NAMM: Electro-Voice Introduces EKX Portable Loudspeakers
Today at Anaheim, CA’s NAMM Show, Electro-Voice unveiled the latest edition of its portable sound family: the EKX loudspeakers.
The EKX portable loudspeakers combine EV’s noted sound quality and reliability with the latest technology for a lightweight, compact package suitable for a wide range of scenarios. The EKX series consists of eight —four powered and four passive– models, including 12” and 15” two-way models and 15” and 18” subwoofers. The EKX line is positioned above EV’s ZLX and ELX series and below the ETX line.
The EKX provides top-notch performance and versatility, including EV-engineered speaker and amplifier components for superrior sound quality and reliabilty as well as on-board signal processing with user-friendly single-knob control. The new speakers feature robust wood enclosures, premium quality hardware, and a durable EVCoat finish. The list of key features is below.
QuickSmartDSP features best-in-class processing, EV’s signature single-knob user interface, and intuitive menu navigation via LCD. Easy setup via four presets (Music, Live, Speech*, Club), sub/top system-match crossovers, three-band EQ*, five user-programmable presets (Store and Recall settings), visual monitoring of limiter status, input level control* and meters, and master volume control to ensure optimal gain structure (* full-range models only). EV-exclusive Cardioid Control Technology feature for subwoofers allows output to be steered towards the audience with up to 35 dB reduction on stage when multiple subs are deployed. (powered models only)
High-efficiency Class-D power amplifiers (up to 1500 W) deliver up to 134 dB peak SPL via high-sensitivity transducers designed and engineered by EV. (powered models only)
Intelligent thermal management with a variable-speed fan controlled by multiple onboard sensors, ensuring superior performance and reliability in demanding environmental conditions. (powered models only)
EV-patented Signal Synchronized Transducers™ (SST) waveguide design on full-range models provides precise and consistent coverage.
Ideal for portable and installed applications. Lightweight, compact 15-mm wood enclosures with internal bracing, durable EVCoat finish, eight M10 threaded mounting points (full-range models), aluminum pole-mounts, and all-metal handles. Subs feature large slot ports for low distortion and excellent bass extension, and are equipped with a metal grille reinforcement bar.
The EKX series will begin shipping this Spring. For more information, go to ElectroVoice.com/EKX