InfoComm 2019, which is to take place June 12-14 in Orlando, Florida, will see the US debut of yet another enhancement to Peavey’s Elements C Series weatherproof loudspeakers.
Following last year’s announcement of the upgrade from IP45 to IP56 rating, InfoComm 2019 will witness the unveiling of marine-grade versions that are specially designed to withstand the ravages of salt water, making them an ideal choice for cruise ships, swimming pools or coastal outdoor applications such as theme parks and resorts, fun fairs, restaurants and more. The marine-grade versions, denoted by a CS suffix, will be available alongside the standard IP56-rated Elements range.
The American-made Elements CS Series of composite enclosures are constructed from an advanced composite fibreboard material that is dimensionally stable in wet conditions and resists contamination, yet has the resonant properties of wood.
In order to qualify for marine-grade ranking, all metal components have been upgraded to 316 stainless steel for even higher resistance to pitting and corrosion. This includes the front grille which is now stainless steel rather than aluminium, and the permeable hydrophobic membrane between the speaker and the grille has also been upgraded. The number of mounting points has been reduced in order to reduce the risk of corrosion and water/salt ingress, but a purpose-built U-bracket with a positive locking mechanism is included to allow for easy installation with maximum angle adjustment.
The CS versions also feature an integrated multi-tap transformer with 70V, 100V and eight Ohm taps along with removeable plugs for all ports. All models are available in black or UV-protected marine-grade white. Like the Elements C Series, the CS versions are verified to IP56 level, although in reality the real IP rating is likely to be even higher.
According to Peavey Commercial Audio’s North American sales manager, Scott Schumer, the Elements CS versions are a welcome addition to the range. “We developed the CS versions in direct response to requests from a number of customers,” recalled Schumer. “One client in particular specifically required marine-grade speakers for a cruise ship installation and wanted to use Elements, so it made sense to build them. It’s clearly a very logical extension to a successful range, so we were only too happy to oblige.”
The Elements CS Series is available in three two-way, full range configurations and as a flyable subwoofer. The Elements 115Cs and Elements 112Cs feature 15” and 12” weatherproof Black Widow woofers and an RX22 two inch titanium diaphragm compression driver tweeter coupled to a Quadratic-Throat Waveguide rotatable horn. The Elements 115CS and Elements 112CS can be ordered with either a 60° X 40° or a 105° X 60° horn. The Elements 108CS combines a 75° X 75° horn with an 8” weatherproof woofer in a compact and durable enclosure. The Elements 212CS subwoofer is a flyable subwoofer enclosure featuring a pair of 12” weatherproof woofers.
You can visit the Peavey booth 6775 or the demo room in room W224A at InfoComm 2019 for more information.