The Peavey SP12M Floor Monitor is a two-way stage monitor speaker system comprised of a 12" Peavey Black Widow® spider-frame BWX woofer with a Kevlar®/carbon fiber-impregnated cone and an enclosure made from nine-ply Baltic birch. The thoroughly braced cabinet is covered with a durable black carpet and provided with a heavy duty perforated steel grille with a dark grey powder coating. A Peavey SA-1 stand mount adapter is built in for side-fill or PA use. Dimensions: 15.25" H x 22.63" W x 18.25" D, 45.60 lbs.
Peavey SP12M Features
- Two-way, full-range floor monitor
- One 12 inch BWX Black Widow® 4 inch VC woofer with Kevlar® /carbon fiber cone and field-replaceable basket, flat-wound voice coil and cast frame basket
- RX™ 22 compression driver with ferrofluid cooling and a 2 inch titanium diaphragm
- Sound Guard ™ III tweeter protection
- Frequency Response: 120 Hz 0 12 kHz
- Sensitivity: 100 dB (1W/1m)
- Power Handling: 1000 Watts program, 2000 Watts peak
- Two 1/4 inch phone jack full-range inputs in parallel with a 4 pin Neutrik(T) jack
- Impedance: 8 Ohms
- 30 or 45 degree baffle angle
- Baltic birch enclosure
- Perforated steel metal grille
- Stand mount adapter
The Peavey SP12M provides low frequencies by its 12" Black Widow BWX SF woofer with a Kevlar®/carbon fiber-impregnated cone and dust cap. Capable of over 500 Watts of
continuous power handling (AES Std 2-1984), the woofer can
handle a lot of power, which also results in very low power
compression. The high frequencies are handled by a 2" Rx™22 titanium diaphragm compression driver utilizing ferrofluid cooling. This superb driver is coupled to a constant directivity horn with smooth, even response and good high frequency dispersion. The Rx™22 driver features the Radialinear Planar Phase Correction System (U.S. Patent 6,064,745), which provides smoother and extended high frequency response.
Input connection to the system is made via two 1/4" phone jacks and a four-pin Neutrik® in parallel. The internal passive crossover features the Sound
Guard™ III tweeter protection circuit and an advanced topology crossover with high performance components to provide high power handling and reliability. Sound Guard™, Peavey’s proprietary high-frequency driver protection circuitry, provides long- and medium-term driver overload protection without impairing musical transients or dynamics. The crossover provides driver roll off and protection as well as driver EQ for the woofer and horn for clean, clear, smooth response. High quality, reliable crossover components include polypropylene capacitors and
high current inductors. The optimal integration of the
crossover with the selected drivers results in a smooth
frequency response from 108 Hz to 14 kHz, making it highly
appropriate for monitor applications.
Despite its compact dimensions, this system can put out some very high sound levels and handle 1000 Watts of undistorted amplifier power program, resulting in clean monitoring with high articulation and reliability.
This measurement is useful in determining how accurately a
given unit reproduces an input signal. The frequency response of the SP 12M is measured at a distance of 1 meter using a 1 Watt (into the nominal impedance) swept-sine input signal. The drivers in the SP12M combine to give a smooth frequency response from 108 Hz to 14 kHz.
There are many different approaches to power handling ratings. Peavey rates this loudspeaker system's power handling using a full-range form of the AES Standard 2-1984.
Using audio band 20 Hz to 20 kHz pink noise with peaks of four times the RMS level, this strenuous test signal assures the user that every portion of this system can withstand today's high technology music. This rating is contingent upon having a minimum of 3 dB available amplifier headroom.