Provided Link: http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?&Partnumber=300-670
I bought a pair of the Dayton 300-670 this weekend for my wife's study area. She wanted a pair of small speakers that could plug into her laptop through a small homemade amp (about 7W per channel).
The both of us decided to audition several small speakers at Parts Express this weekend. Our budget was $50 or less. I worked the selector switch panel while my wife listened carefully. It didn't take long for her to pick out the 300-670 as the clear winner. Although less efficient that the Pioneers, the 300-670's mibass was "less WOOOOAH" (her words) on the vocals. She said she liked the clarity and imaging; "It sounds like the center channel is on!" she exclaimed, pointing to a similar speaker below the wallmounted LCD.
Lucky us, they were on sale for $28.00. At home, I went to work on a quick, but loveable amplifier using the LM4756T chip. It has built-in gain resistors and only requires a single ended power supply. After about an hour, I emerged with an ugly box stuffed with half a PointZero power source and an ungainly perfboard/heatsink contraption sticking out the top and a length of 3.5mm plug-terminated wire dangling from the side. Mechanical ability is not my strength...
Nothing says "I love you" like a good set of amplified speakers. My wife was thrilled with their sound (and she is PICKY). I must say that I am impressed with their low cabinet resonance and extremely tight coherency between drivers. Even from a short distance, the tweeter blends effortlessly with the woofer. I have never, ever heard this kind of blending in a small speaker. I can imagine that these would blend superbly with an 8 or 10" bass driver given their smooth, rattle-free response.
Highly recommeded for room filling sound in a small space!