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New Products for 2017

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

Alpha 3

Alpha 3The Eminence Alpha 3-8 is a truly versatile compact full-range driver perfectly suited for tight fitting pro audio line array and column array applications. With a program power rating of 60 watts, this 3” driver utilizes a 8.3 oz ferrite magnet in conjunction with an internal neodymium bucking magnet for increased sensitivity and extends the response out to 20kHz. The highly pressed cone sandwiches paper with a layer of water-resistant polypropylene for increased stiffness and lower distortion.

“Put eight of these in a column and pair it with a subwoofer for a large sounding system with a very small footprint.” says Jerry McNutt, Eminence Product Design Manager. “With the internal neo magnet acting as a shorting ring, the Alpha 3’s response is extended to the point you don’t need a tweeter.”

Available in 8Ω, the Alpha 3 offers 88.6 dB of sensitivity and has a usable frequency range of 150 Hz – 20 kHz.

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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.

The N151M-8 ring radiator features a 4.5 oz. neodymium magnet, a 1.5” voice coil, and is rated at 45 watts (AES).

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PF-350 Paul Franklin Signature

PF-350Offering complete tonal balance from top to bottom, this attack-sensitive and powerful 12” model was co-developed with veteran session and touring pedal steeler Paul Franklin. With headroom to spare, the PF-350’s tone transfers from low volume to very loud with warmth and clarity, making it ideal for pedal steel and 6-stringers alike.

“I finally have a speaker with complete balance, from highs to lows, where one frequency never dominates another. It gives me the flexibility to use my amp to dial in any type of sound while faithfully delivering beautiful tone at any volume.” – Paul Franklin

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JS-1250 Josh Smith signature

JS-1250Respected as much for his tone as his guitar skills, Josh Smith’s concept for the ultimate guitar speaker involved combining the lows of the Eminence Tonespotter, the clean highs of the Wizard, and the natural grit and sparkle of the Red Fang alnico. The result is an extremely versatile 12” speaker with vintage tone and the ability to handle the power of modern amps.

“Ultimately I was looking for something that could work in any application, from clean Fender tones, as well as dirty Vox tones. I asked Eminence to combine several qualities of my favorite speakers into one, and they knocked it out of the park. I use it in all my amps.” – Josh Smith

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Wheelhouse 150 Guitar Speaker

WheelHouse 150The warmth of hemp meets the power and responsiveness of neo in this versatile 12” speaker. Touch-sensitive and balanced, the WheelHouse delivers warm, smooth tone throughout the entire spectrum, allowing you to utilize your amp controls to shape your sound. It handles pedals and amp EQ with ease. Go from country to fusion to blues and make it sound like it’s right in your wheelhouse.

“Today’s in-demand session artists and sidemen have to be chameleons. We need to seamlessly blend in stylistically and tonally with whatever type of music is being recorded. This new speaker I helped Eminence develop lets me use my amp and pedals to dial in any tone I’m after, and handles anything I throw at it.” – Andy Wood / Session Artist / Touring Professional

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Legend CA1059 Bass Guitar Speaker

Legend CA1059A larger magnet version of the popular Legend CA10, the Legend CA1059 is a 10” cast-frame bass guitar speaker modeled after the original OEM spec with the punch and clarity that defined the sound of many popular Eden cabinets throughout the decades. Like the CA10, the CA1059’s chassis is truncated on the sides for tight fitting in 2x, 4x, and 8×10 configurations. Along with higher Xmax, the CA1059 also features a larger 59 oz. ferrite magnet, producing higher efficiency, and lower Qts for dampening than its smaller magnet version. Available in 8 and 16 ohm.

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