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      Celestion Vintage 30 60W, 12" Guitar Speaker (660230)
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Handles high output in vintage style.

In the '80s, Celestion set out to develop a modern speaker capable of delivering classic Alnico Blue-style British guitar tone, but able to handle much more power and overdrive. This was achieved by coupling a Heavy 'H' ceramic magnet (the closest in performance to Alnico) with a new cone and voice coil.

The result was the Vintage 30, Celestion’s most revealing speaker. It features enormously detailed and complex overtones, a warm low end, a famously rich vocal mid-range and a beautifully detailed top end. Use on its own to reveal the complexities in hand-wired boutique amps, or in a 4x12 for a wonderfully intricate three-dimensional crunch. Over the past 25 years, the Vintage 30 sound has been captured on thousands of recordings from a diverse range of players.

Celestion Vintage 30 60W, 12" Guitar Speaker Features:

  • Tone of Celestion Blue with more power handling
    60W power rating
    100db sensitivity
    Round copper voice coil
    Ceramic magnet
    70-5kHz frequency range


Celestion Vintage 30 60W, 12" Guitar Speaker Specifications:

  • Nominal diameter: 12", 305mm
    Power Rating: 60W
    Nominal impedance: 8 ohms and 16 ohms
    Sensitivity: 100dB
    Chassis type: Pressed steel
    Voice coil diameter: 1.75", 44.5mm
    Voice coil material: Rounded copper
    Magnet type: Ceramic
    Magnet weight: 50oz, 1.42kg
    Frequency range: 75-5000Hz
    Resonance frequency, Fs: 75Hz
    DC resistance, Re: 7.3 ohms & 12.9 ohms

    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


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  • Celestion Vintage 30

    As reviewed by FireInCairo82 on 11/28/2009

    I found Vintage 30 in stock at a Guitar Center 45 minutes from me. I have a Fender Roc Pro 1000 Combo 1*12 and a GE412 cabinet. I replaced the stock Fender speaker in the combo with this one. WOW. I will no longer be looking for a new head. I couldn't be happier. The difference is ridiculous. We play everything from Prince to Marilyn Manson; it handles it all. The dirty channels are beautiful and the clean is sparkling. All the talk about Celestion losing quality by outsourcing is rubbish. Buy it, you will not be disappointed. I can't wait to to finish my GE412 with Vintage 30's and Greenbacks in an X pattern.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
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  • Just what I was looking for

    As reviewed by Bucky Duster on 9/12/2009

    The Celestion Vintage 30 speakers have a nice FAT magnet that doesn't saturate quickly so the speakers response curve stays consistent even at high volume levels. They have a really nice balanced Midrange, solid low end and highs that are never shrill or "brittle" sounding. Just pop four of these into a Marshall 1960A or 1960B cabinet and you'll see what I'm talking about.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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  • Yes yes yes

    As reviewed by greg on 2/25/2011

    There's a reason why Eddie switched back to these! Even after coming up with his own brand Celestian. Replaced them in my Marshall 2.12 1936 lead cab. It sounded great before but now its just untouchable! Put this cab against anything out there and you will loose. Maybe a jazz player might like something else but who plays jazz anyways? Handles all else with authority!

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