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The perfect replacement for that speaker you shredded at last night's gig.

The Eminence Man O War 12" Guitar Speaker delivers the tone you want--a proven and revered British sound, very loud and articulate in every register. It delivers a chunky and solid sound with a little top-end sparkle, great for classic rock, grunge, and heavy metal.

FEATURES
  • British flavor
  • Loud and articulate in every register
  • Chunky and solid with top-end sparkle

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SPECIFICATIONS

Man O War 12" Guitar Speaker

  • Specification
    Nominal Basket Diameter: 12", 304.8mm
    Nominal Impedance*: 8 ohms
    Power Rating**: 120W
    Resonance: 91Hz
    Usable Frequency Range: 70Hz-5.5kHz
    Sensitivity***: 102
    Magnet Weight: 38 oz.
    Gap Height: 0.312", 7.92mm
    Voice Coil Diameter: 1.75", 44.5mm

    Thiele & Small Parameters:
    Resonant Frequency (fs): 91Hz
    DC Resistance (Re): 6.2
    Coil Inductance (Le): 0.43mH
    Mechanical Q (Qms): 11.66
    Electromagnetic Q (Qes): 0.72
    Total Q (Qts): 0.68
    Compliance Equivalent Volume (Vas): 38.0 liters / 1.3 cu. ft.
    Peak Diaphragm Displacement Volume (Vd): 42cc
    Mechanical Compliance of Suspension (Cms): 0.10mm/N
    BL Product (BL): 12.3 T-M
    Diaphragm Mass inc. Airload (Mms): 31 grams
    Efficiency Bandwidth Product (EBP): 127
    Maximum Linear Excursion (Xmax): 0.8mm
    Surface Area of Cone (Sd): 519.5 cm2

    Mounting Information
    Recommended Enclosure Volume:
    Sealed: Acceptable
    Vented: Acceptable
    Overall Diameter: 12.02", 305.3mm
    Baffle Hole Diameter: 10.97", 278.6mm
    Front Sealing Gasket: fitted as standard
    Rear Sealing Gasket: fitted as standard
    Mounting Holes Diameter: 0.25", 6.4mm
    Mounting Holes B.C.D.: 11.63", 295.4mm
    Depth: 5.2", 132mm
    Net Weight: 8.1 lbs., 3.7 kg
    Shipping Weight: 9.9 lbs., 4.5 kg

    Materials of Construction
    Copper voice coil
    Polyimide former
    Ferrite 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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EminenceMan O War 12" Guitar Speaker
 
4.8

(based on 18 reviews)

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    (16)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

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86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (5)
  • Improves sound (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Man O War vs G12T75

I am going to compare the Celestion G12T75 to the Man O War because I was looking for a comparison and couldn't find many. I just sat down for 2 hours with identical speaker...Read complete review

I am going to compare the Celestion G12T75 to the Man O War because I was looking for a comparison and couldn't find many. I just sat down for 2 hours with identical speaker cabs doing A/B tests back and forth. Here is what I found.
The G12T75 has a much more prominent midrange scoop than the Man O War. It also has a very heavy bass response and is raspier on the top end than the Man O War.
The Man O War does have a little bit of scooped mids but the mids that are there are wonderfully complex with a beautiful high end sizzle. There was no heavy bass.
If I had to use only one speaker of the two it would be the Man O War. However, where the Celestion shines is if you have one of those midrange heavy amps with no bottom. It is also great for pairing with another midrange heavy speaker that doesn't have very good bass response.
I read one review from another guy that said these two speakers sound nothing like each other. I totally agree with that. I bought the Man O War because I really liked the G12T75 with one of my mid heavy amps and I thought the Man O War would be very similar.
I'm not going to say that one is better than the other because they are so different and should be used to fit your purpose according to the speaker coloration that you need. Both are British flavored but that is where it stops. The Man O War will probably work in more situations than the G12T75 because it is more balanced across the frequency spectrum. If you want massive low end rumble and your amp is very midrange heavy, the G12T75 might be better for you.

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These sound British.

look great in my twin reverb. but, it made my amp sound like a marshall. the stock jensens are not as loud and bassy, but the mid and high-freq response is more appropriate...Read complete review

look great in my twin reverb. but, it made my amp sound like a marshall. the stock jensens are not as loud and bassy, but the mid and high-freq response is more appropriate for twangy blues and funky wah tones. i broke them in and no matter what guitar i used, the speakers sounded just like my othe amp loaded with celestions. i was hoping for a hybrid of british and american tone, but i can only find the british sound.

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5.0

Nice all around Rock speaker

By DS

from Hooksett NH

About Me Experienced

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Functional
  • Good Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Eminence Man O War 12" Guitar Speaker:

      This is a nice sounding speaker. I use it in an ISO cabinet as as replacement for the original speaker. When I use the ISO cab to record at my home studio, I place an SM57 in the cab about 1/2 between the cone edge and dust cap, about 4" away. I get a nice crisp sound out of the speaker. Using an ISO cab has certain advantages but also some disadvantages, mainly the 'boxy' sound. Of course when you place a speaker in a box, you're going to get a boxy sound. This is overcome by application of EQ and smart mic placement, but also speaker choice. In an ISO cab, there is no point in spending a lot of money on a "vintage" or special speaker since you are not going to get all of the nice frequencies and responsiveness out of it. Therefore an ISO cab speaker should be loud, handle you power amp appropriately and have as little character as possible (ie: flat response). This speaker, although not completely "flat", has a nice pleasing tone and just enough character to make it interesting without the need for ridiculous EQ. I use a DI sound plus this speaker in the ISO cab and mix to taste for recording. In this fashion the speaker works great and I get a nice punchy sound. The ISO cab alone is not bad to record with by itself with this speaker, but there is a definite loss of 'punch' without the DI signal, an effect of putting a speaker in a box with 20# of padding. The speaker has a nice even breakup that sound pleasing in the context for which it is being used. I run a 100W amp out to the ISO cab (this is a 120W speaker). If the speaker came in 150 or 200W versions I would have likely bought those instead, just to give my amp a little more breathing room (ie: so I don't blow this speaker if I dime the amp).

      Overall this is a good ISO cab speaker. If I were to replace my amp's speakers, I would likely NOT choose this speaker just because I would want something that had more 'color' and 'character'. But for an ISO cab speaker it works nicely.

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Great upgrade for Jet City 1x12 cabinet

      By Ross V

      from Colorado

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Improves Sound
      • Rich Full Voice
      • Rock Tone

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Replacement speaker

        Comments about Eminence Man O War 12" Guitar Speaker:

        Got one of these to replace the stock "Jet City by Eminence" in a Jet City JCA12S 1x12 (a great cabinet); am driving it with a Marshall DSL15H. The Man'O'War was a major upgrade, delivering a somewhat "dark" sound with solid bass, smooth midrange and the high-end hump shown in the response curve. Its voice is rich and full with either the clean (Classic Gain) or overdrive (Ultra Gain) channels of the DSL15H. Works well with a DiMarzio-powered Les Paul and a Warmoth Strat equipped with twin-blade DiMarzios (Pro Track, Chopper and Super Distortion-S).

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        (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Updated Review: 4 Years Later

        By Al

        from Philadelphia, PA

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

        • Good Quality
        • Improves Sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Eminence Man O War 12" Guitar Speaker:

            I bought an Eminence "Man O War" 4 years ago and I still love it! I've used it with a few different amps and it sounded great with all of them. I've purchased other speakers, but the "Man O War" is my favorite. It sounds great, it is sensibly priced, and it's made in the USA.

            I originally purchased the Man O War because it's often compared to a Celestion G12T75. Well, I recently had the opportunity to try them side by side. They were similar, both very crisp, but the Celestion was too scooped for my taste. I prefer the Man O War because it has more midrange and more punch.

            I also compared the Man O War to an old Celestion/Marshall V30 speaker. Oddly enough, they were not as different as I'd anticipated. To my ears, the Man O War is a perfect blend of the V30 and G12T75.

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            (2 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            These sound British.

            By MrVinylGuy

            from The Dirty Apple

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Loud Bassy

            Cons

            • No American Tone

            Best Uses

              Comments about Eminence Man O War 12" Guitar Speaker:

              look great in my twin reverb. but, it made my amp sound like a marshall. the stock jensens are not as loud and bassy, but the mid and high-freq response is more appropriate for twangy blues and funky wah tones. i broke them in and no matter what guitar i used, the speakers sounded just like my othe amp loaded with celestions. i was hoping for a hybrid of british and american tone, but i can only find the british sound.

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              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              AWESOME SPEAKER

              By Jigman586

              from Tifton,Georgia

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • American Made
              • Clarity
              • Good Quality
              • Improves Sound
              • Price

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Concerts
                • Practicing

                Comments about Eminence Man O War 12" Guitar Speaker:

                Installed one in my VHT SPECIAL 6 Ultra Combo and wow it really woke this amp up.Increased volume and wiped out the muddiness it had in the higher gain setting.Just the right amount of clean without sacrificing the growl and crunch.VERY articulate speaker.Sounds great with my Epi Dpt and my Nashville Tele. Works well for any genre of music.
                Rattles my windows when i push it with my VHT V-Drive or my Big M Pi fuzz

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                (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Man O War vs G12T75

                By Tone Chaser

                from USA

                About Me Professional Musician

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Good Quality
                • Handles 120 Watts
                • Nice British Flavor

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Concerts
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Eminence Man O War 12" Guitar Speaker:

                  I am going to compare the Celestion G12T75 to the Man O War because I was looking for a comparison and couldn't find many. I just sat down for 2 hours with identical speaker cabs doing A/B tests back and forth. Here is what I found.
                  The G12T75 has a much more prominent midrange scoop than the Man O War. It also has a very heavy bass response and is raspier on the top end than the Man O War.
                  The Man O War does have a little bit of scooped mids but the mids that are there are wonderfully complex with a beautiful high end sizzle. There was no heavy bass.
                  If I had to use only one speaker of the two it would be the Man O War. However, where the Celestion shines is if you have one of those midrange heavy amps with no bottom. It is also great for pairing with another midrange heavy speaker that doesn't have very good bass response.
                  I read one review from another guy that said these two speakers sound nothing like each other. I totally agree with that. I bought the Man O War because I really liked the G12T75 with one of my mid heavy amps and I thought the Man O War would be very similar.
                  I'm not going to say that one is better than the other because they are so different and should be used to fit your purpose according to the speaker coloration that you need. Both are British flavored but that is where it stops. The Man O War will probably work in more situations than the G12T75 because it is more balanced across the frequency spectrum. If you want massive low end rumble and your amp is very midrange heavy, the G12T75 might be better for you.

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                  (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  GREAT TONE

                  By DP

                  from LUFKIN,TX

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Functional
                  • Good Quality
                  • Improves Sound

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Backup
                    • Practicing

                    Comments about Eminence Man O War 12" Guitar Speaker:

                    Just recieved mine in 3 days.reg. UPS ground
                    replaced stock spkr in a 2010 FRONTMAN 65R.
                    Rather easy.Fantastic sound,really changed the tone.Great lows.Excellent choice for this amp.

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                    (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Sounds great in a Marshall JCM900 combo!

                    By Brett K

                    from Green Bay Wisconsin

                    Comments about Eminence Man O War 12" Guitar Speaker:

                    Great speakers. I can't speak for all amps, but my Marshall JCM900 sounds much, much cleaner than it did with the Celestions it came with.

                    These speakers have a beautiful mid, and very smooth high end. My JCM900 is a 'trebelly' amp, and this really brought it in nicely, allowing me to utilize the high end like it was meant to be. If you have an amp that is really bright, this may be a good option.

                    It handles both clean and varying levels of gain very well. I play everything from bluesy stuff, and high gain stuff like hair metal and old Metallica - these sound great for all, very versatile.

                    I would strongly suggest these speakers if you have or are looking into Celestion G12T-75 speakers. These really brought my amp to life!
                    It's a speaker, it looks like a speaker.
                    I took the chance that 'quality' referred to the construction - seems very sturdy. I would guess that these will last a while.
                    These aren't the cheapest speakers, but not the most expensive either. But, I do believe I got a great value on these, basing that rating on the difference I heard combined with the price paid.

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                    (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Another great speaker from the Patriot series!

                    By Patrick Blend

                    from Milwaukee

                    Comments about Eminence Man O War 12" Guitar Speaker:

                    This speaker sounds great. I am currently using two of them in an Ear Candy Buzzbomb 2x12 alongside a set of Wizards; their sound profiles mesh very nicely. I have personally used the G12T-75, Swamp Thang, Black Powder and this Man-o-War is very similar to a G12T-75, only better. It sounds warmer and overall more lively than a G12T-75. I am a strong advocate of Eminence speakers both for their quality and sound and these and the Wizards are my favorites for high-gain so far!

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                    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Review

                    By Mgaskill182

                    from Redmond,Oregon

                    Comments about Eminence Man O War 12" Guitar Speaker:

                    I replaced the speaker in my Fender Frontman 65R with this Man-O War,and I can not believe the sound and tone from this speaker it is bad to the BONE!.

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