Celestion Vintage 30 12" 60-Watt Replacement Guitar Speaker 8 Ohm

12" Guitar Speaker, 60W, 8 Ohms, 70Hz-5kHz
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: 8 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, T3903
Size 12"
Impedance 8 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 T3903

Customer Reviews

4.5/5
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5/5

Perfect Fit

This speaker sounds amazing in my Rivera Chubster 40. I feel it brings out the best in this amp. The cleans are sparkling and warmer and chords sound fuller and more alive on both channels. The leads also really sing through mix. Live gigging and playing in a mix situations is where this speaker really shines.
Music background: Gigging Musician
5/5

Difference Maker

Bought this speaker to replace the MC-90 (Mesa/Celestion 90watt Black Shadow) speaker that came in my new Mesa 5:50 Express Plus. The former speaker was just too dark for my liking, not articulate enough. No matter how I adjusted my tone knob on my guitar or treble settings on the amp, it sounded like there was a blanket covering my amp as I played. When the new V30 arrived I hooked it up to a home stereo for a few days at moderate level to break it in, then I installed it in my amp and wow, the amp came to life! Gone was the blanket that covered it before. Very glad I purchased this speaker, otherwise I would have gotten rid of the amp. So now instead of selling my amp, I am looking to sell the MC-90 instead!
Music background: Musician, Recording Engineer
5/5

Vintage 30, there is no substitute

These are flat-out the best speakers I have ever used. Great tone. Celestina greatness!
Music background: Band-leader, songwriter, engineer
5/5

Vintage 30

nice full sound, sparkling highs and tight low end. I put it in my Magnatone Custom 410 by Estey and along with replacing all the tubes the amp sounds totally different and much better.
Music background: artist
4/5

Very nice

I have an amp that is a little dark sounding so I thought I would try the Vintage 30 to wake it up. It wasn't quite what I was after but close. I now have it mounted in a 1X12 extension cabinet and use it all the time. It is the classic tone with a little extra brightness. I have read many reviews that claim this speaker has an unpleasant spike in the mids. It does have a prominent upper midrange but I can't say it is bad. It can easily be tamed with the amps treble knob. The low end is very warm and full. In a way this speaker sounds like a 4X12 but just doesn't move as much air. I still like the creamback 75 better but this speaker is a keeper.
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