Peavey® Elements™ C Series weatherproof loudspeakers receive IP56 certification
Peavey Commercial Audio® is delighted to announce that their industry-leading Peavey ElementsTM C Series weatherproof loudspeakers have been upgraded from IP45 to IP56 rating. The American-made Elements weatherproof enclosures are a combination of innovative cabinet construction and proven, weatherized components designed for direct contact with the elements in the most demanding climates.
The Elements C series of composite enclosures are constructed from an advanced composite fiberboard material that is dimensionally stable in wet conditions and resists contamination, yet has the resonant properties of wood. This light and durable material ensures unmatched sonic performance while providing reliable service year after year. The aluminum grills of the Elements C series enclosures feature a barrier membrane that repels water yet allows moisture to escape without affecting the sonic performance of the loudspeaker.
The upgrade from IP45 (Ingress Protection) rating to IP56 is significant as it denotes even more protection against the elements than previously. The first digit refers to protection against contact and ingress of small particles and foreign bodies. IP45 guarantees protection against contact with live or moving parts inside the enclosure by tools, wires or other objects with a thickness greater than 1mm. An IP56 rating signifies complete protection against contact with live or moving parts including protection against harmful deposits of dust.
The second digit refers to protection against water. An IP45 rating guarantees that water projected by a nozzle against the enclosure from any direction shall not have a harmful effect, whereas IP56 takes things a step further to include protection against water from heavy seas or projected from jets.
According to Peavey Commercial Audio’s operations manager, James Kennedy, this is a significant upgrade. “The Peavey Elements series has enjoyed great success since its launch in 2013, with many prestigious installations in theme parks, military training grounds and other outdoor environments around the world. The upgrade to an IP56 rating continues to assure the relevance of this highly versatile range in the most challenging and difficult environments.”
The Elements C series is available in three two-way, full range configurations and as a flyable subwoofer. The Elements 115C and Elements 112C feature 15” and 12” weatherproof Black Widow® woofers and an RX™22 2” titanium diaphragm compression driver tweeter coupled to a Quadratic-Throat Waveguide® rotatable horn. The Elements 115C and Elements 112C can be ordered with either a 60 X 40 or a 105 X 60 horn. The Elements 108C combines a 75 X 75 horn with an 8” weatherproof woofer in a compact and durable enclosure. The Elements 212 subwoofer is a flyable subwoofer enclosure featuring a pair of 12” weatherproof woofers.