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Old 29th January 2007, 02:54 AM   #1
nerogtr is offline nerogtr  United States
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Default Any experience with DAYTON BR-1 6-1/2" 2-WAY Monitor Kit (from Parts Express)?

Hey, someone on gearslutz sent me over here- seems like a tight forum. Alright, so heres my question:

So I'm taking a loudspeaker design class at school, and we are building these speakers: http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showd...number=300-640

I'm sure they aren't amazing speakers, but I'm just wondering if anyone has heard them. My teacher claims they "sound like a $500-600 pair of active monitors". Any thoughts?
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Old 29th January 2007, 04:09 AM   #2
JasonB is offline JasonB  Canada
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The BR-1's have a reputation as being a good all around speaker for the price. At that price point you won't find much else to compare to. See the link below for some crossover modifications to improve the sound further.

http://murphyblaster.com/content.php?f=pe_br1.html

Hope this helps,

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Old 29th January 2007, 10:03 AM   #3
sreten is offline sreten  United Kingdom
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http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showd...number=300-640

Hi,

Link should work, they are OK, this is better :

http://www.speakerbuilder.net/web_fi...k/pcrkmain.htm

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Old 30th January 2007, 04:14 AM   #4
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Hi, I have been using a pair of the BR-1s for around 6 months and I believe they are hard to beat for the price. I drive them with a modified K-12 tube amp (see diyaudioprojects.com). My listening space is fairly small but they sound excellent. I use a pair of powered sub woofers to cover the range of 50 on down. Even without the subs the BR-1s cover the spectrum well. I could life with just them if I had to.

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