Peavey Black Widow 15″ BWX Loudspeaker (4Ω)
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The Black Widow 15″ BWX Loudspeaker by Peavey uses a variation on the existing Kevlar impregnated cones used on all Black Widows. This cone is stronger and tougher, highly water resistant, and has a specially designed surround.
The voice coil assembly uses the thermoset-insulated aluminum ribbon wire, bonded onto an incredibly durable, heat resistant polyimide composite former. The coil wires are solderless diffusion welded to high conductivity OFHC copper foil leads, which are embedded inside the former assembly and soldered to the tinsel leads with high temperature silver solder. The solder joint is then coated with a special thermally conductive silicone adhesive for encapsulation and heat dissipation.
The voice coil assembly is bonded to the Kevlar cone and nylon composite spider using a thermoset epoxy originally developed for attaching nose cones to ICBM missiles. The spider and surround are bonded to the frame with a high-strength adhesive.
The magnet structure includes subtle changes to its geometry that improve power handling. The driver features a cast aluminum frame, replaceable basket assembly, Rubatex gaskets and spring-loaded terminals.
Buy Peavey Black Widow 15" BWX Loudspeaker (4Ω) featuring 1,000 Watt Program Power Capacity, 2,000 Watts Peak Handling, Kevlar Impregnated Cone, Aluminum Ribbon Wire Voice Coil, 40 Hz to 2 kHz Frequency Range. Review Peavey null
Speaker – Peavey, 15″, Black Widow 1505-8 DT BW, 700W, 8Ω
The 1505DT is an 8 ohm, 15″ Black Widow/Super Structure speaker with a curvilinear cone for extended bandwidth. Offering a rare combination of usable frequency response into the mid-range with a smooth powerful low end, the 1505DT, Kevlar cone and long voice coil provide excellent linearity at high drive levels. Excellent as a woofer in multi-way enclosures or as the bottom end in a two-way system.
These state-of the-art speakers feature Kevlar® impregnated cones and a high efficiency magnet structure to provide outstanding sensitivity, reliability, and performance. The Kevlar impregnated cone is stiffer than an equivalent weight paper cone, reducing the tendency of the cone to distort the shape of the voice coil, thus avoiding rubs and scrapes. Superior power handling results from the increased stiffness, especially with large cone excursions. This cone also offers lower distortion than a paper cone due to a greater dampening of unwanted cone vibrations. The piston action of the Kevlar impregnated cone is extended to a higher frequency, while the range above is better controlled, with a reduction in vibrational break-up.
The magnet structure features a patented Peavey technology: a one piece die-cast back plate/pole piece assembly. This construction eliminates an undesirable “air gap” in the magnet circuit, enhancing efficiency and reliability.
Another Peavey original is the design of the speaker framework. In the unlikely event of the failure of a Black Widow loudspeaker, the cone/basket assembly is field replaceable with a factory assembled and tested replacement basket assembly. Instead of being forced to obtain a whole new speaker, only a new basket assembly is required. Lightweight and relatively inexpensive, the replaceable basket assembly offers an easy solution to spares and repairs.
Along with these state-of-the-art aspects, Black Widow speakers also provide the features expected in a professional application loudspeaker: a four inch edgewound aluminum ribbon voice coil wound on a Kapton(TM) former for high efficiency and sensitivity; a die-cast aluminum alloy frame for exacting lifelong alignment of the assembly; an extra large vent in the magnet structure for superior cooling and linearity at high drive levels; and heavy-duty spring loaded terminals adhering to industry standards for color coding.
Speaker – Peavey, 15", Black Widow 1505-8 DT BW, 700W, 8Ω – The 1505DT is an 8 ohm, 15" Black Widow/Super Structure speaker with a curvilinear cone for extended bandwidth. Offering a rare combination of usable frequency response into the mid-range with a smooth powerful low end, the 1505DT, Kevlar cone and long voice coil provide excellent linearity at high drive levels.