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

Put it in the cart and make your amp sound like new.

 

Man O War 12" Guitar Speaker Specifications:

  • 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
 
4.9

(based on 16 reviews)

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    (15)

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80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (4)
  • Improves sound (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    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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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    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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    (1 of 1 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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        (0 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        These sound British.

        By VinylForever

        from NYC

        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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          (1 of 1 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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            (3 of 3 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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              (0 of 1 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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                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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                (2 of 2 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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                (2 of 2 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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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Cleans & Bottom end covered with these bad boys.

                By silvermain

                from Trinidad & Tobago

                Comments about Eminence Man O War 12" Guitar Speaker:

                I got 2 16ohm of these to match with 2 Governors for use with my Valveking 100.As with any new Speaker they sounded harsh at first. But after being broken in they sound lovely.I play a wide assortment of music, which is why I paired them with Governors. These offer greater bass handling, and highs than the Governors, which are mid oriented.Together, I have the dream team of Speakers, capable of incredible harmonic articulation. Classic Rock, Blues, Metalcore, Black Metal, Jazz, Soca. U've got it with these, trust me.I've also found the Patriot equivalent to these would be the Swamp Thang & Texas Heats.Which ever way you slice it, you just can't beat Eminence for Tone.

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                5.0

                Sizzles!

                By r.verner99

                from Chicago area

                Comments about Eminence Man O War 12" Guitar Speaker:

                I wanted a brighter speaker to brighten up my Randall RM-20 with the KH-3 module. Was playing through a 1x12 with a greenback - it was very dark. This speaker makes it sound like I have a whole new amp - much brighter and gives me a lot of flexibility. Definitely not too bright. I have not explored the clean sounds yet, since I was so in awe of the crisp, distorted sound. Also tried it with the 5 watt Blackstar head, and the tone was also awesome.

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