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Electro-Voice’S New ZX1 Speakers Debut at London’S K-Bar

November 9th, 2005

Installation company Cosmic Electronics selected EV’s new generation of small-format, high-output loudspeakers when the K-Bar asked them to upgrade their speaker system. “The club management insisted on a system that would do justice to their high-profile reputation as one of London’s most talked-about nightclubs, but they didn’t want to become a discotheque,“ explains Cosmic’s Mark Damon. “Thanks to another EV install at their sister venue, the Sugar Hut, they thought highly of Electro-Voice, and the timing of the project was perfectly suited to using the latest EV ZX speaker line.“

The K-Bar is a relatively compact space, with a main bar adjoining its dance floor, and a VIP room. In all, ten EV ZX1i 8“ two-way cabinets have been used - four in the main bar and six in the dance floor, supplemented by two EV Gladiator 18-inch G118 subwoofers.

“The K-Bar wanted something that was small and compact,“ added Mark Damon. “This is a small club with low ceilings, so the ZX1 was perfect. The rooms are small and square, so we couldn’t have one side blasting across the other. Because ZX1 is so compact, we were able to go for coverage rather than volume and put in more speakers, using six instead of four cabinets around the dance floor. It’s very unobtrusive, but it’s still a 200W cabinet and they are hitting it hard every night; together with the Gladiator bins, it’s phenomenal.“

Cosmic Electronics also used ZX1 speakers to upgrade another venue, Whispers nightclub in Gravesend, again pairing ZX1s with Gladiator bass bins. “These cabinets are a very valuable addition to the Electro-Voice portfolio,“ says Mark Damon. “The fixing brackets are an absolute godsend, they’re so easy to use, and, with a proper 1“ compression horn, these units are proving to be ideal for vocal applications such as karaoke.“

The ZX1’s long-throw 8“ woofer, coupled with the rotatable EV DH2005 1-inch true compression driver, has the acoustic performance of 12“ and even some 15“ boxes. Aside from being extremely compact in proportion to its performance, ZX1’s clean lines allow for easy integration into nearly any installation. And its extremely competitive price point will wow the user, while reinforcing EV’s reputation for solid performance and construction quality.


Electro-Voice (EV), is a professional audio brand of Telex Communications, Inc., a leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of sophisticated audio, wireless, multimedia, aircraft, broadcast and communications equipment for commercial, professional and industrial customers. Telex Communications markets its products in more than 80 countries under the brands EV, Telex, RTS, Dynacord, Midas, Klark Teknik and others.

Guy Low

Public Relations Producer

Telex Communications, Inc.

12000 Portland Ave. South

Burnsville, MN 55337

Phone: 952-736-3935

Fax: 952-736-4582

James Edlund

Public Relations Manager

Telex Communications, Inc.

12000 Portland Ave. South

Burnsville, MN 55337

Phone: 952-736-3901

Fax: 952-736-4582

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Manager, PR/Media

(952) 736-3935
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