Compact 12" vertical line‑array loudspeaker system

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  • Mid-Band Hydra (MBH) Superior Box Coupling
  • Wavefront-Shaping Circular Hydra (WCH) Extended Linear HF Performance
  • Integrated Rigging System (IRS) Quick Setup

The X1 system combines innovative new technologies and time-saving features to advance the state of high-end sound reinforcement. The compact design of the X1 enables its use in a wide variety of applications.


Frequency Response (-3 dB) 57 Hz - 16 kHz¹
Horizontial Coverage 90°
Vertical Coverage Array dependent

Rec. High-Pass Frequency 50 Hz
Max Calculated SPL 143 db Peak²
Configuration Passive, Bi-amp
Passvie Crossover Freq. 1600 Hz
Passive Axial Sensitivity 98 dB (1 W/1 m)⁴
Passive Power Handling 500 W continuous, 2000 peak
Passive Impedance 8 Ω (nominal, 6.4 Ω (min)
LF Transducer SMX2121, 12-in (305 mm) driver
LF Axial Sensitivity 98 dB (1 W/1 m)4
LF Power Handling 400 W continuous, 1600 W peak
LF Impedance 8 Ω (nominal), 6.1 Ω (min)
HF Transducer 2 x ND2R, 2-in (51 mm) diaphragm compression driver
HF Axial Sensitivity 110 dB (1 W/1 m)⁴
HF Power Handling 120 W continuous, 480 W peak³
HF Impedance 8 Ω (nominal, 6.0 Ω (min)
Connectors Dual NL8 type connector
Enclosure 13-ply weather resistant plywood with EVCoat
Grille 16 GA powder coated galvanneal
Suspension IRS - Integrated Rigging System
Dimensions (H x W x D) 13.5 in x 28.77 in x 12.04 in (342.9 mm x 730.8 mm x 534.4 mm)
Net Weight 92 lb (41.7 kg)
Shipping Weight 106 lb (48 kg)
¹ Full-space anechoic array performance with FIRDrive preset.
² Full-space measurement of HF section of 4 elements. SPL adjusted for 1m distance.
³ AES 2-1984 power test.
⁴ Full-space anechoic measurement of a single element.


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For optimal sound system performance, Electro-Voice recommends the following amplifiers for X1-212/90.

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