• Peavey Electronics introduces Aquarius AQ Series Enclosures

    Peavey Electronics introduces the Aquarius AQ Series Enclosures, said to be an ideal combination of reliability, performance, and value, delivering an increase in power while using less power to create more output.

    The AQ Series debuts with two models: the Peavey AQ 12 and AQ 15, the key difference being a 12-inch woofer versus a 15-inch woofer. Peavey's DX 14 compression driver tweeter with 1.4 inch titanium diaphragm coupled to a 110 by 80 degree coverage Quadratic Throat Waveguide is used for both models.

    Each fan-cooled unit features a bi-amped power section that provides a total nominal 1000W of peak available dynamic power with signal compression against overload. There’s 670W peak available for the woofer and 330W peak for the tweeter.

    Both AQ Series speakers have Digital Signal Processing (DSP), providing a crossover function, driver limiting, as well as the driver EQ. The DSP processing uses 56 bit double-precision, and 48 kHz 24 bit conversion is used.

    On each speaker’s back panel, six EQ presets are accessed via a one-knob rotary selector switch. The six presets are Live Music, Club/DJ, Stream/Playback, Monitor, Acoustic, and Voice. There’s a balanced TRS quarter-inch input, which can connect to a mixer or an output from a media player, as well as a balanced XLR input, which allows for linking of additional speaker systems or feed of the signal to a powered subwoofer. A dynamic microphone can be connected directly via the XLR input and accessed via the Mic/Line switch. Alternatively, a Bluetooth signal can be streamed in, with a separate control for signal level adjustment. Combined, these features make the AQ Series target applications such as sound reinforcement, public address, side fill system, karaoke, or musical playback.

    Both the AQ 12 and AQ 15 have injection-molded plastic enclosures, with a 1 ⅜-inch molded-in pole mount. The trapezoidal cabinet has three handles, and two extra angled sections on either side allow for use as a floor monitor.

    MSRP $599.99 for AQ 12 and $699.99 for AQ 15.

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