Eminence Kappalite 3012LF - Deltalite II 2512 - Avatar B212

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by StreamerJazzman, Nov 27, 2016.

  1. StreamerJazzman

    StreamerJazzman

    Sep 1, 2013
    Hi folks,
    I may be getting a new Avatar B212 speaker cabinet.
    It may have Eminence Kappalite 3012LF or Deltalite II 2512 drivers but not sure which ones.
    I wanted to pull the drivers out and identify them.
    My question is:
    Do the drivers have the model name i.e.: Kappalite 3012LF written on the magnet?
    OR
    Is there some way of identifying these drivers? Maybe without pulling them out of the cabinet.
    Or some other way.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Rick James

    Rick James Inactive

    Feb 24, 2007
    New Jersey
    They're probably OEM, so there probably won't be any identification other than stock numbers. An expert can tell which is which by the size of the magnet housing and the bell on the back of the magnet.
     
  3. jnewmark

    jnewmark Just wanna play the groove. Supporting Member

    Aug 31, 2006
    Stax 1966
    Third St. Cigar Records staff musician.
    Usually, the 3012LF, is paired with a Mid driver, not a tweeter, although Avatar does offer that option with the B212. I'm sure the cab guru guys will chime in, but you can always go to the Eminence site and check out the photos of these drivers, and then compare to the ones in the cab you are getting. I'm taking it that this is a used cab ?
     
  4. StreamerJazzman

    StreamerJazzman

    Sep 1, 2013
    Thanks for the replies but still need to know if there is any way of identifying the drivers.
    Thanks
     
  5. According to the high resolution pics on the Eminence website there aren't any immediate clues to the unknowing eye as to which model is which (not even model numbers). However, according to the specs the voice coil is 3" on the Kappalite vs. 2.5" on the Deltalite so a quick measure of the voice coil diameter of the woofers you receive should answer your question. This will probably require a removal of the driver from the cab.

    If you don't have a tape measure but do have a scale you can weigh the woofer, according to the specs the Kappalite is 2.5lbs heavier.

    The pictures also show different orientations for the speaker leads, however I don't know if that feature is subject to change and so may not be a accurate way to determine the difference.

    Good luck.