Dayton Audio DC130A-8 5-1/4" Classic Woofer Speaker

Brand:|Model: DC130A-8
The Dayton Audio DC130A-8 is a compact and inexpensive unshielded variant of the popular DC130AS-8 magnetically shielded woofer.
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Part # 295-303
  • Pincushion steel frame for great looks and strength
  • Coated paper cone provides smooth response and reduced cone breakup
  • Aluminum voice coil former for high power handling
  • Large diameter flat spider and good Xmax for clean bass
  • Suitable for sealed or vented enclosures

Product Details

Dayton Audio DC130A-8 5-1/4" Classic Woofer Speaker

One of the main design goals at Dayton Audio is to create loudspeakers that can achieve high levels of performance at reasonable prices. The Dayton Audio DC130A-8 5-1/4" woofer is a great example of this approach. It features a non-pressed treated paper cone, rubber half-roll surround, ASV voice coil, coated cloth dust cap, and excellent low frequency response.

Product Specifications
  • Nominal Diameter5-1/4"
  • Power Handling (RMS)40 Watts
  • Power Handling (max)60 Watts
  • Impedance8 ohms
  • Frequency Response50 to 5,000 Hz
  • Sensitivity88.7 dB 2.83V/1m
  • Voice Coil Diameter1"
  • Magnet Weight11 oz.
Thiele-Small Parameters
  • Resonant Frequency (Fs)53.2 Hz
  • DC Resistance (Re)5.7 ohms
  • Voice Coil Inductance (Le)0.75 mH
  • Mechanical Q (Qms)1.90
  • Electromagnetic Q (Qes)0.51
  • Total Q (Qts)0.41
  • Compliance Equivalent Volume (Vas)0.49 ft.³
  • Mechanical Compliance of Suspension (Cms)0.96 mm/N
  • BL Product (BL)5.88 Tm
  • Diaphragm Mass Inc. Airload (Mms)9.3g
  • Maximum Linear Excursion (Xmax)2.5 mm
  • Surface Area of Cone (Sd)91.6 cm²
Materials of Construction
  • Cone MaterialCoated Paper
  • Surround MaterialRubber
  • Voice Coil Wire MaterialCopper
  • Voice Coil FormerAluminum
  • Basket / Frame MaterialSteel
  • Magnet MaterialFerrite
Mounting Information
  • Overall Outside Diameter5.28"
  • Baffle Cutout Diameter4.72"
  • Depth2.74"
  • # Mounting Holes4
Optimum Cabinet Size (determined using BassBox 6 Pro High Fidelity suggestion)
  • Sealed Volume0.15 ft.³
  • Sealed F3102 Hz
  • Vented Volume0.36 ft.³
  • Vented F356 Hz
Dayton Audio DC130A-8 5-1/4" Classic Woofer Speaker
  • BrandDayton Audio
  • ModelDC130A-8
  • Part Number295-303
  • UPC844632093968
  • Product CategoryWoofers
  • Unit of MeasureEA
  • Product Rating
    (13 Reviews)
  • Weight2 lbs.
  • California Prop 65

    Warning: California residents only. Please note per Proposition 65 that this product may contain chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.

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Dayton Audio DC130A-8 5-1/4" Classic Woofer Speaker
Dayton Audio DC130A-8 5-1/4" Classic Woofer Speaker is rated 4.8462 out of 5 by 13.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from GREAT FIT!i could not get boston acoustics replacement woofers for a pair of HD-5, these DAYTON DC130A-8 woofers fit perfect with no refitting and they sound great!
Date published: 2015-01-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great replacement speaker!Purchased to replace speakers in Radio Shack Optimus 77 speakers. Great fit. Only minor modifications. Sounds better than new!
Date published: 2014-09-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great driversThese fit perfectly in my Boston HD5 speakers and sound great
Date published: 2014-08-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from dayton 5/14 driver for optimus pro 77 speakersThis driver is excelent . For the optimus pro 77 speakers ..It fits the right screw holes but you need to take a file and gently file down the three outer edges of the driver basket two sides and the bottom . Only about a 64th of an inch each. The terminals on the new driver are fine for the posative side but need larger one on from to fit the neg. The driver sounds terrific . Great bass. And we even plugged the rear port and sounded tighter in lower freq. Response. I hifhly recomend this driver for the pro --77
Date published: 2014-05-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from replacement for Optimus LX prowith the typical great customer service from PE, I ordered the Daytons to replace the woofers in my Lineaum Optimus Pro LX's.They dropped right in. I had to do a little mod on one of the speaker posts/ to get the existing leads from the crossover to fit .I have 5 pairs of these speakers , both the originals and the subsequent RCA versions.I AB'ed the speakers against an original pair. My guess is that because the woofer on the Dayton is a treated paper cone and seemed more 'rigid" , the speaker had a 'stiffer ' sound than the originals . I don't know that it would be worth gutting the crossover to adjust for that or not , it definitely wouldn't be to me. I am writing this review for all the frustrated LX 5 pro users out there who have lamented in finding replacement woofers to fit the aluminum box.The Dayton is a great aesthetic fit, but not a perfect (IMO) sonic fit . I prefer the old woofer . Thanks to Stacy at PE who spent a great deal of time with me confirming measurements.
Date published: 2014-03-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Replacement for a Boston Acoustic HD5 WooferPurchased a pair of Dayton Audio 5-1/4" Classic Woofers to replace the stock poly cone woofers in a pair of Boston HD5's. (the Boston's needed re-foamed and one speaker was rubbing the voice coil). The Dayton Woofers dropped right into the recessed hole and lined up perfect. They reach lower than the stock woofers and handle more power. Very sonically pleasing. An easy fix for your Boston HD Speakers!
Date published: 2014-01-23
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Dayton Audio DC130A-8 5-1/4" Classic Woofer Speaker

Notice someone earlier had used these as replacements in Optimus 77s. Whats mods are required for this ?

Asked by: radio99
This requires a bit more information in order to proceed. Please contact our tech support for more help with this question, or 800-338-0531 x1.
Answered by: MattW
Date published: 2015-06-30

The bolt spacing is correct, but my baffle cutout is only 4.375"  Will these speakers fit ?

Asked by: cmalm
Unfortunately no, these require a cutout of 4-3/4".
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-06-16

Does this come in an 8" version? Need replacements for a pair of 1970s Mordaunt-Short Festival 3 bookshelf speakers... they have woofer housings that look just like this, only it's an 8" woofer.

Asked by: MarkinMemphis
Unfortunately we do not have any 8" pin cushion style woofers available.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-05-26

Will these speakers work in a 2001 BMW 740i which uses 5-1/4" 8ohm speakers as woofers in the rear deck?(It has a premium DSP sound system)

Asked by: JayaK
I cannot guarantee they will match up with the same mounting holes, but with possible modifications these would work well for that application.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-03-24

Would these fit in a toa hx5b line array. Or is there any other woofer I can buy to fit in to

Asked by: FTL music
We do not have a cross reference available for this type of thing. Please contact our tech support for more help with this question, or 800-338-0531 x1.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-02-12

Would this replace the paradigm atom 5.25?...thanks

Asked by: Der1
We do not have a cross reference available for this type of thing. Please contact our tech support for more help with this question, or 800-338-0531 x1.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-11-18
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