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Peavey 10" Black Widows!

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by hrgiger, Apr 17, 2009.

  1. hrgiger


    Jan 11, 2009
    I just realized that Peavey has been making a 10" BWX speaker (I think they still make it...) I have heard people refer incorrectly to sheffields as BW's before but I didn't know about this speaker. 4" voice coil kevlar impregnated cone just like the other ones. And replaceable basket. The SPS model is the one they recommend for bass. 500 watt continuous, 4.6 xmax. Pretty wicked for a 10"! :bassist:





  2. billfitzmaurice

    billfitzmaurice Commercial User

    Sep 15, 2004
    New Hampshire
    Owner, Bill Fitzmaurice Loudspeaker Design
    500 w seems impressive as all get out, but when it comes to low frequency output what matters is xmax, and 4.6mm is hardly better than the 3.5 pound Eminence S2010, and less than the 9 pound BP102. The Peavey Fs is less than spectacular also. A well built driver to be sure, but best suited as a PA midbass driver.
  3. hrgiger


    Jan 11, 2009
    Yes I think it was billed as general low frequency driver, for bass, keyboards, or pa.

    In the pdf file Peavey says:

    "Because of their small size, strong deep
    bass performance should not be
    expected. This is a necessary
    compromise, considering the design
    intent of these special drivers. However,
    output capabilities in the midbass and
    midrange are extraordinarily high.
    The sps version is preferred if the driver
    will be required to reproduce bass. It has
    better enclosure tuning and bass output
    capabilities for full range operation. In
    designs that will high-pass the 10" driver
    and use a subwoofer for bass signals or
    for horn applications, the he version is the
    better choice."

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