Dayton Audio DC130BS-4 5-1/4" Classic Shielded Woofer 4 Ohm

Brand:|Model: DC130BS-4
The Dayton Audio Classic woofers are excellent as replacements or for new system design and construction. With impressive bass performance and smooth overall response, they are popular in many DIY loudspeaker projects.
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  • Treated paper cone provides smooth response and low energy storage
  • Aluminum former and porous dustcap for high power handling
  • Large diameter flat spider and good Xmax for clean bass

Product Details

Dayton Audio DC130BS-4 5-1/4" Classic Shielded Woofer 4 Ohm

The Dayton Audio Classic woofers are excellent as replacements or for new system design and construction. Their versatile set of parameters make them suitable for sealed or vented enclosure designs. With impressive bass performance and smooth overall response, they are popular in many DIY loudspeaker projects.

Product Specifications
  • Nominal Diameter5-1/4"
  • Power Handling (RMS)30 Watts
  • Power Handling (max)60 Watts
  • Impedance4 ohms
  • Frequency Response55 to 4,000 Hz
  • Sensitivity91.6 dB 2.83V/1m
  • Voice Coil Diameter1"
Thiele-Small Parameters
  • Resonant Frequency (Fs)51.8 Hz
  • DC Resistance (Re)3.55 ohms
  • Voice Coil Inductance (Le)0.5 mH
  • Mechanical Q (Qms)1.86
  • Electromagnetic Q (Qes)0.44
  • Total Q (Qts)0.35
  • Compliance Equivalent Volume (Vas)0.46 ft.³
  • Mechanical Compliance of Suspension (Cms)1.08 mm/N
  • BL Product (BL)4.8 Tm
  • Diaphragm Mass Inc. Airload (Mms)8.8g
  • Maximum Linear Excursion (Xmax)2.5 mm
  • Surface Area of Cone (Sd)93.3 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 Diameter5.71"
  • Baffle Cutout Diameter4.72"
  • Depth3.05"
  • Bolt Circle Diameter5.24"
  • # Mounting Holes4
Optimum Cabinet Size (determined using BassBox 6 Pro High Fidelity suggestion)
  • Sealed Volume0.12 ft.³
  • Sealed F3119 Hz
  • Vented Volume0.36 ft.³
  • Vented F364 Hz
Dayton Audio DC130BS-4 5-1/4" Classic Shielded Woofer 4 Ohm
  • BrandDayton Audio
  • ModelDC130BS-4
  • Part Number295-302
  • UPC844632001109
  • Product CategoryWoofers
  • Unit of MeasureEA
  • Product Rating
    (16 Reviews)
  • Weight2.6 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 DC130BS-4 5-1/4" Classic Shielded Woofer 4 Ohm
Dayton Audio DC130BS-4 5-1/4" Classic Shielded Woofer 4 Ohm is rated 4.25 out of 5 by 16.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good price, good woofer.I used one bridged in a 2.1 system using a four channel car amp for my computer room. I don't have any testing equipment so its all by ear, but it sounds pretty decent. Enough bass and volume to have my kids yell at me to turn it down from 2 rooms away. Can't remember the enclosure size, but it was crossed at 125Hz, box tuned to 50Hz. Bought two more for a future project yet to be thought of!
Date published: 2014-04-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great valueAs replacement woofer in a Optimus Pro LX5 these required a little cutting of the plastic face plate of the cabnet. Size is correct but flange is cut different. Small useless side supports can be snapped off with pliars. Speaker ports required a little cutting on one side. Some people have suggested using cork to seal them off so to act as a sealed cabnet. Sterophile suggested filling the ported areas with cut drinking straws to restrict the ports and flatten bass. I'm not impressed with the corked effect and have yet to try the straws but will do shortly.
Date published: 2013-09-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent replacementsI took a chance and purchased these drivers to replace broken drivers in a vintage pair of Pinnacle PN-5+ speakers purchased in the mid 90s. They fit perfectly, were a no-brainer to connect and are working as good as the original which the manufactures was asking $48 +s/h each driver. The techician was helpful and not pushing more expensive replacements. In fact he suggested getting by with a less expensive pair, but I opted for these and its a good choice.
Date published: 2013-04-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good, not Greati want to preference this review with my application. I'm using these drivers as full range powered by the Lepai tripath amp for a DYI ipod speaker dock.I replaced some samsung $9 speakers that i got on a speaker buy out on PE. Although the Dayton's are much better from a fidelity stand point, i would not recommend them for this application. The high frequency range overpowers pretty much everything else and there isnt a ton of low end response.Having said that, i am pretty pleased with how well they perform considering that they only cost $20. Definitely worth the money. I suspect in a proper enclosure and pair with a crossover and a nice tweeter these drivers would be outstanding, for the money.I'll conclude with that i already put the $9 samsung's back in and i'm probably returning the Daytons. Again, nice speakers, not good for full range
Date published: 2011-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from versatile driverI have used these in both vented and sealed enclosures with outstanding results. These like big amps, sound sweet with tube amps or rare s/s amps that have autoformer outputs(ie mcintosh). Get some of these and experiment you can make them sound almost any way you want with some fiddling with the x-o and the box.
Date published: 2010-09-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good little WooferI used two of these woofers in the 'Triune' MTM speaker project on this site. Construction and build quality of the woofer is good with solid looking components. The enclosure is a vented and has 1 ft3 of airspace. Overall response from the woofers is decent. For dialog the woofers depth to the sound and blend well with the tweeter. For musical passages and sound effects in the lower range, the bass can get a bit muddy. At this price range I was hoping for better bass output but what can you expect from a 5-1/4" woofer. Overall I am pleased with these woofers but next time I would spend a little more to achieve better low end output.
Date published: 2010-05-20
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Dayton Audio DC130BS-4 5-1/4" Classic Shielded Woofer 4 Ohm

Can you recommend a replacement 5 1/4" woofer for the Polk Audio Monitor 60's? Thanx.

Asked by: Eman_G
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
Answered by: MattW
Date published: 2015-03-31

Do these work ok in an infinite baffle system as my door speaker in my truck? Looking for something reasonably priced with 4ohms, in the 5-5.25 range for door speakers.

Asked by: DP4616
Yes these will work if you are only looking for a woofer. if you need a ful range, I would recommend something that is coaxial from our car audio section.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-09-22

can i wire 2 of these for an 8 Ohm load? if so how?

Asked by: speakerfreack
Yes you can wire these together for an 8 ohm load, simply wire them in series.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-03-31


can i use this with the Lepai LP-2020A+ Tripath Class-T Hi-Fi Audio Mini Amplifier and still get good bass output or do you think i should use a different speaker
Asked by: speaker freack
This will work perfectly fine with the Lepai 2020A+ amplifier.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-03-31

Enclosure design software comparison?

I used an Android program called "Speaker Designer" to run an enclosure for this driver. For a vented box it called for .457 ft3, tuned to 56Hz. This was "optimum" or "recommended".The specs above (Bass Box, which I don't have), says .36 ft3, tuned to 64Hz... which would yield better results? I'm new-ish to this hobby so... Any body use or try "Speaker Designer" from the Play Store?
Asked by: only_humann
The only way to determine which would yield better results is to determine which is better for your application. Obviously a slightly larger enclosure will provide a little lower tuning frequency which might be better if you do not plan on using these with a sub. If you plan on having a sub, the smaller enclosure will have slightly more power handling.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-03-31
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