Here at ProAudioLand, we’re always excited to bring our customers the latest and greatest of the pro audio world along with the best prices in town! And with all of the new products that seem to hit the streets on a daily basis, it can get downright overwhelming trying to figure out which of the latest and greatest is worth your time. This is where our PAL Blog comes in – highlighting the gear that we feel deserving of some extra spotlight in the music world. Today, we want to take a look at an updated lineup from the good guys over at Peavey – specifically their IPR DSP Series of rackmount stereo power amplifiers.
Coming in at an unbelievable net weight as low as 7 lbs., this groundbreaking new series utilizes an advanced design that allowed Peavey’s engineers to dramatically reduce the weight of their amp heads while increasing their output power. And best of all, they are still very reliable and thermally efficient meaning they won’t overheat and die on you anytime soon. The IPR Series amplifiers are designed with a resonant switch-mode power supply and a high-speed class D topology that yields the highest audio resolution and efficiency available. And all at a cost that shatters the old-guard paradigm of power-amp valuation.
The IPR DSP Series amplifiers feature the same power ratings, design and efficiency, plus a 32-bit processor with a suite of delays and crossovers, pre-programmed loudspeaker settings, stereo/mono operation, lockout--and for the first time in any power amplifier, built-in Waves MaxxBass technology, which uses psycho-acoustics to add more low-end to your system without the need for more power amps, processing or subwoofers.
Amps in the IPR DSP line contain presets for Peavey SP, PR, Impulse, SSE, QW, PV Series loudspeakers and monitors, as well as other commonly used loudspeaker configurations, plus special presets for program music applications (dance, speech, rock, thump, loudness, contemporary worship). Manual mode allows you to assign your custom crossover points, EQ, delay and more. Now that we know a little more about the IPR DSP line, let’s take a look at the similarities and differences between the four variants in our little chart below -- or you can click on any four of the models below to check out their individual page.
Well, as you can plainly see, there aren’t too many differences between each of the models in terms of features and design which is a good thing considering that you don’t have to shell out beyond your limit for all the bells and whistles. This means that deciding between the four is as easy as figuring out what kind of power you are looking for. Depending on your situation, the small but might 1600 might be the perfect choice although it’s always a good idea to give yourself some headroom in the power department in case you need something louder in the future. Don’t hesitate to chat with any of our knowledgeable associates if you’re having trouble deciding on which model is right for you!