Ellisville, MS Hello I've recently been given a vintage Peavey series amp and peavey cabinet. Both appear to be in decent condition and could be used with a little work. I plugged the head into an 8 ohm PA speaker just to see if it worked and this thing is insanely loud for only 80 watts?? I have a watt fender rumble that I recently bought for everyday use mainly because the thing is only 22 lbs but that old Peavey head seemed way louder than my rumble. That's not my real issue though.
Peavey C Guitar Speaker Cabinet ( Watts, 2x12") | zZounds
To my surprise, they turned up with a pair of Peavey SPohm tops and a pair of Peavey D-8ohm subs, I'm talking the old 80's ones with the silver strips on the sides and the BW drivers with the silver dust caps. They're old enough that Peavey does not support this series with manuals or any other info on their website, and the model names were used for other subsequent model ranges, so I can't find trustworthy info in searches. Can any of you vets tell me what these speakers were rated for, or what they can handle? I used this system last night in tough conditions--packed house, punk rock--and found both FOH and monitors underpowered and struggling. It's a long, narrow room and it just couldn't reach the back of the room especially with all those bodies.
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I'm selling my vintage 's Peavey 2x15 cabinet. This thing is indestructible. Yeah it's heavy, and a bit of a pain to lug around, but it will take a licking and keep on rocking. I love this thing and there's nothing like 2 15's to fill out the bottom end, but I no longer have a car this will fit into and I'm just frankly not gigging enough to justify keeping this and my other stuff. And did I mention my wife wants me to reduce my equipment quantity?