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Peavey Debuts Impulse 12D Speaker

Meridian, MS (February 22, 2010)--Peavey has launched its Impulse 12D powered loudspeaker enclosure.

Meridian, MS (February 22, 2010)–Peavey has launched its Impulse 12D powered loudspeaker enclosure.

The enclosure features a true ribbon driver and a 12-inch Black Widow loudspeaker engineered with dual voice coil, push-pull technology and a neodymium magnet.

A Woofer Servo circuit monitors back EMF and controls cone motion, reportedly ensuring that the cone’s movement mirrors the driving signal from the power amp. The advanced new ribbon driver–an exclusive Peavey design based on the ribbons used in the company’s Versarray line array–provides 90-degree H x 30-degree V coverage.

Utilizing the company’s IPR power amplifier technology, the Impulse 12D reportedly produces 1,200 watts of power while weighing 26 lbs. IPR amplifiers are designed with a lightweight, switch-mode power supply and a Class-D topology.

The Input section features two input channels and a line output, with a mix of I/O options such as combination XLR-1/4-inch jacks, RCA and install-ready Phoenix connections. Input channels 1 and 2 also have mic/line source switches and gain controls. The Auto-Off function automatically shuts off the power when it no longer detects a signal, while the Line Out allows the user to chain multiple units or send the input signal to another source.

The DynaQ section offers advanced tone controls such as Bass Enhancer, which is an overall loudness boost; a Music/Speech switch that provides optimized EQ settings for each audio type; and Contour, specially configured for program music. A module bay allows for future expansion including Wireless I/O, Delay/Time Adjustment, Mixer Expander, Ethernet I/O and more.

The Impulse 12D is housed in an injection-molded enclosure that includes a pole mount, three flying points and a tilt-back design to facilitate use as a personal monitor.

The Impulse 12D will be available from authorized Peavey retailers in Q2 2010.