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Celestion Rocket 50 50W, 12" Guitar Speaker  8 Ohm

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Celestion Rocket 50s sound great with any playing style and won't break the bank!

Look inside the back of a standard 4x12 and you may well find Rocket 50s bolted inside.


SPECIFICATIONS

Rocket 50 50W, 12" Guitar Speaker

  • Nominal diameter: 12", 305mm
    Power rating: 50W
    Nominal impedance: 8 ohm
    Sensitivity: 95dB
    Chassis type: Pressed steel
    Voice coil diameter: 1.5", 38.1mm
    Voice coil material: Round copper
    Magnet type: Ceramic
    Magnet weight: 17oz, 0.48kg
    Frequency range: 85-5000Hz
    Resonance frequency, Fs: 90Hz
    DC resistance, Re: 6.74 ohms

    Mounting Information
    Diameter: 12.2", 309mm
    Overall depth: 4.8", 122mm
    Magnet structure diameter: 3.9", 100mm
    Cut-out diameter: 11.1", 283mm
    Mounting slot dimensions: 0.31", 7.9mm
    Number of mounting slots: 4
    Mounting slot PCD: 11.7", 297mm
    Weight: 4.4 lbs., 2.0kg
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CelestionRocket 50 50W, 12" Guitar Speaker
 
4.3

(based on 19 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good quality (6)
  • Improves sound (6)
  • Easy to use (5)
  • Functional (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Back-up (6)
  • Practicing (4)
  • Concerts (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (8), Professional musician (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Break it in and it's great.

This is not the best Celestion you can buy, it's the cheapest 12 inch Celestion you can buy. I have a Peavey ValveKing VK112 combo and I replaced the stock speaker with this Rocket...Read complete review

This is not the best Celestion you can buy, it's the cheapest 12 inch Celestion you can buy. I have a Peavey ValveKing VK112 combo and I replaced the stock speaker with this Rocket 50. I wanted the cheapest way to have a Celestion "British voiced" speaker. It was a bit harsh at first but I expected a break-in period and finally this speaker warmed right up to me. It can get very loud. It's not a Vintage 30 or a Classic Lead 80 but it's a real Celestion with tight lows, plenty of mids and just enough highs. I love recording this speaker with a good instrument mic. It's seems to work well with many genres. I play a Strat and an SG through it. Sounds great once it's broken in. For "British Voiced" on the cheap you can't beat it. It brought my cheap tube amp to life.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

like a blanket over an amp

This speaker came with my Blackstar HT20 Amp. Let me say right away that in 20+ years of serious playing, I've never before changed a speaker in an amp, and was never even...Read complete review

This speaker came with my Blackstar HT20 Amp. Let me say right away that in 20+ years of serious playing, I've never before changed a speaker in an amp, and was never even tempted to. After getting the Blackstar amp, I was initially going to return it. I was convinced to try installing a different speaker first, and man, oh man: the sound changed completely. The Rocket is neither articulate when playing clean, nor can it handle distortion well. Someone before me described is as a blanket over your amp, and I think that's a great way to visualize it. Stay away, unless you need a cheap replacement, or are using it for a practice amp, only.

The two good things about are: it's cheap, and it's significantly lighter than the Celestion Vintage 30, which replaced it.

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(8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

These Speakers Are

By Ironhead1972

from TN

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Comments about Celestion Rocket 50 50W, 12" Guitar Speaker:

ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!! I highly recommend these to ANYONE!! I have a 4x12 cab with these in it, and I've played everything from blues to thrash with it, and they sound Killer!! Produce Excellent highs, Awesome mids, and Heart-Stopping Lows!! I have a 6505 sitting atop my cab, and the bottom-end will literally shake the house during practice. I have been using the same cab, with the same speakers, playing on average 8 hours a week, for 5 years! Never encountered a problem. The only comment I'm going to make, is I recommend using a High-End Cable to patch your head into your cab. I feel that a lot of bad reviews could have been avoided if the user had spent a few extra bucks for a decent cable. A cheap cable can make even the world's greatest speaker, or amp sound bad!!

(7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Good speaker

By Just J.

from RI

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Comments about Celestion Rocket 50 50W, 12" Guitar Speaker:

I installed 4 of these 16 ohms Rockets in a bottom B cab thats I completely re-done over, new wire, casters, Marshall speaker plate that's wired to switch to 16 mono or 8 & 4 sterio ohms.I bought these without ever hearing them but I did read reviews before buying them.These speakers were apparently suppose to be a better mid ranging sound speaker according to sound skamatic diagrams done on them.After installing them I decide to install a 4" layer of fiberglass on the back pannel of the cabinet to help with lower frequency responce...This works really well and actually made the speakers sound much deeper than the A cab I have sitting on top of it, which is an actual 1960 Lead cab loaded with g12T-75.I'm not entirely impressed with these speakers in the sence that they lack top end crisp sound I was hoping to get but I think it's because of the head I am using, Soldano Hot Rod 50 plus.For the price these are a great choice and will do mids very well but if your looking for a crispier sound they aren't the ones...

(6 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Wow

By J Paul

from Denver, CO

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Comments about Celestion Rocket 50 50W, 12" Guitar Speaker:

My review title is lame, but "wow" is all I can say every time I plug into this speaker. I have a Crate V series tube amp purchased on clearance. In trying to get inspiration from that amp I've tried numerous speakers (all of which look more impressive than this Rocket, and cost more). But all to no avail. I'd lost hope in my clearance amp, but MF had a screaming sale on these Rockets and since they're Celestions I had to at least try one.Wow! My amp was just waiting for me to put this speaker in it. I can't believe the change.It now has a clean sound that rivals my Fender Tweed. The overdrive channel sings and I even have pick dynamics!THANK YOU Musician's Friend!

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Break it in and it's great.

By pocketknife

from Oklahoma

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Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Good Quality
  • Improves Sound

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • Practicing
    • Recording

    Comments about Celestion Rocket 50 50W, 12" Guitar Speaker:

    This is not the best Celestion you can buy, it's the cheapest 12 inch Celestion you can buy. I have a Peavey ValveKing VK112 combo and I replaced the stock speaker with this Rocket 50. I wanted the cheapest way to have a Celestion "British voiced" speaker. It was a bit harsh at first but I expected a break-in period and finally this speaker warmed right up to me. It can get very loud. It's not a Vintage 30 or a Classic Lead 80 but it's a real Celestion with tight lows, plenty of mids and just enough highs. I love recording this speaker with a good instrument mic. It's seems to work well with many genres. I play a Strat and an SG through it. Sounds great once it's broken in. For "British Voiced" on the cheap you can't beat it. It brought my cheap tube amp to life.

    (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Not A Bad Speaker

    By Worker Bee

    from Northern Virginia

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    Comments about Celestion Rocket 50 50W, 12" Guitar Speaker:

    This speaker came stock with my Line 6 Spider II 30 watt combo. Both the amp and speaker are of Chinese manufacture; I hadn't really considered this when I purchased the amp but thankfully so far I've had no issues or misgivings.As far as the speaker is concerned, it seems more than adequate for the job -- the Spider II 30 is quite a loud little beast, and the Rocket 50 takes everything it has to throw at it. I'm surprised at the amount of low end that the speaker is capable of generating, but the highs tend to grate a bit and the mid frequencies could be a bit more pronounced. The sensitivity of the Rocket 50 is only about 95.5 dB...not loud, but also not as anemic as some Jensen models out there. For what you pay, this speaker seems a good value.

    (4 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Helped Bring My Amp To Life

    By Otto Graham00

    from NE Ohio

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    Comments about Celestion Rocket 50 50W, 12" Guitar Speaker:

    I have a Crate V18-12 that was a very dark and lifeless sounding amp. I did two things to it recently that made it a much better sounding amp. I put a Groove Tube 12AU7 in the phase inverter slot and replace the stock speaker with the Celstion Rocket 50. I replaced the speaker first and I'll give the speaker about 25% of the credit and this tube the other 75% for making my amp sound 100% better.

    The speaker and tube change improved everything - brightened it, added more clean headroom, added definition and harmonics and improved the sound when using my Bad Monkey distortion pedal.

    (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    like a blanket over an amp

    By LKNJ

    from NJ

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    Pros

    • Cheap
    • Light

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup

      Comments about Celestion Rocket 50 50W, 12" Guitar Speaker:

      This speaker came with my Blackstar HT20 Amp. Let me say right away that in 20+ years of serious playing, I've never before changed a speaker in an amp, and was never even tempted to. After getting the Blackstar amp, I was initially going to return it. I was convinced to try installing a different speaker first, and man, oh man: the sound changed completely. The Rocket is neither articulate when playing clean, nor can it handle distortion well. Someone before me described is as a blanket over your amp, and I think that's a great way to visualize it. Stay away, unless you need a cheap replacement, or are using it for a practice amp, only.

      The two good things about are: it's cheap, and it's significantly lighter than the Celestion Vintage 30, which replaced it.

      (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Very nice speaker

      By svsguitarhero

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Celestion Rocket 50 50W, 12" Guitar Speaker:

      I built a custum 1x12 for my brothers Valve junior amp, and I needed a cheap speaker. Tried this one out and loved it. Very loud, I ran my Peavy 100watt head through and had no trouble. I'm buying two more for a 2x12 to stick under my peavey. Very nice!

      (2 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Ok, but a tad harsh.

      By Tony-b4ZBp

      from South Dakota

      About Me Professional Musician

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      Pros

      • Light weight
      • Tight Bass
      • Tight Cone
      • Well built

      Cons

      • Harsh Highs
      • Slugish Mids

      Best Uses

      • Dark Amp With Dull Highs
      • Open Back Cab
      • The Garbage

      Comments about Celestion Rocket 50 50W, 12" Guitar Speaker:

      This speaker is ok. With the right amp and cab Im sure it sounds nice, but it is a bit harsh. This sounds nothing like a vintage 30 if thats the sound your going for. Overall, harsh highs, tight but quiet lows, buzzy mids. Still a quality speaker, not the right sound for me.

      (2 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Not Bad

      By VROD6

      from HorsesAss, NY

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      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Celestion Rocket 50 50W, 12" Guitar Speaker:

      ordered two and they came packed in different boxes with different id tags.... almost as if they were re-packing nos speakers and selling as current new

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