Celestion Ditton 66 Studio Monitor
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Celestion Ditton 66 Studio Monitor

Ditton 66 Studio Monitor, Hi-Fi Speaker from Celestion in the Ditton series.

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Average Score:4.7( 4.7/5 based on 18 reviews )
 12 reviews67 %
 5 reviews28 %
jbl_710_Onyx_K203/24/2014

jbl_710_Onyx_K2's review"For nostalgics"

Celestion Ditton 66 Studio Monitor
I used these speakers as replacement for my Goodmans Magnum K2 from 1974 to 1989. I was seduced by the frequency response in the lows and the quality of the rest of the spectrum. At the dawn of the '80s I noticed that the quality of the mids and highs on competitor products clearly surpassed the Dittons. When I decided to replace them, in 1989, I was seduced by the JMlab 710 Onyx K2, which had extreme lows like I had never heard before up to that day: I could hear the bass drum of the symphonic orchestra at a level never reached with the Dittons, which, on the other hand, seemed to boost the high lows and render them fluffy.
Back then, Focal was called JMlab, and equipped their products with Focal speakers. It was a small unknown (at least to me) and extremely dynamic brand: They called me to tell me when they would finish manufacturing my speakers.
I still have these speakers, and I don't know if I will ever replace them, because my wife has become somewhat hostile to my music listening, so I invested in the Sennheiser HD800 headphones, which allow me to listen to music with lots of dynamics (to be more clear: Classical music) without disturbing my wife.
As for the Dittons, after having used them at my second home, I gave them to one of my sons, who still uses them today, since my second home has become my primary residence.
Patrice2803/24/2013

Patrice28's review"Progress can't be stopped"

Celestion Ditton 66 Studio Monitor
I listened to these speakers for more than 20 years, from 1976 to 2000. Excellent when compared to other speakers at the same price point in 1976 (like the Elipson 1303, JBL L100, AR 3A,... no Unidentified Sounding Objects), they cost two months of average monthly salary back then. Throughout the years they have lost their superiority and have been matched and, finally, surpassed by other products in the small hi-fi world. My B&W DM605-S2 from 2000 that replaced them are clearly better in terms of musicality: They have the same deep low end, but even tighter, and the high mids sound "less harsh." And the B&W CM9 I bought in July 2011 really relegate them to the unexceptional hi-fi "vintage" category. I'm sorry for fans and nostalgics.
tontondom201/06/2013

tontondom2's review"Excellent, but..."

Celestion Ditton 66 Studio Monitor
I have used my celestion 66 for more than 25 years. I got them for a decent price and in perfect condition, thanks to a friend who wanted to get rid of them and sold them to me secondhand.
I still can't get used to the way-(too)-heavy sound of these speakers and I think the highs are too weak compared to the Goodman HE1 I had before, which I think have a clearer sound. But anyway, all in all they are okay, I balance everything with my Jamo.
jean.michelc09/23/2009

jean.michelc's review

Celestion Ditton 66 Studio Monitor
As a two-time owner of these celestion ditton 66 studio monitors,
I'll give you my opinion about them.

Back in the day, I used them with a marantz 4400 receiver, as well as a pair of mcintosh mc 30.
These speakers highlight the mids, they have pretty detailed highs only and a good foundation in the lows,
which are fuller with the Marantz. The tweeter gets pretty high with ease and without being irritating.

These speakers are comfortable with all types of music and deserve a big room to really give their best in the low end,
as well as a powerful and musical amp for the passive drivers.

The only thing I would criticize about them is that the low mids are weaker, compared to JBL monitors or even the smaller 44s, it's flagrant.
It's true that with a mid-range 5.5" driver the frequencies around 500Hz have a hard time coming through.
And it's a pity, because if they didn't have that disadvantage I would still have them with me.
azatotem08/08/2009

azatotem's review

Celestion Ditton 66 Studio Monitor
All reviews reflect the extraordinary quality and reliability of these speakers! They cost about 800 euros or more, depending on their condition. I have been collecting speakers for 40 years and have compared the Dittons to lots of them (cabasse, JBL JMR, BC, etc.),. It's hard to find anything better, you have to move on to the very high-end and expensive Tannoys or B&Ws...
Coupled with a Rogers LS3/5 and a Luxman, Sansui or Revox amp (for example) they are really fabulous! It's an experience in itself to listen to the sound of Deliverance's Duelling Banjos, or even My favorite thing (Coltrane).
They will remain a legend!
71708/22/2014

717's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" ditton 66"

Celestion Ditton 66 Studio Monitor
bj .In for me they work with a technics su-V8X and I have a very high quality sound. they are pregnant who still have their place in this largely monde.Attention you will pour.Mis the piece apart what fun if you have the ear.
71702/28/2013

717's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" celestion 66 studio monitor"

Celestion Ditton 66 Studio Monitor
sound which for me is the sound listened. with the Pioneer 717 or technics su-V8X admiratif.celui that they let you get rid of a great blunder made.
mourmine07/20/2009

mourmine's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Celestion Ditton 66 Studio Monitor
hello to all
I have unfortunately HRIT for my uncle a very large silent passionnbr /> since I n I costs!!
Now they are part of my heritage familliale
a very good quality and reliability!
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stephanusmagnus06/10/2009

stephanusmagnus's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Celestion Ditton 66 Studio Monitor
J bought the 66 celestion 3 years ago
c is true that it took my ears a little adjustment period, because of the low that seemed a chouyia invasive. In retrospect I think c was perhaps the configuration of the piece. Today I realize how much they each listen to me plaisent.On becomes addicted to these speakers, beware!
I listen every day about 4 hours of music, all styles, classical, jazz, fusion .... they are generous low in mediums, with a good treble. genial! COMPLETE What! more than double the caches with their metal grille protects the hyper many grandchildren! dtail should not be overlooked; =)
I do it again the same choice again.
dicton 6604/22/2009

dicton 66's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Celestion Ditton 66 Studio Monitor
I possde a pair of Celestion 66 Studio Monitor quip with a recording studio ORTF My first worked for several years ORTF Celestion He used to hook the sound before the master sound recording on vinyl for burning discs. My first was able to buy these wonders before the close of the ORTF and I am happy sevenu the Owner ', I had a couple of decades. Since that time many APRS dmnagements and change lives, I'm still glued to these two wonders. Dfaire impossible for me and especially I never found a more affordable price. Everything is bland and flat when he heard the sound of 66. I always use these two columns today for monitoring in my own recording studio, they became indispensable. The cost of the sound that has just been performed by Celestion's always, it's not me who asked! It's like a since these columns are part of my hardware and I think even I would lose some of my clientle disparatre if they were? It's amazing!
For hifistes, audiophiles, they are connected to a receiver prampli Yamaha AX-930 which dlivre 130 Watts continuous or (RMS) is as desired. The HP are all original and the filters yet they work almost 24/24 for over 10 years.
I think I'll sell IMMEDIATE these speakers if I had become deaf.