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Eminence Red Coat 15" Big Ben 225W Guitar Speaker 

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The Eminence Red Coat 15" Big Ben Guitar Speaker has a very big, clean and warm British sound. The Ben Ben speaker features a somewhat throaty tone w...Click To Read More About This Product

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Big British tone.

The Eminence Red Coat 15" Big Ben Guitar Speaker has a very big, clean and warm British sound. The Ben Ben speaker features a somewhat throaty tone with fat bass and smooth highs - ideal for Delta Blues, Texas Blues, Jazz, and Country. Big Ben is great in a 1x12" or 2x12" open back setup. 225W RMS handling, 450W peak. 8 ohm impedance.

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Red Coat 15" Big Ben 225W Guitar Speaker

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    Nominal Basket Diameter: 15", 381mm
    Nominal Impedance: 8 ohms
    Power Rating: Watts - 225W
    Resonance: 85Hz
    Usable Frequency Range: 70Hz-3.5kHz
    Sensitivity: 101.5
    Magnet Weight: 56 oz.
    Gap Height: 0.375", 9.53mm
    Voice Coil Diameter: 2.5", 63.5mm

    Thiele & small parameters
    Resonant Frequency (fs) : 85Hz
    DC Resistance (Re): 6.06
    Coil Inductance (Le): 0.51mH
    Mechanical Q (Qms): 10.63
    Electromagnetic Q (Qes): 1.04
    Total Q (Qts): 0.94
    Compliance Equivalent Volume (Vas): 77.7 liters / 2.74 cu. ft.
    Peak Diaphragm Displacement Volume (Vd): 0cc
    Mechanical Compliance of Suspension (Cms): 0.08mm/N
    BL Product (BL): 12.1 T-M
    Diaphram Mass inc. Airload (Mms): 47 grams
    Efficiency Bandwidth Product (EBP): 82
    Maximum Linear Excursion (Xmax): 0.0mm
    Surface Area of Cone (Sd): 856.3 cm2

    Mounting information
    Recommended Enclosure: Sealed (Vented Acceptable)
    Overall Diameter: 15.13", 384.2mm
    Baffle Hole Diameter: 13.8", 350.5mm
    Front Sealing Gasket: fitted as standard
    Rear Sealing Gasket: fitted as standard
    Mounting Holes Diameter: 0.25", 6.4mm
    Mounting Holes B.C. D.: 14.56", 369.9mm
    Depth: 6.1", 155mm
    Net Weight: 12.6 lbs., 5.7 kg
    Shipping Weight: 14.9 lbs., 6.8 kg

    Materials of construction
    Coil Construction: Copper voice coil
    Coil Former: Polyimide former
    Magnet Composition: Ferrite magnet
    Core Details: Non-vented core
    Basket Materials: Pressed steel basket
    Cone Composition: Paper Cone
    Cone Edge Composition: Paper cone edge
    Dustcap Composition: Zurette dust cap
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EminenceRed Coat 15" Big Ben 225W Guitar Speaker
 
5.0

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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Big Ben

By bferrara

from Boston

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Comments about Eminence Red Coat 15" Big Ben 225W Guitar Speaker:

Big, balanced ,with just enough chime and full but not muddy bottom. I have played Weber f150 15inch which is similar but Big Ben has fuller bottom and thicker sound..I like the Big Ben better. I have been through Weber cali, Canibis Rex, Weber silver bells, Eminence swamp thing...all great in their way. Right now I am in love with BB.It is in a closed back cab and played with a Marshall type hybrid amp made by GRAmplifiers (GREAT GREAT amp). 15s are surprisingly open and big sounding compared to 12s.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A very solid and affordable speaker.

By Arkumeedeeze

from Yorba Linda, CA

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Pros

  • Good Quality
  • Improves Sound
  • Loud

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts
    • Practicing
    • Small And Medium Shows

    Comments about Eminence Red Coat 15" Big Ben 225W Guitar Speaker:

    I have two of these speakers in an old 2x15 Traynor Cab that I acquired recently. These speakers paired together sound warm, heavy, and VERY loud. I use the cab for both guitar (I run a Fender Twin Reverb 2x12 with it) and bass (I run an Acoustic B600H with it). Eminence may get a bad rad at times, but the tone these speakers give are very powerful and very punchy. There's plenty of bottom end, and yet it's very crisp as well. These speakers are personally one of the best I've heard. It's nice that they're not extremely expensive either (for those of us that don't have thousands of washingtons to drop on custom equipment). If you're looking to upgrade your 15" speakers for more power, heaviness, and clarity, go for the Big Ben.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Perfect with a Deluxe Reverb!

    By kray

    from USA

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    Comments about Eminence Red Coat 15" Big Ben 225W Guitar Speaker:

    I put the Big Ben in my '78 Deluxe Reverb which lives in a custom 1x15 cabinet and tried a few speakers (Eminence Legend 1518, Jensen C15N, Weber DT-15) I found the Big Ben to sound the best of them all. The only thing is that it is so efficient the Deluxe Reverb is incredibly loud. I play blues and rock. The bass is big. I don't know how to describe it, but I knew this was the speaker when I played it. I tried the Big Ben in a Vibroclone and didn't like it.

    In the Deluxe Reverb, the Legend just sounded "meh" and the C15N sounded great but had piercing highs at certain times that really were painful, and yes the bright cap has been clipped. The Weber DT-15, however, is a perfect inefficient speaker with smooth highs and matched very well with the Deluxe Reverb. I keep the DT-15 around for when I want the Deluxe to be a little less loud.

    The Big Ben really is an incredible speaker. I have tried other Eminence speakers (Cooperhead, Ragin Cajun, Legend) and the Big Ben is the only one that I have wanted to keep.

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Surprisingly full and balanced!

    By Saltbird

    from Fort Collins, CO

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    Comments about Eminence Red Coat 15" Big Ben 225W Guitar Speaker:

    This speaker came stock in my Peavey Delta Blues and I have been more than pleased with it. I was very skeptical about it prior to playing the amp thinking it would lack presence, sound muffled, and just be too boomy. This was not the case. It has plenty of smooth brightness and the mids are on the lower side but still substantial. Probably the best speaker I've ever used with fuzz.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great for Blues and Rockabilly

    By Bryan Amps

    from Southern California

    Comments about Eminence Red Coat 15" Big Ben 225W Guitar Speaker:

    I purchased a Big Ben for a re-cabbed Blues Junior. It makes that amp sound big. Overdrive sounds sing. Clear tones sound great. What this speaker doesn't give you is annoying treble. Don't buy if you are treble deaf. Do buy if you like a full BIG tone.

    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Big Ben = Big Sound

    By jblues_man

    from South Carolina

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    Comments about Eminence Red Coat 15" Big Ben 225W Guitar Speaker:

    I am using 2 of these in open back cabs. I have used them for about a year, to my ears they have a very big open round sound. very heavy bottom which I love and thick mids and the top is just enough. I am feeding them with there rated rms 225watts and they seem to take it the power well. I am so happy with them that I want to get 2 more and have 4 1x15 cabs. just a great tone from this speaker. Just great speaker and I dont understand why more people dont use 15" guitar speakers instaed or 10's or 12's.Buy a pair you will love them.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Big Ben, Big sound

    By bluejam12bar

    from Memphis,TN

    Comments about Eminence Red Coat 15" Big Ben 225W Guitar Speaker:

    Eminence 15" 8 ohm guitar speaker, I replaced my peavey speaker with the Big Ben. We all seem to think about guitars, pickups,strings,amps and effects. The SOUND comes from the speakers and it is such a important part and sometimes over looked part of the big picture. This is a outstanding and great sounding speaker.

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Wow! Great Speaker.

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Eminence Red Coat 15" Big Ben 225W Guitar Speaker:

    If you're looking for a smooth response and high end chime and sparkle, this speaker isn't for you. What you do get is smooth highs (tames the twang on bridge pickups), pronounced midrange bite and thunderous lows only a 15 can produce. I don't think this speaker does country well, but sounds great through a drive channel. Sounds alot like the old JBL D130 from the 60's. (Isn't JBL American?)

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