Summary: These are fantastic speakers for their price. They look good, sound great, and can fill a small room with sound. I have tried these with a Lepai 2020a+, as well as an old Sony receiver I have. The Lepai starts distorting at around 3/4 power, so they don't really bring out the best in these Daytons. With the Sony, however, these can get unbelievably loud with clear, accurate bass and no distortion. Four of these at 50W will keep a party going all night.
Summary: These speakers stink! They never worked from the time they arrived. Only the tweeter has sound coming out of them. When told how to anaylize them the tech wanted me to smell them. That was my first impression given the circumstances. However Dayton Audio and Parts Express did right by me! They sent a new set out quickily. The speakers have a clear, quality sound. They are a GREAT VALUE given the quality and product support. Thank You Parts Express and Dayton Audio!
Summary: I purchased these in concern honestly, thinking that they would not be what I wanted... But these things get SUPER loud with an LP2020A+.. They DO NOT handle bass very well at all at high levels, but for nighttime use they're really nice because you wont wake everybody up since you can turn your sub off! But yes these things sound very clear and they get very loud!
Summary: Finally decided to get a pair of these after several weeks of wondering should I or shouldn't I. I know Dayton had some QC issues a year or so ago with these, but everyone agrees that they have been fixed. So, got a pair and hooked them up and all I can say is WOW! I am really impressed with these speakers for the price range they are in.
Summary: The speakers arrived in a timely manner and well packaged, but that's all they had going for them. When I hooked them up and ran the receiver's speaker test, something sounded wrong.Well, there was something wrong. One speaker had a dead woofer. I popped it out to see if it was just a loose wire. Nope, these babies are hard soldered to their wires, so the woofer indeed was dead. The other speaker had such low treble output that I thought it had a bad tweeter. Nope.
Summary: Ok, for point of reference, I have been on the hunt for decent bookshelf speakers around $60-$100. I own a pair of Pioneer SP-BS22-LR which go for $130 and I own the Micca MB42X's for $80. That being said, I didn't expect these to come close to those speakers but the extent to how bad they sound is crazy. I ran them through 3 different amps, non-CCA full Copper cabling and could not figure out why on earth the tweeters are so bad.
Summary: I haven't even had these a year and one of the speakers just stopped working. Tried different wires, different channels. Nothing. I I have used them very little and not loud at all. Very disappointing purchase. Would never recommend these to anyone.
Summary: Got these and noticed how small the retail box is that they are packaged in – nice that they were double boxed by Amazon. After getting them out, I inspected them and immediately can see that the fit and finish is extremely poor overall. There was glue and other abnormalities about the speaker boxes and the woofers were made sloppy how they were assembled.
Summary: Over the years I've bought and used cheap bookshelf speakers (Radio Shack and no-name) and mid-range consumer speakers (Bose, Definitive Technology, JBL) and these Dayton speakers are without a doubt the best value ever. For home bedroom or small living area or kitchen casual use I'm not sure they can be beat, especially at $49 and $35 which is what I paid for my two pair. Don't underestimate the value of Amazon Prime free shipping for speakers!