  • Outputs: 1 x XLR
  • Controls: Master Volume, Input 1, Input 2
  • Dimensions: 27" × 17" × 17"
  • Weight: 53.9 lbs.

Rating Source Highlights

Website Source *Rating Value
Sound On Sound Mike Crofts 85/100
Pro Sound Strother Bullins 94/100
*Displayed values are prior to adjustments made by the Gearank Algorithm when evaluating the source.