Electro-Voice Buyer’s Guide

Inside Electro-Voice
Over Eighty Years of Audio Innovation.

Advanced Technologies, Custom Components, and Unrivaled Performance Keeps Electro-Voice at the Head of the Pack.
Like so many hi-tech success stories, Electro-Voice also begins with two men—Al Kahn and Lou Burroughs—in a tiny shop with a big idea. In this case, the idea was to make a better, more affordable microphone. Founded in 1930, Electro-Voice has created some of the most game-changing technologies—differential noise-cancelling; the use of neodymium microphone magnets; the Variable-D™ mic design; and more. Electro-Voice even took home the first ever Academy Award given to an audio product for their Cardiline shotgun microphone.

On the loudspeaker side, Electro-Voice invented both the Compound Diffraction and Constant Directivity horns. Their innovative folded horn system found a home in the coveted ELIMINATOR Series, while the trend-setting Sentry 100 Series brought accurate monitoring to the project studio.

Today, Electro-Voice continues to lead the industry in both microphone design and in portable live sound loudspeakers. Exclusive Electro-Voice innovations—QuickSmartDSP; Signal Synchronized Transducers™ waveguide design; Cardioid Control Technology; Finite Impulse Response (FIR) filter technology—combine with rugged, road-ready enclosure designs and powerful Class-D amplification to deliver unprecedented audio performance.

Say “Hello” to Electro-Voice Loudspeakers
American Musical Supply proudly offers Electro-Voice powered and passive pro audio loudspeakers at the right price to suit any application—and budget

ZLX Series

The Best-Selling Pro Audio Speakers in the World.

ZLX-12
12" 2-Way
Passive
ZLX-15
15" 2-Way
Passive
ZLX-12P
12" 2-Way
Powered
ZLX-15P
15" 2-Way
Powered
  • Lightweight Polypropylene Cabinets
  • 18 AWG Powder Coated Steel Grille
  • Hi/Lo Handles for Easy Positioning
  • Pole Mount Fixtures
  • Time-Aligning Split Baffle Design
  • EVS-K Series Bass Drivers
  • DH-1K 1.5" Titanium HF Driver
  • 90° x 60° Coverage
  • 1000 Watt Class D Amplification
  • QuickSmartDSP Circuitry

ELX Series

Serious Sound. Simple Setup.

ELX-112
12" 2-Way
Passive
ELX-115
15" 2-Way
Passive
ELX-215
Dual 15" 2-Way
Passive
ELX-118
18" Subwoofer
Passive
ELX-112P
12" 2-Way
Powered
ELX-115P
15" 2-Way
Powered
ELX-118P
18" Subwoofer
Powered
  • 15mm Wood Ply Cabinets with Textured Paint
  • 18 AWG Powder Coated Steel Grilles
  • Deep Scoop Handles for Easy Transport
  • Pole Mount Fixtures
  • EVS-K Series Bass Drivers
  • DH-1K 1.5" Titanium HF Driver
  • 90° x 50° Coverage
  • 1000 Watt (700 Watt Subs) Class D Amplification

EKX Series

Maximum Sonic Impact. Minimum Effort

EKX-12
12" 2-Way
Passive
EKX-15
15" 2-Way
Passive
EKX-15S
15" Subwoofer
Passive
EKX-18S
18" Subwoofer
Passive
EKX-12P
12" 2-Way
Powered
EKX-15P
15" 2-Way
Powered
EKX-15SP
15" Subwoofer
Powered
EKX-18SP
18" Subwoofer
Powered
  • 15mm Plywood Cabinets with EVCoat Protection
  • 18 AWG Powder-Coated Steel Grilles
  • Deep Scoop Steel Handles for Easy Transport
  • Pole Mount Fixtures
  • Eight M10 Rigging Points
  • SST Signal Synchronized Transducer™ Waveguide
  • EVS-M Series Bass Drivers
  • DH-1M 1.5" Titanium HF Driver
  • 90° x 60° Coverage
  • 1500 Watt (1300 Watt Subs) Class D Amplification
  • QuickSmartDSP+ Circuitry
  • Thermal Management with Variable-Speed Fan

ETX Series

The Fully Loaded Flagship

ETX-10P
10" 2-Way
Powered
ETX-12P
12" 2-Way
Powered
ETX-15S
15" 2-Way
Powered
ETX35P
15" 3-Way
Powered
ETX-15SP
15" Subwoofer
Powered
ETX-18SP
18" Subwoofer
Powered
  • 18mm Birch Plywood with EV Coat Protection
  • 16 AWG Powder-Coated Steel Grille
  • Deep Scoop Steel Handles for Easy Transport
  • Pole Mount Fixtures
  • Eight M10 Rigging Points
  • Dual Tilt Angle (0°| 7.5°) for Better Coverage
  • SST Signal Synchronized Transducer™ Waveguide
  • SMX Series Bass Drivers
  • DH-3B 1.25" Titanium HF Driver
  • 90° x 60° Coverage
  • 2000 Watt (1800 Watt Subs) Class D Amplification
  • QuickSmartDSP Pro Circuitry
  • FIR Finite Impulse Response Optimization DSP
  • Cardioid Subwoofer DSP Control
  • Peak/Thermal protection with Variable-Speed Fan

Form and Function
All Electro-Voice pro audio loudspeakers are designed to stand upright or to lie sideways as wedge monitors, providing essential versatility. All Subwoofers are equipped with a threaded pole base; nearly all ZLX, ELX, EKX, and ETX 2-Way enclosures feature a built-in receptacle for use when pole-mounting, or when raising the cabinets on tripod stands. For maximum portability, the ZLX Series uses a lightweight polypropylene housing; ELX, EKX, and ETX models feature robust plywood enclosures. Integrated scoop handles in all models aid in transporting and positioning your new speakers, and powder-coated steel grilles provide solid protection for your sound investment. And when you’re ready to take your sound to the next level, EKX and ETX Series speakers offer M-10 rigging points for use in a flown array or permanent installation.

Custom Components
Electro-Voice employs their DH Series titanium tweeters in each of the ZLX, ELX, EKX, and ETX Series speakers. Titanium is both lightweight and extremely strong, making it an ideal material for constructing an accurate and reliable tweeter. By linking the DH Series titanium tweeter to a Constant Directivity horn, the loudspeakers deliver a clean, sparkling highs that are never harsh. For the low end, Electro-Voice relies on their exclusive EVS-K (ZLX and ELX Series), EVS-M (EKX Series) and SMX2 (ETX Series) drivers, renowned for their superior sound, efficiency, and reliability. Matching these precision drivers to advanced baffle and waveguide designs creates an impressive and accurate sound for every application.

Plenty o’ Power
Efficient Class D digital amplification is the engine inside the Electro-Voice ZLX, ELX, EKX, and ETX Series powered pro audio speakers. Lighter in weight than a traditional amplifier, Class D power also generates less heat. Even so, the EKX and ETX Series depend on a variable speed fan activated by internal sensors to keep heat in check. The result is an efficient, lighter weight loudspeaker that runs clean and cool—with less wear and tear on critical components. Integrated crossovers distribute the power and audio signal to the appropriate driver, increasing efficiency and minimizing distortion.

QuickSmartDSP Circuitry
Unlock a tool chest of innovative pro audio features and system functions with the exclusive Electro-Voice QuickSmartDSP circuitry. Built in to every powered Electro-Voice ZLX, EKX, and ETX Series pro audio speaker is an informative, easy-to-read LCD screen driven by a single push-dial control. Here you can access and adjust a host of sound-shaping controls—Application, Location, EQ, Sub Crossover, etc.—plus advanced system settings. Each Series features a unique set of DSP parameters to accommodate your custom configuration. All powered models allow the pilot LED or illuminated EV Logo to be switched off for discreet presentations.

System Building Style
Build or expand your own custom sound system using the Electro-Voice ZLX, ELX, EKX, and ETX Series powered and passive pro audio speakers as your building blocks. Versatile inputs, outputs, pass-thru, and subwoofer connections provide everything you need to put your system together quickly, easily, and with stunning results.