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Eminence Lil' Buddy 10" 50W Guitar Speaker

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The Eminence Lil Buddy 10" 50-watt replacement speaker has clean and full tone. The Lil' Buddy is slow to break-up, but crunchy when driven. Smoothe...Click To Read More About This Product

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The sound of hemp!

The Eminence Lil Buddy 10" 50-watt replacement speaker has clean and full tone. The Lil' Buddy is slow to break-up, but crunchy when driven. Smoother and less defined than many 10" guitar speakers, this lightweight American-made guitar speaker has a hemp cone and is great for jazz and blues.


SPECIFICATIONS
SPECIFICATIONS
Nominal Basket Diameter: 10", 254mm
Nominal Impedance*: 8 ohms
Power Rating: Watts 50W
Music Program
Resonance: 149Hz
Usable Frequency Range: 80Hz-5kHz
Sensitivity***: 99.1
Magnet Weight: 30 oz.

Gap Height: 0.312", 7.92mm
Voice Coil Diameter: 1.75", 44.5mm

THIELE & SMALL PARAMETERS
Resonant Frequency (fs): 149Hz
DC Resistance (Re): 6.31
Coil Inductance (Le): 0.46mH
Mechanical Q (Qms): 9.06
Electromagnetic Q (Qes): 0.93
Total Q (Qts): 0.84
Compliance Equivalent Volume (Vas): 10 liters / 0.35 cu. ft.
Peak Diaphragm Displacement Volume (Vd): 29cc
Mechanical Compliance of Suspension (Cms): 0.05mm/N
BL Product (BL): 11.7 T-M
Diaphram Mass inc. Airload (Mms): 22 grams
Efficiency Bandwidth Product (EBP): 160
Maximum Linear Excursion (Xmax): 0.8mm
Surface Area of Cone (Sd): 366.1 cm2

MOUNTING INFORMATION
Recommended Enclosure: Sealed (Vented Acceptable)
Overall Diameter: 10.11", 256.8mm
Baffle Hole Diameter: 9.13", 231.8mm
Front Sealing Gasket: fitted as standard
Rear Sealing Gasket: fitted as standard
Mounting Holes Diameter: 0.23", 5.7mm
Mounting Holes B.C. D.: 9.60", 243.8mm
Depth: 4.3", 109mm
Net Weight: 6.3 lbs., 2.9 kg
Shipping Weight: 7.4 lbs., 3.4 kg

MATERIALS OF CONSTRUCTION
Coil Construction: Copper voice coil
Coil Former: Paper former
Magnet Composition: Ferrite magnet
Core Details: Non-vented core
Basket Materials: Pressed steel basket
Cone Composition: Hemp Cone
Cone Edge Composition: Paper cone edge
Dustcap Composition: Zurette dust cap

*Please inquire about alternative impedances.

**Multiple units exceed published rating evaluated under EIA 426A noise source and test standard while in a free-air, non-temperature controlled environment.

***The average output across the usable frequency range when applying 1W/1M into the nominal impedance. Ie: 2.83V/8ohms, 4V/16ohms.
Eminence response curves are measured under the following conditions: All speakers are tested at 1w/1m using a variety of test set-ups for the appropriate impedance | LMS using 0.25" supplied microphone (software
calibrated) mounted 1m from wall/baffle | 2ft. X 2ft. baffle is built into the wall with the speaker mounted flush against a steel ring for minimum diffraction | Hafler P1500 Trans-Nova amplifier | 2700 cu.ft. chamber with
fiberglass on all six surfaces (three with custom-made wedges).
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EminenceLil' Buddy 10" 50W Guitar Speaker
 
4.6

(based on 5 reviews)

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(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Lil Buddy 10

By gilms

from Rosedale, VA

Comments about Eminence Lil' Buddy 10" 50W Guitar Speaker:

A great replacement speaker for the Epi Valve Special. More volume and much, much clearer tone. More and clearer treble, midrange and bass--lets you sculpt the tone much easier and gets rid of the muddiness the stock speaker brings.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent Replacement 10

By skorman

from Virginia Beach, VA

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Comments about Eminence Lil' Buddy 10" 50W Guitar Speaker:

Needed a replacement speaker for my Super Champ XD. The original speaker was fine at low volumes but pushing it made the low end farty. The Lil Buddy smoothed everything out at low and high volumes. The SCXD now sounds fantastic at all volumes. Smooth lows and mids and the high end is crystal clear with no harshness. It sounds big like a good 12" speaker. Highly recommended.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Warm and Smooth

By 3TreeGtrMan

from Knoxville, TN

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Comments about Eminence Lil' Buddy 10" 50W Guitar Speaker:

I put the Lil' Buddy 10" in my Fender Pro Jr and wow!!! I bought the speaker because the Pro Jr is a bit harsh on the top end and skinny on the bottom end. After reviewing Eminence's frequency chart, I was sold on the Lil' Buddy because of the flatter response from 1k-3k. I play funk/fusion music on a hollowbody and this speaker turned my practice amp into my small stage amp!

(1 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

eminence Lil Buddy and Governor too

By kaybee

from nyc

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Comments about Eminence Lil' Buddy 10" 50W Guitar Speaker:

Eminence Governor and Lil Buddy GTR spkrs.

hello musicians...

i address this review to those who CAN hear
small differences, and who Dare to try different things...

today, we took the epiphone Dot studio geetar, with
the tiny vox ac4tv mini Tubes amp...to test out
around 15 different eminence speakers !

the above is based on the sweet, bloom sound of
EL 84 tube... and that is what we aimed to get...
a bit MORE than the internal 6 inch speaker,
which is, actually, quite nice on its own too !

but on the Backside, i saw a speaker connection
for 16 ohms...
mmmm

conclusion first...

I chose the Governor, AND the Lil Buddy.
yes, a red and a blue...!
we are gonna make 2 separate boxes, and allow
series connection so they add up to 16 ohms...
OR, be played individually at 8 ohms..

there is Quite a difference between the above 2
spkrs in sound, however, surprisingly, when
Connected Together in series
and played back with the above equipment IN CLEAN
MODE, the sounds are simply AMAZINGLY accurate
and Dream like ! can put one in a trance !

so, GO ahead, and try out various eminence and other
spkrs combinations too ... u will be surprised !

the next bests, which i liked for the slow slow
jazzy type , are :

private jack
tonespotter

so, ,there you have it
one man's test results in a compressed form !

thanks for reading and
always have fun or Joy !

k

 
4.0

Warn and clean, great for taming a too bright amp.

By Johnny

from Oregon

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Pros

  • Functional
  • Good Quality
  • Improves Sound
  • Warm and full sound.

Cons

  • Darker than most 10 in speakers.
  • Pricer than other speakers in it's size.

Best Uses

  • Backup
  • Concerts
  • Practicing

Comments about Eminence Lil' Buddy 10" 50W Guitar Speaker:

I bought this speaker for my '83 Fender Super Champ. Original speaker was good but too bright sounding for my taste. So after several years of tweaking tone controls and sometimes using a EQ to tone it down a little I thought I'd try a new speaker. I put a Copperhead in my '81 Princeton last year, and really liked it. So I thought I'd try new speaker in my Super Champ. I read some reviews and the Lil' Buddy seemed like a good choice. I stuck it in and played for a while, it really sounded good. Better than the original Fender speaker, much warmer and fuller.

The next thing I wanted to do is compare the 2 speakers side by side. Using an A/B box I connected both speakers to it from each amp and connected them to the Super Champ. I know different size cabinets will influence the over all tone of the speaker. Taking in to consideration the Princeton is much larger than the Super Champ, some difference should be expected. I used 2 guitars for the test my Tele and Ibanez Artcore so I could get a good idea of how it worked with HB's and Single Coils. My final conclusion is the Copperhead out performed the Lil' Buddy. I'd say it was a close race, not a photo finish. It isn't worth my time and trouble to change speakers again, I like it well enough to keep it as is. Yet if I were to do it over again I think I choose another Copperhead for the Super Champ. The Lil' Buddy did what they promised it cut the treble, so now I can set it to 6 or 7 instead at 3 or 4 and get the same tone, and that's a big improvement.

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