A Review of the Dayton B652 AIR speaker

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  1. Poultrygeist

    Poultrygeist Lunatic Member

    The tweets can be removed from the front but is there enough slack in the leads to get a good view of how they're wired?
     

     

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  2. Hajidub

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    Couldn't get mine out from the front, beat the crap out of them; glued or such and didn't want to damage them.
     
  3. Poultrygeist

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    They are screwed in from the front but haven't tried removing them. Hope mine aren't also glued in place.
     
  4. Hajidub

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    Yeah, I took the screws out when trying. I just pulled the woofer and worked with them from inside (wasn't hard).
     
  5. bbqjoe

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    This is kinda funny.
    I ordered the B652 airs about 4 months ago because the reviews were great, and how can you beat $50???
    I have them on my desk in a 2 foot trianglization. My desk is a large heavy old world work of art.
    I absolutely love the sound of these!
    The highs are sometimes a bit hot, but not always. The bass is just fine, and the midrange kicks butt.
    What's funny to me is that among this group there appears to be people who like them as much as I do.

    The sad part, is that I prefer to sit and listen to these at my desk, rather than on the sofa in front of my Dahlquist 8's.

    I'd love to find a bigger floor sized speaker with about the same sound profile, with more power handling, and a tad more bass.
     
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    Ask and you'll receive! https://www.amazon.com/Dayton-Audio-T652-AIR-Speaker-Tweeter/dp/B07777GY34
     

     

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    The T652 Air speakers are now available at $140 a pair. Mini tower design at 30” high, dual 6.5” woofers and that wonderful AMT tweeter. Yum!
     
  9. bbqjoe

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    I just got a pair in yesterday.
    I put them in my shop.
    My first impression is that they're awfully shrill.
    It's like they crossed them much differently than the B652 airs.
    My take is that they put the bottom speaker way low, operating at a frequency below its capabilities, and put the upper speaker closer to the tweeter frequencies., leaving out that mid punch that i enjoy so much with the B model.
    My first reaction was to drape a terry shop towel over the top to cover the tweeter, to keep my ears from bleeding.

    They might just be better for a home theater setup rather than a stereo.
    I might open them up to see what's what, and look as well to see if they wired the AMT's backwards like I heard they did with some of the B's.
    I'm not as happy with them as I thought I would be.
     
  10. Hajidub

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    BBQ, the AMT's were wired correctly on the B's, it just the fact that their simple single phase x-over let them mute themselves out with the woofer at around 2000hz. I reversed the polarity on mine personally. Let us know if the x-over in those T's is a tad more complicated (single cap) than the B's. Thanks for writing on these, but sad to hear they're not up to snuff.
     
  11. bbqjoe

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    I'll get around to having a peek inside these sometime soon.
    I'm guessing, for my own tastes, that if the speakers are crossed totally different than the B's, I might just emulate the B's on some or all of the woofers.
    Not sure, but I might also block the ports. Mice ya know...
    If they sound bad with the ports blocked off, I'll just screen them.
     

     

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  12. Hajidub

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    Blocking the ports will most likely tighten up the bass for the most part.
     
  13. bbqjoe

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    Fine by me.
    I'm not one of those pump up the bass guys.
    I'll take it natural as recorded.
     
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