Peavey PVXp 10 400 Watt 10" Powered Speaker
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Powered, portable speaker with broad coverage.
The PVXp10 is a 2-way sound reinforcement system based on a heavy-duty Pro 10 10" woofer and a RX10N dynamic compression driver mounted on a 100 by 60 degree coverage constant directivity horn Its sleek, modern appearance coupled with excellent performance offer an outstanding package.
The lightweight yet rugged injection-molded plastic enclosure with molded-in stand mount cup facilitates portable use for live music or PA sound. The trapezoidal cabinet has two handles for ease of portability, and an extra 45º angled section on the right side to allow use as a floor monitor. Four sets of flying/mounting points, two on the top, and two on the bottom, with a total of 10 cabinet inserts, provide for the ultimate in installation flexibility. A black powder coated perforated steel grille provides driver protection and a professional appearance.
The heavy-duty 10" woofer provides a good strong low end for such a compact enclosure. The RX10N compression driver tweeter is coupled to a constant directivity horn with smooth, even response, low distortion and good high frequency dispersion. This horn has an asymmetrical vertical polar response, aiming the main energy lobe down 10 degrees, so it is aimed at the audience, instead of over their heads. The vertical polar pattern is +25 degrees, -35 degrees. This helps reduce ceiling reflections for greater clarity and gain before feedback.
The PVXp10 speaker system power amplifiers providing the bi-amplification are low-distortion ultra-reliable fan-cooled. The power supply for both amps is a switch mode type for low weight and high efficiency. Both amplifiers feature our DDT compression, which virtually eliminates audible power amplifier clipping. Cooling is provided via a low-noise fan, for reliable operation under any conditions. Input is via a combo female XLR and 1/4" TRS phone jack with balanced input to the preamp/EQ electronics, and a level control. A Thru output has an XLR and a TRS ¼" phone jack connector. These outputs allow linking of additional speaker systems, or feed of the signal to a powered subwoofer, etc.
The cabinet of the PVXp10 speaker system has multiple mounting fly points, providing outstanding versatility in permanent install use. Two pairs of M10 inserts are molded-in on the top and bottom, and a set of four M8 inserts is available on the top and bottom, in the pattern used for the Peavey VM70 mounting bracket. This is a total of 12 mounting inserts in all. All of these inserts have retaining hardware on the inside of the plastic cabinet, providing a more reliable and safe mode of mounting the cabinet.
- 10" Heavy-duty woofer
- Ultra-reliable fan-cooled power amps with DDT
- Patented Quadratic Throat Waveguide technology, 100 by 50 degree coverage
- Asymmetrical horn aims the sound down to 10 degrees at the audience
- 400 watts peak available power
- Thru output is via an XLR and 1/4" TRS phone jack
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- Very Limited Eq
- Mobile DJ
- Stage Monitor
Comments about Peavey PVXp 10 400 Watt 10" Powered Speaker:
I'm a keyboard player, and I've been looking for a powered monitor that is smaller than the standard 12" or 15" variety but is still loud and clear. The Peavey PVXp 10 fits the bill. It's a good deal lighter than their 12" version, and while the max SPL isn't as high, it has a tighter bottom end. The smaller cabinet means that I can put it somewhere that benefits my ears -- rather than my knees. Three-part harmonies come through clear as a bell, which was my main goal.
The one thing I don't like is the limited EQ: flat, or 'contour,' which essentially boosts the bass and treble to give the 'bump-and-sizzle' sound that some DJs seem to like. For my purposes, a low-cut option would be more useful, but to be fair, the 10" is less likely to howl on stage.
One more comment about the SPL: it's rated at 122dB peak. That's loud enough for use in my four-piece classic rock band, but we play smaller clubs, and we try to keep the stage volume in check. If you play in a really loud band, or your monitor needs to be more than 8-10 feet away, consider moving to the 12" model. It's a trade-off: 5dB louder for a similar cost, but it's 14 lbs. heavier. Me, I chose small and light!