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Dayton Audio Sola Nero 2-1/2" Full Range Bluetooth Speaker Black

Brand:|Model: Sola Nero
Compact yet powerful, the Dayton Audio Sola stereo speaker system features advanced acoustical construction, wireless Bluetooth connectivity, and a 30 watt Class-T amplifier.
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Part # 300-655
  • Wireless Bluetooth connectivity for most devices (iPad, iPhone, iPod, Android, Blackberry, and Windows Phone)
  • Stylish contemporary design available in three finishes: black, red, and white
  • Advanced acoustical construction produces surprising bass output
  • 15W per channel output power (30W total) with less than 0.1% THD for ultra-clean sound
  • USB power output jack for charging any device that requires 5V charging
  • Speakerphone capability transitions easily from music to conversation
  • World-compatible power supply, just change input cord

Product Details

Dayton Audio Sola Nero 2-1/2" Full Range Bluetooth Speaker Black

Sola is the one and only stereo speaker you will ever need for listening to great music. Integrated Bluetooth technology allows quick and easy wireless connection to any Bluetooth-enabled device. The system features sophisticated speaker drivers coupled to an efficient, ultra-clean Class-T amplifier, filling any space, large or small, with energetic audiophile-quality sound unmatchable by similarly sized but battery powered speakers.

Sola's contemporary design complements any décor and is available in three finishes. A furniture-grade cabinet utilizes advanced acoustic construction that produces surprisingly full sound.

All volume and tone adjustments are made via your Bluetooth-enabled device, so there is no annoying mismatch or fumbling around between components. Sola also converts seamlessly to a speakerphone—you can conveniently answer incoming smartphone calls while listening to music.

A 3.5 mm audio input is included for wired connection of computers, MP3 players, and other devices as needed, along with a 3.5 mm audio output that allows connection of an active subwoofer system for even more bass. Dayton Audio’s Sola is a perfect fit for the bedroom, dorm, study, kitchen, or anywhere you want to enjoy great audio.

Specifications: • Power output: 15 watts RMS x 2 (30 watts total) • Total harmonic distortion: <0.1% @ 30 watts • Signal-to-noise ratio: 103 dB, A weighted • Frequency response: 70-18,000 Hz • Crosstalk between inputs: 80 dB • Input impedance: 33k ohms ±5% • Input sensitivity: 750 mV • Channel separation: 95 dB • Efficiency: 85% • Dynamic range: >100 dB • Electrical requirement: 18VDC @ 2A center pin positive • Dimensions: 3.75" H x 10.44" W x 7.75" D • Weight: 6.2 lbs.


Sola's cabinet is constructed using a dense non-resonant wood composite material that features a sophisticated acoustic waveguide to increase the bass output. This waveguide also provides additional bracing to form a solid vibration-free, acoustically dead enclosure. The cabinet is then sanded, primed, and painted three times to create a furniture-quality finish. Finally, the entire front baffle is covered with 6 mm thick acoustic grade felt material to reduce any reflections and diffractions caused by the grill and the cabinet's leading edge.

2-1/2" Full-Range Driver

This purpose-built driver was developed by Dayton Audio to extract the best performance from Sola's compact enclosure. Each driver's 3/4" diameter voice coil is wound on a heat-resistant Kapton former for increased power handling. It utilizes a natural sounding paper cone with butyl rubber surround. A tall, domed paper dust cap stiffens the cone while acting as a phase plug to reduce high frequency cancellations and improve dispersion. To minimize driver distortion and further increase high frequency response, an inductance-controlling copper cap for the pole piece was incorporated.

Tested and Tuned

Sola was developed via a lengthy process that included multiple samples, modifications, tweaking, and tuning by Dayton Audio's talented and experienced engineers. The end result is an audio speaker solution that combines clean aesthetics, practical functionality, and superlative sonic performance. Everything that carries Dayton Audio's label meets stringent quality standards and is backed by industry-leading warranties and support.

Stereophile Review - May 2014

Product Specifications
  • Special FeaturesBluetooth Wireless,Powered
  • Woofer Diameter2-1/2"
  • ConfigurationFull-range
  • ColorBlack
Dayton Audio Sola Nero 2-1/2" Full Range Bluetooth Speaker Black
  • BrandDayton Audio
  • ModelSola Nero
  • Part Number300-655
  • UPC848791001178
  • Product CategoryStereo Shelf Systems
  • Unit of MeasureEA
  • Product Rating
    (39 Reviews)
  • Weight6.2 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 Sola Nero 2-1/2" Full Range Bluetooth Speaker Black
Dayton Audio Sola Nero 2-1/2" Full Range Bluetooth Speaker Black is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 39.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great value and good niche productI bought this for our meeting room to listen to sports radio and music. It could benefit from higher quality (or bigger?) speakers, but it is great for what I wanted.Came back to buy another for my daughter - would be great for movies watched on her laptop, but now it is discontinued. Darn.
Date published: 2015-11-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A lot of sound for a little speaker!My teenager LOVES this thing. She moved is all over the house each day after school to enjoy her "music therapy". Just wish it didn't have to be plugged in.
Date published: 2015-09-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent sound, excellent value.A welcome surprise to my ears, right out of the box I found this speaker very listenable.NOTE: This speaker is not chargeable or portable, but I love it none the less.The Sola Nero has depth and presence, and presents a surprising sound stage for the price and size.Bluetooth pairing is immediate and reliable.I like the Dayton Sola Nero very much.Now if we could only shorten that name...
Date published: 2015-05-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from For it's price point, it's great.I have had it a week and only have hooked it up to devices that have the ability to EQ the sound. Paired with Bluetooth or direct connection, I am happy with the sound I get out of this. Since it requires 110 VAC, it's not the solution for everyone. I do feel it will meet the needs of most looking to better their Android devices capabilities or to get a improved sound out of a Flat screen TV.
Date published: 2015-05-11
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Unpleasantly surprisedI love Parts Express, their products and the overall purchase experience. Unfortunately the Sola did not measure up to PE's norm. In fact, I am completely mystified at how poor the sound quality is. I understand that a full-range driver is not going to have great high-frequency performance, but the upper end is so attenuated as to sound like an AM radio. Also, I realize that real bass is not going to happen from a small little box, but not only is the bass minimal it is also very honky/congested. (My 1989 Proton clock radio sounds way better.) I can't figure out how it could get a basically favorable review in Stereophile. Unfortunately I am currently in Cameroon (ordered the radio and a visiting family member delivered it) or I would immediately return it. Very frustrated!
Date published: 2015-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice for background musicThe sound is a little upper-bass heavy (OK, maybe it's a lot heavy! LOL). It's frequency response seems to be tailored for low level background music and for that, it is fine. . It gives the illusion of being a larger speaker. However it will play at modestly loud levels.
Date published: 2015-01-09
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Dayton Audio Sola Nero 2-1/2" Full Range Bluetooth Speaker Black

What is the range of the Bluetooth link how far away can the devices be

Asked by: blong
This has a standard Bluetooth range of 25-30 feet.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-10-09

can this be used as a pair to make real stereo sound separation

Asked by: trong
These playback stereo sound individually, there is no way to separate two units into left and right channels.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-06-15

Can one phone connect to multiple units for a multi-room speaker system using a few of these?

Asked by: technosavy
Only one Bluetooth transmitter and can synced with one receiver (speaker).
Answered by: TomI
Date published: 2015-01-21

Are there two speaker boxes or one speaker box in the Sola? I see two "drivers" for stereo but not two boxes... You don't get much stereo separation out of two drivers in one box...

Asked by: Mranalogstereo
This unit is one box with two speakers.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-12-16

One of the reviews described a mod to add tweeters and caps for crossover. At $79 plus two tweeters, I'm thinking this speaker is now a good buy. I vaguely remember seeing photos and details of the mod online. Are any further details available? Thanks.

Asked by: speekerphan18
We do not have any specific information regarding any modifications to this speaker, and any mods will void the warranty. You would have to contact the original reviewer in order to get the details on this.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-11-17

Could the SOLA system be use with extising sound system

Asked by: 75julett
This requires a bit more information in order to proceed. 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: 2014-08-19
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