Building on the platform of the Blue, the Gold is a higher-powered, Alnico-magnet speaker that recreates the unmistakable sonic signature of a 'well played-in' original.
Over time, the high frequencies of a Blue soften and become less chalky as the cone becomes more flexible – a much sought after characteristic that the Gold exhibits straight out of the box. Also present in the Gold sound from the outset is an added warmth and complexity in the midrange which, coupled with the classic Alnico qualities of a laid-back attack, rounded low end and brilliant belllike highs, deliver huge rhythm voicings and saturated vocal lead tones.
What limited the power handling of the Original Blue was the material used in the construction of the voice coil. However, after hundreds of hours of testing and countless prototypes, Celestion has developed a new coil that can withstand higher levels of power but leaves the tone unaffected. Such a relatively simple, yet important development, lies at the heart of a truly remarkable new guitar loudspeaker. The Gold is a wonderfully expressive and revealing loudspeaker, affording guitarists an unprecedented degree of dynamic control. It has already become a favorite for many working players worldwide whether picking and bending with Brad Paisley, or rocking hard with Danny Spitz of Anthrax.
Overall Specifications: • Nominal diameter: 12″ (305 mm) • Power rating: 50 watts • Sensitivity: 100 dB • Chassis type: Pressed steel • VCdia: 1.75″ (44.5 mm) • Voice coil material: Round copper • Magnet type: Alnico • Frequency range: 75-5,000 Hz • Fs: 75 Hz • DC resistance.
Mounting Information: • Diameter: 12.2″ (309 mm) • Overall depth: 6.5″ (165 mm) • Magnet structure diameter: 5″ (128 mm) • Cut-out diameter: 11.1″ (283 mm) • Mounting slot dimensions: 0.31″, (7.9 mm Ø) • Number of mounting slots: 4 • Mounting slot PCD: 11.7″ (297 mm) • Weight: 9.3 lb. (4.2 kg).