Celestion Alnico Blue 12'' Speaker 16 Ohm 15W
The Blue found favour with notable guitarists like Brian May, due to its glorious dampened attack, warm lows, mellow upper-mids and brilliant belllike top-end. When coupled with a suitable amplifier it evokes rich definition and develops beautiful musical compression when pushed. According to tone enthusiasts worldwide, the Blue is the benchmark for guitar speaker perfection.
- Nominal diameter: 12", 305mm
- Power Rating: 15W
- Nominal impedance: 8Ω and 15Ω
- Sensitivity: 100dB
- Chassis type: Pressed steel
- Voice coil diameter: 1.75"
- Voice coil material: Round copper
- Magnet type: Alnico
- Frequency range: 75-5000Hz
- Resonance frequency, Fs: 75Hz
- DC resistance, Re: 6.4Ω & 11.8Ω
- Diameter: 12.2"
- Overall depth: 6.5"
- Magnet structure diameter: 5.0"
- Cut-out diameter: 11.1"
- Mounting slot dimensions: 0.31"
- Number of mounting slots: 4
- Mounting slot PCD: 11.7"
- Unit weight: 9.3lb
Ratings & Reviews
Like one of the other reviewers, I put this speaker in a 5E3 Tweed Deluxe. I built mine from a Mission Kit. Fabulous sounding amp with the Weber 12a125a speaker i put in. But it was frustrating in a band setting - just not enough clean headroom to be heard in a club unless pushed well into the dirt zone. I finally bit the bullet and shelled out the dough for the Celestion Blue. SO GLAD I DID! My 5E3 is much more giggable with the Blue. The Cele blue gives the extra punch and headroom I was hoping for. The 4 to 5 extra db of sensitivity over the vintage Jensen types makes the Blue quite a bit louder - just what I needed to be able to actually use the beautiful cleans the 5E3 circuit can provide. And the tone? Absolutely stunning across the whole spectrum! VERY happy with this speaker.
I put this speaker in a Tweed Deluxe 5E3 clone and it sounds great.
Beautiful full clean sound and perfect break up when pushed.
I use these speakers in my Vox AC 30 & AC 15 as well as 65 Black face Deluxe.
This speaker makes every amp sound better.