Electro-Voice ZX1 2-Way Passive Unpowered Loudspeaker (400 Watts, 1x8")

Customize your PA system with this versatile Electro-Voice 2-way speaker. It has a rotatable horn, adjustable monitor angles and variety of mounting options. Unpowered. Requires separate power amplifier.

You need a speaker that can reproduce every note, every inspirational word and every nuance of your style. Introducing the ZX1. Compact, lightweight, yet high performance, the ZX1 is a reflection of the needs of the high-speed, time-crunched, high-tech lifestyle you lead. Its versatility is matched only by your imagination, and its look is pure beauty. So while your audience may not be fully aware of why you sound incredible, you'll know it's because you chose the very best...

The ZX1 offers a wide array of mounting options including an integrated pole mount and removable rubber feet that hide M8 mounting studs. Dual NL4 connectors and an ergonomic molded carrying slot make the ZX1 perfect for portable music, AV rental and mobile audio applications.

The ZX1 shines in monitor wedge applications, especially where the reproduction of vocal frequencies is crucial. Its asymmetrical cabinet design means you simply have to put the ZX1 on its side to achieve a 45-degree monitor angle. And with the ability to rotate its 90x50-degree horn, you can adjust the dispersion pattern to suit your unique application.


- Extremely smooth, wide frequency response
- Attractive, clean design with full grille
- EV8L 8" high-output LF transducer
- DH2005 1" exit true compression driver
- 90 degree x 50 degree coverage pattern
- Rotatable horn design for adjustable dispersion
- Integral monitor angle on enclosure
- 200W continuous, 800W peak power handling
- High sensitivity, read more 125 dB maximum SPL
- Built-in pole mount
- Integral handle pocket for easy carrying

Note: Unpowered speaker, requires separate power amplifier.
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- Chassis Size: 8" (203.2 mm)
- Input Connections: Parallel Neutrik NL4
- Speaker Type: Full-range, Mid-High, Two-Way, Wedges
- Frequency Response (-3 dB): 60 - 20000 Hz
- Frequency Response (-10 dB): 48 - 20000 Hz
- Internal Crossover: Yes
- Recommended High-Pass Frequency: 40 Hz
- Sensitivity 1 W/1 m: 94 dB
- Max. SPL/1m (calc): 123 dB
- Coverage (Nominal -6 dB) H: 90* Rotatable
- Coverage (Nominal -6 dB) V: 50* Rotatable
- Rotatable Horn: Yes
- System Power Handling (Continuous/Program/Peak): 200//800 Watts
- LF Transducer: 8-inch EV8L
- HF Transducer: 1.25-inch DH2005
- Crossover Frequency: 1700 Hz
- Nominal Impedance (Passive): 8 Ohms
- Minimum Impedance: 6 Ohms
- Enclosure Material: High Impact Polystyrene
- Grill: Polyester Powder Coated, 18GA Galvanized Steel
- Mounting: 1-3/8" (35 mm) pole-mount socket
- Height: 17.99" (457 mm)
- Width: 11.1" (282 mm)
- Depth: 10.39" (264 mm)
- Weight Net: 8.4 kg (18.52 lbs)
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 21 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 19 x 13 x 12 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): F.01U.267.021
Note: Unpowered speaker, requires separate power amplifier.

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 800-289-0096

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (30 ratings)
Submitted April 28, 2010 by a customer from austinmfg.com
"Simply the best small speaker made for acoustic or vocal."
Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
If these blew up today I would break my little finger ordering another set.
I have used these speakers for almost five years now and am always amazed at how they sound. I have had the horn section go out on both speakers and they repaired them twice under warantee. While waiting for the horn to come back my duo partner and I used his powered 450 Mackies and believe it or not he was even amazed at how much better the EV's sounded than the Mackies. Great sound!
I do agree I would like 1/4" jacks on there just in case but I have never had a problem with the Speakons.
Ease of Use
Easy as it gets plus very light weight.
I think the quality is great except I have had to send the horns in a couple of times. Twice it was factory waranteed and once I had to pay but after 5 years of constant use that's not bad.
I heard a pair of these, actually the predesessors to these years ago that some friends were using and I just couldn't get over the fullness of sound for the size and price. Bought em and have been in love ever since. Would buy them again in a heartbeat for my acoustic duo/trio.
Manufacturer Support
Very easy to deal with and prompt response of the repairs.
Musical Background:
Musical Style:
Roots rock acoustic
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