|商品尺寸||16.26 x 18.03 x 29.97 cm; 4.74 公斤|
Dayton Audio B652 6-1/2-Inch 2-Way Bookshelf Speaker Pair
Dayton Audio B652 6-1/2" 2-Way Bookshelf Speaker Pair
- Small size, profound performance
- Black ebony pica vinyl cabinet finish
- Removable grill
- Excellent clarity and detail
- Small size, profound performance!
- 6-1/2" woofer provides surprisingly full, punchy bass output
- Clarity and detail that are exceptional in this price class
- Black ebony pica vinyl cabinet finish for a clean, modern appearance
- Removable grill cloth
Dayton Audio's B652 two-way bookshelf speaker is perfect for offices, dorm rooms, apartments, or any other living area. Measuring under 12-Inch tall, these small but mighty speakers will never overwhelm the decor in any room. The B652's two-way design features a 6-1/2-Inch polypropylene cone woofer and a 5/8-Inch polycarbonate ferrofluid cooled dome tweeter to accurately reproduce audio from 70 to 20,000 Hz. Installation features include quick connect speaker terminals, key-hole hanger and removable grill. These small, powerful speakers make a great addition to any living space. Packaged and sold in pairs. Includes two 9-1/2 foot long 20 AWG speaker cables. Specifications: ; Woofer: 6-1/2-Inch polypropylene ; Tweeter: 5/8-Inch polycarbonate ferrofluid cooled ; Power handling: 40 watts RMS/75 watts max ; Impedance: 6 ohms ; Frequency response: 70-20,000 Hz ; Sensitivity: 87 dB 1W/1m ; Dimensions: 11-13/16-Inch (H) x 7-1/16-Inch (W) x 6-7/16-Inch (D) ; Sold in pairs.
For my testing, I replaced two Alesis Monitor1 MKII Channel Studio Monitor s, which contain the same size woofer at 6.5, but contain a slightly bigger tweeter at 1", compared to the Dayton's 5/8". The two speaker's build construction is remarkably similar; the biggest difference is the Alesis speakers are housed in much bigger cabinets, and have a port on the back to provide better base response. Despite this, the Dayton speakers are built very well, housed in a black vinyl-covered cabinet that feels relatively sturdy, definitely not a cabinet I would expect to see in a $40 speaker. They're a lot lighter than I expected a speaker of that size to be. This isn't a good or bad thing, just an observation. The one downside when it comes to build construction are the spring connectors. Spring connectors work fine, but they don't provide near as good a grip on the wires as binding posts do, causing the wire to fall out of the speaker if you move it in a wrong way. A small annoyance, but again, for $40 you can't complain too much.
Now onto sound quality. The Dayton's, like the Alesis', are monitor speakers, meaning they provide a very flat sound, aiming to reproduce the sound exactly as it was recorded. This is great for people like me, who use them for recording, but may not fit the tastes of other people. Some people love the sound that monitors provide, but others tend to flock towards other options. It may be worth listening to a monitor speaker before making the purchase, but since they cost only $40, it's not a complete necessity. I had these hooked up to an Onkyo receiver rated at 80 watts-per-channel. The Dayton's are only rated to go up to 40 watts, but adding more wattage never hurts a speaker. Yes, you will have to get an external amplifier for these to work, as they're not self-powered, but that should be considered a positive rather than a negative. Self-powered speakers are limited by their built-in amplifiers, where these are not, meaning you can generally get much better sound quality out of these than you can with self-powered speakers. The good news with these is that they're rated at 8-ohms, meaning they're extremely easy to drive. You won't have to get a very big receiver to power these.
I first listened to Bruce Springsteen's new album, Wrecking Ball, because I was anxious to see how these speakers handled loud rock music. Right away I was very impressed with the amount of sound these things can put out! Sitting roughly three feet away from each speaker, I turned them up as loud as my ears could handle, and these things didn't seem to mind. I heard no distortion whatsoever, which is extremely uncommon in speakers of this price. Now I started to get excited.
One other characteristic of cheap speakers is that the high end tends to sound extremely harsh, like the singer is screaming at you. I'm very glad to say that these speakers don't fall into this category. Despite their $40 price tag, the high end didn't suffer at all. When listening to the Eagles' "No More Walks in the Wood", their voices all sounded very calm and relaxed, and I could just sit back and listen. Elton John's piano in "Tiny Dancer" sounded beautiful. I sincerely forgot I was listening to such cheap speakers.
Midrange sounded very natural throughout my listening, but the one shortcoming to these speakers is, not surprisingly, bass response. It's not that bass sounds bad, what's there sounds very natural and satisfying. However, these speakers are only rated to go down to 70Hz, which isn't nearly as deep as what ported woofers do. The fact that it doesn't have a port makes the speaker sound much more tight and flat throughout all the other frequencies, it just sacrifices some of the low-end. With this being said, the bass that's there is very tight-sounding, which is a very good thing. Despite the fact that the bass doesn't go too low, I still didn't feel the need to add a subwoofer. Whether you'll need to add a subwoofer will depend on how they're used and the tastes of the individual. Just know that if you expect your speakers to fill a whole room with bass, these aren't it.
Now how do these compare, sound quality-wise, to the Alesis Monitors that they replaced? When going back to listen to the Alesis' after a long listening period with the Dayton's, I concluded that the Alesis Monitors edged out the Dayton's very slightly. Both were extremely comparable throughout the high and midrange frequencies, but in the end the bass response of the Alesis Monitors edged out the Dayton's. Because of their bigger size, they were also able to fill up a room much better than the Dayton's could. With that being said, the Alesis' were $200-a-pair, which is five times as much as the Dayton's! So if we're going off the value-scale, the Dayton's win hands-down. These are the best $40 speakers I've ever heard.
In conclusion, these speakers are by far the best value out there in the price to sound-quality ratio. Can better speakers be bought for more money? Of course they can. But if you're on a budget, and are looking for great desktop, dorm room, bedroom, or apartment speakers, you can't go wrong with these. For $40, the sound that comes out of these will really surprise you. Though I'm putting these away now in favor of my Alesis Monitors, I really hope I find some use for them in the future, because they were a joy to listen to. Trust me, you'll feel the same way.
They are quite big but I still manage to use them on either side of my display as computer speakers powered by an old receiver. A definite upgrade from computer sound and cheap powered speakers. I listen to music while working on the computer and they do not tire my ears. That means reasonably neutral sound, and occasionally even quite pleasant. A Mozart piano sonata at low volume was a case in point just as I was writing this. Quite enjoyable!
Sometimes I think good speakers are as much a product of luck as they are of engineering. A certain component, a certain random design decision, and everything comes together. I can only imagine that's what happened here, because given the cost these speakers are great.
Let's first talk about what they aren't: these are not powerhouse fronts for a living room or man cave system. They just aren't. I pushed them a bit with an Onkyo 3008 .. and I could easily tell not to push them any more. They're not particularly good at bass. I'm currently using them with Pyle 2x40 PCA2, and with a Sony STRDB 830 (my venerable office system that still sounds clean after all these years ... great build quality). The PCA2 was easily powerful enough to drive them effortlessly.
They aren't particularly deep/bass-y/boom-y/low-endy/etc.. I tried pairing them with a sub (Velodyne 10 inch), and the sub ended up overpowering them a bit (and having the two connected at once to my computer was a wiring nightmare, so I just wrote off the concept for now). At higher volumes, with the lack of bass, you may find yourself turning the volume up or trying to crank the bass on your stereo equalizer in order to get a bit more oomph. They are what they are: I wouldn't try to EQ them to death to try to correct the low end flaw. The high-end heavy tone, while I found very pleasant at low and moderate volumes, can get fatiguing to the ear if you crank it up and try to maximize low end presence.
Now for the positives: FORTY DOLLARS!?!?! Okay, got that out of the way. I found them delightfully musical for the price, with clear highs and surprisingly distinct (for this price range) imaging for the various instruments. The voices, particularly at comfortable listening levels, are startling lifelike and nuanced. I found these particularly shine with jazz and big band. Classic rock and rap ... not so much as there is a problem with . I cannot get over the musicality for this price range. I got a pair as a curiosity, and I then ordered three more pairs after a few hours of testing.
I did a mini "war of the speakers" by hooking a B652 up simultaneously with various bookshelf speakers, then changing the balance back and forth (and trying to keep the volume level) to see how they compared. The companion speakers included: a little horn tweetered, bookshelf JBL that originally retailed for 150.00 a pair (my daughter destroyed one of them, so I now have one laying around), the satellite AND a double-woofered front speaker from the Onkyo 540 set, an Infinity Reference 2000.2, and finally a Boston Super One.
It was easier to drive the B652 than all of them, obviously. The B652 was lighter and more musical at low volumes, with the exception of the Super One. At moderate to high volumes, only the Boston Super One and to a lesser extent the Reference 2000.2 were clear victors, with the Infinity Reference 2000.2 being decidedly better in some aspects, and worse in others ... the other three speakers were painfully inferior to the Daytons. These results were a bit depressing, given these speakers generally cost quite a bit more when released (with four of them costing several times as much).
I immediately ordered two more pairs and I think I'm going to add yet another pair. Between home and office, I have six distinct stereo systems ... and this speaker is probably going to end up in four or five of them, either as the stereo mains or as surround rears. Pair them with a little amp, you don't need anything else for great sound at your computer. Hook 'em up to a receiver, and it will be loud enough to fill your office or bedroom. I find the warm tonality/music utterly surprising.
Is it a great speaker? No. It has some obvious shortcomings. But, it is a good, startlingly efficient speaker whose strong points are insane given the price. The speakers I own that outperform it take a lot of power to drive, are much larger, and cost waaaaay more. Love these speakers.
**10/28/11 Update: I tried one of these against a Wharfedale 9.0 speaker, using a Marantz 2220b (gotta love vintage) to drive them. This speaker were fairly equivalent to the Wharfedales in both overall musicality, transparency, and vibrancy of sound, and maybe even better for midbass. Of course ... it might not be that fair, since the 'dale's are about 30-50% smaller, but damn ... I expected the diamonds to hold up better.