Celestion Vintage 30 12" 60-Watt Replacement Guitar Speaker 16 Ohm

12" Guitar Speaker, 60W, 16 Ohms, 70Hz-5kHz
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Celestion Vintage 30 12
Celestion Vintage 30 12
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Put a Vintage 30 in Your Cab

The Celestion Vintage 30 guitar speaker sounds amazing. If you're going to replace a speaker in your combo amp or cabinet, you want to be blown away. The Vintage 30 handily does that. Easily twice as loud as other speakers at the same power level, the Vintage 30 handles gargantuan overdrive with aplomb. Punchy lows, meaty mids, and a creamy, harmonically-rich high end make the Vintage 30 an excellent choice for your 4 x 12" cab, but it's also great in one- or two-twelve configurations. Put a killer speaker in your guitar cab - the Celestion Vintage 30.

There's science behind great sound

In the development of the Vintage 30, Celestion used Laser Doppler Interferometry to analyze the cone behaviour of an original Celestion Blue. They then formed a precise model of the vintage speaker's characteristics and applied it to the design of a new speaker using modern materials for greater power handling. Celestion determined that their H magnet came closest in performance to Alnico. This magnet was then combined with a new cone and coil assembly employing contemporary materials with similar mass and physical properties to the originals, only better suited to handling the additional heat generated by higher power amplification. If you want the vibe of a classic guitar speaker, but with modern robustness, you want the Celestion Vintage 30.

Celestion Vintage 30 Guitar Speaker Features:
  • Power rating: 60W rms
  • Nominal impedance: 16 Ohms
  • Sensitivity: 100dB
  • Frequency range: 70-5000Hz
  • Voice coil diameter: 1.75"
  • Voice coil material: Round copper
  • Chassis type: Pressed steel
  • Magnet type: Ceramic
  • Cut-out diameter: 11.1"
  • Diameter: 12.2"
  • Magnet structure diameter: 6.1"
  • Mounting slot dimensions: 0.31"
  • Mounting slot PCD: 11.7"
  • Number of mounting slots: 4
  • Overall depth: 5.3"
  • Unit weight: 10.4lb
Vintage vibe and modern robustness - that's the Celestion Vintage 30!

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Tech Specs

Application Guitar
Size 12"
Impedance 16 ohms
Power Handling 60W
Magnet Type Ceramic
Frequency Range 70Hz-5kHz
Magnet Weight 50 oz.
Magnet Diameter 6.1"
Unit Weight 10.4 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number T3904

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5/5

A classic and a staple

Probably the greatest speaker of all time
Music background: 15+ years
5/5

Impressive Difference

This was an excellent upgrade to make to my amp (the first edition of the Peavey Classic 30) and my tone was instantly improved. It brought my volume up quite a bit as well. I sat my amp on my back deck during a cookout and played music through it for 4-5 hours, and was even happier once it had broken in a little bit. I'm happier and happier as it breaks in even more!
Music background: Career Musician
5/5

The Vintage 30 are the best of the best

I recently bought a Schrecter SYN412 USA 4 by 12 guitar cabinet made of baltic birch for live concerts and recording. I had heard so many guitarist giving high praises to the Vintage 30 that I kinda new this guitar cab speaker may be my new thing. I sometimes have a hunch and I'm usually correct. So I did a little research and listened to some demos online. I was impressed. When I got the Schrecter Cabinet that came with 4 Celestion Vintage 30's and plugged my new Fender Stratocaster MIM HH Standard in. Holy cow. These speakers are so phenomenal that I was literally smiling from ear to ear. All of my hopes about the Vintage 30 were realized, and beyond. The Vintage 30 is so good, because its features are awesome. Just as promised it delivers 3-D crunch in 4 by 12 cabinets, which the Schrecter SYN412 is. Solos are liquidy, melodic, bright, flowing and radio friendly. Metal arpeggios just flow seemlessly from riff, to arpeggios to melodic solos. Cleans are tublar, and with Chorus and Delay have a studio recording quality live. This is the very best of the best of speakers on the market today. Power chords just jump out to the front. There is nothing that this speaker cannot do. If your a metal shredder, a hard rock riff player, buy this speaker. If you like sounding smoking hot on guitar, buy four. Oh. If your gonna look for a deal, consider seeking out cabinets loaded with 4 Vintage 30's. You won't be sorry.
Music background: Professional-Hard rock, metal, pop, power rock
5/5

Sweet!!

Recently bought Celestion vintage 30s and a tc spark booster from sweetwater speakers sound awesome I have them in a stereo cabinet with two Celestion 80s my other guitar player in my band instantly noticed how much my sound has improved and the spark booster is perfect for when it's time for my leads to stand out products came quickly and I was notified promptly of shipping and delivery definitely will be making other purchases with sweetwater in the future great company it was my pleasure to write a review thanks again guys.
Music background: eighty's metal
5/5

vintage 30

wow just totally Blown Away couldn't believe how much it changed my amp for the better! It was like taking a blanket off the amp, lows more think and punchy, mids smoothed out, and bell like tones from highs, the speaker breaks up nice when pushed. I play everything from metal to country, it does it all. II was selling my peavey 6505+ before the upgrade, fell in love all over again! You have to try this speaker, Chinese made but great quality....rock on dudes!
Music background: 20 years
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