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Written on: 04/02/2009 by tigersimon (3 reviews written)
I bought my Celestion Ditton 44 speakers new in 1970s, and have kept them ever since. A lot of people at the time were going for the Ditton 25s which were too bassy, or the 66s which I believe were even bigger than the 44s. However, the 44s were always considered good for classical music. So I got them, and they have been fantastic on all music types and systems. I have gone through many record, tape decks, amps and CD players, but these have stood the test of time. You can play them whisper… Read Full Review
Written on: 04/02/2009
I bought these Celestion Ditton 44 speakers new in 1970s. A lot of people were going for the Ditton 25s, but these were reckoned as too bass heavy - OK for rock, but I also wanted to play classical. The sound is, and remains, after 20 years, so sweet and natural. All voices and instruments come through clear with no dominance. There is a slight peeling of the side veneer on the cabinet, but appearance is generally OK. I have been tempted to switch to satellite speakers and a central bass, but I… Read Full Review
Written on: 29/11/2008
Purchased 44,s 3 months ago already had ditton 66.
44's have more bass output in 35-40Hz region but roll off rapidly below 35hz
66 can reproduce 20Hz. organ pedal notes
Mids and high are close to identical but 44 best when being pointed directly at listener.
Both give a full-bodied sound that is often missing in so called statement speakers yes, those have scary resolution but sound is often thin and harsh these have 85% of that resolution but really sound like singer and instruments are… Read Full Review
Written on: 27/05/2008 by john67music (1 review written)
I saw a pair of Celestion Ditton 44 being put in a Skip to big for the room the guy told me, I carried them home one at a time they nearly ruptured me!
What a wonderful sound I have had some great speakers
These join that list, old but good, get a pair if you can… Read Full Review
Written on: 01/05/2008 by jdcruz (1 review written)
I have had these for ten years, and I have been very satisfied with them… Read Full Review
Written on: 20/02/2008 by ixion58 (1 review written)
I bought mine in the early seventies, and there still going. Great sound, easy to drive, Cascada OK. RRR FS 100 may be better !… Read Full Review
Written on: 22/12/2007
Buy these stereo speakers no matter what you already have. You can really crank up the volume!… Read Full Review
Written on: 06/10/2007 by cowboyrider (1 review written)
The Celestion Ditton 44 stereo speakers sound good and real. They are not very nice looking, but they offer quality sound!… Read Full Review
Written on: 31/07/2007 by cgkdesign (3 reviews written)
I bought mine new in the 80's for about half the MSRP. I was in the market for a pair a JBL 112's and my stereo guy (upstairs of a hardware store if you can believe it) had the Dittons on for half price, I took them home for a five day "test drive" and liked them so much right off the hop that I went and paid for them next day and have had them since… Read Full Review
Written on: 03/11/2006 by Gordon MacPherson (1 review written)
I have had these speakers for well over 20 years. When we revamped our living room I decided that we needed good quality bookshelf speakers. I had a budget of around 350 GBP. After a lot of research, I listened to the the Monitor Audio Silver RS2. I tried several CD's, including the Georgiev Rite of Spring and Richard Burton narrating Under Milkwood. I was very impressed, but found them a little harsh. I went straight back home and played them on the Celestion Ditton 44 speakers. I was amazed… Read Full Review
Written on: 05/04/2006 by fado (1 review written)
I knew the Celestion Ditton 44 speakers from the 70s. I had an opportunity to buy a pair secondhand in a junk shop 7 years ago (here in Belgium) at an equivalent price of $100 in excellent condition. I just purchased a second pair at the double price today on eBay just to be sure that I have spares in case of trouble, this gives an idea of my opinion of these boxes. I really like the sound of the music that comes out of these speakers. (clear, powerful, authentic sound)… Read Full Review
Written on: 27/02/2006 by harrymb (1 review written)
The Celestion Ditton 44 speakers produce excellent quality sound, with dynamic bass sounds. They look and sound great, and they are great. I have a pair myself. They are going on 40 years old, but they still sound as good as brand new! They are not at all worn, even though they are this old, and I am sure they will last me another few decades (I hope)!… Read Full Review
Written on: 08/12/2005 by stevo238 (1 review written)
I picked the Celestion Ditton 44 speakers up at a tag sale in the U.S. over the summer for $10.00. I fell in love with their warm room filling sound, which is akin to my Dad's single speaker Hi-fi setup from the 1950's.
Build quality is exceptional, cast speaker baskets, real (wood?) veneer, and they weigh at least 45lbs apiece at least. That's 20 kilograms!
I entertained a backyard party of 50 over the summer, and the sound from these speakers is remarkable!… Read Full Review
Written on: 22/10/2005 by David Shand (2 reviews written)
The saying the old ones are the best is a bit of cliche but in Celestions case this period of manufacturing was their golden time.
You can listen in great detail to classical music picking out instruments with ease, rock music sounds alive and unfazed, although dance music is not my forte-when the kids use them it sounds loud and their friends think the sound is awesome.
If you are going to buy a pair of these speakers check how much the postage will be as they are very heavy, make sure the… Read Full Review
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