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Eminence Red Coat Man O War 12" Guitar Speaker 120W 8 Ohm

Brand:|Model: Red Coat Man O War|Part # 290-870
Eminence Red Coat Man O War – A proven and revered sound, very loud and responsive/articulate in every register. Chunky and solid sound with a little top end sparkle. • Power handling: 120 watts RMS • Impedance: 8 ohms • Frequency Range: 70-5,500 Hz • Sensitivity: 102 dB 1W/1m
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  • Coloration: A proven and revered sound, very loud and responsive/articulate in every register
  • Chunky and solid sound with a little top end sparkle
  • Genre: Great for College Rock, Classic Rock, Grunge, and Heavy Metal

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Eminence Red Coat Man O War 12" Guitar Speaker 120W 8 Ohm

It all started with the British Invasion, that unmistakable sound that took America by storm from across the Atlantic to right in your face. And now Eminence puts it within easy reach with the Red Coat™ series of guitar amp speakers. Engineered and manufactured in the U.S. with British-inspired cones, making it easy to "Pick Your Sound." Seven-year manufacturer's warranty.

man-o-war n. namesake of the famous battleship and probably the most revered British tone of all time

Specifications: • Power handling: 120 watts RMS • VCdia: 1.75" • Impedance: 8 ohms • Frequency Range: 70-5,500 Hz • Sensitivity: 102 dB 1W/1m • Magnet weight: 38 oz. • Dimensions: Overall diameter: 12.02", Cutout diameter: 10.97", Depth: 5.2".

Electric guitars, guitar amplification, and the birth of Rock-n-Roll in the 1950's collectively established a new use for loudspeakers. Speaker choices were limited in those days and amplifier manufacturers had to purchase products that were common to other applications. Usually, this meant a low-power speaker, often with an Alnico magnet, and limited cone and coil travel.

Due to the nature of the speaker's construction, the sound of the guitar and amplifier combination was impacted by the speaker design. Amplified guitar was a bit more aggressive duty than most other speaker applications at the time and the speakers were frequently challenged in terms of their mechanical movement and linearity. Guitarist learned how to control this non-linearity and use the resulting tonal characteristics to their advantage. Speaker break-up became cool and was a desired feature by most guitarists. The great guitar tones we know now are a result of those events.

Although there are a multitude of distinctive guitar speaker tones available today, they can be broken down into two main categories. We have Marshall and Celestion to thank for the distinctively "British tones" that we are so familiar with. Fender, Peavey, and SLM (Crate/Ampeg) worked with speaker companies like Eminence, Oxford, CTS, JBL, and Electro-Voice to establish tones that are distinctively "American".

Eminence is proud to present the Patriot™ and Red Coat™ series of guitar speakers. Incorporating both British and American cone technology into speakers that are manufactured in the USA gives us the ability to provide you with virtually any tone you desire. Be it British or American, clean or dirty, big bass or screaming highs, we have a speaker that will allow you to "Pick Your Sound".

To help you select the right Eminence guitar speaker, check out Eminence's Tone Guide.



Product Specifications
  • TypeLead / Rhythm Guitar
  • Nominal Diameter12"
  • Impedance8 ohms
  • Power Handling (RMS)120 Watts
  • Magnet MaterialCeramic Ferrite
Eminence Red Coat Man O War 12" Guitar Speaker 120W 8 Ohm
  • BrandEminence Speaker
  • ModelRed Coat Man O War
  • Part Number290-870
  • UPC876358001576
  • Product CategoryGuitar Speakers & Bass Guitar Speakers
  • Unit of MeasureEA
  • Product Rating
    (3 Reviews)
  • Weight12 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 Red Coat Man O War 12" Guitar Speaker 120W 8 Ohm
Eminence Red Coat Man O War 12" Guitar Speaker 120W 8 Ohm is rated 4.6667 out of 5 by 3.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Bright!Just a heads up to anyone looking at this particular speaker...It's a bright one. I actually found the voicing of this speaker to come through on the thin side on heavy distortion. Doesn't hold a candle to the voicing of the Texas Heat I tried side by side with this, which by comparison was warm fat and smooth.
Date published: 2010-04-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best bang for the BuckI managed to get 4 at a good price a couple of years ago. They are in a 4-12 Hiwa** clone cabinet under a Hiwa** clone 100watt amp. ( I built both ) I have not heard anything better for anywhere near the price. (Actually, haven't heard anything noticeably better at all, but that may be due to personal prejudice...) They sound great, have held up, and were affordable, what more do you want?
Date published: 2009-07-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from High Sensitivity and Killer ResponseI design radical guitar cabinets and these speakers are mounted in my newest design, the VERSACAB (Patent Applied For). I use small wattage Class A tube amplifiers, so I need a speaker with high sensitivity. I set the rig up for a clean sound and then hook up my effects system. Wow! The distortion and overdrive are smooth and controlled. These speakers are a must for low wattage amps, because ten watts will blow you out of the room.
Date published: 2008-01-05
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Eminence Red Coat Man O War 12" Guitar Speaker 120W 8 Ohm

I am interested in using this speaker in a sealed cabinet, optimized for modern rock sound.  What cabinet volume would be ideal?

Asked by: Ryclark rock
Guitar speakers can work in a wide variety of box sizes. I would go with with 2 to 3 cubic feet as a starting point for this though.
Answered by: Chrisf
Date published: 2016-02-24
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