120° horizontal, 2‑way compact line array element

  • Full-bandwidth, two-way elements
  • Most compact, very lightweight
  • Bi-amp or full-range operation
  • Neodymium transducers
  • Simple, quick, integrated rigging
  • Supported by LAPS II aiming and flying software


Frequency Response (-3dB) 90 Hz-18 kHz¹
Frequency Range (-10 dB) 75 Hz-20 kHz¹
Max Calculated SPL 137 dB Cont., 143 dB Peak²

Horizontal Coverage 120°
Vertical Coverage Array Dependant, Software Definable
Rigging Fully Captive Aluminums, 1° increments, 16 elements with 8 to 1 Safety Factor
LF Power Handling 200W Cont., 800W Peak
HF Power Handling 80W Cont., 320W Peak
LF to HF Crossover Frequency 1760 Hz³
LF Passband 1 x 8"" DVN2080, 16 ohms
HF Passband 2 x ND2S-8, 16 ohms
Connectors Gland nut with 30 ft cable
Enclosure 13-ply birch plywood with fiberglass and EVCoat
Grille Stainless steel with powder coat paint and hydrophobic cloth
Environmental Specifications IEC 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 Weight 38 lb (17.2 kg)
Shipping Weight 41 lb (18.4 kg)


Name Language Size Date
XLE181 A&E Specification EN 46KB Nov 24, 2020
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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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XLE181 2D CAD Drawing DWG 231KB Dec 26, 2007
XLE181 3D CAD Drawing DWG 294KB 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
EV XLE V1 ZIP 38.48MB Apr 10, 2020
XLE EASE Files ZIP 15.14MB Jan 24, 2018
Name Language Size Date
XLE181 Engineering Data Sheet EN 479KB Oct 7, 2016
XLE181-FG Fiberglass Engineering Data Sheet EN 460KB Oct 7, 2016
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LAPS 2.2A - Runs only on Windows with Excel (32-bit) 5.21MB Nov 3, 2015
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AGSE Adaptor Grid User Instructions EN 407KB Mar 19, 2009
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
XLVC Rigging Manual EN 5.4MB Dec 26, 2007
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Preset - DN9848 ZIP 186KB Dec 26, 2007
XLE FIR_Drive Presets v2.0 ZIP 793KB Nov 24, 2010
XLE IRIS Presets v1.1 ZIP 44KB Jan 13, 2009
XLE v1.1 DX38 Presets ZIP 851KB Oct 1, 2008
XLE v1.1 KT DN9848 Presets ZIP 78KB Oct 1, 2008
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Silverstone1 1.16MB Nov 2, 2015


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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
Name Language Size Date
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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