Written on: 10/05/2013
I have two sets of the amazing 44s. One set has been in my life for 28 years and has large domes on the bass units with the ROLA LTD badge on the back at the top of the box the other has the smaller domes and lived with me for about 15 years. Both sets look identical with full wood finish apart from dome size. There sound is unfailingly faithful to bring joy to my ears the midrange vocals are perfect on jazz, Eva Cassidy & Nora Jones and rock music too. I run my two sets on the Marantz pm... (read more)
Written on: 17/04/2013
I have purchased a pair of these truly wonderful speakers. I paid over the odds (so I thought) but on collection it was if the had just come out of the boxs. I was chuffed! & even happier once connected. My amplifier was always on the bright side but these smoothed everything out with warmth & detail + true bass. I had previously thought to get this sound I would have to spend a small fortune, so if you get a chance to hear or buy them Go for it! (read more)
Written on: 01/02/2013 by Drastic (14 reviews written)
The Celestion Ditton 44 is a true three way design using a 12” base drive, a 6” mid & a HF-2000 tweeter, (or the HF-1300 on some units). Note No ABR was used in the 44. Power handling was linked to the model number in this range, so Ditton 44= 44 watts (rms) however the mk2 version was listed as being rated up to 100w ( likely peak). The mk2 version had a slightly different crossover, which was not as highly regarded as the original crossover. However the Mk1 crossover used five of... (read more)
Written on: 05/12/2012 by HifiSensible (1 review written)
Believe everything you've EVER heard about these cos they're all that, and then some. I've sold over 200 pairs of speakers from fancy makers on ebay but it'd have to be a cold day in hell before i ever sold these. The midrange and tweeter on these are to die for and that 12 inch driver will make mincemeat out of any bassline. All them speakers i mentioned that i sold were all put on a sound test before being sold and judged on their ability too match these, and though a few came close they... (read more)
Written on: 16/02/2011
I HAVE HAD MY 44S FOR ABOUT 40 YEARS NOW AND THEY STILL SOUND EXCELLENT.I HAVE SOMETIMES CONSIDERED REPLACING THEM BUT SIMILAR WOULD COST A LOT OF MONEY. I PAID 137 POUNDS GOOD VALUE. (read more)
Written on: 14/01/2011
I have been lucky enough to have owned Celestion Ditton speakers for the past 25 years starting with a pair of 25s purchased in Abu Dhabi. These have been shipped all over the world and still sound great (if a little bassy) today.
However, I recently spotted two pairs of 44s on the internet and managed to buy the job lot (which were in excellent condition) for a very reasonable price and now have spares to last a few years!
The 44s have been installed in my loving room and are being driven... (read more)
Written on: 28/10/2010 by herberttulleken (1 review written)
By accident I saw a mechanically worn down set of Celestion Ditton 4s in a 2nd hand article recycle shop. One tweeter had died, the other one was actually close to the same destiny (corroded etc). After some haggling and pointing out the defects and the unattractive state of the laquer, I got the pair for ' 50.
Next to a diy electronics shop for some modern dome tweeters, a set for ' 60.
I could not believe what I heard tonight. Wauw what a sound: robust, balanced, filling the space with... (read more)
Written on: 17/09/2010 by drewjam (1 review written)
I have a set of 442s in my living room for music and film
I also use a set of Mk2 44s as reference monitors in my music studio
and finally I gave my partner a set of original 44s for her living room
Its hard to choose which are my favourites, but collectively they're undoubtedly the best speakers I've ever owned, or heard anywhere else for that matter, thats why I have 3 sets ... close your eyes and the musicians are actually in the room with you.... what more could you want?
Written on: 24/04/2010
they are good to do a disco with a 3 channel mixer with a microphone but they are from 1979 and 1 has tweeter that is sounding like it is not sounding crisp and clear like the other tweeter the tweeter that works crystal clear is from maplin ages ago but i cant get the same silver colour tweeter as i did in 1997 and i am a dj called dj bezzie and i am doing a disco in the summer with them
Written on: 19/01/2010
A friend had 33's and 22's in the early 80's ounded and looked great grills removed. Aware of the greater 44's and 66's spotted a pair in another friends parents front room, his father had been given them by a relative but didn't know or appreciate what he had, I said if he ever down sized could I be first in the queue to buy them. Well my friend gave him a small compact system and the 44's have been mine since 1999, They are rich , warm and good friends to my ears, like a classic car they... (read more)
Written on: 08/01/2010
I actually picked my pair up in a charity shop ten years ago for £10.00. needed a little tlc so I opened upthe grilles and recovered them. Also built some dedicated stands that I filled with sand to add extra weight.I also gave the cabinets the sandpaper treatment and then waxed them. I use them upstairs as my second system in conjunction with an old Naim pre amp power amp combo. The result is stunning a curtain of sound hangs in the room- beautiful bass resonance and so much detail at the... (read more)
Written on: 08/12/2009
the sound quality is very good i've had mine over 5 years now but have had to rewire because they were freying? good for allsorts of music i would like some more celestion 44s (read more)
Written on: 04/07/2009
I bought my Celestion Ditton 44 new in 1974 and I've had them ever since. They followed me home from England to New Zealand. I've never heard any other speakers that have tempted me to change (read more)
Written on: 06/06/2009
I bought Celestion Ditton 44 speakers in 2006 for $200, original parts and cabinet. My 3rd pair of Celestions, these are by far the sweetest in my sound chain along with Dynaco a-35s, using a Quest box and a Technics receiver with 115 rms per side; talk about voice presence in the room.
By themselves the sound is enormous and I hope to step up to Ditton 66 monitors one day. (read more)
Written on: 02/03/2009 by crazyrhys19
Celestion Ditton 44 speakers are the best but the time has come to sell mine as I've had them since the 70's,and to let someone else have the pleasure of them. (read more)
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 more)
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,... (read more)
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 more)
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 more)
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