Ipswich, UK (August 30, 2023) —Celestion, one of the world’s leading suppliers of professional loudspeakers and compression drivers for sound reinforcement applications, is pleased to introduce two new 1.4” exit, neodymium magnet, high frequency compression drivers to their range, the CDX14-3055 and CDX14-3045. These next-generation drivers both offer improved power handling and sensitivity, with a lower crossover point and overall reduction in size, making them compact and extremely effective HF solutions for use in high-quality fixed installation, or touring sound systems.
The CDX14-3055 offers significant improvements over its forerunner, the CDX14-3050. This includes an upgraded power handling capability of 120W (measured to AES standard) and a sensitivity of 108dB. The compression driver offers a lower minimum crossover point of 800Hz (12dB/oct) to increase application flexibility as well as a notable boost in sound pressure level above 5kHz. The CDX14-3055 is also far more compact with an external diameter of only 120mm which reduces the distance between acoustic centres when multiple units are used, offering improved close-coupling in applications such as line array cabinets.
In common with its predecessor, CDX14-3055 incorporates Celestion’s patented two-piece, deep drawn titanium diaphragm and maximum modal suppression phase plug, delivering an ultra-low noise performance.
One industry professional told Celestion, “The sensitivity at VHF is very high which is good, especially for passive systems. The listening experience was positive, with a sound signature that is world class.”
The companion CDX14-3045 driver is an upgraded version of Celestion’s earlier CDX14-3040, HF compression driver, this time featuring a single piece titanium diaphragm. Again, this high-quality HF solution features a power handling capability increased to 120W (measured to AES standard) and an enhanced sensitivity of 108dB with a lower crossover point of 800Hz (12dB/oct). In addition, the diameter of the CDX14-3045 has also been reduced, measuring in at a compact 117mm which improves close-coupling when employed in multiple driver applications.
“These two compression drivers are the latest examples of Celestion’s philosophy of continuing advancement,” explains Celestion Marketing Manager Ken Weller. “The CDX14-3055 and CDX14-3045 are both excellent options for high-quality sound reinforcement applications.”
Designed and developed at Celestion’s headquarters in Ipswich, England, the next-generation CDX14-3045 and CDX14-3055 high-frequency compression drivers demonstrate Celestion’s continuing commitment to delivering a range of high-quality engineering-led solutions for professional audio applications.
With worldwide headquarters in Ipswich, England, Celestion design, develop and manufacture high-quality professional audio loudspeakers and compression drivers for sound reinforcement; premium guitar and bass guitar loudspeakers. These world-renowned speakers are used onstage and in clubs, theatres and other venues the world over. Contact Celestion at: [email protected].