Eminence Kappalite 3015 Neo 15" Speaker Driver

Brand:|Model: Kappalite 3015
Equipped with a cast aluminum frame and lightweight neodymium magnet, the Eminence Kappalite 3015 15" speaker is recommended for vented professional audio enclosures for full range or as mids.
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Part # 290-597
  • Neodymium magnet structure delivers incredible performance without the weight
  • Die-cast aluminum basket/heatsink with vented core
  • Copper voice coil with polyimide former
  • Paper cone with solid composition paper dust cap and cloth cone edge

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Eminence Kappalite 3015 Neo 15" Speaker Driver

Equipped with a cast aluminum frame and lightweight neodymium magnet, the Eminence Kappalite 3015 15" speaker is recommended for vented professional audio enclosures for full range or as mids.

Product Specifications
  • Nominal Diameter15"
  • Power Handling (RMS)450 Watts
  • Power Handling (max)900 Watts
  • Impedance8 ohms
  • Frequency Response40 to 4,000 Hz
  • Sensitivity100.8 dB 1W/1m
  • Voice Coil Diameter3"
  • Magnet Weight11 oz.
Thiele-Small Parameters
  • Resonant Frequency (Fs)45 Hz
  • DC Resistance (Re)5.27 ohms
  • Voice Coil Inductance (Le)0.64 mH
  • Mechanical Q (Qms)6.70
  • Electromagnetic Q (Qes)0.36
  • Total Q (Qts)0.34
  • Compliance Equivalent Volume (Vas)5.40 ft.³
  • Mechanical Compliance of Suspension (Cms)0.15 mm/N
  • BL Product (BL)18.6 Tm
  • Diaphragm Mass Inc. Airload (Mms)84g
  • Maximum Linear Excursion (Xmax)5.90 mm
  • Surface Area of Cone (Sd)856 cm²
Materials of Construction
  • Cone MaterialPaper
  • Surround MaterialCloth
  • Voice Coil Wire MaterialCopper
  • Voice Coil FormerKapton® / Polyimide
  • Basket / Frame MaterialCast Aluminum
  • Magnet MaterialNeodymium
Mounting Information
  • Overall Outside Diameter15.32"
  • Baffle Cutout Diameter14"
  • Depth6.8"
  • # Mounting Holes8
Optimum Cabinet Size (determined using BassBox 6 Pro High Fidelity suggestion)
  • Sealed Volume0.94 ft.³
  • Sealed F3113 Hz
  • Vented Volume2.39 ft.³
  • Vented F368 Hz
Eminence Kappalite 3015 Neo 15" Speaker Driver
  • BrandEminence Speaker
  • ModelKappalite 3015
  • Part Number290-597
  • UPC876358000616
  • Product CategoryPro Woofers, Subwoofers & Midrange Speakers
  • Unit of MeasureEA
  • Product Rating
    (4 Reviews)
  • Weight10.1 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 Kappalite 3015 Neo 15" Speaker Driver
Eminence Kappalite 3015 Neo 15" Speaker Driver is rated 4.75 out of 5 by 4.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works in my SWR Son of Bertha CabinetIt functions as a direct replacement in my SWR Son of Bertha bass guitar cabinet... Holes line up... AND makes the cabinet 13lbs lighter!!! (LOVE that!!) 60lbs with original, 47lbs with Kappalite 3015, (as best as I can measure on a bathroom scale).Tone? It sounds great... Tight! Articulate! Works well with the installed tweeter in the SOB. Low "B" String? ...well... There seems to be a bit of drop off at those frequencies... (30.87Hz for the low B). Maybe it's just that the speaker isn't broken in. I haven't really searched for info on a breaking period for these speakers. Also, the speaker is only rated to 40Hz (Just below low E on a 4-string bass), so I can't hold that against it...That said, it's a keeper! I'm thinking of trying to find another Son of Bertha cabinet and replacing the speaker with another 3015...
Date published: 2014-09-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Bass Guitar DriverUsed 4 Kappalite 3015's in 2 SUNN 2x15m cabinets.Loud, Punchy, Defined and articulate. I wanted that great "old school" JBL K-140 sound. These drivers delivered in "SPADES"! They handle more power than original JBL's and are a little less bright in a good way, and the mid-range punch is the best I've ever heard from any driver. Plus the fact I bought them a couple months before the price double.
Date published: 2011-11-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I've got 18 of these, probably get moreI've been using a lot of B&C drivers lately, and the 15NDL76, which competes head-to-head with this Eminence driver, is fantastic -- I've used it.But Kappalite 3015 is about $37 cheaper, 2 lbs. lighter, and performs every bit as well. If I ever need a recone, that will probably be cheaper, too. Compared to the B&C, it's got a tad less xmax, but a little higher sensitivity.I'm not a fan of everything Eminence has done -- stay away from the Deltalites, in my opinion -- but this model of Kappalite is excellent, and the others look very nice as well.
Date published: 2009-09-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from My First Neo ExperienceGreat single speaker for a small bass cab. Handles the low B just fine on my fiver.
Date published: 2008-12-08
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Eminence Kappalite 3015 Neo 15" Speaker Driver

will a horn that goes down to 5000hz be a good match for this speaker?

Asked by: jake111
oops, i mean 500
Answered by: jake111
Date published: 2015-08-26

Hello Matt Looking to do a dual cab tuned at 60hz  What size cab And port size.  Thank you

Asked by: FTL music
A volume of 5.4 cubic feet with four 4" diameter, 2" long ports will tune the cab to 60 Hz.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-08-04

can i get the kappalites with double gaskets for use in a dietz cabinet?

Asked by: plasticsmooth
Unfortunately we do not have extra gaskets available for this application.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2012-12-12
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