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: 12.44 lbs.  
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" woofers
  • Two Dayton Audio DC28F-8 1-1/8" silk dome tweeters
  • Two crossover boards
  • Two 47 µF non-polarized capacitors
  • Two Dayton Audio 0.1 µF by-pass capacitors
  • Two 8 ohm 10W resistors
  • Two 1.8 mH 18 AWG air core inductors
  • Four Dayton Audio 6.2 µF polypropylene capacitors
  • Two 4 ohm 5W resistors
  • Two 10 ohm 5W resistors
  • Two 0.5 mH 20 AWG air core inductors
  • One 8 ft. 16 AWG speaker wire
  • Twenty-four .205" (16-14 AWG) female disconnects
  • Two 24" x 18" sheets of acoustic foam, 1-1/2" thick
  • Twenty-two #6 x 3/4" Phillips pan head screws
  • Speaker terminal cups NOT included

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
    (1 Reviews)
  • Weight12.44 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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BR-1 Kit Components
BR-1 Kit Components is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 1.
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

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

Are the drivers for this speaker ok for outside? I would be building my own cabinet.

Asked by: p23741
As long as they are not in direct rain or sunlight they should be fine, the paper cones are treated and they used rubber surrounds.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2013-02-05

Are there crossover schematics available for this design?

I am building this speaker set, but I already have the drivers and the tweeters. I would also like to use slightly upgraded crossover components and build it point to point. I am looking for the crossover schematic so I can build it myself. I will be purchasing the BR1-CAB Cabinets as they are very cost effective and look really nice too! Thanks in advance!
Asked by: dcmartinpc
Yes, the crossover is explained in great detail in the owner's manual, available here:
Answered by: RussR
Date published: 2012-09-04

Do you have any plans/designs available to use when constructing the boxes for this kit?

I'd like to build something just like the BR-1 kit that includes the speaker boxes. I noticed it was ported too -- what port should I buy? Thanks.
Asked by: Dan D
We do not have plans for this box, unfortunately. However, for the BR-1, the internal dimensions are approximately 7.5" x 13" x 9.75", which calculates to about a 0.55ft³ enclosure. You can adjust the dimensions to suit your needs, so long as the overall volume remains the same (or within about 5% or so). The port in the BR-1 box is a one inch diameter port, approximately 6.5" in length. I've linked a very similar port below for your convenience, you'd simply cut off about 1.25" in length to match the volume of a 1" x 6.5" port.
Answered by: RussR
Date published: 2012-09-29

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