23.04.12

Peavey releases 12D powered enclosure in Europe

AUTHOR: Inavate

Peavey's Impulse 12D powered enclosure, featuring a true ribbon driver and a 12" field-replaceable dual voice coil premium neodymium, is now available throughout Europe.

A Woofer Servo circuit monitors back-EMF and controls cone motion, in an effort to ensure the cone's movement mirrors the driving signal from the power amp.

The ribbon driver is based on the ribbons used in the Peavey Versarray line array provides 90° H x 30° V coverage, with sonically transparent reproduction.

Impulse 12D utilises Peavey's IPR power amplifier technology and produces 1,200 watts of power and weighs 39 lbs (less than 18kg). IPR amplifiers are designed with a lightweight switch-mode power supply and a high-speed class D topology.

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.

A DynaQ section offers advanced tone controls such as Bass Enhancer, which is an overall loudness boost; a Music/Speech switch that provides optimised 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 and Ethernet I/O.

The Impulse 12D is housed in a durable, injection-moulded enclosure that includes a pole mount, three flying points and a tilt-back design to facilitate use as a personal monitor.