Peavey Impulse 12D 1200-Watt Powered PA Speaker with Ribbon Driver 1200w Powered Enclosure with Ribbon Driver

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The Impulse 12D powered enclosure from Peavey features a true ribbon driver and a 12" Peavey Black Widow loudspeaker engineered with dual voice coil, push-pull technology, and a neodymium magnet. A Wo... Click To Read More About This Product

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The Impulse 12D powered enclosure from Peavey features a true ribbon driver and a 12" Peavey Black Widow loudspeaker engineered with dual voice coil, push-pull technology, and a neodymium magnet. A Woofer Servo circuit monitors back-EMF and controls cone motion, ensuring the cone's movement mirrors the driving signal from the power amp, and resulting in very low distortion, high power handling, and rock-solid low-frequency attack.

The advanced ribbon driver”an exclusive Peavey design based on the ribbons used in the Peavey Versarray line array”provides 90 H x 30 V coverage, with sonically transparent reproduction.

Utilizing Peavey's revolutionary IPR power amplifier technology, the Impulse 12D produces 1,200 watts of efficient power while weighing a very lightweight 39 pounds. IPR amplifiers are designed with a lightweight switch-mode power supply and a high-speed Class D topology that yields the highest audio resolution and efficiency available.

The Input section features two input channels and a line output, with a mix of I/O options such as combination XLR-1„4" 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 including Wireless I/O, Delay/Time Adjustment, Mixer Expander, Ethernet I/O, and more.

The Impulse 12D is housed in a durable, injection-molded enclosure that includes a polemount, three flying points, and a tilt-back design to facilitate use as a personal monitor.

Features
  • 1,200 watts from Peavey IPR power section
  • Auto Off
  • Two independently mixed input channels with level controls and mic/line switch
  • Two-way, bi-amplified, optimized active servo drive loudspeaker system
  • 12" Black Widow loudspeaker with dual voice coil and neodymium magnet design
  • Proprietary 120 mm ribbon driver on a low-coloration waveguide
  • Combo XLR-1„4" and Phoenix connectors on channel 1
  • Combo XLR-1„4" and RCA connectors on channel 2
  • XLR, 1„4" TRS and Phoenix outputs on Line Out
  • Woofer Servo technology
  • Exclusive DDT anti-clipping speaker protection
  • Bass Enhancement circuit provides automatic equal loudness compensation
  • Mounting bay for optional input function modules
  • Rugged polypropylene molded enclosure with tilt-back design for monitor use
  • Pole mount molded-in
  • Top, bottom and side flying point inserts
Specifications
  • Weight: 39lb.
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PeaveyImpulse 12D 1200-Watt Powered PA Speaker with Ribbon Driver
 
3.9

(based on 10 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

I'm selling my other speakers!

The Impulse 12D is crazy good. I've never owned anything with ribbon drivers before and I really don't understand why they are better, but the proofs in the listening! All I know is...Read complete review

The Impulse 12D is crazy good. I've never owned anything with ribbon drivers before and I really don't understand why they are better, but the proofs in the listening! All I know is I only need 2 of these for mains in a small club with my powered subs and there's plenty of headroom. I'm doing rooms with about 150-200 people with these and 2 powered Mackie subs. So far, so good, the sound is amazing and I don't have much to carry in at all. It's SOOOOO much easier than what I was doing with racks full of heavy amps and passive speakers which were heavier than the 12D anyway. I don't need an assistant anymore (sorry Tim) which saves me $75 a night!!!!! I'll have these paid off in 2 months from that alone. Life is good. THANK YOU PEAVEY!!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

They're Junk

Peavey has really made a mistake with these things. My first BRAND NEW pair lacked internal baffling, although the glue which holds it had been applied. One speaker had crosstalk between two of...Read complete review

Peavey has really made a mistake with these things. My first BRAND NEW pair lacked internal baffling, although the glue which holds it had been applied. One speaker had crosstalk between two of the 'independent' channels. The blue LED on the front of the other unit didn't work, which turns red when clipping. One woofer made a terrible WHACK! under moderate bass. The top edge of both cases was cracked. The bass enhancement button on one was loose, and the electronics were very slow to engage. They smelled like an electrical fire when turned on - complete with faint smoking. I called Peavey, who had me return them, and shipped me a replacement pair (supposedly thoroughly inspected). Neither of the cases were cracked, but otherwise, they had the same problems! - Glitchy electronics, internal baffling not installed, lights that didn't work. Peavey's OWN support forum lists other such complaints. One customer returned FOUR pairs of 12D's, before giving up and buying something else.

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(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best sounding powered speaker

By ffej

from Minot ND

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Clean Sound Lots Of Power
  • Clear Sound
  • Compact
  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Events
    • Performances

    Comments about Peavey Impulse 12D 1200-Watt Powered PA Speaker with Ribbon Driver:

    Two of these with four powered Behringer subs took the place of a large heavy dull sounding old PA they rock crowds of over four hundred people now!

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Thumpin Bass Clear Highs

    By Rick Hoffman

    from Rockville, Md

    Comments about Peavey Impulse 12D 1200-Watt Powered PA Speaker with Ribbon Driver:

    Not sure what these other reviews are talking about. This speaker thumps! I use these for wedding DJ gigs and I always get comments about how much bass they throw out. The ribbons in here are also nice as they eliminate the harsh highs that my Eon's have. I'm gonna pick myself up another pair. peace out.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    These Rock!

    By Fred Smith

    from New York City, New York

    Comments about Peavey Impulse 12D 1200-Watt Powered PA Speaker with Ribbon Driver:

    I acn't beleive how great these enclosures sound! I hooked them up and I was blown away by the high end of these ribbon drivers. All I can say is WOW! The low end coming out of them sounded good as well. I am a DJ and these are the best sounding speakers I ahve heard in the 20+ years I have been doing this. Way to go Peavey! Fred Smith

    (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Lightweight and Very Powerful !!

    By MisterDJ

    from Winnipeg, MB, Canada

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Compact
    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Events
      • Home Studio
      • Mobile DJ
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Peavey Impulse 12D 1200-Watt Powered PA Speaker with Ribbon Driver:

      I wish they made these speakers when I first started out being a mobile dj. I know that if it came down to the very worst, I could still 'rock the party' with just 1 speaker. 1200 watts is fantastic! My other speakers were 100 watts in total. Amazing! I would highly recommend these to everyone I talk tp.

      Ed Benner
      By Request Music Services

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Dissapointing

      By daniel williams

      from fayetteville, nc

      Comments about Peavey Impulse 12D 1200-Watt Powered PA Speaker with Ribbon Driver:

      I bought two of these speakers and the first time I used them one blew. I sent it to get repaired, it took 4 months until i got it back and once i got it back it blew again. This speaker is not what i thought it was.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Sorry Peavey, but please try again

      By David Roberts

      from Bensalem, PA

      Comments about Peavey Impulse 12D 1200-Watt Powered PA Speaker with Ribbon Driver:

      I had high hopes for these �ۡ���� I�ۡ���m partial to ribbon drivers from my audiophile days. I was very disappointed. I did an in-store side by side against the JBL 515XT, with which I�ۡ���m very familiar. The Impulse just couldn�ۡ���t compare in my opinion. The deep bass was missing and the mid bass sounded hollow. The high end sounded somewhat clean except at the extreme where I heard sibilance for the first time in a recording I�ۡ���m very familiar with. I like Peavey (love their amps) but I would not recommend this speaker.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      They're Junk

      By JRO

      from N.E. Oklahoma

      Comments about Peavey Impulse 12D 1200-Watt Powered PA Speaker with Ribbon Driver:

      Peavey has really made a mistake with these things. My first BRAND NEW pair lacked internal baffling, although the glue which holds it had been applied. One speaker had crosstalk between two of the 'independent' channels. The blue LED on the front of the other unit didn't work, which turns red when clipping. One woofer made a terrible WHACK! under moderate bass. The top edge of both cases was cracked. The bass enhancement button on one was loose, and the electronics were very slow to engage. They smelled like an electrical fire when turned on - complete with faint smoking. I called Peavey, who had me return them, and shipped me a replacement pair (supposedly thoroughly inspected). Neither of the cases were cracked, but otherwise, they had the same problems! - Glitchy electronics, internal baffling not installed, lights that didn't work. Peavey's OWN support forum lists other such complaints. One customer returned FOUR pairs of 12D's, before giving up and buying something else.

      (8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      I'm selling my other speakers!

      By Sound Peach

      from Macon, GA

      Comments about Peavey Impulse 12D 1200-Watt Powered PA Speaker with Ribbon Driver:

      The Impulse 12D is crazy good. I've never owned anything with ribbon drivers before and I really don't understand why they are better, but the proofs in the listening! All I know is I only need 2 of these for mains in a small club with my powered subs and there's plenty of headroom. I'm doing rooms with about 150-200 people with these and 2 powered Mackie subs. So far, so good, the sound is amazing and I don't have much to carry in at all. It's SOOOOO much easier than what I was doing with racks full of heavy amps and passive speakers which were heavier than the 12D anyway. I don't need an assistant anymore (sorry Tim) which saves me $75 a night!!!!! I'll have these paid off in 2 months from that alone. Life is good. THANK YOU PEAVEY!!

      (7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Best sounding speaker I've ever heard

      By Anonymous

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Peavey Impulse 12D 1200-Watt Powered PA Speaker with Ribbon Driver:

      I don't normally write reviews - but this is definitely the best sounding powered PA speaker I have ever heard. The high end clarity is amazing ...

      (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Please allow me to elaborate!

      By financialguy50

      from Atlanta, GA

      Comments about Peavey Impulse 12D 1200-Watt Powered PA Speaker with Ribbon Driver:

      I had this on backorder for months and months. Well, it was worth the wait. This is absolutely the best sounding speaker I've ever owned. It never runs out of gas and allows me to run my grocery hole in front of the crowd and know that everyone out there can hear me clearly. It's very clear sounding, which I assume is because of the ribbon driver. It's also got some special thing in the circuitry that changes the EQ as you turn it up, which is supposed to minimize ear fatigue. I'm not sure which evil genius figured that out, but it's awesome that they did! Buy this, you will not be disappointed.

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