WIDOW MAKER III Open Baffle

Widow Maker 3 open baffle speaker

WM-III

 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 wave-guide loaded tweeter assures that the highs can keep up with rest of the spectrum with no strain.  A VERY musical speaker!

Easy to Enjoy

  

Design:  Dynamic floor standing three-way Open Baffle format.  Medium wing depth, asymmetrical “H” frame (shallow 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 15".  Treated paper cone, long life rubberized foam surround.  Large linear spider. medium excursion, high QTS.  FEA optimized ferrite motor. Vented - extended – beveled core. Copper voice coil.  Over 300 sq. in. of total cone area.
 

Mid Bass - Midrange:  7" class dynamic, wide range.  Treated composite paper cone.  FEA optimized motor.  Large raised spider.  Long life rubber surround.  Five octave linear range, low distortion.

Tweeter: Wave-guide loaded 1.”  silk dome.  Large rear chamber. Robust FEA optimized ferrite motor. 

System frequency response:  +/- 3 DB 32 Hz - 18,500 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:  91.5 db/ watt (2.45 V) @ 1 meter @ 6 Ohms nominal. 25 watts RMS minimum – 125 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.  All drivers flush mounted.  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 17.5" W X 48" H X 13.5" D.  Net wt. 59 lb. each.

Pricing:  $ 3,950.00 matched stereo pair in standard finishes. FOB X-Factory, Kerrville, TX 78028. Shipping weight: 80 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.  

Perfect Bass

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 listening enjoyment.

Design

Specifications

  • System frequency response:  +/- 3 DB 32 Hz - 18,500 Hz in nominal residential environment at typical 6'-12' listening distances. Assumes minimum baffle placement of 36" – 40” from rear & 20" from side walls. 
  • System efficiency:  91.5 db/ watt (2.45 V) @ 1 meter @ 6 Ohms nominal. 25 watts RMS minimum – 125 watts RMS maximum.
  • Dimensions:  Nominal 17.5" W X 48" H X 13.5" D.  Net wt. 59 lb. each.