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Old 4th June 2009, 04:02 AM   #1
copycat is offline copycat  Viet Nam
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Default Amp for Celestion Ditton 66 & 88??

Hi audio enthusiast :-)

I have just bought a pair of Celestion Ditton 66 and 88. They are all second hand. I don't know which amp should be best for them - solid or tube? I'm thinking about DIY an Amp but don't know where to begin with. Please advise.
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Old 3rd April 2011, 08:32 PM   #2
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yep i am in the sort of the same boat, i have ditton 44's and 66's. i realy would love to put an amplifier from the same era as these, any ideas as to a great 70's amp?
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Old 3rd April 2011, 10:02 PM   #3
MunkeyQ is offline MunkeyQ  United Kingdom
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Old thread!

I've found them to play well with high powered amps as the impedance curve gets ugly in the lower octaves. A Quad 304 would be nice, or maybe a big integrated Technics or JVC if you want to keep it vintage.
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Old 26th February 2013, 05:08 AM   #4
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I have a pair of 88's and must say that any amplifier I've used seems to work well. I've used the largest Carver, a tfm75, a 200 watt Macintosh and a newer Emotiva XP2a and the 88's sound great with any of them. From what I've read the 88's are a nominal 8 ohms from 20 to 20000 hz supposedly never dipping below 6 ohms plus they're quite efficent at 90db. At any rate I've had no problems with any amplification I've used. Haven't tried tubes yet (still going over my Eico HF81) but I would venture to say that they would sound amazing with any decent tube amplifier.
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