Eminence Beta-8A 8" Midrange/PA Driver

Brand:|Model: Beta-8A
Eminence's durable and efficient Beta-8A 8" speaker features extremely smooth frequency response and high power handling. Its performance rivals that of speakers costing much more!
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Part # 290-404
  • Kapton coil former
  • Polyamide-imide coated copper voice coil
  • Ferrite magnet
  • Pressed steel basket
  • Paper cone
  • Cloth accordian surround
  • Solid composition paper dust cap

Product Details

Eminence Beta-8A 8" Midrange/PA Driver

The Eminence Beta-8A 8" Midrange/PA Driver's performance is optimized for midrange use between 400 Hz and 4 kHz in multiway systems. The Beta-8A is also suitable for vocal PA, keyboards, stage monitors, and bass guitar.

Product Specifications
  • Nominal Diameter8"
  • Power Handling (RMS)225 Watts
  • Power Handling (max)450 Watts
  • Impedance8 ohms
  • Frequency Response78 to 4,500 Hz
  • Sensitivity95.1 dB 1W/1m
  • Voice Coil Diameter2"
  • Magnet Weight34 oz.
Thiele-Small Parameters
  • Resonant Frequency (Fs)65 Hz
  • DC Resistance (Re)5.99 ohms
  • Voice Coil Inductance (Le)0.49 mH
  • Mechanical Q (Qms)4.95
  • Electromagnetic Q (Qes)0.42
  • Total Q (Qts)0.38
  • Compliance Equivalent Volume (Vas)0.82 ft.³
  • Mechanical Compliance of Suspension (Cms)0.37 mm/N
  • BL Product (BL)9.60 Tm
  • Diaphragm Mass Inc. Airload (Mms)16g
  • Maximum Linear Excursion (Xmax)3 mm
  • Surface Area of Cone (Sd)210 cm²
Materials of Construction
  • Cone MaterialPaper
  • Surround MaterialCloth
  • Voice Coil Wire MaterialAluminum
  • Voice Coil FormerKapton® / Polyimide
  • Basket / Frame MaterialSteel
  • Magnet MaterialFerrite
Mounting Information
  • Overall Outside Diameter8.24"
  • Baffle Cutout Diameter7.13"
  • Depth3.5"
  • # Mounting Holes8
Optimum Cabinet Size (determined using BassBox 6 Pro High Fidelity suggestion)
  • Sealed Volume0.22 ft.³
  • Sealed F3146 Hz
  • Vented Volume0.55 ft.³
  • Vented F387 Hz
Eminence Beta-8A 8" Midrange/PA Driver
  • BrandEminence Speaker
  • ModelBeta-8A
  • Part Number290-404
  • UPC876358000067
  • Product CategoryPro Woofers, Subwoofers & Midrange Speakers
  • Unit of MeasureEA
  • Product Rating
    (17 Reviews)
  • Weight7 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.


Eminence Beta-8A 8" Midrange/PA Driver
Eminence Beta-8A 8" Midrange/PA Driver is rated 4.2353 out of 5 by 17.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from EV ZX190 ReplacementEV ZX190 is the best sounding speaker I've ever use however the woofer is keep giving up on me in the middle of the gig and the OEM woofer is $115EA. I did try for aftermarket replacements and I found BETA-8A is the closest to the original sound.
Date published: 2015-03-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great 8" PA driverI decided to use the Beta 8As for my Blastoramas build (see http://www.diysubwoofers.org/projects/home/blastoramas/ for more information) The rated sensitivity matched my needs perfectly and its smooth response at high end of its passband made x-over design very simple (and cheap). The Blastoramas will do down to 100 Hz with ease, but because of the 60 Hz tuning their response can be extended down to 60 Hz with a bit of DSP (like that provided with the iNuke 3000 DSP amp).
Date published: 2014-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great power handling!I build all of my own PA speakers and this 8 has the most midrange detail and power handling of anything I have tried.
Date published: 2014-06-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Eminence = Quality & ValueI have been designing, building, installing & running Pro Sound cabinets for 13 yrs using only Eminence products. I have had 1 failure in 13 yrs! Under-powering a speaker is what blows them. If you wire & power an Eminence woofer as they recommend, they will run like the ever-ready bunny!
Date published: 2010-04-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from loud and clearGreat for loud vocals put in my truck with some eminence horns and you need them under the seat to calm the sound down running 100 watts alphasonik class a amp. very happy
Date published: 2010-02-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Eminence Rules!If Eminence had a high failure rate I doubt seriously that world reknown Klipsch speakers would have been using them for decades!Love my Klipsch!
Date published: 2009-12-17
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Eminence Beta-8A 8" Midrange/PA Driver

Can you recommend a good high power cross over for these 8's? They will be used in a pro venue application in a cab with 2 - 15" full range transducers and a horn; ie. this cab holds 2X15's, 1X8" and 1 horn.

Asked by: boblituri
Without knowing which woofers and horns you will be using, choosing a proper crossover will be almost impossible. Please contact our tech support for more help with this question, tech@parts-express.com or 800-338-0531 x1.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-12-23

Will this driver fit in jbl control 29 cabinets

Asked by: Stoli
We do not have a cross reference available for this type of thing. Please contact our tech support for more help with this question, tech@parts-express.com or 800-338-0531 x1.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-10-07

does anyone know of an eminence 8 in midrange with an impedance of 16 ohms

Asked by: peteyboy
The only 8" 16 ohm speaker available from Eminence is the Delta Pro below.http://www.parts-express.com/eminence-delta-pro-8b-8-midrange-16-ohm--290-508
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-08-11
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