MCM Electronics

12" Woofer with Paper Cone and Cloth Surround - 175W RMS at 8ohmMCM Part #: 55-2952  |  MCM Audio Select Part #: 55-2952

12" Woofer with Paper Cone and Cloth Surround - 175W RMS at 8ohm 4.8 stars from 12 reviews.
Login to rate or review this product

12" Paper Cone Woofer
Low cost general replacement woofer is ideal in a two way cabinets or as a subwoofer. It is perfect for prosound applications and is ideal for either ported or sealed enclosures.

Also available in 4Ohm Version

Product Description

    General Specifications:
    • Cutout: 10.87"
    • Mounting Depth: 5.04"
    • Nominal Diameter: 12 inch
    • Rated Impedance: 8 ohms
    • Operating Bandwidth: 38Hz ~ 2.5KHz
    • Power Handling Capacity: 175W RMS
    • Sensitivity (1W/M): 97 dB
    • Voice Coil Diameter: 2.5 inch
    • Overall frame diameter: 12.20"


    Thiele-Small Parameters:
    • Resonance Frequency Fs: 38 Hz
    • DC Resistance Re: 7.2 ohm
    • Mechanical Q Factor Qms: 2.8
    • Electrical Q Factor Qes: 0.385
    • Total Q Factor Qts: 0.34
    • Equivalent Cas air load Vas: 108.0 liters
    • Coil Inductance Le: 0.923 mH
    • Efficiency Bandwidth Product EBP 98.70
    • Voice Coil Over Hang X-max 3.75mm


    Physical Information:
    • Cutout: 10.87"
    • Mounting Depth: 5.04"
    • Basket: Stamped Steel
    • Magnet Type: 50 OZ
    • Cone Material: Non-pressed paper
    • Surround: Cloth
    • Dust Cap: Paper
    • Damper: Cloth

Product Reviews

  • "My customers request MCM speakers"" by on 7/21/2014
    Overall: 5 out of 5
    Value:
    Quality:

    I repair and custom build guitar amp, cabinets, and all audio equipment.
    My customers love the sound and the savings.
    Trust you ears and don't pay for a name unless nothing else but that name delivers.
    Don't judge them the first time you hear them, they sound better and better the more you break them in.
    Peace

  • "Very Impressed !" by scfrank on 5/28/2014
    Overall: 5 out of 5
    Value:
    Quality:

    I bought 4 of these speakers to replace the Celestions in my Orange PPC 4X12 compact guitar cabinet so I could play bass through it without damaging the guitar speakers. I didn't really expect much but I was really surprised at how well these cheap speakers sound with a bass guitar in a sealed guitar cabinet. Although they only go to 2500hz, they have plenty of high end "zing" for a bass guitar. The mounting holes lined up perfectly on the baffle board to make installation a piece of cake, it only took about an hour to install all 4 of them. I play bass in the bars and nightclubs every weekend so time will tell how well these hold up. So far they seem like a really good value.

  • "BEST VALUE!" by NYgnat on 11/24/2013
    Overall: 5 out of 5
    Value:
    Quality:

    Needed budget replacements for a 3-way car system, and these were the most inexpensive with the best specs. They sound great also! A simple line level adapter to a Quite Elderly (20+ yr old) Pyramid PB400G driving them passively crossed over in a 3-way boxed pair, and they really do the job on a budget. A great buy at full price, but an even better one to catch them when MCM discounts shipping! Get extras and stock up then!

  • "Nice replacement" by bwilson57 on 9/14/2013
    Overall: 4.5 out of 5
    Value:
    Quality:

    Works well

  • "55-2952 12" Woofer" by Gary Cotton on 1/8/2013
    Overall: 5 out of 5
    Value:
    Quality:

    I'd like to write a good review but I didn't have these speakers long enough to check them out. I ordered 4 of them for inventory and sold them all in less than 5 hours of receipt. So I guess that I'd say I like them just fine.

  • "amazing value" by jchristopherct on 8/1/2012
    Overall: 4.5 out of 5
    Value:
    Quality:

    These speakers are amazing for even double the money. I used one to replace a blown speaker in a older Peavey 112PS pa cabinet. There is slightly more deeper bass with the original but 9 out of 10 people probably wouldn't hear the difference. They even weight less, so im going to be replacing the driver in the 2nd cabinet. I've also used them in some larger B-52 cabinets... as well as the mcm's die cast versions which i'd say out perform the original equipment in either case... the only problem with the mcm die cast drivers are they are a bit over sized diameter and would not fit in the 112PS cut out which original comes with a stamped frame driver anyway....

  • "55-2952 12' woofer" by ruddydawg on 7/16/2012
    Overall: 5 out of 5
    Value:
    Quality:

    Excellent value for such a good woofer,has good bass. Could not find a better speaker for the price. This speaker has a treated cloth accordion surround, so you don't have too worry about the surround dry rotting like the foam ones do after time.

  • "12 in.mcm speaker 55-2952" by Colt13 on 6/22/2012
    Overall: 5 out of 5
    Value:
    Quality:

    bought this a while ago just got around to building a cabinet. the cabinet is approx. a 16 in. cube with 2vent holes& insulation on 5sides. for guitar this speaker gives nice full range tones. i use it as a bass practice amp with a 22 watt ross guitar head.it gives nice warm tones.i am really impressed with quailty performance a great value, ialso have 2 10in. speakers i got from a friend i put them in an old wooden suitcase which worked quite well. msm hit the bullseye with these.thanx. colt 13

  • "Great value" by DaveWilliams on 1/9/2012
    Overall: 5 out of 5
    Value:
    Quality:
    Top 10 Contributor

    I've used three sizes in this series -- 12" - Part# 55-2952, 15" - Part# 55-2953 and 18" - Part #55-2954 and have had great results with all. Build quality is great, sound is at least as good as the original, and price is ridiculously low. For rebuilding, repairing old equipment for resale, these cannot be beat. I even resell these as replacements in my shop, my customers love them.

  • "Smooth as Butter" by tmacpcandaudio on 7/1/2011
    Overall: 4.5 out of 5
    Value:
    Quality:
    Top 25 Contributor

    A while back, I used these as the woofers in 1x12 floor monitors, and in relatively small, sealed boxes, they were gems! Surprising bass extension, smooth, musical midrange, and were very sensitive, as my modest 210 watt amplifier powered them to painful SPLs. Like much of MCM's new series' of woofers, these are excellent value for money, you really would struggle to find a deal like this from anywhere else. These would be ideal for replacements in mid-level PA gear, bass cabinets, or custom PA projects like mine! Buy 'em, try 'em!

  • "Good value" by tuckerdog on 2/19/2011
    Overall: 4 out of 5
    Value:
    Quality:

    I bought 4 of these for a PA project. These are probably the best value in a 12" music instrument speaker around. One thing to note is that these only go to 2500 and have a pretty flat midrange sound---as opposed to the more honky mids you may get out of eminence or other more expensive brands. Perhaps they were designed for a 3 way system or maybe bass guitar, or low / low mid speaker. Thats the reason I rated them in the middle as far as features / quality. That being noted I am still using them in a 2 way box with an eminence ads1001 HF driver and waveguide with good results. I installed an L pad on the eminence to cut it back around 6 to10db to match the woofer and crossed over at 2500. Best low cost system I have built and it can take alot of power. I heard these were made by Cadence but can't be sure.

  • "A Great Surprise!" by kfc333 on 10/20/2010
    Overall: 5 out of 5
    Value:
    Quality:

    I bought two of these speakers as replacements in a relatively small 2x12 bass guitar cab. The cabinet was original sealed, so I did all the necessary calculations for a ported enclosure and now have a ported cab that matches the characteristics of these speakers. Once installed and tested, I was absolutely amazed at their performance! These things kick butt. They aren't as efficient as I would have liked, but they can take the power and deliver fantastic bass. I'm a 5-string bass player and these speakers handle it all. Then considering that I paid about $45 for the two of them, I just can't get over the great deal I got and without compromise. Highly recommended. Wow.

  • Rate It!

    Login Here to rate and review this product.

Associated Products

Image of Speaker Grill Mounting Hardware

50-1235 - Speaker Grill Mounting Hardware

For use with round speaker grills Supports most types of grills Made of high-impact plastic Can be used with speaker grills #50-510 thru 50-545 Black Four per package

On Backorder(Expected in 2 days)

$0.99

Buy Now
Image of Acoustic Wadding Material

LS00385 - Acoustic Wadding Material

Made of white polyester fiber, this is perfect for internal speaker enclosure dampening, this wadding provides the perfect solution to eliminating problematic low frequency internal resonance. This material is a must for any speaker building or upgrade pro...

In Stock

$4.89

Buy Now

Others Also Bought

Image of 15

55-2953 - 15" Woofer with Paper Cone and Cloth Surround - 200W RMS at 8ohm

15" Paper Cone Woofer Low cost general replacement woofer is ideal in a two way cabinets or as a subwoofer. It is perfect for prosound applications and is ideal in ported or sealed enclosures.,/p> Also available in 4Ohm Version

In Stock

$31.49

Buy Now
Image of 10

55-2951 - 10" Woofer with Paper Cone and Cloth Surround - 125W RMS at 8ohm

10" Paper Cone Woofer Low cost general replacement woofer is ideal in a two way cabinets or as a compact subwoofer. It is perfect for prosound applications and is optimized for ported enclosures. Also available in 4Ohm Version

In Stock

$14.69

Buy Now
Image of 200W RMS 4 Ohm Paper Cone Woofer Pro Audio 15 Inch Mcm

55-3213 - 200W RMS 4 Ohm Paper Cone Woofer Pro Audio 15 Inch Mcm

15" Paper Cone Woofer Low cost general replacement woofer is ideal in a two way cabinets or as a subwoofer. It is perfect for prosound applications and is ideal in ported or sealed enclosures. Also available in 8ohm Version

In Stock

$29.39

Buy Now
Package Specifications & Dimensions
Weight:8.55 lbs.
Hazardous:Yes
RoHS Comp:Yes
Warranty:365 days
Need to Return?
Length:13 in.
Width:13 in.
Height:6 in.
Shipping Information
Extra Shipping Charge:No
Drop Ship:No
Catalog Pages
Catalog/Page:

MCM Cat 57, Page 157

MCM Cat 56, Page 281

PDF Reference
Datasheet

Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Mfr. Info

MCM Audio Select Logo
Mfr. Name:MCM Audio Select
Mfr. Part Number:55-2952