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

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Great for use in any indoor audio application, the Dayton Audio B652 6-1/2" 2-way bookshelf speakers always deliver great sound at an affordable price.
  • Small size, profound performance!
  • 6-1/2" woofer provides surprisingly full, punchy bass output
  • Clarity and detail that are exceptional in this price class
  • Black ebony pica vinyl cabinet finish for a clean, modern appearance
  • Removable grill cloth
  • 5-year warranty and 45-day no-hassle return policy!
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Weight: 11.6 lbs.  
List Price$51.99
Regular Price$39.80
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Dayton Audio B652 6-1/2" 2-Way Bookshelf Speaker Pair

You've seen the B652 speakers reviewed positively by Stereophile, c|net, and Apartment Therapy. Now try them for yourself!

Dayton Audio's B652 2-way bookshelf speakers are perfect for offices, dorm rooms, apartments, or any other living area.  Measuring under 12" tall, these small but mighty speakers will never overwhelm the decor in any room. The B652's 2-way design features a 6-1/2" polypropylene cone woofer and a 5/8" polycarbonate ferrofluid-cooled dome tweeter to reproduce audio accurately from 70 to 20,000 Hz.

Supplement the B652's solid, punchy low frequency performance by adding a Dayton Audio subwoofer, and enjoy a sonic experience that rivals many high priced speaker systems. Installation features include quick-connect speaker terminals and keyhole hanger. Removable grill. These small, powerful speakers make a great addition to any living space. Packaged and sold in pairs. Includes two 9-1/2 ft. long 20 AWG speaker cables and non-marking rubber feet. Compatible with amplifiers that support 4-8 ohm speakers.

Specifications: • Woofer: 6-1/2" polypropylene • Tweeter: 5/8" 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" H x 7-1/16" W x 6-7/16" D • Sold in pairs.

c|net Best Tech Under $50 - February 14, 2014

Stereophile Review - January 3, 2013

c|net Review- May 18, 2010

Apartment Therapy Review - March 3, 2010

Product Specifications
  • Input Rating6 ohm
  • Woofer Diameter6-1/2"
  • Configuration2-way
  • ColorBlack
Dayton Audio B652 6-1/2" 2-Way Bookshelf Speaker Pair
  • BrandDayton Audio
  • ModelB652
  • Part Number300-652
  • UPC844632083327
  • Product CategoryBookshelf Speakers
  • Unit of MeasurePR
  • Product Rating
    (284 Reviews)
  • Weight11.6 lbs.
  • California Prop 65

    Warning: California residents only. Please note per Proposition 65 that this product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.

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Dayton Audio B652 6-1/2" 2-Way Bookshelf Speaker Pair
Dayton Audio B652 6-1/2" 2-Way Bookshelf Speaker Pair is rated 4.3451 out of 5 by 284.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from I have never heard a better pair of $35 speakers.As Billy Joel put it, "You get more mileage from a cheap set of speakers."
Date published: 2014-08-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cheap but EffectiveGreat for the price. Bought an used Onkyo SRS receiver and these for my BR. Better than any soundbar.This is a great place forll your audion needs.
Date published: 2014-08-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Big sound for small speakersI've wanted to try these for a while. We recently discovered a large collection of old LP in the barn and wanted listen to them. Got a turntable and amp on ebay, but it mades more sense to get new speakers at this price. Very happy with them.They easily fill the corner of the barn where we exercise. Big sound for a small speaker. Maybe it is the fact that they are acoustic suspension. Seems 6.5" is about minimum for a decently big sound. These do the job with a vintage Kenwood amp and turntable.They do justice to the Beatles, Neil Young and Bob Dylan.
Date published: 2014-08-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great speakersI purchased these speakers about three weeks ago when they were on sale one weekend for $25.00, this is a great sounding speaker I actually bought them to use on my 5.1 surround sound system and they work perfect, the sound is way better than the small satellite speakers that came with my system, for the money you can't go wrong with this speaker great product.
Date published: 2014-07-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for price but can be made better easilyOut of the box these sound so-so to ok, after playing for about 4 hours they sound better, then better again around 6-8 hours where they level off and more play time has little to no influence on sound quality. The tweeter is a little harsh, but that was easily cured for me by following another reviewers advice and replacing the blocking cap on the tweeter with a Dayton audio grade cap. Take note to check and see what value your speaker has since it seems that over the years it's changed some, one review said 3.3 and another 6.8, mine were 6.8. The same review that noted this also mentioned adding 2oz of Acousta-stuf per speaker which I have not done yet.Once they're all 'played in' bass is surprisingly punchy and once the cap is replaced the tweeters are very smooth with only slight harshness at extreme volume. Overall for $35 price point they're very good, better with some simple work, but for the $25 I paid on sale they're a steal!
Date published: 2014-07-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from fast and efficientit has been the first experience with this company and I have been positively impressed by the efficiecy and by the speed of the delivery.
Date published: 2014-07-24

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

I have a thirty watt RMS Sansui receiver circa 1978. Will the Dayton Audio B652s be a good match?

Asked by: Don F
Yes these will work well with that amount of power.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-07-23

I'm fairly new to buying speakers, but does the Dayton B652 support vinyl players? My vinyl has the stereo audio cables (red/white). 

Asked by: JasonW00
These speakers require an amplifier in order to be played. The turn table will plug into a phono input on an amplifier, then the speakers are powered by the amp. We have a stereo receiver below that has a phono input.http://www.parts-express.com/sherwood-rx-4109-stereo-receiver--252-230
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-07-21

Using 2 B652's in series (one stacked on top of the other), should they be twtr. to twr. or woofer to woofer or both upright? They will be used with a 15" sub. Thanks

Asked by: CLB3
The best option is to have them stacked tweeter to tweeter in this case.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-06-18

Has anyone replaced the B652 6.5" driver with a Pyramid WX65X 6-1/2"? Would it be an upgrade? I can't justify putting a $30+ driver into a $17. speaker.

Asked by: CLB3
The Pyramid will probably have a bit more sensitivity but it will not improve the low end at all. It depends on what you want from the upgrade specifically.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-06-16

Would these speakers perform well as a rear surround set or would a specific rear surround speaker be better? I don't have a dedicated sub yet but I do own Klipsch floor speakers with dual 6 1/2"s which do fairly well with bass.

Asked by: griesmonkey
These make perfect surround speakers.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-05-22

Does the Lepai amp in the last picture come with the speakers?

Asked by: Nedimus
There is no amplifier included with these speakers.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-05-06


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