anybody using a Celestion F12 - X200 in a guitar cab

  • I'm planning to buy some Celestion F12 - X200 speakers for my guitar cabinets ( 112 and 212). Are there any users out there who can tell me more about the pros and cons of this speaker. I saw, and heard and red, Amazing things on Youtube. But... I heard one in a 1x12 cab and it sounded like a broken radio speaker - maybe it was stuck. I'm looking for experiences and advice. Thanks in advance.

  • Thanks for responding digbog. Did you have to EQ a lot? And is the sound comparable to the sound in the youtube movies?


    any other opinions about the Celestion F12 - X200?

  • I didn’t eq mostly I take profiles when they don’t sound good to me I don’t tweak much

    I just search for another profile

    Maybe when all sounds are boomy I reduce the lows in the output eq a little

    For example

  • i have it an 1x12 cab , which has nearly the sizes which Celestion suggest and it sounds great

    very amp in the room sound . like a real guitar amp and cab

    What did you use for the cab material? Baltic birch ply or something else?


    I’m thinking it might be a fun project to build that cab out of flamed maple and stain it Kemper green ?

  • Haven t bought the speaker yet. Just looking for users who know the sound of the speaker. If it sound allright, like the youtube video's for example, I ll built them into my Orange 112 and 212.

  • Hi there,

    I tried a Celestion f12 x200

    Bought it new and tried it for a few days. For me it whas very disappointing.
    It sounded harsh, trebly and fizzy and I whas happy I could return it..

    Judging by the many good reviews from other users, I really hope that my copy whas difective ?

  • Mine's in a Vox Night Train cab made from very exotic MDF (I think). It sounds great, especially when paired up with an old EVM 12L (also in a Night Train cab) The band liked it too, while the soundie was heard to mutter "F***in' loud" ... I guess that covers it!

    EDIT: Cabs are open back

  • I was thinking about replacing the speakers in my mesa boogie 2x12 with these. Is the idea with these that you can run them with the cab sim on? Or is it meant to be cab sim off, because its still in a cab. Just wondering how people use these.

  • Is the idea with these that you can run them with the cab sim on? Or is it meant to be cab sim off, because its still in a cab. Just wondering how people use these.

    I run mine with cab sim on. Yes, it's still a cab but the speaker isn't like a normal guitar speaker. It's more like a PA setup, where you would send cab on.

  • Hi there,

    I tried a Celestion f12 x200

    Bought it new and tried it for a few days. For me it whas very disappointing.
    It sounded harsh, trebly and fizzy and I whas happy I could return it..

    Judging by the many good reviews from other users, I really hope that my copy whas difective ?

    This was my experience as well. I tried my Kemper through someone’s 1x12 with the f12x200 and it sounded awful. I tried multiple cabs and not one profile sounded good. Everything sounded like a cheap Boss Metalzone into a blown speaker. And yes, I had cab sim turned on. With it turned off it sounded even worse as you would expect.

  • I've got 2 in a Marshall 2X12" Cab (Cos it looks a bit like a combo)

    Powered by a 80x80 Marshall solid state power amp, all hidden round the back along with the profiler light show!!!


    Works great!

    This is very clever because it looks like you are playing a Marshall 2x12 cab when in fact, you can play any that you can utilize in your Kemper profile. Slick...


    Cheers...


    Todd in Chicago


    P.S. I often thought it would be cool if Marshall came out with their own FRFR powered speaker.....

  • I was thinking about replacing the speakers in my mesa boogie 2x12 with these. Is the idea with these that you can run them with the cab sim on? Or is it meant to be cab sim off, because its still in a cab. Just wondering how people use these.


    I'm really a n00b at understanding these things....but I think that "Yes" using a Mesa Boogie 2x12 enclosures will alter the tone somewhat....as will any cab. However, with that being said, since you would have replaced the actual speakers with the Celestion's which are supposed to be FRFR, you should be able to utilze the CAB sims in your Kemper profile, so even though you are using a a Mesa 2x12, you can use a Marshall 4x12 CAB sim and it should sound pretty good.


    If I'm wrong, please someone point that out...because this is currently how my brain is understanding these things.


    Cheers...


    Todd in Chicago

  • Interesting. I've just bought a Kemper Power Rack and two Celestion F12-X200s that I've put in a Marshall 1936 2x12. Some of the profiles I've tried did sound awful awful but most sound great. ToneJunkie's Plexi SL profiles sound incredible and with their Scumback IR's absolutely awesome sound.