Eminence Introduces Custom Shop for Custom Design, Tuning and Modification of Existing Drivers

November 23 2016, 04:00
For 50 years Eminence has been all about providing high quality solutions for any audio application. Whether it’s a custom designed speaker for an OEM customer or an off the shelf stock model available on their website, Eminence has a design to fit virtually any need. The skilled technicians in Eminence’s Custom Shop are now able to customize a product by offering an existing model in an alternate impedance, break-in speakers so that the tone becomes exactly what users expect, or design a new driver from scratch and custom manufacture it.

With over 170 unique pro audio and musical instrument loudspeaker and compression driver models in stock, Eminence has a solution for virtually any audio application. That said, occasionally a stock model with ideal performance parameters is not offered in the impedance needed for the job. That’s where the Eminence Custom Shop comes in.

“We have one of the widest product offerings in the industry.” says Jerry McNutt, Eminence Product Design Manager. “But it’s not always practical to stock every model in multiple impedances. We’ve introduced the Custom Shop to help our end users get exactly what they need for their situation.”

Subject to parts availability, Eminence can create alternate impedance versions of existing stock models, and can even revive an older discontinued model.

“Recently we had a guitar player call and tell us his go-to speaker has always been our Legend GB128.” said Anthony Lucas, Design Engineer. “But he had just acquired a 2×12 cabinet and was dismayed to learn we don’t offer a 16 ohm version of that speaker. In the past I would have tried to guide him to a different speaker, but as a guitar player myself, I know the tone I’m most happy with. We expect the Custom Shop will be a great resource for our loyal customers. If we have the necessary parts on hand, we’ll go out of our way to get you what you need.”

Once only available to in-demand session and touring guitar players, Eminence is now offering a guitar speaker break-in service through the Custom Shop. Most guitar players know a new guitar speaker takes some playing time to fully break in. The soft parts of a speaker will eventually loosen up slightly, which results in the tone becoming even sweeter. “It all started with helping out our A-list artists in Nashville.” said Lucas. “I guess the word spread. We get a lot of calls for it, so I think this is going to be something a lot of players will take advantage of.”

But the Custom Shop can also design a new driver from scratch. The Eminence roots are in custom manufacturing and the design and assembly of special models for a whole range of leading music equipment companies is still the bulk of Eminence business. Eminence has produced thousands of confidential manufacturer-specific formulas since 1966. And a custom OEM design is not limited to speakers. High frequency devices, enclosures and complete finished systems can be designed and manufactured to your exact specifications. Of course, minimum quantities apply for those options.

ISO 14001 Certification
Eminence has recently become an ISO 14001 certified company. An ISO 14001 environmental management system is a systematic and process driven approach to controlling those aspects of a business that have a significant impact on the environment.

“This certification demonstrates to our customers, our community, and our team that Eminence Speaker is committed to protecting the environment through diligence and responsible environmental management practices,” says Chris Rose, President. “We continually strive to be a good corporate citizen, and we’re very proud to be doing our part.”
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