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

Dayton Audio B652 6-1/2-Inch 2-Way Bookshelf Speaker Pair
alaScore 86

349 reviews

Nov, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 349 reviews from magazines and websites.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Speakers the Dayton Audio B652 6-1/2-Inch 2-Way Bookshelf Speaker Pair is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 343 user reviews of Dayton Audio B652 6-1/2-Inch 2-Way Bookshelf Speaker Pair from The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Speakers on

87% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Dayton Audio B652


You probably haven't heard of Dayton Audio, but the company is a leading supplier of "raw" loudspeaker drivers and speaker-building accessories for hobbyists. Dayton also sells a line of stereo and home theater speakers, like the B652 bookshelf...

The Dayton Audio B652 bookshelf speakers sound great and are available for under $50.

The Daytons aren't the most attractive speakers you'll see. The spring-clip connectors don't securely grip the speaker wire, so an inadvertent tug might yank it out.

The Dayton Audio B652 speakers are the best-sounding stereo speakers you can buy for under $50.

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"Better than speakers 5 times the price"


I have used these speakers since Steve Gutenberg gave them a place in the "TOP SPEAKERS UNDER $1,000" post. I Recommend them all the time and have probably purchased eight pair personally. Not great at low volume but at HIGH VOLUME they come alive and...

No Replacement for Displacement. The 6.5in Drivers in these make BIG sound. Most other cheap speakers only sport 4in and if you are lucky 5.25. The sealed box means you can push them HARD. Having no crossover is better then having a cheap crossover.

Not the prettiest speakers (with the grills on). The Spring clips on the back are OK and CAN ACCEPT a banana clip but a 5-way would be better.


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"Great value for the money!"


Hooked it up to a Pyle PCA4 amp to run with Pandora, iTunes and Google Music. Worked great out of the box and fills my large room with plenty of sound. The whole setup cost under $100 shipped from Amazon - best upgrade you can find out there!

Sound is clear, speakers fit anywhere, price

None so far

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"This lil guy is on sale for $30 at"


There's no way you'll find a better sounding speaker at this price.

How can you go wrong? A better connection on the back would be a plus, but at $30 you can get that part and replace it yourself.

There were no cons that I could find.

Consumer review by:

"Good sounding speakers for under $50..????"


Most of the time Parts Express has these speakers on sale for $29.00 a pair = 10$ shipping ; you'd be lucky to get a 4' 2 way for that price ( with much less base & power handling ) . For $ 40 dollars , what have you got to loose !

These things are cleaner sounding than you'd expect , and will fit in nicely in most living rooms or bedrooms . There small for a speaker with a 6 inch woofer , but that just makes them more versatile !

The base isn't a con really , teamed-up with an inexpensive powered sub , you'll have a nice sounding cheap 2.1 system .

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"Best speaker below $100."


I've had these Dayton's for about 5 months now and I use them in near-field listening at my home-office desk. I paired them with a Dayton T-amp (same chip as the Lepai amp) and they are plenty loud for my space. The best attribute about these speakers...

Imaging and clarity

I found the bass to be accurate, but thin. Speakers fell flat during some rock albums. Hip-Hop fans should pair with a sub or pony up for a more expensive speaker.