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Eminence IMPERO 12A 12" High Power Driver Speaker 8 Ohm 1100

Eminence IMPERO 12A 12" High Power Driver Speaker 8 Ohm 1100W

Brand:| Model: IMPERO 12A
Eminence's Impero 12A 12" 8 ohm speaker offers 1,100 watts RMS power handling and superb bass response, thanks to its substantial and well-engineered ceramic magnet system.
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  • Ultra-high power handling capacity guarantees long-term durability
  • 4" diameter copper voice coil on fiberglass former
  • Weather-resistant paper cone and dust cap, treated cloth edge
  • Die cast basket is light yet strong, ready to handle rough travel
  • Massive, optimized motor structure helps move serious volumes of air
  • Smooth response up to 2 kHz makes 2-way system designs easy and effective
  • Hand built in the USA
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Weight: 26.6 lbs.  
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Eminence IMPERO 12A 12" High Power Driver Speaker 8 Ohm 1100W

The Eminence Impero 12A 12" high power pro audio speaker is optimized for use in vented enclosures. Its 1,100 watt continuous power rating is a result of Eminence's extensive experience designing and manufacturing loudspeaker drivers for serious professional use.

This 12" cast frame transducer features a 4" diameter copper voice coil that is wound on a fiberglass former. A large magnet, extended and vented pole piece, bumped back plate, and 1/2" thick x 7-1/2" diameter top plate ensure substantial motor strength, resulting in tremendous bass output.

The Impero 12A's performance is ideal for full-range 2-way top boxes, 2-way boxes over subs, bass guitar boxes, and compact subwoofer speaker systems. Recommended enclosure volume: Vented: 33.98 ~ 118.9 liters / 1.2 ~ 4.2 cu. ft.

Product Specifications
  • Nominal Diameter12"
  • Power Handling (RMS)1100 Watts
  • Power Handling (max)2200 Watts
  • Impedance8 ohms
  • Frequency Response56 to 3,000 Hz
  • Sensitivity93 dB 1W/1m
  • Voice Coil Diameter4"
  • Magnet Weight109 oz.
Thiele-Small Parameters
  • Resonant Frequency (Fs)42.75 Hz
  • DC Resistance (Re)5.58 ohms
  • Voice Coil Inductance (Le)1.46 mH
  • Mechanical Q (Qms)13.84
  • Electromagnetic Q (Qes)0.33
  • Total Q (Qts)0.32
  • Compliance Equivalent Volume (Vas)2.48 ft.³
  • Mechanical Compliance of Suspension (Cms)0.17 mm/N
  • BL Product (BL)19.49 Tm
  • Diaphragm Mass Inc. Airload (Mms)83.47g
  • Maximum Linear Excursion (Xmax)6.22 mm
  • Surface Area of Cone (Sd)545.4 cm²
Materials of Construction
  • Cone MaterialTreated Paper
  • Surround MaterialCloth
  • Voice Coil Wire MaterialCopper
  • Voice Coil FormerFiberglass
  • Basket / Frame MaterialCast Aluminum
  • Magnet MaterialFerrite
Mounting Information
  • Overall Outside Diameter12.38"
  • Baffle Cutout Diameter11.06"
  • Depth6.13"
  • # Mounting Holes8
Optimum Cabinet Size (determined using BassBox 6 Pro High Fidelity suggestion)
  • Sealed Volume0.46 ft.³
  • Sealed F3106 Hz
  • Vented Volume0.95 ft.³
  • Vented F365 Hz
Eminence IMPERO 12A 12" High Power Driver Speaker 8 Ohm 1100W
  • BrandEminence Speaker
  • ModelIMPERO 12A
  • Part Number290-690
  • UPC876358002023
  • Product CategoryWoofers, Subwoofers & Midrange Speakers
  • Unit of MeasureEA
  • Weight26.6 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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Eminence IMPERO 12A 12" High Power Driver Speaker 8 Ohm 1100W

4 ohms available?

Asked by: Fergie
Eminence does not offer a 4 ohm version of this speaker. There is a 4 ohm "C" versions of their 15" and 18" models which would be the IMPERO 15C and IMPERO 18C respectively.
Answered by: DJN1
Date published: 2012-05-20
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