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Celestion

Founded in 1924, Celestion has grown to become one of the world's largest and most innovative manufacturers of loudspeakers. Responsible for the first ever dedicated guitar speaker, Celestion drivers have become the 'voice of rock & roll', delivering many of the most memorable performances by guitarists including Jimi Hendrix and Slash through to the current crop of high-octane shredders. Our innovation in LF and compression drivers places Celestion at the heart of the professional sound reinforcement industry, relied upon by many of the world's leading manufacturers to deliver the sound of a great show.

Together, Celestion’s ferrite and neodymium magnet compression drivers create an extremely comprehensive product range, providing professional audio systems builders with optimised high frequency performance at every price point.

As the original name in guitar loudspeakers, nobody knows more about manufacturing guitar drivers than Celestion. Our Originals Series loudspeakers are constructed from high quality materials and tailored for use in a wide variety of amplifier types, from digital modellers through to high-powered all-valve combos.

Developed at Celestion’s state-of-the-art loudspeaker R&D facility in the UK, this range of pressed steel chassis drivers offer system builders the optimum combination of performance, reliability and cost. This extensive range of pressed steel chassis, ferrite magnet loudspeakers is available in a range of sizes from 4" to 15" diameter.

Hand-assembled at our facility in England, the Celestion Heritage Series speakers are faithful re-creations of the genre-defining drivers that stacked up behind the most influential guitar players of all time. As the precise design, raw material specifications and manufacturing techniques evolve to accommodate new technologies and processes over the years, so the sound of a speaker shifts in subtle increments which, taken collectively, significantly modify the tone. The Celestion Heritage process identifies the most desirable version of a driver from a given point in time, and sets about the painstaking process of regressing the speaker development back to its origins to recapture the particular sonic qualities of the era.

With particular focus on linear excursion via Finite Element Analysis (FEA) optimised suspension geometry and magnet topology, NTR provides application-specific control delivering greater low frequency output, significantly reduced distortion and increased longevity.

With a range extending from a lightweight,space-efficient 6” mid-range unit to heavy duty 18”sub-bass drivers, Celestion’s Cast Aluminium LF Ferrite loudspeakers are purpose designed specifically for applications such as reflex, scoop, band pass and horn-loaded subwoofers, as well as for multi-way systems.

From the 60s to the present day, from the British Invasion to modern pickers like Brad Paisley - the unmistakable, musical sound of the Alnico magnet guitar speaker, as pioneered by Celestion, continues to shape popular music. Back in the late 50s, our friends at Vox and Marshall identified the need for a dedicated guitar speaker to handle the increasingly loud and raucous performances. In response, Celestion designed the G12 T530 – the now famous ‘Blue’. The rigid construction and Alnico magnets made them ideal for a new generation of electric guitarists, experimenting increasingly with volume and overdrive.

For those that bring the low-end rumble and thunder, Celestion is proud to offer a full range of powerful bass speakers. Whether your style is deep, warm pulsating grooves, percussive rhythmic slap, or all points in-between, Celestion bass speakers deliver your sound with punch and bold authority, ensuring you underpin the band with every note and run.

TN neo series comes from the development team who started using neodymium in the powerful drivers. The result is a completely new advanced series with steel baskets and powerful neodymium magnets.

In 2010, George Lynch challenged Celestion to build his dream guitar loudspeaker. He wanted a new style of speaker, blending world-renowned Celestion vintage tonality with the capability of providing, on demand, a harder-edged and more modern sound. The result is an ideal balance between a detailed vintage warmth that makes your lead sound sing, and an up-front attitude that delivers punchier rhythm tones capable of cutting through the mix.

For more than 50 years, classic Celestion speakers have played a major role in creating the soundtrack of every decade. Today, Celestion use years of experience to develop guitar loudspeakers that are insisted upon by players across all musical genres, drawing on our rich sonic legacy while also taking full advantage of modern materials and manufacturing processes. The result of our ongoing development is a comprehensive range of vintage and modern voiced speakers with ceramic or neodymium magnets available with a range of power handling capabilities and sizes. Classic Series speakers are the choice of amplifier designers and players around the world, ensuring Celestion’s ongoing reputation as The Voice of Rock & Roll.

EVH

Throughout his career, whether in the studio or on the stage, the Celestion 20-watt ‘Greenback’ has played an essential role to Edward Van Halen in making the tones that rewrote the book on guitar sound. When it came time to select speakers for his new EVH Brand 5150-III signature amp, there was only one choice – Celestion. The Heritage Series G12M faithfully reproduces the sonic qualities of the original ’60s version Greenback used to make EVH tone from day one. With the addition of a black rear can featuring the EVH logo and his unmistakable red, white and black stripes, the G12EVH was born. Unmistakable look, but more importantly unmistakable tone.

 

 

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