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15" Woofer with Paper Cone and Cloth Surround - 200W RMS at 8ohmMCM Part #: 55-2953  |  MCM Audio Select Part #: 55-2953

15" Woofer with Paper Cone and Cloth Surround - 200W RMS at 8ohm 4.7 stars from 13 reviews.
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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

  • Product Description

      General Specifications
      • Nominal Diameter: 15 inch
      • Rated Impedance: 8 ohms
      • Operating Bandwidth: 32Hz ~ 2KHz
      • Power Handling Capacity: 200W RMS
      • Sensitivity (1W/M): 98 dB
      • Voice Coil Diameter: 3 inch
      • Overall frame diameter: 15.16"

      Thiele-Small Parameters
      • Resonance Frequency Fs: 32 Hz
      • DC Resistance Re: 7.2 ohm
      • Mechanical Q Factor Qms: 2.9
      • Electrical Q Factor Qes: 0.475
      • Total Q Factor Qts: 0.41
      • Equivalent Cas air load Vas: 232.0 liters
      • Coil Inductance Le: 1.37 mH
      • Efficiency Bandwidth Product EBP 67.37
      • Voice Coil Over Hang X-max 3.75mm

      Physical Information
      • Cutout: 13.38"
      • Mounting Depth: 6.18"
      • Basket: Stamped Steel
      • Magnet Type: 67 OZ
      • Cone Material: Non-pressed paper
      • Surround: Cloth
      • Dust Cap: Paper
      • Damper: Cloth

    Product Reviews

    • "Yes I gave them 5 stars each!" by on 6/11/2014
      Overall: 5 out of 5

      I am baffled (pun intended) at how well these woofers worked for me. These are installed in custom built (properly) cabinets using simple bass reflex ported design. They handle high power loads VERY well. Their construction is also excellent for this older style paper cone with cloth compliance. They are not quite as efficient as some of the pricier speakers with foam surrounds, but I have gone through several speakers with rotted foam, including a set of Bose 901's and 501's. I'll take these cloth/paper speakers any day for longevity. And while I did say they are not that efficient, I doubt most will even notice anything. With amplifier power much easier to come by now than it was 50 years ago when I built my first system, good solid sound and power handling is much more important with a woofer/subwoofer. These deliver in all respects. I power them with a 600watt RMS mono amp and run them in parallel for rear sub reinforcement at 4ohms. That's why I bought the 8ohm version rather than the 4ohm. I suspect that I will not need to replace these ever again unless I have an electrical accident of some sort and have actually cut my sub levels back 3db since I began using these. AT this price, I feel foolish for having spent an ungodly amount more for speakers in the past.

    • "PUBLISHED T/S SPECS ARE WAY OFF" by longdrive03 on 10/4/2013
      Overall: 3 out of 5

      I ordered a pair to use with a horn mid and tweeter in a big cabinet. The published specs aren't even close to the specs I tested with Woofer Tester 2. Published specs: fs 32, qes .475, qt .41, vas 232 lit, sensitivity 97db. Measured specs: fx 36, qes .9090, qt .7636, vas 156 lit, sensitivity 99db 1w1m, 91 at 2.85 v. This is my second order from MCM where the published specs are way off. I've built cabinet and I can make these fit I think but I won't buy this line again because the specs are no where near correct. The woofers look nice and seem well made but MCM should really review (and test) these woofers before published incorrect specs. I called customer service previously and asked if they could test the T/S specs on a pair before shipping to verify and was told it has no testing equipment!!!!! Surprising for a company that sells speakers.

    • "Mounting hole specification" by avgguy16 on 5/13/2013
      Overall: 5 out of 5

      The 55-2953 pdf specifies that the inside diameter of the speaker rim to be 340mm. The speakers that I received measured 354mm.

    • "15" speaker.. best bang for the buck!!" by davereed on 3/10/2013
      Overall: 5 out of 5

      inexpensive.. but not cheap! this speaker.. really works...a/b it will keep up w/speakers twice the price!!

    • "Very good for the price" by Jeffreyclay on 8/6/2012
      Overall: 4.5 out of 5

      I wanted something low priced and durable to drop into an old Electro-Voice Eliminator folded horn. This worked very well in this style of cabinet. Recommended!

    • "This is the second woofer y bought." by alcor on 6/28/2012
      Overall: 5 out of 5

      I bought this because have a pair of baffles, some time ago one of my woofers burned, then I bought one like this. After some time of use, burned the other original woofer, that's why I bought this second. Works excelent. Thanks.

    • "Good deal!" by kman133 on 6/17/2012
      Overall: 5 out of 5

      Used 2 of these speakers in an old bass guitar cabinet and they seriously pound! Great bottom end! Well worth the money spent.

    • "15" Pro-Woofer" by mojoaudioguru on 3/5/2012
      Overall: 4.5 out of 5

      This sturdy and efficient woofer is a perfect replacement for two OEM woofers that were burnt out on a pair of LEGION brand 15" 2-way monitors, that I own. It produces far better vocals and some much needed punch, than the originals. It can also handle more power than that of the originals. I accidentally roasted the originals during a Metal / Thrash gig that I was running sound for, by having mis-matched the monitor amp. (Ironically, it was the Stellar Labs SLP-900) Way too powerful for the rated power of the original monitor's 15" drivers. However, I can run the SLP-900 with these replacements, without worry. They can handle much more power, than they are rated. (At least, I believe so. Your results may vary) I'm pleased with them for what I am using them for. A good 15" 2-way monitor should be able to produce a minimum of 400 watts without issue, when needed. These do.

    • "The heart of a great 3-way system" by dwayne.newton1 on 2/8/2012
      Overall: 4.5 out of 5
      Top 25 Contributor

      While not a high powered speaker, this is a very good value. It very capably reproduces the low end in my custom built 3-way trapezoid enclosures (2.75 cubic feet with dual 2-7/8" x 5" ports). They aren't boomy but have a rather defined thump to them. More like a heartbeat than a steel drum, if you know what I mean. They are teamed with a nice, sparkly bright midrange and a couple piezo tweeters that are padded to about 92db (down from 94db) crossed over at 1.2/5khz. If you get a crossover that can handle it, you can put together a 3-way system that comfortably handles 500 watts RMS if you select the appropriate mid and hf drivers. I'd like to see the 8" woofer that is in MCM part #555-10300 offered by itself because the midrange in that 2-way is phenominal and mates wonderfully with this 15" driver. I'd be tempted to buy the finished 8' 2-way cabinet just for the woofer in that thing. MCM, are you listening?

    • "Can't be Beat" by lind0834 on 1/14/2012
      Overall: 4.5 out of 5

      I'm no audiophile, so I can't speak for how well this performs when compared to the competition, but if you have a 15 inch woofer that needs replacing on the cheap you can't go wrong. I was afraid these wouldn't perform well for listening to music or watching a movie, but they sound good enough to me.

    • "Great value" by DaveWilliams on 1/9/2012
      Overall: 5 out of 5
      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.

    • "home built speakers" by broadwaybob on 11/2/2011
      Overall: 5 out of 5

      these things ROCK !!!! i had a couple of motel dressers and they were 11.4 cu.ft. 17x19x72 ,, using winISD i built a custom pair of cabinets and installed 2 of these in each cabinet parallelled to 4 ohm , vented them per winISD and tuned to 31.75 Hz ,,, the effiency of these speakers are great ,, only powering them with a car amp of 40 watts & no crossover inductors ,, they will chase you out of a 2000sq.ft. building ,, i never heard something that plays so good and loud with so little power !!! i give 3 thumbs up to them !!!!!!!!! i am soooo pleased at the price and quality of sound i am getting ,, i dont even want to upgrade to a dedicated hi power AC amp !!!!! and they will take 400 watts,, oh my ears !!! LOL

    • "For Bass Amp" by recording on 12/26/2010
      Overall: 5 out of 5

      I use 2 of these in a 1966 Standel Studio 100 Bass Amp. I am the original owner of this amp and it sounds great. I use it in studio for recording Bass guitar. I build custom guitar cabs, I recomend this speaker, don't pay for a name.

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    Package Specifications & Dimensions
    Weight:14 lbs.
    RoHS Comp:Yes
    Warranty:365 days
    Need to Return?
    Length:15 in.
    Width:15 in.
    Height:8 in.
    Shipping Information
    Extra Shipping Charge:No
    Drop Ship:No
    Catalog Pages

    MCM Cat 57, Page 155

    MCM Cat 56, Page 278

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    Mfr. Info

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    Mfr. Name:MCM Audio Select
    Mfr. Part Number:55-2953