Celestion CS-8 Floorstanding Speakers

4.5/5 (2 Reviews) MSRP : $800.00

Product Description

(2)5" Woofers, 4.5" Mid and 1" Tweeters

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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by JOE K a Audiophile

Date Reviewed: September 22, 2001

Bottom Line:   
This review is for the Celestion DL 8 Series 2. This speaker employs an 8 " polyolefine woofer and a 1" Titanium dome tweeter. The freq. resp.-50Hz-20khz. Sens.-89 db. Power Handling- 150 watts. Impedance-8ohms. I was essentially at wits end looking for a good all arounder that could be employed on a bookshelf. I live in a small apartment in NYC and i can't have stands. I found these for a song and what a deal. Fine all rounders(good on all types of music)-smooth treble ,exc.vocals,exc. mid range and tune ful Bass. I auditioned many high Quality speakers and these out performed them- especially for the money. Very fine build quality- the cabinet employs a figure of 8 brace internally to diffuse vibration and coloration. This particular Celestion has the highest power handling capability of any bookshelf that Celestion ever built. I am very happy. System- Marantz 2385-Black Faced, Pioneer Elite-PD-65 CD, Pioneer CT-W606-Cassette Deck, Mark Stager Silver interconnects, Monster Cable Line Conditioner Celestion DL 8 Series 2

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audiophile

Product model year:   Pre 1995

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Overall Rating:4
Submitted by Yuval Goldstein a an Audiophile

Date Reviewed: December 27, 1997

Bottom Line:   
The CS-8 is a rather tall floorstander, with reflex ports both on the front and the back.
Bass goes relatively low, but has a somewhat "soft" quality, somewhat "boomy", especially if mounted near the back wall (probably because of the back reflex port).

Highs are a bit too bright. In that respect, it rather reminds me of the qualities of the DL-8 mk II - over-bright, almost aggresive with some amps, but still manages to sound musical! (Though, I always liked the DL-6 mk II better - less detailed, less transparent, but sweeter and more musical.)

For those who prefer their music sweet and laid-back, this is not the speaker. As such, it suits pop/rock/dance better than classical music.

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