Passive
Loudspeaker
Owner’s Manual
ELX112
ELX115
ELX118
ELX215
Important Safety Instructions
1. Read these instructions.
2. Keep these instructions.
3. Heed all warnings.
4. Follow all instructions.
5. Do not use this apparatus near water.
6. Clean only with a dry cloth.
7. Do not install near any heat sources such
as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other
apparatus (including amplifiers) that produce heat.
8. Only use attachments/accessories specified by
the manufacturer.
9. Do not expose this apparatus to dripping or
splashing and ensure that no objects filled with
liquids, such as vases, are placed on this apparatus.
The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol, within an equilateral
triangle is intended to alert the user to the presence of uninsulated “dangerous voltage” within the product’s enclosure that
may be of sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of electric
shock to persons.
The exclamation point within an equilateral triangle is intended
to alert the user to the presence of important operating and
maintenance (servicing) instructions in the literature accompanying the appliance.
The asterisk within an equilateral triangle is intended to inform
the user to necessary installation or removal instructions regarding equipment or hardware use relating to the system.
Management of WEEE (waste electrical and electronic equipment) (applicable in Member States of the European
Union and other European countries with individual national policies on the management of WEEE) The symbol on the
product or on its packaging indicates that this product may not be treated as regular household waste, but has to be
disposed through returning it at an Electro-Voice dealer.
Precautions
• Do not use Live X loudspeakers in an environment where temperatures exceed +40°C (104°F).
• Never expose a Live X loudspeaker to rain, water, or high moisture.
• Electro-Voice Live X loudspeakers are easily capable of generating sound pressure levels sufficient to cause permanent hearing damage to anyone within normal coverage distance. Caution
should be taken to avoid prolonged exposure to sound pressure levels exceeding 90 dB.
Table of Contents
Important Safety Instructions............................................................................................................................................2
Precautions ..........................................................................................................................................................................2
Description............................................................................................................................................................................3
System Features .................................................................................................................................................................3
Tripod and Floor Monitor Operation................................................................................................................................5
Recommended Configurations.........................................................................................................................................7
Specifications.................................................................................................................................................................... 11
Dimensions......................................................................................................................................................................... 12
Frequency Response Graphs........................................................................................................................................ 14
Live X Model Reference Table....................................................................................................................................... 14
Warranty Information........................................................................................................................................................ 14
Troubleshooting................................................................................................................................................................. 15
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Description
Thank you for choosing an Electro-Voice Live X passive loudspeaker system. Please take time to consult
this manual to understand all the features built into your Electro-Voice system and fully utilize its performance capabilities.
Clear, powerful and musical Electro-Voice loudspeakers command the stage at high-profile venues and
major events worldwide. Born stage-ready, the Live X series includes powered and passive models that
all feature EV-engineered components in solid wood cabinets. Wherever performance matters, Live X is
serious gear for serious sound.
System Features
Live X passive loudspeakers features signature EV low-frequency and matched titanium high frequency
drivers. Black wood cabinets create real stage presence with input and output connectivity to simplify setup. Simple pole-mount or stacking options allow for versatile sound reinforcement applications.
ELX112 – 12” Two-Way Passive Loudspeaker
The versatile ELX112 loudspeaker is a compact, powerful choice with real stage presence, for sound reinforcement and stage monitoring applications.
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DH-1K 39mm (1.5”) Titanium Diaphragm Compression Driver
EVS-12K 305mm (12”) Woofer
55 Hz – 20 kHz frequency range
94 dB SPL sensitivity; 132 dB max SPL
250 W continuous and 1000 W peak power handling
Pole-mounts or stacks with Live X Subwoofers
High Frequency Waveguide with 90° x 50° Coverage Pattern
60° Monitor Angle
15mm Plywood Enclosure, Internally Braced, with Textured Paint
ELX115 – 15” Two-Way Passive Loudspeaker
A powerful step up from the ELX112, the ELX115 features a 15” woofer that delivers extended low-frequency response for bigger sound in larger rooms.
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DH-1K 39mm (1.5”) Titanium Diaphragm Compression Driver
EVS-15K 381mm (15”) Woofer
50 Hz – 20 kHz frequency range
95 dB SPL sensitivity; 134 dB max SPL
400 W continuous and 1600 W peak power handling
Pole-mounts or stacks with Live X Subwoofers
High Frequency Waveguide with 90° x 50° Coverage Pattern
60° Monitor Angle
15mm Plywood Enclosure, Internally Braced, with Textured Paint
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System Features (cont’)
ELX215 – Dual 15” Two-Way Loudspeaker
This twin woofer configuration delivers real low-end punch — ideal for applications that demand highvolume output and an ultra-wide frequency response from a single cabinet.
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DH-1K 39mm (1.5”) Titanium Diaphragm Compression Driver
Dual EVS-15K 381mm (15”) Woofers
38 Hz – 20 kHz frequency range
96 dB SPL sensitivity; 137 dB max SPL
600 W continuous and 2400 W peak power handling
High Frequency Waveguide with 90° x 50° Coverage Pattern
15mm Plywood Enclosure, Internally Braced, with Textured Paint
ELX118 – 18” Passive Subwoofer
Optimized for performance with the ELX112 and ELX115, the ELX118 adds a full, deep, low-frequency
punch that you can hear and feel.
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EVS-18K 457mm (18”) Woofer provides extended low-frequency output
35 Hz – 200 Hz frequency range
96 dB SPL sensitivity; 134 dB max SPL
400 W continuous and 1600 W peak power handling
Supports pole-mounted or stacked Live X Loudspeakers
15mm Plywood Enclosure, Internally Braced, with Textured Paint
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Tripod and Floor Monitor Operation
Floor Monitor
Electro-Voice ELX112 and ELX115 loudspeakers may be used as a floor monitor by placing the speaker
on the integral monitor angle. Make sure to:
• Place the speaker on a level, stable surface that is solid and secure.
• Route cables so that performers, production crew and audience members will not trip over the cables. Secure cables with wire ties or tape whenever possible.
See Figures 1a and 1b for optimal coverage areas in front of the loudspeaker when in monitor position.
Figure 1a:
ELX112 / ELX115 Optimum Coverage
(Front View)
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Figure 1b:
ELX112 / ELX115 Optimum Coverage
(Side View)
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Tripod and Floor Monitor Operation
Tripod
Electro-Voice ELX112 and ELX115 loudspeakers include 35mm (1-3/8”) stand mounts to allow mounting
on tripod stands or above an ELX118. Make sure to:
• Check the specifications of the speaker stand to be certain it is capable of supporting the weight of
the speaker.
• Check that the speaker stand is placed on a flat, stable surface and be sure to fully extend the legs of
the stand. Do not try to make the stand “taller” and compromise its structural integrity.
• Route cables and position the stand so that performers, production crew and audience members will
not trip over the stand or cables and pull the speaker system over. Secure cables with wire ties or
tape whenever possible.
• Do not attempt to suspend more than one speaker on a stand designed for a single speaker.
• Unless you are confident that you can safely handle lifting the weight of the speaker onto the stand,
ask another person to help you place it.
Figure 2a:
ELX112 / ELX115 on Tripod Stand
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Figure 2b:
Live X Full-Range/Sub Stack with Pole Mount
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Recommended Configurations
Basic Stereo System using ELX112’s or ELX115’s
NL4 Pin Configuration
Pins 1+ and 1-
Used
Pins 2+ and 2-
Not Used
Amplifier Load (per Output Channel)
# of Speakers
Nominal
Minimum
1
8 Ohms
7 Ohms
2
4 Ohms
3.5 Ohms
3
2.7 Ohms
2.3 Ohms
2 Ohms
1.8 Ohms
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ELX112
or
ELX115
ELX112
or
ELX115
Output B
45 Hz
low pass
filter (from
mixer or
processor)
Output A
Caution: Do not exceed the
maximum load rating of
the amplifier.
Input A
Input B
Q66
Amplifier
Mixer
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Recommended Configurations (cont’)
Linking ELX118 subwoofers to ELX112’s or ELX115’s
This configuration allows a user to increase the low frequency performance without using additional amplifier channels.
ELX112
or
ELX115
ELX112
or
ELX115
NL4 Pin Configuration
Pins 1+ and 1-
Used
Pins 2+ and 2-
Not Used
Amplifier Load (per Output Channel)
# of Subwoofer/
Full-Range
Combinations
Nominal
Minimum
1
6 Ohms
4.2 Ohms
2
3 Ohms
2.1 Ohms
Caution: Do not exceed
the maximum load rating of
the amplifier.
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Mixer
Output A
Input A
Input B
30 Hz
low pass
filter (from
mixer or
processor)
ELX118
Output B
ELX118
Q66
Amplifier
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Recommended Configurations (cont’)
Basic Stereo System using ELX215’s
NL4 Pin Configuration
Pins 1+ and 1-
Used
Pins 2+ and 2-
Not Used
ELX215
ELX215
Amplifier Load (per Output Channel)
# of Speakers
Nominal
Minimum
1
4 Ohms
3.7 Ohms
2
2 Ohms
1.9 Ohms
Output B
35 Hz
low pass
filter (from
mixer or
processor)
Output A
Caution: Do not exceed the
maximum load rating of
the amplifier.
Input A
Input B
Q66
Amplifier
Mixer
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Recommended Configurations (cont’)
Using multiple ELX112’s or ELX115’s as stage monitors
Output A
Output B
ELX112’s or ELX115’s (Monitor Position)
Q66
Amplifier
Input B
Mixer
45 Hz
low pass
filter (from
mixer or
processor)
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Amplifier Load (per Output Channel)
Input A
NL4 Pin Configuration
Pins 1+ and 1-
Used
Pins 2+ and 2-
Not Used
# of Speakers
Nominal
Minimum
1
8 Ohms
7 Ohms
2
4 Ohms
3.5 Ohms
3
2.7 Ohms
2.3 Ohms
4
2 Ohms
1.8 Ohms
Caution: Do not exceed the
maximum load rating of
the amplifier.
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Specifications
Model
ELX112
(Part Number)
ELX115
ELX215
ELX118
(F01U170823)
(F01U170824)
(F01U170826)
(F01U170825)
Freq. Response (-3 dB):
82 Hz - 18 kHz1
75 Hz - 18 kHz1
62 Hz - 18 kHz1
50 Hz - 100 Hz2
Freq. Range (-10 dB):
55 Hz - 20 kHz1
50 Hz - 20 kHz1
38 Hz - 20 kHz1
35 Hz - 200 Hz2
Axial Sensitivity:
94 dB
95 dB
96 dB
96 dB
Max. Measured SPL :
132 dB
134 dB
137 dB
134 dB
Recommended HP Freq.:
45 Hz
40 Hz
35 Hz
30 Hz
Power Handling:
250W Continuous,
1000W Peak
400W Continuous,
1600W Peak
600W Continuous,
2400W Peak
400W Continuous,
1600W Peak
LF Transducer(s):
(1) EVS-12K, 305mm
(12”) Woofer
(1) EVS-15K, 381mm
(15”) Woofer
(2) EVS-15K, 381mm
(15”) Woofers
(1) EVS-18K, 457mm
(18”) Woofer
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Coverage (Horiz. x Vert.):
90° x 50°
HF Transducer:
Crossover Frequency:
DH-1K, 39mm (1.5”) Titanium Diaphragm Compression Driver
2.1 kHz
Nominal Impedance:
Minimum Impedance:
Omnidirectional
N/A
1.7 kHz
8 Ohms
7.0 Ohms
7.4 Ohms
Connectors:
N/A
4 Ohms
8 Ohms
3.7 Ohms
6.7 Ohms
Dual NL4
Enclosure Material:
9-ply, 15mm Plywood, Internally Braced, with Texured Paint
Grille:
18GA Steel with Black Powdercoat
607mm x 362mm x 340mm
(23.89” x 14.25” x 13.41”)
708mm x 432mm x 382mm
(27.89” x 17.02” x 15.05”)
1154mm x 432mm x 501mm
(45.44” x 17.02” x 19.73”)
661mm x 507mm x 574mm
(26.02” x 19.98” x 22.60”)
Net Weight:
15.8 kg (35.0 lbs)
23.0 kg (50.6 lbs)
44.1 kg (97.2 lbs)
31.8 kg (70.0 lbs)
Shipping Weight:
20.0 kg (44.1 lbs)
27.8 kg (61.5 lbs)
52.0 kg (114.7 lbs)
35.4 kg (78.0 lbs)
N/A
ASP-1, Steel Subwoofer Stand
Dimensions (H x W x D):
Accessories:
TSS-1, Aluminum Tripod Stand
TSP-1, Tripod Kit, Includes (2) Tripod Stands and Carrying Case
ASP-1, Steel Subwoofer Stand
Full Space Measurement
Half Space Measurement
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Max SPL is measured at 1m using broadband pink noise at rated peak power rating.
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Dimensions
ELX112
Bottom View
Front View
Right View
Rear View
Front View
Right View
Rear View
ELX115
Bottom View
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Dimensions (cont’)
ELX118
Top View
Front View
Right View
Rear View
ELX215
Bottom View
Front View
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Right View
Rear View
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Frequency Response Graphs
ELX115
110
316
100
100
100
100
90
10
80
70
Frequency Response, Full Space
Impedance
20
50
100
1000
10000
Impedance (Ohms)
316
Sensitivity (dB)
110
Impedance (Ohms)
Sensitivity (dB)
ELX112
90
10
80
3.16
20000
70
Frequency Response, Full Space
Impedance
20
50
100
Frequency (Hz)
ELX118
10000
3.16
20000
ELX215
110
316
100
100
100
100
90
10
80
70
Frequency Response, Half Space
Impedance
20
50
100
1000
10000
3.16
20000
Impedance (Ohms)
316
Sensitivity (dB)
110
Impedance (Ohms)
Sensitivity (dB)
1000
Frequency (Hz)
90
10
80
70
Frequency Response, Full Space
Impedance
20
50
Frequency (Hz)
100
1000
10000
3.16
20000
Frequency (Hz)
Live X Model Reference Table
System Model
Coverage
Finish
Part No.
ELX112
90° x 50°
Black
F01U170823
ELX115
90° x 50°
Black
F01U170824
ELX118
Omnidirectional
Black
F01U170825
ELX215
90° x 50°
Black
F01U170826
Warranty Information
Visit www.electrovoice.com/warranty for warranty information.
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Troubleshooting
Problem
Possible Cause(s)
Action
1. No Sound
Amplifier
Connect a known working test speaker to the amplifier outputs. If there is no
sound, check that all the electronics are on, the signal routing is correct, the
source is active, the volume is turned up, and so on. Correct/repair/replace
as necessary. If there is sound, the problem is in the wiring.
Wiring
Verify that you have connected the correct wire pairs to the amplifier. Play
something at low level through the amplifier (for example, from a CD player
or tuner). Connect the test speaker in parallel with the malfunctioning line. If
the sound level has gone or is very weak, the line has a short in it (possibly a
severe scrape, pinch, or staple puncture). If the sound level is normal, the
wire is open (possibly a cut wire or a missed connection). Using the test
speaker, move down the line and test each connection/junction until you find
the problem and correct it. Observe proper polarity.
2. Poor Low
Frequency
Response
Speakers wired
out-of-polarity
When two speakers are connected out of polarity, the low frequencies will
cancel each other acoustically. Carefully observe the wire markings or tracers
on your speaker wires. Verify that the amplifier (+) terminal is connected to pin
1+ of the NL4 connector and the amplifier (-) terminal is connected to pin 1of the NL4 connector.
3. Intermittent output
such as crackling
or distortion
Faulty Connection
Check all connections at amplifier and speakers to ensure they are all clean
and tight. If the problem persists, it may be in the amplifier or wiring.
See Problem 1 above.
4. Constant noise
such as buzzing,
hissing, humming
Defective amplifier
or other electronic
device
If the noise is present but no program material is playing, the likely cause is
the signal chain in the electronics. Evaluate each component as necessary to
isolate the problem.
Poor system
grounding or
ground loop
Check and correct the system grounding, as required.
If these suggestions do not solve your problem, contact your nearest Electro-Voice dealer or Electro-Voice distributor.
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