Improving a Workhorse: Peavey Unveils SP 2P Powered Speaker System

October 26 2018, 00:35
Yes, the traditional 10 to 15-inch portable professional audio speaker can still be improved and Peavey wants to prove that two are better than one with its new SP 2P Powered Speaker System. Expanding on the popular SP Series for live audio performance, the SP 2P features two switching power amplifiers, as well as professional grade speaker components that the brand says deliver clarity and impact beyond conventional powered enclosures. With the Peavey SP 2P, users will find a reasonably priced loudspeaker system capable of up to 130 dB peak SPL, ideal for a variety of sound reinforcement and public address applications, including as a side fill system for stage.

The dual power amplifiers in the SP 2P system are low-distortion switching units that provide 1000 W peak available power into the nominal 4 ohm load of the woofer, and a 500 W peak available power into the nominal 8 ohm load of the tweeter. The power supply for both amps is a switch mode type for low weight and high efficiency. Both amps have Peavey's DDT compression, which virtually eliminates audible power amplifier clipping. 

Like other units in Peavey’s SP Series, the SP 2P has a 15” Black Widow BWX series woofer, but now with a long throw voice coil for even stronger low frequencies. The 2" RX22CT titanium diaphragm compression driver is coupled to a quadratic throat waveguide and has a coverage pattern of 100° horizontal by 50° vertical. 

The back-panel of the SP 2P is sure to satisfy a range of pro-audio needs. Two independent mixed input channels each offer a balanced input to the preamp/EQ electronics and a level control. Each channel has one combo female XLR and 1/4” TRS phone jack, switchable between mic-level and line-level sensitivity. Additionally, channel 2 has an added 3.5 mm media jack. A line-out section has male XLR connectors, and the Thru outputs allow linking of additional speaker systems or feed of the signal to a powered subwoofer. A rotary knob allows the user to select and choose menu options, such as the dynamic bass boost and 9-band EQ, on the LCD display screen. The SP 2P is fan-cooled for maximum reliability. 
Peavey’s SP Series with the SP 2P on the top left.

Speakers in Peavey’s SP Series are lighter and more compact, making them easy to pack in a van or install in the club. Weighing in at just about 60 lbs and measuring 30" high by 20" wide by 20" deep, the SP 2P is constructed from plywood augmented with internal braces and covered with a textured black painted finish. The trapezoidal unit has a full-length coated perforated steel grille, offering an attractive yet durable powered speaker system. A four-way handle on each side provides ease of transport, while multiple fly points are provided to allow overhead rigging. A pole mount is also included.
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