NAMM 2014: Eminence Speakers Patriot 620H, CV-75, Legend EM12, Legend 1275, and GA-SC64

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Pre-Eminence: Eminence Speakers releases Delta Pro 12-450A, Kappa Pro 10LF, LA 10850, and LA 12850 for NAMM 2014.

We here at TheToneKing.com think of Eminence speakers as being on the cutting edge of speaker technology for a long time. Lightweight speakers that hold a lot of wallop. So that you can rock out without throwing your back out.

For NAMM 2014, Eminence is releasing a slew of new speakers, including lightweight versions of their popular Delta and Kappa Pro series for pro-audio dude. But, we here at TheToneKing.com are always looking for guitar gear. And, Eminence hasn’t disappointed. They’ve released five new guitar speakers for 2014.

 

The Patriot 620H is a 20-Watt 6.5″ speaker. If you have a small speaker combo lurking around that you’ve always wanted to put a  killerspeaker into, the Patriot 620H is the way to go.

 

 

 

 

CV-75 is a 75-Watt 12″ speaker that Eminence has been working for over 10 years. For players that are looking to get the ultimate in British tones, this is the way to go.

 

 

 

 

 Legend EM 12. The newest addition to Eminence’s Legend series is a 12″ 200-Watt monster. If you have no choice but to destroy everything in the room, the Legend EM 12 will help push your raging guitar tone through brick, mortar, and anything else that happens to get in your way.

 

 

 

Then comes the Legend 1275. Eminence’s 12″ 75-Watt answer to a custom OEM speaker. Punchy lows, warm mids, accentuated by crisp and articulate highs.

 

 

 

 

Finally, we have the GA-SC64. As if teaming up with Eric Johnson for his signature speaker wasn’t enough, Eminence has teamed up again with amp guru George Alessandro to develop a 12″ speaker with vintage sounds of the mid ’60s.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Check out the full press release below. And stay tuned for more TheToneKing.com updates from NAMM 2014!

 

 

 

Eminence is proud to announce the following new Pro Audio and Musical Instrument Loudspeakers and HF products for 2014. See all of these new models at the 2014 Winter NAMM Show booth 4334 in Anaheim, CA, January 23-26.

 

Professional Audio: 

 

Delta Pro 12-450A / MAP: $119.99 / Sugg. Ret. $129.99

Eminence takes the weight out, but leaves the performance in with the addition of a lighter weight version of their popular Delta Pro 12A, the Delta Pro 12-450A. Utilizing a 56 oz. ferrite magnet, the 375 watt Delta Pro 12-450A is recommended as a woofer or mid/bass in vented enclosures, and also makes a perfect replacement in many portable PA cabinets, including Mackie®’s popular SRM450 Series loudspeakers (version1). The Delta Pro 12-450A also features a 2.5” voice coil and a usable frequency range of 44 Hz to 4.0 kHz.

 

“For smaller PA cabinets, choosing the right loudspeaker will often come down to weight.” said Tom James, Eminence Product Design Manager. “While our popular Delta Pro 12 works well in many of these designs, we realized the 80 oz. magnet made the overall weight heavier than desired. The Delta Pro 12-450A still delivers exceptional performance, but with a significant weight savings.”

 

 

Kappa Pro 10LF / MAP: $154.99 / Sugg. Ret. $164.99

Eminence’s Kappa Pro series reaches a new low with the Kappa Pro 10LF, a low frequency enhanced version of their popular Kappa Pro 10. With the low frequency content of modern music demanding more from the low end than in the past, the Kappa Pro 10LF excels with its high-BL, strong twin-reinforced cone, and high excursion suspension. Its high power handling capability (600 watts continuous, 1200 watts music program power) and its parameter set allow it to work in very compact vented or horn loaded bass guitar or subwoofer enclosures.

“This 10” will help end users meet the demand for tons of low bass while taking up just a tiny amount of space.” said Jerry McNutt, Design Engineer at Eminence. “The 105 oz. ceramic magnet allows it to offer these outstanding attributes at a very reasonable price point.”

 

Eminence packs a lot of power into tight spaces with the addition of three high power, shallow cast frame Professional Series models designed to give you high output in tight fitting horn loaded applications, including EAW®’s popular KF Series cabinets – the LA10850, LA12850 and LA15850.

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LA10850 / MAP: $124.99 / Sugg. Ret. $134.99

At a mere 4.5” deep, the LA10850 is a 10” high power midrange driver featuring a 3” voice coil, powerful ceramic motor assembly, and inverted dust cap for close placement to phase plugs used in many horn loaded designs. Rated at 350 watts, the LA10850 can also be used in small conventional vented enclosures when you need a high power mid/bass driver, or in very compact sealed enclosures when a true high power midrange driver is needed.

 

LA12850 / MAP: $164.99 / Sugg. Ret. $174.99

Providing clean low mids and tight punchy bass, the 800 watt 12” LA12850’s shallow cast frame and T/S parameter set will allow it to work in ultra-compact vented systems and allow very tight packaging in line arrays or other systems where overall depth is limited. Measuring less than 5” deep, the LA12850’s super stiff paper cone is driven by a 4” voice coil and a powerful vented ceramic motor assembly.

“The LA12850 can be horn loaded in designs without close fitting phase plugs as the LA12850’s cap is not inverted.” said Jerry McNutt, Design Engineer at Eminence. “Not a problem for most modern bass horn designs.”

 

LA15850 / MAP: $189.99 / Sugg. Ret. $199.99

The LA15850 is Eminence’s most compact 15” cast frame Professional Series model. Its 4” voice coil and inverted dust cap make it the perfect replacement in the EAW® 850 cabinet’s bass section. At only 5.5” deep, the LA15850 can also be used in small conventional vented enclosures when you need a great high power mid/bass driver.

“These LA models are the shallowest depth, high power models in our entire product line.” said McNutt. “They’re designed to help you fit it into very tight spaces like in line array boxes.”

 

Kappa Pro 15B / MAP: $169.99 / Sugg. Ret. $179.99

Our popular Kappa Pro 15 model is now available in 16 ohm, and is recommended for professional audio in a vented mid-bass or bass enclosure, and is also suitable for bass guitar.

 

Kappa Pro 15LFC / MAP: $179.99 / Sugg. Ret. $189.99

A 4 ohm version of our Kappa Pro 15LF-2, the Kappa Pro 15LFC is a long throw, low frequency woofer recommended for pro audio in a vented bass enclosure.

 

New compression drivers:

PSD:2013 / MAP: $79.99 / Sugg. Ret. $84.99

Expanding on the success of the popular PSD:2002 model, the 85 watt PSD:2013 features a 1” throat and offers a smoother frequency response through an improved voice coil design, reducing moving mass and increasing high frequency extension. The PSD:2013 is available in both 8 and 16 ohm impedances, and screw-on and bolt-on formats.

“It can be argued that the PSD:2002 compression driver, and all of its OEM variations, have been loaded in more PA cabinets and enjoyed by more people over the years than any other compression driver in the world.” says Matt Marcum, Design Engineer at Eminence. “With that in mind, we knew we should begin this venture with the mature and historical reliability of the dome we’ve all appreciated at some point. Then we applied every improvement we could discover in order to yield the most value possible from this device.”

With a sensitivity rating of over 108 dB, the PSD:2013 also features a 2” voice coil, 34 oz. ferrite magnet, and has a usable frequency range of 1.5 kHz to 20 kHz.

 

PSD:3014 / MAP: $189.99 / Sugg. Ret. $199.99

With a 100 watt continuous AES power rating, the PSD:3014 features a 1.4” throat, 3” voice coil and a recommended minimum crossover frequency of 800 Hz.

“Sporting the same family resemblance of the PSD:3006, you would be hard pressed to find a compression driver that reliably plays as low and as loud as the PSD:3014,” says Matt Marcum, Design Engineer at Eminence. “It’s a large, robust, and well-made device which offers the most bang for the buck that I’m aware of.”

The PSD:3014 is available in both 8 and 16 ohm impedances in bolt-on format.

 

New Guitar speakers for 2014:

Eminence is proud to announce the following new additions to the Legend™, Patriot™, Red Coat™ and Signature series guitar speakers for 2014. See and hear all of these new models at the 2014 Winter NAMM Show booth 4334 in Anaheim, CA, January 23-26, or online at www.eminence.com.

 

Patriot 620H / MAP: $59.99 / Sugg. Ret. $64.99

Featuring a hemp cone, 1” voice coil and lightweight 15 oz. ceramic magnet, the 4 ohm 620H offers 20 watts of warm, full, and clean tone that will make a small, thin amp sound bigger and fatter.

“The 620H is the little brother to the 8” 820H we introduced last year.” said Anthony Lucas, Eminence tech support specialist. “The 620H sounds cleaner, warmer and fatter, with better definition than any stock 6.5” speaker you will find. A perfect upgrade to just about any small amp on the market, particularly a Fender Champion 600.”

 

CV-75 / MAP: $94.99 / Sugg. Ret. $99.99

A new addition to the Red Coat™ Series of guitar speakers is the British-voiced 12” CV-75. Featuring a British cone, 1.75” voice coil and 56 oz. magnet, the CV-75 offers complete tonal balance – grunt and punch in the lows, warm/tailored mids, and nice, clear, open/airy highs. The name says it all: Ceramic magnet, offering Vintage tone, rated at 75 watts.

“We’re very excited about this new speaker because we’ve been working on perfecting it for over 10 years.” said Lucas. “Many of our OEM customers have been asking for something that could improve upon what hand-made British speakers from 20 to 30 years ago used tosound like. We’re extremely pleased with the result.”

 

Legend EM12 / MAP: $149.99 / Sugg. Ret. $154.99

A new addition to our popular Legend™ Series of guitar speakers is the 12”, 200 watt Legend EM12. As the name suggests, the Legend™ Series offers classic tones from the past that have been utilized and made popular by many Eminence OEM amplifier customers since 1966. Featuring a 2.5” voice coil, 80 oz. ceramic magnet, and die-cast aluminum basket, the Legend EM12 features ultra-clean tone with big, round, punchy lows and warm, smooth mids and highs.

“We’ve received a lot of calls over the years from guitar players looking for a 12” highpowered speaker that can deliver ultra-clean tone.” said Lucas. “Our Delta Pro 12A from our Professional Series was the only thing we had to offer until now. Unlike the Delta Pro, the Legend EM12 is optimized specifically for guitar players, and offers a more neutral tone so you can hear more of your amp and guitar.”

 

Legend 1275 / MAP: $74.99 / Sugg. Ret. $79.99

Also new to the Legend™ Series is the 12”, 75 watt British-voiced Legend 1275. Featuring a British cone, 1.5” voice coil and 34 oz. ceramic magnet, the Legend 1275 offers tight, punchy lows, warm mids, and crisp, articulate, open highs.

“Often times we’re asked what speaker from our line is equivalent to a custom OEM design in this amp, or that amp.” said Lucas. “With the Legend 1275, we wanted to offer something that combined the best tonal qualities from several of these most highly soughtafter amp tones.”

 

 

GA-SC64 / MAP: $99.99 / Sugg. Ret. $104.99

Following the successful collaborative effort on the Eric Johnson Signature EJ1250 guitar speaker, Eminence and amp guru George Alessandro have teamed up once again to develop a 12” guitar speaker with vintage sounds circa 1964, the GA-SC64. Well-balanced from top to bottom, the GA-SC64’s warm, dynamic character lends itself to vintage amps as well as modern gain and distortion. The traditional build materials offer warmth, dynamics, low note articulation and proper distorted harmonic content layering.

“The early 1960’s was a time when things were simpler. Studios were recording with one or two analog tape tracks. Stereo records were high tech, and hum canceling pickups were still awaiting a patent.” said George Alessandro, President, Alessandro High-End Products. “The warm, full character of the GA-SC64 brings you back to those days when used in vintage amps. While many things have advanced in 50 years, the tone of 1964 still rings true with this unique guitar speaker.”

 

 

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