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Dayton Audio RS621CK Speaker Kit Pair Cherry

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Dayton Audio RS621CK Speaker Kit Pair Cherry

Brand:|Model: RS621CK|Part # 302-962
Based on the Parts Express DIY Project Showcase "The Encore" project, these versatile, small in stature speakers are BIG on sound. They are terrific when used in a home theater surround system, or even as main speakers placed in smaller listening rooms.
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  • Dayton Audio® drivers
  • Very rich, real wood cherry veneer cabinet
  • Frequency response: 60 - 20,000 Hz
  • SPL: 88 dB 2.83V/1m
  • Impedance: 8 ohms
  • Cabinet dimensions: 12" H x 7.5" W x 10" D
  • Pre-assembled crossovers

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Dayton Audio RS621CK Speaker Kit Pair Cherry

Based on the Parts Express DIY Project Showcase "The Encore" project, these versatile, small in stature speakers are BIG on sound. They are terrific when used in a home theater surround system, or even as main speakers placed in smaller listening rooms. In any sound application, you can be assured that the Dayton Reference Series RS150-8 6" woofer will provide impressive, high-impact bass. The Dayton Reference Series RS28A-4 1-1/8" aluminum dome tweeter is exquisitely matched to the woofer, thanks to the well thought-out dedicated crossover network. The net result is a compact, high-resolution package that will provide faithful, detailed sound reproduction. We've included everything you'll need to complete your project, except some basic tools and the time for assembly. Regardless of whether you are interested in learning speaker building techniques or are already a seasoned pro, the Dayton Audio RS621 2-way system is the perfect kit to build. It's affordable, and the results are simply outstanding! Available in your choice of cabinet finishes (gloss black, cherry, maple), and in straight- or arc-sided versions. Sold in pairs.

Specifications: • Impedance: 8 ohms • Frequency response: 60 - 20,000 Hz • SPL: 88 dB 2.83V/1m • Power Handling: 65 watts RMS • Cabinet dimensions: 12" H x 7.5" W x 10" D.

Now shipping with pre-assembled crossovers. No more soldering!

Dayton Audio® loudspeaker kits are designed to offer the speaker-building hobbyist truly high-end sound quality and aesthetic appeal. Because they are based on the Dayton Audio finished loudspeaker cabinets, the appearance of these systems is world-class. Your choice of three beautiful exterior surfaces (gloss black, cherry, and maple) and two styles (straight- or arc-sided) is sure to blend with any decor.

All engineering from cabinet to crossover was done in the U.S.A., ensuring Dayton Audio speakers will faithfully reproduce the music that you know, with tonal qualities that you prefer. Strong bass and a very smooth top end without unnatural midrange glare are traits common to all Dayton Audio designs. The superb performance of these speakers is guaranteed; the choice of which one is for you should be based on cabinet size, output requirements, driver preference, and personal cosmetic appeal. Although Dayton Audio kits can be assembled by a beginner in one or two hours, the speaker systems' acoustical performance reveals their superb technical pedigree.

Since these speakers are in kit form, you will realize substantial savings by building them yourself. All woodworking has been done; assembly consists of securing drivers and ports, attaching damping materials, and wiring the crossovers and drivers. The process does not require expensive tools or measurement equipment—a general knowledge of electronics is helpful but not required. Crossover networks are completely pre-assembled and ready to connect to the drivers and input terminals using the supplied wires and push-on terminals. No soldering required!

Dayton Audio offers a completely new level of quality previously unavailable in commercially available loudspeaker kits. All of the critical aspects of high-end loudspeaker design and manufacturing have finally been combined into the ultimate DIY kit-building experience. You can own a finished speaker system rivaling those found at exotic high-end salons, and best of all you'll be able to say "I built it myself!"

Product Specifications
  • Cabinet OptionsFinished
  • Speaker TypeBookshelf
  • Woofer Diameter6"
  • Input Rating8 ohm
  • Configuration2-way
  • ColorCherry
  • Cabinet Dimensions (H x W x D)12" x 7.5" x 10"
Dayton Audio RS621CK Speaker Kit Pair Cherry
  • BrandDayton Audio
  • ModelRS621CK
  • Part Number302-962
  • UPC844632067426
  • Product CategorySpeaker Kits
  • Unit of MeasureEA
  • Product Rating
    (7 Reviews)
  • Weight46.5 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 RS621CK Speaker Kit Pair Cherry
Dayton Audio RS621CK Speaker Kit Pair Cherry is rated 4.7143 out of 5 by 7.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simple to construct, quick, and good sound qualityI am a total clutz at at woodworking, so I could never make my own speaker cabinets. However, I love music and love the idea of understanding better how a speaker works, how its these seemed like the perfect compromise. Not especially cheap (although the end quality is definitely worth it), but I was impressed at the solidity of the cabinets, and the quality of the parts supplied.I did find one inductor in one of the crossovers was coming off (zip tie had broken), but a bit of hot glue and it was fine very quickly. Acoustic foam was a tight fit, and putting the foam in at the back means you have to thread it through the cabinet and ease it over the inductors on the woofer crossover (I placed this on the back side wall as the video recommends).Overall, I don't think it could get much easier to 'build' (or assemble) the speaker...with even the crossovers supplied in complete form this is the quickest way to get some good quality speakers up and running. Recommended if your needs, capabilities and interests are similar to mine.
Date published: 2015-01-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product, rough startPros:The important part, that is the RS621CK kit itself is great! Once I had all parts in hand, I read the manual and watched the video linked on the main page a couple times. After that it took me a couple hours to put them together.I won't attempt to write audiophile fluff here. The short is they sound absolutely amazing!Cons:First shipment arrived missing parts. PE was fast to respond and send out more but they were sent with standard slow shipping. ...and then they sent out the rest of the missing parts separately. TL;DR, it took a couple extra weeks that it shouldn't have.PE really needs to have a better check list when sending out this stuff (there wasn't one in the box).Overall:Highly recommended!
Date published: 2013-09-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome SpeakersI spent alot of time researching these and other bookshelf speakers online. I am a first time buyer and was skeptical about buying them because I could not hear what I was getting. I went to BestBuy to see what they had. I listened to speakers in the same price range and I listened to a 1000 dollar pair of Bowers and Wilkens. I was not very impressed, so I decided to take a change on these. Thank god! These speakers are 100 times better then the B&Ws and all the other speakers I listened to. The sound and cabinet construction are great! The store brought speakers seem cheaply constructed. I am a woodworker and these speakers are solid. The sound quality is outstanding for what I was looking for. I listened to mostly 70s to present Soul, R@B, Jazz, and classic Rock. It is very clear sounding and the bass is tight. I don't need a subwoofer at all. I am very happy with this purchase.
Date published: 2013-08-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great First Time BuildThe speakers are fun to build and experience. Where they let you down is the warmth of the sound. I have tried breaking them in for some time with marginal improvement. I think if I were to do this again I would go for the larger speaker. In conclusion for $400 I think they were a bit pricey for what you get.
Date published: 2013-01-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great KitInstructions were clear enough, pre-cut pieces fit well, and the overall quality was excellent. A quick assembly. After a good 20 hours of break-in time I think these are stellar little speakers. Obviously, smaller woofers will not reproduce like larger woofers, but these are quite accurate in the lower registers. I added a bit of bass via an equalizer to suit my ears and they sound very very good, especially considering the price (love PE sales events!). My setup has these driven by a Sweet Peach tube amp for stereo listening and I am extremely happy. Excellent clarity and imaging. Used in a surround system as mains or fills, these are about as good as one would ever need.
Date published: 2012-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Great ValueOnce all the parts arrived, sorted everything out (I downloaded the manual prior and read prior to delivery) and started the project. The tweeter cutout needed to enlarged by ~0.5 mm to get the tweeter to fit. Everything went to together after that without a hitch. This is still day one and after listening for several hours, I am very impressed. I have built several other diy speakers costing hundreds more (I still use PE cabinets they are of excellent quality and the B Rex system that just cuts down the cost trying different things)I am very impressed. I am not saying that they sound like a well designed and implemented 1000 speakers system, but they definitely can hold their own. I have never heard a retail speaker that sounds this goodn even 3 - 4 times the price of this kit. It has a laid back sound to my ears not overly revealing, images well, nice midbass and midrange. Personally I think I will bring the tweeter level up just a hair. I like sealed designs also, even full range which I have been listening they sound huge, and I am talking fill a medium room with great sound. It is worth the money just to try it. Seriously and the manual is written so well, my 11 year old did most of the work. Well done PE.
Date published: 2008-09-28
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Are these drivers magnetically shielded and suitable for use close to a tv?

Asked by: Jay1618
Unfortunately this kit does not include shielded drivers. If you have a flat panel TV the shielding is not necessary, that is only required for CRT tube type TV's and monitors.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2016-01-11

Hello. Are these acoustic suspension or ported? If they are ported, do you sell an AS kit? Thank you Rudi (re: Dayton Audio RS621CK Speaker Kit)

Asked by: dogn4u
These are acoustic suspension speakers.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-07-06

I see this speaker is fine for smaller rooms in a 2 channel setup.  What is considered a small room?

Asked by: Billiam
A small room on average would be roughly 100-150 square feet.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-03-31
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