Peavey BWX Series 1208-8sps Black Widow Loudspeaker

Peavey BWX Series 1208-8sps Black Widow Loudspeaker

Peavey BWX Series 1208-8sps Black Widow Loudspeaker

B&H # PE1208SSFBWS MFR # 00560760
Peavey BWX Series 1208-8sps Black Widow Loudspeaker

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The 12” Peavey BWX Series 1208-8sps Black Widow Loudspeaker is equipped with a tough, water-resistant cone and a surround with an innovative asymmetrical-M style design for improving mid-range clarity. This loudspeaker features good power handling capability along with high sound quality and low distortion. The dust cap is also made of the same water-resistant material.

The voice coil assemblies on the drivers use thermoset-insulated aluminum or copper ribbon wire bonded onto a durable, heat-resistant, polyimide composite former. The coil wires are solderless, diffusion-welded to high conductivity OFHC copper foil leads, which are embedded inside the former assembly and soldered to the tinsel leads with high-temperature silver solder. The solder joint is then coated with a thermally conductive silicone adhesive for encapsulation and heat dissipation.

The voice coil assemblies are bonded to the Kevlar cone and the tough nylon composite spider using thermoset epoxy. The spider and surround are bonded to the frame with a high strength, toughened adhesive. The speaker magnet’s structure has been optimized for better power handling.

The drivers have cast-aluminum frames, replaceable basket assemblies, Rubatex gaskets, and spring-loaded terminals. The loudspeaker’s baskets are designed so that they can be replaced in a few minutes without having to re-cone the speakers. The drivers are suitable for a wide range of sound reinforcement, playback, subwoofer, and monitor applications.

The 1208-8sps Loudspeaker works well in sealed or vented enclosure designs, and its smooth, extended frequency response makes it a great mid-range performer. Since the 1208sps Loudspeaker’s low-frequency output is limited, it should be used along with a subwoofer when response below 60 Hz is needed. The best application for this loudspeaker is in compact enclosures and during high-quality mid-bass/mid-range reproduction at high sound pressure levels.

Note: The 12" loudspeaker's drivers are usable up to 3.5 kHz but work best below 2.5 kHz.

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Peavey BWX Series 1208-8sps Black Widow Loudspeaker
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    Size 12.0" (30.5 cm)
    Frame OD: 12.25" (31.1 cm)
    Bolt Circle: 11.6" (29.8 cm), 8 holes
    Cutout Diameter: 10.9" (27.7 cm)
    Depth: 3.5" (8.9 cm)
    Impedance 8 Ω
    Power Capacity 2,000 W peak
    1,000 W program
    500 W continuous per AES 2-1984, 65 to 650 Hz
    Sensitivity 96.9 dB, 1 W/1 m
    Frequency Range 50 Hz to 3.5 kHz
    Cone Material Kevlar impregnated cellulose
    Voice Coil Diameter 4" (10 cm)
    Material Voice Coil:
    Aluminum ribbon wire
    Polyimide-impregnated fiberglass former
    Nomex stiffener
    Solderless diffusion welded OFHC copper leads
    DC Resistance 5.43 Ω
    Surface Area of Cone (Sd) 0.052 m2
    Efficiency Voice Coil & Magnet System: 15.13 T/M
    Resonance Free Air: 56.1 Hz
    Volume 0.055 m3
    Force Restorative: 142.2 µM/N
    Mass Total: 1.8 oz (50.7 g)
    Characteristics Resonance Characteristics of Mechanical Factors: 9.51
    Resonance Characteristics of Electrical Factors: 0.448
    Resonance Characteristics of Electrical & Mechanical Factors: 0.428
    Distance Distance the cone can move in one direction: 0.18" (0.47 cm)
    Inductance 0.36 mH
    SPL 96.9 dB, 1 W/1 m
    Efficiency Electrical to Acoustical Conversion Efficiency: 3.1 %
    Air Displacement 29.8 cu.in. (488.0 ml)
    Volume Displaced In 3 ml 109 cu.in (1,797 ml)
    Continuous Power Maximum: 1,000 Wpgm
    Weight 16.0 lb (7.3 kg)
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