BRAINPOWER: Electro-Voice Introduces ETX Powered Loudspeakers at NAMM 2014

January 23, 2014

  • The next generation of professional portable powered loudspeakers from Electro-Voice
  • A breakthrough combination of Brains (intelligent technology, innovative design) and Power (performance beyond the reach of the competition)
  • Unique features include a single-knob DSP interface with LCD, FIR-Drive performance optimization and Signal Synchronized Transducers (SST) waveguide design
Anaheim, Cal., Jan. 23, 2014: Launching globally at NAMM 2014, the new ETX Powered Loudspeaker family builds upon the industry-leading innovation and 85-year heritage of Electro-Voice audio engineering to offer the most advanced professional portable powered loudspeakers available today.
“The ETX Powered Loudspeaker family will ship in Spring 2014.”

A versatile high-end choice for live entertainment venues, rental companies, pro musicians and DJs, and installed sound, the ETX Powered Loudspeaker family offers technologies from EV concert/touring systems. Three two-way models (10-inch, 12-inch and 15-inch, all with a precision HF titanium compression driver), a three-way model (15-inch with a 6.5-inch MF driver and a precision HF titanium compression driver) and two subs (15-inch and 18-inch drivers) are available.

Positioned above the ZLX and Live X families respectively, the ETX Powered Loudspeaker family completes a trio of recent Electro-Voice portable loudspeaker offerings – each of which was designed to bring best-in-class performance to its price point. (Launched at NAMM 2013, ZLX was the most successful Electro-Voice product introduction ever and is now the most successful loudspeaker in its category in the United States.)

The ETX Powered Loudspeaker family extends the award-winning industrial design introduced by Electro-Voice in 2013. Inside each low-profile, tour-grade wood enclosure are a range of unique new features that set the ETX Powered Loudspeaker family apart, combining intelligent technology and innovative industrial design for spectacular results across all applications. EV-engineered high-efficiency transducers and high-powered Class-D amplifiers, Signal Synchronized Transducers (SST) waveguide design and smart FIR-Drive DSP all work together to provide peerless Electro-Voice sound quality and precise coverage at the highest SPLs.

Intelligent technology, innovative design
  • EV’s FIR-Drive utilizes the latest Finite Impulse Response (FIR) filter technology to optimize transducer linearity. Advanced limiter algorithms for independent peak and thermal transducer protection.
  • Complete full-function DSP control via a single-knob interface. LCD screen for easy system set-up and monitoring: location/application EQ presets (e.g. tripod, mounted, suspended, live, music, speech), limiter status, input level controls/meters and master volume control to ensure optimal gain structure. Parametric EQ allows for more precise configuration. Subs feature a preset for true cardioid performance.
  • EV-patented Signal Synchronized Transducers (SST) waveguide design provides precise and consistent coverage across all system configurations. Waveguides are custom-designed and optimized per model.
Superior power and performance
  • State-of-the-art components deliver the legendary EV sound quality and reliability the pros trust: 1800 W (subs) and 2000 W (full-range) Class-D power amplifiers with integrated DSP produce high SPLs utilizing high-sensitivity, low-distortion transducers (including DVX and SMX series woofers and precision DH3-B HF titanium compression drivers).
  • Lightweight, ergonomic, durable and compact 18-mm, 13-ply birch plywood enclosure finished with EVCoat. Eight mounting points for permanent installations (two-way models). Custom die-cast aluminum pole cups, handles and hardware.
  Designed, engineered, tested and assembled for ultimate reliability by Electro-Voice in the USA.

The ETX Powered Loudspeaker family will ship in Spring 2014.

Equipment List

10" Powered Loudspeaker

12" Powered Loudspeaker

15" Powered Loudspeaker

15" Powered Subwoofer

18" Powered Subwoofer

15" Powered 3-Way Loudspeaker

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