BR-1 Kit Components

BR-1 Kit Components

Brand:| Model: BR-1C
This high-end 2-way monitor component kit is based on the popular Dayton Audio BR-1 speaker system, but accommodates builders who want to use their own unique enclosures.
  • Exceptional value
  • 100 watt power handling
  • Includes all components needed to build one pair of BR-1 speakers
  • Requires cabinets
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Weight: 25.0000 lbs.  
Due In: 7/10/2015
List Price$179.00
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Part # 300-641
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BR-1 Kit Components

This high-end 2-way monitor component kit is based on the popular Dayton Audio BR-1 speaker system, but accommodates builders who want to use their own unique enclosures. Once completed, the speakers will exhibit a sound signature that will rival systems costing two or three times the modest price! Overall, the system is smooth and detailed, with a wide soundstage that belies the speakers' smallish size. The tonal balance is on the warm side of neutral, which is pleasing with most types of music. The bass is also impressive when used with the proper cabinet size and port.

Note: This system contains COMPONENTS ONLY and is offered in kit form. Cabinets need to be constructed or acquired for these components, so woodworking skills may be required. In addition, the crossover needs to be assembled, so soldering skills are necessary. We've included a tutorial that thoroughly explains the theory and design process, making this kit perfect for educational programs. Each kit includes the components needed to build a pair of speakers (excluding the cabinets). 

Kit includes:

  • Two Dayton Audio DC160-8 6-1/2" classic woofer
  • Two Dayton Audio DC28F-8 1-1/8" silk dome tweeter
  • Two BR-1XO crossover boards
  • Two 47µF-100V non-polarized capacitors (C3)
  • Two Dayton Audio DFFC-0.10 0.10µF 400V by-pass capacitors (C3)
  • Two Dayton Audio DNR-8.0 8 Ohm 10W non-inductive resistors (R1)
  • Two Dayton Audio DMPC-3.0 3.0µF 250V polypropylene capacitors (C2)
  • Two 1.5 mH 18 AWG perfect layer air core inductors (L2)
  • Two Dayton Audio DMPC-6.2 6.2µF 250V polypropylene capacitors (C1)
  • Two 4 Ohm 5W resistors (R2)
  • Two 6.2 Ohm 5W resistors (R3)
  • Two 0.4 mH ACI 20 AWG air core inductors (L1)
  • Two terminal cups
  • One 6 ft. long 16 AWG sound king wire
  • Twenty four 0.205" (16-14) female disconnect 50 pcs.
  • Two 24" x 18" sheets of acoustic foam 1-1/2" thick
  • Eight #8 x 3/4" Phillips pan head (for woofer)
  • Fourteen #6 x 3/4" Phillips pan head (for tweeter & cup)
  • One BR-1 instruction manual

  • Product Specifications
    • Cabinet OptionsWithout Cabinet
    • Speaker TypeBookshelf
    • Woofer Diameter6-1/2"
    • Input Rating8 ohm
    • Configuration2-way
    BR-1 Kit Components
    • BrandDayton Audio
    • ModelBR-1C
    • Part Number300-641
    • UPC844632016981
    • Product CategorySpeaker Kits
    • Unit of MeasureEA
    • Product Rating
      (2 Reviews)
    • Weight25.0000 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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    BR-1 Kit Components
    BR-1 Kit Components is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 2.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Br-1 KitRugged construction, great components and easy assembly of crossover board. I would suggest you buy the tools ( crimper and the stripper) offered in the video how to's! It will speed up assembly time.
    Date published: 2015-03-30
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for studio monitoring!So, I wanted some good sealed studio monitors, because I think they sound way better than vented.After doing some research I bought this BR-1 kit, made an enclosure of 8.2 Liters (0,289 cu.ft), and QTC of 0,59 and wall thickness of 20mm.After EQ correction of room and speaker Frequency Response these speakers became superb!But to be honest, before EQ-ing them they had a lot of highs.Now they are telling me truth about the sound, some of my mixes that I thought were good sound like *** on these speakers, but some very well known albums of greatP.S. I have 90W per channel of amplifying and I think 80W is minimum for punchy sound.
    Date published: 2012-11-27
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    BR-1 Kit Components

    Do you recommendations for the optimal spacing and location of the drivers in the cabinet? 

    Asked by: audioarchitect
    The driver center to center spacing on this kit is intended to be 5.75" with a 1" tweeter offset. The BSC in the crossover is designed for a baffle that is 8-5/8" wide.
    Answered by: MattP
    Date published: 2014-11-26

    I just finally assembled my BR1 kit. 1 sub/tweet isn't working. In troubleshooting what went wrong I swapped the electronics and that seems to be where the issue is. But I have no idea which component.  Do you warranty this, or can I purchase just 1 set?

    Asked by: AmateurHour
    Please contact our tech support for more help with this question, or 800-338-0531 x1.
    Answered by: MattP
    Date published: 2014-09-02

    Hi there. I want to build these speakers for a friends birthday present. The amp he is using is this Marantz PM4200 Do you think this is a good combination? Thank you, Richard

    Asked by: adjustablegroover
    This speaker is an 8 ohm load and the amplifier mentioned is 30 watts into 8 ohms. That should be a very good match.
    Answered by: Chrisf
    Date published: 2014-09-25

    what is a good speaker kit for a Sherwood rx-4109?

    I have the BR-1 speaker kit, and a Sherwood rx-4109 receiver. The receiver is too much for the BR-1 kit. What other speaker kit is availabe that would be compatiable with this reciver? Thanks
    Asked by: jukebox
    100W RMS into 4 Ohms. Try the Dayton Audio RS722.Specifications:Impedance: 4 ohmsFrequency response: 41-20,000 HzSPL: 87.5 dB 2.83V/1mPower handling: 100 watts RMS50W RMS into 8 Ohms. Try the Dayton Audio RS621.Specifications:Impedance: 8 ohmsFrequency response: 60 - 20,000 HzSPL: 88 dB 2.83V/1mPower handling: 65 watts RMSYou can build your own cabinets or buy a kit with a pair of the many cabinets PE sells.NOTE: Be aware that some of the kits are for a single speaker others for a set.
    Answered by: JDoyner
    Date published: 2013-03-19

    I have the BR-1 speaker kit (model BR-1c), and the crossovers run very hot. The resistors actually turn cherry red. Why???

    I have a Sherwood 4109 receiver, and if you turn the volume up to loud, the receiver shuts down. Let everything cool down, and then it will work, until they get hot again, Why??? Is the receiver too much for these speakers ??? I have replaced the crossovers twice, and still the same thing. Why??? Thanks
    Asked by: jukebox
    This is simply due to being overpowered. You have plenty of power for the speakers available but they are only rated for 50 watts RMS each. This is just the thermal rating meaning they can reach mechanical limites much faster depending on bass and treble levels etc. You are reaching the thermal rating of the resistors and likely overdriving the speakers themselves at the same time.
    Answered by: MattP
    Date published: 2013-03-19

    On the crossover schematic is there a junction between R1, C2, L2, and the + Speaker terminal? It looks like R1 is the only connection to the driver.

    Asked by: HemiDude
    Yes there is a junction between R1, L2, C2, and Positive Terminal. Circuit schematics can be confusing. It helps if you can identify typical networks within the diagram and block them up to see what is going on.R1 and C3 are your Zobel Network, L2 and C2 are your second order LP Filter.I have reconfigured the schematic to one that is more common and highlighted the networks within the schematic (Attached below).Also there is a great video where Mike V from PE puts the crossover together(Attached below).I hope this helps and best of luck.
    Answered by: JDoyner
    Date published: 2013-11-25
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