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

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
    (295 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 4.3525 out of 5 by 295.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Can' beat 'em for the priceBought two pairs of these little Dayton speakers, awesome sound for 50 dollars a pair. Much better than putting out the money on boom box system ( I paired the speakers with a Pyle380AU amp.)So a total system of 200 dollars or so for use in my modeling room. The speakers are great I was worried about bottom end, but that is not a problem. I live in an apartment, and these things are the cats backside.All I can say is soooo, glad I went this route based only on reviews and did not opt for a boom box (would of not gotten sound any where nears as good for comparable price).Awesome little speakers for the price, nuff said.
Date published: 2014-11-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Sound bar solutionBought them for my neighbor to hook up to his older Technics receiver and using a digital/analog converter to a new LG TV. They sound great and better than a sound bar. The only thing missing is a subwoofer to get the extra low frequencies. He is very satisfied with the quality of sound. May have to buy the AMT version for more great sound!
Date published: 2014-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Everyone likes these speakersThese speakers seem to be the best known example of a new category in speakers, small speakers that have really good sound. I am very happy with the speakers that I bought. I am using them for two purposes, listening to classical music and watching a Samsung Smart TV. I did not audition the other speakers in the same price range that people recommend (Monoprice MBS-650 (8250)), but I am very happy with the B652. One suggestion (that may seem obvious), don't sit the speakers on the floor, as I did when they first arrived. I now have them hanging on the wall, and they sound MUCH better. There is a built in hanger that is very convenient.In short, I am very happy with them but I have no idea if there are similarly priced speakers that are better.
Date published: 2014-10-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Value LeaderUsing with a Lepai amp as computer speakers. For $60 it is pretty impressive. Excellent speaker for small listening area. Don't expect dynamic results at high volumes. But for low-med volume back ground music, they are outstanding. Sometimes can even make me drift off and just listen when a good tunes comes on Pandora. Can't image a better PC set-up for 3X the price.
Date published: 2014-10-03
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Sound Great, but easy to blowThese speakers sound pretty good for the price, I doubt I could add more than what has been written on that, so I will focus on what I have run into.The only downside to me has been blown drivers when pairing to an old Onkyo 45W per channel amp, which I never turned up more than 60% on the main volume. Parts Express has been great for service, and sent me another pair of speakers free without having to return the old speakers. Wow, nice! But between the 2 pairs, I have been able to (as of yesterday, another blown tweeter) swap drivers to have one functioning pair. So far, 2 blown tweeters, and one woofer that was as far as I could tell bad from day 1 on the originals , as the cone would not move smoothly without internal rubbing of some kind: when carefully pushing on it I noticed some kind of grinding going on, I assume the voice coil was dragging.Maybe my amp actually puts out more than the 45W it claims, but IMO these speakers are rated too optimistically for power handling. Be careful if you are pushing them anywhere near the claimed power handling specs.For the price of these though, I'm sure a tweeter upgrade would not be a big investment, and something I am contemplating if another tweeter blows.PS: the tweeter caps did not blow, as checked with my Fluke multimeter, it was the drivers.
Date published: 2014-10-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Small size, Huge presanceI bought these only after reading all the reviews and questions. I knew going in that a simple mod or two would improve the quality. The sound at first hook up was bassy and a tiny bit muddy. The tweeter seemed benign, low output. For 2 weeks I played them every day for about 6 to 8 hours, at a perky volume but not blasting. The bass "mud" cleared up and became more crisp. The tweeter woke up and gave the high end volume and clarity. At this point I added the 2 oz. of fill described in previous reviews. The sound improved yet again. The higher quality tweeters I purchased from PE, may not be installed in the Dayton 652. Seriously, these 652's rock. Give them a few days to break it and you will be pleased, mods or no mods. I am using them with a surround sound system, but they have enough presence to be stand alone speakers for TV or stereo.
Date published: 2014-10-01

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

Hello, Looking forward to upgrading the b652 enclosure with some 1 inch round dowels,can you suggest what size to cut the dowels ?Also what glue do you  reccomend?

Asked by: BOBTEK126
This is something you will have to measure properly in order to get the best results. Usually Titebond or Titebond II wood glue will work well for an application like this.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-11-23

if I wanted to turn these into a 3 way set up how would I add a sub and what crossover should I use? 

Asked by: beasten13
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: 2014-10-14

Will these out perform the hts-1200 surround speakers?

Asked by: AwesomeBill
You'll get a slightly lower frequency response with the Dayton B652 speakers but other than size they are comparable.
Answered by: TomI
Date published: 2014-11-23

I would like to know if these speakers would be a good replacement for my cube speakers that came with the Bose AM3 speaker system?

Asked by: L Coop
As long as the amplifier you are currently using will handle a 6 ohm load these will work, although we cannot directly compare them to the Bose. In my personal opinion they will be an improvement.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-11-23

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: 2014-11-23


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