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Bass / Mid Range Driver

Data Sheet
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  • 450 W Program Power.
  • 97 dB Sensitivity (1W/1m).
  • High-power driver ideal for use in pro-sound and bass-guitar applications.
  • Superb vocal coverage and coherence when deployed in small format line array.
  • Exceptional efficiency, power handling and frequency coverage from compact design.
  • Smooth and refined tone with extended usable frequency up to 5 kHz.
  • Excellent for compact two-way PA cabinets.
  • Performs best as a mid-range unit in small sealed enclosures as part of a larger system.
  • Works well as a mid/ bass driver in vented enclosures.
  • 2-inch Copper voice coil.

The perfect combination of excellent power handling, exceptional sound quality, and unbeatable value. The Sovereign 8-225 features a glass fibre voice coil that can deliver an incredible power handling capacity, allowing you to push your audio system to the limit. With its heavy-duty pressed steel chassis, this driver can withstand even the toughest environments without compromising on performance. The cone materials are carefully selected to produce smooth tonal characteristics and extended bass response, providing an unparalleled audio experience. The Fane Sovereign 8-225 offers superb sound quality at a price that won't break the bank. Whether you're a professional audio engineer or an audiophile, this driver is sure to impress. Works well as a mid in small sealed boxes and as a mid/bass driver in vented boxes.


  • Please enquire about alternative impedances.
  • A.E.S. power handling test. Pink noise bandpass filtered at 12 dB per octave with cutoff frequencies of 60 Hz and 600 Hz. Driver mounted in free air, test signal applied at rated power for two hours.
  • Please note that the frequency response measurements are supplied for comparison only and are not a measure of the low frequency performance which may be achieved in a fully optimised system.
Electro Acoustic Specifications
Nominal Chassis Diameter 8" / 203.2 mm
Impedance 8 Ω
Power Handling 225 W (A.E.S.)
Peak Power (6dB Crest Factor) 900 W (A.E.S.)
Usable Frequency Range (-6dB) 55 Hz - 5 kHz
Sensitivity (1W - 1m) Wideband 97 dB
Moving Mass (inc. Air Load) 20 grams
Minimum Impedance (Zmin) 7.6 Ω
Effective Piston Diameter 6.496" / 164.99 mm
Magnet Weight 34 oz
Magnetic Gap Depth 0.31" / 7.87 mm
Flux Density 1.0 Tesla
Coil Winding Height 0.59" / 14.98 mm
Voice Coil Diameter 2.0" / 50.8 mm
Speaker Type Bass / Mid Range Driver
Speaker Series The Professional Series
Program Power 450 W (A.E.S.)
Sensitivity (1W / 1m) Working band
Thiele Small Parameters (TSPs)
FS 62 Hz
Re 6.1 Ω
QMS 4.3
QES 0.42
QTS 0.38
Vas 22 Litres
Vd 0.085 Litres
CMS 0.34 mm/N
BL 11 T/m
MMS 20.69 grams
Xmax 5.5 mm
Sd 213 cm2
Efficiency 1.25%
Le 1.47 mH
EBP 147.62 Hz
Materials of Construction
Coil Former Material Glass Fibre
Voice Coil Material Copper
Magnet Material Ferrite
Chassis Material Pressed Steel
Cone Material Paper
Surround / Edge Termination Polyvinyl Damped Dbl. Half Roll Linen
Dust Dome Material Paper
Connectors Solder Tag
Polarity Positive voltage at red terminal causes forward motion of cone
Mounting / Shipping Information
Overall Diameter 8.18" / 207.77 mm
Width Across Flats N/A
Flange Height 0.27" / 6.9 mm
Baffle Hole Diameter F/M 7.24" / 183.89 mm
Baffle Hole Diameter R/M 7.24" / 183.89 mm
Gasket Supplied Front & Rear
Outer Fixing Holes 8x ø 5.5 mm on 7.79" / 197.8 mm PCD
Inner Fixing Holes Not Applicable
Depth 3.74" / 94.99 mm
Weight 6.06 lb / 2.75 Kg
Recommended Enclosure Volume 0.70 - 1.23 cu ft / 20 - 35 Litres
Shipping Weight 6.94 lb / 3.15 Kg
Packing Carton Dimensions (W) 235 (D) 235 (H) 130 mm
Replaced JBL Control 28 woofer perfectly
ReviewerMarc D / FromEngland / Date07 Nov 2016
I have 3 JBL Control 28 with dead woofers, so I was looking for a cheap fix. They are used thomann as stage monitors, and I didn't want to spend too much on the fix. So, I wanted to test this Fane Sovereign 8-225 after reading the good reviews on the product page. I tested it during a live 1h gig, next to another JBL Control 28 (with thomann stock woofer), and heard no tone differences (maybe in a quieter environment, I may hear subtle differences, but as stage monitors, it was doing it's job perfectly) Pros : - plug'n'play replacement, except for screws (position doesn't match the JBL ones, but nothing a screwdriver couldn't fix thomann in 30 seconds) - Sound is pretty good, I could hear my drummer's snare loud and clear ! Maybe a bit too much bass, but it wasn't behind an EQ yet. Cons: - none so far (except for the screw positions, if you want to nitpick) thomann I have two other Control 28 with blown woofer, and I will use this Fane Sovereign to fix them.
Great price and quality
ReviewerNatalia B / FromEngland / Date26 Apr 2016
These speakers are monsters! Great sound from them and very loud. They were a bit bigger than I had imagined thomann them but when i turned them on i realized why. The bass is clear and very direct. At this price point if you want versatility you will not find better I am sure.
ReviewerBrian107 / FromEngland / Date07 Oct 2014
This speaker was bought as a replacement for a speaker that was literally cooked by a DJ/Karaoke Presenter who drove thomann it to death. The DJ/Karaoke presenter is still trying to cook this one after a good few tries. Maybe not a JBL sound but it sure is tough. Good all rounder and it has lasted longer than the original. For the price and its use a really good thomann match. No complaints.
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