Peavey Updates Elements Series for Enhanced Weather-Resistant Performance
Five years after they first came to market, Elements series speakers by Peavey Electronics are now even more weather-resistant in the most demanding climates. 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. With this level of protection, the great outdoors have never sounded better.
The Elements C series enclosures are constructed from an advanced composite material that is dimensionally stable in wet conditions and resists contamination, yet has the resonant properties of wood. 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 doesnt affect the speakers 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.
A look inside the Elements reveals a crossover assembly thats 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 fiber panels consist of a fiberglass-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 thats 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 in a compact and durable enclosure. 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.
Installation is simple and straightforward, as the Elements Pole Mounting System offers customizable angle adjustment and can support installations in a wide range of locations. The new Elements C series loudspeakers are available from authorized Peavey retailers.