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Eminence The Wizard 12" Guitar Speaker  16 Ohm

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The Eminence Wizard 12" Guitar Speaker delivers the tone you want. Paper cone, pressed steel basket. Great replacement part for sealed cabs.

Enchantingly funky.

FEATURES
  • Voice Coil Diameter: 1.75", 44.5mm
  • Magnet Weight: 56 oz.
  • Power Rating.: 75W
  • Sensitivity: 103

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The Wizard 12" Guitar Speaker

  • Nominal Basket Diameter: 12", 304.8mm
    Nominal Impedance*: 8 ohms
    Power Rating
    Watts: 75W:
    Resonance: 89Hz
    Usable Frequency Range: 70Hz-5.5kHz
    Sensitivity***: 103
    Magnet Weight: 56 oz.
    Gap Height: 0.312", 7.92mm
    Voice Coil Diameter: 1.75", 44.5mm

    THIELE & SMALL PARAMETERS
    Resonant Frequency (fs): 89Hz:

    DC Resistance (Re): 6.13
    Coil Inductance (Le): 0.38mH
    Mechanical Q (Qms): 11.48
    Electromagnetic Q (Qes): 0.49
    Total Q (Qts): 0.47
    Compliance Equivalent Volume (Vas): 41.5 liters / 1.5 cu. ft.
    Peak Diaphragm Displacement Volume (Vd): 42cc
    Mechanical Compliance of Suspension (Cms): 0.11mm/N
    BL Product (BL): 14.4 T-M
    Diaphram Mass inc. Airload (Mms): 30 grams
    Efficiency Bandwidth Product (EBP): 181
    Maximum Linear Excursion (Xmax): 0.8mm
    Surface Area of Cone (Sd): 519.5 cm2

    MOUNTING INFORMATION
    Recommended Enclosure
    Sealed: Acceptable
    Vented
    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: 10.8 lbs., 4.9 kg
    Shipping Weight: 12.5 lbs., 5.7 kg

    MATERIALS OF CONSTRUCTION
    Coil Construction: Copper voice coil
    Coil Former: Nomex 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

    FOOTNOTES

    *: Please consult www.eminence.com for specifications of models with 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).
    ****: BETA 8CX, 10CX, 12CX and ACOUSTINATOR CX2008 are coaxial speakers with tweeter sold separately. Published Usable Frequency response contingent upon use of APT 50 HF Driver.
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EminenceThe Wizard 12" Guitar Speaker
 
4.7

(based on 15 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (12)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

My first, but not my last Wizard!

I bought this to try in both a Fender Tweed Deluxe 5E3 close I made, and a Marshall 1974x clone I made.I had been using Eminence Lady Luck and Legend Speakers primarily, with some...Read complete review

I bought this to try in both a Fender Tweed Deluxe 5E3 close I made, and a Marshall 1974x clone I made.I had been using Eminence Lady Luck and Legend Speakers primarily, with some older Eminence as well.I talked this over with guys I respect who I knew had tried many speakers, built many amps, and found many truths.I took their word on the Wizard, and they and it delivered.My bass is tight... example: a pedal I built had the lows adjusted wrong.. the older eminence actually flapped like a sheet on the clothesline,on 1. The Wizard just gave me a ton more lows than I would have ever wanted, with no complaint.In actual good use, rather than the above abuse, I can only say I'm content! The highs are smoothand bite without ice picks or any shrillness. the mids are full and warm. the lows are tight but THERE.. don't mistake the phrase 'tight lows' for no lows'!The volume boost was noticeable. both amps used one Wizard.. both combos.. both full tube amps, of course, with 18 Watts output.I could run with the 30 to 40 Watt boys using this speaker, no problem.If you are a gigging .. club type road musician. and want full tone and volume and are tired of lugging a big cabinet. ONE of these will do the job.. and make you satisified for holy tone!I will use these in all my builds coming up, for sure.

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Dissapointed

Pretty thing sounding - medium fullness in mids and bass. As a single speaker in an open back cabinet they are a dissapointment.
priced well
I always have a problem with Eminence...Read complete review

Pretty thing sounding - medium fullness in mids and bass. As a single speaker in an open back cabinet they are a dissapointment.
priced well
I always have a problem with Eminence Wizards and Celestion GH30 - they are thin sounding.
I bought an Eminence Wizard as they are similar to celestion GH30 but supposedly warmer.
I find the speaker thin and lacking mids and bass. I usually try this speaker in Marshall Amps (DSL401, DSL50, 205H) and ocassionally on Fenders or Fender type amps (Mesa Boogie or B52).

The Wizrad breaks up early so distortion is easy to get (some times to easy). On all my Marshall amps it's pretty thin and lacks punch and breaks up fast and gets fizzy. Replaced the Wizard with an Eminence Texas Heat and what a diffrence - Texas Heat has full mids and great bottom end - everything that the Wizard is missing - my Marshal never sounded better - with the Texas Heat I have tight focussed distortion for leads - great crunch - thick plam muting and cleans are full and rich. I thought my Marshall amp was the problem - It was instead Celestion or Celestion type speakers. Texas Heat has a more British flavor rather than American

On the Plus side the Wizard did work well with my Blackstar amp which has a tight focused distortion that could not over saturate the speaker (the Blackstar+Wizard combo was good but the Marshal+Wizard was dissapointment) - however Wizard still lacks the bottom end of the Texas Heat.

If you have an amp with weak overdrive ot distortion the Wizard will help as it breaks up early - Texas Heat requires pretty strong distortion to get it to sing (i.e. Marshal, Blackstar, Mesa Boogie etc)

Note: the above is regrading a single speaker - a 4X12 cab of Wizards may be better
Good value if it gets the sound you want

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4.0

Mixed Emotions

By Scuzzy

from Denver, CO

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Quality
  • Improves Sound

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Eminence The Wizard 12" Guitar Speaker:

      First, I love the Wizards (for SOME things). Smooth, shimmery cleans that are simply amazing. HOWEVER, when I switch over to a distorted sound, that translates into too much high end fizz. So, I guess that it's kind of a trade off......these can't be beat for clean, country kinda twang, but for distorted sounds, I'm gonna look elsewhere. (But they will be Eminence, however).

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      5.0

      Fantastic speaker

      By ahans87

      from Plattsburgh ny

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Eminence The Wizard 12" Guitar Speaker:

          I put a wizard and private jack in my genz Benz gflex 212 cab. They sound vastly superior to the stock speakers when paired with my ampeg lee Jackson vl 502 (essentially a hot rodded jcm kinda sound). Would recommend this combo to anyone with a Marshall amp that wants a change of speakers.

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          5.0

          Fantastic sound

          By Aksledr

          from Alaska

          About Me Novice

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Quality
          • Improves Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Eminence The Wizard 12" Guitar Speaker:

              Replaced the stock MG Celestions in a MG 4x12 cab with 2 Swamp Thangs and 2 Wizards. The sound is fantastic. Rich full tone with nice solid bass and sparkling highs. Running a Carvin V3M amp, the gain channels on the amp are no longer "dirty" sounding, but are more of a tight growly crunch. The clean channel is full and articulate. The volume increase is substantial over the stock speakers. If you are looking for tone, this is a great combination. Highly recomend.

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              5.0

              Extremely happy with this purchase

              By Mike

              from Parkersburg, WV

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              Pros

              • Good Quality
              • Great Crunch
              • Improves Sound
              • Warm tone

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Eminence The Wizard 12" Guitar Speaker:

                  I couldn't find just the right speaker cabinet to match my new Mesa head. I decided to build my own cabs and I paired the Eminence Wizard with the Governor and Wow. I'm discovering new sounds every time I turn it on. This combination puts out some great rich, smooth tone with some great crunch when I want it. I won't ever need another amp.

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                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Aggressive, tight and bright

                  By seedamps

                  from Kansas City

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                  Pros

                  • Airy
                  • Loud
                  • Nice Breakup

                  Cons

                  • Bright
                  • Sealed Enclosure

                  Best Uses

                  • Driven Hard

                  Comments about Eminence The Wizard 12" Guitar Speaker:

                  The Wizard has been in and out of amps in the studio for a year or so, and until recently I've exclusively been using small 5-10 watt amps, and the Wizard presented itself loud and bright with the lower wattage. After completing a 55W 6L6-based amp, the Wizard completely shines with more wattage. The low end hits your chest and throat, and breakup in the midrange sounds very sweet. I do not like this speaker in an open-back enclosure, but in a small, sealed enclosure it sings. If you like to crank the master volume, the Wizard is in heaven!

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                  (1 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  3.0

                  Dissapointed

                  By PWC

                  from Los Angeles, CA

                  Comments about Eminence The Wizard 12" Guitar Speaker:

                  Pretty thing sounding - medium fullness in mids and bass. As a single speaker in an open back cabinet they are a dissapointment.
                  priced well
                  I always have a problem with Eminence Wizards and Celestion GH30 - they are thin sounding.
                  I bought an Eminence Wizard as they are similar to celestion GH30 but supposedly warmer.
                  I find the speaker thin and lacking mids and bass. I usually try this speaker in Marshall Amps (DSL401, DSL50, 205H) and ocassionally on Fenders or Fender type amps (Mesa Boogie or B52).

                  The Wizrad breaks up early so distortion is easy to get (some times to easy). On all my Marshall amps it's pretty thin and lacks punch and breaks up fast and gets fizzy. Replaced the Wizard with an Eminence Texas Heat and what a diffrence - Texas Heat has full mids and great bottom end - everything that the Wizard is missing - my Marshal never sounded better - with the Texas Heat I have tight focussed distortion for leads - great crunch - thick plam muting and cleans are full and rich. I thought my Marshall amp was the problem - It was instead Celestion or Celestion type speakers. Texas Heat has a more British flavor rather than American

                  On the Plus side the Wizard did work well with my Blackstar amp which has a tight focused distortion that could not over saturate the speaker (the Blackstar+Wizard combo was good but the Marshal+Wizard was dissapointment) - however Wizard still lacks the bottom end of the Texas Heat.

                  If you have an amp with weak overdrive ot distortion the Wizard will help as it breaks up early - Texas Heat requires pretty strong distortion to get it to sing (i.e. Marshal, Blackstar, Mesa Boogie etc)

                  Note: the above is regrading a single speaker - a 4X12 cab of Wizards may be better
                  Good value if it gets the sound you want

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                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  The Wizard!

                  By CCCowboy

                  from Lackawanna NY

                  Comments about Eminence The Wizard 12" Guitar Speaker:

                  I bought the Wizard and the Governor...tried them in both the 6505+112 and the Blackstar HT Club 40....the Wizard sounded better in the Blackstar (I didn't like the Wizard in the 6505+...the Governor sounds awesome in it though...and I also didn't like the Governor in the Blackstar).

                  The Wizard brought the Blackstar to life...I thought it sounded ok to begin with, but when I tried it with the Wizard, boy was I wrong! To me, it now has more range (bass/mid/treb) and everything feels/sounds tighter...less fizzy sounding. I can feel the notes on my fingertips!

                  I HIGHLY RECOMMEND:

                  Wizard = Blackstar HT Club 40 Combo
                  Governor = 6505+ 112 Combo

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                  5.0

                  Superb!

                  By JAMES GARCIA

                  from New Jersey

                  Comments about Eminence The Wizard 12" Guitar Speaker:

                  Excellent Value!
                  I got this speaker and The Governor speaker,also made by Eminence, to replace speakers in my old Ampeg cabinet. Wow, what a difference-Instantly!!! I'm very happy with the tonal range of these speakers! I am now a fan of the Eminence Speakers! Superb!- Great Tight Bottom end,nice Shimmery Highs and Great Chunk for those Crazy Power Chords!-Just Right for me!

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                  5.0

                  Very British

                  By David Hernandez

                  from New Mexico

                  Comments about Eminence The Wizard 12" Guitar Speaker:

                  I replaced Celestion Rockets in my Randal amp ......... what a difference can't wait untill they are broken in !

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                  (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  My first, but not my last Wizard!

                  Comments about Eminence The Wizard 12" Guitar Speaker:

                  I bought this to try in both a Fender Tweed Deluxe 5E3 close I made, and a Marshall 1974x clone I made.I had been using Eminence Lady Luck and Legend Speakers primarily, with some older Eminence as well.I talked this over with guys I respect who I knew had tried many speakers, built many amps, and found many truths.I took their word on the Wizard, and they and it delivered.My bass is tight... example: a pedal I built had the lows adjusted wrong.. the older eminence actually flapped like a sheet on the clothesline,on 1. The Wizard just gave me a ton more lows than I would have ever wanted, with no complaint.In actual good use, rather than the above abuse, I can only say I'm content! The highs are smoothand bite without ice picks or any shrillness. the mids are full and warm. the lows are tight but THERE.. don't mistake the phrase 'tight lows' for no lows'!The volume boost was noticeable. both amps used one Wizard.. both combos.. both full tube amps, of course, with 18 Watts output.I could run with the 30 to 40 Watt boys using this speaker, no problem.If you are a gigging .. club type road musician. and want full tone and volume and are tired of lugging a big cabinet. ONE of these will do the job.. and make you satisified for holy tone!I will use these in all my builds coming up, for sure.

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