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B&C 12PE32 12" Midbass Speaker

Brand:|Model: 12PE32|Part # 294-660
The B&C Speakers 12PE32 12" midbass delivers excellent results in vented and horn loaded loudspeaker enclosures, and exhibits very good linearity up to 2 kHz.
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  • Very high efficiency
  • Great in vented and horn loaded enclosures
  • 2.5" aluminum voice coil
  • Detailed, accurate sound reproduction

Product Details

B&C 12PE32 12" Midbass Speaker

B&C's 12PE32 is a very high efficiency 12" driver for professional woofer and midbass speaker applications. The 12PE32's 2.5" aluminum voice coil and a low-mass yet stiff cone help provide clean, detailed, high-impact sound reproduction. This Italian-made 12" pro PA speaker resolves fine details in audio program material and reproduces them accurately at concert-level volume.

Product Specifications
  • Nominal Diameter12"
  • Power Handling (RMS)250 Watts
  • Power Handling (max)500 Watts
  • Impedance8 ohms
  • Frequency Response50 to 4,000 Hz
  • Sensitivity101 dB 1W/1m
  • Voice Coil Diameter2.5"
Thiele-Small Parameters
  • Resonant Frequency (Fs)51 Hz
  • DC Resistance (Re)5.8 ohms
  • Voice Coil Inductance (Le)1.2 mH
  • Mechanical Q (Qms)7.6
  • Electromagnetic Q (Qes)0.19
  • Total Q (Qts)0.18
  • Compliance Equivalent Volume (Vas)3.56 ft.³
  • BL Product (BL)19.1 Tm
  • Diaphragm Mass Inc. Airload (Mms)37g
  • Maximum Linear Excursion (Xmax)2.8 mm
  • Surface Area of Cone (Sd)522 cm²
Materials of Construction
  • Cone MaterialPaper
  • Surround MaterialCloth
  • Voice Coil Wire MaterialAluminum
  • Voice Coil FormerFiberglass
  • Magnet MaterialFerrite
Mounting Information
  • Overall Outside Diameter12.4"
  • Baffle Cutout Diameter11.1"
  • Depth5.3"
  • Bolt Circle Diameter11.6"
  • # Mounting Holes8
Optimum Cabinet Size (determined using BassBox 6 Pro High Fidelity suggestion)
  • Sealed Volume0.15 ft.³
  • Sealed F3242 Hz
  • Vented Volume0.31 ft.³
  • Vented F3163 Hz
B&C 12PE32 12" Midbass Speaker
  • BrandB&C Speakers
  • Model12PE32
  • Part Number294-660
  • UPC844632002083
  • Product CategoryPro Woofers, Subwoofers & Midrange Speakers
  • Unit of MeasureEA
  • Product Rating
    (9 Reviews)
  • Weight18.7 lbs.
  • California Prop 65

    Warning: California residents only. Please note per Proposition 65 that this product may contain chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.

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B&C 12PE32 12" Midbass Speaker is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 9.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from IF YOU ARE SERIOUS ABOUT QUALITY LOOK NO FURTHERB&C 12PE32 12" Mid bass Speakers is what I would call speakers for SERIOUS audiophile. I bought 4 of them and the sound quality is superb the construction is quality all the way not one thing I can say bad about these speakers. Thanks to Parts Express for there quick response towards my questions and speedy delivery. For all those that is searching for a 12" mid bass speaker and want sound reproduction that is life like with high watts and high spl. B&C 12PE32 12" is for you. My 5+months of research paid off a million folds.
Date published: 2015-02-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great woofer and a great company to buy it fromI was asked to write a review fro my latest "purchase" from PARTS EXPRESS. AS it turns out these would have been the fourth and fifth of these I have bought. I thought I had had destroyed my existing ones and these were to be replacements. As luck would have it I discovered that it was an amplifier problem and I did not need them after all. PE was as nice as one could be about it.I got these upon the recommendation of John Inlow/INLOW SOUND. One of the best recommendations I have ever been given. These things are beautifully made and sound incredible in the horn Inlow designed for them. Two fine companies, B&C and PARTS EXPRESS.
Date published: 2014-05-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A sensitive and lightweight superpowerThis driver is more specific per application than your average 12". Aesthetically, mine were super- the surround material and cone composition shows a high level of quality control during the construction process. These are essentially low tone midranges and don't deserve bass duties below 100. Not to mention the idea of throwing mud on the dress of a princess. They are loud, accurate, articulate- consider the size of the magnet and the mass of the dippeled cone#is that a word?# These are lightweight prizefighters for the individual who has a professional level idea on what he\she wants in a large non bass driver. Quick reacting, non-fatiguing- not quite mellow but never harsh. Simply awesome- mine are tri amped with corner horn bass cabs and housed in a reflex design CV cab from 79 with the matching b and c tweeters- thank you and enjoy
Date published: 2013-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great speaker upgrade for clarityLike the other reviewers, I find this woofer very clear for speech intelligibility. The upper range that's covered by the woofer, 500 Hz to 1.8 kHz, is where the money is. No muddiness, no scooped-EQ sound, just plain clear. The low end is not bad either, perfectly usable is a ported enclosure. The 5 dB/octave reduction below 400 Hz makes room for a reasonably-sized enclosure resonance and the port contribution, resulting in a very linear frequency response for the whole package. A perfect complement to a high-efficiency HF driver in a 2-way high power top speaker.
Date published: 2012-11-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Not just a one trick ponyI used this speaker as an upgrade for a customer of mine who was searching for a replacement for his guitar rig. He was wanting a single driver cabinet that would have enough power to gig with, but could handle the power of the Carvin DCM1000 he uses. I compared the specs of his previous speaker, which got cooked from his high power amp, and this had a very similar frequency response with higher power rating and greater sensitivity. After replacing drivers, it was broken in with gradual volume increases for a period of 72 hours, then it was time to test it out with a guitar.The tone of this speaker is absolutely beautiful!! It has very rich harmonics, and integrates well with tube, solid state, and digital guitar amplifiers. Bass is powerful without being muddy, mids are chunky when you dig in hard with a pick and smooth when you strum softly, and it has plenty of sparkling high end to serve very well as a guitar speaker. The tone is unique, but nothing is left wanting. The higher sensitivity also allows it to get the same volume at lower power levels than the speaker it replaced.Try this speaker for guitar, it is AWESOME!!!
Date published: 2012-08-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The perfect mid bass horn driver!Hi, I'm John Inlow, owner of Inlow Sound. I build horns as a hobby and as a side job. I've fabricated enough horns to know when I have a winner. Read on, this driver is incredible!I purchased 4 of these cuties for the express purpose of driving my mid bass horns, and if successful, for use in my brother's Christian rock band, PureFusion. I used Hornresp to design a 100hz horn based on the T/S specs of this driver. I could hardly believe the results from the model; this horn/driver combo would be small, powerful and posses incredible impulse response.Last Friday, I fabricated a biconical horn and loaded the driver. It's a crying shame to have to bury the physical beauty of this driver behind plywood walls. This thing is sweet on the senses. It has a rugged cast frame, has excellent push connectors, built like a tank, and looks like a Ferrari. I took my time installing this gem, savoring every turn on the screw.Finally, I finished the job, loaded it up and headed home were it would find a new home in my media room. I'll tell you, my hands were trembling as I hit the 'on' switches to my sound system (I'm tri-amped). Right away, I noticed that this little rig was pounding my right channel mid bass horn (80hz cutoff, loaded with an 18" JBL 2240). Because of the B&C 12PE32 driver's efficiency, I had to turn the gain down 4db. That's a whopping figure, as it means the B&C has more than twice the efficiency of the JBL. Mind you, this is a 12" driver stacked up against an 18" monster.The joy doesn't stop there, no, this driver/horn combo also hit's harder, is crisper, more detailed, much smoother, and finally costs far less than the JBL 2240 did when it was new. Drums are life like, rim shots are so accurate, you can't help but smile. Vocals have fullness without resonance or rumble. Sweet!You absolutely can't go wrong with this product. I pray to god, that B&C continues this product line for years to come.If you want the free schematics to this horn, then check out my web site: www.inlowsound.comGo to the 100hz horn page and scroll down to the bottom. They're yours, free, for the asking.Finally, I think Parts Express deserves credit for carrying an excellent product line, such as B&C. Their service is excellent, the shipping is rapid, and the prices are competitive. You can't do better than that.
Date published: 2012-01-15
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