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Electro-Voice ZLX-12P 12" 2-Way Powered PA Cabinet


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Big sound doesn’t need to take up a lot of space. Ideal for main loudspeaker or monitor wedge duties, the ZLX-12 offers the ultimate combination of performance and portability – and always looks great on stage. The compact, lightweight ZLX-12P was designed to give you power and performance beyond the scope of other small-format loudspeakers, making it a standout choice for smaller-venue sound reinforcement or stage-monitoring. Pound for pound, no other similarly sized composite box comes close.

Precision and Control
In the case of ZLX's uncluttered control panel, less really does mean more. Though the multiple dials and switches on other powered loudspeakers may suggest more functionality, ZLX's powerful DSP engine is accessed by a clean single-knob design with LCD display, and actually offers the most precise control and configuration available at its price point. Use the presets to optimize ZLX according to your application (music, live, speech, club) and your location (pole mount, monitor, install) and hear the difference in seconds. Smart design, straightforward operation.

  • 1000 W (Class D); 126 dB max SPL; 50 Hz – 20 kHz
  • 12" woofer and 1.5" high-frequency titanium compression driver
  • LCD display and unique single-knob DSP control with presets – quickly optimize ZLX to suit your performance style and space
  • Input level meters and independent amplifier control- ensure optimal gain structure in seconds
  • EV-engineered components matched with a custom-built 1000-W Class-D amplifier for best-in-class sound
  • Lightweight, 34.3 lbs (15.6 kg),  super-durable composite construction with unique hi/lo grip design for effortless pole mounting and portability
  • Patented split-baffle design for superior driver time alignment and enhanced sonic impact and intelligibility

Get your Electro-Voice ZLX-12P 12" 2-Way Powered PA Cabinet today at the guaranteed lowest price from Sam Ash Direct with our 45-day return and 60-day price protection policy.

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  • ZLX-12P 12" 2-Way Powered PA Cabinet
  • Power Cable
  • User Guide

Great choice for powered speakers!


Even the starting line from EV, the ZLX series, beats most top models from other brands. The EV ZLX's have great sound with crisp highs and solid lows. The 12" makes a perfect floor monitor with its compact size and clear sound, or as your main speakers when paired with a subwoofer. Overall a great buy!




Great speakers


I use two ZLX-12p speakers on poles for gigs with a solo guitar and vocals. Even outdoors, where sound evaporates into the air, these speakers have enough punch to fill an acre and a cover a crowd of 300 with exceptional clarity. They easily handle indoor performances. I do a lot of finger-picking, and these speakers are perfectly balanced to pick up every note. They also cover vocals with astonishing clarity, which is critical for a solo act. The audience will hear every word, and the speaker clarity highlights every intonation you put into your vocals. These speakers give you more control as performer. Other musicians have approached me following a show and asked me how I get my PA sound so crisp and clean. Use high quality gold cables to eliminate minor hiss and deliver a strong line signal (obscenely expensive for cables, but worth it). I also use a mixer for EQ adjustment, compression, and a very small touch of reverb. If you perform a lot, I'd also recommend getting the speaker covers. While the plastic cabinets are relatively light and easy to transport and lift onto the poles, they scuff easily. To keep them looking nice, invest in the covers. Most speakers sound pretty good at low volumes in a small room, making comparisons nearly impossible. So kudos to Sam Ash, where I could compare speakers from 100 feet away (where your audience will be).

Solo perfomer

Phoenix, AZ


Couldn't Ask for Anything Better


I own a number of these powered speakers and needed a few more for larger outdoor gigs. Found them here on Sam Ash for the best price available anywhere. Superior service and ultra-fast shipping. Although they were listed as "used in new condition" they looked brand new. Very happy (as usual) with my purchase from Sam Ash. I couldn't ask for anything better.




Great Speaker. I'd buy it again.


I bought this PA speaker for use as a keyboard speaker, and it works great. It was priced very well.

Dan the drummer

Bloomington, IN


Great sound quality at a reasonable price


After doing a lot of shopping around looking at Mackie, QSC, and JBL products as potential alternatives, I kept coming back to these because they had the best combination of sound quality and features at a reasonable price. I use them for mobile DJ/events where I don't need insane sound pressure, so for my purposes the bass is adequate and how I like it - relatively tight. I pair this with a Serato/Pioneer DDJ SR set-up and the sound quality is great. I also use them at home for music listening and karaoke nights. My music collection is pretty diverse, and so far everything from Philip Glass to the Freelance Whales to RJD2 sounds solid on them at volume. But if you need high levels of sound pressure and play a lot of EDM, then you will probably want a sub. When I was on the fence about the purchase, I noticed that a very talented local Jazz combo was using them for live performances where they were delivering great clarity and tonal characteristics on all of the instruments. While that wasn't my personal use, it sealed the deal. While I have been impressed with the sound quality and output of QSC products, these give you nearly all of the bang for half the buck.

Pfatte D



Love this speaker


You can use this as a floor monitor or loudspeaker on a pole. There is a digital equalizer where you can choose how you are using the speaker and the frequency is optimal as a monitor or loudspeaker. Multiple inputs are awesome. You can even hook up your phone through a separate 3.5" input to play music. There are 2 main inputs that you can plug in 1/4" or xlr cables, very cool. I plug my mic directly in the input and sing; no mixer needed if you don't have or want to use. Love the clear sound and dsp features.

Rockin' Rich

Marietta, GA


Bought cheap, doesn't sound cheap.


The speakers are so light weight and easy to carry around so don't fret about getting many of these and keeping them in storage and hauling them from place to place. The sound coming out of these things are amazing. I primarily use these as floor monitors and use them as Main Speakers when we have smaller events/shows with my band/DJ uses. Yes, the bass response isn't all that great but that's to be expected with something this compact, you can easily upgrade to the 15" if you want some more boom, which I have done using 2 15" speakers and anywhere from none to three 12" speakers for monitors. Sam Ash handled shipping and customer service with these products very well. 5 stars for value, ease of use, performance, and long lasting quality, especially in this price range of PA speakers. Well done EV!

Frantic Francis on Many Instruments

San Jose, CA/Los Angeles, CA


Wonderful Speakers!


These speakers are probably the best, affordable 12-inch speakers that you can get! I have two of these and paired them with two EV Elx 118p and they sound fantastic!

The Pa Guy



Well Worth the Money, Sam Ash is great!


These were a big upgrade from some lower end powered house brand powered speakers that I did have in my rehearsal space. They are more articulate and a ton louder than my previous speakers. When I bought these speakers, I had two concerns: 1. These speakers were listed as used/open box. They were only a few bucks cheaper than brand new, but I figured that I'm not all that concerned about a scratch or two. I will put my own on the speakers soon enough. They came in their original packaging and I haven't really seen a scratch on them. 2. At this price point, they wouldn't be a big improvement over my current, low end powered speakers. I'm not audiophile, but it's a night and day difference. Cleaner sounding and way louder, we don't have any problems using these speakers in our rehearsal space to get over our drums and guitars in our loud (probably too loud) rock band. At less than half the cost of the QSC K12 speakers, I don't think it's a fair comparison. For everything else in this price range, I felt like these speakers stood out for me.




Great for On-The-Go!


The Electro Voice ZLX12p is probably one of the best speakers you can get in this price range. Its is perfect for the mobile DJ in the sense that it is very light weight but still packs a good punch, even for being a 12 inch woofer. It has a micro processor in the back (which has been seen in a lot of powered EV speakers lately) which gives you the option to choose different sound presets, crossover types and even an EQ. It also has combo jack inputs in the back so that the speaker can take either an XLR or a 1/4 inch connection. Overall this is the perfect speaker for mobile applications. I'm a staff reviewer at Sam Ash Music.


Miami, FL


ZLX-12P 12" 2-Way Powered PA Cabinet

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Power Class Class D
Connections (2) XLR/TRS Combo Jack, (1) 3.5 mm Input, and (1) XLR link Output
Coverage Angle 90°H x 60°V
Type 2 way, powered
Power Output 1000W
Model 12P
Maximum SPL 126 dB
Frequency Response 65 Hz - 18 kHz
Frequency Range 50 Hz - 20 kHz
LF Driver Size 12"
HF Driver Size 1.5"
LF Driver Material EVS-12K
HF Driver Material DH-1K titanium compression driver
Weight 34.39 lbs.
Dimensions 24.02"H x 14.02"W x 14.02"D
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