How Speakers are Built

Point to Point

The first electronic loudspeaker designs were introduced in the 1920’s, and while there have been many improvements in component materials over the decades, not much has changed in the basic functionality of a loudspeaker: a permanent magnet interacts with an electromagnet (voice coil) to move a cone back and forth to produce sound waves. Founded in 1966, Eminence has been a leading supplier of loudspeakers for professional audio, musical instrument, car audio and home hi-fi applications to many of the world’s most recognized brands. While our own components and manufacturing processes have evolved, the way we assemble speakers today doesn’t differ that much from when we started. Here’s how we do it.

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Eminence Eyes the Future with Engineering Appointment.

We are Eminence

Eminence is pleased to announce the appointment of Courtney F. Morgan, Ph.D. as Research and Innovation Leader. Morgan has a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from the University of Georgia and a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from Emory University in Atlanta. His post doctoral research focused on nuclear magnetic resonance at the University of California Santa Cruz. Over the last 28 years Courtney has become an authority in research, design, process development, quality control, statistics, and electromagnetic radiation. His expertise in these areas will play a vital role in the company’s endeavor to advance current loudspeaker technology through radical product innovation.

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Speaker Noise

New Products for 2017

Eminence is proud to introduce the following high quality pro audio and musical instrument products for 2017.

N151M-8 Ring Radiator

N151M-8Despite its minute size, the 1” exit N151M-8 ring radiator compression driver delivers monumental performance. Weighing in at a mere 1.7 lbs., the N151M-8 utilizes a phase plug design that improves the distribution of forces over the diaphragm surface, which results in a driver with lower distortion, smoother frequency response, and increased sensitivity as compared to conventional ring radiator designs.
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Eminence Introduces the Custom Shop

Eminence has greatly expanded their custom design capabilities to include modifying stock models for end users. Services include building alternate impedances of existing models, and a guitar speaker break-in service.
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Eminence Achieves ISO 14001 Certification

Eminence is pleased to announce the company has become ISO 14001 certified. An ISO 14001 environmental management system is a systematic and process driven approach to controlling those aspects of a business that have a significant impact on the environment.
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Eminence Celebrates 50 Years

In 1966 Bob Gault founded what was to become the world’s largest loudspeaker manufacturing company after working as an engineer for Magnavox and CTS (Chicago Telephone Supply). Gault started Eminence building only three 18” speakers per day, based on a commitment from Ampeg’s Everett Hull. Under the leadership of Gault and most recently his son, Rob, the company’s capacity grew to over 10,000 speakers per day, employing nearly 200 people.
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