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Electro-Voice EKX-12P

12" 2-way powered PA speaker — 1,500W peak

Item # 971EKX12P

Several years ago, I worked in a music store that manufactured its own line of PA speakers.

Several years ago, I worked in a music store that manufactured its own line of PA speakers.

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Item # 971EKX12P

About the Electro-Voice EKX-12P

History behind the box

Several years ago, I worked in a music store that manufactured its own line of PA speakers. We used EV woofers and high-frequency drivers exclusively because they were very reliable and sounded great in our enclosures. Things haven't changed — ElectroVoice's EKX powered speakers sound great, and will improve the sound of your live peformances without taking up a lot of room in your vehicle.

History behind the box

Several years ago, I worked in a music store that manufactured its own line of PA speakers. We used EV woofers and high-frequency drivers exclusively because they were very reliable and sounded great in our enclosures. Things haven't changed — ElectroVoice's EKX powered speakers sound great, and will improve the sound of your live peformances without taking up a lot of room in your vehicle.

The powered loudspeaker today

EV's EKX-12P 2-way powered PA speaker features a 12" woofer and a 1" titanium high-frequency compression driver housed in a sturdy plywood cabinet and driven by a 1500-watt Class D amplifier. Capable of producing up to 132 dB, a single EKX-12P would work well for a small acoustic act or jazz ensemble in a 500-seat auditorium or nightclub, for example. A louder band would want two of these speakers plus a matching powered subwoofer or two, like EV's EKX-15SP or EKX-18SP.

Versatile connections

The two input channels can handle microphones, line-level signals, and even an unbalanced pair of RCA connections from a portable device. A preamp output lets you easily connect another speaker or subwoofer to your EKX-12P.

Onboard signal processing

The EKX-12P features EV's QuickSmart DSP controlled by a single knob and LCD indicator. You can choose between program mode presets, mounting location bass response presets, three bands of EQ, and an adjustable crossover for adding a subwoofer. You can store and recall up to five settings. A limiter protects the components against damage due to overdriving, indicating "CLIP" and then "LIMIT" to tell you to turn something down.

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Product highlights:

    2-way Powered PA Speaker:
    • EVS-12M 12" woofer
    • DH-1M 1" titanium high-frequency compression driver
    • crossover frequency: 1,700 Hz
    • Class D amplifier power rating: 1500 watts
    • maximum output level: 132 dB SPL
    • nominal coverage: 90° horizontal, 60° vertical
    Electronic Features:
    • frequency response (+0/-10 dB): 50-20,000 Hz
    • frequency response (+0/-3 dB): 60-18,000 Hz
    • 2-channel mixer with master and individual channel level controls
      • channel 1: XLR/1/4" combo mic/line, 2 RCA line
      • channel 2: XLR/1/4" combo mic/line
    • preamp output: XLR
    • QuickSmart DSP features include:
      • one-knob control/selector with LCD
      • 4 mode presets: Music, Live, Speech, Club
      • 4 location presets: Tripod, Monitor, Wall, Suspend
      • subwoofer crossover adjustment
      • 3-band EQ
      • 5 user-programmable presets can be stored and recalled
      • limiter status monitor
    General Features:
    • 5/8" plywood bass-reflex enclosure with EVCoat finish
    • 18-gauge steel grille
    • 1-7/16" (36 mm) socket for optional speaker stand
    • rigging points for hanging or mounting with optional mounting hardware
    • can be set as a stage monitor angled upward
    • weight: 41.5 lbs
    • dimensions: 14-13/16"W x 23-15/16"H x 14-1/16"D
    • warranty: 5 years
    • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
    • MFR # EKX-12P-US

    What's in the box:

    • Powered PA loudspeaker
    • AC power cord

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    Features & specs

    Speakers
    Drivers per speaker 2
    Woofer Size (inches) 12
    Tweeter Size (inches) 1
    System Frequency response 50-20000
    Maximum SPL 132
    Electronics
    RMS Power rating ---
    Program Power rating ---
    Peak Power rating 1500
    Input Connections 2 XLR/TRS combo
    Line Inputs XLR/1/4" (2)
    Tone Controls Y
    General
    Width (inches) 14-13/16
    Height (inches) 23-15/16
    Depth (inches) 14-1/16
    Weight 41.5 lbs

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    Features

    1500W Class-D Amplifier: The Electro-Voice EKX-12P utilizes a 1500W (Peak) Class-D high-efficiency amplifier for high-power output (up to 132 dB SPL).

    Two-Way Driver System: The EKX-12P utilizes a two-way driver system with an Electro-Voice-engineered 12" bass woofer and a horn-loaded 1" high-frequency titanium compression driver to provide exceptional audio quality and reliability.

    Signal Synchronized Transducer (SST) Waveguide Design: EV-patented Signal Synchronized Transducers (SST) waveguide design provides precise and consistent coverage (90° x 60°), minimal distortion, and maximized acoustical loading. The waveguide (or "horn") is placed forward in the enclosure to help time-align the low- and high-frequency transducers (a.k.a. the woofer and tweeter).

    QuickSmartDSP: QuickSmartDSP allows easy setup via four application presets (Music, Live, Speech, Club); variable sub crossover (80, 100, 120, 150Hz); 3-band EQ (Bass, Mid, Treble;) location modes (Tripod, Monitor, Wall, Suspend), five user-programmable presets (store & recall settings); independent input level control; and master volume control.

    Inputs & Outputs: Balanced Mic and line inputs (Input 1/Input 2) with combo XLR/1/4" and RCA inputs provide versatile mix capabilities. Input 1 also features a stereo unbalanced RCA input can be used for connecting sources, such as a CD player or MP3 player. An XLR output is used for daisy-chaining multiple EKX full-range or subwoofers together.

    Rugged & Portable Enclosure: The EKX-12P's enclosure features stylish-yet-rugged 15mm plywood construction with a rubber polymer-based coating that provides the ultimate in durability during transport.

    Mounting Options: The Electro-Voice EKX-12P can be used as a floor monitor with its built-in 40° angle, pole-mounted or stacked with an ELX subwoofer (sold separately), or mounted on a tripod speaker stand (sold separately) via its 36mm (1-7/16") socket. It also contains eight M10 threaded points to suspend the speaker using an optional mounting kit (sold separately).

    Intelligent Thermal Management: The EKX-12P's digital amplifier incorporates intelligent thermal management (with a variable-speed fan controlled by multiple onboard sensors) which ensures superior performance and reliability in demanding environmental conditions.

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