Fiberglass 3- way, high-output, very compact line-array element

  • Very Compact, Lightweight
  • CCT (Coverage Control Technology)
  • Simple, Quick Integrated Rigging
  • Bi-Amp or Tri-Amp Operation
  • Neodymium Transducers

The XLD291-FG is a 3–way design using CCT (Coverage Control Technology) to control horizontal coverage to 200 Hz. It uses an 8 inch neodymium LF transducer, an 8 inch neodymium LF/MB transducer, and two neodymium 2 inch voice coil compression drivers combining through 2 hydra plane wave generators into a 90° x 10° waveguide. CCT uses both 8 inch transducers to provide maximum low frequency output and operating bandwidth while controlling horizontal beam width to 200 Hz by using DSP. The FG models are fully-weatherized and fiberglass-coated.

The XLD291-FG can be used in tri-amp mode, or in biamp using a sophisticated internal passive network. Designed for use in arrays of four or more elements, the XLD291-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. The subwoofer module is the XCS312-FG. Most applications using flown very compact elements require subwoofers integrated into the same array as the full-range systems. XLVC provides three methods to conveniently do this. The XCS312-FG subwoofer module can be directly arrayed above, or below XLD291-FG full-range systems. 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 (-3 dB)75 Hz-18 kHz 1
Frequency Range (-10 db)60 Hz-20 kHz 1
Max Calculated SPL138 dB Cont., 144 dB Peak 2

Horizontal Coverage90°
Vertical CoverageArray Dependant, Software Definable
RiggingFully Captive Aluminum, 1° increments, 16 elements with 8 to 1 Safety Factor
LF1 Power Handling200 W Cont., 800 W Peak
LF2 Power Handling200 W Cont., 800 W Peak
HF Power Handling80 W Cont., 320 W Peak
Biamp LF1/HF Power Handling200 W Cont., 800 W Peak
LF2 – 200 W Cont., 800 W Peak
Bandpass Frequency50 - 250 Hz 3
LF1 to HF Crossover Frequency1760 Hz 3
LF 1 Passband1 x 8" DVN2080, 16 ohms
LF2 Passband1 x 8 inch DVN2080, 16 ohms
HF Passband2 x ND2S-8, 16 ohms
Biamp LF1/HF Passband16 ohms
ConnectorsGland nut with 30ft 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 28.58 in x 14.52 in (251 mm x 726 mm x 369 mm)
Net Weight48 lb (21.8 kg)
Shipping Weight51 lb (23.1 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 Apr 2, 2019
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Environmental Compliance Document 148KB Oct 3, 2017
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XLD281 2D CAD Drawing DWG 241KB Dec 26, 2007
XLD281 3D CAD Drawing DWG 363KB Dec 26, 2007
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All Electrovoice EASE ZIP 598.1MB Mar 24, 2021
EV XLD V1.1 - EASE Focus enabled ZIP 58.59MB Mar 1, 2021
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XLD291-FG Fiberglass Engineering Data Sheet EN 488KB Oct 7, 2016
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LAPS 2.2A - Runs only on Windows with Excel (32-bit) 5.21MB Nov 3, 2015
Name Language Size Date
AGCD Adaptor Grid User Instructions EN 459KB Dec 26, 2007
X-Line Very Compact Coupler Beam Installation Instructions EN 285KB Mar 22, 2012
X-Line Very Compact Crossover Retrofit Installation Instructions EN 81KB Mar 22, 2012
X-Line Very Compact Grid Assembly & Installation Instructions EN 292KB Mar 22, 2012
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XLD DX38 Presets ZIP 2.49MB Oct 2, 2008
Xld FIR_Drive Presets v2.1 ZIP 1.07MB Apr 26, 2011
XLD IRIS Presets ZIP 180KB Jan 13, 2009
XLD KT DN9848 Presets ZIP 230KB Oct 1, 2008

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Name Language Size Date
Warranty conditions for Electro-Voice products in North America EN 160KB Sep 14, 2020
General Terms & Conditions of Deliver for Export Business EN 57KB Nov 26, 2014
Allgemeine Lieferbedingungen DE 184KB Nov 30, 2016
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Advanced Line Array Design With LAPS II EN 395KB May 16, 2013
Audio 101 - Basic Audio Terminology EN 2.74MB Dec 13, 2012
Audio 101 - Loudspeaker Basics EN 3.02MB Dec 13, 2012
EASE Data Explanation EN 934KB Nov 17, 2015
Going Around the Corner: Setting Up Multiple Line Arrays for Wide Venues EN 113KB Sep 21, 2009
Groundstacking: Dealing with Floor Reflections EN 185KB Sep 21, 2009
Introduction to Line Array Acoustics & Modeling EN 142KB May 16, 2013
Line Arrays- History & Theory EN 2.07MB Dec 26, 2007
PA Bible 02: Power Handling Capacity EN 422KB Dec 26, 2007
PA Bible 09: Mixing for the Live Performance EN 316KB Dec 26, 2007
PA Bible 20: So You Want to Use a Line Array? EN 883KB Dec 26, 2007
Safely Driving Your Sound System EN 234KB Oct 9, 2009
TEMP Limiter Technology EN 814KB Dec 6, 2010
The EV PA Bible EN 1.14MB Dec 26, 2007
The PA Bible Chapter Zero EN 1.14MB Jun 11, 2018
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