Peavey braves the Elements
Peavey has upgraded its Elements series speakers by improving the weather resistance. The IP-56 rated Elements C series of composite speakers are now protected from dust in addition to being waterproof, ensuring optimal sonic performance and greater longevity, Peavey says.
Elements C series enclosures are constructed from a composite material that is dimensionally stable in wet conditions and resists contamination, yet has the resonant properties of wood, Peavey claims. The Black Hammerhead poly-urea finish is similar to a high grade of truck-bed liner, further sealing the waterproof composite cabinet panels from the environment. On the front, a stainless steel moisture-repellent grille has reticulated foam and a layer of hydrophobic water-repellent cloth for triple-layer performance that is said not to affect affect the speaker’s sonic quality. On the back, gland nut entry into the water-sealed input cup plate assures no water will leak where the speaker cable comes in.
Internally, the Elements cabs contain a crossover assembly that’s conformal coated, meaning all the components and the PCB they are mounted to have a layer of plastic coating to insulate them from moisture. The connections to the speakers and an optional 70 V transformer use waterproof automotive grade connectors. Advanced technology composite fibre panels consist of a fibreglass-resin sheet skin on both sides and a foamed resin core, ensuring they will not rot or degrade with time or exposure to weather. In addition, the water-resistant 1,000 W Black Widow woofer is built with a dust cap that’s water-repellant and can withstand direct contact with water for longer periods of time.
The Elements C series speakers are available in three two-way, full-range configurations and as a flyable subwoofer. The Elements 108C combines an 8” weatherproof woofer and 75° x 75° horn. The Elements 112C and Elements 115C feature 12” and 15” Black Widow woofers, respectively, along with an RX 22 2” titanium diaphragm compression driver tweeter coupled with a Quadratic-Throat Waveguide rotatable horn, available as 60° x 40° or 105° x 60°. The Elements 212C SUB enclosure features a pair of 12” weatherproof woofers.
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