Today, the Celestion Classic Lead 80 Guitar Amp Speaker is much loved by lead guitarists for its speed, punch and articulation, with every note clearly defined on even big, distorted sounds. The Celestion Classic Lead 80 also sounds great clean, with that same articulation combining with high headroom to deliver a fluid, dynamic performance.
Revolutionary in the late '70s, a fiberglass voice coil former - capable of withstanding very high temperatures - was used to give the Classic Lead guitar speaker a muscular 80 watt power handling. This also increased barrel stiffness, affecting the way the cone vibrated and influencing cone break up. Then, through experimentation with edge treatments and continued critical listening, some modes were encouraged while others were suppressed, contributing to the speaker's unique sound.
The Celestion Classic Lead 80 Guitar Speaker is a fine example of the sonic characteristics of a loudspeaker evolving as new materials become available.