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    I noticed a lot of discussion over Peavey mixers, speakers etc etc. on this site. Not that I dont prefer Peavey or do prefer it. I have just noticed, in Canada there isnt too many sound outfits using Peavey products. The norm i see in the four or five sound companies ive worked with around canada usually A&H Mixwizard, GL2200, etc. Midas, Soundcraft, even Behringer!! Canada has two major incorperated music retail stores, both distributors of peavey, but still an uncommon buy merely from observation?? Any comments

    Im sure I am wrong, but still.... I have gone to school in two different institutes for Sound engineering, and recording, and worked for various major audio/lighting companies. But in all these years, I havnt worked with one Incorperated successfull running business using Peavey?? I know their must be enough sales, but it looks like a lot of other products are in the field.
    I smell a market for me to do sales in!!
    sorry for the inconvienence guys.
    Alex Pelle,
    Project indie Studios.
    www.myspace.com/solomatic
    Alex Pelle.
    Project Indie Studios.
    www.myspace.com/solomatic

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    Plenty of Peavey, Yamaha, Yorkville and Behringer in my area. Lots of Peavey SP2s/SP5s speakers and CS amplifiers. I`ve recognized that distinctive Peavey logo since I was very very young. I still see some very old SP2s every now and then.... Al
    KV2 KX12s - Yamaha DXR15s, RCF ART 310A , Yamaha DXR8 - Yamaha DXS12 subs, Wharfedale Titan 12 actives, Yamaha MG12/4 mixer X 2, Peavey PV10 mixer, Yorkville PGM8 mixer - Many Sony MD players (home and portable), Shure cordless microphone and a variety of LED lighting effects.

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    • #3
      I see peavey stuff all the time. Lots of local bands here have a pair of old SP2's that they cart to small gigs. The music shop where I bought my first PA is a devout peavey church, per se.

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      • #4
        a freind of my had a music store he he started to carry the Peavey line I could not belive what he had to do to get the line.he had to sign a contract that gave peavey rights to take money out of his bank acount when ever they wanted and the stock that they made him carry was stupid,also they told him if your going to be a peavey dealer you would have to drop some other lines that he allready had,anyways if that is what they demand of stores to carry there line that may be a reason you dont see alot of peavey dealers.I know there arent any where I live or in any close buy cities either

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        • #5
          Ya is that right ehh??

          well I understand Long & Mcquade is brother company with Yorkville, thats practiclly all they stalk now, in their PA department. along with ART, ALTO, Traynor, and Apex, which are all divisions of Yorkville. So i guess that has givin me the impression about Peavey.. thought I would ask!~

          However when i open up the music retail department in the music facility I was apart of I found it extremly difficult to get on board with a few companies as a distriubotor. One being Peavey, the other being yamaha... Behringer, Phonic, Mackie, EV, even Digidesign was no sweat!
          Alex Pelle.
          Project Indie Studios.
          www.myspace.com/solomatic

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          • #6
            Ya is that right ehh??

            well I understand Long & Mcquade is brother company with Yorkville, thats practiclly all they stalk now, in their PA department. along with ART, ALTO, Traynor, and Apex, which are all divisions of Yorkville. So i guess that has givin me the impression about Peavey.. thought I would ask!~

            However when i open up the music retail department in the music facility I was apart of I found it extremly difficult to get on board with a few companies as a distriubotor. One being Peavey, the other being yamaha... Behringer, Phonic, Mackie, EV, even Digidesign was no sweat!

            wow peavey and yorkville as brothers? thats hard to belive Im surprise Jack Long would decide to do that with peavey

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            • #7
              oh no...

              Yorkville has no relation to Peavey.. atleast i dont think they do accept that they distrbute for Peavey. However geting back to my original statement.. I dont see TO MUCH Peavey product in the two major retail stores in canada. I dont see Peavey in four of the L&M locations in the Vancouver Canada area.
              BUT..
              Long&Mcquade, and Yokville, are brother companies. Yorkville of course manufactures cabling, and Public addres, and accessories.. Yorkvilles has set out a few divisions. Alto, Apex, Traynor, and ART. All of which are products I THINK are manurfactured in Canada. Alto is basically the same products as Yorkville, they manurfacture amps, mixers. etc etc.. ART is Applied research and technology, they manurfacture EQ's Vacuume tube preamps a lot of processing gear, the name Traynor from my understanding is a Vintage Registered name which you see on a lot of guitar and bass rigs, and Apex is a lot of accessories ad micrphones . or boom stands, ect. Thats what I know to the best of my knowledge. hopefully im completly accurate. check out Yorkville.com
              Alex Pelle.
              Project Indie Studios.
              www.myspace.com/solomatic

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              • #8
                oh no...

                Yorkville has no relation to Peavey.. atleast i dont think they do accept that they distrbute for Peavey. However geting back to my original statement.. I dont see TO MUCH Peavey product in the two major retail stores in canada. I dont see Peavey in four of the L&M locations in the Vancouver Canada area.
                BUT..
                Long&Mcquade, and Yokville, are brother companies. Yorkville of course manufactures cabling, and Public addres, and accessories.. Yorkvilles has set out a few divisions. Alto, Apex, Traynor, and ART. All of which are products I THINK are manurfactured in Canada. Alto is basically the same products as Yorkville, they manurfacture amps, mixers. etc etc.. ART is Applied research and technology, they manurfacture EQ's Vacuume tube preamps a lot of processing gear, the name Traynor from my understanding is a Vintage Registered name which you see on a lot of guitar and bass rigs, and Apex is a lot of accessories ad micrphones . or boom stands, ect. Thats what I know to the best of my knowledge. hopefully im completly accurate. check out Yorkville.com

                Hey Alex,Im not so sure about alto being the same as Yorkville I was talking to the rep and he said something along the line that they wernt that happy about handling the Alto line,that makes me think that its not make by Yorkville the Alto seems very cheap to me (just my opion) Have you seen or heard much about the new cabs yorkville are making in china ? they really look like the elite line as far as cab ,speaker grill, and handles I have heard them in the store and was very impressed (for the price) I have a pair of elites 408s that I just love,anyways its allways nice talking to you

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                • #9
                  The norm i see in the four or five sound companies ive worked with around canada usually A&H Mixwizard, GL2200, etc. Midas, Soundcraft, even Behringer!! Canada has two major incorperated music retail stores, both distributors of peavey, but still an uncommon buy merely from observation??


                  I never see Peavey in major sound companies. Not long ago Peavey bought Crest to get a line in the touring sound market. I am lost with the comparison between sound companies and major retail stores. Sound companies carry professional gear and music stores carry MI-level consumer gear. Here in the south Peavey has always had a strong consumer level presence.

                  In the `70's and `80's the stuff was everywhere and most people were used to it sounding bad. It was not the fault of the gear it sounded bad. The users were clueless about how to make it work. Most churches had their speakers in the wrong place and their inputs hummed due to connectivity issues. I think people blamed the gear for user caused problems. What was true is the stuff was bulletproof.

                  When the mackie stuff came out everybody around here went mackie nuts. This stuff was supposed to be sooooo much better than peavey. Other companies moved in as mail order catalogs and the internet took off. I think the dust has settled now and people respect Peavey for what it is : high quality consumer electronics. It ain't a Midas H-3000 or a JBL Vertec but if you compare apples to apples and dollar for dollar it stands up to anyone else.


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                  • #10
                    I still dont like peavey gear besides a few guitar amps,and yes you are right they were very durable in there day

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                    • #11
                      Hey Alex,Im not so sure about alto being the same as Yorkville I was talking to the rep and he said something along the line that they wernt that happy about handling the Alto line,that makes me think that its not make by Yorkville the Alto seems very cheap to me (just my opion) Have you seen or heard much about the new cabs yorkville are making in china ? they really look like the elite line as far as cab ,speaker grill, and handles I have heard them in the store and was very impressed (for the price) I have a pair of elites 408s that I just love,anyways its allways nice talking to you




                      Yorkville is the Canadian distributor for Alto. Yorkville is supposed to test the products before distributing them and only chooses those that pass their evaluation. However, I've tried a few Alto products and was not particularly impressed. Best to spend a little more and get something that performs well and will last. Yorkville's new YX series is very impressive for the money, and they do like the Elite cabs. I'm sure they will be very popular. I've used the Elite 404s which are simply the 4ohm version of your 408s I believe. They do sound very good but man are they heavy! That's the thing I remember most about them. They did perform very well. I almost bought them but couldn't see myself carrying them up a bunch of stairs... Al
                      KV2 KX12s - Yamaha DXR15s, RCF ART 310A , Yamaha DXR8 - Yamaha DXS12 subs, Wharfedale Titan 12 actives, Yamaha MG12/4 mixer X 2, Peavey PV10 mixer, Yorkville PGM8 mixer - Many Sony MD players (home and portable), Shure cordless microphone and a variety of LED lighting effects.

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                      • #12
                        Yorkville is the Canadian distributor for Alto. Yorkville is supposed to test the products before distributing them and only chooses those that pass their evaluation. However, I've tried a few Alto products and was not particularly impressed. Best to spend a little more and get something that performs well and will last. Yorkville's new YX series is very impressive for the money, and they do like the Elite cabs. I'm sure they will be very popular. I've used the Elite 404s which are simply the 4ohm version of your 408s I believe. They do sound very good but man are they heavy! That's the thing I remember most about them. They did perform very well. I almost bought them but couldn't see myself carrying them up a bunch of stairs... Al

                        Hi Al.yeppers that what I say every weekend when i load them in my van (f@#k these are heavy) but the sound is worth it i think,most the time anyways,lol the only thing i dont like about them is they do not sit on my speakers stands very well they seem unstable and they tilt,but they are cheapo stands

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                        • #13
                          Hi Al.yeppers that what I say every weekend when i load them in my van (f@#k these are heavy) but the sound is worth it i think,most the time anyways,lol the only thing i dont like about them is they do not sit on my speakers stands very well they seem unstable and they tilt,but they are cheapo stands




                          I hope you don't have to put those up on stands by yourself. I had trouble with a pair of Yamaha club 15s that only weigh 60lbs. The 404/408s do sound good though and can handle a decent sized crowd by themselves. Very efficient and loud. Al
                          KV2 KX12s - Yamaha DXR15s, RCF ART 310A , Yamaha DXR8 - Yamaha DXS12 subs, Wharfedale Titan 12 actives, Yamaha MG12/4 mixer X 2, Peavey PV10 mixer, Yorkville PGM8 mixer - Many Sony MD players (home and portable), Shure cordless microphone and a variety of LED lighting effects.

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                          • #14
                            I hope you don't have to put those up on stands by yourself. I had trouble with a pair of Yamaha club 15s that only weigh 60lbs. The 404/408s do sound good though and can handle a decent sized crowd by themselves. Very efficient and loud. Al

                            Ive done it by myself but not anymore its just to much I want to get some of those crank stands ,ultimate stands i think they are

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                            • #15
                              So if i wanna get some peavy, where can i get it in Canada?

                              i was just about to head down to L&M in Vancouver to check them out..

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