Dayton Audio DC160-8 6-1/2" Classic Woofer

Brand:| Model: DC160-8
Choose the Dayton Audio DC160-8 Classic Series 6-1/2" woofer for use as a great replacement bookshelf speaker, midbass in 3-way designs, or even as a small subwoofer.
  • 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
  • Low 34 Hz free-air resonance
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Weight: 3.3 lbs.  
List Price$27.99
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Part # 295-305
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Dayton Audio DC160-8 6-1/2" Classic Woofer

Dayton Audio Classic Series woofers are excellent for use as replacement speakers or for new loudspeaker system design and construction. The DC160-8 6-1/2" 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 DC160-8 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 and vented pole piece combine to increase 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 Diameter6-1/2"
  • Power Handling (RMS)50 Watts
  • Power Handling (max)100 Watts
  • Impedance8 ohms
  • Frequency Response30 to 4,000 Hz
  • Sensitivity88 dB 1W/1m
  • Voice Coil Diameter1.375"
  • Magnet Weight15 oz.
Thiele-Small Parameters
  • Resonant Frequency (Fs)34.3 Hz
  • DC Resistance (Re)6.7 ohms
  • Voice Coil Inductance (Le)2.34 mH
  • Mechanical Q (Qms)3.47
  • Electromagnetic Q (Qes)0.36
  • Total Q (Qts)0.33
  • Compliance Equivalent Volume (Vas)0.87 ft.³
  • Mechanical Compliance of Suspension (Cms)0.96 mm/N
  • BL Product (BL)9.47 Tm
  • Diaphragm Mass Inc. Airload (Mms)22.42g
  • Maximum Linear Excursion (Xmax)3.15 mm
  • Surface Area of Cone (Sd)134.8 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 Diameter6.5"
  • Baffle Cutout Diameter5.69"
  • Depth3.24"
  • Bolt Circle Diameter6.16"
  • # Mounting Holes4
Optimum Cabinet Size (determined using BassBox 6 Pro High Fidelity suggestion)
  • Sealed Volume0.14 ft.³
  • Sealed F389 Hz
  • Vented Volume0.34 ft.³
  • Vented F354 Hz
Dayton Audio DC160-8 6-1/2" Classic Woofer
  • BrandDayton Audio
  • ModelDC160-8
  • Part Number295-305
  • UPC844632000232
  • Product CategoryWoofers
  • Unit of MeasureEA
  • Product Rating
    (91 Reviews)
  • Weight3.3 lbs.
  • Case Qty8
  • 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 DC160-8 6-1/2" Classic Woofer
Dayton Audio DC160-8 6-1/2" Classic Woofer is rated 4.6044 out of 5 by 91.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from nice upgrade componentI recently got a surround system and already had strong primary cabinets, but needed rear cabinets to complete the array. I found an old pair of cabinets in the basement, stripped them out, and ordered these DA speakers using the excellent comparison chart on the website. A mere one week later, I'm watching movies with theater quality sound.
Date published: 2015-03-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good bang for buckBought a pair to replace bad woofers in 30+ year old Boston Acoustic A40 speakers. Fit perfectly. Sounds great! (Took off one star for cost of shipping to HI.)
Date published: 2015-02-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Worked for me!I purchased a pair of these so that I could repair an old pair of JBL bookshelf speakers I picked up for free. I did have to adjust the opening by an 1/8" but that was easy to do using sand paper.As you can see from the picture the old speaker (on the left) was rotted out and in need of repair. The box was in good shape and the tweeter was in good shape so I just replaced the rotted woofers with a pair of these Dayton's. You can see the new Dayton installed in the picture (on the right).The overall sound is good. I was hoping for a little more bass output but they do sound very clean and clear.For the price I would use this little woofer again.
Date published: 2015-02-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect FitI looked at other sites for speakers before I found Parts Express. This site has all the spec's and dimensions that you could want. Couldn't ask for a better speaker for the price. Used these to replace a woofer and a mid range in a set of classic early 80's speakers. They fit like they were made for this application. Will continue to check out the deals.
Date published: 2015-01-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from very good bass response for the sizeused 4 in 38x7x7 enclosure with 4 5 inch Dayton midrange drivers and 4 tweeters for back of 350z for projecting music at a practice range for golf....well built and produce enough bass and mid bass...very happy project turned out well
Date published: 2015-01-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from GK 250ML replacementI put these into a Gallien-Krueger 250ML, and they worked great. If you can manage to slide them in from the side, you can avoid much disassembly - but be careful - they BARELY fit, and you may need to loosen the cab a little to get 'em in. Although the original Panasonics were 16 ohm, these little guys can take the wattage at 8. LOUDER too. Just make sure the top of the amp stays reasonably 'warm'.
Date published: 2014-12-27
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Dayton Audio DC160-8 6-1/2" Classic Woofer

I am looking for a replacement for my Polk RTA 12 B speakers. These look like the would fit, but don't know much about the technical side. It has 2 drivers , a tweeter and a large radiator in a non vented box.

Asked by: TMRST
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Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-01-14

- Can i use this Woofer for my "Cambridge Audio SX60" ? - Or Other suggestions?

Asked by: Nickman68
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Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-01-05

I'm replacing the woofers in a pair of DCM CX-17's. Would these be a good replacement? Would you recommend another Dayton product more suitable for this application? Thanks in advance for your response.

Asked by: FOHGuru
We do not have a cross reference available for this type of thing. Please contact our tech support for more help with this question, tech@parts-express.com or 800-338-0531 x1.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-11-24

Good Candidate with a PR? I have a 0.43 ft^3 enclosure for this speaker and the Dayton SD215-PR 8" passive radiator. Some free PR calculators indicate I need to remove mass to tune to 48Hz, what should effective PR Mms be? (75g stock) Bad idea?

Asked by: gthukill
This will be a good combination in that volume, but the tuning frequency will be slightly lower at about 42-43 Hz. This will not negatively affect anything however. Using the stock Mms of the PR (75g) will achieve this tune.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-08-11

I flush-mounted this speaker, and want to peel off the paper/fiber/whatever ring around the outside of the speaker. Can I do this without hurting anything? The stuff surrounding my Dayton Audio 12" DVC subwoofer is already peeling off by itself.

Asked by: Rick64D
As long as you do not detach the surround from the frame there is no problem removing the gasket.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-07-08

What is the speaker displacement?

Asked by: Cowboyinthejungle
This displaces 0.0208 cubic feet, or 0.59 liters of volume.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-02-10
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