The Vintage 30 resulted from Celestion’s early steps to preserve the tonal characteristics of vintage speakers while using contemporary materials and construction techniques.
As the 1970s progressed and guitar amplifiers became more powerful, guitarists began to demand the tone of the Celestion Blue in a speaker that could handle more power. So in the early ’80s, Celestion made pioneering use of Laser Doppler Interferometry to analyse the cone behaviour of an original Celestion Blue. We could then form a precise model of our vintage speaker characteristics and apply it to a speaker design using new materials for greater power handling.
The result was an instant classic. Seemingly twice as loud as anything else at the same power level, the Vintage 30 handles massive overdrive sounds with ease. Tight bass, fat mids and a smooth, harmonically rich top end have made the Vintage 30 an excellent 4 x 12" loudspeaker. Of course, it’s also suitable for any other cab!
|Nominal diameter||12", 305mm|
|Nominal impedance||8ohm and 16ohm|
|Chassis type||Pressed steel|
|Voice coil diameter||1.75", 44.5mm|
|Voice coil material||Round copper|
|Magnet weight||50oz, 1.42kg|
|Resonance frequency, Fs||75Hz|
|DC resistance, Re||7.3? & 12.9?|
|Overall depth||5.3", 135mm|
|Magnet structure diameter||6.1", 156mm|
|Cut-out diameter||11.1", 283mm|
|Mounting slot dimensions||0.31", 7.9mm Ø|
|Number of mounting slots||4|
|Mounting slot PCD||11.7", 297mm|
|Unit weight||10.4lb, 4.7kg|