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Peavey Impulse 12D active speakers


There are many players in the active speaker game. names like Yamaha, QSC, RCF, Behringer just to name a few. Peavey has been it for some time as well but this is a first, for me anyway, to find a powered enclosure features a true ribbon driver and a 12″ field-replaceable Black Widow dual voice coil premium neodymium speaker. Peavey has a description of the speaker here. According to Peavey, these speakers are able to produce 1,200 watts of efficient power while weighing a very lightweight 39 lbs per speaker. According to the website:

The Input section features two input channels and a line output, with a mix of I/O options such as combination XLR-1/4″ jacks, RCA and install-ready Phoenix connections. Input channels 1 and 2 also have mic/line source switches and gain controls. The Auto-Off function automatically shuts off the power when it no longer detects a signal, while the Line Out allows the user to chain multiple units or send the input signal to another source. The DynaQ™ section offers advanced tone controls such as Bass Enhancer, which is an overall loudness boost; a Music/Speech switch that provides optimized EQ settings for each audio type; and Contour, specially configured for program music. A module bay allows for future expansion including Wireless I/O, Delay/Time Adjustment, Mixer Expander, Ethernet I/O and more.

Looks like a lot of bang for buck, Peavey-wise. A write-up by Joshua Garber here shows that the sound was excellent, due to the ribbon tweeter. It is more accurate in sound reproduction than a compression driver coupled up to a horn, that is for sure. List price is about US $1,200 per speaker.

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