Electro-Voice ZLX-15P 15" Powered PA Speaker - 1000W (Discontinued)

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96 out of 100. Incorporating 750+ ratings and reviews.

Street Price: 

$499
Electro-Voice ZLX-15P Powered PA Speaker - 1000W
Electro-Voice ZLX-15P 15" Powered PA Speaker - 1000W

The Electro-Voice ZLX-15P gives you quality sound reinforcement with more oomph at a reasonable price point.

Its 15" woofer is paired with a 1.5" high frequency titanium compression driver and 500 Watt (Continuous RMS) Bi-amplifier.

Combining all this together makes for a bulky and heavy speaker at 38 lbs, but it is an expected inconvenience that many DJs and electronic musicians are willing to accept.

DSP features are available, including mode and location presets, limiter and built-in EQ.

Specifications:

  • LF Driver: 15" Cone
  • HF Driver: 1.5" Titanium Compression
  • Amplifier: Bi-amplified Class D
  • Output Power Peak: 1000W
  • Output Power Continuous: 500W RMS
  • Frequency Response: 50Hz - 18kHz (-6dB)
  • Frequency Range: 42Hz - 20kHz
  • Maximum Peak SPL: 127dB
  • Crossover Frequency: 1.7kHz
  • Enclosure: Polypropylene
  • Mounting: Pole
  • Inputs: 2 x XLR-1/4" combo, 1 x 1/8" (aux in)
  • Outputs: 1 x XLR
  • Controls: 3-band EQ, Limiter, Mode and Location Presets, Crossover Presets
  • Dimensions: 27" × 17" × 15"
  • Weight: 38 lbs.

Pros
More and more users add to the ZLX-15P's ever growing list of satisfied customers, most of them stating that it is a great value loud speaker, especially for those who need more bottom end, without having to resort to a subwoofer. And it's not just DJs and EDM musicians, because it also got a lot of thumbs up from bands and even singing groups.

Cons
One of the few concerns about this speaker is its lack of output volume (max SPL of just 127dB), especially when considering its size. There are some who comment that the limiter is probably protecting the speaker too much, resulting in actual output reduction at times.

Overall
If you're looking for an affordable speaker that reproduces good low end for small venues, then you'll want to consider this one.

Although this was previously on our recommended list, there are now more highly rated options available which you can see in our guide to The Best Powered PA Speakers.

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