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Peavey Dark Matter DM 112 Powered Speaker

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Product Price $299.95
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Advanced DSP, efficient physical design.

Peavey has always looked out for the working musician, manufacturing tools of the trade that perform at a professional level without emptying your bank account. Forty years after the introduction of the iconic SP-1 loudspeaker, Peavey has done it again with the Dark Matter enclosures. The DM112 Powered Speaker is a powered full-range enclosure designed for live sound applications appropriate to bands, DJs, installations and other sound reinforcement challenges.

Thanks to its new advanced DSP-equipped power section, the DM112 Powered Speaker brings unprecedented performance and efficiency to the powered speaker category. These high-SPL (Sound Pressure Level) enclosures feature modern styling, high output and portability to your PA system. Fan cooled for maximum reliability, the DM 112 Powered Speaker features Peavey's exclusive Quadratic Throat Waveguide„¢ technology that helps deliver pristine, precise sound.

The Dark Matter LCD display and associated selector knob allow users to choose various parameters of operation for the DSP-based EQ. This includes bass and treble control access, as well as EQ presets for different applications or speaker positions/locations. These presets provide users with a highly flexible method of configuring the powered speaker system for a specific use with minimal time and effort.

The ultra-reliable Dark Matter series enclosures are built tough with steel grilles and rugged injection-molded cabinets.

FEATURES
Speaker configuration 
Active/passive: Active
Type: 2-Way full range
LF driver: 12"
MF driver: Not applicable
HF driver: 1"
Power amp (active)
Amplifier type: D
Wattage: 650W
Mixer/preamp: Yes
Power capacity (passive)
8 Ohms program/peak: Not applicable
4 Ohms program/peak: Not applicable
Included power amp: No
Audio
Frequency response: Info not available
Coverage pattern: 110 x 80
Max SPL:
Enclosure
Construction: Plastic
Width: 14.6"
Height: 25.1"
Depth: 14.4"
Weight: 37 lb.
Inputs
XLR/TRS Combo 1
XLR: Not applicable
TRS: Not applicable
TS: Not applicable
RCA: Not applicable
SPEAKON: Not applicable
Output/thru
XLR: 1
TRS: Not applicable
TS: Not applicable
RCA: Not applicable
SPEAKON: Not applicable

Order today and solve your full-range sound reinforcement challenges.

SPECIFICATIONS
Two-way bi-amplified powered speaker system
12" heavy-duty woofer
DX14 compression driver, with 1.4" titanium diaphragm
Fan cooled for maximum reliability
Exclusive Quadratic Throat Waveguide technology, 110 by 80 degree coverage
XLR/1/4" TRS input
A Mic/Line switch provides for two different gain settings
XLR output
Rugged plastic injection-molded trapezoidal enclosure
Cabinet has rear corner angled sides for floor monitor use
Full-coverage perforated steel grilles with powder coat finish
Pole mount molded-in for 1 3/8" diameter poles
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PeaveyDark Matter DM 112 Powered Speaker
 
4.2

(based on 5 reviews)

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80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good audio (4)
  • Easy to use (3)
  • Lightweight (3)
  • Versatile (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (4)
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    • Experienced (5)

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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great sound quality!

By JZ Sound Design

from St. Louis, MO

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Easy To Use
  • Useful DSP
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Events
    • Mobile DJ
    • Performances

    Comments about Peavey Dark Matter DM 112 Powered Speaker:

    I am a sound engineer and I purchased these speakers to serve as mains for my PA system. I usually work with three to five-piece bands in small to medium venues. These speakers are very impressive and I was blown away by the clarity and sound quality the first time I turned them on. Very little EQ is needed to get things to sound good. The DSP is great, though I would have like to see the manual specify the different EQ curves available to me instead of suggesting a 'guess and check' method. I like the ability to name your presets. The LED on the front of the speaker is a nice touch, and it's great that it turns red when the internal limiting is active. This limiting is extremely smooth - barely noticable to the audience. It's nice and bright so you can see it easily fro the front of house position. Though I would like to have seen an on/off switch for this LED. The fan does a good job of keeping the amp cool, though you may notice the fan noise with quiet sets or in small venues. But it's not that noticable. The max SPL isn't the best for live sound, and it was difficult at times to maintain enough headroom. But for a moderate volume or small venue these will do just fine.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Excellent!!

    By Teresa Eden

    from Harpers Ferry, WV

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Performances

      Comments about Peavey Dark Matter DM 112 Powered Speaker:

      the clarity and just the plan power this speaker has is incredible! i'm very pleased with the overall adaptability and sound the speaker creates in each individual room, i would highly recommend this speaker system, great job peavey! your fan, Teresa Eden

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Worked great

      By Jan605

      from SD

      About Me Experienced

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clear Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Events
        • Performances

        Comments about Peavey Dark Matter DM 112 Powered Speaker:

        Used them for holiday program with approx 400 attending. No problems sound was clear and easy to set up.

         
        1.0

        Amp burned up; replacement cost ridiculous

        By TW

        from Arkansas

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Unreliable

        Best Uses

          Comments about Peavey Dark Matter DM 112 Powered Speaker:

          Bought a used pair of these for stage monitors for a band banking on peavey reliability. Had trouble at a show with a main (another brand, similar power rating, tuned out to just be a loose speaker wire), so I pulled it off the stand and replaced it with one of the DM112 monitors. Knowing it wasn't quite on par with the main (plus sub) on the other side of the stage, I turned the DM112's volume down to half. HALF. And I made sure I wasn't peaking the signal at the board. Band starts up and everything is fine for about an hour...then I smell electrical smoke. The back of the DM112 felt hot to the touch, no sound, and the LCD was flashing. But the fuse was still intact. I let it cool; no change. Fired it back up the next morning and it immediately popped the fuse. I don't know if the fan failed during operation, or what, but peavey service told me that if the module is burned up I would have to replace it. B/c the speaker was bought used, no warranty. Replacement module cost: 87% of the NEW price of the speaker. No "we're sorry" or "that shouldn't have happened" or anything. That's ridiculous. I've owned peavey equipment since 1985. I've run sound with the same pair of SP2s and cs800 nearly 30 years with no problems (other than back problems trying to move them!). Now Peavey claims DM112s to have that reliablity. What a joke.

           
          5.0

          Nice buy!

          By Adrian

          from Midland, Texas

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Mobile DJ
            • Performances

            Comments about Peavey Dark Matter DM 112 Powered Speaker:

            I bought this speaker to sing karaoke with friends and family. Also to do use in acoustic gigs at small venues. I used a Peavey pv14usb mixer with this item, it works just fine.

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