Electro-Voice ZX3-90 Passive PA Speaker 600W 12" Woofer

90
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90 out of 100. Incorporating 20+ ratings and reviews.

Street Price: 

$949
Electro-Voice ZX3-90 Passive PA Speaker 600W 12" Woofer
Electro-Voice ZX3-90 Passive PA Speaker 600W 12" Woofer

Meta Analysis Overview

Our rating of 90/100 is based on analysis of 20+ sources comprised of online reviews and discussions. Under the Pros and Cons headings below you'll find a condensed analysis of what those owners and users have been saying. Feel free to ask questions or add your thoughts in the comments section.

Incorporated on June 1, 1930, Electro-Voice has a long history of building professional quality music equipment. From professional artists like Stevie Wonder to hobbyists, many continue to support and recommend their products.

The ZX3 Series previously got EV onto our recommended list with its combination of sonic versatility and positioning flexibility.

While others only have LF and HF drivers, the ZX3-90 comes with a 2" voice coil driver that adds even more clarity, balance and realism to the resulting sound.

It can also be employed in various positions, thanks to its speaker stand ready design, along with anchor plates for single stud fittings.

Features:

  • 12" LF Driver
  • 2" MF Driver
  • 1" HF Driver
  • Continuous Power: 600W
  • Program Power: 1200W
  • Peak Power: 2400W
  • Sensitivity: (1W@1m) 97 dB (Axial)
  • Impedance 8 ohms
  • Frequency Range: 48Hz - 20kHz (-10 dB)
  • Maximum Peak SPL: 131dB
  • Weight: 43.7 lbs.

Pros
Most reviews are in agreement that the ZX3 has a very balanced and clear sound. But what really surprised most users is its light weight, especially when considering its 1200W Program power rating and 131 dB Max SPL. It also helps that the ZX3 has multi-mount compatibility, so you can have it on a stand, attach it to a wall or even the ceiling, or use its wedge shape to make it serve as a floor monitor when needed.

Cons
Not many complaints on this one, aside from a few that commented on the ZX3-90's relatively small size, still, they are surprised by how much volume it can produce.

Overall
If you're looking for a do-it-all type of passive speaker, and you have the budget for pro quality, then the Electro-Voice ZX3-90 may appeal to you.

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