Electro-Voice ZLX-12P 12" Powered PA Speaker - 1000W


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Electro-Voice ZLX-12P 12" Powered PA Speaker - 1000W
Electro-Voice ZLX-12P 12" Powered PA Speaker - 1000W

Electro-Voice is known for providing speakers with good specs at a more affordable price point, and the ZLX-12P is a good example of how successful their strategy is.

At just under $400, this powered speaker can get really loud with its 1000W (Peak) class D amplifier built in, which drives a 12" woofer and a 1.5" tweeter.

Positioning flexibility makes it an even better deal.

But what really makes it a market favorite is its clean Hi-Fi sound, which makes it a viable stage monitor with more bottom end, thanks to its 12" speaker.


  • 12" LF Driver
  • 1.5" HF Driver
  • Power Rating (Continuous): 250W
  • Power Rating (Peak): 1000W
  • Frequency Range: 50Hz - 20kHz
  • Maximum Peak SPL: 126dB
  • Inputs: 2 x XLR/TRS
  • Outputs: 1 x XLR
  • Mounting: Pole, Floor Wedge
  • Weight: 34.39 lbs.


While there's really no extra or special features to speak off, the Electro-Voice ZLX-12P is known for doing what its supposed to do, and do so excellently. What we found are mostly favorable reviews, commending the unit for its transparent sound and great projection. And this is specially obvious for users who have set up the EV ZLX-12P as a floor wedge, they reported that the high headroom allows for a musically dynamic sound that inspires them to play better.


This speaker is a bit on the heavy side at 34.39 lbs, but it still relatively light when compared to other active speakers with 12" woofers. Of the few other complaints, we found that they are mostly about shipping damage and manufacturing defect claims that would be resolved through the retail store.


This is easily a good bang per buck powered stage monitor that should be looked at if you're looking for a reasonably priced 12" powered speaker.

It is currently on our recommended list for Powered PA Speakers.

This was on our recommended stage monitor list until we performed a major revision of and found there were more highly rated options in July 2019 which you can see in our guide to The Best Stage Monitors.