Electro-Voice Buyer’s Guide

Electro-Voice EKX Series Loudspeakers

Maximum Sonic Impact. Minimum Effort.
Electro-Voice puts the Pro back in Pro Audio with the EKX Series. These category-leading loudspeakers leap to the next level with serious upgrades in components, construction, power, and sound. Best of all, Electro-Voice infuses their award-winning industrial design into the EKX Series to create a speaker line that looks as great as they sound.

EKX Series

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
EKX Series EKX Series

Pro Audio Prize Package
Electro-Voice EKX Series pro audio speakers are constructed of durable, lightweight 15mm plywood. The cabinets feature internal bracing to provide added strength, and each offers a resilient EVCoat finish. Powder-coated 18 AWG steel grilles provide extra protection. All 2-Way cabinets feature aluminum pole mount receptors, deep-scoop metal handles, and M10 rigging points for use in a flown array. Asymmetrical cabinet designs allow 2-Way models to be used either upright or lying down as wedge monitors. Subwoofers feature a secure threaded pole mount. Inside, the EKX Series step up to the EVS-M transducers and the 1.5" DK-1M titanium compression drivers. The patented Electro-Voice Signal Synchronized Transducers™ (SST) waveguide design provides all full-range EKX models with 90° x 60° of precise and constant coverage.

Full-Range Connections
Each powered EKX Series full-range loudspeaker features two XLR+1/4" Combo inputs, each with its own input gain knob. These wide-range controls can accommodate nearly any audio signal, from line level to a direct microphone input. Stereo RCA inputs are also provided to accommodate the output from a DJ/EDM mixer or other external sound source. The overall level is controlled by the Master Volume control. Both channels are internally summed to a single XLR output jack, ideal for passing the input signal on to a subwoofer or an additional powered speaker. Passive EKX models feature secure dual SpeakON connectors.

Subwoofer Patching
Powered EKX Series subwoofers features two XLR+1/4" Combo inputs; each is connected directly to its own XLR output. This arrangement allows both sides of a stereo system to share a single subwoofer system.

Cool Under Pressure
EKX Series 2-Way active loudspeakers are powered by a 1500 Watts of clean Class D power; EKX Series powered subs deliver 1300 Watts. Highly-efficient digital amplification significantly reduces the weight of the loudspeaker and minimizes heat buildup. Even so, powered EKS Series models rely on intelligent thermal management to ensure the amplifiers perform perfectly in challenging environments. A series of internal sensors control a variable speed fan to keep things cool.

QuickSmartDSP+
Created exclusively for the EKX-Series of powered speakers and subwoofers, the QuickSmartDSP+ circuitry can simplify your setup while providing audio results. The rear panel hosts an informative and 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. By making just a few straightforward selections, the QuickSmartDSP+ circuitry adjusts to deliver the best sound for the current conditions. EKX-Series subwoofers include a true cardioid control setting, allowing multiple subwoofers to be used while minimizing low-frequency buildup in the performance stage areas. In addition, up to five user presets of these QuickSmartDSP+ settings can be saved into memory for instant recall.

Full-Range QuickSmartDSP+ Parameters

  • MODE (Music, Live, Speech, Club)
  • LOCATION (Tripod, Monitor, Wall, Suspend)
  • EQ (Treble, Mid, Bass—variable -12dB to +6dB)
  • SUB (Off, 80 Hz, 100 Hz, 120 Hz, 150 Hz, EKX-15SP, EKS-18SP, ELX118)

Subwoofer QuickSmartDSP+ Parameters

  • MODE (Music, Live, Club)
  • LOCATION (Normal, Cardioid)
  • LOW PASS (80 Hz, 100 Hz, 120 Hz, 150 Hz, EKX-12P, EKS-15P, EKS-18SP, ELX112P, ELX118P, ZLX-12P, ZLX-15P)