The Widow Maker III member of the Manzanita family is a high value, full range, medium efficiency, passive crossover Open Baffle speaker system.
Dual 15" woofer on each side make bass you can really feel. The 7" mid brings you astounding clarity and detail rarely heard. The state of the art waveguide loaded tweeter assures that the highs can keep up with rest of the spectrum with no strain.
Design: Dynamic floor standing three-way Open Baffle format. Medium wing depth, asymmetrical “H” frame (cardioid) bass loading. Open baffle mid-range and mono-pole tweeter. Passive crossover. L/R 2nd order acoustic slopes. 6 ohms nominal.
Woofers: Dual dynamic format Pro 18". Treated paper cone, long life treated cloth surround. Large linear spider. High excursion, high QTS. FEA optimized ferrite motor. Vented - extended – beveled core. Copper voice coil. 390 sq. in. of total cone area.
Mid Bass - Midrange: 12" class dynamic, wide range. Treated composite paper cone. FEA optimized neodymium motor. Cast aluminum frame. Large raised spider. Extend tapered coax core. Special treated cloth surround. Five octave linear range, low distortion.
Tweeter: Compression. Wave guide (coaxial) loaded 1.7” pure titanium dome. Large rear chamber. Circumferential phase plug. Robust FEA optimized ferrite motor. 1.0” exit throat.
System frequency response: +/- 3 DB 28 Hz - 20,000 Hz in nominal residential environment at typical 6'-12' listening distances. Assumes minimum baffle placement of 38" – 42” from rear of base plate and 20" from side walls.
System efficiency: 93.5 db/ watt (2.45 V) @ 1 meter @ 6 Ohms nominal. 15 watts RMS minimum – 220 watts RMS maximum.
Crossover: Eleven active element, passive format. Asymmetrical offset slopes, frequency shaping with baffle step correction. Acoustic crossover frequencies: 225 Hz. & 2,250 Hz. Point to point hand built. Factory tested, adjusted and auditioned prior to shipment.
Baffle and support structure construction: Rear braced MDF baffle plate with ¾” poplar wings, top plate and base. Adjustable brass tip toes with removable spikes. Antique Mission Oak or Light Pecan (wings, base, top & rear plate) standard finish stains. Near flat black baffle plate, front & rear. Gold plated two-way binding posts, dual male banana-plug compatible. Color coded. Limited extra cost finishes are available. Please inquire.
Grill assemblies: Optional front grill cloth assembly (over dual woofers) in black or muted white available upon request. Please advise color preference with order placement.
Dimensions: Nominal 22.5" W X 54" H X 15" D. Net wt. 125 lb. each.
Pricing: $ 8,950.00 matched stereo pair in standard finishes. FOB X-Factory, Kerrville, TX 78028. Shipping weight: 160 Lb. each. Usually ships in 8-10 weeks. 50% deposit with order. Delivery and set up available for $500 per pair in Texas up to 500 miles of Kerrville, TX. Texas customers subject to 8.25% Texas sales tax.
The WM-III delivers! Deep, pitch perfect bass. Powerful, natural bass without the bloat and resonances of box speakers. Above that is a seamless midrange and open, airy top end. Excellent soundstage depth and width. All that with and intimate vocal reproduction. You will be amazed by the WM-III dynamics and ability to disappear while providing hours of fatigue free musical enjoyment.