Reviews for Electro Voice ZLX-12P 12" Two-way Powered Loudspeaker


Steve B

Feb 12th, 2019 Verified Owner
I was looking to replace some Behringer 10" tops i normally use for DJ'ing and spent almost two weeks obsessively trying to find the best speakers for my price range and I ended up buying a pair of these which were just outside my budget, but I'm so glad I spent the extra money. These speakers are crisp, clear and are a great addition to the ZXA1 subwoofers I already own. A HUGE thanks to Tim for being patient with me and showing me all my options. I would have likely impulse bought something I didn't like and I'd be kicking myself over it forever.

Advantages:

Great sound and power for the price. Nothing comes close to it

Disadvantages:

None


 

Chris Gray

Dec 9th, 2015 Verified Owner
EV has stepped up their game! Great sounding speaker and for this price range is amazing!
As a QSC guy I was amazed at the sound the ZLX 12 produces. Nice and crisp highs and decent bottom end. A nice touch to the ZLX 12 is the amount of options you have with the Built in DSP controll. from your usual trebel and bass to how your speaker will be used (i.e. monitor, pole mounted) Great buy. purchassed as a backup system
Advantages:
Many options Via the DSP Config, great sound, can be used as a monitor
Disadvantages:
Requires use of sub in medium sized rooms, Slanted top is a pain as you can stack another speaker on it.


 

guy moncion

Aug 19th, 2015 Verified Owner
I have purchased 4 of these units to use as stage monitors for clubs and various events (small to medium). WOW!! these are amazing. They easily out perform much more expensive cabs. They perform a highly defined sound that remains clear throughout the spectrum and easily cut through any stage that I've encountered. I am quite impressed and wouldn't hesitate to use them as front of house for a small live gig or DJ use. Thumbs up as well to the Tim & Tyler from Acclaim for spending hours testing until I found exactly what I needed.

Advantages:

Lightweight, quite compact, very good sound pressure, high power, crystal clear sound.

Disadvantages:

none whatsoever.


 

zeke43

Apr 15th, 2014 Verified Owner
I was initially looking for a dual channel acoustic amp for live gigs but decided that, for the same money and portability, an active speaker and small mixer was a much better route to go. This EV offers very clean sound for acoustic guitar and vocals in monitor mode, way more power than a typical amp and is, overall, a more flexible solution. Can be used stand alone via its 2 combo inputs, as a monitor, FOH...scales to any type of venue. Tons of power...clean power. In Music and Club modes, it produces surprising amounts of bass. For my own uses, monitor/live mode offers near reference quality sound...it's a beautiful thing.

Advantages:

Lightweight and portable.

Solid construction.

Full grill.

Tons of power (1000W amp works out to about 250-400W continuous output) - should be able to handle mid-sized venues with 150-300 people without breaking a sweat.

Useful DSP options...4 modes/3 position with Treble and Bass adjustments.

Clarity and full range sound reproduction comparable to speakers 2-3 times the price.

Punches way above its weight class.

Disadvantages:

Wedged top...although it does discourage from sitting beverages on it which is a good thing.


 

Ivory Blues

Feb 7th, 2014 Verified Owner
I bought these speakers and have been really impressed. Great for most of the DJ gigs I do in Halls, Country Clubs and Banquet Facilities holding 150 - 300 people. Great clear, crisp sound from a compact, sleek and light design. Excellent Mids and options in the digital interface for different formats such as Talk, Club and Floor placement.

Advantages:

Great clean and Professional look. Easy to use digital interface. Lightweight and great handles with a rubber coating for easy grip. I've read a few reviews stating they didn't like the top handle as it doesn't allow for a balanced carrying load but quickly realized if you carry them backwards (protecting the screen) they are perfectly balanced for carrying and easy to carry two at a time!

I love the option to customize the front LED to either be On, Off, or to function as a Limit Indicator. Well designed as well as it can easily be used mounted on a stand or used as a wedge, I'm tremendously happy with the purchase, the price, the efficiency in shipping, and the customer service from Acclaim was fantastic as I also had a phone conversation with a few basic questions as I had never ordered from Acclaim before. Will definitely order from Acclaim again and would recommend these speakers to all of my friends.

Disadvantages:

As stated by a previous reviewer, the only disadvantage I could see with this speaker is the fact the top is slanted which wouldn't allow for stacking, but not something I would be looking to do with this particular speaker for my functionality.


 

extreme_audio

Dec 11th, 2013 Verified Owner
I heard this speaker at the Acclaim warehouse in the middle of summer when i was travelling to a gig in Sudbury. I was amazed at the audio quality this speaker was capabel of producing. Small but not too small amazing output. Decent amount of bass for a 12 inch speaker. Love the built in settings for different applications via the computer menu. Ipod input is also really helpful for music playback

Advantages:

Amazing sound, decent bass, ipod input, computer menu.

3 carrying handles

Disadvantages:

box has a slanted top so not great for stacking but this is the only disadvantage i could think of.


 

 

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