Written on: 03/11/2006 by Gordon MacPherson (1 review written)
Full, warm sound. Very good with classical orchestral music
Old, large, and when I removed a speaker gill, lots of decomposed black material fell out - sound quality not affected.
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 - it was (to quote a US politician) a no-brainer. The sound was fuller, detail was clear and crisp, and the base expansive and clear. One of the R of S climaxes was mind-blowing. I had advertised the 44's for sale on the web - I immediately withdrew them! I hope they go on forever.