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
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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
    (289 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 4.3529 out of 5 by 289.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Unbelivable Value!I'm very surprised at the great sound to price ratio. Speakers of this quality used to cost 4 times the PE price.
Date published: 2014-09-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great bargainBought these to cannibalize the speakers for a boombox I was building. Too cheap to pass up. Listened to them for a few hours when they arrived. Nice sound, sorta lightweight though. They danced off my table while I was in the garage. Luckily I didn't need the cabinets as it messed one up pretty bad but the drivers were ok. Very worth the price if you need some good garage speakers or something in a secondary room for listening.
Date published: 2014-09-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome sound for the $I bought these speakers for a small den (11'x11') in my home. I have them connected to a low end receiver and use for music and my TV. The sound is awesome in this size room and for the money I don't think you can beat them.
Date published: 2014-09-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect speakers with LepaiI use these speakers with a Lepai amp to supplement my LED tv sound. I couldn't be happier with the results. For about $60, I now have a good-sounding tv. I also stream music on my Fire tv and these speakers sound good for music as well. I have placed these about 3 ft apart on either side of the tv and about 6 inch away from back wall. The bass is little low but I keep my Lepai tone control on (at 2 o'clock position for both knobs) and they sound excellent. I watched Avatar recently and could feel the rumble when giant machines move past. The mids are now warmer (I don't like bright) after tone correction. Overall, a nice deal for the price.
Date published: 2014-08-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from tv speakersadded in spare bedroom t.v. to hear over exercise equipment.
Date published: 2014-08-25
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

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

Hi ther, A month back, I purchased a pair of these B652 speakers from you. I have been using them with my Topping TP20-MK2 MKII TA2020 Class T-AMP. The sound is clear but not loud. Can you please recommend me an alternative amp for my B652s?

Asked by: Debashis
Please contact our tech support for more help with this question, tech@parts-express.com or 800-338-0531 x1.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-09-11

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


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