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Eminence Red Coat Red Fang 12" Guitar Speaker 50W 8 Ohm

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Eminence Red Coat Red Fang – A 12" guitar speaker with unique British voicing, a large Alnico magnet, smooth distortion, and rich harmonics. • Power handling: 50 watts RMS • Impedance: 8 ohms • Frequency Range: 70-5,500 Hz • Sensitivity: 103 dB 1W/1m
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  • Application: 12" Open or Closed Back
  • Configuration: 1, 2, or 4 x 12"
  • Coloration: Vintage British sound with warm undertones and high-end sparkle
  • Genre: Vintage classic British tone for Blues, Country, Indie, and Jazz

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Eminence Red Coat Red Fang 12" Guitar Speaker 50W 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.

red fang - n. a 12" guitar speaker with unique British voicing, a large Alnico magnet, smooth distortion, and rich harmonics

Specifications: • Power handling: 50 watts RMS • VCdia: 1.75" • Impedance: 8 ohms • Frequency Range: 70-5,500 Hz • Sensitivity: 103 dB 1W/1m • Magnet weight: 35 oz. Alnico • Dimensions: Overall diameter: 12.02", Cutout diameter: 10.97", Depth: 6.2".

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)50 Watts
  • Magnet MaterialAlNiCo
Eminence Red Coat Red Fang 12" Guitar Speaker 50W 8 Ohm
  • BrandEminence Speaker
  • ModelRed Coat Red Fang
  • Part Number290-852
  • UPC876358001194
  • Product CategoryGuitar Speakers & Bass Guitar Speakers
  • Unit of MeasureEA
  • Product Rating
    (6 Reviews)
  • Weight11 lbs.
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Eminence Red Coat Red Fang 12" Guitar Speaker 50W 8 Ohm
Eminence Red Coat Red Fang 12" Guitar Speaker 50W 8 Ohm is rated 3.8333 out of 5 by 6.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from WOW!I bought this when my son was building a tube amp for his Electrical Engineering senior project. It was a 5 watt EL84(?) amp. A local dealer let us try a Private Jack and the Red Fang. We liked the PJ better, but I bought them both because he sold them cheap (under $100 for the RF). It sat in a closet for 3 years until I came across a VHT PittBull head. I built a 3/4 open back cabinet the same dimensions as a Matchless cabinet and installed the head and the Red Fang. It sang!!! The highs were very smooth and chimey, with light breakup when pushed. It seems to be a perfect match.
Date published: 2009-01-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Red FangA great sounding speaker at a great price. And a real looker, too. Build quality, as always with Eminence, is excellent. Not as much headroom as I expected but spectacular tone. Recomended.
Date published: 2008-11-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good SUB for a BLUE!Harold left his poor comments about the Red Fang. Isn't it strange how many satisfied users there are that are happy with the performance of the Fang. First off, the 12HPL76 is rated at 700 watts continuous program power. If you use four of these in a 4X12 cab, you can run a QSC PL380 at 4 ohms and be safe. How many guitar players do you know that run a 2500 watt "head.?" The B and C is actually a midbass pro driver. It drops off like a rock at 3500 Hz. Most decent guitar speakers have a 4.5 to 5.5 KHz top end. This is especially useful for harmonics. The Fang is rated at 103 dB at 1 watt. The 12HPL76 is rated at 99 dB at one watt. This means that the Fang is extremely efficient compared to the 12HPL76. I use a Red Fang in a Marshall DSL 401. The Fang is a perfect match for the 401. If you really push the 40 watts into the Fang, you will get "that" sound. It's called "rock." You can't get that with a pro midbass that is designed "NOT" to break up. I appreciate Harold's insight. If he likes 4 of the B and C's in his cabinet, that's his business, but his comments almost made me think he is an employee for B and C. Eminence is pound for pound, dollar for dollar, the best speaker company in the USA. They offer a wide variety of speakers to fit anyone's style, including cast aluminum baskets on many models.
Date published: 2008-10-18
Rated 1 out of 5 by from For this price, you can get MUCH better...Eminence makes some fine speakers at reasonable prices. This is not one of them. For the same money (or less) you can have a B&C 12HPL76 12" Neodymium Woofer, that outperforms this by miles. The B&C is lighter, has better pro-construction, sounds "sweeter" and less harsh because of its smoother frequency response. The B&C 12HPL76 12" Neodymium Woofer speaker has MORE than TEN TIMES the power-handling. (350 watts vs. 30 watts for the "Fang.") The B&C has a superior "tuning" for electric-guitar frequency range too. Its resonant frequency is lower (50Hz vs. 90Hz) which is much more suitable for modern rock styles, especially in closed-back cabs with low tunings.We have used both these and the B&C 12s in Marshall (and other amps) with 2x12 or 4x12 cabs. There is no comparison. The B&C 12s are VASTLY superior in every way.The "red fang" has a flimsy stamp-basket, low power-rating, expensive heavy alnico magnets, and cheap clip-on connections. Its pronounced midrange "hump" makes any guitar amp sound like garage-band garbage. Catchy names like "Red Fang" don't mean anything. Red paint DOES NOT improve the sound. Though, the "Fang" WILL bite your wallet and ears.The B&C gives you a cast aluminum frame, lightweight yet powerful neodymium, more than 10 Xs the power capacity, a better response curve, lower resonant frequency and pro-grade connections. It just does not make any sense to pay for bogus mythology when you can have real technology for the same $$$. It is your money. Look at the pictures,read the specs and decide for yourself.
Date published: 2008-04-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from NiceBuilt a 10W "vox" style amp and needed to smooth the upper midrange that my g12h30 was producing. The Red Fang smoothed it out nicely, retaining a nice trebly chime when clean. Does not need to be pushed to the 30W limit to compress. Nice dynamic compression when the amp is pushed into distortion, lot's of fun to play, this has a real nice "feel". It is a very expressive rig now.Out of the box, there was a slight "fizz" on top when pushing it hard. After about a week it loosened up and broke in very nicely. It is very smooth now. Sounds nice with my "marshally" amp too.
Date published: 2007-09-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent SpeakerA great speaker for the cost, compared to other AlNiCo speakers tuned to a British flavor.A little tiny bit fizzy/smokey on the top end when driven very hard and using some distortion.Not a Celest*** Blue but close and a much better price.
Date published: 2007-09-06
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