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, we set out to develop a modern speaker, capable of handling much more power and overdrive.
To achieve this, we coupled our H magnet (the closest in performance to Alnico) with a new cone and voice coil employing contemporary materials.
Our 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.
Nominal diameter: 12" Power Rating: 60 Watt Nominal impedance: 8 Ohm Frequency Range: 70-5000 Hz Sensitivity: 100 dB Magnet: Ceramic
Partners In Tone:
Slash (Velvet Revolver): "I have been using Celestion Vintage 30 speakers my whole career and can t imagine using anything else".
Malcolm Young (AC/DC): "From High Voltage to Black Ice, it’s been Celestion guitar speakers all the way".
Steve Stevens (Billy Idol’s Band): "Every note, every chord, every song, every record — all done with Celestion speakers. Celestion is rock & roll".