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HiWave BMR12 Compact 2" Full-Range Square Speaker 12W 8 Ohm

Brand:|Model: BMR12
HiWave BMR (Balanced Mode Radiator) Series full-range speakers are the first off-the-shelf drive units using HiWave patented BMR technology. Square BMR12 2" drivers combine the qualities of HiWave flat panel speakers and the pistonic movement of conventional speakers.
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  • Advanced NXT drive technology provides maximum small driver fidelity
  • Ultra compact design minimizes visual impact -- only 2.56" square x 0.81" deep
  • Drive unit design simplifies integration into a product
  • Wide sound dispersion delivers room filling sound
  • Smooth frequency response and extended bandwidth

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HiWave BMR12 Compact 2" Full-Range Square Speaker 12W 8 Ohm

We've purchased a truckload of this 2" HiWave BMR (Balanced Mode Radiator) and are passing the savings on to you!

HiWave BMR Series are the first full-range, off-the-shelf drive units using HiWave's patented BMR technology. Square BMR12 2" drivers combine the qualities of HiWave's flat panel speakers and the pistonic movement of conventional speakers. The technology's wide directivity enables flexible placement options, while the wide frequency response means BMR drivers can also deliver cost savings to engineers, since no crossover components or frequency-specific drivers are required. Excellent for line arrays or most any other type of sound project where space is limited and sound performance can't be sacrificed!

The BMR12 2" drive unit has an excellent and extended frequency response with wide directivity and is ideally suited to compact full-range applications that require a high performance acoustic solution. Typical examples include MP3 player docking stations, Internet/DAB (Digital Audio Broadcasting) tabletop radios, and home theater speaker bars. Hurry, limited quantities!

Product Specifications
  • Nominal Diameter2"
  • Power Handling (RMS)12 Watts
  • Power Handling (max)24 Watts
  • Impedance8 ohms
  • Frequency Response150 to 16,000 Hz
  • Sensitivity83 dB 1W/1m
  • Voice Coil Diameter1"
Thiele-Small Parameters
  • Resonant Frequency (Fs)164 Hz
  • DC Resistance (Re)8.13 ohms
  • Voice Coil Inductance (Le)0.12 mH
  • Mechanical Q (Qms)2.37
  • Electromagnetic Q (Qes)0.89
  • Total Q (Qts)0.65
  • Compliance Equivalent Volume (Vas)0.0063 ft.³
  • Maximum Linear Excursion (Xmax)3 mm
Materials of Construction
  • Cone MaterialPaper
  • Surround MaterialRubber
  • Basket / Frame MaterialPolymer
Mounting Information
  • Overall Outside Diameter2.56"
  • Baffle Cutout Diameter2.05"
  • Depth0.81"
HiWave BMR12 Compact 2" Full-Range Square Speaker 12W 8 Ohm
  • BrandHiWave
  • ModelBMR12
  • Part Number299-208
  • UPC844632004384
  • Product CategoryMidrange / Midbass Drivers & Full-Range Speakers
  • Unit of MeasureEA
  • Product Rating
    (29 Reviews)
  • Weight0.2 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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HiWave BMR12 Compact 2" Full-Range Square Speaker 12W 8 Ohm is rated 4.5172 out of 5 by 29.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Power Hungry but Good SoundPicked these up to replace the factory 2" speakers in a 3rd gen Taurus. The originals were ok but really showed their weakness at any real volume on the aftermarket pioneer deck.Compared to the OEM speakers, these handle the lower midrange much better. There's no more howl of nasty resonance at higher volumes. However, it's readily apparent that these are far less efficient. That's to be expected considering the specs show you that and the xmax potential. They are currently being used with a 300hz cap. Don't worry about the low wattage rating, as it's most likely full range dependant. Crossing them at 300hz allows then to eat up the approximately 20wrms from the head unit no sweat. I would imagine 50wrms from a real amp would be about right for these with the appropriate crossover.I don't know if I'll keep them but they were the right price for a weekend project to explore possibilities. If I keep them, they'll see 50wrms from an amp using a 300hz high pass @ 12db. If not, I'll make a cute little cube with them and grab some 1/2" tweeters for a nice little iPod deck.
Date published: 2015-10-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from You can even curl with them.Hooked them up to get a 4ohm load per side to a little 15W x 2 amplifier board purchased here and it turned out to be a great little stereo speaker. If you put it in the corner of a hardwood floored room, the bass doubles or triples. I'm sure one of you guys can explain it. I don't think there is a need to add a tweeter to this set-up.
Date published: 2014-07-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from awesome speakersUsedd four of these along with some soft dome tweeters installed in a cigar box looks good and sound great
Date published: 2014-06-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from perfect box if you have wood skillsNeed a great box. Find some AZEK scraps from a construction job. it is 3/4 inch thick. cut them to three 3.5 or 4 inch squares. Take three, clean them and epoxy them together with a big clamp. this gives you a sort of cube. drill thru the solid face with a 2 1/8 inch forstner bit leaving 1/4 inch solid at the bottom. this gives you an ideal rigid cavity and max bass. after drilling, I use 2 inch SPAX screws on each corner (half way between the outside and the hole) thru the 3 layers for security. After i am done machining, I take the entire thing to my miter saw and cut the 4 side edges smooth and even. Then you can no longer see that it is 3 pieces. bring the wire thru the 1/4 inch remaining and seal it. You can stack these if you cut them the same size. AZEK is a rigid poly foam board used for construction. It is water proof and very sonically rigid. It is easy to cut and drill and after priming can be spray painted. It is easy to cut and will not split when screws are driven in. You can try 4 layers. the bass gets a hair better but you must use DSP compress the bass below 150 or the coil could be damaged with heat or over reach.
Date published: 2014-05-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from 100Hz, 'bout as low as it goes realistically.I would use these for a BoomBox if smallest size is your main goal. Just realize that you can't even hardly hear 100Hz or below with these. They've got decent volume though. The highs are nicely crisp if you're playing back from hi bit-rate encodings. The mids are sharp too. I'm thinking I will use them for a BoomBox intended for Beach duties so I'm not worried about it getting damaged due to the low cost.
Date published: 2014-05-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The "Lil Buggers"!!!I had been intrigued by these for a while and added 4 of them to make free freight on an order. I was originally planning to make a self powered mp3/ Blue Tooth mini player with a Tang band mini sub. In the mean time I decided to have a little fun with them. I was reading DJBOUNCE_1 on the reviews and went to my local Dollar Tree and found 2 different mini spice containers that fit his description for enclosures. Being that I had "bigger" plans for these drivers I hot melt glued the containers to the BMR12's rather than epoxy, so I could take them apart and with wiring coming out thru drilled holes in the back that were also hot melt sealed. I hooked them up to my Carver M4.0T Silver Seven amp (WAY overkill but why not!!) put em on top of my vintage Polk LS90's and listened. I was really impressed but couldn't tell the sonic difference between the 2 different enclosures. I decided to parallel them together for a 4 ohm load and tightly wrapped each “enclosure” with vinyl electrical tape to (theoretically at least!!) damp any resonances from the thin plastic mini enclosures. Then I taped them together with vinyl stubs in between to make mini columns. No real bass of course but nice dispersion and imaging that filled my living room! Then hooked them up to a DTA-1 and a Zendac sub-woofer (PE buyout from years ago!) that I run in my bedroom and after some tweaking on the sub they blew me away!!! I said to myself, "these Lil Buggers sound good!" Hence the name. Next day I took them to my local pub, set them up on the pool table with the DTA-1 & my Crackberry and played played some tunes for my buddies. They couldn't believe the music coming out! Just goes to show that some times we don't have to pay so much attention to TS parameters, resonant frequencies and enclosure volumes! Just experiment, play around and have some fun!!!
Date published: 2014-05-20
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HiWave BMR12 Compact 2" Full-Range Square Speaker 12W 8 Ohm

I want to connect 8 (BMR12) speakers to the Lepai LP-2020A+ amp in series/parallel to get 4 ohms to only one channel of the amp. Would this work? Are my calcualtions correct? Suggestions for a better configuration?

Asked by: QSJoel
Yes you can wire eight of these series/parallel for a 4 ohm load.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-08-31

Hi, I would like to know if you will have more of the HiWave BMR12 in stock, thanks

Asked by: JOElectronics
This driver is no longer available, but we do have a similar option available below.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-06-10

i was wondering when and if these will be available as these are one of my favorite speakers and i cant find them anywhere and they go for 30 dollars on ebay

Asked by: JPS2
Unfortunately this HiWave model was a limited quantity buyout item, so there is little chance we will ever get them back in stock. We do have a similar model from Tectonic Elements below.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-01-27

Can these little guys survive in an automotive environment, excluding the dash and the rear deck? I was looking to add them to the hefty B pillar in a Lincoln Mark & coupe ,2 speakers to each side .

Asked by: MarkL7
Yes these are made of materials that will hold up fine in an automotive application.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-06-23

Should I add a tweeter if using these in a 16 per side line array? I intend on building a pair of 16 driver line arrays like mentioned above in the reviews. If I do add a tweeter, where should it go? In the middle a la MTM? Along side? Crossover point

Asked by: CoolP
Adding a tweeter is very subjective. These are small enough to be full range although off axis the high frequencies will droop. I usually recommend hooking them up full range first, then you can always add a tweeter later if you feel like they need more top end.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-04-23

Looking to use 18 of these (to achieve 4ohm) in an edge-to-edge linear array as the center channel for my home theater.  Planning to mount the array vertically (as recommended) and behind the acoustically transparent screen. Any words of advice/caution?

Asked by: SoundInNC
I don't find anything wrong with the theory although you will not achieve a proper 4 ohm load with 18 drivers. 4 drivers will bring you back to 8 ohms, 8 drivers will drop it to 4 ohms and 16 drivers will bring it back to 8 ohms. I would recommend either 8 or 16 drivers for an application like this if you need an overall load of 4 ohms or higher.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-04-26
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