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Thinking about getting a PSW10 with a a pair of Dayton B652s. The bookshelves will be powered by a TK2050 board. I know the B652s and the PSW10 aren't exactly the best, but you can't argue with $35 Primary use would be FPS games and occasional DVDs. Thoughts?
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I bought the B652 recently for my elderly uncle. The plan was to use a $99 Insignia receiver. I could not get AM reception so the receiver went back, but I kept the speakers. I REALLY enjoyed these speakers! They were only $35 and Parts Express is in Ohio, I am in Michigan so shipping literally took a single day.

I was very surprised with the sound quality of the B652 speakers. They are very cheap speakers, but for the price I think they have a really nice sound. It is a sound that you would expect when you look at the speaker. It does not have any low end bass, of course. However, the treble is very smooth and not piercing. The mid-range is excellent and very smooth as well. I ended up putting the speakers at the rear of my 5.1 channel system temporarily. They have been replaced, but that's because I got a killer deal on some Swan M1's on Ebay.

If you are on a tight budget, I think you would be very wise to check out the Dayton B652 speakers.
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I bought the B652 recently for my elderly uncle. The plan was to use a $99 Insignia receiver. I could not get AM reception so the receiver went back, but I kept the speakers. I REALLY enjoyed these speakers! They were only $35 and Parts Express is in Ohio, I am in Michigan so shipping literally took a single day.

I was very surprised with the sound quality of the B652 speakers. They are very cheap speakers, but for the price I think they have a really nice sound. It is a sound that you would expect when you look at the speaker. It does not have any low end bass, of course. However, the treble is very smooth and not piercing. The mid-range is excellent and very smooth as well. I ended up putting the speakers at the rear of my 5.1 channel system temporarily. They have been replaced, but that's because I got a killer deal on some Swan M1's on Ebay.

If you are on a tight budget, I think you would be very wise to check out the Dayton B652 speakers.
Thanks Greg! I do have a question though, how did you setup the crossover? I'm thinking 80-90hz should be OK but I haven't heard them before.
Edited by Eugenester - 4/20/11 at 4:28pm
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I have an LFE output going to my subwoofer and my receiver's crossover is set to 60Hz. I do not know if that affects the rear speakers at all. I think it does not. The B652 are rated at 70Hz and above according to Parts Express. I would say that is accurate. Try 75-80Hz to be safe.

When I was using them with 2 channel I did not set up a crossover on the Insignia receiver. I don't think it had that option.
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I have an LFE output going to my subwoofer and my receiver's crossover is set to 60Hz. I do not know if that affects the rear speakers at all. I think it does not. The B652 are rated at 70Hz and above according to Parts Express. I would say that is accurate. Try 75-80Hz to be safe.

When I was using them with 2 channel I did not set up a crossover on the Insignia receiver. I don't think it had that option.
Hmm..alrighty then thanks.
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I have the same speakers. Well they are actually rebranded KLHs. I got them for $10 on clearance from Radioshack. Had them for fronts on my HT until I got some Cerwin Vegas.

They are decent, but on my amp and receiver the highs are kind of harsh. Knowing this my setups run flat. Greg was right about their not being any low end bass despite being a 6.5" woofer. I would cross it over at around 120-150Hz. Once the speakers start dipping down on their range it starts getting muddy and distorted.

Also if you don't have the sub yet, l would go for the Pioneer SW-8. Much better sub even though it is smaller.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Pioneer-SW-8-8in...item4cf6a4948c
    
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I have the same speakers. Well they are actually rebranded KLHs. I got them for $10 on clearance from Radioshack. Had them for fronts on my HT until I got some Cerwin Vegas.

They are decent, but on my amp and receiver the highs are kind of harsh. Knowing this my setups run flat. Greg was right about their not being any low end bass despite being a 6.5" woofer. I would cross it over at around 120-150Hz. Once the speakers start dipping down on their range it starts getting muddy and distorted.

Also if you don't have the sub yet, l would go for the Pioneer SW-8. Much better sub even though it is smaller.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Pioneer-SW-8-8in...item4cf6a4948c
Thanks, askthem! I will definitely look into the pioneer sub

Edit: This is the original B652, yes? There is a 10Hz difference between the Dayton version on the bass end, any thoughts on that?
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