With the launch of the ZLX Series, Electro-Voice has extended its range of speaker systems to include two active and two passive models. The ZLX Series comprises the two powered models, ZLX-12P and ZLX-15P, and their passive counterparts, ZLX-12 and ZLX-15.
The loudspeakers are each equipped with 12-inch and 15-inch woofers, respectively; a 1.5-inch titanium HF driver; and, in the case of the powered models, a 1,000-watt (peak) Class-D power amplifier. The patented “split baffle” is designed to achieve a clear improvement in the acoustic dispersion. In addition to a precise sonic image in music applications, the primary advantage of this is enhanced intelligibility of the spoken word.
The ZLX Series is offered for mobile applications, including musicians, DJs and solo entertainers, whether as a main P.A. or monitor system (with a dispersion pattern of 90x60 degrees). All products in the ZLX Series are lightweight (14.9 kg to 17.3 kg), with compact dimensions and robust polypropylene cabinets. The handles are positioned above, below and to the side of each cabinet for convenient transportation and setup.
The ZLX-12P and ZLX-15P two-way models are each equipped with a 1,000W (peak) Class-D power amplifier. The ZLX-12P is said to cover the 50 Hz to 20 kHz frequency range, while the ZLX-15P covers 42 Hz to 20 kHz. The 12-inch model achieves a maximum sound pressure level of 126 dB and the 15-inch model's max SPL is 127 dB. The two active models in the ZLX Series offer both microphone- and line-level inputs. Their combination XLR/jack sockets, additional Aux In on a stereo mini-jack socket and XLR link for looping the signal through to additional loudspeaker cabinets make them highly versatile in terms of connectivity.
The contrast-rich liquid crystal display makes for user-friendly operation and allows for exact adjustment of the input level. The one-knob DSP operation and onboard presets facilitate the task of adjusting the performance to the musical genre and acoustic environment. A LED on the front panel can be toggled on and off provides information on the power status.
In continuous operation, the passive loudspeakers of the ZLX Series offer power handling of 250W (RMS)/1,000W (peak). The nominal impedance of the ZLX-12 and the ZLX-15 is 8 ‡ (minimum impedance 7 ‡). The ZLX-12 generates a mean sound pressure level of 95 dB and maximum sound pressure level of 125 dB, while the equivalent values for the ZLX-15 are 96 dB (mean SPL) and 126 dB (maximum SPL). The passive ZLX-12 frequency range extends from 55 Hz to 20 kHz, while the passive ZLX-15 frequency range extends from 44 Hz to 20 kHz.
Find more information about Electro-Voice's ZLX Series loudspeakers at www.electrovoice.com/zlx.