LFD AUDIO: Q/A with Dr. Bews – development speakers

Q: Dr. Bews. What speakers do you use during development? I use a pair of modified Celestion SL600 loudspeakers, rewired and the crossovers outside the box. These modifications helped immensely, to relieve the rather laid back, and slightly congested sound. Really I don’t think the absolute quality of the loudspeakers is that important when developing […]

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CELESTION: This man is very content with his Ditton 44 speakers and …..

  Well i have had a hearing test. went VG. So no probs there.. i think i must have started to get use to demo cd sounds. The thing is i have had some near 20 grand systems. 7k speakers 1k cables 7k amps and cdp around 4k.  All i have now is celestion ditton […]

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Unsung gems that slip the net …. including Celestion

Since I got back into hifi this time last year I’ve been having a good time piecing various systems together and in particular trying out all sorts of speakers. I’ve bought many sets now when they’ve cropped up ie Castle, Celestion, Ruark, Royd B@W, Naim and many others, some have been a great surprise and […]

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ProAc, Celef and Stuart Tyler?

You’ve opened up a memory for me re. Celef. Was it started by Stuart Tyler? I advertised my Celef Monitors in the mid ’70s, I think it was, and was overwhelmed by people phoning as to not only enquire if they were still available, but why I was selling them. The number of calls was […]

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CELESTION: Celestion 3 loudspeaker test review

            John Atkinson writes: “Why does John Atkinson devote so much of his time to loudspeakers selling for under a [sic] $1000?” wrote a correspondent to The Audiophile Network bulletin board in August, there being a clear implication in this question that “more expensive” always equates with “better” when it […]

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Good Question: What do you consider to be high end vintage gear?

I’m changing this around a little. I’ve decided to leave out turntables because there are already a few good threads on them. I am also leaving out integrated amps because I don’t want to go down that road. If you want to post integrated amps, please create a new thread. If you disagree with any […]

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CELESTION: HF2000 and the wanton destruction of literally thousands of pairs of Celestion Ditton 66/44/25

  Dave Smith writes: Much of this problem comes from all the so called ebay vintage HiFi ‘experts’ who are asking ridiculous amounts for things like the Celestion HF2000 tweeter. I purchased one last week for £30 outside of ebay yet when listed on ebay they’re  asking stupid amounts for them. The HF2000 tweeter is […]

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Is it essential to replace speaker drive units in pairs when one is broken?

  Editor’s note: This is an ‘old’ thread but I read it this morning and it does contains some useful (especially for the inexperienced) observations and so, worth dipping into I feel. Neil Thanks to City Link I have a pair of Dynaudio 52SE’s with one broken drive unit in each, so one dead tweeter […]

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