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Peavey PVi 8500 8-Channel 400W Powered PA Head with Bluetooth and FX Regular 888365856797 (Open Box)
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OVERVIEW

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

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

SPECIFICATIONS

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

  • 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
 
4.3

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

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    (1)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound (8)
  • Compact (7)
  • Simple controls (7)
  • Easy to use (6)
  • Versatile (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (9)
  • Outdoor events / games (5)
  • Amateur recording (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (8)

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

 

Not near what it's cracked up it be.

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...Read complete review

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.

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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

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Perfect for studios and small gigs

    By jackie

    from virginia

    About Me Experienced

    Ask me a question

    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.

      (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Not near what it's cracked up it be.

      By Tallrunner

      from Kalispell, MT.

      About Me Experienced

      Ask me a question

      Verified Buyer

      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.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Love it!

      By Mark

      from Lynchburg, VA

      About Me Experienced

      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

        Ask me a question

        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++++++

        (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.

           
          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.

            (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.

              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Nice features, brings clean clear power.

              By Gospel Quartet

              from Kentucky

              About Me Novice

              Ask me a question

              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 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...

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