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

They're tiny, but there's plenty about them to like

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

Engineered to deliver conversation-starting bang-for-the-buck

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.

Plays well with others

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.

A lifetime of audio pleasure, for the cost of a pizza and hot wings

These compact, 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
    (312 Reviews)
  • Weight11.6 lbs.
  • California Prop 65

    Warning: California residents only. Please note per Proposition 65 that this product may contain 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 4.3622 out of 5 by 312.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Sound Small PriceJust bought a pair of Dayton Audio B652 Book Shelf speakers. What a steal !! Forty bucks bought a lot of speaker. Lightweight in construction but not in sound quality.
Date published: 2015-05-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good things small packagesI had to replace a set of very nice pioneer large cabinet monitors due to size concerns. I was regretting loosing out on performance, but I was pleased when I hooked up te Dayton's. I have always been impressed with Dayton's performance per dollar and was not let down this time. Keep up the good work Dayton, us poor fellows need good sound too!
Date published: 2015-04-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Full sound from a small package.I have had these speakers for a few months now and use them as rear channel speakers on a 5.1 home theater system. They have great range for a small speaker. I highly recommend them for the price and quality, well worth the price.
Date published: 2015-04-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pretty darn good sound!I bought these to go in my workshop actually on my shop doors so whenopened I have sound from them as well as larger speakers in the rear ofthe place,now I have good sound outside without "cranking it up".Thespeakers kinda lack in the high range but overall they are just what I neededto round out the sound,so to speak.
Date published: 2015-03-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from not audiophile but so whatthis is alot more speaker than i expected at this price. no they will not fill your house with music but if that is what you want you shouldnt buy such a small speaker. but for a bathroom stereo a desktop or something for a kids room this is deffinately what you want. im running these off a Lepai LP-269FS 4x45W it runs them as close to perfect as i could hope. i will buy a couple more set ups like these for random places in the house.
Date published: 2015-03-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The B652 6-1/2' Bookshelf SpeakersThe Design Of The Speakers Caught my Eye Right Always. and When I Receive My Pair I Was Really Surprise At The Sound These Little Speakers Put Out. and The Small Room That I Have Them in Makes it Sound Even More Louder, and With More Bass. So It's a Perfect Fit For Me. I'm Glad I Found Out about Part Express.
Date published: 2015-03-14
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Dayton Audio B652 6-1/2" 2-Way Bookshelf Speaker Pair

Recently asked about VSX-44 with these speakers. In the specs it also has a listing of 140 Watts per Channel (6 ohms 1 kHz 1 % 1ch Driven). Why the difference from 80 watts @ 8 ohms and would this make a difference? Recommendation? 

Asked by: mcgruff764
As long as the amp will handle a 6 ohm load it will work with these speakers. The reason the output power goes up with a lower impedance rating is because the lower impedance draws more current.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-05-19

I've heard of some bad quality control/manufacturing back in 2013. Has this problem been addressed?

Asked by: lillod
yes. There was only a short version that didn't sound as good. All problems were resolved in 2013.
Answered by: TomI
Date published: 2015-05-12

O. K. I'll try again, I have a Sony STD-DH800 reciever, I have R,L,C speakers 2 surrounds, and a sub. making a nice 5.1 can I add a pair of Dayton B652 to make a 7.1 or possibly 7.2.

Asked by: gleason45
Yes these speakers would work very well for that application.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-01-28

Ref: Bobtek126 inquiry regarding 1 inch dowel upgrade. Please explain ?.

Asked by: Piano Man
Sometimes dowel rods are used as cheap but effective bracing inside a speaker cabinet. You simply cut them to length and glue them inside the enclosure, coupling the sides of the enclosure together.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-01-27

Hi, From the pictures it looks like these come with speaker wire, but it doesn't specifically say that anywhere. So do they come with some wire, and if so, how much? Thanks a lot!

Asked by: end7
Yes these do include two 20 AWG, 9-1/2 foot long speaker wires.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-01-19

Are this good to replace Logitech Z-2300 satellites

Asked by: betokid
Yes these should work as long as the amplifier for the Logitech system will handle a 6 ohm load.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-01-05
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