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ZLX Portable Loudspeakers

The best-selling portable PA speakers in the world

  • Key features:
  • ZLX-12BT (12-inch 2-way) and ZLX-15BT (15-inch 2-way) combine the superior components, coverage and clarity of the standard ZLX models with the latest Bluetooth technology to deliver the lowest-noise, highest-fidelity streaming experience in their class: wireless convenience with Electro-Voice sound quality. Already own a standard non-BT ZLX model? Connect it to a BT model via XLR cable for wireless stereo Bluetooth streaming with less loss in fidelity than when streaming to two boxes.

  • High-efficiency 1000 W Class-D power amplifiers delivering up to 127 dB peak SPL utilizing transducers designed and engineered by EV. Clean sound, all the way up to maximum output.

  • The original, often-imitated onboard DSP with LCD. Optimize ZLX to suit your style and space. QuickSmart DSP processing: Easy application/location setup via four presets, sub/top system-match, two-band EQ, five user-programmable presets, visual monitoring of limiter status, input level control and meters, and master volume control to optimize gain structure.

  • Lightweight, super-durable composite construction with three-handle design for effortless pole mounting and portability. With its stunning – and again, often imitated – enclosure design, ZLX looks as good as it sounds.

  • EV-patented Signal Synchronized Transducers (SST) waveguide design provides precise and consistent coverage, minimal distortion, and maximized acoustical loading. This patented design truly sets EV apart from the competition in portable two-way speaker design, allowing a more compact footprint while enabling superior driver time alignment driver time alignment for enhanced sonic impact and intelligibility

Available in 12” and 15” powered and passive versions, ZLX makes it easier than ever to own and experience premium professional audio. Its combination of streamlined industrial design, compact size, user-friendly operation and portability, and plentiful power have made it a great value choice for monitors and mains in DJ/musician applications such as practice spaces and small clubs, and perfect for basic installations and portable multi-purpose sound.

* Bluetooth® is available in select countries. The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Bosch Security Systems, Inc. is under license. Other trademarks and trade names are those of their respective owners. © 2018 Bosch Security Systems, Inc.

Why Choose ZLX?

The worldwide #1 best-selling portable PA speaker – ZLX’s unparalleled combination of performance, features and user-friendly operation have made it the proven global go-to for affordable professional sound quality – excellent all-around value from a real pro audio brand.

Often imitated, never equaled – Since launching, ZLX’s compact, ergonomic and lightweight three-handle enclosure design has been imitated by many of our competitors, but guess what? What’s inside the box makes a big difference too, and ZLX wins when it comes to sound quality -- read the customer reviews!

The game-changing feature set that put ZLX on the map – Best-in-class across every detail, with high-quality EV-engineered components, QuickSmart DSP with single-knob controller, EV-patented Signal Synchronized Transducers (SST) waveguide design, three-handle enclosure design, and more. ZLX: manufactured in our own facility to the highest quality standards to deliver pro features in a portable package.

Over 90 years of know-how in every box – With such an extensive track record of proven audio innovation, it’s safe to say that Electro-Voice has a deep understanding of what goes into making good sound. Where our competitors often rely on off-the-shelf components from third-party manufacturers, EV stands apart as one of the few pro audio brands to design and engineer its drivers and woofers in-house from the ground up. Our transducers are legendary for their sound quality and reliability, but it doesn’t stop there. From our invention of the humbucking coil back in 1934 to our latest patents, EV continues to push the parameters of what is possible in sound reinforcement, utilizing the industry’s most sophisticated design software, most extreme measurement processes and most grueling physical tolerance tests to take the performance of our products to the next level. ZLX encapsulates EV’s heritage of engineering excellence, making those decades of audio know-how more accessible than ever before.

Energy-efficient engineering with no compromises in performance – EV is renowned for the quality of engineering that we put into everything we make, at every price point, for every application. ZLX represents that commitment. Our products are designed and tested above and beyond industry norms to achieve the highest levels of performance with the latest transducer and amplifier technology. We stand behind the specs we publish with our products.

The “Big Wattage” numbers that most manufacturers publish to sell their speakers have little to do with what actually matters: acoustic output.

Many customers perceive high wattage ratings as a key selling point. However, EV’s goal with powered speakers – in which the internal components are designed to work together optimally to achieve the desired level of performance in a given format/class at a given price point -- is achieving sustained maximum SPL with minimal distortion: superior all-around acoustic performance at the system’s highest output capacity. The quality of our engineering means we can reach the same high SPLs with full bandwidth sound quality while using less wattage – we continuously strive to evolve energy-efficient speaker design. Many loudspeaker manufacturers boast of super-high wattage numbers, but their products simply don't sound good when pushed to their upper limits of their stated output capacity, with distortion being the main issue. ZLX will sound powerful, crisp, and clean – even at its highest volume.

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Name Language Size Date
ZLX Brochure EN 1.08MB Jan 18, 2013
Portable Speaker Family Brochure EN 31.48MB Aug 24, 2018
Speaker & Electronics Catalog EN 18.91MB Jun 10, 2015
Portable Speaker Feature Overview EN 2.43MB Aug 28, 2018
ZLX Folleto ES 1.03MB May 6, 2013
ZLX Brochura Português PT 1.04MB May 8, 2013
ZLX产品宣传册 ZH 1.25MB Apr 11, 2013
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Environmental Compliance Document 148KB Oct 3, 2017
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ZLX 12P SIMPLIFIED ZIP 344KB Apr 27, 2018
ZLX 15P SIMPLIFIED ZIP 367KB Apr 27, 2018
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ZLX-12 & ZLX-15 Engineering Data Sheet EN 1.67MB Jan 18, 2013
ZLX-12BT Engineering Data Sheet EN 1.19MB Apr 11, 2018
ZLX-12P & ZLX-15P Engineering Data Sheet EN 1.73MB Jan 18, 2013
ZLX-15BT Engineering Data Sheet EN 1.26MB Aug 14, 2018
ZLX-12BT Datenblatt DE 1.19MB Jun 4, 2018
ZLX-15BT Datenblatt DE 1.26MB Jun 4, 2018
ZLX-12BT Hoja de Datos de Ingeniería ES 1.19MB Jun 4, 2018
ZLX-15BT Hoja de Datos de Ingeniería ES 1.26MB Jun 4, 2018
ZLX-15BT Fiche Technique FR 1.26MB Jun 4, 2018
ZLX-12BT データシート JA 1.27MB Jun 4, 2018
ZLX-15BT データシート JA 1.34MB Jun 4, 2018
ZLX-12BT Engineering Data Sheet KO 1.32MB Jun 4, 2018
ZLX-15BT Engineering Data Sheet KO 1.38MB Jun 4, 2018
ZLX-12BT Datasheet PT 1.19MB Jun 4, 2018
ZLX-12BT Datasheet PT 1.38MB Jun 4, 2018
ZLX-12BT Datasheet TH 1.24MB Jun 4, 2018
ZLX-12BT Datasheet TH 1.31MB Jun 4, 2018
ZLX-12BT 数据表 ZH 1.28MB Jun 4, 2018
ZLX-15BT 数据表 ZH 1.35MB Jun 4, 2018
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ZLX Flyer Español ES 222KB May 6, 2013
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ZLX Installation Manual EN 6.14MB Apr 6, 2018
ZLX User Manual EN 7.71MB Jul 28, 2016
ZLX Wall Mount Bracket Installation Guide EN 2.25MB Mar 11, 2014
ZLX-12P & ZLX-15P Quick Start Guide EN 1.04MB Jan 18, 2013
ZLX Benutzerhandbuch DE 6.61MB May 29, 2018
ZLX Serie Benutzerhandbuch DE 7.5MB May 31, 2016
ZLX Manual ES 6.6MB May 29, 2018
ZLX Series Manual ES 7.74MB Jun 2, 2016
ZLX Guide FR 6.55MB May 29, 2018
ZLX シリーズ マニュアル JA 7.95MB May 31, 2016
ZLX マニュアル JA 6.78MB May 29, 2018
ZLX 설치 매뉴얼 KO 6.6MB May 29, 2018
ZLX 시리즈 설치 매뉴얼 KO 7.85MB May 31, 2016
Série ZLX Manual PT 7.74MB May 31, 2016
ZLX Manual PT 6.61MB May 29, 2018
ZLX 说明书 ZH 6.6MB May 29, 2018
ZLX系列产品说明书 ZH 8.04MB May 31, 2016

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ZLX-12 Front

ZLX-12BT Hero Right

ZLX-12P Front

ZLX-15 Front

ZLX-15BT Hero Left

ZLX-15P Front

ZLX-15P Monitor

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Bottom-Corner-Front-12-Active

Bottom-Corner-Rear-12-Active

Detail-4-Amplified

Front-Monitor-and-Back Refl

Monitor-front-bottom-12-active

Monitor-front-bottom-15-active

ZLX Powered 1800 300dpi

ZLX-12 Back

ZLX-12 Handle

ZLX-12 Monitor

ZLX-12BT BackPanel

ZLX-12BT Hero Front

ZLX-12BT Hero Monitor

ZLX-12P Back

ZLX-12P Handle

ZLX-12P Monitor

ZLX-15 Back

ZLX-15 Handle

ZLX-15 Monitor

ZLX-15BT BackPanel

ZLX-15BT Hero Monitor

ZLX-15P Back

ZLX-15P Handle

ZLX-BT 12-15 Comparison

ZLX-BT Upright Monitor

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Service Policies for the Americas 2.61MB Aug 27, 2018
General Terms & Conditions of Deliver for Export Business 57KB Nov 26, 2014
Allgemeine Lieferbedingungen 184KB Nov 30, 2016
Name Language Size Date
Audio 101 - Basic Audio Terminology EN 2.74MB Dec 13, 2012
Audio 101 - Loudspeaker Basics EN 3.02MB Dec 13, 2012
PA Bible 02: Power Handling Capacity EN 422KB Dec 26, 2007
PA Bible 11: Portable Sound Systems for the Small Club EN 470KB Dec 26, 2007
The EV PA Bible EN 1.14MB Dec 26, 2007
The PA Bible Chapter Zero EN 1.14MB Jun 11, 2018