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Celestion Ditton 44

“Celestion Ditton 44 are the best!”

Written on: 29/05/2014 by Maddox235 (1 review written)

I've got a pair from my grand father some days ago, though to put them on ebay, until i plug them in my own sound system, usually i am a full bose enthusiast, (bose 301 serie 1 and 3) and i nearly fell in tears. the sound is astonishing ! The wooden case were a little beat up but after some love and furniture polish the wood finish is amazingly great! with some gold reflects, they are amazingly nice for the eye! The front grills are not anymore fresh, the spongy had passed to dust long time… Read Full Review

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Celestion Ditton 44

“CELESTION THE LEGEND LIVES ON BEAUTIFUL AND SMOOTH ”

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 350… Read Full Review

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Celestion Ditton 44

“Fantastic 3 way speakers still”

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 Full Review

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Celestion Ditton 44

“A Blast from the past!”

Written on: 01/02/2013 by Drastic (15 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 the… Read Full Review

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Celestion Ditton 44

“Ridiculously good speakers!”

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 Full Review

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Celestion Ditton 44

“Oh my word..”

Written on: 04/09/2012 by Rodcorke (1 review written)

These are superb. Rich, warm and balanced ... they pack a pumch too. best for the music they were made for - rock. A 12 bass. yes 12". Put them on stands and wow! Very large -- you need a large room , but if that is no problem - enjoy!… Read Full Review

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Written on: 22/09/2012

Totally agreed. I sold a pair of these on ebay and since then i've bought and traded over 40 pairs of speakers from other celestions, missions, Kef etc to b&w's and nothing has come close. Still upset even though i now have the choice of a pair of Linn Keilidh's or a pair of B&W DM602 S2's. Both are fine speakers but everything they do sounds much much nicer from a pair of 44's. Considering these were made round 40 years ago they are a gem of a speaker. That 12'' driver never seems to overwhelm itself and that midrange is to die for. If there's emotion in anything you play these'll emphasise in a way i've never heard from any speaker i've heard since. Not even close. If you get hold of a pair of these but the wife a bunch of flowers at the same time as they're a bit on the big side for the fairer sex's taste because for a sensible mans pocket i doubt you'll ever hear anything better.

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Celestion Ditton 44

“I HAVE HAD MY 44S FOR ABOUT 40 YEARS NOW AND THEY...”

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 Full Review

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Celestion Ditton 44

“I have been lucky enough to have owned Celestion...”

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 by a… Read Full Review

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Celestion Ditton 44

“By accident I saw a mechanically worn down set of...”

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 high… Read Full Review

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Celestion Ditton 44

“I have a set of 442s in my living room for music and film ”

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?

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Celestion Ditton 44

“they are good to do a disco with a 3 channel mixer ...”

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
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Celestion Ditton 44

“A friend had 33's and 22's in the early 80's ounded...”

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 Full Review

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Celestion Ditton 44

“I actually picked my pair up in a charity shop ten...”

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 Full Review

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Celestion Ditton 44

“the sound quality is very good i've had mine over 5...”

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 Full Review

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Celestion Ditton 44

“I bought my Celestion Ditton 44 new in 1974 and I've...”

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 Full Review

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Celestion Ditton 44

“I bought Celestion Ditton 44 speakers in 2006 for...”

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 Full Review

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Celestion Ditton 44

“Celestion Ditton 44 speakers are the best but the time...”

Written on: 02/03/2009 by crazyrhys19 (1 review written)

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 Full Review

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Celestion Ditton 44

“I bought my Celestion Ditton 44 speakers new in 1970s,...”

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

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Celestion Ditton 44

“I bought these Celestion Ditton 44 speakers new in...”

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

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Celestion Ditton 44

“Purchased 44,s 3 months ago already had ditton 66. ”

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

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