Peavey SSE 12
Sanctuary Series 12" 2-way PA speaker — 500W continuous
Our take on the Peavey SSE 12 by Crutchfield's Bob Bihlmayer
Versatile and compact
Peavey designed their Sanctuary Series SSE™ 12 loudspeakers for venues where you need to fit your speaker system into a limited space. They deliver superb sound in churches, clubs, and other applications where you need to cover the greatest possible area while using a minimum amount of space.
500 watts of power
This compact enclosure handles up to 500 watts RMS, so it'll produce clear, powerful sound whether you're using it for public address or for music. Peavey's powerful Scorpion Pro 1200+ 12" woofer handles the lower frequencies with ease, so you can count on a full sound. Their highly regarded 14XT 1.4" titanium compression driver broadcasts the high frequencies effectively throughout the listening area, while the Sound Guard™ IV network protects the driver against damage from high-level playback.
The enclosure is constructed of sturdy 1/2" birch plywood with an acrylic polyurethane finish that'll keep it looking sharp. Flying points on the top and bottom of the cabinet allow you to attach mounting brackets. The enclosure features a Speakon® connector and a terminal block for connecting to your amplifier. This little giant will give you the ability to be heard in a variety of applications.
- 2-way 8-ohm PA speaker
- Scorpion Pro 1200+ 12" low-frequency driver
- 14XT 1.4" titanium compression driver
- 1/2" plywood enclosure coated with acrylic polyurethane
- inputs: one Speakon connector, screw terminals
- power rating: 500 watts RMS, 1000 watts peak
- sensitivity: 98 dB
- frequency range: 79-17,000 Hz
- dimensions: 17-1.2"W x 24-1/2"H x 13-1/4"D
- weight: 39-1/2 lbs.
- warranty: 2 years
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
What's in the Box:
- One SSE 12 loudspeaker (white)
- 3 M10 eyebolts
- Specifications sheet
- Peavey decal
Why Shop With Us?10 Reasons.
Features and Specs
|Drivers per speaker||2|
|Woofer Size (inches)||12|
|Tweeter Size (inches)||1.4"|
|System Frequency response||79-17k|
|Inputs||Speakon, Barrier Stp|
Overview: The Peavey Sanctuary Series of passive loudspeakers is designed for permanent installations in smaller auditoriums, houses of worship, or other indoor venues where space is at a premium. The trapezoidal-shaped enclosure is constructed of dado-joined 13mm birch plywood panels with an off-white, textured acrylic polyurethane finish. This sleek-looking 2-way speaker can be surface mounted, bracket mounted, or suspended using the mounting points on the top and bottom of the enclosure.
SSE 12 Drivers: This Sanctuary SSE 12 has a Peavey Scorpion Pro 1200+ 12" woofer with a 2.5" (64mm) voice coil, and a Peavey 14XT titanium compression driver, with a Sound Guard IV tweeter protection network. The drivers are electro-acoustically crossed over at 2.8 kHz, and have a nominal impedance of 8Ω.
Connections: The SSE 12 has a recessed input cup with a 4-pin Neutrik NL-4 Speakon connector. In addition, there is a 2-position screw terminal strip, wired in parallel to the Speakon connectors, for bare wire termination.
Mounting Options: The Peavey Sanctuary Series speaker can be mounted in a variety of ways. The speaker has six M10 threaded mounting suspension points (3 top, 1 each side, 1 rear), and one M6 point on the rear bottom for angle adjustment. Three M10 eyebolts are provided for suspending the speaker at up to a 45° angle. There are also four M6 threaded mounting points on the bottom, designed for use with the Peavey Versamount 70 bracket.
- Frequency Response: 79 Hz to 17 kHz (+/- 3dB)
- Usable Low Frequency Limit (-10 dB point): 60 Hz
- Power Handling:
- Program: 500 watts
- Peak: 1000 watts
- Sound Pressure Level (1W/1M): 98 dB SPL (2.83V input)
- Maximum SPL (1 meter): 122 dB SPL continuous; 128 dB SPL peak
- Radiation Angle: 90° Horizontal by 40° Vertical
- Box Tuning Frequency: 74 Hz
- Impedance: 8.0Ω (nominal)
- Width: 17.25" (front), 13.125" (rear)
- Height: 24.75"
- Depth: 13.25"
- Weight: 40 pounds
Our Product Research Team
At Crutchfield, you'll get detailed, accurate information that's hard to find elsewhere. That's because we have our own in-house Product Research team. They verify what’s in the box, check the owner's manual, and record dimensions, features and specs. We stay on top of new products and technologies to help people make informed choices.
Frequently Compared With
Peavey SSE 12
Sanctuary Series 12" 2-way PA speaker — 500W continuous$529.99 each
15" 2-way PA speaker — 500W continuous
2-way PA speaker — 500W continuous
15" 2-way PA speaker/stage monitor — 600W continuous$499.99 each$50.00 Instant Savings$549.99