ETX Powered Loudspeakers
 
BRAIN/POWER
 

The new ETX Powered Loudspeakers family builds upon the industry‑leading innovation and 85‑year heritage of Electro‑Voice audio engineering to offer the most advanced professional portable powered loudspeakers available today.

A versatile high‑end choice for live entertainment venues, rental companies, pro musicians and DJs, and installed sound, the ETX Powered Loudspeakers family features three two‑way models (10‑inch, 12‑inch and 15‑inch, all with a precision HF titanium compression driver), a three‑way model (15‑inch with a 6.5‑inch MF driver and a precision HF titanium compression driver) and two subs (15‑inch and 18‑inch drivers).

Positioned above the ZLX and Live X families respectively, ETX Powered Loudspeakers complete a trio of recent EV portable loudspeaker offerings‑each of which was designed to bring best‑in‑class performance to its price point.

Inside each low‑profile, tour‑grade wood enclosure are a range of unique new features that set ETX Powered Loudspeakers apart, combining intelligent technology and innovative industrial design for spectacular results across all applications. EV‑engineered high‑efficiency transducers and high‑powered Class‑D amplifiers, Signal Synchronized Transducers (SST) waveguide design and smart FIR‑Drive DSP all work together to provide peerless EV sound quality and precise coverage at the highest SPLs.

ETX Powered Loudspeakers employ the same proprietary PAL and TEMP limiters developed for our concert loudspeakers.

Not all limiters are created equal: EV spends a lot of design effort on making sure its processing is as acoustically transparent as possible.

The limiters are displayed on the rear LCD and on the front‑grille LED.

ETX Powered Loudspeakers also use the same proprietary FIR‑Drive that was developed for our concert loudspeakers. The filters are linear phase and use extremely steep crossover slopes.

Boundary compensation filters are included so that ETX Powered Loudspeakers sound the same whether it is used as a floor monitor, on a tripod or suspended from a ceiling.

The Class‑D design of the amplifier is highly efficient and features blower‑controlled thermal management, allowing it to work in hot environments. The fan is of a very quiet design and does not turn on under normal circumstances.

In addition to industry‑standard pink noise abuse tests, all models must survive EV’s proprietary 1000‑hour torture test that uses real‑world signals driven beyond full output.

System DSP presets support quick and easy setup via selections for type of use, crossover frequencies and top/sub combinations.

Subwoofers include a DSP preset for "true cardioid" configuration.

ETX Powered Loudspeakers offer user‑adjustable features not found on any other loudspeakers in this class, including delay out to several hundred feet, three‑band parametric equalization, polarity and multiple high‑pass crossover points.

Lockout mode helps prevent casual users from changing settings.

Eight mounting points for permanent installations (full‑range models).

All ETX Powered Loudspeaker components are been designed from the ground up by Electro‑Voice. No off‑the‑shelf components are used.

18‑mm, 13‑ply birch plywood with EVCoat is used throughout the product line, a combination that offers best‑in‑class looks and durability.

All ETX Powered Loudspeaker components are been designed from the ground up by Electro‑Voice. No off‑the‑shelf components are used.

The handles, pole cups and amplifier chassis are die‑cast aluminum, not plastic.

18‑mm, 13‑ply birch plywood with EVCoat is used throughout the product line, a combination that offers best‑in‑class looks and durability.

All ETX Powered Loudspeaker components have been designed from the ground up by Electro‑Voice. No off‑the‑shelf components are used.

The handles, pole cups and amplifier chassis are die‑cast aluminum, not plastic.

18‑mm, 13‑ply birch plywood with EVCoat is used throughout the product line, a combination that offers best‑in‑class looks and durability.

Unique to the industry, with multiple design and utility patents.

Third generation (after Tour X FM and ZLX models).

Waveguides custom‑designed and optimized per ETX Powered Loudspeaker model.

This allows EV to design the waveguide to have uniform beamwidth response throughout the waveguide’s passband and allows a smooth transition between woofer beamwidth and waveguide beamwidth.

This also allows EV to use much larger waveguides without making the speaker larger.

This optimization also achieves a flat sound power‑critical to great sound in any application.

The waveguide is placed forward in the enclosure to help physically time‑align the LF and HF transducers, minimizing the need for latency correction via DSP.

Placing the port under the waveguide positions it in its ideal acoustic location in the enclosure without spacing the woofer and driver apart. The port location minimizes distortion and standing waves inside the loudspeaker.

All waveguides are optimized using advanced simulation software and proprietary algorithms for precise control and lowest distortion.

EV focuses on creating high‑sensitivity woofers and compression drivers that have linear frequency response and high power handling (competitors use smaller motor designs to save cost).

The small diaphragm, convex‑loaded phase plug and tight manufacturing tolerances of the DH3‑B allows for high frequency extension to 20 kHz and beyond, and the high‑sensitivity design achieves maximum SPL requirements similar to competitive large‑format compression drivers.

The motor designs are optimized using advanced modeling software and tested extensively, ensuring the transducers have low distortion at full output.

All ETX Powered Loudspeaker woofers use Faraday rings for significantly better vocal reproduction.

The woofers not only have high power handling but also feature a robust mechanical design to ensure long‑term reliability.

EV focuses on engineering transducers with linear frequency response, minimizing the need for additional equalization.

 
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EV's FIR‑Drive utilizes the latest Finite Impulse Response (FIR) filter technology to optimize transducer linearity. Advanced limiter algorithms for independent peak and thermal transducer protection.

State‑of‑the‑art components deliver the legendary EV sound quality and reliability the pros trust: 1800 W (subs) and 2000 W (full‑range) Class‑D power amplifiers with integrated DSP produce high SPLs utilizing high‑sensitivity, low‑distortion transducers (including DVX and SMX series woofers and 1.25‑inch HF titanium compression drivers).

Complete full‑function DSP control via a single‑knob interface. LCD screen for easy system set‑up and monitoring: location/application EQ presets, limiter status, input level controls/meters and master volume control to ensure optimal gain structure. Subs feature a preset for true cardioid performance.

Lightweight, durable and compact 18‑mm, 13‑ply birch plywood enclosures finished with EVCoat. Eight mounting points for permanent installations (full‑range models). Custom die‑cast aluminum pole cups, handles and hardware.

EV‑patented Signal Synchronized Transducers (SST) waveguide design provides precise and consistent coverage across all system configurations. Waveguides are custom‑designed and optimized per ETX Powered Loudspeaker model.

Designed, engineered, tested, and assembled for ultimate reliability by Electro‑Voice in the USA.


ETX‑10P

ETX‑12P

ETX‑15P

ETX‑35P

ETX‑15SP

ETX‑18SP
Frequency Response (-3 dB) 85 Hz – 20 kHz1 55 Hz – 20 kHz1 48 Hz – 20 kHz1 48 Hz – 20 kHz1 37 Hz – 150 Hz2 33 Hz – 150 Hz2
Frequency Range (-10 dB) 65 Hz – 20 kHz1 43 Hz – 20 kHz1 40 Hz – 20 kHz1 38 Hz – 20 kHz1 32 Hz – 180 Hz2 28 Hz – 180 Hz2
Maximum SPL 134 dB peak 3 135 dB peak 3 135 dB peak 3 136 dB peak 3 134 dB peak 3 135 dB peak 3
Coverage (H x V) 90° x 60° 90° x 60° 90° x 60° 60° x 40°
Power Rating 2000 W 2000 W 2000 W 2000 W 1800 W 1800 W
LF Transducer SMX2100 254 mm (10 in) SMX2120 300 mm (12 in) SMX2150 380 mm (15 in) SMX2151 380 mm (15 in) DVX3159A 380 mm (15 in) DVX3180A 457 mm (18 in)
MB Transducer EVS‑6C 6.5  in mid‑bass driver
HF Transducer DH3‑B 1.25  in titanium compression driver
Crossover Frequency 1700 Hz 1600 Hz 1500 Hz 700 Hz, 2900 Hz
Low Pass Frequency Adjustable : 80 Hz, 100 Hz, 120 Hz, 150 Hz
Connectors (2) XLR/TRS combo jack and (1) XLR link output (2) XLR/TRS Combo Jack and (2) XLR link Output
Enclosure 18‑mm, 13‑ply birch plywood with EVCoat
Grille 16AWG steel with powdercoat
Suspension (8) M10 suspension points
Dimensions (H x W x D) 21 in x 13 in x 14 in
(526 mm x 330 mm x 365 mm)
24 in x 15 in x 16 in
(613 mm x 381 mm x 400 mm)
27 in x 17 in x 18 in
(691 mm x 431 mm x 447 mm)
40 in x 18 in x 17 in
(1023 mm x 469 mm x 426 mm)
19 in x 23 in x 32 in
(471 mm x 576 mm x 825 mm)
Without casters:
19 in x 23 in x 27 in
(471 mm x 576 mm x 692 mm)
22 in x 27 in x 36 in
(550 mm x 675 mm x 910 mm)
Without casters:
22 in x 27 in x 31 in
(550 mm x 675 mm x 777 mm)
Net Weight 44.8 lb (20.3 kg) 52.0 lb (23.6 kg) 61.1 lb (27.7 kg) 84.2 lb (38.2 kg) 91.9 lb (41.7 kg) 114.2 lb (51.8 kg)
Shipping Weight 50.5 lb (22.9 kg) 59.1 lb (26.8 kg) 69.5 lb (31.5 kg) 94.4 lb (42.8 kg) 103.2 lb (46.8 kg) 129.9 lb (58.9 kg)
Power Consumption 100 ‑ 240 V~, 50 ‑ 60 Hz, 1.6 ‑ 0.8 A4

1 Full space measurement using the music DSP preset.
2 Half space measurement using the music DSP preset and 150 Hz low pass.
3 Maximum SPL is measured at 1 m using broadband pink noise at maximum output.
4 Current rating is 18 power.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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