Fiberglass 2- way, high-output, very compact line-array element

  • Very Compact, Lightweight
  • Simple, Quick Integrated Rigging
  • 120° Horizontal Coverage
  • Bi-Amp or Full-Range Operation
  • Neodymium Transducers

The XLE181-FG is a 2–way using a single 8 inch neodymium LF transducer and two neodymium 2 inch voice coil compression drivers combining through 2 hydra plane wave generators into a 120° x 10° waveguide. The FG models are fully-weatherized and fiberglass-coated. The XLE181-FG can be used in biamp or full-range modes using a sophisticated internal passive network. It is designed for use in arrays of four or more elements. The XLE181-FG delivers full bandwidth audio with precise, predictable coverage control. Integrated rigging with hinge points located correctly between array elements is simple to use and quickly provides uncompromised line array performance.

The XLVC weatherized family consists of two full-range systems with dual woofers, two full-range systems with single woofers and a subwoofer system. The dualwoofer versions include the XLD281-FG with a 120° horizontal coverage pattern and the XLD291-FG with a 90° horizontal coverage pattern. The single woofer versions include the XLE181-FG with a 120° horizontal coverage pattern and the XLE191-FG with a 90° horizontal coverage pattern. LAPS2 modeling software quickly provides array configurations and rigging information.

X-Line Very Compact weatherized models deliver unprecedented performance in outdoor venues in full exposure.


Frequency Response (-3dB)90 Hz-18 kHz 1
Frequency Range (-10 dB)75 Hz-20 kHz 1
Max Calculated SPL137 dB Cont., 143 dB Peak 2

Horizontal Coverage120°
Vertical CoverageArray Dependant, Software Definable
RiggingFully Captive Aluminums, 1° increments, 16 elements with 8 to 1 Safety Factor
LF Power Handling200W Cont., 800W Peak
HF Power Handling80W Cont., 320W Peak
LF to HF Crossover Frequency1760 Hz 3
LF Passband1 x 8" DVN2080, 16 ohms
HF Passband2 x ND2S-8, 16 ohms
ConnectorsGland nut with 30 ft cable
Enclosure13-ply birch plywood with fiberglass and EVCoat
GrilleStainless steel with powder coat paint and hydrophobic cloth
Environmental SpecificationsIEC 60529, IP55
Dimensions (H x W x D)9.90 in x 20.30 in x 14.52 in (251 mm x 516 mm x 369 mm)
Net Weight38 lb (17.2 kg)
Shipping Weight41 lb (18.4 kg)
1 Full Space Measurement of four (4) elements.
2 Full Space Measurement of HF section of four (4) elements, SPL adjusted for 1 m distance.
3 Use EV signal processing or download presets from Electro-Voice website.


Name Language Size Date
ProSound Loudspeakers and Electronics Catalog EN 15.43MB 04.02.2019
Retail catalog EMEA EN 59.07MB 11.10.2020
Retail catalog EMEA DE 29.85MB 11.10.2020
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Environmental Compliance Document 148KB 10.03.2017
Name Size Date
XLE181 2D CAD Drawing DWG 231KB 12.26.2007
XLE181 3D CAD Drawing DWG 294KB 12.26.2007
Name Size Date
EV XLE V1 ZIP 38.48MB 04.10.2020
XLD ZIP 1.8MB 06.13.2018
XLE EASE Files ZIP 15.14MB 01.24.2018
Name Language Size Date
XLE181-FG Fiberglass Engineering Data Sheet EN 460KB 10.07.2016
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LAPS 2.2A 5.21MB 11.03.2015
Name Language Size Date
AGSE Adaptor Grid User Instructions EN 407KB 03.19.2009
X-Line Very Compact Coupler Beam Installation Instructions EN 285KB 03.22.2012
X-Line Very Compact Crossover Retrofit Installation Instructions EN 81KB 03.22.2012
X-Line Very Compact Grid Assembly & Installation Instructions EN 292KB 03.22.2012
Name Size Date
Preset - DN9848 ZIP 186KB 12.26.2007
XLE FIR_Drive Presets v2.0 ZIP 793KB 11.24.2010
XLE IRIS Presets v1.1 ZIP 44KB 01.13.2009
XLE v1.1 DX38 Presets ZIP 851KB 10.01.2008
XLE v1.1 KT DN9848 Presets ZIP 78KB 10.01.2008


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Name Language Size Date
General Terms & Conditions of Deliver for Export Business EN 57KB 11.26.2014
Warranty conditions for Electro-Voice products in Europe, the Middle East, & Africa EN 496KB 09.29.2020
Allgemeine Lieferbedingungen DE 184KB 11.30.2016
Warranty conditions for Electro-Voice products in Europe, the Middle East, & Africa DE 492KB 06.19.2019
Name Language Size Date
Advanced Line Array Design With LAPS II EN 395KB 05.16.2013
Audio 101 - Basic Audio Terminology EN 2.74MB 12.13.2012
Audio 101 - Loudspeaker Basics EN 3.02MB 12.13.2012
EASE Data Explanation EN 934KB 11.17.2015
Going Around the Corner: Setting Up Multiple Line Arrays for Wide Venues EN 113KB 09.21.2009
Groundstacking: Dealing with Floor Reflections EN 185KB 09.21.2009
Introduction to Line Array Acoustics & Modeling EN 142KB 05.16.2013
Line Arrays- History & Theory EN 2.07MB 12.26.2007
PA Bible 02: Power Handling Capacity EN 422KB 12.26.2007
PA Bible 09: Mixing for the Live Performance EN 316KB 12.26.2007
PA Bible 20: So You Want to Use a Line Array? EN 883KB 12.26.2007
Safely Driving Your Sound System EN 234KB 10.09.2009
TEMP Limiter Technology EN 814KB 12.06.2010
The EV PA Bible EN 1.14MB 12.26.2007
The PA Bible Chapter Zero EN 1.14MB 06.11.2018

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