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Electro-Voice ZXA1 Two Way 8" Active PA Cabinet

The Electro-Voice ZxA1 is a compact, amplified loudspeaker system, which is designed for portable sound reinforcement applications that require maximum portability.


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MSRP: Old Price $663.00 Discounted Price $499.00 Save : $164.00 (25%)
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MSRP: Old Price $663.00 Discounted Price $499.00 Save : $164.00 (25%)
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The ZxA1 utilizes the EV8L, a high output, low distortion, 203 mm (8 inch) woofer. The woofer is paired with the DH2005, a titanium diaphragm true compression driver. The compression driver is coupled to a rotatable 90° x 50° waveguide for smooth response to 20 kHz and excellent pattern control.

The ZxA1 loudspeaker is powered by an integrated 800W, 2 channel amplifier module. The amplifier has XLR microphone and line level inputs, as well as a XLR line level output for daisy chaining several amplified speakers or a subwoofer. The biamplified design features steep crossover slopes and woofer excursion protection for maximum output and reliability. A switchable high pass filter allows for use with a subwoofer.

The ZxA1 injection molded enclosure is made from high impact polystyrene for durability and light weight. The handle pocket and pole mount make the ZxA1 ideal for many portable applications. The ZxA1 enclosure also features a built in monitor angle for floor monitor applications. The bottom of the ZxA1 features four #8-32 suspension points for permanent installation.

  • Integrated 800 watt power amplifier
  • Bi-amplified design with transducer protection
  • EV8L 8” high-output LF transducer
  • DH2005 1” exit true compression driver
  • 90° x 50° coverage pattern
  • Rotatable horn design
  • 123 dB maximum SPL
  • Selectable high-pass filter for use with subwoofers
  • Line and microphone inputs
  • Integral monitor angle on enclosure
  • Built-in pole mount
  • Lightweight (< 20 lbs) with integral handle for easy carrying

Things You Will Get:

  • Speaker Cabinet
  • Manual



great for hearing my mix during live performances



zxa1 active speaker good but unrealible


I had it for 3 years but stop working almost a year now I am very disappointed in this product,it sound so good when it worked,I used it for wedding gigs and parties low volume back ground music with a spanish guitar and electonic roland handsonic drum. Ireally need it repaired.I always loved Electro voice speakers looking getting two still wanna buy EV not sure.

tropical singer





These little speakers are very light weight, and sound good. I use them for monitors for bands, mains for small rooms. They work well as long as the ambient temperature is below 80. If you are outside and you put them in the sun, they will shut down, even if you are not pushing them hard.


Indianapolis, IN




I love these speakers, I use them to dj at small events. These speakers are powerful, clear, and a great buy




LOTS of uses...!


I have four of these, plus an SB122 subwoofer in my '99 Corvette! I was looking to design a system for the car that could be used to broadcast music and announcements from the car, plus play background music at car shows and cruise-ins, and these were perfect. They fit right behind the seats, and are small enough to leave room to stow the targa top. I have received many compliments on the incredibly clear, loud, clean sound coming from this system in the car. I even was recruited to actually DJ two events specifically from the car...even though I also have a large sound system that I normally DJ with. I can't recommend these enough[...]

The GainRider

Windfall, Indiana


Worth the[$]price tag


I was skeptical at first about paying so much for one speaker, but after talking to a Sam Ash rep, I was convinced it would be worth it. The woofer is only 8", but it knocks like a 12 (seriously). I've been using this PA 5 days/wk for 4 months, and I've had 0 problems. I use it in conjunction w/a mixer for street performing. My violin and the backing music comes through very clear and there is good bass response. It fits well in a medium sized luggage bag. If I didn't have to lug around a 50lb marine for power, I would carry it in a gym bag

Brandon Summers (Violinist, Busker)

Las Vegas, NV


Not bad for the size and weight!


I picked one of these up to use as a DJ monitor and went back for a second one to have a matching set. They are great for indoor and for small venues. For the size and weight it's amazing the sound they put out! The highs are crisp and clear with little distrotion. The lows arent bad at all considering the size. Don't expect them to replace a 12" or 15" speaker setup (unless you have a powered subs).Versitile: with the amp built in, setup is a breeze. Plug power and signal, and play. They are great for djs and musicians even offering a mic input and xlr in/out - each with adjustable gain. There is no eq but you can toggle the bass off if you are using it with a powered sub.Comparison: Compared to my mackie srm450s, they sound better on the high end -- very clear and crisp with little distortion and hiss -- but the mackies win with the low end with the 12" woofer. One has to keep in mind the mackies weigh almost 65 pounds each and the zxa1's weigh a mere 19 pounds each.Dislikes: I dont like the plastic they used on the zxa1s, they scratch easily compared to other speakers. The case seems a little flimsy compared to the mackies and other ev speakers ive owned. I strongly recommend you get padded cases to protect your investments! Warning: the zxa1s tend to slip out of your hands when using the built in carry handle. I solved this by getting peel off sticky grip tape and placed it on the inside to provide better grip with one hand. At [$] each i would not want to risk dropping one. I recommend you do the same.Servicability: They are designed for easy service, the amp is removable with a few screws on the back. It slides out and cabe replaced withing seconds. nthey come with a 5 year warranty and the excellent ev customer service.Power: the manufacturer claims these speakers are 800watts with 30 percent headroom bringing that to 1100watts peak. Well, That is the biggest bunch of [*] i've ever heard. Continuous rms power is the same as the zx1-90s -- 200 watts rms. It is the same speaker only with a built in perfectly matched super small amp. 800 watts may be the peak power or some other power measurment standard. These speakers are Plenty loud for most indoor and small venues.Uses: guitarists, keyboard players, public speakers, churches, dj booth monitors, small bars and clubs, and mobile djs (if used with a powered sub). If i were opening a new nightclub i would go all ev and put these on every wall with subs hidden in the floor for the ultimate sound with the smallest footprint.Overall: i feel a little misled that they said they were 800 watts, that is what sold me along with the amazing sound. but after owning them for several weeks, Power rating doesnt mean much when you actually give them a listen and consider how infinately smaller and lighter than other speakers. i love them and do not plan to sell them anytime soon.


Melbourne, FL


ZXA1 Two Way 8" Active PA Cabinet

4.1 7


Series ZX
Other Features Molded Plastic Cabinet
Model ZxA1-90B
Warranty Info:

ZXA1 Two Way 8" Active PA Cabinet

The manufacturer's warranty covers parts for five years and labor for five years from date of purchase. The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.

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