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

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  • 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 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.

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