Electro Voice Speakers ZLX-12BT Powered Speaker Review
Electro Voice Speakers ZLX-12BT
A great example of the commitment of Electro-Voice to manufacturing high-quality gear is the Electro Voice speakers ZLX-12BT driven speaker. The Electro-Voice ZLX-12BT is a lightweight speaker that packs a punch, at just 34.3lbs, which is what you would expect from a loudspeaker with a whopping 1,000-watts maximum power output.
This combination of strength and portability makes it the perfect speaker for touring musicians (it is only 24-inches by 14-inches by 14-inches by 14-inches) as it will not take up much room, nor will it hurt your back when brought into the venue, or your roadie's back.
The three handles would also increase its portability, providing a better grip for you. It has a sturdy, composite construction despite being lightweight, which makes it strong and hard-wearing, ensuring it can withstand more than its share of knocks and continue to work at its highest potential.
When mounted on a post, it often performs just as well as when put on a wall bracket or simply on the floor, enabling you to take advantage of its wedged back shape. You can easily plug in microphones, mixing desks, or line inputs because it has two XLR combo inputs, meaning it can be used for stand-up comedy, chat, and karaoke, as well as for music performances.
The ZLX-12BT Electro-Voice isn't just made for the stage, though. This fits just as well for the home as a loudspeaker. The ability to connect it to a Bluetooth computer means that without having to fiddle around with loads of wires, you can stream music conveniently from your smartphone, tablet, or PC.
The ZLX-12BT Electro-Voice gives you a superb tone that will really do your favourite tunes justice. This is down to the 12-inch woofer and the 1.5-inch titanium motor, which are perfectly paired to provide a well-balanced sound for listeners that works naturally in the entire soundscape.
With a 65Hz to 18kHz frequency response, as well as a 50Hz to 20kHz frequency range, you can be sure that the most subtle sounds will be picked up in the audio. The Electro-Voice ZLX-12BT also features an SST waveguide to ensure zero distortion, precise coverage and the maximum amount of acoustic loading is available.
For those looking for a loudspeaker for the home, being able to connect the speaker with a Bluetooth system is not just an excellent feature. It also allows musicians, particularly vocalists, to stream a backing track through one of the two inputs at the same time as performing.
Thanks to four built-in preset modes that enable you to move between Music, Expression, Club, and Live easily, the Electro-Voice ZLX-12BT's versatility is backed up by simple usability. You also have the option to set up your own presets using the EQ, which gives you even more control over the sound reproduced by the speaker.
Overall, this is an excellent loudspeaker that suits a range of uses, making it suitable for artists, venue owners, event managers, or anyone looking for something top-grade that provides outstanding sound quality.
- + It is lightweight and compact, with three handles that have been put in optimum positions for easier carrying, making it a perfect loudspeaker for musicians travelling.
- + You get a balanced sound from the 1.5-inch titanium driver and 12-inch woofer that gives you crystal clear vocals as well as rich, deep lows.
- + It comes with four preset modes, so you can plug one of the XLR/Line inputs into your microphone, mixing desk, or instrument, pick the right EQ preset for your function, and you're ready to go.
- + An outstanding feature is the ability to connect your smartphone or tablet through Bluetooth with the loudspeaker.
- - Apart from maybe its price, the Electro-Voice ZLX-12BT is little to blame, but if you're looking for a powerful loudspeaker, it's worth the investment.
Why We Like It
It is a flexible, compact speaker that offers 1,000-watts of peak capacity, can pair with audio streaming Bluetooth devices, provides you with well-balanced sound, and is also extremely robust. A high quality piece of equipment is the Electro-Voice ZLX-12BT.