Reddit Reddit reviews Electro-Voice ZLX12P 12" 2-Way 1000W Full Range Powered Loudspeaker

We found 11 Reddit comments about Electro-Voice ZLX12P 12" 2-Way 1000W Full Range Powered Loudspeaker. Here are the top ones, ranked by their Reddit score.

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Electro-Voice ZLX12P 12
12 inch woofer and 1.5 inch high-frequency titanium compression driverLCD display and unique single-knob DSP control with presets – quickly optimize ZLX to suit your perfCustom-built 1000-W Class-D amplifier for best-in-class soundLightweight, 34.3 lbs, super-durable composite construction and unique hi/lo grip design for effortlPatented split-baffle design for superior driver time alignment and enhanced sonic impact and intell
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11 Reddit comments about Electro-Voice ZLX12P 12" 2-Way 1000W Full Range Powered Loudspeaker:

u/djdementia · 6 pointsr/Beatmatch

"As low as possible" isn't really a budget. If you really need "as low as possible" just go buy a Logitech Z623 2.1 PC speaker system.

Give us a realistic budget otherwise there is just too many variables. Personally I'm not that big a fan of used especially electronics in the amplifiers. Electronics usually need some kind of replacement in the first 10 years which you'll be well into on a used unit.

For those on a tight budget I usually recommend just starting out with a single PA speaker, then adding a sub and a second speaker when budget permits.

I recommend starting with EV ZLX P series like this:

u/DJEddieLynn · 5 pointsr/DJs

Have a look at these:


Won't break the budget and will give you the sound I think you may be looking for in your apartment.

u/the_chols · 2 pointsr/Weddingsunder10k

I have an ION Tailgater. It is a step up from smaller bluetooth speakers. It has a 1/4" TRS for your mic input and offers an adjustable gain for it.

My DJ setup is a pair of EV ZLX12 speakers. These are a fantastic entry level speaker. They have combo XLR and 1/4" TRS inputs for your mic, and an AUX port for whatever else. Bass is decent as well. Pricey, but you will literally have professional grade sound.

Check out your local Sam's Club or Best Buy and see what other speakers they have similar to the ION Tailgater if you don't want to drop $400 on a professional level speaker that weighs 40lbs.

Regarding your record player setup, you may not have a proper mic connection on there. Mic signals are weak and require boosting. Audio that comes out of your phone's headphone jack are called "line level" as they have enough signal power to play without additional amplification. You can't just plug a handheld mic into any input and expect it to work. Since phono signals are weak and require boosting as well your receiver may be able to handle it. Best to get a speaker that has a dedicated mic input with a gain boost for the best results.

u/m1stertim · 1 pointr/livesound

> so what i was wondering is if the active speaker would act like an amp for the passive one for a kinda stereo setup?

Ah. As a general answer, no. There are a few isolated examples where this does happen (M-Audio AV40 comes to mind), but they're sold as a stereo pair and just keep the amp in one for simplicity. As far as I know, there is no powered speaker marketed with an additional amp for powering an unpowered one of another brand/power rating.

>and you're sure the xlr to 4" adapters wont work?

Well, there's a spot of difference between "work" and "work properly." Yes, you'll be able to get some sound out of them. But will sound bad and likely not be nearly loud enough.

> also what kind of amp would work for vocals?

Amps don't care what you put through them.

>would it be cheaper to buy an amp or an active speaker?

It would probably be cheaper to buy an amp, because they're stereo, meaning if you buy an amp for one speaker you've already got amping for another passive speaker. But on the other hand, if you buy an amp and buy a 300W-ish speaker for the other channel, then you're going to run into a problem with that 100W speaker on the other side.

So it gets a little messy. I recommend ditching that awful speaker you currently have, buying one powered speaker now, and buying a second later. There's nothing cheaper than that speaker which I would recommend. Again, check craigslist near you and see what's there.

u/hot_pepper_is_hot · 1 pointr/livesound

edit: Here you go:

glad you showed up here. get powered speakers. Look at the EV and JBL powered stuff. It has processing in it, does a lot of the work for you. Look at the EV powered stuff for value. They are proven. Good value and they work and they're cheep.

Mixer? what can you handle? Are you a computer person with a tablet for control? Behringer digital ?

cheep cheep cheep. you could get two powered speakers and a digital mixer new with warranty for $1500. total.

Behringer iNUKE NU3000 Amp OR Crown XLi 800 Amp

JBL Control 28WH - White speaker pair
no non no no no no this stuff is junk. Control 28 are airport or fern-bar speakers. get powered speakers, in case you forgot. The real question is "what kind of engineer are you?" because with digital mixer you will have a ton of control. Do you know what to do with it?

u/DILGE · 1 pointr/metalmusicians

Budget? Needs? Is it just for vocals? Need more info.

That said, this is the best speaker money can buy at that low of a price. If you need to amplify more than one thing, get a simple 4-6 channel analog mixer like this.

u/MRguitarguy · 1 pointr/DJs

I'm aware they won't last long. I can't afford to shell out more than $350 right now for this:

Is one of these worth it for the parties I'm doing?

u/67Mustang-Man · 1 pointr/livesound

The ZLX-12P are are actually nice, I use a pair for floor monitors, but when in the club setting they sound great. The will accept 1/8" stereo jack from an Ipod and can be linked to another ZLX-12P so they get the same source fed to them. You do get what you pay for on Pro gear, its one place where more money does usually tend to be better equipment. Adding that sub to a home stereo that does not have a sub output would mean you have no control over the volume of the sub if you used the stereo's main volume control. While it may add some depth to the sound if you are lacking it, you would be headed in the wrong direction of what to buy first. For the price that sub may sound decent or bad I do not know but for that price you can get a a ZLX-12P and get a better sound to start even out of one speaker. ZLX-15P

u/pair_a_medic · 1 pointr/livesound

I use EV ZLX-12P for monitors. They cost a lot less than the QSCs and can get similar levels. Side by side with my K12s they don't have the same clarity, but bang for the buck you can't beat them.