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Celestion Creates DIY Cabinet Designs

The company has published Celestion driver-specific cabinet designs for DIY builders.

Ipswich, U.K. (June 15, 2018)—Celestion has always made professional loudspeakers and compression drivers for sound reinforcement applications, but what customers do with the products is their own business—until now. Recognizing that a fair number of Celestion offerings are purchased by users intending to build their own PAs, the manufacturer has created three Celestion driver-specific cabinet designs for DIY builders.

The company now offers CKT-TF1525e and CKT-TF1225 speaker designs, as well as the double-duty CKT-TF1020, which can serve as both a satellite speaker and a floor-wedge monitor. The plans, available as PDF files, can be downloaded for free at the company’s website.

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These DIY designs each feature a Celestion bass/midrange driver, and an HF compression driver with accompanying horn, plus a recommended crossover. Complete plans (downloadable as PDF files) allow users with some experience in cabinet-making or woodworking to build the ported enclosures out of their material of choice (though 15 mm birch plywood or 18 mm MDF is recommended).

The plans also provide a detailed listing of crossover components as well as a suggested layout, and a guide to finding the assembled cabinet’s balance point for adding a stand-mount socket.

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The CKT-TF1525e is based around the 15″ bass/midrange driver of the same name; the CKT-TF1225 system likewise begins with the 12″ TF-1225 driver. On the 15″ system, the CDX-1747 polyimide diaphragm HF compression driver is loaded onto Celestion’s H1-9040 horn, which provides 90 degrees (horizontal) by 40 degrees (vertical) dispersion. The 12″ system combines the CDX-1745 driver with the same horn.

The CKT-TF1020 floor monitor pairs the 10″ Celestion TF-1020 bass/midrange driver with the CDX1-1445 compression driver, which is loaded onto the H1-7050 horn.

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