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Written on: 20/08/2015 by autocruiseman (1 review written)
Got these speakers from a house where an elderly gentleman had sadly passed away. The cabinets were in good condition but the foam around the 12inch bass was in powder form at the bootom when the grill was removed. I oiled the teak cabinets washed the grills cleaned the driver units and waited for everything to dry. It was worth the wait. WOW Wow !! The first song I played on half power was Toni Braxton Un break my heart... Fab rich bass wonderful mid-range and the top end incredible. I… Read Full Review
Written on: 25/07/2015 by Brewer423 (1 review written)
I am, at last the proud owner of a pair of these legendary speakers and they are simply divine in every respect. There are few modern speakers that could hold a candle to these iconic units. Even with my very modest amplifier, they return a sound quality and warmth that is almost untouchable. I now need an amp to drive them properly. Any suggestions? … Read Full Review
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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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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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
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
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
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
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
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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