Celestion Classic Lead G12-80 12" Speaker 16 Ohm 80W

SKU: 1000103
Weight: 8 lb
Sale Unit: Piece

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The Classic Lead is a fine example of the sonic characteristics of a loudspeaker evolving as new materials become available. Revolutionary in the late ’70s, a fibreglass voice coil former - capable of withstanding very high temperatures - was used to give the Classic Lead a muscular 80W power handling. This also increased barrel stiffness, affecting the way the cone vibrated and influencing cone break up. Then, through experimentation with edge treatments and continued critical listening, some modes were encouraged while others were suppressed, contributing to the speaker’s unique sound.

Today, the Classic Lead is much-loved by lead guitarists for its speed, punch and articulation, with every note clearly defined on even big, distorted sounds.

The Classic Lead also sounds great clean, with that same articulation combining with high headroom to deliver a fluid, dynamic performance.
General Specifications
  • Power rating: 80Wrms
  • Nominal impedance: 8Ω or 16Ω
  • Sensitivity: 99dB
  • Frequency range: 80-5000Hz
  • Voice coil diameter: 1.75", 55.5mm
  • Chassis type: Pressed steel
  • Voice coil material: Round copper
  • Magnet type: Ceramic
  • Magnet weight: 50oz, 1.42kg
Mounting Information
  • Cut-out diameter: 11.1", 283mm
  • Diameter: 12.2", 309mm
  • Magnet structure diameter: 6.1", 156mm
  • Mounting slot dimensions: 0.31", 7.9mm Ø
  • Mounting slot PCD: 11.7", 297mm
  • Number of mounting slots: 4
  • Overall depth: 5.3", 135mm

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by anonymous

I read Joe Bonamassa uses this speaker in one of his personal amps. I had to try one in my PRS archon combo. I absolutely love the lead tone I'm getting now. It sings!