The Peavey SP15M Stage Monitor is a two-way floor monitor speaker system comprised of a 15 inch 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 P.A. use. Dimensions: 15.50 inches H x 24.25 inches W x 18.13 inches D - 47.80 lbs.
Peavey SP15M Features
The Peavey SP15M
- Two-way, full-range floor monitor
- One 15 inch Peavey BWX Black Widow 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
- Peavey Sound Guard HF driver protection circuit
- Frequency Response: 100 Hz - 14 kHz
- Sensitivity: 99 dB (1W/1m)
- Power Handling:
- 1000 Watts program
- 2000 Watts peak
- Impedance: 8 Ohms
- Input Connectpr: Neutrik full-range jack
- 30 or 45 degree baffle angle
- Baltic birch enclosure
- New grille
- 45 degree baffle orientation: 15.63 inches H x 24.00 inches W x 17.75 inches D
- 30 degree baffle orientation: 15.25 inches H x 24.00 inches W x 17.75 inches D
provides its low frequencies by the 15 inch Peavey Black Widow BWX 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 results in very low power compression. The high frequencies are handled by a 2 inch 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 inch 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 when the system is used full range 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 90 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 SP15M is measured at a distance of 1 meter using a 1 Watt (into the nominal impedance) swept-sine input signal. As shown in figure 1, the selected drivers in the SP 15M combine to give a smooth frequency response from 90 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.