2-way bi-amp line-array element

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  • 2-Way bi-amp line-array element with 12" neodymium woofer and high-output three-inch compression drivers
  • Compact, install-friendly design with hard mounting points and optional rigging kit
  • EV transducers and proprietary acoustic lenses deliver improved box-to-box coupling, extended high frequency performance, and clear sound even at high output levels
  • 120° horizontal coverage, indoor and fully weatherized finishes in black or white
  • Accessible fasteners so that grilles can be removed for inspection or service without dropping the array

The X2I-212 from Electro-Voice is a two-way vertical line-array loudspeaker system for applications in which wide bandwidth, vertical and horizontal directivity control, and high efficiency are required in a compact, cost-effective package.

The high frequency section of the X2I-212 utilizes two ND6A high-output 3-inch large-format titanium compression drivers directly coupled to a pair of Pin Diffraction Hydra (PDH) Plane Wave Generators on a 120° waveguide optimized for uniform pattern control and smooth, linear response. The low frequency section utilizes a DVN2125 12-inch neodymium woofer, developed using Finite Element Analysis optimization for motor, suspension, and electrical design to provide low distortion, high efficiency, and maximum intelligibility at high SPL. The woofer couples to a Mid-Band Hydra (MBH), which effectively emulates the acoustic behavior of a double line of four 3-inch point sources to deliver superior mid-band coupling while maintaining the efficiency, power, and bandwidth of a 12-inch transducer.

The bi-amp only X2I-212 is a cost effective, yet advanced solution for fixed install applications. The vertical trapezoidal enclosure is constructed of weather-resistant plywood and is finished with a polyurea coating for enhanced durability. In addition to the indoor install models, all X2i variants are also available in IP55 rated fiberglass versions that are fully weatherized for use in direct exposure outdoor environments. All models utilize stainless steel grilles and hardware for maximum corrosion resistance. The enclosures, available in RAL9003 white and RAL9005 black, have four M10 hard points on each side of the enclosure for mounting to structural framing. An optional rigging kit and grid are also available from Electro-Voice for deploying up to 12 elements in standard configurations. The grid is designed so that it can also be attached to the bottom of an array to function as a pull up when needed.

Electro-Voice PREVIEW Loudspeaker Software provides accurate, fast design details, including coverage, optimal aiming angles, and safe hanging configurations.

The input panel uses dual high-current Phoenix style terminal blocks for fast, easy connection. The input panel is fully weatherized, with multiple gland nuts included to accommodate a range of cable sizes. The advanced acoustic and mechanical designs of X2i series loudspeakers, combined with the predictive capability of PREVIEW Loudspeaker Software, provide the tools and flexibility to easily design and deploy high-performance vertical line array systems.


Frequency Response (-3 dB)152 Hz - 19 kHz
Horizontal Coverage120°
Vertical CoverageArray dependent

Rec. High-Pass Frequency50 Hz
Max SPL2145 dB Peak
LF TransducerDVN3125, 12-in (305 mm) driver
LF Axial Sensitivity3101 dB (1 W, 1 m)
LF Power Handling4500 W Continuous, 2000 W Peak
LF Impedance8 Ω (nominal), 6.1Ω (min)
HF Transducer2 x ND6A, 3 in (76.2 mm) diaphragm compression driver
HF Axial Sensitivity3111 dB (1 W, 1 m)
HF Power Handling4150 W Continuous, 600 W Peak
HF Impedance8 Ω (nominal), 6.0Ω (min)
ConnectorsDual high current Phoenix terminal blocks
Enclosure13-ply weather resistant plywood with EVCoat (Fiberglass coating on FG models)
Grille16 GA 304 stainless steel with powder coat. Fiberglass models have hydrophobic screen.
IP RatingIP55 (fiberglass models only)
Suspension(8) M10 hard points, (4) on left side and (4) on right
ColorRAL9003 white and RAL9005 black
Dimensions (H x W x D)347.0 mm x 678.5 mm x 536.0 mm
(13.66 in. x 26.71 in. x 21.10 in.)
Net Weight34.8 kg (76.75 lb)
Shipping Weight41.8 kg (92.25 lb)
1Full-space anechoic array performance with FIR-Drive preset
2Full-space measurement of HF section of 4 elements. SPL adjusted for 1m distance
3Full-space anechoic measurement of a single element
4AES2-1984 and ANSI S4.26-1984 power test

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