Celestion Debuts F12-X200 Guitar Loudspeaker Designed Specifically for Use with Amp Modeling
By HC News |
Anaheim, CA (January 25, 2018) — Celestion, the premier manufacturer of guitar and bass loudspeakers and professional audio drivers for sound reinforcement applications, is proud to announce the F12-X200 loudspeaker, the first bona fide guitarist’s speaker designed from the ground up for use with profiling amps, modeling software, impulse responses, and all technology for emulating coveted guitar amps and speaker cabinets.
This technology is more popular than ever, and guitarists who use it require full-range, flat, accurate frequency response. General-purpose pro audio speakers (as in powered stage monitors) offer flat reproduction but are somewhat clinical sounding and lack the organic, immediate response guitar players want. On the other hand, traditional guitar speakers deliver the immediacy at the cost of accuracy because they are purpose-built to generate more harmonic resonances the harder they are driven — which can undermine the work the profiling/modeling rig is already doing. The F12-X200 combines the best of both worlds and has the problems of neither.
On the side of accuracy, the F12-X200 is a true full-range speaker, with frequency response from 60Hz to 20kHz. The higher frequencies are reproduced using a Celestion compression driver, which has been integrated into the speaker assembly along with a high-quality crossover circuit. This enables the F12-X200 to deliver the full range of audible frequencies and harmonics. Furthermore, special Celestion technology guards against unwanted sonic coloration of the input signal. All this ensures the most accurate rendition possible of whatever amp/cabinet combination the musician is emulating.
On the side of immediacy, the F12-X200 employs proven design principles that have made Celestion royalty among guitar drivers since the dawn of rock and roll, such as straighter cone sides and a lighter moving mass compared with pro audio speakers. The physicality and tactile response of the speaker is live, as it would be playing through a traditional guitar amp.
The end result is that by using the F12-X200 in a monitor wedge, backline cabinet, or any familiar stage or studio application, guitarists can enjoy the instant fingers-to-music connection of their favorite amp setup alongside the multitude of amp setups offered by their solutions of choice for amp and cabinet emulation. As realistic as modeling technology has become, the Celestion F12-X200 makes it more real.
- Nominal diameter: 12”.
- Power rating: 200W.
- Impedance: 8Ω.
- Sensitivity: 96dB.
- Chassis type: Pressed steel.
- Magnet type: Ceramic.
- Frequency Range: 60 - 20,000Hz.