EV (Electro-Voice) Brings About Paradigm Shift in Composite Loudspeaker Design with Zx5 at NSCA
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EV (Electro-Voice) Brings About Paradigm Shift in Composite Loudspeaker Design with Zx5 at NSCA

March 9th, 2005

The Zx5 is a unique package of unmatched audio performance, versatility, aesthetics and substantially less weight than any conventional loudspeaker on the market. By doing so, EV is truly bringing about a paradigm shift in composite loudspeaker design.

The Zx5 is a 15-inch, 2-way cabinet with the most elegant high-impact composite enclosure, featuring the newest generation of EV components: the all-new DXV3150, 500W, 15-inch woofer and the all-new 2-inch neodymium ND2 compression driver. The Zx5 is rated for 600 watts long-term power handling and is able of producing high SPLs whilst providing a very smooth frequency response. With two available coverage patterns (60-degrees x 60-degrees or 90-degrees x 50-degrees), two adjustable monitor angles (45- or 55-degrees) and ten built-in rigging and suspension points allowing for a variety of mounting accessories, the Zx5 fits a variety of applications: installations of individual speakers or clusters in entertainment, cultural or religious venues, as well as on stages with bands, musicians and P.A. rental companies. EV Zx5 loudspeakers are available in black and white for indoors and dedicated PI versions for outdoor applications.

EV’s commitment to innovations in loudspeaker design started in 1982 when EV launched the first professional composite speaker, the 100S. In 1984 its successor, the S-200, quickly became one of the most popular professional loudspeakers in the world, due to its unique combination of weight and performance. In 1994 EV set a new standard in performance and coverage with the Sx200, which evolved into the Sx300, which fast became “the industry standard“. Now, 10 years later, EV once again raises the performance bar in professional sound reinforcement with the launch of the Zx5.

The Zx5 is the first available loudspeaker system to benefit from an all-new woofer generation from EV, one of world’s most respected loudspeaker components manufacturers. The DVX3150 is a 15-inch, 500W continuous (2400 peak) rated woofer, utilizing a 3“ voice coil, extended excursion suspension, high-efficiency motor structure and FAC (Forced-Air-Cooling) technology to provide a reliable and superior audio performance.

Basic Specifications (for more details please see engineering data sheet):

15“, 2-Way, DVX3150 woofer, ND2 neodymium compression driver

Power handling: 600 watts cont. (2400 W Peak)

Sensitivity: 99 dB 1W/1m

Max SPL (calc.): 133 dB

Coverage (H x V): Zx5-60: 60-degrees x 60-degrees; Zx5-90: 90-degrees x 50-degrees

Nominal Impedance: 8 Ohms

Connectors: 2 Neutrik® Speakon® NL4 (Glandnut SJO Cable for PI Versions)

Suspension/Rigging: 3 Anchor Plates for Single Studs, 10 metric inserts

Dimensions: 692 mm x 446 mm x 411 mm

Weight: 22.70 kg

Suggested Retail Prices:

Zx5-60 and Zx5-90, black: $990

Zx5-60 and Zx5-90, white: $990

Zx5-60PI and Zx5-90PI $1190


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