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Celestion Ditton 44

“I saw a pair of Celestion Ditton 44 being put in a...”

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

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Celestion Ditton 44

“I have had these for ten years, and I have been very...”

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

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Celestion Ditton 44

“I bought mine in the early seventies, and there still...”

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

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Celestion Ditton 44

“Buy these stereo speakers no matter what you already...”

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

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Celestion Ditton 44

“The Celestion Ditton 44 stereo speakers sound good and...”

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

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Celestion Ditton 44

“I bought mine new in the 80's for about half the MSRP....”

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

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Cgkdesign's Response to cgkdesign's Review

Written on: 02/08/2007

I should have probably pointed out that mine were series 2, which were updated versions of the original 44's. Though essentially the same design, they did incorporate updated drivers and minor changes to the cabinetry. I couldn't state whether the crossovers were also updated. One should note though, that very, very few listeners would be able to tell the difference from an original pair of 44's and the series 2 versions (presuming both are in good operation condition).
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<br/>The reviewer (me) apologizes for this oversight.

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Celestion Ditton 44

“I have had these speakers for well over 20 years. When...”

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

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Greg Mitchell's Response to Gordon MacPherson's Review

Written on: 10/01/2007

Would totally endorse Gordon&#039;s comments. I have listened to many makes of speakers and thes &#039;old&#039; 44s still best suit my ears - subjective I know, but doesn&#039;t speaker choice have to be?
<br/>In view of their undoubted bulk compared to more modern designs, what is the best speaker stand to use? Or should I just settle for applying floor spikes?

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Cgkdesign's Response to Gordon MacPherson's Review

Written on: 02/08/2007

Kudos to Mr. MacPherson's review. I have to agree with him that they perform well with classical music with one point to add. With exception of some very well done recordings in other genres (Joe Jackson's "Big World" comes to mind) a good audiophile classical publishing (Deutsche Grammophon is almost always a safe bet) is in fact the only way to fully bring out the wide clean bass and midrange on these speakers. They play rock just fine, but the overcompression on most pop music publishings just doesn't "push" these speakers far enough to really appreciate their quality, especially when viewed from a bang for buck perspective.
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<br/>2 thumbs up to Gordon's review.
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<br/>as post script - one thing I noticed that I should have mentioned in my review, is that these speakers seem to be less dependant on position than others I have tried. Or, more accurately, the sound quality didn't seem to fall off as harshly when moved further from their optimum position in a room.
<br/>I noticed this when I was "test driving" (borrowing from retailer) mine at home before I actually purchased them. this is purely a subjective opinion, though perhaps this has something to do with why they also sound so good outdoors.

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Noel99's Response to Gordon MacPherson's Review

Written on: 16/01/2007

Just bought a pair of Celestion Ditton 44 speakers today, for all of £6.00. I decided to look them up, and I am well chuffed. I can't wait to try them out tonight.

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Celestion Ditton 44

“I knew the Celestion Ditton 44 speakers from the 70s....”

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

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“The Celestion Ditton 44 speakers produce excellent...”

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

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“I picked the Celestion Ditton 44 speakers up at a tag...”

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

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Celestion Ditton 44

“The saying the old ones are the best is a bit of...”

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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