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Peavey PVi 8500 8-Channel 400W Powered PA Head with Bluetooth and FX

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Eight channels, 200 watts.

The Peavey PVi 8500 is a revolutionary all-in-one powered mixer with everything a musician needs: eight combination XLR and 1/4" inputs using Peavey's award-winning mic preamps, and 400 watts of peak power for crystal-clear audio reproduction. The Peavey PVi 8500 uses exclusive and patented features like Mid Morph to accurately help improve tone and clarity of vocals. Feedback is quickly and easily identified and removed with Peavey's nine-band graphic EQ combined with our patented and revolutionary FLS Feedback Locating System. The PVi 8500 / PV8500 is equipped with Peavey's exclusive Kosmos-C technology, which drastically enhances both the low and high end of the audio spectrum. Footswitchable, built-in 24-bit digital effects complements the already feature-packed unit. Connect virtually any music device to this versatile mixer via the onboard 1/4", RCA and 1/8" mini jacks.

FEATURES
FLS Feedback Locating System
Footswitchable effects defeat
Combination XLR and 1/4" input jacks
RCA, 1/8" Media input
Selectable 9-Band Graphic EQ with FLS
Selectable Main or Monitor dual power section
RCA Record outputs
On-board 24- bit digital effects with mute button
Clip light and signal present indicator
Main line level 1/4" output
Speaker protection circuit
48 Volt Phantom Power
Bluetooth streaming audio

Order today and handle most gigs and rehearsals with a lightweight, great-sounding powered mixer.

SPECIFICATIONS
INPUT SENSITIVITY:
Mic In to full power at the power amp. Master Volume Nom.
Full: -40 dBu
Nominal: -22 dBu
Line In to full power at the power amp. Master Volume Nom.
Full: -10 dBu
Nominal: +8 dBu

CHANNEL EQ:
Shelving EQ
Low EQ 80 Hz ±15 dB
Mid-Morph
Low 250 Hz ±15 dB
High 4 kHz ±15 dB
High EQ 12 kHz ±15 dB
CLIP LED:
Clip LEDs come on 3 dB before clipping.

FREQUENCY RESPONSE:
All controls nominal (detent)
Mic to Main 20 Hz - 20 kHz +0, -1 dB
Line to Main 20 Hz - 30 kHz +0, -1 dB
Mic to Amp 50 Hz - 20 kHz +0, -3 dB
Line to Amp 40 Hz - 20 kHz +0, -3 dB

PHANTOM POWER:
+48 VOLTS

NOISE:
Main = Main line output, 22 - 22 kHz filter
Amp 1 = Amplifier output, loaded at 4 Ohms, through AP
AUX-0025 switching amplifier filter
All controls full down.
Main <-95 dBu
Amp 1 <-70 dBu
Master Volume nominal
Main <-88 dBu
Amp 1 <-67 dBu
THD:
All controls nominal
<0.01% @ main line output, -30 dBu in mic input Channel 1
<0.5% @ amp 1 @ 100 Watts into 4 Ohms
All controls nominal
<0.005% @ main line output, +4 dBu in line input Channel 1
MASTER EQ:
63Hz ±12 dB
125Hz ±12 dB
250Hz ±12 dB
500Hz ±12 dB
1kHz ±12 dB
2kHz ±12 dB
4kHz ±12 dB
8kHz ±12 dB
12kHz ±12 dB

METER ARRAY:
LIMIT
-6 dB
-12 dB
-18 dB
-24 dB
-30 dB

AMP LIMITER:
Limits amplifier power just before clipping. The limiter holds the amp power
without clipping and can be driven up to 18 dB past maximum output.

AMPLIFIER OUTPUT POWER:
120VAC
Both channels loaded at 8 ohms: 60 Watts RMS per ch
120 Watts Peak per ch
Both channels loaded at 4 ohms: 100 Watts RMS per ch
200 Watts Peak per ch

POWER REQUIREMENTS:
Domestic: 120VAC 50/60Hz 74 Watts Nominal
Export: 230VAC 50/60Hz 74 Watts Nominal

SIZE:
Dimensions: H x W x D
11.25" x 19.375" x 10.75"
Weigh t: 22.2 lbs.
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PeaveyPVi 8500 8-Channel 400W Powered PA Head with Bluetooth and FX
 
4.1

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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    (1)

82%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound (8)
  • Simple controls (8)
  • Compact (7)
  • Easy to use (7)
  • Versatile (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (9)
  • Outdoor events / games (6)
  • Amateur recording (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (9)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Perfect for studios and small gigs

This is a great little mixer! I teach out of a music studio, amd occasionally have rock band sessions with my students. This mixer accommodates for all of our needs and then...Read complete review

This is a great little mixer! I teach out of a music studio, amd occasionally have rock band sessions with my students. This mixer accommodates for all of our needs and then some.

I absolutely love the mute and bluetooth features, which allows me to mute channels when I need, yet still play songs through an external media source such as Pandora on my phone. Having the ability to control a playlist of songs through the mixer via my phone has been an amazing little bonus!

The EQ takes a little tweaking, but with a good microphone I've been impressed with the quality so far!

If you're looking for an easy out-of-the-box, transportable mixer, this one is for you. Because of its versatility, I intend to keep it for quite some time.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Doesn't feel like 400 watts

Let me start by saying this is not a bad mixer, it was very easy to set up and use, the bluetooth and media player were pretty nice and worked well enough, it...Read complete review

Let me start by saying this is not a bad mixer, it was very easy to set up and use, the bluetooth and media player were pretty nice and worked well enough, it didn't sound bad either. Honestly I want to say all kinds of good things about it but the thing that killed it for me is volume, it's just not there. So I play in a 3pc band, keys, vocals, bass and drums. We are not a loud band, playing mostly classic rock and funk. We bought this unit to replace a 210w peavey from the 80s that's seen better days and has become unreliable for gigging. The old 210 rocked the house and even live we could never go above half master volume without drowning out the other instruments so when we ordered this supposed 400w mixer we were sure we had nothing to worry about and we'd be set as far as our PA rig went but NO. We hooked it up in our band room where we've only ever needed 2 of our stage speakers to practice with, couldn't hear anything over the drums so we hooked up all our speakers and even put a monitor beside the drums and still couldn't hear it. Discouraged and angry I maxxed it out in every way in an attempt to blow speakers that are only set to handle 200w to no avail, they didn't even distort. If this thing is truly 400w then my old mixer must be mislabeled and be somewhere around 800w. Bottom line I can only reccomend this unit if you're a solo acoustic act, small bluegrass type group or a public speaker. If you're in a band with a drummer no matter what style this is not the mixer for you. I boxed this thing up with the quickness and sent it back for a full refund which didn't take long, thank you, MF.

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(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Nice features, brings clean clear power.

By Gospel Quartet

from Kentucky

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Pros

  • Accurate Controls
  • Compact
  • Easy To Use
  • Excellent Sound
  • Versatile

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

  • Performances

Comments about Peavey PVi 8500 8-Channel 400W Powered PA Head with Bluetooth and FX:

Im a stickler when it comes to sound issues. We only sing at small to medium size churches (10-300 people) and we couldnt ask for a better device than this. This mixer is easy to use, fast set up, and makes us sound as professional as anyone. The effects and features are great. It gives us more than enough power to fill up a room filled with people, and clean crisp power at that. for small groups with a tight budget, this is a "must have" piece of equipment. It has inputs for a powered or passive (unpowered) monitor. If you want to use a passive monitor, you'll have to "daisy chain" your two main speakers.

(3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Not near what it's cracked up it be.

By Tallrunner

from Kalispell, MT.

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Pros

  • Compact

Cons

  • Poor Quality Sound

Best Uses

  • Performances

Comments about Peavey PVi 8500 8-Channel 400W Powered PA Head with Bluetooth and FX:

I didn't care for it at all, it didn't have half the power that I thought it would have judging from the great build up Peavey has on it, after fooling with it for a half hour I unhooked it, boxed it back up and called MF, they said send it back for a full refund. so I did, I'll continue using the old Peavey XR 600 which sounds & works great even tho it looks like it has been dragged behind a pick up truck.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Very Pleased So Far

By Killer

from South Carolina

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Accurate Controls
  • Excellent Sound
  • Light Weight
  • Lots of features
  • Lots Of Power

Cons

  • Add Speaker Outputs

Best Uses

  • Events
  • Performances
  • Professional DJ

Comments about Peavey PVi 8500 8-Channel 400W Powered PA Head with Bluetooth and FX:

I was surprised at the power from this light weight unit... half the weight of the XR640 it replaced...It's loaded with features not found on the XR units... As a DJ for fifteen years, the weight is a nice surprise since I move around a lot... I usually set-up 4 speakers, 2 in front and 2 on each side, so only 1 main speaker output and 1 monitor makes me run a lot longer speaker wires to chain them together instead of meeting in the middle... I've used it for 6 gigs so far and well pleased...

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Perfect for studios and small gigs

By jackie

from virginia

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Pros

  • Compact
  • Easy To Use
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Events

    Comments about Peavey PVi 8500 8-Channel 400W Powered PA Head with Bluetooth and FX:

    This is a great little mixer! I teach out of a music studio, amd occasionally have rock band sessions with my students. This mixer accommodates for all of our needs and then some.

    I absolutely love the mute and bluetooth features, which allows me to mute channels when I need, yet still play songs through an external media source such as Pandora on my phone. Having the ability to control a playlist of songs through the mixer via my phone has been an amazing little bonus!

    The EQ takes a little tweaking, but with a good microphone I've been impressed with the quality so far!

    If you're looking for an easy out-of-the-box, transportable mixer, this one is for you. Because of its versatility, I intend to keep it for quite some time.

    (2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Good Amp For Band

    By Canegrinder

    from Florida

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Accurate Controls
    • Excellent Sound

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Performances

      Comments about Peavey PVi 8500 8-Channel 400W Powered PA Head with Bluetooth and FX:

      I do karaoke shows, and the one thing I miss with this Amplifier is Video capability. It does however give me better control over the music and voices than some of my other Amps. If it had video capability in my opinion it would be the perfect amp for Karaoke.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Love it!

      By Mark

      from Lynchburg, VA

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      Pros

      • Accurate Controls
      • Compact
      • Easy To Use
      • Excellent Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Events
        • Performances

        Comments about Peavey PVi 8500 8-Channel 400W Powered PA Head with Bluetooth and FX:

        Excellent product. Easy to use and really like the fact that it is light and portable.

        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        dont't judge book by cover

        By Little boy

        from Texas

        About Me Professional Musician

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        Pros

        • Accurate Controls
        • Compact
        • Easy To Use
        • Excellent Sound
        • Versatile

        Cons

        • Limited Functions

        Best Uses

        • Performances

        Comments about Peavey PVi 8500 8-Channel 400W Powered PA Head with Bluetooth and FX:

        can't use EX on monitor and main at same time!! other than that is great! can live with it; for price!!! very GOOD++++++

        (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Good value; good sound!

        By banjatar bob

        from Greensboro, NC

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Accurate Controls
        • Compact
        • Excellent Sound
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Events
          • Performances

          Comments about Peavey PVi 8500 8-Channel 400W Powered PA Head with Bluetooth and FX:

          This product is still new to me, and I'm still learning how to use it; however, I'm very pleased with the results I'm getting so far.

           
          2.0

          Doesn't feel like 400 watts

          By ChrisK

          from VA

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          See all my reviews

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Accurate Controls
          • Easy To Use
          • Versatile

          Cons

          • Poor Quality Sound

          Best Uses

          • Events

          Comments about Peavey PVi 8500 8-Channel 400W Powered PA Head with Bluetooth and FX:

          Let me start by saying this is not a bad mixer, it was very easy to set up and use, the bluetooth and media player were pretty nice and worked well enough, it didn't sound bad either. Honestly I want to say all kinds of good things about it but the thing that killed it for me is volume, it's just not there. So I play in a 3pc band, keys, vocals, bass and drums. We are not a loud band, playing mostly classic rock and funk. We bought this unit to replace a 210w peavey from the 80s that's seen better days and has become unreliable for gigging. The old 210 rocked the house and even live we could never go above half master volume without drowning out the other instruments so when we ordered this supposed 400w mixer we were sure we had nothing to worry about and we'd be set as far as our PA rig went but NO. We hooked it up in our band room where we've only ever needed 2 of our stage speakers to practice with, couldn't hear anything over the drums so we hooked up all our speakers and even put a monitor beside the drums and still couldn't hear it. Discouraged and angry I maxxed it out in every way in an attempt to blow speakers that are only set to handle 200w to no avail, they didn't even distort. If this thing is truly 400w then my old mixer must be mislabeled and be somewhere around 800w. Bottom line I can only reccomend this unit if you're a solo acoustic act, small bluegrass type group or a public speaker. If you're in a band with a drummer no matter what style this is not the mixer for you. I boxed this thing up with the quickness and sent it back for a full refund which didn't take long, thank you, MF.

           
          5.0

          Very nice product

          By advntge

          from Tempe

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Excellent Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Performances

            Comments about Peavey PVi 8500 8-Channel 400W Powered PA Head with Bluetooth and FX:

            Awesome mixer

             
            5.0

            Super Bang for the Buck

            By atch1951

            from Clearwater, FL

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Accurate Controls
            • Compact
            • Easy To Use
            • Excellent Sound
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Events
              • Performances

              Comments about Peavey PVi 8500 8-Channel 400W Powered PA Head with Bluetooth and FX:

              As a PA, this box was all I expected from a Peavey, and then some. I was especially impressed with the USB input that lets you play your entire music collection like a CD carousel, the ability to switch between Mono with Monitor or true stereo on the power amp assignment, and getting to choose whether the graphic EQ was in the Main or Monitor signal path.

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