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Dayton Audio DC130AS-8 5-1/4" Classic Shielded Woofer

Brand:|Model: DC130AS-8|Part # 295-300
Choose the Dayton Audio DC130AS-8 Classic Series 5-1/4" woofer for use as a great replacement bookshelf speaker, midrange in 3-way designs, or even as a small subwoofer. The shielded design allows for use near tube TVs and focuses the magnetic flux in the gap for high sensitivity.
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  • Great bang-for-the-buck driver can be used as a woofer, midbass, or even as a small subwoofer!
  • Smooth frequency response up to 2 kHz and great bass response
  • Rubber surround, aluminum voice coil, and extended bump plate
  • Shielded design increases performance and allows it to be used near tube TVs
  • 4 ohm impedance for series pair use in MTMs and center channel speakers

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Dayton Audio DC130AS-8 5-1/4" Classic Shielded Woofer

Dayton Audio Classic Series woofers are excellent for use as replacement speakers or for new loudspeaker system design and construction. The DC130AS-8 shielded 5-1/4" woofer has developed quite a reputation for having the best bang-for-the-buck performance and value available anywhere. You can even be use the DC130AS-8 as a small subwoofer! The excellent low frequency performance will amaze you.

A non-pressed treated paper cone allows for smooth frequency response, while the high temperature aluminum voice coil increases power handling without compression. Longevity is ensured with the use of a rubber surround, treated cloth dust cap, and an extended bump plate.

Product Specifications
  • Nominal Diameter5-1/4"
  • Power Handling (RMS)30 Watts
  • Power Handling (max)60 Watts
  • Impedance8 ohms
  • Frequency Response55 to 4,000 Hz
  • Sensitivity88.5 dB 2.83V/1m
  • Voice Coil Diameter1"
  • Magnet Weight10 oz.
Thiele-Small Parameters
  • Resonant Frequency (Fs)57.2 Hz
  • DC Resistance (Re)5.6 ohms
  • Voice Coil Inductance (Le)0.84 mH
  • Mechanical Q (Qms)2.01
  • Electromagnetic Q (Qes)0.58
  • Total Q (Qts)0.45
  • Compliance Equivalent Volume (Vas)0.34 ft.³
  • Mechanical Compliance of Suspension (Cms)0.8 mm/N
  • BL Product (BL)5.83 Tm
  • Diaphragm Mass Inc. Airload (Mms)9.7g
  • Maximum Linear Excursion (Xmax)2.5 mm
  • Surface Area of Cone (Sd)91.6 cm²
Materials of Construction
  • Cone MaterialTreated 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"
  • Depth3.09"
  • # Mounting Holes4
Optimum Cabinet Size (determined using BassBox 6 Pro High Fidelity suggestion)
  • Sealed Volume0.19 ft.³
  • Sealed F395 Hz
  • Vented Volume0.6 ft.³
  • Vented F347 Hz
Dayton Audio DC130AS-8 5-1/4" Classic Shielded Woofer
  • BrandDayton Audio
  • ModelDC130AS-8
  • Part Number295-300
  • UPC844632000218
  • Product CategoryWoofers
  • Unit of MeasureEA
  • Product Rating
    (27 Reviews)
  • Weight2.5 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 DC130AS-8 5-1/4" Classic Shielded Woofer
Dayton Audio DC130AS-8 5-1/4" Classic Shielded Woofer is rated 4.4074 out of 5 by 27.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Spectacular value, good construction, OEM designDon't be fooled by the price: these are well-built units that perform flawlessly and subjectively sound good when implemented correctly.I purchased two of the Dayton Audio DC130AS-8 woofers to replace the mid-bass/woofer units in my B&W DM302 bookshelf speakers and they have served my needs perfectly with an almost perfect OEM fit.The DC130AS drivers are by no means groundbreaking as they are classic treated paper cone woofers with rubber surrounds and basic basket construction, but they are solid units that, when properly implemented in a tuned enclosure (or used as an OEM replacement in mass-market speakers), perform very well and can easily fool my ears into thinking I'm listening to a higher end setup.The glossy cone coating provides enough stiffening to allow moderate drive levels without break-up or distortion and in my humble opinion looks pretty doing so. The shielded design definitely adds additional weight, so if you're concerned about driver weight interfering with your mounting setup, consider Dayton's identical driver that is unshielded.For anyone that hears my little nearfield setup, no one can believe that these drivers cost so little, when mated up to my bookshelf speakers and driven with good Class AB Parasound amplification and a high end digital source, they contribute to a smooth, balanced, and natural sound in my setup...Dayton Audio delivers yet again....and at an "awesomely affordable" price. I'm very impressed and definitely recommend the driver to anyone either needing an OEM fit or even custom speaker builders.NOTE: I also replaced the factory tweeter and crossovers with brand new parts, so my evaluation of the woofers is based on all new system parts.
Date published: 2015-06-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Drop in replacement for Optimus Pro X77I bought these to replace the worn woofers in my Optimus Pro X77 speakers I use for computer speakers. To re-foam the surrounds would have been $20/ea so it seemed like a good idea to buy new. They sound slightly better then the RS driver they replaced, I think a bit more detailed. I can hear more easily hear subtle thinks like fingers on the strings of the guitar, the sound of a foot tapping the floor, a singer taking a breath, etc. The bass is non-existent so in my case they need to be paired with a sub. Even if I could afford a $100 replacement driver, I don't think it would sound all that much better, I mean it is just a 5 inch driver, I don't think it is fair to expect too much.
Date published: 2014-05-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from New life to my arcade cabinet.Bought an 18 year old game and I'm fixing it back up to original. But the speakers in it were also 18 years old, and one was blown. It wasn't easy finding the correct size speaker in the same specs but this one fit perfectly. Now it sounds fantastic!
Date published: 2014-03-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dayton AudioDC130AS-8 5 1/4" Classic Shielded SubwooferI used it to replace the defective woofer in my Polkaudio R-150.It works great and I would recommend it to anyone.
Date published: 2012-02-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from "Better than the one replaced!"This woofer performed better overall hands down! This is the real deal!
Date published: 2011-09-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for Midrange vocalsThese speakers are great for this price point. I have them with a ribon type of tweeter and they work well together. I find them warm, and great with vocals and dynamics. A real nice sounding midrange and can play fairly loud. The breakup around 60-80 hz. I recommend a sharp crossover at 100hz, or a softer one at 150. With my HSU 10' sub the setup sounds outstanding for all music, and home theater. I own 6 of these guys.
Date published: 2010-03-16
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Dayton Audio DC130AS-8 5-1/4" Classic Shielded Woofer

Do you think this speaker will work well for a center channel speaker,? I need to replace the two speakers in my Cerwin-Vega LS-5C. The p/n on existing speaker is LSCGQ2030 UW130s (DV). The description of the Dayton sounds as if the bass would be to deep.

Asked by: Sandy G
These will work fine for a center channel. The cabinet determines the bass response and usually center speakers are high passed anyway, so the bass response should not be an issue here.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-12-30

Hello, would you suggest the port sizes for Vented cabinet Volume 0.6 ft.³ ?  Thank you.

Asked by: Partexfan
I would recommend a 2" diameter, 5" long port for that volume, which will tune to 45 Hz.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-11-12

will these mid woofers fit my Pioneer SP-BS41 LR bookshelf speakers

Asked by: rodlupe
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: 2015-02-05

I have 10, 295-300s looking at the provided data sheet it giver the fs 43.4,qms 1.822,qts 0.400 sens 87.71. I was hoping to try my hand at using 12 of these in a variation of Curt Campbell's Uluwatu. could I get away with 2 or 4 of the new ones.

Asked by: mark47803
Yes, these drivers should be sufficient for that design, though a modified crossover configuration might be needed. (Curt's crossovers are carefully designed for the specific brand and model of driver that will be used, rather than being "textbook" designs that often neglect certain aspects of driver frequency response and impedance.)
Answered by: DaytonAudio_Rory
Date published: 2015-01-23

Hello, I am looking for suitable replacement woofers for realistic minimus 11 speakers- Any recommendations?

Asked by: futurehouse
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: 2014-09-15

Replacement woofers for Optimus LX-PRO55

I am trying to determine the best speaker to replace the Optimus LX-PRO55 woofers. I have determined that several speakers might be "drop in" replacements: GRS-8, Goldwood GW-205/4S, and Dayton Audio models DC-130AS-8 and DC-130A-8. I do not need the shielding feature of the original. To me, that makes the DC-130A-8's parameters seem better than the DC-130AS-8. The Goldwood and GRS have better power ratings, but inferior frequency responses. I will be replacing the passive crossover with an active crossover and will be bi-amping by adding speaker terminals for the additional amp. Sound deading spray will be used on the baffle and interior of the aluminum cabinet. Polyfill will be used along with foam in seams. Does any one have an idea of which speaker will be best suited for my project. I have been using these speakers with an AR S10HO sub. I detected a buzzing noise from one of the LX55's and noticed a portion of the foam surround had cracked.
Asked by: Chaszy
The original speakers from Radio Shack, or actually Allied Radio Shack were mostly oems by eminence or cts. Neither made a speaker better than the Dayton Audio DC 130A. You are correct you do not need the shielding.
Answered by: Nitnub
Date published: 2013-09-03
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