NAMM Wrap: EV's Loudspeaker Buzz

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Music to your ears

Electro-Voice’s new Live X series portable powered and passive loudspeakers generated a fair amount of buzz at the NAMM show. It sounded to us like a good solution for filling a small to medium size room with some serious thump. Curious what the EV booth sounded like? Check it here.

Here are the specs on the three powered and four passive models:

Three versatile powered Live X cabinets are available: two full-range loudspeakers and a matching subwoofer. Each self-contained powered system features Electro-Voice-engineered components optimized for use with the integrated high-efficiency 1000-W and 700-W Class-D amplifiers. Both full-range systems may be pole-mounted or stacked with the series’ acoustically-matched powered subwoofer.

ELX112P – 12” two-way (1000-W amplifier module)

ELX115P 15” two-way (1000-W amplifier module)

ELX118P – 18” subwoofer (700-W amplifier module)


The Live X family also features four passive configurations, including a dual-15” system, suitable for a wide range of amplifiers.

ELX112 – 12” two-way

ELX115 – 15” two-way

ELX215 – Dual-15” two-way

ELX118 – 18” subwoofer

Key Deets

1.5” titanium compression drivers; lightweight materials, balanced design, and ergonomic handles for convenient transport, set-up, and load-out; 15-mm plywood construction with textured finish; designed to pole-mount or stack with Live X subwoofers; built-in 60-degree monitor angle on 12” & 15” two-way systems

Key Deets for Powered

1000-W and 700-W Class-D amplifiers run cool without fans; intuitive, user-friendly controls; powerful DSP provides multi-mode limiters, crossovers, EQ, and control

Mic and line inputs with Combo XLR/1/4″ and RCA inputs for versatile mix capabilities;

XLR outputs for chaining multiple Live X full-range or subwoofers; selectable 100-Hz high-pass filter for use with an external subwoofer.

More NAMM wrap to come…