… with only one years delay. Celestion was getting ready to release these in the summer of 2008 but things got delayed so they finally arrived in my hands last week. This must be Tone Heaven for those who enjoy the 2×10 speaker cabinets (see all speaker cabinets here).
The first thing worth noticing was that there’s only 5 Hz difference in Resonance Frequency (Fs) between this new Celestion AlNiCo Gold G10 10 inch (80 Hz) and its older counterpart, the Celestion AlniCo Gold G12 12 inch (75 Hz). This implies that you really aren’t loosing much bottom. On the sensitivity (loudness) side, however, the Gold G10 is 2 dB less than the Gold G12 that has 100 dB, so it will sound less loud.
From the very start, having a power rating of 40 watts makes the Gold G10 accessible for many popular guitar amps on the market that fit within that range. Not to speak of the fact that you could pair it in parallel (or series) with a Celestion Greenback G10 for a superb combination of AlNiCo and ceramic magnet tone character with extreme versatility and in-your-face vintage guitar tone.
Celestion AlNiCo Gold G10 Nutrition Facts:
|Impedance||8 and 15 ohms|
|Sensitivity (loudness)||98 decibels|
|Voice coil dia||1.75″|
|Voice coil material||Copper (round)|
|Range (Frequency)||80 to 6000 Hertz|
|Resistance (DC)||8 and 15 ohms|
|Speaker Cut-out diameter||9.0″|
|Mounting holes dia||0.25″|
|Mounting holes number||8|
|Mounting slot PCD||9.6″|