Electro-Voice ZXA1 Active Loudspeaker (800 Watts, 8")

Small yet mighty, this 800-watt 8" powered speaker from Electro-Voice makes a fantastic personal monitor, front-fill, or mains for a super-portable PA.

If you're looking for a portable powered speaker that will perform in a wide variety of sound reinforcement situations, the Electro-Voice ZXA1 is a fantastic-sounding and super-durable option. The ZXA1 is a more recent addition to Electro-Voice's acclaimed ZX series, and is distinguished with the addition of an onboard 800W, 2-channel amplifier module. With the amp built right in, you can cover almost any live sound situation imaginable.

Top-of-the-Line Componentry

The 2-way speaker system in the ZXA1 features a high-output, low-distortion, 203mm EV8L 8-inch woofer. The DH2005 tweeter is a titanium diaphragm 1-inch exit true compression driver. This tweeter unit is coupled to a rotatable 90 x 50 waveguide, allowing you to dial up great response and well-balanced throw at any volume level.

Built-in Amp Is Ready to Drive Any Sound You've Got

The ZXA1 is distinguished by its cleverly integrated 800W, 2-channel amplifier module. The amp comes with balanced XLR microphone-level and line-level inputs, as well as an XLR line-level out so that you can daisy-chain it with other amplified speakers. And when you want to connect to a separate subwoofer, a high-pass filter switch is right there to help you get the low-end balance correct.

Sound From Any Angle

The ZXA1 includes a pole-mounting cup for easy setup. It also features a built-in monitor angle for floor monitor applications. The Electro-Voice ZXA1 also has four 8-32 suspension points if you are looking to mount it in read more a more permanent installation.

True Durability Means True Portability

Built to endure the wear and tear of gigging, the outer shell of the Electro-Voice ZXA1 is made of injection molded high-impact polystyrene for a killer combination of durability and light weight portability. The front grille is made of polyester powder-coated 18GA galvanized steel to provide uncompromising protection to the system within. A comfortable carrying pocket handle is built right in.

Supreme Versatility

The ZXA1 was designed for front-of-house sound at clubs, concert halls, and houses of worship. Yet it works equally well onstage as a personal monitor, with enough power to satisfy everyone from the drummer to the sound engineer. Add a pair to your rig!


-Integrated 800W power amplifier
- Biamplified design with transducer protection
- XLR and TRS Combo Inputs
- Independent Gain on XLR
- Requires 120V: 95V - 132V, 50 - 60 Hz, 0.6A
- Frequency Response: (-3 dB) 60 Hz - 20 kHz Hz
- Frequency Response: (-10 dB) 48 Hz - 20 kHz Hz
- EV8L 8-inch high-output LF transducer
- DH2005, 25mm (1-inch) Exit Compression Driver HF Transducer
- 1800 Hz Crossover Frequency
- High-impact injection-molded Polystyrene
- Polyester Powder Coated, 18GA Galvanized Steel Grill
- Built-in pole mount
- Built-in angle rest design for floor monitoring
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- Input Connections: XLR and TRS Combo; XLR with Independent Gain
- Power Requirement: 120V: 95V - 132V, 50 - 60 Hz, 0.6A; 230V:190V - 264V, 50 - 60 Hz, 0.4A
- Frequency Response: (-3 dB) 60 Hz - 20 kHz Hz Full Range Mode
- Frequency Response: (-10 dB) 48 Hz - 20 kHz Hz Full Range Mode
- Recommended High-Pass Frequency: 100Hz (User Selectable)
- Max. SPL/1m (calc): 123 dB
- LF Transducer: EV8L, 203mm (8-inch) Driver
- HF Transducer: DH2005, 25mm (1-inch) Exit Compression Driver
- Crossover Frequency: 1800 Hz
- Enclosure Material: High Impact Polystyrene
- Grill: Polyester Powder Coated, 18GA Galvanized Steel
- 1-3/8" (35 mm) pole-mount socket
- Height: 457 mm (17.99 inches)
- Width: 282 mm (11.1 inches)
- Depth: 264 mm (10.39 inches)
- Weight: 8.62 kg (19 lbs)
- Shipping Weight: 10.3 kg (22.7 lbs)
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Shipping Weight: 22.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 19 x 13 x 12 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): F.01U.353.818
Black, Pair
Shipping Weight: 45 lbs

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

Electro-Voice ZXA1 Active Loudspeaker

Electro-Voice engineers have raised the bar for portable sound once again, adding to the award-winning ZX loudspeaker family with the ZXA1 -- the self-powered version of the best-selling ZX1 compact two-way loudspeaker.

The ZXA1 is powered by an 800 watt amplifier module derived from EV's world-tour-class Tour Grade series -- amplifiers with audio quality and reliability proven at the very highest levels.


- Designed for Club Sound, Concert Sound, House of Worship, and other applications.
- Integrated 800 watt power amplifier
- Biamplified design with transducer protection
- EV8L 8-inch high-output LF transducer
- DH2005 1-inch exit true compression driver
- 90 x 50 degree 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

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (28 ratings)
Submitted December 31, 2011 by a customer from aol.com
"this small & mighty wins a place in my keyboard rig"
Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
Verified Customer zZounds has verified that this reviewer made a purchase from us.
I'd buy it again; in fact I may buy another for changing my rig to stereo. Even with 2 of these, it's lighter than what it's replacing.

Was looking for a replacement for my 61 pound "off-brand Mackie450 clone" which I've been using for about 3 years for monitoring keyboards with my 5 piece original jazz/rock band the Urban Sherpas (plug). I haven't used it enough to say if one is better than the other, but I'm completely satisfied with the ZXA and it has plenty of volume for monitoring and as my main amp for small to medium venues. In the decision making phase of purchase, I was very concerned about bass response from the ZXA's 8" vs. clone's 12". I don't miss any bass at all from the ZXA's. I'm very pleasantly surprised. Electric and acoustic pianos (including left hand boogie bass lines), strings, B3 clone, synth pads and leads..all sound great

19 pounds and sounds great! Pole mount or monitor wedge placement. plenty of bass and volume for my needs. price was about 1/2 of QSC alternative. did I mention 19 lbs.? love it.

Ease of Use
highly portable. easy attachment of up to 2 inputs

With some trepidation, I took a chance and got a "blemished" from zzounds. Aesthetically it was perfect. At HIGH volume it buzzed. I took the speaker grill off and found that all 4 screws holding the 8" were loose. tightened'em up and it's now golden. read more Score.

oh yeah.

Manufacturer Support
I was not able to find ANY local dealers to listen before I purchased, so was banking on being able to return to zzounds if not satisfied (thank you, zzounds). I never had to do that..I'm keeping it!

Musical Background:
keyboards, flute, local bands plus home studio

Musical Style:
acid jazz, Christian
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