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Peavey Dark Matter 112/115

Active PA Speakers
Published January 2017
By Paul White

Peavey’s smart new range of PA speakers is punchy, robust, and easy on the pocket!

Peavey PA systems have proven themselves to be effective workhorses for the gigging band, though the days of all Peavey products being built in the USA are behind us — like most affordable PA speakers, the speakers reviewed here are built in China. For this review, we were sent a Dark Matter mid/top, along with one of the subwoofers in the same range.

Peavey DM112 active PA speaker.While the company’s popular HiSys cabinets were made from wood, the Dark Matter DM112 mid/top reviewed here is based around a trapezoidal, injection-moulded polypropylene enclosure, with angled rear edges that allow it to be used as a floor monitor in two different orientations. The moulded front port tunes the cabinet to 52Hz, a powder-coated steel grille protects the drivers, and three carry handles are moulded into...

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Published January 2017