Anyway, if anyone has any nuggets of information on this model, please post them here. The Celestion is a pure 4 ohm load, designed to get the most out of those new fangled transistor amplifier things of the period. Hi for sale Celestion 15 speakers in working order but boxes could do with a refurbish pick up only in Bridlington and cash on collection. I must offload some Voigt was the first to use a central spider to hold the loudspeaker diaphragm, and this unit mimicks it. The Legend that is Celestion Ditton.
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Hi for sale Celestion 15 speakers in working order but boxes could do with a refurbish pick up only in Bridlington and cash on collection.
Used Celestion Ditton 15 Loudspeakers for Sale |
Ditotn that is the Ditton I5’s biggest down fall. After carefully checking the speakers out, they where wired up to my little EL84 push-pull pentode valve amp, Marantz DI DAC, trusty old Garrard with my active valve phono stage.
Some thing I have noticed however is that despite the “Heath Robinson” appearance, some of these old things are celestionn well built. Buy carefully and get a bargain. See each listing for international postage options and costs.
Celestion first appeared inmaking them dittkn of the oldest names. What was a surprise to me was there was still some movement down at 16Hz, which is pretty darn impressive for a ‘small’, less than two cubic foot box.
Simple first order crossover on bass and second order on treble.
In hindsight making the speakers 8 Ohm may have saved some of them. The HF tweeter can do some wonderful things in certain circumstances the numerous BBC derivatives for examplebut the Ditton 15 isn’t the best speaker to hear it it uses a more basic magnet assembly I think.
The ABR itself is constructed from a six basa diameter polystyrene block, three inches deep.
Celestion Ditton 15 – Article – Vintage Speakers Review
However, it measures a very easy load average 4. A few scratches all round.
Ella Fitzgerald and Dinah Washington tracks, the power of these two ladies really communicated through these little boxes. The tweeter design passed on to Celestion. The bass could be a tad odd. Voigt was the first to use a central spider to hold the loudspeaker diaphragm, and this unit mimicks it.
By the day’s standards, the Ditton 15 is quite a slim, elegant design. At both ends it has deep rubber surrounds, and the dittin is damped by little ‘discs’ glued on both sides of the cylinder, the whole thing mounted in xitton plastic basket. For easy access the simple hard wired crossover is mounted directly to the back of the terminal panel.
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Those with finger skills could easily tease a tiny amount of copper wire from the speakers voice coil and repair it. My next experience was of their. Celestion Ditton 15 I iamgine there are a few people here who will remember celestions as being pretty common a couple of decades ago.
Originally Posted by leo I got a pair of these in celesion garage, 3 quid from a charity shop, seemed a shame to just ignore them when walking by Abss it would have been a waste had you not picked them up. Treble on the HFI comes in for criticism. Celestion’s fame in supplying guitar ‘speakers is more legendary that even the company’s domestic output. I am not sure what its resonant frequency is, but by shaking the unit out of the box it was possible to detect quite a low frequency low level ‘rumble’ coming from the modulated air.
I must offload some Celestion Ditton 15 Vintage Speakers Stored in shed for a few years so could do with a clean up.
Power handling quoted is thirty watts on the cabinet back. Biwiring isn’t worthwhile with a simple design like this. Back of ABR mirrors the front of the unit, note depth and same acoustic treatment. Playing very well known Jazz to me! The Legend that is Celestion Ditton.