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Celestion Vintage 30 60W, 12" Guitar Speaker   16 Ohm

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The Celestion Vintage 30 Speaker recreates the sound of the original Celestion Blue with new cone and new coil assembly. Improved performance: rated ...Click To Read More About This Product

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OVERVIEW

Handles high output in vintage style.

The Celestion Vintage 30 Speaker recreates the sound of the original Celestion Blue with new cone and new coil assembly. Improved performance: rated at 60W capability, handles extra heat generated by higher power equipment. The Vintage 30 handles massive overdrive tones with ease.
A classic 4 x 12 loudspeaker.

FEATURES
  • Tone of Celestion Blue with more power handling
  • 60W power rating
  • 100db sensitivity
  • Round copper voice coil
  • Ceramic magnet
SPECIFICATIONS

Vintage 30 60W, 12" Guitar Speaker

  • Nominal diameter: 12", 305mm
    Power Rating: 60W
    Nominal impedance: 8 ohms and 16 ohms
    Sensitivity: 100dB
    Chassis type: Pressed steel
    Voice coil diameter: 1.75", 44.5mm
    Voice coil material: Rounded copper
    Magnet type: Ceramic
    Magnet weight: 50oz, 1.42kg
    Frequency range: 75-5000Hz
    Resonance frequency, Fs: 75Hz
    DC resistance, Re: 7.3 ohms & 12.9 ohms

    Mounting Information
    Diameter: 12.2", 309mm
    Overall depth: 5.3", 135mm
    Magnet structure diameter: 6.1", 156mm
    Cut-out diameter: 11.1", 283mm
    Mounting slot dimensions: 0.31", 7.9mm ΒΈ
    Number of mounting slots: 4
    Mounting slot PCD: 11.7", 297mm
    Unit weight: 10.4lb, 4.7kg
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CelestionVintage 30 60W, 12" Guitar Speaker
 
4.5

(based on 64 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (47)

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    (8)

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    (3)

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88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Improves sound (18)
  • Good quality (17)
  • Easy to use (9)
  • Functional (8)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (14)
  • Concerts (13)
  • Back-up (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (13), Professional musician (11)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

So controversial, but a solid performer

The V-30, love it or hate it - and I have done both. I won't get into Chinese v. UK, except to say I will buy a speaker made anywhere as long...Read complete review

The V-30, love it or hate it - and I have done both. I won't get into Chinese v. UK, except to say I will buy a speaker made anywhere as long as it sounds good to me. When I first tried out the V-30s I did not like them - the infamous bright/harsh/thin effect. I took them out of my amps and put them away - for years. Finally it was clean out time; they had to go. I decided to give one more shot a breaking them in using a sound wave CD that I burned specifically for breaking in speakers - and yes, insert all kinds of disclaimers here now. Nevertheless, after a very lengthy break-in the speakers changed rather drastically. They are sweet, full bodied and articulate, handling either cleans or distortion with perfect composure. They literally went from useless to favorite - all on the basis of break-in. I have tons of speakers and have never seen the need - or results - of the break-in process so pronounced in any speaker. V-30s are among the best, but you will never hear it unless you break them in very thoroughly.

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Horrible

I have an old V30, made in England. It is one of my favorite speakers. Rich and full. I bought a new made in China, thinking it would be the same. It...Read complete review

I have an old V30, made in England. It is one of my favorite speakers. Rich and full. I bought a new made in China, thinking it would be the same. It is brittle and high. Test before you buy this.

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(11 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Horrible

By Coochmonger

from Freedom, CA

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Pros

    Cons

    • Poor Quality

    Best Uses

    • Practicing

    Comments about Celestion Vintage 30 60W, 12" Guitar Speaker:

    I have an old V30, made in England. It is one of my favorite speakers. Rich and full. I bought a new made in China, thinking it would be the same. It is brittle and high. Test before you buy this.

    (11 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Solid Hardware

    By Pierce

    from Undisclosed

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    Comments about Celestion Vintage 30 60W, 12" Guitar Speaker:

    Knee-jerk criticism aside (ahem, fellow reviewers...), this is a solid piece of hardware for your music making. It, like the majority of guitar speakers, is bright sounding. Yeah, maybe it's voiced kinda high, compared to subwoofers, but other drivers of its creed are similarly tenor. C'mon, Eminence has made a career of tip-top voiced speakers. Cus that's great for a crisp distortion or biting past the bass player or bothering keyboardists because you've got more stage presence.

    The Vintage 30 is one of those kind of speakers. It is of great quality, terrifically responsive and reasonably priced. You want something with more bass range, get a 15" and calm down. Or blow money on the Alnico Gold, cus it's amazing. But if you'd like a speaker for half the price, same quality and a brighter, more modern sound, the Vintage is a spectacular option.
    Its a speaker. C'mon.

    (9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    So controversial, but a solid performer

    By PartialtoMarshall

    from New Mexico

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    Pros

    • Articulate powerful
    • Good Quality
    • Improves Sound

    Cons

    • Break-in a MUST

    Best Uses

    • Concerts

    Comments about Celestion Vintage 30 60W, 12" Guitar Speaker:

    The V-30, love it or hate it - and I have done both. I won't get into Chinese v. UK, except to say I will buy a speaker made anywhere as long as it sounds good to me. When I first tried out the V-30s I did not like them - the infamous bright/harsh/thin effect. I took them out of my amps and put them away - for years. Finally it was clean out time; they had to go. I decided to give one more shot a breaking them in using a sound wave CD that I burned specifically for breaking in speakers - and yes, insert all kinds of disclaimers here now. Nevertheless, after a very lengthy break-in the speakers changed rather drastically. They are sweet, full bodied and articulate, handling either cleans or distortion with perfect composure. They literally went from useless to favorite - all on the basis of break-in. I have tons of speakers and have never seen the need - or results - of the break-in process so pronounced in any speaker. V-30s are among the best, but you will never hear it unless you break them in very thoroughly.

    (8 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Bunch of Sell Outs!!!

    By Anthony

    from Savannah, GA

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    Comments about Celestion Vintage 30 60W, 12" Guitar Speaker:

    Lets get this straight, normally when things are made in China, this lowers the cost it takes to make the product, allowing the company to sell it to its customers cheaper, NOT HIKE UP THE PRICE!!! Celestion in the 80's and 90's in my opinion were awesome. I wouldn't buy this speaker for half the price. The mid range spike on these things will rip your face off. There is much better out there, for much less. The WGS Veteran 30 smokes this speaker, the Jensen Jet Electric Lightning is simply killer, and even the Peavey JSX speaker cranks above these. It seems like everyone who writes a review on this speaker is afraid to say something out of the norm, when the truth is Celestion isn't what it use to be... Here is a simple equation (China=Cheap=Crap)!!! Yes European and America make better, quality products. That's nothing but the facts and just for the record all the gear that the pros use is specially made for his or her own application. They're not using this junk!!!

    (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Find the right speaker for your amp.

    By Saltbird

    from Fort Collins, CO

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    Comments about Celestion Vintage 30 60W, 12" Guitar Speaker:

    I don't see what all the fuss is about. I have one of these in my Blues Jr III and I have not had any harshness issues. In fact, if anything, it smoothed it out a bit more than the stock Eminence. You'll find vintage 30's in all kinds of great expensive amps & cabs. This is for a reason... They're good! Folks need to remember that certain speakers, tubes, & pickups will sound harsh depending on the tone of your amp & guitar. So this may not be the right fit for some but may be the perfect fit for others. In the Blues Jr III it really brings out the chime and gives it a warm vintage quality. Love it.

    (7 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Celestion, not what they used to be!

    By All Night jammer!

    from Every where

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    Comments about Celestion Vintage 30 60W, 12" Guitar Speaker:

    Back in the day Celestion was a great spkr, this is no longer the case, their made in China and the savings in labor are NOT passed onto the customer. Ive tried the vintage 30 no big deal, no warm sound, never again, now I look at Emminence and Jensen, their well made and reasonably price, the Jenson mod series sounds like and old greenback!

    (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Lets Talk Reality

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Celestion Vintage 30 60W, 12" Guitar Speaker:

    Here is the deal when it comes to Celestions Vintage 30 speakers. 20 plus years as an active musician, I have had my share of gear and know a thing or two about gear. The speakers are great period whether made in China or England. I personally believe that the England made Celestions last longer and are of better quality. I have about 4 cabs ranging from Engl to Line 6 all with Vintage 30 speakers. They all sound great, however, the cabinets that are of higher quality are loaded with England made Celestions and the cabs that are less expensive carry the China made Celestions. Not being a rocket scientist, one can see where I am going with this... Just for the record, you WILL NOT see any thing other than England made Celestions in the "premium and expensive," Cabs. That is the the bottom line!!!

    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Celestion Vintage 30

    By Jeffro2222

    from Rockford, Illinois

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    Comments about Celestion Vintage 30 60W, 12" Guitar Speaker:

    Hi, I bought 8 of these to go into two Marshall cabs and lets just say I was unpleasantly surprised to see that they are now made in China. Vintage 30s have been my speaker of choice for about 10 years now. I was going to return them and get some that were made in England, but they are no longer making these in England at all. From what I was told they are still making some of the Heritage and other higher end speakers there, but no Vintage 30s. So after all that I finally decided to install them and they have the same great tone as other Vintage 30s. I'm still not happy with the principal of it all, but they are still great speakers. Just make sure you break them in gently for a few hours and IMO they sound just as good as the made in Englang V303.

    (4 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Best speaker on the planet!

    By ADAM ANDROID

    from Coeur D Alene ID

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about Celestion Vintage 30 60W, 12" Guitar Speaker:

      Ahhh yes the V-30:) Ive heard them all and this is forever my favorite. If the midrange spike is not to your liking change the settings on your amp or guitar! This speaker can be dangerous when an un experienced artist isn't weary of the amount of presence and midrange as it can really pummel the listeners ears...The benefit is the clarity and the insane amount of harmonic overtones. The low end is unbeatable, warm and tight, and loud!!!. At one point when my ear had developed I wanted my tone to be warmer and more pleasing so I tried the greenbacks. But the low end wasnt tight enough for me...now Im rocking my cabs with greenback/v-30 in a x pattern. Its the best of both worlds. But if I had to choose one over the other the Vintage 30 always wins!

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Love at first chord.

      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 Vintage 30 60W, 12" Guitar Speaker:

        I fell in love with this speaker's tone as soon as I played my first chord on it. It's not broken in yet and I already love it. It came stock in an Ampeg GVT112E and I'm using my Ibanez TSA15H with it and it rules. Definately a speaker for hard rock and metal. I've played many Celestions and could never get the sound I wanted until using this Vintage 30. It's the perfect hard rock/metal speaker for me. I can't wait until it breaks in and sounds even better. This is a wonderful speaker. Now I know what all the fuss is about. It sounds great clean and even better with whatever boost, overdrive, distortion or fuzz you have.

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