I've used these speakers for mains with karaoke live bands they sounds great
I had rented a pair of these before and really liked them. I needed a speaker for outdoor live shows with nice bass and clear voice, and this has both. One speaker was just enough power for an outdoor show at a local venue, but I recommend 2 of these or the 15" version if you don't want to overwork them.
This speakers works great as a floor monitor a lot of wattage and output. Sadly there no low cut so you might get bass coupling with the floor. I've never used it as a main pa speaker but for smaller events or DJ/wedding events I think it would be a good choice.
These speakers crank. I play in an alternative rock band and we have a pair of these. The vocals sound very clean using just a basic mixer. Great overall sound and tons of power with a pair. We will be adding another speaker to be used as a floor monitor very soon.
When I purchased the speaker, I was looking forward to a great Peavey sound. But, the sound quality is average or simply okay. I purchased one of the expansion modules so I could plug in more than one guitar and mic. As a monitor is serves its purpose, and as a main, once again it is alright. With a decent mixer, you can work around it to get a better sound. Later, I purchased a Peavey DM 112 that is far more superior in sound than the PVXP 12, and cost was way cheaper. I am planning to purchase another DM112 and most likely trade the PVXP12 or sell it at a loss. My recommendation is simply, if you like Peavey speakers and want good sound quality, go with the DM112 and it will save you some money to purchase other items you need for your gigs.
In less than 2 months I have had 2 go on me. The first the horn died on the first job the replacement was DOA at the first gig it was used on. We used it as a monitor at practice and took it to the gig it would not power up. Peavey used to be good equipment for the money but I am done with them, their quality control since moving to China is terrible. That said Sweetwater has always taken care of use and their service is fantastic I won't buy anywhere else. Props out to my rep Mike Arango.
Nice speakers, tons of power, but terrible quality interior electronics. Bought 2 of these a little over a year ago, have used them weekly ever since, but both stopped working after about 1 year of use. Luckily the peavey warranty covered the repairs. But seriously? After only 1 year they both break down? (fyi, the first one I had repaired had to have a completely rebuilt power section)
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