The home audio market is often characterized as the playground of expensive toys for a small group of opinionated consumers. The reality of home audio today, however, is the market is actually open and diverse.
Media ranging from streaming media, vinyl, CDs and downloads are driving a new wave of young and old music fans to rediscover to fun of music, and there is a new era of products priced and designed to meet fans’ needs.
Contributing to the market’s diversity is the Springboro, Ohio-based manufacturer Dayton Audio. Recently the Midwestern company announced its T652 freestanding loudspeaker, a freestanding speaker solution that can be used in two-channel and home theater systems.
The reasonably-priced T652 ($154.99/pair) utilizes a medium-sized bass reflex cabinet that houses a pair of 6.5-inch woofers and a single 5/8-inch ferrofluid-cooled, polycarbonate-dome tweeter. Dayton says it designed the speaker to fill large listening spaces. In combination with its black ebony finish, it complements a variety of home decors as well as electronics systems.
Dayton specifies the speaker to be compatible with 4- and 8-ohm amplifiers, and its frequency response to range from 45Hz to 20kHz. The company adds the speaker is 88dB sensitive, and it backs the product with a five year parts and labor warranty.