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RADICAL 212H

Handmade British 2 x 12" AVD+ guitar loudspeaker cabinet from Barefaced Audio

The all-new Radical 212H is the ultimate cab for gigging your big valve amp head. With the unique AVD+ enclosure you don’t need to use a 4x12” cab to get that full power large scale sound, be it for rock, blues, funk, metal, anything - even the loudest bluegrass band on the planet.

If you haven’t heard a Barefaced Diffractor guitar cab you may be sceptical that something this small and light can sound as big and heavy as a 412 - or that it’ll cut through on stage without being as tall. This is where the science comes in:

The AVD+ enclosure uses both sides of the cone to generate sonic output, doubling its acoustic power and dispersing that sound everywhere around the room. No longer will you have to lurk in that narrow cone of tone and finally you’ll be able to consistently get that Goldilocks mix, not too loud, not too quiet, just right - both on stage and in the audience. Gigs are better when you all hear the music as it’s meant to be!



As standard it’s loaded with two Celestion Vintage 30 loudspeakers, giving 120W power handling and buckets of authentic tone. But if your sonic preference differs, you can customise it with any Celestion 12” guitar driver, we offer the whole range.


Radical 212H

Radical 212H
Radical 212H
Radical 212H
Radical 212H
Radical 212H
Radical 212H
Radical 212H

Regular price £599.00 £599.00 Sale



Celestion Vintage 30 fitted as standard

Barefaced Radical 212H Guitar Loudspeaker Cabinet


If you’re in the UK a one month free trial is available (no return fee). If you’re in Europe we still have the one month trial period but you’ll have to pay return shipping. If you’re further away then sorry, shipping is too expensive so get in touch if you’re not sure it’s what you want and ask us lots of questions (feel free to ask questions if you’re in the UK or Europe too).


Time to dispatch 1 - 2 weeks

 

 



Features



  • • Innovative internal design - Barefaced AVD+ enclosure for superior audibility, efficiency and power handling

  • • Low-cut filter toggle switch

  • • Choose from the entire range of Celestion 12" speakers. The iconic Celestion Vintage 30 fitted as standard.*

  • • Either a black or silver cloth grill with white piping.

  • • British Raging Green or Black in Black tolex.

  • • Single top strap handle

  • • Rubber feet on base

  • • Dual combi 1/4” + speakon sockets

*Additional customisation fee applies. See below.

Speaker Options


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G12-65

Power rating65W rms
Impedance8 Ohms
Sensitivity97dB
Frequency Range 80Hz -5000kHz
Magnet Type Ceramic
Speaker Weight 3.5kg / 7.7lbs
Weight difference against stock driver + 1.2kg / + 2.6lbs

CELESTION Says:
Originally created in the late 70s using more modern materials and techniques for a higher power handling, the G12-65 is widely regarded as one of the best guitar speakers ever produced for use in a 4x12 cabinet. With its fast attack and tightly controlled low end, the G12-65 had become a firm favourite with hard rock players by the early 80s. The precisely tuned mid-range and crisp defined top-end contribute to an aggressive crunch sound that punches through the mix while the mid-range warmth and detail give weight and depth to single notes.

£70 per speaker

G12M

Power rating20W rms
Impedance8 Ohms
Sensitivity96dB
Frequency Range 75Hz -5000kHz
Magnet Type Ceramic
Speaker Weight 3.6kg / 7.9lbs
Weight difference against stock driver + 1.1kg / + 2.4lbs

CELESTION Says:
The original G12M of the 1960s was Celestion's first guitar speaker to use a ceramic magnet and paved the way for high power guitar amplifiers. The G12M uses a medium weight magnet to produce a sound that is smooth and warm but bright enough to hold its own against any rock backline.Known simply these days as the 'Greenback', the G12M's fabled 'brown tone' is characterised by a warm, controlled low-end, a rich, vocal mid-range and a delicate, detailed top-end. Loaded into a 4x12 and driven hard, these speakers exude warm, crunchy chords and sweet searing single-notes.

£80 per speaker

G12H(55)

Power rating30W rms
Impedance8 Ohms
Sensitivity100dB
Frequency Range 55Hz -5000kHz
Magnet Type Ceramic
Speaker Weight 4.7kg / 10.4lbs
Weight difference against stock driver 0kg / 0lbs

CELESTION Says:
It's hard to escape the sound of the G12H, just listen to any Hendrix recording and chances are you'll be hearing a whole raft of them powering the guitar out of the mix.These faithful re-creations capture the unmistakeable mojo of late 60s rock guitar tones. Unsurpassed in a 4x12 for cranking out towering, huge power chords, the Heritage Series G12H (55) features the 55c/s 'bass' cone. This model is famous for its thick syrupy tones, with a deep growling back end, densely complex mid-range and a finely detailed top end

£80 per speaker

G12H(75)

Power rating30W rms
Impedance8 Ohms
Sensitivity100dB
Frequency Range 75Hz -5000kHz
Magnet Type Ceramic
Speaker Weight 4.7kg / 10.4lbs
Weight difference against stock driver 0kg / 0lbs

CELESTION Says:
It's hard to escape the sound of the G12H, just listen to any Hendrix recording and chances are you'll be hearing a whole raft of them powering the guitar out of the mix.These faithful re-creations capture the unmistakeable mojo of late 60s rock guitar tones. The Heritage Series G12H (75) features a 75 c/s 'lead' cone for an alternative tonal balance that places a little less emphasis on bass frequencies. Choose this version if you prefer a tighter bottom end with a punchy upper mid-range and sparkling highs

£80 per speaker

Celestion Cream

Power rating90W rms
Impedance8 Ohms
Sensitivity100dB
Frequency Range 75Hz -5000kHz
Magnet Type Alnico
Speaker Weight 4.2kg / 9.3lbs
Weight difference against stock driver -0.5kg / -1.1lbs

CELESTION Says:
With a 90-watt power rating, the Celestion Cream is purpose-built for vintage tones, whatever kind of amp you use. By applying new technologies and manufacturing methods developed during the creation of our Creamback speakers, we’ve been able to deliver a higher power rating while preserving the very essence of an alnico guitar speaker. Delivering a glorious, laid-back attack, the Cream exudes warm lows and a brilliant bell-like chime. It has smooth and organic mids, further characterised by a fine-grained detail that adds a high-definition quality to the vocal range. The Cream has been specially created to bring alnico class to all kinds of amps from 1-watt to 90-watts. It conveys a satisfying warmth, detailed expressiveness and exceptional musicality, even at low power levels.

£180 per speaker

Celestion Gold

Power rating50W rms
Impedance8 Ohms
Sensitivity100dB
Frequency Range 75Hz -5000kHz
Magnet Type Alnico
Speaker Weight 4.2kg / 9.3lbs
Weight difference against stock driver -0.5kg / -1.1lbs

CELESTION Says:
Building on the platform of the Blue, the Gold is a higher-powered, Alnico-magnet guitar speaker that recreates the unmistakable sonic signature of a 'well played-in' original. Over time, the high frequencies of a Blue soften and become less chalky as the cone becomes more flexible - a much sought after characteristic that the Gold exhibits straight out of the box. Also present in the Gold sound from the outset is an added warmth and complexity in the midrange which, coupled with the classic Alnico qualities of a laid-back attack, rounded low end and brilliant bell-like highs, deliver huge rhythm voicings and saturated vocal lead tones.The Gold is a wonderfully expressive and revealing loudspeaker, affording guitarists an unprecedented degree of dynamic control. It has already become a favourite for many working players worldwide whether picking and bending with Brad Paisley, or rocking hard with Danny Spitz of Anthrax.

£160 per speaker

Celestion Blue

Power rating15W rms
Impedance8 Ohms
Sensitivity100dB
Frequency Range 75Hz -5000kHz
Magnet Type Alnico
Speaker Weight 4.2kg / 9.3lbs
Weight difference against stock driver -0.5kg / -1.1lbs

CELESTION Says:
This classic guitar speaker actually started life as a radio speaker that was modified specifically for use in electric guitar amplifiers. In its original incarnation as the G12 T530 it appeared in several colour variations, but it was the Blue version, fitted as standard into Vox AC30 amps, that secured its place in guitar tone history. The Blue found favour with notable guitarists like Brian May, due to its glorious dampened attack, warm lows, mellow upper-mids and brilliant bell-like top-end. When coupled with a suitable amplifier it evokes rich definition and develops beautiful musical compression when pushed. According to tone enthusiasts worldwide, the Blue is the benchmark for guitar speaker perfection.

£180 per speaker

Celestion Ruby

Power rating35W rms
Impedance8 Ohms
Sensitivity100dB
Frequency Range 75Hz -5000kHz
Magnet Type Alnico
Speaker Weight 4.2kg / 9.3lbs
Weight difference against stock driver -0.5kg / -1.1lbs

CELESTION Says:
The Ruby is an alnico-magnet guitar speaker that’s purpose-built to create vintage tones – and at 35-watts power handling, it’s ideal for use with mid-powered amps and combos. Bringing the instantly familiar Celestion alnico vibe with its glorious, dampened attack; the Ruby oozes a richly musical vintage warmth, with mellow highs and a smooth, sophisticated midrange.

£160 per speaker

G12H-150 Redback

Power rating150W rms
Impedance8 Ohms or 16 Ohms
Sensitivity100dB
Frequency Range 75Hz -5000kHz
Magnet Type Ceramic
Speaker Weight 4.7kg / 10.4lbs
Weight difference against stock driver 0kg / 0lbs

CELESTION Says:
The G12H-150 Redback has been created for players who are looking for extreme power handling but refuse to compromise on great tone. Rated at a gargantuan 150-watts, the Redback is constructed with a supersized 2-inch voice coil and features the heaviest G12 magnet. The result is a guitar speaker that sounds 100% Celestion in character, yet is primed to withstand a pummelling from a 100-watt head all by itself, and still come back for more.The Redback proves that you no longer need to choose between power and tone. With a tight, well-controlled low end, detailed midrange and more relaxed treble, Celestion’s engineering expertise has produced a truly high power guitar speaker that can still deliver balance, responsiveness and superb playability, with muscular ease.With lower power combos, expect tons of smooth, clean tone and don’t be afraid to plug in your favourite stomp box. Thinking of downsizing your cabinet? Simply hook up a single Redback to your 100-watt head and generate giant slabs of frightening, monstrous tone.

£60 per speaker

V-Type

Power rating70W rms
Impedance8 Ohms or 16 Ohms
Sensitivity98dB
Frequency Range 70Hz -5000kHz
Magnet Type Ceramic
Speaker Weight 3.3kg / 7.3lbs
Weight difference against stock driver -1.4kg / -3lbs

CELESTION Says:
Combining decades of experience with advanced measurement and analysis, the V-Type has been built using a carefully balanced 'recipe' of old and new design techniques. It produces a heady, exciting modern vintage sound that just makes you want to keep on playing: a guitar speaker that delivers authentic Celestion tone whatever your style.The V-type is a sweet sounding speaker with a superbly balanced tonal signature that imparts a vintage musicality to your tone. Clean sounds are true across the lows, mids and highs, with just enough upper-mid chime and HF sparkle to add clarity and definition. Crank it up for a sizzling overdrive and raw rock tones, with plenty of mid-band warmth to give body and substance to lead note playing

£50 per speaker

Classic Lead

Power rating80W rms
Impedance8 Ohms or 16 Ohms
Sensitivity99dB
Frequency Range 80Hz -5000kHz
Magnet Type Ceramic
Speaker Weight 4.7kg / 10.4lbs
Weight difference against stock driver 0kg / 0lbs

CELESTION Says:
Developed in the late '70s, the Classic Lead guitar speaker uses a fibreglass voice coil former to deliver an 80W power rating and a unique dynamic sound.A firm favourite with lead guitarists, the Classic Lead features a tightly controlled low-end, with strong high bass / low mid punch, aggressive mid range attack and a powerful yet controlled top-end.For power chords it has the tone to make its presence felt but the subtle high-frequency roll- off makes it ideal for solos, able to project single notes on loud stages without becoming shrill.

£80 per speaker

A-Type

Power rating50W rms
Impedance8 Ohms
Sensitivity98dB
Frequency Range 75Hz -5000kHz
Magnet Type Ceramic
Speaker Weight 3.5kg / 7.7lbs
Weight difference against stock driver -1.2kg / -2.6lbs

CELESTION Says:
Celestion guitar speakers have been an important part of British guitar tone since the birth of Rock & Roll. Traditionally, they’re known for lively and vocal midrange character with plenty of sparkle and chime, which turns into an exciting growl when overdriven, often compressing when pushed hard. Inspired by our favourite modern American tones, the A-Type is a different kind of guitar speaker from Celestion. Of course, it still has the musical and revealing three- dimensional quality that is the heart and soul of a Celestion guitar speaker, however it features a more laid-back midrange which reveals body and complexity in the upper register, accompanied by full and rounded low frequencies. The A-Type conveys a fluid, even performance with an increased headroom threshold that allows your amp’s tone to shine through. Clean players will love the smooth articulation; for rockers the brooding, powerful low end threatens thunder that’s only a heavy riff away!

£50 per speaker

G12H Anniversary

Power rating30W rms
Impedance8 Ohms or 16 Ohms
Sensitivity100dB
Frequency Range 75Hz -5000kHz
Magnet Type Ceramic
Speaker Weight 4.7kg / 10.4lbs
Weight difference against stock driver 0kg / 0lbs

CELESTION Says:
Originally re-released a little over a decade ago, the G12H guitar speaker remains hugely popular with players looking to recreate the classic sounds of 60s and 70s rock.With a strong, aggressive low-end and powerful low-mids, the G12H penetrates any mix with an attacking upper mid-range and an ice-cool top- end. Used singly or in quartets it provides serious attitude to soft amp tones, easily cutting through loud stage levels for chord work, and imparting a hard edge to single notes.A favourite in the 'boutique' amplifier market, the G12H guitar speaker is often used on its own or paired with a Celestion Blue or Gold for a full-bodied sound that adds ceramic attitude to the chime of an Alnico speaker

£60 per speaker

G12M-65 Creamback

Power rating65W rms
Impedance8 Ohms
Sensitivity97dB
Frequency Range 75Hz -5000kHz
Magnet Type Ceramic
Speaker Weight 3.6kg / 7.9lbs
Weight difference against stock driver -1.1kg / -2.4lbs

CELESTION Says:
The G12M Greenback is perhaps the definitive vintage Celestion ceramic magnet guitar speaker. Developed in the mid-sixties, it was quickly adopted by players like Hendrix, Clapton, Beck and Page, who typified the louder and more aggressive blues rock playing styles that came to characterize that era.The G12M-65 Creamback produces the familiar woody G12M tone, but handles greater power making it ideally suited for today's amps, when a vintage tone is desired. The increased power handling brings with it low end grunt complementing the warm and vocal mid range, crunchy upper- mids and sweet, refined highs.

£50 per speaker

G12K-100

Power rating100W rms
Impedance8 Ohms
Sensitivity99dB
Frequency Range 80Hz -5000kHz
Magnet Type Ceramic
Speaker Weight 4.7kg / 10.4lbs
Weight difference against stock driver 0kg / 0lbs

CELESTION Says:
Celestion's very own monster of rock, the G12K- 100, makes full use of the heaviest G12 magnet to combine huge power handling with superb clarity across a wide frequency response.A massive bottom-end, rock-hard mid-range and restrained top-end make this the perfect guitar speaker to add thump and grind to modern high-gain tones.Loaded in 4x12s it delivers its famous sledgehammer lows, but it also often finds use in small boutique combos, bringing a powerful mix of low-end warmth and mid-range attack.

£60 per speaker

G12H-75 Creamback

Power rating75W rms
Impedance8 Ohms or 16 Ohms
Sensitivity100dB
Frequency Range 70Hz -5000kHz
Magnet Type Ceramic
Speaker Weight 4.7kg / 10.4lbs
Weight difference against stock driver 0kg / 0lbs

CELESTION Says:
Back in the late 60s, the G12H was created by fixing an 'H' type (heavy) magnet to the body of a G12M guitar speaker. Result: a speaker with more power and a different tonal balance: firmer bass and a more pronounced top end. So we added an 'H' magnet to the G12M-65 Creamback, to create a guitar speaker that delivers the sonic signature of a G12H combined with Creamback levels of power handling. The result is the G12H-75 Creamback. It delivers 75-watts of power handling with ease and has unmistakeable G12H tone, with a tighter low end than the G12M-65 Creamback and a punchier, more dynamic high end. The H magnet brings additional focus, body and girth to the Creamback tone. It thickens single notes, resulting in a highly articulate, vocal character. These additional characteristics mean that the G12H-75 Creamback offers exceptional performance when used for lead guitar and sounds massive loaded into a 4x12 cab!

£60 per speaker

Neo Creamback

Power rating60W rms
Impedance8 Ohms
Sensitivity97dB
Frequency Range 75Hz -5000kHz
Magnet Type Neodymium
Speaker Weight 1.9kg / 4.2lbs
Weight difference against stock driver -2.8kg / -6.2lbs

CELESTION Says:
The Neo Creamback is every ounce a Classic Celestion, delivering all the magical tone you’d get from a traditional Creamback. The difference is, it’s built with a neodymium magnet: making this speaker around half the weight of a traditional ceramic magnet speaker.Celestion’s engineers have developed a new and innovative way to better harness the mighty forces of the neodymium magnet, enabling us to create a guitar speaker that can deliver authentic Creamback tone with ease, while preserving the benefit of neodymium’s much lighter weight.You still get the low end punch, warm, vocal midrange and sweet refined highs the Creamback is famous for: push it hard and enjoy the ‘race-car growl’ that sets pulses racing. But pick up a cab that’s loaded with Neo Creambacks and you’ll see what makes this speaker truly different.

£70 per speaker

G12T-75

Power rating75W rms
Impedance8 Ohms or 16 Ohms
Sensitivity97dB
Frequency Range 80Hz -5000kHz
Magnet Type Ceramic
Speaker Weight 3.5kg / 7.7lbs
Weight difference against stock driver -1.2kg / -2.6lbs

CELESTION Says:
Featured in the world's top selling 4x12 cabinet, the G12T-75 guitar speaker is a high powered rock player's dream.Built to meet the demands of high gain amplifiers, the G12T-75 combines a huge, tightly controlled low-end and aggressive mid-range with a softened top-end that adds a welcome sweetness to overdrive, distortion and aggressive upper harmonics. These are the characteristics that make the G12T-75 the weapon of choice for Yngwie Malmsteen.

£50 per speaker

Neo 250 Copperback

Power rating250W rms
Impedance8 Ohms
Sensitivity100dB
Frequency Range 70Hz -5000kHz
Magnet Type Neodymium
Speaker Weight 2.6kg / 5.7lbs
Weight difference against stock driver -2.1kg / -4.6lbs

CELESTION Says:
Sacrificing none of the delicious musicality of your favourite Celestions, the Neo 250 Copperback is a neodymium speaker that supplies tons of tone without the signature cone break-up immediately associated with the classic Celestion growl. It's definitely not the “brown sound”, but for those wanting more transparency and less midrange vocal intensity the Neo 250 reveals the best from your amplifier and playing without additional colouration. The speaker's unique response has a tight low end, neutral low mids, a clear, open upper-mid definition and well-controlled high treble, meaning you can shift from shimmering tubular-bell-like cleans to “flute-like” high gain with simply a tweak of the drive knob. Rated at a monstrous 250-watts, the Neo 250 works together with your amp to provide unparalleled dynamics, delivering all the headroom and touch sensitivity you could possibly need. And built with a neodymium magnet, you get all this power and tone weighing in at a modest 5.5lb (2.6kg).

£140 per speaker

G12M Greenback

Power rating25W rms
Impedance8 Ohms or 16 Ohms
Sensitivity98dB
Frequency Range 75Hz -5000kHz
Magnet Type Ceramic
Speaker Weight 3.6kg / 7.9lbs
Weight difference against stock driver -1.1kg / -2.4lbs

CELESTION Says:
The G12M Greenback has evolved over the decades but still retains its essential, sought- after tone.Angus Young has been a Greenback devotee since the early days of AC/DC. This model is voiced with additional broad mid-range attack and restrained top-end to give a forward, punchy attitude to chords and a searing lead tone without fizz. With its well-controlled low end it can be used singly in low-powered amps, or in multiples for high-power rock heads. It's an ideal guitar speaker to bring drive and definition to modern high gain amps.

£50 per speaker

G12T Hot 100

Power rating100W rms
Impedance8 Ohms or 16 Ohms
Sensitivity97dB
Frequency Range 80Hz -5000kHz
Magnet Type Ceramic
Speaker Weight 3.2kg / 7lbs
Weight difference against stock driver -1.5kg / -3.3lbs


CELESTION Says:
With a massive 100W power rating, this speaker sits perfectly in high-power or hybrid amplifiers. The G12T Hot 100 voices a modern sound with a big bass presence. The Celestion G12T "Hot 100" 12" guitar speaker gives you modern British tone with huge bass and massive power handling. Celestions are a staple of modern music. Starting in the 1960s, they helped define generations of guitar tone. The G12T "Hot 100" takes the sound of Celestion's classic original G12M Greenback ceramic speaker to the max. Characterized by its ginormous bottom end, smooth mids, colorful highs, and extreme volume handling, this speaker sounds great no matter what style of music you play! Put a modern Brit-flavoured speaker in your guitar amp, with the Celestion G12T "Hot 100."

£50 per speaker


Questions

There are basically two sorts - closed-back and open-backed. Open-backed because they were combos and needed to keep the valves cool and accessible for servicing, closed-back and sealed because that’s how most speakers were made in the 1960s.

The closed-back cabs have narrowing dispersion as frequency increases (a hi-fi speaker uses smaller speakers for higher frequencies to reduce this problem). The open-backed cabs fire sound out of the back as well as the front, so although the dispersion narrows from both front and back in much the same way as the closed-back cab, the sound coming out of the back helps fill the room with mids and highs - but that sound out of the back cancels out most of the lows (due to the inverted phase as the back of the speaker pulls when the front pushes and vice versa). In other words, open-back cabs are easier to hear around the room but the lows are thinner.

From the front it behaves much like a closed or open-backed cab. But the mids and highs coming out of the AVD+ at the back are amplified and dispersed around the room whilst the lows are inverted to match the lows from the front, giving lots more bottom. Basically you get twice the output of a closed back cab with an identical speaker AND even better dispersion and audibility (and far far greater output) than an open-backed cab.

You see it when you look at the back of the cab - it’s the Augmented Vent Diffractor. It’s a unique Patent Pending technology that we started developing back in 2013. At low frequencies it acts as a tuned vent or Helmholtz resonator, improving efficiency, power handling and output. At mid and high frequencies it acts to diffract, disperse and couple the sound with the room for improved audibility and output especially in rooms with poor acoustics.

The increased low frequency output from the AVD+ may be too much for some guitarists’ tastes - so you can flick this switch and remove lows at the cab. Doing so not only changes the bass response but also increases the power handling of the cab, lowers the distortion due to motor excursion and reduces the load on your amp’s output stage. This can give you two different sweet-spots of optimum speaker overdrive or break-up and two different sweet-spots of power valve overdrive. If your sound is perfect in rehearsal but too dirty at a louder gig then engaging the Lo Cut filer will clean it up.



Specifications


Dimensions
(H W D)
48cm 74cm 31cm
19" 29" 12"
Weight 16kg / 36lbs
Drivers Celestion Vintage 30
Enclosure design AVD+
RMS power handling 120 Watts
Nominal Impedance 16 Ohms

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