SWR Workingman's 1X15T Fact Sheet
(V.03 - 12.11.04)
SWR Model Name: Workingman's 1X15T
Status: Discontinued at end of 2004
FMIC Part Number: 44-56600-000
SWR Part Number: 800042
UPC Code: 81053700842
S/N Prefix: WOF
Production Dates: 1999 to 2004
Beginning Serial Number: 0001
Final U.S. Retail Price: $571.41
Warranty: 2 years parts and labor
The Workingman's 1X15T is an 8 ohm, 200 watt, 1x15 + tweeter speaker enclosure that packs an affordable punch and stacks perfectly under any SWR 4x10.
1999 – Aesthetic revision: black carpet/diamond grill to blue carpet/navy blue grill with blue/red logo WM logo badge
2002 – Aesthetic revision: navy blue grill to midnight blue grill; blue/red WM logo to black/silver embossed WM logo
December, 2004 – Discontinued, upgraded to WorkingPro 1x15 (p/n 4456600010)
Front Slot Port
Spring Loaded Rubber Grip Handles
Midnight Blue Carpeting with Stack Lock Corners
High Quality Metal Input Panel
1/4" In/Out Jacks
Impedance: 8 ohms
Power Handling Capacity: 200 Watts RMS
Porting: Front/Bottom Slot Port
Sensitivity: 100 dB SPL @ 1W1M
Frequency Response: -6dB @ 40 Hz and 18kHz
Dimensions: 23.25"W x 20.25"H x 18.5"D
Weight: 45 lbs.
The Workingman's 1X15T features one 8 ohm, custom designed 15" stamped steel frame driver and a single LeSon TLX-1 piezo tweeter (also referred to as "ferro-electric"). The tweeter is intentionally wired out-of-phase.
The Workingman's 1X15T features a recessed metal input panel that includes two parallel 1/4" input/output jacks and a tweeter control switch.
The internal (passive) crossover of the Workingman's 1X15T divides the incoming signal into two frequency bands. The crossover point is 5 kHz (frequencies above 5 kHz are sent to the tweeter, frequencies below 5 kHz are sent to the 10" speakers.)
Tweeter Control Switch
The switch found in the upper right area of the cabinet's input panel is the Tweeter Control Switch. This three-position switch is used to adjust the level of high-frequency signal present at the tweeter. The normal (on) setting for this control is “FULL”. Setting the switch to the center position "-6dB" attenuates (lessens) the signal present at the tweeter by 6 decibels (or one half). Setting the switch to the (right) "OFF" position defeats the tweeter (removes the tweeter from the circuit).
Tweeter Protection Circuit
The Workingman's 1X15T does not contain a protection circuit for the tweeter.
User Replaceable Parts:
LeSon TLX-1 piezo tweeter
FAQ - Workingman’s 1x15T:
Q: If I give you the serial number of my Workingman’s 1x15T, can you tell me when it was built?
A: The Workingman’s 1x15T began production in 1996, but only later model Workingman’s 1x15T’s had a date code built into the serial number. If the serial number on your cab begins with three letters, then a date of manufacture is included. The first 3 letters of the serial number are a model code (WOF = Workingman’s 1x15T), followed by a date code (0201 = built 01/02), followed by the number in the series (4021 = #4021). Earlier Workingman’s 1x15T’s had a simple four-digit serial number stamped into the crossover panel, or a four-digit serial number on a small sticker on the crossover panel.
Q: The power output rating of my amplifier is greater than the power handling capacity of my Workingman’s 1x15T. Can I still use the two models together?
A: It is possible but not recommended. Exceeding the power handling capacity of your speaker enclosure can void your warranty if any damage occurs due to overpowering.
Q: Can I use instrument cable to connect my amplifier to my Workingman’s 1x15T cabinet?
A: No. Using instrument cable to hook up your speakers can result in intermittent power loss, cause your amplifier to oscillate and damage itself and/or your speakers, and render the cable useless for any purpose. The use of a high quality speaker cable of 18 gauge or heavier is recommended for amp/speaker connections. A selection of speaker cable from various manufacturers is available at most music instrument retailers.
Q: I live in a very cold climate and need to store my speaker cab for the winter. Should I be concerned about the effect the cold may have on my cab?
A: Drastic temperature changes can affect speaker performance, so exposing your cab to very cold weather for extended periods of time is not recommended. If you must keep your cab or combo in your car's trunk or garage during extremely cold weather, make sure that you allow enough time for your speakers to return to room temperature before playing through them.