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  — Since its reissue in 1993, the Celestion Blue has been embraced as the premium Alnico
      speaker; now Celestion extends the range with the new 50-Watt Celestion Gold —

NAMM WINTER SESSION, ANAHEIM, CA, January 20, 2006 — Celestion, a pioneer in
transducer technology and raw frame drivers for guitar and bass amplification for over eight
decades, announces the introduction of its next generation Alnico guitar speaker, the Celestion
Gold. Designed for players wanting the legendary “Blue” tone with greater power handling
capability, the new Celestion Gold employs improved heat management, enabling it to be used
in higher power combo and with modern 4 x 12" amplifiers.

Featuring the same design elements as the legendary Celestion Blue, including the distinctive
bell cover and solder-only tag panels, the Celestion Gold is a 12" speaker that boasts an
impressive 50-Watt power handling.

According to Celestion Head of Sales and Marketing, Paul Richardson: “The goal was to take
our flagship speaker, the Celestion Blue, and use it as the template to create an all-new
‘Contemporary Classic’ Alnico driver with enhanced power handling capability, without
compromising either tone or specification.”

Richardson continues, “To guard against this, hours of painstaking research and development
effort have been invested to ensure that the 50-Watt Celestion Gold is exceptionally close, in
both tone and specification, to the original Alnico Blue speaker.”

The speaker comes in a distinctive vintage gold color and will be hand-built at Celestion’s
factory in Ipswich, England.

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Celestion is renowned for high quality guitar and professional audio loudspeakers, used
onstage and in clubs, theatres and other venues the world over. Celestion products are
distributed exclusively in the United States by Group One Ltd. of Farmingdale, NY.

Other company and product names may be trademarks of the respective companies with
which they are associated.

—For more information on the complete range of Celestion products, contact Sue Adamson,
Group One Ltd., 70 Sea Lane, Farmingdale, NY 11735. Tel: (516) 249-1399;
Fax: (516) 753-1020; Email:; Web:

—For OEM inquiries, please contact Andy Farrow, OEM Sales Manager, Celestion America,
10 Timber Lane Marlboro, NJ 07746. Tel: 732 616 7217; Fax: 732 683 2358;
Email; Web:

—Celestion International Ltd, Claydon Business Park, Great Blakenham, Ipswich IP6 0NL, UK.
Tel: +44 (0)1473 835300; Fax: +44 (0)1473 835301; Web:

Celestion is exhibiting at Booth #4674 during the 2006 NAMM Winter Session in
Anaheim, CA.


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