Peavey goes weatherproof with Elements
Peavey Electronics has introduced the Elements series of weatherproof enclosures, which combine unique cabinet construction and weatherised components for direct contact in the most demanding climates.
The Elements C series of composite enclosures are composed of composite fibreboard material that is reportedly dimensionally stable in wet conditions and resists contamination, yet has the resonant properties of wood. The aluminium grilles incorporate a membrane barrier that repels water yet allows moisture to escape without affecting the sonic performance of the loudspeaker. The IP 45 rated Elements C series is available in three two-way, full range configurations and as a flyable subwoofer.
The Elements 115C and Elements 112C comprise of 15- and 12-inch weatherproofed Black Widow woofers together with an RX22 2-inch titanium diaphragm compression driver tweeter coupled to a Quadratic-Throat Waveguide rotatable horn. Both models can be ordered with a choice of 60-degrees x 40-degrees or 105-degrees x 60-degrees horns. The Elements 108C combines a 75-degrees x 75-degrees horn with an 8-inch weatherproof woofer, whilst the Elements 212 subwoofer is a flyable subwoofer enclosure combining dual 12-inch weatherproof woofers.
The Elements M series enclosures feature moulded cabinets with an IP 45 environmental rating, owing to the stainless multi-fly-point hardware, sealed terminal connections, weather repellent grilles and weatherproof speaker cones. The array hardware and cabinet design allows the cabinets to be mounted in either vertical or horizontal arrays in 5-degree increments. In addition, lighting/power pole mounting hardware is available to accommodate both the M and C series cabinets.
Each Elements M series two-way system features an RX22 2-inch titanium diaphragm compression driver tweeter and is available with 8-, 10- and 12-inch woofer combinations. The Elements 108M, 110M, and 112M come with Quadratic-Throat Waveguide rotatable horns and can be ordered in 60-degrees x 40-degrees or 105-degrees x 60-degrees configurations and can be supplemented by a flyable 212 subwoofer.
The US manufacturer has also added two new products to its PVXp series of active and passive loudspeakers. The PVXp 15 Sub is a compact, vented, powered subwoofer system utilising a 15-inch heavy-duty woofer powered by an 800W peak power amplifier. A black perforated steel grille, steel handles and 4-inch tall casters come as standard on the 35kg subwoofer, together with a threaded pole for top speaker mounting. Other features include an internal line level low-pass/high-pass crossover network, fully adjustable Kosmos C for increased bass impact, an XLR/ ¼-inch combo jack input and two high-pass XLR outputs. The PVXp 10 Amplifier boasts 400W peak available power and provides forced air cooling that allows the transistors to cool more efficiently.