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Eminence Lil' Texas 12" 125W Guitar Speaker  8 Ohm

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The Eminence Lil' Texas 12" Guitar Speaker is a lightweight 12" speaker with a little Texas edge. Lil' Texas delivers a very balanced tone with cris...Click To Read More About This Product

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The Eminence Lil' Texas 12" Guitar Speaker is a lightweight 12" speaker with a little Texas edge. Lil' Texas delivers a very balanced tone with crisp mids and top end bite, tight bottom end, and very American tonality. Great for classic rock, blues, and country.

Eminence recommends the Lil" Texas speaker as an alternate replacement for the Eminence Tonkerlite speaker in the Rocktron Velocity S1122 and the THD Ported 2 x 12 cabinets.

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Lil' Texas 12" 125W Guitar Speaker

  • Nominal Basket Diameter: 12", 304.8mm
    Nominal Impedance*: 8 ohms
    Power Rating**: 125W
    Resonance: 90Hz
    Usable Frequency Range: 70Hz-5.5kHz
    Sensitivity***: 101
    Magnet Weight: 4 oz.
    Gap Height: 0.28", 7.2mm
    Voice Coil Diameter: 2", 50.8mm

    Thiele & Small Parameters
    Resonant Frequency (fs): 90Hz
    DC Resistance (Re): 7.2
    Coil Inductance (Le): 0.42mH
    Mechanical Q (Qms): 11.29
    Electromagnetic Q (Qes): 0.69
    Total Q (Qts): 0.65
    Compliance Equivalent Volume (Vas): 43 liters / 1.53 cu. ft.
    Peak Diaphragm Displacement Volume (Vd): 66cc
    Mechanical Compliance of Suspension (Cms): 0.11mm/N
    BL Product (BL): 12.8 T-M
    Diaphragm Mass inc. Airload (Mms): 28 grams
    Efficiency Bandwidth Product (EBP): 130
    Maximum Linear Excursion (Xmax): 1.3mm

    Mounting Information
    Recommended Enclosure Volume:
    Sealed: Acceptable
    Vented: Acceptable
    Overall Diameter: 12.03", 305.5mm
    Baffle Hole Diameter: 10.95", 278.1mm
    Front Sealing Gasket: fitted as standard
    Rear Sealing Gasket: fitted as standard
    Mounting Holes Diameter: 0.25", 6.4mm
    Mounting Holes B.C.D.: 11.59", 294.3mm
    Depth: 5.07", 129mm
    Net Weight: 4.1 lbs., 1.9 kg
    Shipping Weight: 5.8 lbs., 2.6 kg

    Materials of Construction
    Copper voice coil
    Polyimide former
    Neodymium magnet
    Non-vented core
    Pressed steel basket
    Paper Cone
    Paper cone edge
    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' Texas 12" 125W Guitar Speaker
 
5.0

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  • Good quality (5)

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(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Speaker!

By Bluesverb

from Eminence Land, USA

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Pros

  • Great Sound
  • Light weight
  • Made in USA

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

  • All Around Great Speaker

Comments about Eminence Lil' Texas 12" 125W Guitar Speaker:

I was looking for a Neodymium alternative to the Eminence Tonker Light, to put in my Mesa Boogie Rectoverb 1 x 12 combo. The Tonker is a great speaker, suited for classic rock n roll. I currently use 2 of them in my Nau Engineering 3 channel amp. The Lil Texas is more American sounding, in the sense that it has a "scooped" sound. The Mesa can sound a bit "buzzy" on the highs. However, the Lil Texas tamed the buzz. Please note that this is after a few hours of break in. I a/b'd them switching the speakers in the Nau amp, the Mesa, and a PRS "H" amp. The speaker really gave each amp a great sound, with a tight bass (but not boomy), nice mids and nice highs. The price has gone up on the Neo speakers, thanks in part to raw materials from "over seas" price increases. However, I had Musician's Friend take 10% off. Choose these, or any Emmenince for that matter, over Vintage 30s. They are not made in England in anymore. Yes, you can hear the difference.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Should be OE in Fender Amps

By Danny Martin

from Milwaukee, USA

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Pros

  • Classic Fender Vibes
  • Good Quality
  • Great Sound
  • Improves Sound
  • Insanely Light Weight
  • Tons Of Clean Headroom
  • Very Efficient

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gigging

    Comments about Eminence Lil' Texas 12" 125W Guitar Speaker:

    I'm primarily a jazz player, and do sideman work in country and R&B settings. I value a great clean sound, with no speaker distortion. I love the way JBLs and EVs sound in my Blackface Pro Reverb (2X12), but without a road crew the extra weight is a drag. Enter the Lil' Texas. These things weigh 4# apiece, are very efficient, and have the "Fender sparkle" in spades. They sound close enough to the old Emi "Gold Label" Special Designs that used to come in Twin Reverb Reissues, that, IMO, Fender should just quit screwing around and make these stock in the Twin. They are big, bold and bright, and sound great with a little overdrive as well. At 103db spl, they move some serious air, so they'd be a great choice for maximizing clean headroom on a smaller amp like a Deluxe or Princeton as well. Can't say enough about how good these speakers are, not sure why they're so overlooked!

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great replacement for Blues Deluxe Amp

    By Tele Dawg

    from Florida

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        Comments about Eminence Lil' Texas 12" 125W Guitar Speaker:

        I was not happy with the stock Fender Speaker in my Blues Deluxe Amp. Too harsh not enough mids and high end sparkle. Changed out the Groove Tubes to JJ's and after some research selected this speaker. Now in TONE HEAVEN! Crisp high end sparkle, great mids, and tight bottom end. Does exactly what the adds for the speaker state. Very happy with this speaker plus took about 5 lbs of weight off the overall weight of the amp!

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        The Best Texas Sound

        By Toledo Bob

        from Washington State near Canada

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        Comments about Eminence Lil' Texas 12" 125W Guitar Speaker:

        I replaced the factory speaker in my Fender Hot Rod Deluxe with this speaker hoping for a very clear, Texas Blues sound. I have been blown away by how this speaker puts out through my amp. I play electric slide Blues guitar on my dual humbucker modified Strat. The sounds are wonderful. Much better than the factory speaker ever was. I have had this speaker gigging constantly for about a year now and I still get comments from other players like "How do you get that cool sound?" I recommend this speaker highly. I will buy another one for my new Hot Rod xtn cabinet soon. You want tight, clear sounds that are perfect for Southern Blues/Rock. Don't look any farther. This is the one!

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Excellent lite speaker

        By NChourot

        from Montreal

        Pros

        • Good Quality
        • Improves Sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Eminence Lil' Texas 12" 125W Guitar Speaker:

            Long time ago I bought two Rocktron S112 cabinets. I thought they where too bright and decided to replace the cones with high quality Fane speakers (25 pounds each). It was a great improvement. But last year I had a surgery in my right choulder and could not lift any more my heavy cabinets. I decided to replace them with LIL Texas. Beside a little lost on the mids, wich was not difficult to compensate, I was delithed with its presence ans bass response and paricularly its lite weight! I'm fully satisfied and would recommend it to anyone.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Awesome Speaker

            By MBH

            from Grayslake, IL

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            Comments about Eminence Lil' Texas 12" 125W Guitar Speaker:

            In most instances this speaker makes a huge improvement in sound, bass response, clarity and decreases the weight of an amp or cab.

            I can't tell you how many of these I've bought in the past. If I bought an amp or cab I'd immediately replace the speaker(s) with one of these and it was an improvement every time.

            I just bought a boutique amp, Blue Fire, and ordered this speaker again except this time, for the first time, the stock speaker worked out better. That is not taking anything away from this speaker. It's awesome for rock and blues and now I have a spare one or the next amp I'll get.

             
            5.0

            American Tone with great power handling

            By Mr. T

            from FLORIDA

            About Me Professional Musician

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Good Quality
            • Improves Sound
            • Only FOUR POUNDS!

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Eminence Lil' Texas 12" 125W Guitar Speaker:

                Bought this to get a more "American" Fender-style tone from my Quilter Aviator Gold. The Lead 80 Celestion it come with sounded great, but had a bit more British mid character than I want for my retro country band. I play steel guitar and Tele with it, and it's great for both. Excellent speaker.

                 
                5.0

                Excellent Speaker

                By kanekila

                from Clearwater, FL

                About Me Professional Musician

                Pros

                • Good Quality
                • Improves Sound
                • Super light weight and great power handling!

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Lots of regular gigs with a retro-country band.

                  Comments about Eminence Lil' Texas 12" 125W Guitar Speaker:

                  Just bought this as replacement for the Celestion Lead 80 in my Quilter Aviator. Love the Celestion, but wanted a bit more "American" style tonality. All I can say is WOW. This is a great speaker. I wanted a bit less mid-range from the speaker for playing cleaner twang-style, and this fits the bill perfectly.

                   
                  5.0

                  Float like a feather, rock like a beast

                  By Russ Hayes

                  from St. Johnsbury, VT

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Pros

                  • Big Sound
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Functional
                  • Good Quality
                  • Improves Sound
                  • Light weight

                  Cons

                  • Some Cosmetic Variability

                  Best Uses

                  • Concerts

                  Comments about Eminence Lil' Texas 12" 125W Guitar Speaker:

                  I bought two of these to load into a Seismic Audio 2x12 traditional cabinet to go with my Mesa/Boogie Dual Recto amplifier.

                  The cabinet I purchased for these weighs about 25 pounds empty. The loaded cabinet weighs less than a bag of dog food (35 pounds). The sound is certainly loud and aggressive. The speakers cut through as well as the celestion vintage 30's that came with my Mesa, but the tone is just a hair brighter.

                  The sound quality is certainly a plus in my book, and the reduced weight is tremendously helpful. My only complaint is that the two speakers I received had different paint on the baskets, one was matte black and the other high gloss, but since they are confined to a cabinet, no one will notice. They both sound exactly the same.

                  Personally, I'd recommend these to replace heavier speakers. They work great for hard rock. Not sure how they'd sound doing a clean jazz thing - I've played with them alone very clean, but in a live setting, I've only pushed them into hard rock and metal.

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