PL+S 2013: Electro-Voice unveils ZLX series

With the launch of the new ZLX series, Electro-Voice has extended its range of speaker systems to include two active and two passive models.
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The ZLX series comprises the two powered models, ZLX-12P and ZLX-15P, and their passive counterparts, ZLX-12 and ZLX-15. They are equipped in each case with 12" and 15" woofers, respectively, a 1.5" titanium HF driver and, in the case of the powered models, a 1,000W (peak) Class-D power amplifier, high-quality components that are said to guarantee clear and powerful performance. The patented “split baffle” design leads, furthermore, to 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.
 These features make the ZLX series suitable for a multitude of different mobile applications: the speakers are just as suitable for musicians and small groups as for DJs and solo entertainers whether as a main PA or monitor system (dispersion pattern 90° x 60°). All members of the ZLX come in compact dimensions and robust polypropylene cabinets. 
 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 ohms (minimum impedance 7 ohms). The ZLX-12 generates a mean sound pressure level of 95dB and maximum sound pressure level of 125dB, whilst the equivalent values for the ZLX-15 are 96dB (mean SPL) and 126dB (maximum SPL). The frequency range of the passive ZLX loudspeakers extends from 55Hz to 20kHz in the case of the ZLX-12 and from 44Hz to 20kHz in that of the ZLX-15.



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