Friday, March 04, 2011 by: Derrick Jeror
Every since the launch of the QSC K-series line of speakers I have been a huge fan of them. They redefined the portable powered speaker category raising the bar for sound quality, output power and weight. There have been a string of me-too products to launch since the QSC's such as the JBL PRX series and the Yamaha DSR speakers. They are all good speakers but nothing has made the same waves that the QSC speakers made with their launch.
That all changed with the launch of the new EV Live X series of powered speakers. Not only are they better sounding, but they are also lighter and they cost hundreds less than their QSC counterparts. The EV 12" powered ELX112P sells for $599 compared to the QSC 12" powered K12 which sells for $799. With the subwoofers there is even a bigger difference. The ELX118P 18" sub sells for $799 where as QSC's 18" sub the KW181 sells for $1399, almost double the price. The EV Live X speakers are light, loud and sound incredible. The high frequency 1.5" compression drivers on the main cabinets sound substantially better than the QSC HF drivers with much more clarity and seperation of instruments and vocals within the mix. The low frequency drivers are also impressive putting out more bass in flat EQ mode than the QSC Series puts out with it's DEEP bass boost mode activated.
I did a head to head A/B comparison of the EV Live X series to the QSC K series and came away so impressed that I put my church's speakers and sub on Craigslist that day and ordered the EV Live X speakers.
Check out the video below for the full review. You can order the EV Live X powered speakers right here on our site, or you can give us a call to order at 607-542-9156. Free shipping on everything including the subwoofer.
EV ELX112P 12" Powered Loudspeaker
EV ELX115P 15" Powered Loudspeaker
EV ELX118P 18" Powered Subwoofer