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Simon Williams
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Another one that caught my eye -
Is anyone using this system? It certainly seems a reasonably powerful system. I've not heard it yet so was wondering if anyone here is using it.
Davro
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Yes I use the Peavey Escort, I'm really pleased with it. I also bought a radio mike to go with it and the set up works well. PM if I can help further.
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James Fortune
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I am using it too. Very good indeed. So portable and convieniant.

If it means anything, it was the system chosen for their portable system by The Magic Circle in London.

Highly recommended.
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Erik Anderson
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I am using the system with 2 Sure True Diversity wireless mics (and a corded "just in case" hand mic), and a Virtual Sound Man. It makes for an easy setup and good sound. Highly recommended.
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Michael Messing
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I checked it out and was very impressed with the Escort. The only thing I don't like is the speaker stands. They're not as substantial as I prefer but it probably isn't a problem.

Michael
James Fortune
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Michael - it isn't.

I have NEVER had an issue with the stands as they have been specifically built to hold the speakers which are surprisingly light for their power.

Why have 'heavy' when you don't need it.
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Michael Messing
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Hello James,

I'm glad to hear that the stands work well but you misunderstood what I meant by substantial. My speaker stands are made of large diameter aluminum tubing so they're very light but they have a wide leg spread and 1 3/8" center post. They don't sway at all. (I suspect they may be as light or lighter than the Peavey Escort stands.)

I have seen the Escort stands sway in the wind. I was performing at an outdoor event and a singing group was using the Escort system. The speakers certainly didn't sway wildly but they did move in the wind.

Once again, I'm sure they're quite safe but it's just my perspective.

Michael
Erik Anderson
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The Escort speakers will also accept the larger diameter stands.
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lhughes
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Do you find that the Peavey Escort system can handle a school gymnasium? I would use it for music and vocals.
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Lorne
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I don't own this, but I have owned and installed other Peavey gear. I think they are a very good, reputable company with great products and prices.

Regan
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MikeDes
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I have been using this system for 2 years now. It has handled school gymnasiums and 400 seat auditoriums with no problem.

The large auditoriums will pretty much push this system as high as you would want to take it but it still does a great job.

Mike
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Hello Simon,
I hate to disagree with some of my friends here, but I have had the opportunity to compare the Peavy to the Fender PD250.
Have you had a chance to compare these two together? I did a couple years ago when Fender came out with the P(D) series- with the Bose speakers. The comparison was over when I heard the rich sound.

The Peavy had rickety stands for both the speakers and the amp.
In my opinion, unless I am missing something you guys know- I thought the Fender was at least a 40% better system for the money.

I use the Fender myself, and love the coverage- but this thread is about the Peavy. So if any of you guys had a chance to pair these two up to each other recently- I would love to hear about anything Peavy has done differently in just the past 2 years. It is my understanding that these 2 units have the same wattage- is that true (although wattage ratings are sometimes misleading, or meaningless), but does the Peavy have something over the Fender unit? I would like to know if the Peavy has the ability to be battery operated the Fender does?

I am getting ready to post my new web site in a few days- and I have been constructing a new report- "The why & how to add music, from the ‘Splainer-man’ The definitive look at Music within a presentation made simple."

I have added a section where I have looked at several systems for amplification- and have comments on the Peavy and the Fender, as well as several other units that fall into this category.
So your comments would greatly be appreciated here - especially if there have been any changes to the Peavy that I don't know about,

Thanks; look for the report on my new web site in a week or so- very comprehensive,
Cheers,
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lhughes
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Kelly, I think it is fairer to compare the Peavey Escort to the Fender PD150. In Canada, they both are about the same price. Both are 150 systems, while the Fender PD250 is a 250 system. It also costs more.
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Lorne
Majiloon
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Thanks, Hughes,

That occured to me just at the moment I post...
You are correct, I forgot, the Peavy 2000 is rated at 150 watts, just as the PD150 is. I gues that's why in the back of my mind the Fender sounded 40% better, huh.

The price I saw was $847 for a 150 watt system- which is high for that range...

Does anyone have comments about how durable it is? Do the wheels or cart handle help in lugging it around?

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I use a YAMAHA MZS-100 and I will be honest, in all of the research that I did as well as listening to the two I discovered that it is better than the Peavy or the Fender as far as quality and quantity go. I also use 2 15" JBL EON G2's for my larger shows but I started using my single YAMAHA for a lot of those because it really puts out. That really surprised me because each one of the G2's are 350 WATTS RMS
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Rodney Palmer
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It seems to me that everyone is talking about Peavy, Fender, etc. I personally use a system call KUSTOME PROFILE ONE it is packed with 100 watts of true power. And by true power I mean a new system of power called: Line Array Line Array travels in a narrow flattened pattern, focusing Sound Pressure Level on the Audience vs. Conventional Speakers which means Cabinet Dispersion travels in a circular patter wasting Sound Pressure Level on the ceiling and floor. That is what the Peavy and Fender sytems have the go from the floor to the ceiling. My KUSTOM syatem travels right at you. I can use the system anywhere. I just did a show the other night at what is called a Sports Dome. It is a big inflatable dome and it it huge big as a football field. And the sound from my KUSTOM PROFILE ONE system was EXCELLENT!! pLUS IT COMES IN ITS OWN STORAGE BAG ON WHEELS and will fit into your trunk with ease. This system looks small and some people have even made fun of it. But when I plug it in and play music, or just perform my magic they are blown away. I even use this system to DJ with. The cost is arounf $625.00 a lot of times you can find it on sale for around $400.00. It comes with a FIVE YEAR WARRANTY If you want to check it out you can at music123.com or go to the Kustom website itself. Or you can just type in Kustom Profile One and many places will come up. I live in Michigan and I have been using it since it came out in 2001. The best system on the market way better than Peavy, Fender, etc. And no I do not nor do I have any relatives that work for Kustom Products.
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magictim
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You can get the kustom one on ebay for $200-300 brand new.
boltt223
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My partner and I have been using the Peavey system for the last 2 years. It is very portable with a lot of power and great sound.

Eddie
lhughes
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I recently checked out the Peavey Escort 2000 and the Fender PD 150. I thought that the Escort did not sound as good as the Fender PD 150. I found the Fender had a deeper richer tone and was less muddled at lower volumes. I also thought that sound dispersion from the Fender was better. The Fender has some of its speakers mounted at various angles and seems to spread out sound better for improved audience coverage.
Although I found the Peavey cheaper and I really liked the wheels on it and the speaker stands, I was sold on the Fender. I picked it because of superior sound quality and also the V.I.P. (vocal input priority) feature which automatically reduces your volume of music when you start talking. This allows you to use music through out your program without worrying about having your music too loud or having to turn up your music for strictly musical numbers. This is a great feature!
Sleightly yours,
Lorne
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