There was a time in the 80s when I really wished that I had a pair of these in my speaker inventory. These things may be huge but they were perfect as far as three-way speakers went. Another thing is, these models were not available in Singapore but they were pretty popular overseas. The driver compliment was a 15″ Black Widow woofer, a CH3 horn with a 22A driver handing the mids and a HT94 tweeter. Even now, when I read forums, people always say that these were some of the nicest sounding speakers that Peavey made. They were also available in oak (oak cabinets that is) should you require to use them as part of your hi-fi setup at home (Mancuso’s The Loft anyone?) for parties. Lovely speakers. Oh well, I can only dream. Maybe I might come across these in the future. If I do, I would snap them up…no questions asked
I still have a pair of the Peavey SP2ti speakers, which were the improvement over these oroginal SP2 speakers. Back in the 80s, many mobile discos had them. Oh sure, there were people who shunned them, saying that these speakers were cheap. Bu then again, most of the people who said this were simply snobs in my eye. These speakers could “handle the biz” as they say…and were not too expensive either. A two-way speaker, with an enclosure made out of plywood, sporting a 15-inch Black Widow speaker for the lows, a 22A driver with a horn for the highs. Many people who bought these speakers also bought the Peavey CS 800 amplifier to drive them. It was like a match-made in heaven literally!
I have used these speakers many times in the past. They did not disappoint. The may look old, jaded, far under-powered by today’s standards. But back then, when you are a kid running your own mobile disco, not having much money after spending all that money on vinyl, inexpensive speakers like these were a godsend. They were used as the disco speakers in the old NCO mess in Beach Road. Many places including churches and houses of worship had these very same speakers installed on their premises. Yep. Peavey had a winner with these SP2s
Back in the day, patch cables like these were easy to find in most audio shops. Today, most of these audio shops make custom-made cables that are pretty expensive. I found these Peavey cables on sale on Amazon.com for the great price of US$15 for a bundle, versus one local shop here that is selling some pre-made ones at $15 each! I need a few of these so I will be ordering them from Amazon and have them shipped over. It’s a shame that there are no shops that have them…I have looked. I could have used these at an event I was doing some time back. Oh well…let’s break out the credit card and do some shopping!
I seriously had to check again when I came across this subwoofer on the Internet. Wow. a 24″ sub. From Peavey no less. I mean, I knew that Cervin-Vega! had a powered sub that was 21″ in diameter but this is the first I have heard of a 24″ sub. Oh sure, we have seen lots of pictures on the Internet about speakers bigger than this and all but this absolutely believable. Bloody thing comes with a 5” voice coil and dual spiders. Here are the features:
- Peavey Exclusive “The Beast™” 24 inch Subwoofer
- Extended frequency response down to 32 Hz (half-space)
- 2200 Watts of Program Power Rating
- Patented UniVent™ vented cooling system
- Full Power Low Frequency Response down to 36 Hz!
- Four casters on the back with 4′ wheels
- 2 pairs heavy-duty steel handles
- Black Hammerhead™ polyurea finish
- 16 Ga. Steel grille for speaker protection
- Made in the U.S.A
- Weight Unpacked: 220.35 lb(99.95 kg)
- Weight Packed: 271.17 lb(123 kg)
- Width Packed: 39.5″(100.33 cm)
- Height Packed: 46.25″(117.475 cm)
- Depth Packed: 32.25″(81.915 cm)
Bloody hell. The weight. 100 kilos for a sub this size. You can find more information at the Peavey website here. Sounds like a good sub for an install!
I did not know that Peavey had a portable PA series. As a matter of fact, I only just found out. I have yet to try this out and have yet to see this being used in Singapore…in the sea of Yamahas and Mackies and the occasional Fender Passport. The PVi features 300 watts of power. This eight channel system includes four XLR or 1/4″ microphone inputs and two stereo inputs featuring 1/8″, RCA or 1/4″ inputs. Each channel includes three bands of EQ along with a variety of digital effects with LED display. This feature beats my Yamaha Stagepas hands down. In addition the PVi portable is capable of playing back MP3 audio tracks via USB. This is like the Fender Passport. Recording audio out can be done via the onboard analog record RCA outputs. It also has a seven-band EQ. Speakers and cables are included in this portable PA system, featuring rugged metal latches. These are the features of this unit:
- 300 watts
- 2x stereo channels
- Media inputs
- Record outputs
- Full 3-band EQ per channel
- Built in digital effects and delay
- Seven-band master Graphic EQ
- USB input for MP3 playback
- EFX send and return
- Includes speakers and speaker cable
- 8 channel powered mixer
- Assignable stereo power section
- Analog and digital record outputs
- Weight Unpacked: 46.30 lb(21 kg)
- Weight Packed: 55.12 lb(25 kg)
- Width Packed: 23″(58.42 cm)
- Height Packed: 34″(86.36 cm)
- Depth Packed: 17.25″(43.815 cm)
But I do not think you can get this in Singapore…or I could be wrong. But it looks mighty interesting
I was walking around Plaza Singapura a couple of days back. At the Yamaha shop there I chanced upon this portable PA package selling for about $400. Not too shabby, I thought to myself. The speaker complement looks a but like the Phonic Powerpod 410 package that I had posted about some time back. The CDPA-2 pack bundles a 2 x 80 watts stereo Laney CD200 Concept mixer with a pair of Dual purpose 10” + HF loaded 150W cabinets plus a mic and all the cables you need to get everything up and running. The power house of this pack is the CD200, which features 5 input channels each with XLR & Jack inputs, treble and bass EQ, FX send and individual Level controls. Onboard Digital delay and echo effects, a record out (RCA) plus an AUX in (RCA) with a dedicated level control and a master volume which sets the overall listening level. The pack also contains a pair of dynamic microphones each fitted with a cable and all the speaker cables required to get everything connected. Features-wise:
- 1 x CD200 mixer head
- 2 x Dual purpose 10″ (wedge/PA) 100w speakers
- 2 x dynamic microphone with on/off switch and lead
- 2 x 3m Professional speaker cables
That is a pretty good package if I do say so myself. For the price you get some good stuff but I would question the piezo horns. I had similar ones on my old Peavey 112H’s and I can tell you, they are a bitch to find should a horn blow. But for the price, and fr small gigs, this cannot be beat.
Back in the 80s, this was the most powerful speaker system we could afford. This was the Peavey Project Two system. It consisted of six speaker cabinets, six being of course if you used a pair of each. It consisted of the MF1-X horn, the MB-2 horn for mid-bass and the FH-1 low-frequency folded horn. This whole system was basically made up of horn-loaded enclosures for medium to long-throw applications. I must say that these speakers weighed a ton and carrying them was no fun at all. Then came the amplifier stack that is used to power it! But it was inexpensive and back in the day, when money was everything, we had to make choices and many used this. Peavey probably sold a million of them.