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SP 3

757.498.6118 Ext - 109SP 3 - Call for pricing - 15-inch 1200 watt - 00586510


PDFSP 3 Specifications (pdf)

The new SP 3 incorporates the new Black Widow BWX SF woofer as well as two Quadratic Throat CD Waveguides. The SP 3 is a three-way speaker system comprised of the new 15" Black Widow BWX SF series woofer with a Kevlar® impregnated cone, a horn-loaded 6¼" pro midrange, and an RX™22 compression driver loaded onto a constant directivity waveguide.

The SP 3 has a trapezoidal-shaped enclosure, which reduces the buildup of standing waves inside the enclosure to minimize mid-bass and mid-range coloration. The enclosure is constructed of aspen hardwood plywood augmented with dual-layered top and bottom panels, covered with heavy duty, textured black Hammertex™ and reinforced with high-impact plastic corners. A full length, wrap-around perforated steel grille protects the front of the enclosure. An SA-1 stand-mount adapter is incorporated to accommodate a speaker stand.

The three-way system consists of the following driver components: a 15" Black Widow BWX SF series woofer with a Kevlar impregnated cone and dust cap. The woofer is capable of over 600 Watts of continuous power handling (AES Std 2-1984). The woofer can handle a lot of sheer power. The midrange is carried by a 6¼" professional-grade, horn-loaded speaker with a phase plug and ferrofluid cooling, providing high articulation for vocals. The high frequencies are handled by a 2" RX™22 titanium diaphragm compression driver utilizing ferrofluid cooling. Both the midrange and the high frequency drivers are coupled to a Quadratic Throat Constant Directivity Waveguide (U.S. Patent 6,059,069) to provide smooth, even response, low distortion and good high frequency dispersion. These horns both have an asymmetrical vertical polar response, aiming the main energy lobe down 10 degrees so it is aimed at the audience instead of over their heads. This reduces ceiling reflections and ensures greater clarity and gain before feedback. The RX™22 driver features the Radialinear Planar Phase Correction System (U.S. Patent 6,064,745), which provides a smooth and extended high frequency response.

Full-range input connection to the system is made vi two ¼" phone jacks and a four-pin Neutrik in parallel. A four-pin Neutrik switching jack is provided for bi-amping flexibility while maintaining superior signal integrity. The internal passive crossover features the Peavey-exclusive Sound Guard protection circuit for the tweeter and the midrange speaker and an advanced topology crossover with high-performance components to provide high power handling and reliability. Sound Guard provides long- and medium-term driver overload protection without impairing musical transients or dynamics on either the mid-range or the tweeter when the system is used full range or when it is biamped. The crossover provides driver roll-off and protection as well as driver EQ for the woofer, mid-range and horn for a clean, clear and smooth response. High-quality, reliable crossover components include polypropylene capacitors and high-current inductors. The optimal integration of the crossover with the selected drivers results in a smooth frequency response from 54 Hz to 16 kHz.

Despite its compact dimensions, this system can produce very high sound levels and handle 1,200 watts program power, resulting in high articulation and long-term reliability.


  • 3-way, full-range system
  • RX™22 compression driver with ferrofluid cooling
  • 6.5" Pro mid-range with phase plug
  • 15" BWX Black Widow® 4" VC woofer
  • Patented Quadratic Throat CD Waveguide™ technology used on mid and tweeter
  • Asymmetrical horn aims the sound down 10 degrees, at the audience, not over their heads
  • Sound Guard™ III tweeter and mid-range protection
  • Full-range inputs include a Neutrik® Speakon® 4 pin jack and two ¼" phone jacks
  • Bi-amp input via 4-pin switching Neutrik Speakon
  • Trapezoidal aspen hardwood enclosure
  • Hammertex durable covering material
  • Stand-mount adapter

Architectural and Engineering Specifications

The loudspeaker system shall have an operating bandwidth of 54 Hz to 16 kHz. The nominal output level shall be 98.0 dB when measured at a distance of one meter with an input of one watt. The nominal impedance shall be 8.0 ohms. The maximum continuous power handling shall be 600 watts, with maximum program power of 1,200 watts, peak power input of at least 2,400 watts and a minimum amplifier headroom of 3 dB. The nominal radiation geometry shall be 90 degrees symmetrical about the center axis in the horizontal plane, and +10, -30 degrees about the center axis in the vertical plane. The outside dimensions shall be 36.13 inches high by 20.55 inches wide by 23.00 inches deep. The weight shall be 105 pounds. The loudspeaker system shall be a Peavey model SP 3.

Frequency Response (±3dB) 54 Hz–16 kHz Power Handling (full range) 600 W cont. / 1200 W prog. / 2400 W peak
Frequency Range (-10dB) 47 Hz–16 kHz LF Power Handling 500 W cont. / 1000 W prog. / 2000 W peak
Sensitivity (full/LF/HF) 98 dB / 100 dB / 98 dB HF Power Handling 150 W cont. / 300 W prog. / 600 W peak
Max SPL/ 1m (calc) 133 dB Crossover Frequency (LF/HF) 650 Hz / 2100 Hz
Coverage (HxV) 90° x 40° Nominal Impedance 8 Ω
Box Tuning Frequency 58 Hz Minimum Impedance (full/LF/HF) 5.2 Ω / 6.9 Ω / 5.4 Ω
Input Connections (2) ¼" phone, (1) 4-pin Neutrik full-range and (1) Neutrik NL4 biamp Enclosure Material Aspen Plywood w/ Hammertex™ finish
Transducers (LF/HF) Black Widow® 1508-8 HE SF / RX22 Mounting Provisions NOT designed for suspension, Built-in SA-1 stand adapter, 4 rubber feet for floor use
Dimensions (HxWxD) 91.8 x 52.2 x 58.4 cm
(36.1" x 20.6" x 23.0")
Weight 47.6 kg (105 lbs)
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