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.
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.
Celestion • www.celestion.com/speakerworld