|Originally launched at Musikmesse Frankfurt 2005, Peavey exhibited the latest additions to its CS Commercial Series power amplifier series with the four-channel CS
800x4 and two-channel CS 1400, CS 2000, CS 3000 and CS 4000 models. An additional twochannel
amp, the CS 4080 HZ, delivers 4080 watts at 8 ohms.
Building on the reputation of the Peavey CS 800 workhorse, which conquered the high-powered
amp market in the 1970s, these amps have benefited from many of Peavey's most popular audio innovations over the years, such as the DDT compression/anti-clipping protection. The new CS models include 14 power devices per channel on the CS 3000, CS 4000 and CS 4080. The four-channel CS 800x4 utilizes wire-bonded hybrid technology and can power four monitor mixes from a single unit, while the CS 1400 and CS 2000 contain overbuilt heat sinks for more efficient tunnel cooling. All CS power amps include toroidal power transformers for lighter weight and increased power.
The front panel display includes LED indicators for signal presence and DDT active, as well as
individual power LEDs that indicate fault conditions. CS amps also feature circuitry to protect
against shorts, improper loads, overdriven turn-on levels, high temperatures, DC and subsonic
frequencies that could damage loudspeakers. To ensure cool operating temperatures, Peavey included two dual-speed cooling fans on the CS 1400 and CS 2000; two variable-speed cooling fans on the
CS 3000, CS 4000 and CS 4080 HZ; and one variable-speed cooling fan on the CS 800x4. CS amps
ship with XLR-1/4" combination inputs; binding post, Speakon and IEC mains connector outputs.