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.
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Highlights
  • 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

Product Details

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
  • Sensitivity86.1 dB 2.83V/1m
  • Voice Coil Diameter1.38"
  • Magnet Weight15 oz.
Thiele-Small Parameters
  • Resonant Frequency (Fs)35.7 Hz
  • DC Resistance (Re)6.6 ohms
  • Voice Coil Inductance (Le)2.26 mH
  • Mechanical Q (Qms)3.46
  • Electromagnetic Q (Qes)0.38
  • Total Q (Qts)0.34
  • Compliance Equivalent Volume (Vas)0.63 ft.³
  • Mechanical Compliance of Suspension (Cms)0.68 mm/N
  • BL Product (BL)10.7 Tm
  • Diaphragm Mass Inc. Airload (Mms)29.3g
  • 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
    (96 Reviews)
  • Weight3.3 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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Reviews

Dayton Audio DC160-8 6-1/2" Classic Woofer
Dayton Audio DC160-8 6-1/2" Classic Woofer is rated 4.5729 out of 5 by 96.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Replacement SpeakerUsed these to replace one blown woofer in a Sony 6 inch speaker. Was happy with the result. Has more mid range and bass is better than the original but not spectacular. I prefer a larger 15" to 18" for serious bass but this is a good casual listening speaker
Date published: 2015-08-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from JBL P20 replacementsI just bought two of these (DC160-8 6-1/2" Classic Woofer) as replacements for failed units in my old (80's) JBL P20 speakers. The surrounds in the old woofers had separated from the cone and were in need of rework/replacement. The replacements arrived in less than a week in good condition. They fit the cutouts perfectly and even though they were a bit deeper there were no issues. In just five minutes my JBL's were back in action.They sound good to my ears (tho' they are not trained ears) and I feel that they are a good replacement for this particular speaker. I am not a 'discriminating listener' and these are my garage speakers but I would recommend these speakers for this application if you want to get your P20's back in action quickly and inexpensively.
Date published: 2015-08-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great replacement speakerRefurbishing a set of Genesis V6's, foam had rotted. These were a direct replacement, and fit perfectly. Even the mounting screws lined up!The sound is tight and as good as the OEM woofers. Very pleased with both the speakers and the service from PE.
Date published: 2015-06-03
Rated 1 out of 5 by from I hope mine are defectiveI pump about 25 watts peak into these and the kick drum sounds like 'plugh'. (Yes it is now a word) I read the reviews on these and I just can't imagine how people can write these. Either there are a lot of tone deaf people out there or these are defective. I am hoping for the latter, but I fear the first thing.
Date published: 2015-05-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Replacement for Klipsch Pro Media 2.1 subwooferThe woofer in my Klipsch Pro Media 2.1 system began to deteriorate after 11 years of use, so I ordered this Dayton as a replacement woofer. The sound is great, and it achieves a slightly higher volume than the original woofer.
Date published: 2015-04-22
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
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Dayton Audio DC160-8 6-1/2" Classic Woofer

What would you cross these at if paired with the DC28F-8 tweeter in my .33 ft^3 box?   My novice FR chart reading wants to say 1khz.  What say you?  2nd order Butterworth good for this or would you recommend first order at this price point?  Port specs?

Asked by: CleanSC
I would recommend a second order crossover at 2,000 Hz for this pair and a 1-1/2" diameter, 6" long port for a tuning frequency of 44 Hz.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-07-01

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
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: 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
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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
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