SPECIFICATIONS
PVX™ 12
(Axis of the vertical main
polar lobe is angled down 10°,
resulting in the angular pattern
with respect to straight ahead
being +15, -35°)
Transducer Complement:
Heavy-duty 12” woofer with 2
3/8” voice coil & 50 oz. magnet
RX™14 1.4” titanium diaphragm
dynamic compression driver
Box Tuning Frequency:
62 Hz
Crossover Frequency (internal
passive):
2.8 kHz
Impedance (Z):
Nominal:
8.0 Ω
Minimum:
6.7 Ω
Input Connections:
One four-pin twist-lock
connector paralleled with a
1/4” phone jack
Enclosure Materials & Finish:
Black ABS plastic with textured
surface, black powder-coated
perforated grille.
Frequency Range, 1 meter
on-axis, swept-sine in half space
environment:
48 Hz to 21 kHz
Frequency Response, 1 meter
on-axis, swept-sine in anechoic
environment:
60 Hz to 20 kHz (±3 dB)
Usable Low Frequency limit (-10
dB point anechoic):
51 Hz
Power Handling:
Power Rating (program): 400W
Peak Power Capacity (peak):
800W
Sound Pressure Level, 1 Watt, 1
meter in anechoic environment:
96 dB SPL, (2.83V input)
Maximum Sound Pressure Level
(1 meter):
119 dB SPL continuous
125 dB SPL peak
Radiation Angle measured at
-6dB point of polar response:
Nominal: 100° horizontal X 50°
vertical
Mounting provisions:
Unit has two sets of two M10
inserts, one pair on the top, and
one pair on the bottom.
Additional mounting points
are a set of four M8 inserts on
the top, and a set of four on
the right side in the handle
recess, and a set of four on the
bottom, which use the Peavey
VersaMount™ 70+ mounting
bracket.
Four rubber feet provide
vibration free floor or stage
use, and a molded-in stand
mounting cup is on the bottom.
SPECIFICATIONS
Dimensions (H x W x D):
Front:
24.50 in. x 16.10 in. x 15.00 in.
622 mm x 409 mm x 381 mm
Rear:
22.75 in. x 8.75 in. x 15.00 in.
578 mm x 222 mm x 381 mm
Net Weight:
37 Lbs.
(16.8 kg)
Features
• Two-way sound reinforcement
enclosure
• 12” heavy-duty woofer with 2 3/8”
voice coil & 50 oz. magnet
• RX 14 compression driver, with 1.4
inch titanium diaphragm
• 400W program/800W peak power
handling
• Patented Quadratic Throat
Waveguide™ technology, 100 by 50
degree coverage
• Asymmetrical horn aims the sound
down 10°, at the audience, not
over their heads
• Crossover network for driver
protection and EQ
• High frequency driver protection
• Durable plastic injection-molded
trapezoidal enclosure
• Extra angled section on right side
allows floor monitor use
• Full-coverage heavy-duty
perforated steel grilles, with
powder coat finish
• Pole mount molded-In
• Top, bottom and right side flying
point inserts
Description
The PVX™12 is a two-way sound
reinforcement system based on
a heavy-duty 12” woofer and a
RX™14 titanium diaphragm dynamic
compression driver mounted
on a 100 by 50 degree coverage
Quadratic Throat Waveguide™. It’s
sleek modern appearance coupled
with excellent performance offer an
outstanding package.
The lightweight yet rugged
injection-molded plastic enclosure
with molded-in stand mount cup
facilitates portable use for live
music or PA sound. The trapezoidal
cabinet has three handles for
ease of portability, and an extra
PVX™ 12
45-degree angled section on
the right side to allow use as a
floor monitor. Five sets of flying/
mounting points, two on the top,
two on the bottom, and one on
the side, with a total of 16 cabinet
inserts, provide for the ultimate
in installation flexibility. A black
powder coated perforated steel
grille provides driver protection and
a professional appearance.
The heavy-duty 12” woofer has
a 2 3/8” voice coil diameter, and
a 50 oz. magnet for 200 watts
continuous worth of chest-pounding
bass. The RX 14 compression
driver tweeter is coupled to a
Quadratic Throat constant directivity
waveguide, covered under US
patent #6,059,069 with smooth,
even response, low distortion and
good high frequency dispersion.
This horn has an asymmetrical
vertical polar response, aiming the
main energy lobe down 10°, so it is
aimed at the audience, instead of
over their heads. This helps reduce
ceiling reflections for greater clarity
and gain before feedback.
The PVX 12 speaker system is
rated at 400W program power
handling, and the full crossover
network includes high voltage film
capacitors, high current inductors,
and high frequency driver protection
for clear punchy sound, and
excellent long-term reliability. A
4-pin twist-lock connector and a ¼”
phone jack input make hook-up a
breeze.
The cabinet of the PVX 12 speaker
system has multiple mounting
fly points, providing outstanding
versatility in permanent install
use. A pair of M10 inserts is
molded-in on the top, and a pair on
the bottom, and a set of four M8
inserts is available on the top, on
the bottom, and on the right side
in the handle recess. This is a total
of 16 mounting inserts in all. Most
of these inserts have substantial
retaining hardware on the inside of
the plastic cabinet, so that the insert
would have to pull out an entire
chunk of the cabinet to come free,
providing a more reliable and safe
mode of mounting the cabinet.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
FOR THE MOUNTING AND FLYING OF
THE PEAVEY PVX 12
CAUTION: Before attempting to
suspend this speaker, consult
a certified structural engineer.
Speaker can fall from improper
suspension, resulting in serious
injury and property damage. Other
enclosures may NOT be suspended
below one, nor should additional
weight be suspended from one of
these units. Use only the correct
mating hardware. All associated
rigging is the responsibility of
others.
Maximum enclosure angle from
vertical hang is 30°.
Always use a suitable safety chain
or wire rope, looped through
one of the handles or attached
to an unused group of fly points,
and firmly attached to a suitable
structural member as indicated by a
certified structural engineer.
The recommended range of torque
for the mounting bolts is 3.5 to 4.0
foot-lbs. (4.75 to 5.42 N-m). DO
NOT OVERTIGHTEN ! If an insert
spins free, it has been damaged,
and the cabinet can not be safely
flown from that set of inserts!
Never transport the cabinet while
mounted on an array bracket or
other mounting bracket, this may
unduly stress the mounting inserts.
The use of threadlocker (blue type/
medium strength) on the mounting
bolts is recommended, as are the
appropriate lockwashers, to insure
that the mounting hardware will not
vibrate loose over time.
GROUPING OF INSERT SETS
Group A
A set of two M10 inserts on the top,
designed to hang the cabinet using
the proper eyebolts.
Group B
A set of two M10 inserts on the
bottom, designed to hang the
cabinet using the proper eyebolts.
Group C
A set of four M8 inserts on the top,
designed to be used with the Peavey
Versamount 70+ mounting bracket.
PVX™ 12
Group D
A set of four M8 inserts on the right
side, designed to be used with the
Peavey Versamount 70+ mounting
bracket.
more than 0.472” (12 mm). When
using a Peavey Versamount 70+
mounting bracket and lock washer,
the length of the bolt should not
exceed 3/4” (approx. 20 mm).
Group E
A set of four M8 inserts on the
bottom, designed to be used
with the Peavey Versamount 70+
mounting bracket.
For Group A and B, always use both
inserts as a pair; NEVER use just
one insert to fly a cabinet!
For Group C, D and E, Always use
all four inserts of a given group as a
set; NEVER use just one insert to fly
a cabinet! The four insert groupings
are meant to have all four inserts
used at once within a group.
Group E should only be used with
the Versamount 70+ oriented
beneath the cabinet, and at an angle
less than 30° from vertical.
WARNING! (note to structural
engineer)
The thread insertion depth past the
surface of the cabinet of the end
of the mounting bolt should not be
more than 0.787” (20 mm) for insert
groups A, B, C and D, and not more
than 0.472” (12 mm) for Group E.
If these thread insertion depths
are exceeded, then the inserts may
be damaged or unseated from the
cabinet, severely compromising the
mounting integrity of the cabinet!
For maximum mounting strength,
safety and reliability, the bolt
threads should engage at least 10
mm of depth for Group A and B, and
at least 8 mm of depth for groups C,
D and E.
SPECIFICATIONS FOR INSERT
MATING HARDWARE
Group A and Group B should use
an M10 forged steel shoulder-type
lifting eyebolt, which meets the
requirements of DIN 580 or ASTM
A489. They should only be used in
pairs, and in conjunction with the
rear most pair of M8 inserts on the
same surface as a pull-back/aiming
adjustment, using M8 eyebolts of a
similar specification. The length of
the threaded shank on the eyebolts
should not exceed 3 / 4” (approx.
20 mm), so that it does not bottom
out in the insert. Thread pitch: 1.5
mm per thread
Group C and D should use an M8,
grade 8.8 or better, 1.25 mm per
thread, metric bolt, that does not
penetrate the cabinet past the
cabinet surface more than 3 / 4 ”
(approx. 20 mm). When using a
Peavey Versamount 70+ mounting
bracket and lock washer, the length
of the bolt should not exceed 1.125”
(approx. 30 mm).
Group E should use an M8, grade
8.8 or better, 1.25 mm per thread,
metric bolt, that does not penetrate
the cabinet past the cabinet surface
Use of the PVX™ 12 with a Subwoofer
Pole Tunnel
The built-in stand mount cup
allows use with the Peavey SP 118
Sub and the accessory pole that
it is designed to use, Peavey part
#00326530.
The pole used is 51-3/4” long and
has a nominal diameter of 1-3/8”.
Always be sure to place the
subwoofer used in this manner on a
flat, level and stable surface.
Use of the PVX 12 with a Speaker
Stand
The PVX 12 has a stand mount cup
molded-in so that the system can be
stand mounted on a standard 1 3/8”
(36mm) diameter stand pole.
When using stands or poles, be sure
to follow these precautions:
Check the stand or pole specs
to make sure that it can support
the weight of the PVX 12 (37
lbs./16.8 kg), and observe all safety
precautions stated by the stand
manufacturer, including the maximum
height the stand is rated for.
Always place the stand on a flat,
level and stable surface, and be
sure to fully extend the stand legs
as per the stand manufacturer’s
instructions.
Try to make sure that the stand legs
are oriented for the least danger of
tripping to those in the vicinity of
the stand. Never block a doorway or
hallway with the legs of a stand.
Try to route cables so that people
will not trip over them, or tip the
speaker over. Use of duct tape,
cable channels or guards, or
other appropriate tie-down/cover
–up devices should be carefully
considered and implemented.
When installing or de-installing
the speaker on the stand, it is a
good practice to have a helper if
possible, it can be hard to “thread
the needle” and mate the stand
cup to the stand pole while holding
the PVX 12 speaker system at arm’s
length. It is also helpful if someone
PVxthe
series
holds
speaker stand and pole
PVx 12 Speaker
down while the PVX 12 is removed
from the stand pole, this prevents
the PVX 12 from pulling the pole up
with it.
When using stands outdoors,
never attach banners or flags to
the stands or the PVX 12 speaker
system, strong winds may cause
the speaker to blow over. If there
is a possibility of windy conditions,
then it may be prudent to consider
weighting or locking down the stand
legs to prevent the PVX 12 speaker
system from being blown over.
PVX 12 Input Plate
RX™ 14 HF Driver Protection
INPUTS
SPECIFICATIONS
1/4” mono
4pin Twist-Lock
MAX Power: 400W Program
IMPEDANCE: 8 OHMS
Designed and Engineered in U.S.A. Made in China
WARNING! This speaker system can
permanently damage hearing! Use
extreme care setting maximum
loudness!
DANGER! Before attempting to suspend
this speaker, consult a certified structural
engineer! See owner’s manual for details
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Effective Date: 09/15/2010
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