Peavey XR1200 Series Powered Mixing Consoles Feature DSP & More
Peavey have recently introduced two new mixers to the renowned Peavey XR® Series powered-mixer line, the XR 1220 console and rack-mountable XR 1212, featuring patented Peavey technology and extensive digital signal processing.
The new XR 1220 and XR 1212 are based on dual 600-watt, class D power amplifiers that can be configured into five operating modes: Left & Right, Left & Right with Subwoofer, Main & Monitor; Main & Monitor with Subwoofer; and Monitor 1 and Monitor 2. The power amps deliver 600 watts to each side in all modes, and those modes with subwoofer option have a built-in fourth-order crossover that sends all frequencies below 100 Hz to the sub output and everything above 100Hz to the internal power amps.
Each standard channel includes an XLR input and ¼” line input, as well as a ¼” channel insert, gain adjustment, 80 Hz low-cut switch, two monitor sends, EFX send, and 4 band EQ with low, low mid (set at 450Hz to improve clarity), high and Peavey’s proprietary Mid-Morph™ equalization controls. Mid-Morph improves the sound no matter which direction the knob is turned. When the control is turned to the left it cuts 2KHz but when turned to the right it boosts 4KHz.
The master section features digital nine-band graphic EQ for both output amplifiers, with a built-in Real-Time Analyser that analyses the room and sets the EQ curves automatically when a microphone is connected to its XLR input. The master section also includes Peavey’s exclusive Feedback Ferret® digital feedback elimination and a digital effects section that includes a range of reverbs, delays and chorus' with preset storage.
Feedback Ferret applies sophisticated, narrow “smart” filters that find and suppress offending frequencies through virtually instantaneous notching with incremental attenuation to eliminate the feedback. The algorithm continuously checks and rechecks the problem frequencies and then releases the filters when it no longer detects feedback.
Peavey’s new XR Series powered mixers are available from authorised Peavey retailers now!