Eminence Man-O-War Guitar Speaker (120 Watts, 12")

Release some pent-up aggression with the Man-O-War Guitar speaker. It provides a mean, meaty tone that's perfect for all types of rock, especially metal.

The Eminence Man-O-War Red Coat guitar amplifier speaker is the perfect match for open or closed back 1x12, 2x12 or 4x12 combos or cabinets. The Voice Coil measures 2 inches in diameter with a magnet weight of 38 oz. Rated at 120 watts, the Man-O-War provides a moderate tone with a chunky shape while the mid and high-end response is much more aggressive. This Loud Eminence replacement speaker offers articulate audio in every register with a sparkly top end perfect for rock, grunge and metal guitar tones.

Take an in-depth tour of the Eminence speaker factory:

- 12-inch, 120 Watt, Guitar Replacement Speaker

- For open or closed back speaker enclosures

- 2-inch diameter voice coil with 38 oz Magnet

- Moderate and chunky low end

- Aggressive and crisp mids and highs

- Perfect for Classic or College Rock, Grunge and Metal Tones
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Nominal Basket Diameter: 12-inch, 304.8mm

Nominal Impedance*: 8 ohms

Power Rating:
- Watts: 120W
- Music Program: N/A

Resonance: 91Hz

Usable Frequency Range: 70Hz-5.5kHz

Sensitivity***: 102

Magnet Weight: 38 oz.

Gap Height: 0.312", 7.92mm

Voice Coil Diameter: 1.75", 44.5mm

Thiele and Small Parameters
Resonant Frequency (fs): 91Hz

DC Resistance (Re): 6.2

Coil Inductance (Le): 0.43mH

Mechanical Q (Qms): 11.66

Electromagnetic Q (Qes): 0.72

Total Q (Qts): 0.68

Compliance Equivalent Volume (Vas): 38.0 liters / 1.3 cu.ft.

Mechanical Compliance of Suspension (Cms): 0.10mm/N

BL Product (BL): 12.3 T-M

Diaphram Mass inc. Airload (Mms): 31 grams

Efficiency Bandwidth Product (EBP): 127

Maximum Linear Excursion (Xmax): 0.8mm

Surface Area of Cone (Sd): 519.5 cm2

Maximum Mechanical Limit (Xlim): N/A

Mounting Information
Recommended Enclosure:
- Sealed: Acceptable
- Vented: Acceptable

Overall Diameter: 12.02", 305.3mm

Baffle Hole Diameter: 10.97", 278.6mm

Front Sealing Gasket: Fitted as standard

Rear Sealing Gasket: Fitted as standard

Mounting Holes Diameter: 0.25", 6.4mm

Mounting Holes B.C. D.: 11.63", 295.4mm

Depth: 5.2", 132mm

Net Weight: 8.1 lbs., 3.7 kg

Shipping Weight: 9.9 lbs., 4.5 kg

Materials of Construction
Coil Construction: Copper voice coil

Coil Former: Polyimide former

Magnet Composition: Ferrite magnet

Core Details: Non-vented core

Basket Materials: Pressed steel basket

Cone Composition: Paper Cone

Cone Edge Composition: Paper cone edge

Dustcap Composition: Zurette dust cap
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
8 Ohms
Shipping Weight: 9 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 13 x 13 x 7 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): MANOWAR

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 502-845-5622

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (7 ratings)
Submitted September 17, 2023 by B F in Airway Heights, WA

"The name (almost) says it all"

Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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Eminence are NOT messing around with this one! Their description is pretty apt, the Man O' War is a very aggressive speaker with a distinctive "British style" tone. Plenty of highs and lows, but REALLY heavy on the mids, so of course it's excellent for metal as well as just about any "rock" tone you want. But one thing the marketing department doesn't mention is that its highly-compressed, ultra-smooth response and high power handling make it a great choice for clean tones, too - I can see how this would be a good choice for many jazz and country tones with the right amp. If you want to use it for blues you can do that too, just be aware that this one is rated for 120W so you're NOT going to get it to break up at low wattages ;)

VERY thick, crunchy mids. Not a problem if you can work with that, but if you're insistent on only the scoop-iest of scooped mids, you'll want to pair it with the right amp and cab (and maybe outboard EQ) to make it happen. You shouldn't have to, though - I'm using mine with the Bogner Ecstasy Mini that I picked up a few months ago, and it scoops as far as I want to (which is probably more than most). I've also put this same speaker in a solid-state Fender combo, and it scoops even better in that one due to the Fender's tone stack. Very wide range of tones available, it just depends on how you set it up. I play lots of 80s, 90s, and "modern" metal styles with this in a closed-back VHT 1x12" cab, and it delivers the read more goods across all of them. With all that said, the highs are a lot less nasty than you might expect, and if you dial your amp right, you can get that "smooth" treble and mid response out of it, too. Finally, don't forget that new speakers always have to "break in" after you first get them! Look this up for suggestions if you want to speed up the process, but the short version is that the "crispy" overtones will smooth out as the speaker works.

Are any other guitar speakers still "Made in the U.S.A."? I know that doesn't always mean what it used to, but apparently to Eminence it does. You can get other brands that are "as good", but I'm not sure you can find "better" at any price.

Ease of Use
ALMOST as easy as it gets! Obviously when you're replacing speakers, you have to know the impedance and power rating that you need, so for me that doesn't count toward or against "ease of use". As long as you can handle that, plus at least 4 screws and plugging in two (labeled) spade lugs, you'll be fine. From there, dialing in any new speaker is going to involve the same steps.

Eminence has been one of the most popular speaker brands for just about every giant amp manufacturer since before I was born, and that's because they make speakers that last forever, sound great, and are very reasonably priced. No complaints in this department!

MORE than worth the price! Even a lot of the biggest British brand's speakers aren't made in England anymore, but their marketing department apparently hasn't gotten the memo yet - their prices are significantly higher than Eminence for any comparably-spec'd unit. Again, you might be able to find "as good" for a lot more money, but I don't think you can find "better" at any price.

Manufacturer Support
Never had to reach out yet, and I don't anticipate having to.

The Wow Factor
"Wow", indeed! Speakers (and tone in general) is HIGHLY subjective, so while I really love this speaker, you might hate it. Check out specs and sound clips if you don't have the money to try every speaker out there ;) Changing your speakers will change your sound at least as much as switching string brands or pickups - almost as much as changing to a different amp! You may need to try a few models to nail the sound you want, but if it sounds like the Man O' War might be a good candidate, it's a great place to start.

Musical Background:
Guitar player for over 27 years

Musical Style:
Metal, punk, funk, blues, rock
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