EV’ (Electro-Voice’) Introduces X-Line Very Compact™ Full-Bandwidth Line-Array System
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EV’ (Electro-Voice’) Introduces X-Line Very Compact™ Full-Bandwidth Line-Array System

March 9th, 2005

Burnsville, MN (March 10th, 2005): EV (Electro-Voice) is proud to introduce the latest members of their line-array loudspeaker family: the X-Line Very Compact™, which offers two principal system choices for different applications. The most compact single 8-inch XLE™ and the slightly larger, more powerful, double 8-inch XLD™. Each full-range line-array element features two ND2S compression drivers for maximum high-frequency headroom. Both systems can be combined with the matching XS212 bass cabinet for low-frequency extension.

With X-Line Very Compact, EV sets a new level of precise coverage and dynamic headroom for compact line arrays. The XLD281 is a 3-way design using CCT™ (Coverage Control Technology ™) to control horizontal coverage to 250 Hz. It uses an 8-inch neodymium LF transducer, an 8-inch neodymium LF/MB transducer, and two ND2S neodymium, 2-inch voice coil compression drivers, combined through 2 Hydra™ plane wave generators into a 120° x 10° waveguide. CCT uses both 8-inch transducers to provide maximum low frequency output and operating bandwidth while controlling horizontal beam width as low as to 250 Hz by using DSP. The XLD281 has a sophisticated internal crossover network and can be operated in biamp or triamp modes. It is 9.9“ (25cm) high x 28.8“ (73cm) wide x 14.4“ (37cm) deep, and weighs 47lbs (21.3kg).

The XLE181 is the most compact version for applications that require a lower maximum SPL, with one 8“ neodymium LF transducer and the same dual HF section. The internal passive crossover allows for either full range or biamp operation. It is only 19.6“ (50cm) wide and weighs 39.6lbs (18kg).

The XS212 bass cabinet has an identical footprint and compatible rigging as the XLD281, and thus can be flown separately or integrated into arrays. This cabinet utilizes two new DVX3120™ 12-inch woofers in a side-firing design, and is set-up to enhance frequency response from 42Hz to 100Hz.

The system is designed to be driven and controlled using EV’s Dx38 digital signal processor and CP3000S Precision Series Compact amplifier, or alternatively EV’s remote amplifiers P3000RL and P1200RL controlled via IRIS (Intelligent Remote Integrated Supervision) software.

X-Line Very Compact incorporates the latest innovations resulting from EV’s long-time commitment to excellence in line array system design. Scheduled availability is March 2005.

Sugg. Retail (US):

XLD 281 3-Way Line Array Element $ 3,300

XLE 181 2-Way Line Array Element $ 2,600

XS 212 Low-Frequency Cabinet $ 2,600

Grid (XLD/XS212, or XLE) $790

Dx38 2-4 Digital System Controller $1,590

CP3000S Power Amplifier $2,330

P3000RL $3,990

P1200RL $2,400


Electro-Voice (EV), is a professional audio brand of Telex Communications, Inc., a leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of sophisticated audio, wireless, multimedia, aircraft, broadcast and communications equipment for commercial, professional and industrial customers. Telex Communications markets its products in more than 80 countries under the brands EV, Telex, RTS, Dynacord, Midas, Klark Teknik and others.

James Edlund

Public Relations Manager

Telex Communications, Inc.

12000 Portland Ave. South

Burnsville, MN 55337

Phone: 952-736-3901

Fax: 952-736-4582


Guy Low

Public Relations Producer

Telex Communications, Inc.

12000 Portland Ave. South

Burnsville, MN 55337

Phone: 952-736-3935

Fax: 952-736-4582