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Title: Peavey IPR3000, 4500, 6000 Release date?
Post by: Mario Roman on April 07, 2011, 06:27:57 pm
Hi All,

Been perusing here and on the web for any information on the remaining IPR units release date and all is quiet. I've been told anywhere from the end of April to sometime in October depending which dealer I call. Has anyone had any recent information about this or what the hold up is? I've read anything from parts availability to design issues. Does anyone here know? I've been so pleased with the sound of the IPR1600 I'm using for monitors that I'd like to try the 4500 for mains duty.  Thanks.

Mario
Title: Re: Peavey IPR3000, 4500, 6000 Release date?
Post by: Mark Chrysostom on April 07, 2011, 06:37:12 pm
I think they're shipping sometime in late 2009...

Title: Re: Peavey IPR3000, 4500, 6000 Release date?
Post by: Gary A. Perrett on April 07, 2011, 11:17:49 pm
I think they're shipping sometime in late 2009...

 >:( Ya tell me about it...VAPOR WARE... and their getting good at it...My #1 gear supplier dumped Peavey because of their practices...I pretty much gave up on them the SECOND year they were supposed to be out...

Look, I know that in this new "economy" or lack there of...that parts acquisition can be a problem.. and gearing up for said product can take time...but really... come on...2 YEARS!!! and still no real target date? Hartley, what are you thinking?

G

Title: Re: Peavey IPR3000, 4500, 6000 Release date?
Post by: Tim McCulloch on April 08, 2011, 12:24:13 am
>:( Ya tell me about it...VAPOR WARE... and their getting good at it...My #1 gear supplier dumped Peavey because of their practices...I pretty much gave up on them the SECOND year they were supposed to be out...

Look, I know that in this new "economy" or lack there of...that parts acquisition can be a problem.. and gearing up for said product can take time...but really... come on...2 YEARS!!! and still no real target date? Hartley, what are you thinking?

G

My guess is it's a problem with single-source parts manufacturing of critical components.  When a manufacturer can't get it's parts obligations met, they can't produce.  When the parts makers try to meet the demand they make components that don't meet spec... by the time the manufacturer discovers his inventory is bad, the parts maker has already "turned" the production line for a different part.  The wait begins anew.

Hartley still goes to the office.  Why don't you call him up and ask him what he thinks?
Title: Re: Peavey IPR3000, 4500, 6000 Release date?
Post by: John Roberts {JR} on April 08, 2011, 09:29:35 am

Hartley still goes to the office.  Why don't you call him up and ask him what he thinks?

If you do call, and get him, be prepared for some salty language. I suspect he is far angrier about this than any customer could be.

Do the math... A product that lots of people want, that he can't sell to them. That's his personal version of hell.  >:(

JR
Title: Re: Peavey IPR3000, 4500, 6000 Release date?
Post by: Mario Roman on April 08, 2011, 10:09:58 am
If you do call, and get him, be prepared for some salty language. I suspect he is far angrier about this than any customer could be.

Do the math... A product that lots of people want, that he can't sell to them. That's his personal version of hell.  >:(

JR

A great point JR!! I took Tim's advice and called Peavey. Of course I could only call the customer support line, and they said the 3000 is currently shipping but the 4500 won't be out till the end of Sept. and he couldn't comment on why there is a delay citing proprietary information of a privately owned company. ::)   Oh well I guess I'll just have to wait and see...

Mario
Title: Re: Peavey IPR3000, 4500, 6000 Release date?
Post by: Tracy Garner on April 08, 2011, 12:20:57 pm
A great point JR!! I took Tim's advice and called Peavey. Of course I could only call the customer support line, and they said the 3000 is currently shipping but the 4500 won't be out till the end of Sept. and he couldn't comment on why there is a delay citing proprietary information of a privately owned company. ::)   Oh well I guess I'll just have to wait and see...

Mario


...meanwhile I know 4 different die hard Peavey fans that recently purchased the Crown XLS-D series amps as they got tired of waiting for the IPR series to materialize....big lost opportunity for Peavey.
Title: Re: Peavey IPR3000, 4500, 6000 Release date?
Post by: Chris Van Duker on April 08, 2011, 03:40:17 pm
...and there's also http://www.behringer.com/EN/Products/NU6000DSP.aspx (http://www.behringer.com/EN/Products/NU6000DSP.aspx) coming out before too long -- maybe the knockoff will beat the original to market. Looking at the fact that the minimum impedance for the large (unfortunately named) iNuke is 4ohms, I wonder if they're internally bridging each channel to get around the parts availability problem which is plaguing Peavey.