The F12-X200 is the world’s first Full Range LIVE Response guitar speaker.
For guitar players who use modelling and profiling amps, a full range flat response loudspeaker is viewed as highly desirable for delivering the output of your emulated set-up in all its glory. While this can provide an impressive amount of detail and fidelity, it can also lack the physicality and the tactile and auditory feedback you get from playing through a bona-fide guitar speaker. It feels different, colder, more sterile perhaps.
The current breed of FRFR speakers are pro audio drivers, constructed to provide as neutral and linear output as possible. Very different from a guitar speaker which is purpose-designed to break-up into harmonic resonances—to produce musical sounding distortion—done by using thinner cones together with other sympathetic materials.
The F12-X200 Full Range Live Response speaker brings both of these characteristics together in one loudspeaker. It truly is a full range driver: delivering 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 X200 to reproduce the full spectrum of audible frequencies, for the most accurate output possible, whatever environment and set-up you might be emulating.
The X200’s response is remarkably neutral, with Celestion technology built into ensure there are no unwanted colourations that can overpower the input signal. However it has been built with the lighter moving mass and straighter sided cone of the type commonly used with guitar speakers and this really does gives the X200 much more of the feel of a traditional guitar speaker. The whole response of the speaker is LIVE, delivering all the physical response and tactile feedback you’d to expect from playing a traditional guitarist’s set-up. It doesn’t just sound like you’re playing a guitar, through a guitar speaker. It feels like it too.
Use the X200 anywhere you are using a modelling amp with Impulse Responses: in a backline cab or a monitor wedge on stage at home or in the studio.
Nominal diameter: 12”
Power rating: 200W
Chassis type: Pressed steel
Voice coil diameter: 2”
Magnet type: Ceramic
Frequency Range: 60 – 20,000Hz