Celestion Vintage 30 12" Speaker 8 Ohm 60W

SKU: 1000028
Weight: 11 lb
Sale Unit: Piece

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Back in 1986 a new breed of hard rock player was on the rise. To meet the demands of the players and their increasingly ‘hot-rodded’ amplifiers, Celestion set out to develop a modern speaker, capable of handling much more power and overdrive. To achieve this, Celestion coupled their ‘H’ magnet (the closest in performance to Alnico) with a new cone and voice coil employing contemporary materials. 

Celestion's most revealing speaker, the Vintage 30 features enormously detailed and complex overtones, a warm low-end, a famously rich vocal mid-range and a beautifully detailed top-end. Used singly to reveal the complexities in hand-wired boutique amps, or in quartets for a wonderfully intricate vintage 3D crunch, the Vintage 30 sound has been captured on thousands of recordings from a diverse range of notable players including Slash, Steve Stevens and Peter Frampton.
General Specifications
  • Nominal diameter: 12", 305mm
  • Power Rating: 60W
  • Nominal impedance: 8Ω and 16Ω
  • Sensitivity: 100dB
  • Chassis type: Pressed steel
  • Voice coil diameter: 1.75", 44.5mm
  • Voice coil material: Round copper
  • Magnet type: Ceramic
  • Magnet weight: 50oz, 1.42kg
  • Frequency range: 70-5000Hz
  • Resonance frequency, Fs: 75Hz
  • DC resistance, Re: 7.3Ω & 12.9Ω

Mounting Information
  • Diameter: 12.2", 309mm
  • Overall depth: 5.3", 135mm
  • Magnet structure diameter: 6.1", 156mm
  • Cut-out diameter: 11.1", 283mm
  • Mounting slot dimensions: 0.31", 7.9mm Ø
  • Number of mounting slots: 4
  • Mounting slot PCD: 11.7", 297mm
  • Unit weight: 10.4lb, 4.7kg

Ratings & Reviews

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2/17/2021 1:12 pm


by anonymous

If you read the other reviews you might think they're exaggerating .. Believe what they say, one reviewer mentioned John Lee Hooker, MC5 etc..(Kick Out the Jams's M*****************) That reviewer made the difference. My catalog of songs is mostly early electric.. My set up is Mogami from guitar to Kustom 4 watt amp head, Lion 12AX7 and NOS EL 84 NOS Groove. The same tubes I had in there already.. from the speaker to output of amp, Mogami, from guitar to amp Mogami. (same as before). Each one of my guitars sounded like "damn is this the same guitar?" in a good way.If your on the verge of purchasing this speaker, don't give it a second thought...

2/17/2021 1:12 pm


by anonymous

Adrian Belew, Sonny Sharrock, Bill Frisell, Frank Zappa, Fred Frith, sometimes I live on the weird side of music and was worried about buying such a popular speaker. I also love John Lee Hooker, The MC5, early Ted Nugent, badass old school down and dirty Detroit rock 'n' roll, and I couldn't be happier. Coupled with a great guitar and tube head, this speaker takes my sound the rest of the way there.