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Celestion Unveils Three New Speakers—Ruby, G10 Creamback, and G12 EVH

The trio of products include a 12-inch, alnico-magnet guitar speaker, a 45-watt, ceramic-magnet speaker, and an impulse response for Eddie Van Halen's favored setup.


Anaheim, CA (February 4, 2019) -- At this year’s NAMM show, Celestion , the company responsible for the first-ever dedicated guitar speaker and well-known as the voice of rock and roll behind many of the world’s most memorable guitar performances, is pleased to unveil the new Celestion Ruby , a 12-inch diameter alnico magnet guitar speaker, with a 35-watt power rating.

Built on more than 90 years of experience, know-how and passion for great sound, the Ruby has been purpose-built to create vintage tones which are authentically Celestion. You’ll hear that instantly familiar Celestion alnico vibe: a gloriously laid back attack, together with a smooth, sophisticated midrange and mellow highs; all of which blends together beautifully to provide a richly musical vintage warmth.

“The Ruby brings an instantly familiar Celestion alnico vibe to your playing,” says Celestion head of engineering, Paul Cork. “And the 35-watt rating means that it’s an ideal drop-in for medium-power output amp combos.”

Featuring an 8-hole steel frame, the Celestion Ruby delivers an output sensitivity of 100dB and is available in 8 or 16 ohms. The classic alnico speaker shape and lush, deep red colour ensures Ruby looks the part, complementing the authentic Celestion tonality, and ensuring that no one could mistake this remarkable guitar speaker’s family history.

With a ceramic magnet and 1.75-inch voice coil, the G10 Creamback offers 45-watts of power handling. The G10 Creamback is built using the same production methods and materials developed for the 12” Creambacks; and just like its bigger brothers, the G10 Creamback is hand-built in the UK. Punchy and dynamic, exactly as you’d expect from a 10; tone is warm, expressive, detailed and well-balanced.

“Our range of 12” Creamback guitar speakers have been immensely popular and successful, since its introduction. Our customers have since been telling us that we need a 10-inch version – so here it is,” says Celestion Head of Marketing, Ken Weller. “The new G10 Creamback is all the things that guitar players love about the Creamback, wrapped up in a 10-inch package.”

The new G10 Creamback features an eight hole chassis as well as the signature cream coloured can, which should leave no-one in any doubt of this outstanding speaker’s family history.

The new G12 EVH Impulse Response, as the latest addition to their acclaimed line of IRs, the definitive digital representations of the company’s classic guitar speaker tones. The G12 EVH was created for, and bears the initials of, one of the most influential rock guitarists of the last forty years – Eddie Van Halen. The new G12 EVH IRs, as well as the rest of the comprehensive family of Celestion IRs, are available for audition and download at CelestionPlus.

Eddie Van Halen has been an avid user of Celestion Greenbacks from the outset of his career. So, when it came time to select speakers for his 5150-III signature 4x12, Van Halen chose the 20-watt Heritage Series G12M as the most faithful and familiar reproduction of his Greenback tone. And with the inclusion of a custom black rear can with the red, white and black stripes, the Celestion G12EVH guitar speaker was born.

Celestion’s EVH speakers are a key element of the renowned 'brown sound’ associated with Van Halen’s early albums. The speaker is characterised by warm lows, a lush midrange and an expressive and refined treble. Drive hard for searing lead lines and an immensely satisfying rhythm and grind.

Countless guitarists have sought to reproduce the distinctive Van Halen sound over the years, and now their quest just got a whole lot easier, with the Celestion G12 EVH impulse responses, representing an authentic digital version of this classic speaker.

As with all Celestion IRs, five individual IR varieties of the new G12 EVH are available for download, which correspond to each of 5 separate types of cabinet, including: 1×12 (open back), 1×12 (closed back), 2×12 (open back), 2×12 (closed back) and 4×12 (closed back.) These can be purchased either separately, as an entire collection for a savings of over 50%, or as part of a Pick & Mix option. Celestion’s Pick & Mix option features IR combinations of either 3 or 5 cabinets from the company’s full range of IRs, offering customers flexibility and value pricing in building their personal IR library.

“Celestion are pleased to add the Eddie Van Halen signature speaker to our ever-growing family of versatile Impulse Responses,” says Nigel Wood, Celestion CEO. “Now customers can get closer to the legendary Van Halen sound at home or in the studio with the new Celestion G12 EVH IR, an authentic digital version of this signature speaker.”

The new G12 EVH IR joins the comprehensive range of professionally captured Celestion Impulse Responses which are available for purchase on Celestion Plus. Other models include the V-Type, G12T-75, G12-50GL Lynchback, Classic Lead 80, Classic Gold, A-Type , Neo Creamback, G12-H150 Redback, G12M Greenback, G12M-65 Creamback, G12M-75 Creamback, G12H Anniversary, G12-65, Cream, G12-35XC, Celestion Blue and Vintage 30 models.

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