ZLX G2 Passive

Passive loudspeaker

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  • ZLX-G2 is the next generation of the bestselling pro-audio loudspeaker series from Electro-Voice
  • Increased maximum SPL output and extended frequency response
  • Robust and ergonomic design for day-to-day durability and portability
  • Recommended to use with Dynacord DSP power amplifiers
  • SONICUE integration - optimized speaker settings for best performance

Available Sizes:

8 in
12 in
15 in

  • The next generation of the world’s #1 pro-audio loudspeaker – With more than a million units delivered, satisfied users and venues worldwide positioned the original ZLX series as the industry standard for providing real professional performance at an accessible price point.
  • Stepping up – ZLX G2 builds on its predecessor’s winning formula with increased output, frequency range and durability.
  • Perfect for a wide range of installations and applications – in addition to portable sound for live performances and events, compact size with big performance and a range of user-friendly mounting options make ZLX G2 a great fit for installation in bars, restaurants, clubs, houses of worship, and many more applications

ZLX G2 is the second generation of the phenomenally successful ZLX series of portable loudspeakers. Building on the best of what made the original ZLX series an industry icon, the ZLX G2 lineup offers a range of next-level features and functionality and includes 8” (new for the series), 12” and 15” two-way models in both powered and passive versions.



When Electro-Voice introduced the first-generation ZLX series in 2013, the goal was to bring real pro-audio performance to a more accessible price point than ever before, combining superior Electro-Voice sound quality with lightweight-yet-robust construction. Users around the world soon took notice, and ZLX’s proven performance and day-to-day reliability quickly positioned it as the undisputed industry benchmark – the first and best in the product class it created.

Now, adding to the momentum of well over one million ZLX units delivered globally, ZLX G2 steps up as the sequel to that success story. The point of entry into the Electro-Voice portable loudspeaker portfolio, ZLX G2 builds on its predecessor’s winning formula with increased maximum SPL, frequency range and durability, along with a range of ergonomic refinements.


The standout audio quality that made ZLX a go-to choice for both live performance/playback and installed sound has been leveled-up with ZLX G2. Maximum SPL has increased and premium components behind the grille ensure ZLX G2 offers stunning acoustic performance for everyday use. The woofer and compression driver in each ZLX G2 model are coupled to a patented SST (Signal Synchronized Transducers) ported waveguide, enhancing low-frequency extension and delivering even vertical and horizontal coverage across all frequencies – all while allowing a more compact form factor. ZLX G2 packs a sonic punch that’s worthy of the Electro-Voice name.

Passive ZLX G2 models use industry standard NL4 connections – the two NL4 connectors are in parallel and pass through all pins. For optimal acoustics and performance, ZLX G2 is recommended for use with a Dynacord DSP power amplifier programmed with the appropriate speaker settings included in the EV Speaker Database for SONICUE Sound System Software.


Enclosure design, ergonomics and versatility were all a priority in ZLX G2’s development, resulting in a sleek-yet-solid blend of form and function that evolves elements of the first-generation model while incorporating key improvements to enhance the user experience.
Available in black, the loudspeaker enclosure is constructed from durable polypropylene, featuring a new strengthening “spine” complete with an embossed Electro-Voice logo.

Symmetrical 55º sides allow for a steeper projection angle when the loudspeaker is placed in monitor position, making it easier for users to hear themselves, while also facilitating access to the amplifier input/control panel on the opposite side. A built-in “kick-back” angle allows the 12” and 15” versions to project upwards at a 23º angle in a vertical orientation. The stance of the enclosure has been redesigned to aim straight forward when placed directly atop a subwoofer (i.e., without the use of a pole).

A choice of mounting accessories is available to permanently install ZLX G2 models: a “U” style wall bracket allows 12” and 15” models to be either vertically or horizontally mounted; a long-arm pole-mount style wall bracket for the 12” and 15” versions allows vertical mounting with tilt adjustment; a short-arm pole-mount-style wall bracket for the 8” version allows vertical mounting. Slipcovers are available for all model sizes.


In addition to portable sound for live performances and events, compact size with big performance and a range of user-friendly mounting options make ZLX G2 a great fit for installation in bars, restaurants, clubs, houses of worship, and many more applications


ZLX-8-G2 ZLX-12-G2 ZLX-15-G2
Frequency response (-3 dB) (Hz) 1 67 Hz – 20,000 Hz 69 Hz – 18,500 Hz 68 Hz – 18,000 Hz
Frequency range (-10 dB) (Hz) 1 55 Hz – 20,000 Hz 55 Hz – 20,000 Hz 53 Hz – 20,000 Hz
Axial sensitivity (dB SPL 1W/1m) 90 dB SPL 1W/1m 93 dB SPL 1W/1m 95 dB SPL 1W/1m
Maximum sound pressure level at a distance of 1 m (dB) 1 124 dB 125 dB 126 dB
High pass frequency (Hz) 60 Hz 48 Hz 40 Hz
Crossover frequency (kHz) 2 kHz 2 kHz 2 kHz
Coverage angle HxV (°) 90° x 60° 90° x 60° 90° x 60°
Power handling (continuous) (W) 250 W 250 W 250 W
Power handling (peak) (W) 1,000 W 1,000 W 1,000 W
Nominal impedance (Ω) 8 Ω 8 Ω 8 Ω

LF transducer WECA2088 WECA2128 WECA2158
LF transducer size (in) 8 in 12 in 15 in
LF transducer magnet material Ferrite Ferrite Ferrite
HF transducer DH-1K DH-1K DH-1K
HF transducer type Compression driver Compression driver Compression driver
HF transducer size (in) 1.4 in 1.4 in 1.4 in
HF transducer diaphragm material Titanium Titanium Titanium
Dimensions (H x W x D) (mm) 459.6 mm x 289.9 mm x 280.5 mm 621.1 mm x 356.2 mm x 356 mm 697.6 mm x 422.8 mm x 383.1 mm
Dimensions (H x W x D) (in) 18.09 in x 11.41 in x 11.04 in 24.45 in x 14.02 in x 14.01 in 27.46 in x 16.65 in x 15.08 in
Shipping dimensions (H x W x D) (mm) 500 mm x 390 mm x 350 mm 670 mm x 420 mm x 405 mm 765 mm x 490 mm x 490 mm
Shipping dimensions (H x W x D) (in) 19.69 in x 15.35 in x 13.78 in 26.38 in x 16.54 in x 15.94 in 30.12 in x 19.29 in x 19.29 in
Weight (kg) 10.15 kg 14.26 kg 16.44 kg
Weight (lb) 22.38 lb 31.44 lb 36.24 lb
Shipping weight (kg) 11.92 kg 16.26 kg 19.18 kg
Shipping weight (lb) 26.28 lb 35.85 lb 42.28 lb
1 With recommended preset.

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