SWR WorkingPro 1x15 Fact Sheet
(V.01 - 12.11.04)
SWR Model Name: WorkingPro 1x15
FMIC Part Number: 44-56600-010
FMIC 120V UPC Code: 717669311636
Production Dates: January 2005 to present
U.S. Retail Price: $571.41
Warranty: 5 years limited electronic warranty (1 year on speakers)
The WorkingPro series was designed to succeed the Workingman’s Series as SWR’s midline product offering of amps, cabs and combos. This line is an update of those now mature products and is meant to ensure SWR’s dominance in this price point group for years to come.
- What is it:
- The WorkingPro 1x15 is a 1x15” speaker cabinet with adjustable piezo tweeter that handles 200 watts RMS
- What makes it special?
- The custom-designed SWR 15” driver, manufactured by Eminence to SWR’s specifications
- The professional, full-range sound of the cabinet: deep lows, smooth highs and round midrange – the perfect marriage of the full 15” cab sound and SWR’s trademark clarity and precision
- New crossover panel containing features like the variable tweeter attenuator and dual Speakon™ output jacks – similar to SWR’s Professional speaker cabinets like the Goliath III™
- What differentiates it from current and competitive products?
- It provides real bass tone and moves real air – unlike some of the newer-design cabinets on the market that ask customers to sacrifice bass response for other supposed benefits
- It provides professional quality tone performance at extremely competitive pricing, even for the “midline” price point family
- What is its “vibe?”
- The new cosmetic design – black carpet, chrome-painted grill, and diamond-milled logo badge - screams “SWR Professional Series”, and specifically the vibe of the Son Of Bertha 1x15, its Professional Series similar model. We’re tying it tightly to the cache of our own Professional Line, reinforcing the “Pro” in “WorkingPro”.
Features & Specifications
- Power handling:
- 200 watts RMS
- 8 ohms
- Frequency response & SPL:
- 100 dB SPL @ 1W1M (-6dB @ 40 Hz and 18 KHz)
- Controls and features:
- Variable tweeter attenuator
- Two ¼” and two Speakon™ speaker input/output jacks
- Specially-tuned front slot port for focused bass response
- Spring-loaded side handles for easy transportation
- Heavy-duty vibration-free grill
- Speaker cabinet: Black carpet
- Grill: Custom SWR square-punched, chrome powdercoat
- Crossover panel: White text over black paint
- Product Dimensions:
- 25” W x 20.25” H x 18.5” D
- Product Weight:
- 60 lbs.
- Shipping Dimensions:
- 25” W x 23” H x 20” D
- Shipping Weight
- 69 lbs.
- Soft Cover, p/n 006-6184-000
The WorkingPro 1x15 features one 8-ohm, 200 watt, custom designed (Eminence) 10" 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 WorkingPro 1x15 features a recessed metal input panel that includes two parallel Speakon input/output jacks, two 1/4" input/output jacks, and variable tweeter attenuator.
The internal (passive) crossover of the WorkingPro 1x15 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.)
The knob found on the input panel of the WorkingPro 1x15 is the tweeter attenuator control. The attenuator control is used to adjust the level of high frequency signal present at the horn/tweeter. A normal setting for this control is straight up or “twelve o’clock”. Turning the knob fully counter clockwise removes the tweeter from the circuit. As you turn the knob clockwise from this position, the high frequency content is increased.
Tweeter Protection Circuit
The WorkingPro 1x15 does not contain a protection circuit for the tweeter.
User Replaceable Parts
LeSon TLX-1 piezo tweeter
*SWR WorkingPro 700 Amplifier & SWR WorkingPro 4x10
*SWR WorkingPro 400 Amplifier & SWR WorkingPro 2x10
*SWR 350x™ Amplifier & WorkingPro 4x10 or 2x10 speaker cab
Suggested as extension cab for combos:
*SWR Workingman’s 15
FAQ - WorkingPro 1x15:
Q: What are the differences between WorkingPro Series speaker cabs and Professional Series speaker cabs?
- Pro Series is more expensive, WorkingPro is more affordable!
- Pro Series cabs have higher power handling (The Son Of Bertha handles 350w; the WorkingPro 1x15 handles 200w)
- Pro Series has cast-frame drivers, WorkingPro Series has stamped-frame drivers
- Pro Series has Foster Horn, WorkingPro Series has piezo tweeter
- Pro Series is made in Corona, WorkingPro Series is made in Ensenada
- Pro Series cabs are Baltic Birch, WorkingPro Series cabs are composite
Q: What are the differences and upgrades between the WorkingPro Series speaker cabs and the previous Workingman’s Series speaker cabs?
- The WorkingPro crossover panel contains both Speakon and 1/4" input/output jacks – Workingman’s cabs only had 1/4” inputs
- The WorkingPro cabs have a variable tweeter attenuator – the Workingman’s cabs had a three-position switch (0db, -6db, OFF) for tweeter level adjustment
- The WorkingPro cabs are dressed in black carpet with a chrome-pwoerdercoated grill – the Workingman’s had blue carpet and navy blue grills
Q: The power output rating of my amplifier is greater than the power handling capacity of my WorkingPro 1x15. 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 WorkingPro 1x15 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.