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Peavey Rolls Out Ribbon-Driven Enclosure

Peavey introduced its new Impulse 12D powered loudspeaker enclosure. The Impulse 12D features a ribbon driver and 12-inch Black Widow loudspeaker with dual voice coil, push-pull technology, and a neodymium magnet.

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Peavey introduced its new Impulse 12D powered loudspeaker enclosure. The Impulse 12D features a ribbon driver and 12-inch Black Widow loudspeaker with dual voice coil, push-pull technology, and a neodymium magnet.

According to Peavey, the enclosure has a Woofer Servo circuit that monitors back-EMF and controls cone motion, ensuring that the cone's movement mirrors the driving signal from the power amp and resulting in low distortion, high power handling, and solid low-frequency performance. The new ribbon driver was designed by Peavey and based on the ribbons used in every Versarray line array. The company says it provides 90 degrees high by 30 degrees vertical coverage, with sonically transparent reproduction.

Using IPR power amplifier technology, the Impulse 12D produces 1,200 watts of power while weighing 26 pounds, says the company. IPR amplifiers are designed with a lightweight switch-mode power supply and a high-speed Class D topology that yields high audio resolution and efficiency, Peavey officials add.

The Impulse 12D features two input channels and a line output, with a combination of I/O options such as XLR-1/4-inch jacks, RCA, and install-ready Phoenix connections. Input channels 1 and 2 also offer 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 enclosure's DynaQ section offers tone controls such as a bass enhancer, which the company says is an overall loudness boost; a music/speech switch that provides EQ settings for each audio type; and contour, which is specifically configured for program music. A module allows for future expansion.

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



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