High power, pristine clarity and light weight come together in the Peavey Impulse 12D, a portable, powered loudspeaker enclosure that combines Peavey’s revolutionary IPR amplifier technology with a true ribbon driver. Pro Audio Review magazine put the groundbreaking Impulse 12D to the test for its October 2011 issue.
“In the [Impulse] 12D, Peavey has done a fantastic job combining legendary Peavey durability; classic touches such as the Black Widow woofer; cutting-edge IPR amp technology, and the uniqueness of the ribbon driver,” wrote Joshua D. Garber. “Combined, these create a rather big, clean sound. And with 1200W at your disposal, you can easily drift between coffee houses and small to medium-sized clubs with half the size and weight of comparable PA systems.
“For someone who has always associated ‘loud’ with ‘huge and heavy,’ I am honestly surprised, because those latter two adjectives do not describe the Impulse 12D,” he wrote.
The Peavey Impulse 12D powered loudspeaker enclosure incorporates exclusive Peavey audio innovations to provide unprecedented power, sound reproduction and light weight. Featuring a true ribbon driver based on the Peavey Versarray line array ribbon, and a 12" Peavey Black Widow loudspeaker engineered with dual voice coil, push-pull technology and a neodymium magnet, the Impulse 12D produces full-range sound for multiple live audio and music applications.
Utilizing Peavey's revolutionary IPR power amplifier technology, the Peavey Impulse 12D enclosure produces 1,200 watts of power with a lightweight, switch-mode power supply and a high-speed class D topology that yields the highest audio resolution.
Added Garber, “The Impulse 12D seems substantially more rugged in construction than most molded enclosures I’ve found in the realm of portable PA—and that’s a welcome find indeed.” The Impulse 12D is housed in a rugged polypropylene molded enclosure with top, bottom and side flying point inserts and a molded-in pole mount.
The Impulse 12D back panel features two input channels and a line output, with a mix of I/O options such as combination XLR-¼" 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.
Worship Leader magazine recently named the Peavey Impulse 12D loudspeaker enclosure to its 2011 “Best of the Best” list, a vital annual directory of everything from the best music resources to the ultimate software, visual and presentation technology, worship training, musical instruments, apps, sound and recording equipment, and more.
Founded in 1965, Peavey is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of musical instruments and professional sound equipment. Peavey has earned more than 180 patents and produces more than 2,000 products, which are distributed throughout the United States and to 136 other countries. Peavey and its MediaMatrix, Architectural Acoustics, Crest Audio, Composite Acoustics and Trace Elliot brands and affiliates can be found on concert stages and in more than 5,000 airports, stadiums, theme parks and other venues around the world. To find out more, visit www.peavey.com.