Really, you might as well be comparing a Kia to a Ferrari. Make that Peavey a Meyer of even half the price of the BW and the BW will come up very short.
I paid $1350 for the B&W, so in that case, I suppose a pair of QSC KW153 would be a fairer price-range comparison speaker.
I'll have to go window shopping at my local Pro Sound retailer, see if I can find me a high-SQ sounding Pro speaker...
"If Bad Sound Were Fatal, Audio Would Be the Leading Cause of Death."
And keep in mind, there are pro sound speakers made for pro sound, that extract maximum power handling and SPL (high cross over, playing in the woofer stop band, etc.) and there are hifi speakers that use pro sound components. I could use the drivers and cab from the B&W speakers and make them sound very bad all while increasing effeciency and power handling.