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Peavey PR 15 Loudspeaker  

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Overview
  • Two-way sound reinforcement enclosure
  • 15" heavy-duty woofer with a 2-3/8" voice coil
  • RX14 1.4" titanium diaphragm compression driver
Description & Specs
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    $379.99
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Superior sound quality and supreme durability from advanced materials.

The PR 15 is a two-way sound reinforcement system consisting of a heavy-duty 15" woofer and a RX14 titanium diaphragm, dynamic compression driver mounted on a 90° x 40° coverage constant-directivity horn. The lightweight-yet-rugged injection-molded plastic enclosure with molded-in standmount cup facilitates portable use for live music or speech sound. A black powdercoated steel grille provides driver protection and a professional appearance. The PR 15 speaker system is rated at 400 watts program power handling, and the full crossover network includes high voltage film capacitors and high frequency driver protection for clear, punchy sound and excellent long-term reliability. Two 1/4" phone jack input connectors make daisy-chaining to other speakers simple.

Features
  • Two-way sound reinforcement enclosure
  • 15" heavy-duty woofer with a 2-3/8" voice coil
  • RX14 1.4" titanium diaphragm compression driver
  • 400 watts program/800 watts peak power handling
  • Crossover network for driver protection and EQ
  • High-frequency driver protection
  • Lightweight trapezoidal enclosure
  • Durable plastic injection-molded enclosure
  • Heavy-duty steel grille
  • Molded-in pole mount
  • Top and bottom flying point inserts
  • 90° x 40° coverage constant directivity horn for better off-axis tonality
  • 21-1/2"W x 28-3/4"H x 17"D
  • 42lb.
  • Made in the USA

For serious volume and serious fidelity without laying down serious bucks, make this Peavey speaker yours today!

 
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PeaveyPR 15 Loudspeaker
 
4.4

(based on 44 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (24)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (6)
  • Lightweight (6)
  • Easy to use (5)
  • Durable (4)
  • Compact (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Outdoor events / games (6)
    • Performances (5)
    • Pro audio / DJ / mixing (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Professional musician (5)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Good Speakers, Bad Users

    Other things that kill speakers, feedback, under-powering, and trying to run high volume low freq.
    1. feedback sends AC voltage to the speakers. Each time this happens it heats up the
    ...Read complete review

    Other things that kill speakers, feedback, under-powering, and trying to run high volume low freq.
    1. feedback sends AC voltage to the speakers. Each time this happens it heats up the
    voice coil and eventually burns it out.
    2. Too low of freq. at a high volume. Each driver is designed for a specific usage. Once again, heat
    will burn it out. Use Subs for low freq.
    3. Not enough wattage from your amp. Yes I said not enough. Users often make the mistake of
    buying high wattage rated speakers, but don't have the proper amp to run them. Amps are rated
    at so many watts. If a lower wattage amp is turned up too far for more volume, and it clips
    (heard as distortion) it begins sending AC power directly to the voice coils and soon burns
    them out. To allow for higher head room and reduce the chance of clipping, a good rule is to
    use an amp that is 1 1/2 times to 2 times the rated wattage of the speaker. This allows
    enough head room to run the speakers. Then use good judgment with volume.
    4. Too low of ohms will burn out your amps. My rule, keep above 4ohms. Or 1 amp per
    2 speakers rated at 8 ohms each connected in parallel = 4 ohms. Good luck.
    I often times read bad reviews about speakers. Before writing bad reviews, make sure you really know what you are talking about... If you used the speakers for what they are designed for they will work great. I have 4, play them hard and have never had a problem. If you are trying to use them as DJ speakers without Subs, and the proper wattage amps, yup, you guessed it, damage and bad sound.
    indestructible. No carpet!!!

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Okay.

    Perhaps we only got a couple of bad ones. They were light and nice to set up and tear down, but they didn't deliver the live sound we were looking for. When they...Read complete review

    Perhaps we only got a couple of bad ones. They were light and nice to set up and tear down, but they didn't deliver the live sound we were looking for. When they started going downhill, everything would begin distorting and buzzing before it finally blew out.
    They look pretty ugly unless you want the industrial look for your room or don't care about what your speakers look like. Love how lightweight they are, though.
    They worked okay for about six months with setting up and tearing them down 3 times a week. After that, they started crapping out. Difficult to get clean sounds, bad bass punch, and recently one blew out.

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    5.0

    Best ever owned

    By PianoMan

    from Olympia, WA

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Events
      • Home Studio
      • Performances

      Comments about Peavey PR 15 Loudspeaker:

      For the value, these are the best speakers I've ever owned.

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      5.0

      Great, versitile speaker

      By Billy

      from Atlanta, GA

      About Me Experienced

      Ask me a question

      Pros

      • Clear Sound
      • Great Sound
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Bass Or Guitar Amp
        • Events
        • Mobile DJ
        • Performances

        Comments about Peavey PR 15 Loudspeaker:

        I play bass and electric guitar in a gospel/rock/R&B band (with a drummer), and use this speaker with a 250-watt P.A. head as my amp for both instruments. I run my bass (5-string with low B) through a compressor pedal and my guitar through POD floor unit (that's my guitar amp). Both then go through direct boxes, into the main P.A. via XLR cables, and into my P.A. head with 1/4" cables. This little rig gives me plenty of EQ and power to hear everything as loud as I need on stage. I'm really happy with the lows I get from this speaker. The low B rumbles as well as through any bass amp I've ever used, and with the horn it gives me a great representation of what the crowd will hear through the band's big P.A. I love the light weight of this speaker as well. My P.A. head weighs more than the speaker does!

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        4.0

        Neodymium ultra-lightweight woofers

        By bennybass

        from Oklahoma

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

        • Clear Sound
        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Events
          • Mobile DJ
          • Performances

          Comments about Peavey PR 15 Loudspeaker:

          one feature not mentioned in the product description is the neodymium woofers. this contributes to the relatively light weight and portability of these speakers. Ugly? they're not home stereo speakers. they have a clean sound but, imho are a little deficient in the bass.

          one problem I encountered: the speaker protection "fuses," are actually automotive interior dome light bulbs! on each of mine I had a problem with the glass tube of the bulb coming loose from the metal ends of the bulb. this intermittent problem drove me crazy! I even purchased new, only to discover the issue I mentioned. I super-glued the glass to the metal ends, and problem solved.
          I would only recommend the speakers dependent upon their intended use. they won't take loads of power and, as previously mentioned are somewhat deficient in the bass.
          as is common with most speakers of this type, the aluminum diaphraghms in the tweeters are delicate and easily blown.

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          5.0

          Sounds Great

          By JustAnotherBrick

          from Paxton IL

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Events
            • Mobile DJ
            • Performances

            Comments about Peavey PR 15 Loudspeaker:

            We use these speakers for small to Medium and Some Outdoor Gigs. We have 3 vocals and mike 3 amps, and they sound great. Built Solid and handle the rigors of the road

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            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great Speaker-Great Price-Great Service

            By mrbman

            from Fort Worth TX

            About Me Professional Musician

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Compact
            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Events
              • Performances

              Comments about Peavey PR 15 Loudspeaker:

              I used these speakers for the first time this last weekend and got many comments on the great sound they produce. As a solo guitarist, I play in many different settings and most of the time the settings are very intimate and my Acoustic Image Coda amp is all that I need. But at times, I play larger venues or outdoors and need more projection. These PR15s are just exactly what I needed. They connect easily to my amp with a speak-on to 1/4" cable and really deliver the quality of sound that I have been seeking with a system that is light weight and easy to move and set up. Having a master's degree in classical guitar, I prefer a clear, well-rounded, projected tone and with my Acoustic Image amp and the PR15's, I get just that. As to the experience of buying through Musician's Friend, all I can say is they were excellent in the sale and extremely prompt in getting my PR15s delivered. Great service, great price and great speaker.

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Peavy 15's did the job outdoors....

              By The Godfather

              from Burton MI

              About Me Professional Musician

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Compact
              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Events
                • Mobile DJ

                Comments about Peavey PR 15 Loudspeaker:

                Am a 65 year old respected mobile dj from near Flint Michigan. Been using the Peavy PR l2's and l5's for 3 years now. Just used a set of 15's and 12's daisy chained 90 feet apart with a 1500 watt QSC amp at Back to the Bricks, one of the nation's top outdoor car shows. Crystal clear audio 200 yards from the speakers near the historic Durant hotel on Saginaw in downtown Flint. Although both the 12's and 15's will pop out the 1/4 inch speaker cables unless taped or secured to the cabinet at high volumes they are lightweight and delivery ultra faithful sound and take a lot of abuse. Best speaker i've used in my 35 years as a mobile and 1500 events. Yes, at teen or club events you'll need a sub for best sound but i never use a sub and get no complaints.
                The plastic non carpeted cabinets are great for rainy outdoor occassions. Wish this design came in an 18 inch cabinet. Dan "The Godfather" McPhail Burton MI

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                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                Okay.

                Comments about Peavey PR 15 Loudspeaker:

                Perhaps we only got a couple of bad ones. They were light and nice to set up and tear down, but they didn't deliver the live sound we were looking for. When they started going downhill, everything would begin distorting and buzzing before it finally blew out.
                They look pretty ugly unless you want the industrial look for your room or don't care about what your speakers look like. Love how lightweight they are, though.
                They worked okay for about six months with setting up and tearing them down 3 times a week. After that, they started crapping out. Difficult to get clean sounds, bad bass punch, and recently one blew out.

                Comment on this review

                (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Still Thumpin' & Pumpin'!

                By TJ 'Ricky Rox' Votel

                from Twin Cities, Minnesota

                Comments about Peavey PR 15 Loudspeaker:

                there are only two improvements I'd make on these speakers. I think they need a more attractive, modern cabinet and I wish they could handle more wattage.
                I wrote a review on these Peavey neo cabs about 2 or 3 years ago. Since then I'm still using the same speakers (I had 10 pairs at that time) and I've added 4 more since then. I'm putting on between 8 and 12 shows every week and I take a great amount of pride in how my music sounds and it always sounds fabulous. I attribute a good deal of the credit to Peavey. I go by the philosophy that your sound will only be as good as the weakest component in the system and the operator's knowledge and ability. THESE SPEAKERS ARE FABULOUS! I've read a few reviews that attribute crappy sound to the speakers. I can tell you unequivicably that their problem is not with these speakers. I also had some problems with speakers 'kicking' the 1/4" cables out but discovered that it was an amp/mixing issue and since I corrected the problem it hasn't happened at all since then). Do yourself a favor, get these speakers. Also get high quality mics such as EV 767s, a high quality amp (check out the QSC G7), a quality mixing board (I like Yamaha) and definitely get a Peavey Kosmos. You can have legendary sound too. And no, I do not have any affiliation whatsoever with Peavey other than that of a pleased consumer.
                Durable, rugged, tough-as-nails. Great sound & range. Lightweight and easy to handle. What more do you want?
                There's nothing close

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                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great Speakers For Small Venues

                By Derek Compton

                from Republic MO

                Comments about Peavey PR 15 Loudspeaker:

                I bought these speakers a year ago for my band (Cole Porter Band). We use these speakers for smaller venues that we play at because they are extreamly light weight and pack a nice punch. They are also great for the road and are very durable. The only complaint i have with these are they have a lot of high's and not enough low's and mid's in them because of the plastic sides. But with a little eq work, you can have these speakers sounding great!

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                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Best Value for weight & Size

                By Frank Casto

                from Marietta, OH

                Comments about Peavey PR 15 Loudspeaker:

                Very light compared to plywood or MDF enclosures. The sound is very clean, and the SPL are very good for the money. I also have JBL Eons, and while the SPL rating are better on the JBL's, they are quite a bit more expensive. I have used the Sonic and Kustom speakers as well. Cheaper usually means heavier constrction with less expensive materials, and lower SPL for the dollar. The Peaveys have a great history with many famous bands, and will continue to do so.

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