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Peavey SP5 louspeakers

I was at an online, Internet radio station today and I happened to see a couple of these tucked away in a corner. I suppose that the station uses this for live broadcasts in malls and the like. I admit i was surprised when I saw it. They are a lot bigger than what I thought they would be. According to the Peavey website, these are the specifications:

  • – Two-way, full-range sound reinforcement system
  • – 15 inch Scorpion® woofer with field-replaceable basket
  • – RX™ 22 compression driver with ferrofluid cooling
  • – Frequency Response: 69 Hz to 17 kHz,+/-3dB
  • – -10 dB point: 50 Hz
  • – Sensitivity: 98 dB (1W/1m) anechoic
  • – 800 watts program, 1600 watts peak
  • – Patented Asymmetrical Quadratic Throat Waveguide™ technology
  • – Patented Radialinear Planar Phase Correction System
  • – Sound Guard™ III tweeter protection
  • – Full-range inputs include a Neutrik® Speakon® 4 pin jack and two 1/4 inch phone jacks
  • – Trapezoidal enclosure
  • – Hammertex durable covering material
  • – Stand-mount adapter
  • – Weight Packed: 77.20 lb(35.017 kg)
  • – Width Packed: 19.75″(50.165 cm)
  • – Height Packed: 30.75″(78.105 cm)
  • – Depth Packed: 23″(58.42 cm)

Looks like the Scorpion woofers can take a lot of beating but the Scorpions of old did not seem that they could handle large amounts of power. I have always preferred Peavey’s Black Widow drivers over their Scorpion ones. The reason I say this is because I had a pair of Peavey 112H speakers that turned literally to dust after some heavy amplifier worked its “magic” on them. They were only capable of about 200 watts tops. I am not too sure what the crossover frequency is but I bet it would probably hover around 1KHz as the compression driver would not be ble to handle anything lower than this. But they do look pretty impressive. For small road-shows, I think this Peavey SP5 has got it covered.

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