The following excerpt reproduced from Make A Joyful Noise: Portable PA for Houses-of-Worship
by Strother Bullins, Editor of Pro Audio Review
. A personal rule of thumb I keep in mind when recommending a HOW PPA is 'remove the guesswork.' HOWs are where flexible gear with user-friendly layouts (and possibly even consumer audio-influenced functionality) are most necessary due to the sheer number of less-knowledgeable end-users sharing a system. Can you split a two-cabinet powered PPA in half, sending one side to, for example, a meeting with a guest speaker and the other to seniors bingo night, utilizing each without a mixer? If not, perhaps it’s not an ideal HOW PPA.
Electro-Voice’s superb ZLX-12P 1000 W/Class D two-way enclosure is perfect for such environments. Each enclosure’s I/O includes two Neutrik combo XLR/TRS inputs for mic/ line input with adjacent rotary level adjustments; an XLR output for passing a two-channel mix to monitors; and a unique Aux In eighth-inch TRS stereo input—its signal appears on Channel 1, summed to mono. It also features simple DSP modes with Live, Speech, and Club EQ presets; Location with Pole, Monitor and Bracket EQ presets; Treble (-10 dB to +10 dB); Bass (-10 dB to +10 dB); Sub (a HPF with 80 Hz, 100 Hz, and 120 Hz settings); and a few LCD screen contrast/brightness adjustments, too. As such, the ZLX-12P is a great, all-around multipurpose powered speaker. Read the whole article here
“the ZLX‑12P is a great, all‑around multipurpose powered speaker.”