Celestion, Ipswich, UK, January 13, 2011 – Celestion, the world’s leading manufacturer of premium guitar loudspeakers, today announced the introduction of the fourth product in their much acclaimed Heritage Ser ies: the G12H (75), featuring a 75c/s ‘lead’ cone.
Celestion’s Heritage Series now includes two alternative versions of the legendary G12H. The model newly re-created for 2011 features a 75 c/s* resonance lead cone, and will be known as the Heritage Series G12H (75). The existing model, launched in 2005 and built with a 55 c/s resonance “bass” cone, is now known as the Heritage Series G12H (55). When fitted with a 55 c/s cone the G12H was originally used as a bass speaker in the late 60s. However, it was soon discovered that this model was ideally suited for use with lead guitar, exuding thick syrupy tones with a deep growling back end, densely complex midrange and finely detailed top notes.
The version fitted with the 75c/s ‘lead’ cone offered guitarists an alternative tonal balance, with the G12H (75) exhibiting a tighter bottom end with punchy upper mid-range and sparkling highs.
Thanks to the Heritage Series, guitar players can once again choose from these two versions of the legendary G12H speaker, hand-assembled to faithfully replicate their vintage forerunners. Naturally, both versions have a 50oz magnet and a 1¾” voice coil, and both deliver 30-watts power handling and 100dB sensitivity.
The Heritage Series consists of faithful re-creations of some of the most iconic speakers of the 1960s and 70s, developed from the original design notes and specifications and handbuilt in Ipswich, England. Heritage Series production pays strict attention to detail, right down to the voice coil former material, glue formulations and edge treatment. In addition, close consideration has been made to matching the coil and magnetic flux specifications of the original models while particulars, including original label artwork and T numbers (part numbers) ensure the Heritage Series loudspeakers truly are as authentic as they sound.
Completing the Heritage Series line-up is the G12-65, considered one of the greatest ever 4x12 speakers, and the G12M (the original Celestion “Greenback”).
*c/s denotes cycles-per-second, the standard unit for frequency as used in the 1960s. The modern equivalent is Hz (Hertz).
With worldwide headquarters in Ipswich, England, Celestion design, develop and manufacture premium guitar and bass loudspeakers, and high-quality professional audio drivers for sound reinforcement. These world-renowned speakers are used onstage and in clubs, theatres and other venues the world over.