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Eminence The Wizard 12" Guitar Speaker

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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....Click To Read More About This Product

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Enchantingly funky.

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

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

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SPECIFICATIONS
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
 
4.8

(based on 19 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (7)
  • Improves sound (6)

Cons

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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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(6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

My first, but not my last Wizard!

By TWANG

from luverne, MN

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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.

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The Wizard Rocks!

By TheJerichoEffect

from NM

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Comments about Eminence The Wizard 12" Guitar Speaker:

I just got my Wizard last week along with a Governor and WOW! I installed these two into a Peavey Valveking 212 and was blown away. The muddiness is gone. Clear and defined on the clean channel. The dirty channel just flat out rocks, very clear. I had to use a Boss eq before with the old speakers to clean up the sound, but now I might not need it. I might use it to dial in some different tones, but I'm very impressed with the tone I'm getting now. My amp is totally different now. And to think I was going to get rid of it. No chance of that now. I highly recommend this set up for any Valveking 212 owners.

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

5150 combo with Eminence The wizard

By Guitar Slinger-V363Y

from Youngstown,OH

Comments about Eminence The Wizard 12" Guitar Speaker:

Slapped these bad boys in my 5150 combo!Very nice dynamic speakers...more diverse than v30's

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

LOUD AS YOU WANT!!!

By GrimWolf

from Crestline, CA

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Comments about Eminence The Wizard 12" Guitar Speaker:

I purchased this speaker due to its db rating at 103db. I needed a loud speaker and this thing delivers. Also, I knew with such a high rating that I would get a cleaner sound with this speaker at high levels. I am using two of these speakers and two "The Governors" in an X patter in a 4 x 12 Carvin V3 top cab powered by a Peavey 5150 Block Letter....Let me just say this sound is MASSSSIVE!!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Fantastic speaker

By ahans87

from Plattsburgh ny

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

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      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.

      (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!

      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      It lets your amp breathe

      By gamjamm

      from Havre De Grace, Md.

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      Comments about Eminence The Wizard 12" Guitar Speaker:

      After much research I decided to give this a try. I was more than satisfied. Needed a replacement for a crate V18 that was too bassy and flabby with little sparkle. This fixed everything. The wizard is the loudest speaker out there that I know of with a 103 spl rating.{103.5 for the 16ohm version} It is articulate with a well controlled tight bottom. I swapped my V1 12ax7 to a 12au7,and put tungsol 12ax7's in V2 and V3 and this amp now sounds like a $1500-$2000 vintage or boutique amp. The speaker made all my tone controls more usable and the treble can take your head off if you want it to. I have owned almost every amp/speaker out there and in my opinion this speaker sets a new standard. The best upgrade for almost any amp. Highly recommended. You wont be sorry.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      The Wizard!

      By CCCowboy

      from Lackawanna NY

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      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

      (1 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Dissapointed

      By PWC

      from Los Angeles, CA

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      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

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      The Perfect Compliment

      By Zagatron1

      from DC

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      Comments about Eminence The Wizard 12" Guitar Speaker:

      This speaker was the "perfect compliment" to my Fender Roc Pro 700. The original wasn't too bad, but "The Wizard" woke it up. The difference in the low end response was very noticeable as well as the other facets of the sound (ie, the highs & the mids). There was a absolute improvement the the sound quality overall, and presence. This thing cranks now.

       
      5.0

      Great Mustang Replacement

      By Speed Neck

      from California

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          Comments about Eminence The Wizard 12" Guitar Speaker:

          Replaced stock speaker in a Fender Mustang 3 V2 with this speaker. Not thin sounding just clear. Great cleans and retains the fender vintage models plus adds sparkle. Marshall models sound as a Marshall should. Nice and fat. No boomy barky bass. Amp midrange will really wake up. Play with a EVH Overdrive at moderate gain setting resulting in amazing crunch.

           
          5.0

          Just great

          By Medicineman

          from East Coast

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          Pros

          • Cost effective
          • Good Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Concerts

            Comments about Eminence The Wizard 12" Guitar Speaker:

            I bought these to replace Celestion Vintage 30s in my 100 watt Mesa Roadster after I gigged em to death over 15 years. The Wizard 16s were a good bit cheaper and I have a bass cab with excellent Kappalites so I decided to give Eminence a go after listening to sound clips off the manufacturer site. These have warm and tightly focused mids, with nice musical harmonics on the highs. The bottom is controlled, but present. If you play very heavy styles, there may not be bass enough, but they can get a great dirty sound. The cleans are remarkable, however, and for general variety cover work, these are versitile speakers. I saved some money, and my mesa is back to business. I dare say I like them better than the v30s. These speakers like wattage, and I'm not sure they would sound as pristine is a 5 watt combo. FYI, Eminence only recommends these for closed back cab, where they excell after a 25 hour break in (which I did in 5 days because I couldn't get enough). These put a smile on my face, 5 stars.

             
            5.0

            Nice fullness and clarity

            By Pazuzu

            from Dallas, TX

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            Pros

            • Good Quality
            • Great sound

            Cons

            • Sharp edges on frame

            Best Uses

            • Anything

            Comments about Eminence The Wizard 12" Guitar Speaker:

            I suppose I should say that this is the first aftermarket guitar speaker I've ever purchased. I was scratching my head shopping for speakers, but decided to pull the trigger on this one. Got the 8 ohm Wizard to replace the stock Sheffield speaker in my US made red stripe Peavey Bandit. Now the Sheffield is a good speaker, but the Wizard has such clarity and crispness, but balanced with warmth, that it surpasses it. Along with some nice pedals including a Tone City Black Tea, which is basically a "Vox in a box", I'm getting some incredible vintage British sounds that I never knew I could achieve at the price point of my setup. The Wizard is wonderfully responsive and clear, and I have recommended this and Eminence speakers in general to friends.

             
            5.0

            Outstanding

            By McD

            from Milton NH

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                Comments about Eminence The Wizard 12" Guitar Speaker:

                Used in a 6505+112. Have also tried a WGS Retro 30 in it which was nice but not as nice as this. This speaker is outstanding. It's exactly what the amp needed/

                 
                4.0

                Mixed Emotions

                By Scuzzy

                from Denver, CO

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                    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).

                     
                    5.0

                    Fantastic sound

                    By Aksledr

                    from Alaska

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                    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.

                         
                        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.

                             
                            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!

                             
                            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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