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Celestion F12-X200 12in 200 Watt 8ohm 97dB Full Range Guitar speaker

£145.00

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Celestion F12-X200 12in 200 Watt 8ohm 97dB FR LR Full Range Live Response Guitar speaker

Celestion have designed the F12-200X guitar speaker specifically for amp modellers and IRs.
To get the best out of guitar amplifier modellers like Kemper, Fractal and Line One, a full range, flat response speaker is required, however these can sometimes offer a sterile output.
Celestion have specifically developed the F12-X200 as a full range driver offer a frequency response from 60Hz up to 20kHz, the top end is reproduced using a Celestion compression that is controlled by a "built in" quality crossover circuit.
The biggest difference in comparison to the commonly used pro audio coaxial speaker is that Celestion have used a light weight cone that is similar to standard guitar speaker.
The result is a speaker that is accurate in tone but gives a feel and live response in the feedback like a guitar speaker..

 

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Nominal diameter 12", 305mm
Power rating
2000W
Nominal impedance

Sensitivity
97dB
Chassis type
Pressed steel
Voice coil diameter
2", 50mm
Magnet type
Ceramic
Frequency range
60-20000Hz
Resonance frequency,
Fs75Hz

Mounting Information
Cut-out diameter
11.1", 283mm
Diameter
12.2", 309mm
Magnet structure diameter
6.6", 168mm
Mounting slot dimensions
0.31", 7.9mm
Mounting slot PCD
11.7", 297mm
Number of mounting slots
8
Overall depth
6.5", 165mm
Unit weight
9.1lb, 4.1kg

For guitar players that use modelling and profiling amps, a full range flat response loudspeaker is viewed as highly desirable for delivering the output of our emulated set-up in all its glory, While this can provide an impressive amount of detail and fidelity, it can also lack the physicality and the tactile and auditory feedback you get from playing through a bona-fide guitar speaker. It feels different; colder more sterile, perhaps.
Traditionally, electric guitar players have plugged into an amplifier connected to a speaker cabinet to create their sound. For decades, the guitar player stood in front of a wall of iconic Marshall stacks. However, Marshall and companies like them wouldnt be where they are without the loudspeakers that partner their amps.

 

When making a purchasing decision, guitar players choose an amplifier brand based (at least in part) on whether they like that amps sound, says Celestion. And its even more the case for the guitar speaker that is used with the amp. Unlike a home hi-fi speaker or a PA speaker at
a concert, guitar speakers dont just reproduce amplified sound, they significantly contribute to its tonality.
Recent years have seen a trend moving away from traditional amps and speakers, which can be attributed to any number of reasons: if youre a gigging musician, amps can be heavy and awkward to carry; they can get in the way, and have a tendency to break if dropped. Meanwhile, in larger venues, it might be necessary to mic up the amp, which is difficult to do consistently, night after night. This in turn can result in an inconsistent guitar sound.
It also means that the player has one fundamental sound that they take with them always, which is not the most flexible situation to be in, particularly if youre in a band who plays lots of different styles of music,

 

In response to this, a new breed of amplifier evolved. Referred to as modelling or profiling amps, these amplifiers incorporate sophisticated signal processing functionality, which enable them, when used together with impulse response software, to closely and quite convincingly emulate any and all amplifier and speaker types. The only strictures being memory space available in the hardware and the budget limitations of the guitar player as well as their desire to collect different sounds.

 

FAITHFUL REPRODUCTION
Essentially, the modelling amp has all the required tonality already programmed into it.
That being the case, we want the amps output to be reproduced by very neutral sounding speakers,
Conventional guitar speakers are, by their very nature, not neutral their purpose is to contribute a desirable tonality to the guitar sound. The modelled tone already has speaker tone built into it, so you dont want to overlay another guitar speakers tone over it, adding an additional flavour to the one you already chose. By and large, this isnt really desirable.

 

Up until recently, the solution has been to deploy a FRFR speaker, which provides a neutral sound reproduction across the audio spectrum. Being very neutral-sounding this solves the problem of too many tones, but simultaneously introduces another issue.

 

Celestion explains that if there is a downside to this kind of device, its the fact that the very attributes enabling the speaker to perform in this neutral-sounding way, can also render it somewhat lifeless-sounding; removing a degree of musicality from the finished performance that make it less appealing both to play and to listen to. They often lack the physicality a guitar speaker brings,. The upshot is that while the tone of IRs are nearly identical to playing through a real speaker, playing them through the FRFR speaker feels different. The problem with FRFR is that it doesnt sound very musical.
Guitarists will tell you that theres a feeling and a character you get by playing through guitar speakers that you dont with the FRFR. Its often described as stiff, sterile dead almost. It reproduces the sound, but not the feeling of playing.

 

The current crop of FRFR speakers are essentially pro-audio drivers, manufactured to offer as neutral and linear an output as possible. In this way, they are very different from guitar speakers, which are purposely designed to break up into harmonic resonances. Guitar speakers are designed to produce musical-sounding distortion and other desirable tonal colouration by using thinner cones, together with other sympathetic materials and design techniques.
This is where Celestions F12-X200 comes in, which yes, is a speaker for guitarists, however, is quite different from the manufacturers standard guitar speaker product range: its an MI product that channels the speaker manufacturers PA know-how.

 

What the F12-X200 speaker does is bring both key characteristics together in one loudspeaker. It truly is a full range driver, delivering a frequency response from 60Hz all the way up to 20kHz, with a sensitivity of 96dB. dB. The higher frequency part of the signal is reproduced using a Celestion compression driver which has been integrated using a high quality crossover circuit. This enables the F12-X200 to reproduce the full spectrum of audible
frequencies for the most accurate output possible in whatever environment and set-up a musician might be emulating. The F12-X200s response is remarkably neutral, with Celestion technology built in to ensure there are no unwanted colourations that could overpower the input signal. However, it has been built with the lighter moving mass and straighter-sided cone of the type commonly used with guitar speakers giving the F12-X200 that traditional guitar speaker feel.

The whole response of the speaker is live, delivering all the physical response and tactile feedback musicians would expect from playing a traditional guitarists set-up. It doesnt just sound like youre playing a guitar through a guitar speaker, it feels like it too, You can use the F12-X200 anywhere you are using a modelling amp with impulse responses: in a backline cab, a monitor wedge on stage, at home, or in the studio!

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