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Dayton Audio B652 6-1/2-Inch 2-Way Bookshelf Speaker Pair

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  • Black ebony pica vinyl cabinet finish
  • Removable grill
  • Excellent clarity and detail
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Speaker Connectivity Wired Wired Wired Wired
Output Wattage 40 watts 75 watts 120 watts 75 watts
Frequency Response Curve 70 Hz - 20,000 Hz 60 Hz - 20,000 Hz 80-50kHz 60 Hz - 20,000 Hz
Impedance 6 ohm 4 ohm 8 ohm 4 ohm
Color Black Black Black Black
Dimensions 11.8 inches x 6.4 inches x 7.1 inches 11.2 inches x 16.8 inches x 8 inches 13.19 inches x 18.9 inches x 18.9 inches 11.2 inches x 16.8 inches x 8 inches
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Product Specifications

Brand NameDayton Audio
Speaker TypeBookshelf
Color NameBlack
Frequency Response Curve70 Hz - 20,000 Hz
RMS Power Range - Amplifiers40 watts

Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Dayton Audio
  • Model: B652
  • Color Name: Black
  • Speaker Type: Bookshelf
  • Speaker Connectivity: Wired
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  • Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 7.1 x 11.8 inches ; 11.6 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 12.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B002RMPHMU
  • Item model number: B652
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (469 customer reviews)
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  • Date first available at Amazon.com: December 12, 2009

Product Description

Dayton Audio's B652 two-way bookshelf speaker is perfect for offices, dorm rooms, apartments, or any other living area. Measuring under 12-Inch tall, these small but mighty speakers will never overwhelm the decor in any room. The B652's two-way design features a 6-1/2-Inch polypropylene cone woofer and a 5/8-Inch polycarbonate ferrofluid cooled dome tweeter to accurately reproduce audio from 70 to 20,000 Hz. Installation features include quick connect speaker terminals, key-hole hanger and removable grill. These small, powerful speakers make a great addition to any living space. Packaged and sold in pairs. Includes two 9-1/2 foot long 20 AWG speaker cables. Specifications: ; Woofer: 6-1/2-Inch polypropylene ; Tweeter: 5/8-Inch polycarbonate ferrofluid cooled ; Power handling: 40 watts RMS/75 watts max ; Impedance: 6 ohms ; Frequency response: 70-20,000 Hz ; Sensitivity: 87 dB 1W/1m ; Dimensions: 11-13/16-Inch (H) x 7-1/16-Inch (W) x 6-7/16-Inch (D) ; Sold in pairs.

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Customer Reviews

Very clear highs and mids, and good punch on the bass.
Jay
If you want the cheapest possible speakers that actually sound like music, I do not know of a better choice than these Daytons.
Amazon Customer
They look good, sound great, and can fill a small room with sound.
Evan Noronha

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126 of 155 people found the following review helpful By Jolly Roger on May 20, 2013
This is the most disappointing purchase I have ever made. There was so much hype going into these that it actually affected the way they sound at first, but once the confirmation bias wore off I knew something was wrong. When going from these speakers to listening to music in my car, the music got better even though it was playing through factory speakers on my aging car. I tested other cheap and worn out speakers around my house with the same results. Some 20-year-old radio shack speakers and some cheap KLH speakers both sounded better than the B652s; in fact, the only speakers worse were the ones in my tv. The tweeter in the B652s is practically nonexistent at the high end, is harsh and inaccurate for cymbals and electronic music, and it gets lost in the midranges coming from the woofer. I spent extra time breaking these in to no avail. I felt like I was listening to a completely different speaker than the ones that others had purchased in the past, and it turns out I was. I searched for information on the crossover and found out it doesn't really have one, but the originals didn't either. The woofer is wired straight from the spring terminal and then to the tweeter in parallel. (I also don't think these can be 8 ohms as the label claims.) The tweeter then has a single inline capacitor that is now 50v instead of the 100v capacitor on the original. This shouldn't necessarily change the sound, but it's inferior nonetheless. A review on budgetphile.com showed pictures of some of the differences in the new model, and comments on reddit noted similar concerns.Read more ›
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December 12, 2013
Jolly, we would like to thank you for your past support for Dayton Audio products. We are intense audiophiles here at Dayton Audio, and knowing that any customer received a pair of B652's that disappoint them really gets our attention! As background, early this year we found that a number of B652's in the field had tweeters with reduced output levels - which is the main cause for the perceived poor sound quality some of our customers experienced. We immediately addressed the issue and have made other minor refinements to make sure the B652 sounds even better than ever. We understand and know that our reputation as a quality manufacturer is directly linked to the sound, value, and performance of our products. Since this unfortunate incident, we have implemented further QC standards and measurements to ensure that the B652 will never receive another black eye or unhappy customer and feel confident that the current supply chain is without any previous performance issues!

Since the first identification of this issue and subsequently correcting it, we have instructed anyone that owns a set of B652's that feel are lacking in performance or sound quality to contact our support staff for immediate replacement or refund. Again, thank you all for supporting Dayton Audio and we look forward to providing you with years of affordable, fantastic performing products!
33 of 39 people found the following review helpful By RoBert on April 1, 2013
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*Everything is back as it should be.*

The old version of these speakers was great, but they have released an "Update" that completely ruins the sound quality. Do not buy unless you want to be ripped off.
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78 of 99 people found the following review helpful By Ec on May 23, 2013
The new revision (late 2012-2013) of these speakers makes them a total crap. I never tried the original ones but these i got now are very bad, there is no bass, treble roll off, the sound is far far from being accurate or clear even at the $40 price tag. Everything sounds THIN AND UNNATURAL!. My very old creative 2.1 computer system did better, or even my Lenovo Y580 JBL laptop speakers are at the very least as good as these Dayton B625. I am going to return them.

Just a side note. Coming from a Sennheiser HD800 and Stax, to my ears these speakers sound worse than $1 ear-bud. Head-fiers should definitely stay away from any sub $100 speakers system or get ready for huge disappointment.
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Thank you for your past support for Dayton Audio products. We are intense audiophiles here at Dayton Audio, and knowing that any customer received a pair of B652's that disappoint them really gets our attention! As background, in early 2013 we found that a number of B652's in the field had tweeters with reduced output levels - which is the main cause for the perceived poor sound quality some of our customers experienced. We immediately addressed the issue and have made other minor refinements to make sure the B652 sounds even better than ever. We understand and know that our reputation as a quality manufacturer is directly linked to the sound, value, and performance of our products. Since this unfortunate incident, we have implemented further QC standards and measurements to ensure that the B652 will never receive another black eye or unhappy customer and feel confident that the current supply chain is without any previous performance issues!

Since the first identification of this issue and subsequently correcting it, we have instructed anyone that owns a set of B652's that feel are lacking in performance or sound quality to contact our support staff for immediate replacement or refund. Again, thank you all for supporting Dayton Audio and we look forward to providing you with years of affordable, fantastic performing products!
67 of 87 people found the following review helpful By Lawrence H. Bulk VINE VOICE on December 23, 2009
I received these Dayton B652 6-1/2" 2-Way Bookshelf Speaker Pair speakers recently and I have played them for many hours. The amplifier I used mostly is the Dayton DTA-1 Class T Digital Amplifier 15 WPC which works beautifully with them; this versatile and excellent amplifier can be powered by AC or by batteries. (I can also highly recommend the Dayton Audio DTA-100a Class-T Digital Amplifier 50 WPC, which, though somewhat more expensive, is more powerful - no battery operation though.)

I am currently using this Stanton S.300 Tabletop CD Player with MP3 Compatibility as my source and I have played a large number of classical CDs.

The sound is quite amazing for such inexpensive speakers. It would be amazing if the cost were four times their low price. No kidding!

They do seem to work best in a near-field arrangement but they also easily fill up my bedroom with fine sound. I have them placed on these Dayton SSMB24 24" Speaker Stand Pair Square Steel Base, about six feet apart, and four feet from the rear wall (and more than that from the side walls).

The bass is not going to "knock your socks off" - but it is certainly not lacking either.
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42 of 54 people found the following review helpful By Alex on May 31, 2013
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In short, they changed the components of these speakers to lesser quality. They now suck. Don't buy them. Hopefully this helps.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By nruntsch on January 8, 2013
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I bought a Dayton Audio DTA-1 for kicks and was very impressed with the results. It drove my high efficiency Klipsch RB-15 bookshelf speakers and Klipsch F-1 floorstanders effortlessly and sounded better than my Yamaha RX-V630 doing it.

I had read reviews for these speakers for quite a while and finally decided to pull the trigger because of their rave reviews and extremely low price. The speakers came packaged well, and were very lightweight. I hooked them up to the DTA-1 with 16ga speaker wire and set them up for nearfield listening on a desk, about 3 feet apart. The source was my MacBook playing Steely Dan's Aja flac files via VLC media player. The sound was okay at best. The mids were okay, but everything else was very muffled and muddied. It sounded like the speaker was playing from within a cardboard box. I tried some other music on the computer, then hooked up my JVC CD player, which I thought may sound better since it is a line level source. The results were the same.

I had read the speakers need a long break in time (as does the amp, but that was already done). I left them playing at low levels for about 8 hours, then tried listening again with the same results. After that I left them playing for about 20 hours, but still got the poor quality highs and lows.

For the money, these speakers may be all right. However, if you want good sound, I would look for an older pair of used bookshelf or floor standing speakers for the same price on Craigslist.

I will be trying these with other amps and sources, and allowing more break in. I will write an updated review if the results differ.
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