The Eminence Kappa Pro 15 is great for all high power bass applications including bass guitar. The Kappa Pro 15 has a 3 inch copper voice coil, 120 oz. ferrite magnet, vented and extended core, paper cone with cloth edge and a paper dust cap. Eminence LF models are specially designed with extended Xmax to deliver more bass than standard models and provide 'a true woofer' for three-way applications.
This unit has been specially designed to give a clean extended bass response in ported cabinets of approx. 110 liters (3.9 cubic ft). An ideal speaker for portable high power P.A. and club music systems. Available in 8 ohms and features a 600 watt rating.
Materials of Construction
The Value of Eminence
- Copper voice coil
- Polyimide former
- Ferrite Magnet
- Vented and extended core for increased power- handling
- Die-cast aluminum basket for rigidity
- Paper cone
- Cloth cone edge
- Solid composition paper dust cap
Eminence wants to make sure their customers know exactly what they are getting when they buy a speaker. Therefore, Eminence provides two different ratings to describe the power handling of all their speakers.
- The guaranteed long term power rating throughout the useable frequency range of the speaker.
Translation: the speaker will operate continuously at any frequency within the speakers’ specified frequency range when driven at this power. The Watts rating is similar to RMS, but is really more indicative of long term thermal capability.
- The speaker will safely and reliably handle the varying frequencies of musical content at this power rating.
The Music Program rating is more indicative of what you can expect in the real world with the speaker operating within the appropriate enclosure reproducing music or vocal audio program.
Eminence is committed to quality and guarantees all of its speakers for 7 years.
They build all of their speakers to greatly exceed customer performance expectations. Dollar for dollar against competitors, an Eminence speaker is well worth the money that you invest!
How a Speaker Works
The key working components of a loudspeaker are shown in the diagram below. When an electrical current passes through a wire coil (the voice coil) in a magnetic field, it produces a force which varies with the current applied. The cone, connected to the voice coil, moves in and out, creating waves of high and low air pressure.
The coil and magnet assembly are the 'motor structure' of the loudspeaker. The movement is controlled by the loudspeaker's suspension which comprises the cone surround and the 'spider'. The surround and spider allow the coil to move freely along the axis of the magnet's core (or 'pole') without touching the sides of the magnetic gap.
Eminence technology and proprietary materials mean that age-old compromises
of durability against sensitivity, or power handling against precision of response, are more easily solved than you might imagine.
In the quest for higher power density (more power and hence more sound from less space), Eminence has progressively introduced heatsink components to selected transducers e.g. cast frame neodymium products and Kilomax. The heatsinks pass through the pole of the transducer or are incorporated into the chassis of the loudspeaker to transfer heat away from the coil. The air currents caused by the cone movement cool the heatsink.