Celestion, a manufacturer of guitar and bass loudspeakers and professional audio drivers for sound reinforcement applications, has announced the availability of the F12-X200 loudspeaker, the first guitar speaker designed specifically for use with profiling amps, modeling software, impulse responses, and all technology for emulating the tones from guitar amps and speaker cabinets.
The F12-X200 is a full-range driver that delivers a frequency response from 60Hz all the way up to 20kHz, 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, whatever the environment or set-up.
The F12-X200's response is neutral, with Celestion technology built in to ensure there are no unwanted colorations that can overpower the input signal. However, the lighter moving mass and straighter sided cone of the type commonly used with guitar speakers delivers all the physical feedback you'd expect from playing through a conventional guitar rig.
The F12-X200 employs straighter cone sides and a lighter moving mass compared with pro audio speakers. The physicality and tactile response of the speaker feels more live, just as it would be playing through a traditional guitar amp.
With the F12-X200, guitarists have a multitude of amp setups offered by their chosen amp and cabinet simulator. It can be used with amp modelers or IRs, in a backline cab or a wedge monitor, on stage or in the studio.
- Nominal diameter: 12”.
- Power rating: 200W.
- Impedance: 8Ω.
- Sensitivity: 96dB.
- Chassis type: Pressed steel.
- Magnet type: Ceramic.
- Frequency Range: 60 - 20,000Hz.