Electro-Voice ZLX-12BT 1000W 12 inch Powered PA Speaker w/ Bluetooth

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Gearank Recommended

The ZLX-12BT was on our recommended list for Stage Monitors from September 2021 until August 2022 when it was out-ranked by other speakers.

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The Electro-Voice ZLX-12BT is a high power, 1000W Class D Powered speaker distributed to a 12″ LF Driver and a 1.5″ Titanium HF driver.

Onboard DSP enables it to be tweaked according to purpose. As a floor monitor, flexibility in this regard is a welcome feature.

Bluetooth music streaming makes it a great tool for buskers and cafe musicians looking for a one-speaker solution.

If you need a great, loud and clear floor monitor with DSP that is equally adept at small gigs as with big stages, the ZLX-12BT is a good choice.


  • LF Driver: 12″
  • HF Driver: 1.5″ Titanium driver
  • Power Rating (Peak): 1000W Class D
  • Frequency Range: 50Hz-20kHz (-10dB)
  • Maximum Peak SPL: 126 dB SPL @ 1m
  • Inputs: 2 x XLR-1/4″ combo (mic/line), 1 x 1/8″ (aux in)
  • Outputs: 1 x XLR (Mix out)
  • Mounting: Pole, Floor Wedge
  • Weight: 34.3 lbs.
While this was previously on our recommended list, there are now powered speakers with higher ratings that you can see in our guides to The Best Powered PA Speakers and The Best Stage Monitors.