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

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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.

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

This configuration is great as a FOH speaker, but it also works well as a stage monitor, thanks to its floor-friendly wedge cabinet profile.

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.

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
The Electro-Voice ZLX-15P is a versatile powered speaker that can handle both FOH and monitoring duties really well. 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. People that used the ZLX-15BT as floor monitors note that it sounds clear and punchy to keep rhythmic cues audible, especially for bassists. Other users noted that they purchased this model for use with electronic drum kits to great success.

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. There have been some complaints about the Bluetooth capability but this won't be an issue if you're using it as a floor monitor.

Overall
If you're looking for a loud and versatile powered speaker that can work as FOH or stage monitor, then check this one out.

Unfortunately this is no longer available new in stores, however there are highly rated alternatives available which you can see in our guide to The Best Powered PA Speakers.