I am going to write about an outdoor event held last Saturday which featured Peavey sound reinforcement equipment.
We had five bands under a large tent and medium stage. The weather fought us from Friday night till Saturday afternoon when the first band took stage and the rain stopped for the rest of the event!
We used entirely Peavey equipment on loan from West Music. Two Sp2 main cabinets, one Peavey 2x18 sub, two SP5 for monitor, and three power amps and one stereo EQ. The board was a 20 channel PV20-USB. Yes, we recorded the entire event to hard drive via USB, but I admit we ended up with a too loud bass drum. That was a condenser mic-the PV20 board has 48v phantom power-on the bass drum, so maybe we had it adjusted wrong, but it was a great LIVE mix. The crowd and the bands had a great time, much credit going to a fine sounding outdoor system. You know how difficult it can be to get a good mix outdoors!
This is my main point here-Peavey equipment is as good as anything you can buy! We had a pro sound quality with products that are rugged, reliable and clean, and of course, costing less than major “professional” brands.
The sound man we used has big time professional experience and he was impressed with what we did. He was only going to help us set up and dial it in, but he enjoyed himself so much, he stayed and mixed sound for all five bands. Despite the systems’ relatively small size for an outdoor event, we rocked the joint! If you are in the market for a PA that can do it all, I encourage you to look again at a fine American company, Peavey Electronics.