InfoComm 2019 sees the US debut of yet another enhancement to Peavey’s industry-leading ElementsTM C Series weatherproof loudspeakers. Following last year’s announcement of the upgrade from IP45 to IP56 rating, InfoComm 2019 sees the unveiling of marine-grade versions that are specially designed to withstand the ravages of salt water, making them an ideal choice for cruise ships, swimming pools or coastal outdoor applications such as theme parks and resorts, fun fairs, restaurants and more. The marine-grade versions, denoted by a CS suffix, will be available alongside the standard IP56-rated Elements range.
The American-made Elements CS Series of composite enclosures are constructed from an advanced composite fiberboard material that is dimensionally stable in wet conditions and resists contamination yet has the resonant properties of wood. This light and durable material ensures unmatched sonic performance while providing reliable service year after year.
In order to qualify for marine-grade ranking, all metal components have been upgraded to 316 stainless steel for even higher resistance to pitting and corrosion. This includes the front grille which is now stainless steel rather than aluminium, and the permeable hydrophobic membrane between the speaker and the grille has also been upgraded. The number of mounting points has been reduced in order to reduce the risk of corrosion and water/salt ingress but a purpose-built U-bracket with a positive locking mechanism is included to allow for fast and easy installation with maximum angle adjustment. The CS versions also feature an integrated multi-tap transformer with 70V, 100V and 8 Ohm taps along with removeable plugs for all ports. All models are available in black or UV-protected marine-grade white. Like the Elements C Series, the CS versions are verified to IP56 level, although in reality the real IP rating is likely to be even higher.
According to Peavey Commercial Audio’s North American sales manager, Scott Schumer, the Elements CS versions are a welcome addition to the range. “We developed the CS versions in direct response to requests from a number of customers,” recalls Schumer. “One client in particular specifically required marine-grade speakers for a cruise ship installation and wanted to use Elements, so it made sense to build them. It’s clearly a very logical extension to a successful range, so we were only too happy to oblige!”
The Elements CS Series is available in three two-way, full range configurations and as a flyable subwoofer. The Elements 115Cs and Elements 112Cs feature 15” and 12” weatherproof Black Widow® woofers and an RX™22 2” titanium diaphragm compression driver tweeter coupled to a Quadratic-Throat Waveguide® rotatable horn. The Elements 115CS and Elements 112CS can be ordered with either a 60° X 40° or a 105° X 60° horn. The Elements 108CS combines a 75° X 75° horn with an 8” weatherproof woofer in a compact and durable enclosure. The Elements 212CS subwoofer is a flyable subwoofer enclosure featuring a pair of 12” weatherproof woofers.
Visit the Peavey Commercial Audio booth #6775 or the demo room in room W224A at InfoComm 2019 for more information or contact your local authorized retailer
About Peavey Commercial Audio
Peavey Commercial Audio is a division of Peavey Electronics Corporation. Established in 1965, and recognized worldwide as a leading manufacturer of professional audio equipment and integrated solutions, Peavey Commercial Audio’s brands of MediaMatrix, Crest Audio and Peavey professional sound reinforcement are seen, and heard, in more than 10,000 systems around the globe.
Peavey Commercial Audio, through its MediaMatrix product line, launched in 1993 and pioneered the digital signal processing industry for commercial audio installations.
Today, Peavey remains the leading authority in digital signal and control processing, setting the bar for all others to follow. Together with its amplification and live performance brand – Crest Audio, acquired in 1999 – Peavey Commercial Audio continues the legacy of the world’s most trusted, powerful and reliable touring-class sound reinforcement tools.
A global leader in designing and manufacturing power amplifiers for live performance, our portfolio also covers commercial and networked audio distributed public address sound systems, including digital mixing consoles for live and installed audio markets.
Peavey Commercial Audio’s multi award winning products from input through output to control and monitoring continue to be the most specified and installed, relied on to perform without fault, with 24/7-365 reliability being an integral part of the world’s largest, most prestigious and identifiable landmarks and venues.
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