Peavey Electronics has announced the new PVXp Bluetooth series of powered loudspeakers, comprised of the PVXp 10, PVXp 12, and PVXp 15 models that combine an RX titanium diaphragm compression driver with a choice of a 10-inch, 12-inch, and 15-inch woofer and a bi-amped power section with peak dynamic power.
Both the 12-inch and 15-inch models have an RX 14 compression driver with a 1.4-inch titanium diaphragm rated to handle up to 980 watts peak dynamic power. Meanwhile, the 10-inch model has an RX 10 compression driver with 1-inch titanium diaphragm rated to handle 520 watts peak. The woofers have a 2 3/8-inch voice coil diameter and a 50-ounce magnet. The power supply for both amps is a switch mode-type for lower weight, and cooling is provided via a low-noise fan.
The amplifiers are equipped with DSP-based signal compression that’s designed to eliminate audible clipping. The DSP uses high sample rates and quality AD (analog-to-digital) converters that provide a variety of EQ and presets. Users can customize EQ settings and save presets as well as optimize performance using tools such as loudness compensation, clarity, and volume.
Peavey’s proprietary horn designs are intended to deliver cleaner and clearer high-end by eliminating distortion. The RX 10 compression driver tweeter is coupled with a Quadratic Throat constant directivity waveguide (100 by 60-degree coverage for PVXp 10 and 100 by 50-degree for PVXp 12 and PVXp 15). The asymmetrical horn allows the audio to be more precisely aimed — up 15 and down 35 degrees for the 12- and 15-inch models and up 20 down 40 for the 10-inch model.
Input for two of the three channels is via a combo female XLR and quarter-inch TRS phone jack with balanced input to the preamp/EQ electronics and level control. A third channel is for a Bluetooth source or alternatively a 1/8-inch aux input jack, which can be adjusted via remote control via an iOS app or via Bluetooth audio streaming in. A balanced output — a male XLR — can feed the mixed signals from the three channels out to another component, allowing for linking of additional loudspeakers or a feed off the signal to a powered subwoofer.
The trapezoidal cabinets are equipped with heavy-duty perforated steel grilles with a powder coat finish. Two handles are provided for transport, and a 45-degree angled section on the cabinet allows for use as a floor monitor.
The pole mount is molded in for standard 1 3/8-inch diameter poles, while 13 mounting fly points provide versatility in permanent install use. When installed properly with Peavey’s Versamount 70 brackets, the loudspeakers are stated to fly safely in both horizontal and vertical configurations. The loudspeakers weigh in at 27, 42, and 50 pounds, respectively.
PVXp10 Bluetooth — $499.99; PVXp12 Bluetooth — $599.99; PVXp15 Bluetooth — $699.99.