Eminence Red Coat Tonker 12 Inch Guitar Speaker 150 Watts

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Product Description

The Eminence Tonker is a hard-hitting 12-inch guitar speaker with British flavor and harmonic balance. The Tonker has a very fat, clean and warm tone through the midrange, and smooth top end. This great speaker is available in 8 or 16 ohms.

The Eminence “Tonker” delivers explosive power and tone with exceptionally tight and fat bass response. Warm but well-defined mids and highs pour out of this very muscular guitar speaker that features a 2” voice coil and 150 watt power handling. The “Tonker” is extremely responsive and generates a blistering 102dB out of only one watt of power (measured at 1 meter). As the powerhouse of the Eminence Redcoat Series, the “Tonker” features a genuine British cone and tone and would be the perfect speaker to upgrade your Twin Reverb or Mesa combo. Four of these babies in a cabinet would be punishing, in a really, really, good way. Note: The Eminence “Swamp Thang” in the Patriot Series is the American cousin of the Tonker with the same specifications but features a USA built cone for slightly less mids and a smooth, gradual breakup across all frequencies.

The Value of Eminence 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.

    Watts - 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. Music Program - 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!
    About Eminence
    In 1966, Bob Gault founded what was to become the world's largest loudspeaker manufacturing company after working as an engineer for Magnavox and CTS (Chicago Telephone Supply). Ironically, Gault started Eminence hoping to maintain three 18" speakers per day, based on a commitment from Ampeg's Everett Hull. Under the leadership of Gault and most recently his son, Rob, the company's capacity has grown to over 10,000 speakers per day, employing nearly 200 people. Gault was the president of Eminence from the company's inception until 1992. He officially retired in 1993, but continued to make valuable contributions to the company. Gault passed away on Octoboer 4, 2002. he was a husband, father, and grandfather. Gault was also an avid golfer. He is greatly missed by his family, the music industry, and the Eminence community. Eminence, Kentucky (population 3000) is centrally located in the heart of Kentucky, between Louisville and Lexington, Kentucky and Cincinnati, Ohio. Bob Gault chose this location as it was ideally situated for shipping products all over the USA. The Eminence and Henry County community could also provide the labor needed to manufacture products on a large scale. After forty years, Eminence, Kentucky continues to provide ideal conditions for the manufacturing and distribution of the World's #1 Loudspeakers. The Eminence Factory
    The first Eminence facility, located in downtown Eminence, employed around thirty people. The building was less than 6,000 sq. ft. and production was often less in one week than it is in one hour at our present facility. In 1972 Eminence Speaker moved to a new location in Shawnee Industrial Park on Mulberry Pike where we remain today. The facility has seen several additions. The first building in this location was just less than 30,000 sq. ft., but now has grown to include nearly 100,000 sq. ft. all under one roof.
    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. Eminence


    Heatsinks: 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.

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    Helpful Info about the Manufacturer
    Phone:  502-845-5622 Warranty:  Warranty: 7 years

    Product Specifications

    Product Specifications

    Eminence Tonker Specifications

    • Nominal Basket Diameter: 12 inches, 304.8mm
    • Nominal Impedance*: 8 Ohms
    • Power Rating**:
      • Watts: 150W
      • Music Program:
    • Resonance: 89Hz
    • Usable Frequency Range: 70Hz-5.5kHz
    • Sensitivity***: 102dB
    • Magnet Weight: 59 oz.
    • Gap Height: 0.312 inch, 7.92mm
    • Voice Coil Diameter: 2 inches, 50.8mm

      * Also available in a 16-Ohm version

      ** Multiple units exceed published rating evaluated under EIA 426A noise source and test standard while in a free-air, non-temperature controlled environment.
      *** The average output across the usable frequency range when applying 1W/1M into the nominal impedance. Ie: 2.83V/8ohms, 4V/16ohms.

        Eminence response curves are measured under the following conditions: All speakers are tested at 1w/1m using a variety of test set-ups for the appropriate impedance | LMS using 0.25” supplied microphone (software calibrated) mounted 1m from wall/baffle | 2ft. X 2ft. baffle is built into the wall with the speaker mounted flush against a steel ring for minimum diffraction | Hafler P1500 Trans-Nova amplifier | 2700 cu.ft. chamber with fiberglass on all six surfaces (three with custom-made wedges)

    Thiele & Small Parameters

    • Resonant Frequency (fs): 89Hz
    • DC Resistance (Re): 7.36
    • Coil Inductance (Le): 0.47mH
    • Mechanical Q (Qms): 10.02
    • Electromagnetic Q (Qes): 0.49
    • Total Q (Qts): 0.47
    • Compliance Equivalent Volume (Vas): 34.1 liters / 1.2 cu. ft.
    • Peak Diaphragm Displacement Volume (Vd): 42cc
    • Mechanical Compliance of Suspension (Cms): 0.09mm/N
    • BL Product (BL): 17.4 T-M
    • Diaphragm Mass inc. Airload (Mms): 36 grams
    • Efficiency Bandwidth Product (EBP): 181
    • Maximum Linear Excursion (Xmax): 0.8mm
    • Surface Area of Cone (Sd): 519.5 cm2

    Mounting Information

    • Recommended Enclosure Volume:
      • Sealed: Acceptable
      • Vented: Acceptable
    • Overall Diameter: 12.02 inches, 305.3mm
    • Baffle Hole Diameter: 10.97 inches, 278.6mm
    • Front Sealing Gasket: fitted as standard
    • Rear Sealing Gasket: fitted as standard
    • Mounting Holes Diameter: 0.25 inches, 6.4mm
    • Mounting Holes B.C.D.: 11.63 inches, 295.4mm
    • Depth: 5.2 inches, 132mm
    • Net Weight: 11.1 lbs., 5 kg
    • Shipping Weight: 13.2 lbs., 6 kg

    Materials of Construction

    • Copper voice coil
    • Polyimide former
    • Ferrite magnet
    • Non-vented core
    • Pressed steel basket
    • Paper Cone
    • Paper cone edge
    • Zurette dust cap

    Customer Reviews

    Review: RichiePic from Altoona Pa, Submitted: 3/11/2014

    Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.



    loud and smooth
    Product Rating

    Your general opinion of this product.

    lots of clean headroom without being brittle and high endy.I added it to my Fender "the Twin"100 watt combo sounds smooth and clear with more mids

    Yep it's heavy duty real solid 59oz magnet

    Its a sensitive and loud speaker

    Has thick smooth sound not as brite as the fender special design speakers in my Fender"the twin"reverb that I swaped out

    It"s a big deep speaker

    Nice red paint job

    Still new it looks sounds and feels like it will last better than its the twin

    Review: Pullstring from New Orleans, Submitted: 6/17/2011

    Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.


    Tonker vs. EV12L

    This is a quality speaker. I would recommend Red Coat Tonkers without reservations. I have an ancient Emi steel guitar "eclipse" speaker that I have abused and tortured for years...never a problem. Eminence makes good stuff.

    Have not had the raw frame speakers long enough to tell. I would imagine that they are bullet proof from the evident production quality.

    Your general opinion of this product.

    This is an excellent speaker for a vintage or reissue Fender Twin Reverb. I know this is heresy, but I perfer The Tonker over the OEM mint condition EV12Ls I used for years. EVLs are also excellent, but are a neutral speaker and add little tone coloration. The Tonker is a bit lighter as well, and has all the head room and punch of the Electro Voice.

    These speakers sound great in a Fender Twin with a Telecaster. I use a Wampler Compressor and a Sex Drive clean boost with excellent effect. They do offer a certain amount of coloration, but it is a positive not a negative.

    Comes with a snazzy hot red paint job with a cool rubber boot on the magnet housing.

    Review: GrooveWizard from Chicago, IL Submitted: 2/7/2010

    Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.



    See previous comments - you can't go wrong.

    For me, previous Eminence speakers have outlasted most of the OEM baskets they replaced. I can only hope these are as long lived.

    Your general opinion of this product.

    I have previously used Eminence speakers with a Lab Series L-5 and a couple of different Marshalls. I decided to try a pair of these Red Coats to replace the ailing original EV's in a '74 Music Man HD-130 combo and was NOT disappointed... @ 65 or 130 w, they kicked some serious tailpice and cut right through everything else in the room.

    Gave these a workout with a custom Washburn HB-35 FULL hollowbody w/Duncan '59/n & JB/b - smokin' mid's, nice low chunk and smooth high's that cut through but don't over-do.

    They're red!


    Review: Jim from Franklin Square, NY Submitted: 2/17/2009

    Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.



    This is a VERY well made replacement/upgrade speaker for just about any guitar amp.

    I am still breaking this in, but have had other guitar speakers made by Eminence, and have NEVER had a problem with them. I repair and modify tube amps, and this is my new favorite replacement speaker.

    Your general opinion of this product.

    This speaker was purchased to replace the Jensen speaker in my Fender Blues Jr. NOS. I love the amp, and the Jensen it cam with was a nice sounding speaker. BUT I was looking for more of a low midrange and tight bottom end. The TONKER has that and a lot more!

    Its a little heavier then the Jensen, but lighter then a cast frame EVM 12. I don't think I will notice the increase.

    This makes the little Blues Jr sound a LOT BIGGER! It has a sound like the Celetion Vintage 30...LOUD, STRONG and SINGING! The amp does not just have the typical Fender combo sound now, although that is still there...But now it has a cross between a MesaBoogie and a Marshall combo also. I will probably be putting a few in my Fender Twin. I have a lot of vintage amps, and I'm partial to the top line Celetion sound...this speaker has it for about half the cost of a Vintage 30, or a G12-75.

    The speaker frame is painted a cool RED... very distictive.

    Sounds great right out of the box...I hope it will be as good when the speaker is fully broken in.

    Review: AMS Customer from USA Submitted: 2/5/2008

    Product Rating5 out of 5 stars.


    Ultimate Twin Replacement

    Your general opinion of this product.

    Red Color looks cool in the open-back cab

    Great price

    A great all-around replacement-will definitely improve the sound of any Fender amp-I've put them in Twins and Deluxes


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