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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  • 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
    (98 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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Dayton Audio DC160-8 6-1/2" Classic Woofer
Dayton Audio DC160-8 6-1/2" Classic Woofer is rated 4.5816 out of 5 by 98.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for a first subwoofer projectGetting back into my audio hobby, I bought this DC160-8 6 1/2 inch woofer back in 2012 for an amplified subwoofer project using the SA70 70W subwoofer plate amplifier. I ended with a 0.43 cu ft calculated volume plus what is in the enclosure. Tuned with a 1 1/2 in port at 5inches giving around 42HZ. The results are good deep lows not boomy to complement a 2.1 setup in a 11 ft by 13 ft room. The enclosure is about an 11in cube.
Date published: 2015-10-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Replace 6.5" WoofersAs far as can see these are a great replace for Infinity SM62 bookshelf speakers from the 80's. They fit in nicely and were easy to hook up. Although the "beauty ring" for the infinity 6.5" woofer will not fit but who cares it's covered by the grill.
Date published: 2015-10-04
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
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Dayton Audio DC160-8 6-1/2" Classic Woofer

well the Dayton dc-8 6.5 work with my polk monitor 10 speakers and if so would I use 8 or 4 ohm.

Asked by: buffy

No's volume and port size for MTM with flattest response please !

Asked by: Danthemadhatter

I'm planning to use this driver in my portable 2-way speaker with a Lepai 2020A+ amp. I'm also pairing it with the DC28F-8 like the guy below me. But I'm trying it to tune it lower. Will getting a bigger enclosure, like 0.50^3ft work get me to under 40Hz?

Asked by: HouyuS
That volume will allow a tune of about 38 Hz, which is about as low as I would go with that woofer if you still want decent output.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-11-11

Hi, i can use this Dayton DC160 like a mid bass??? Or even like midrange??? Thanks

Asked by: Sanjad
It depends on where you want to cross it on the high end. This will handle about 2200 Hz without dropping much so it will work well as a midbass with most tweeters. If you want a dedicated midrange, the 5-1/4" Dayton Classic would be better suited.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-10-22

I need a 6.5 inch replacement for a Niles audio OS 20 outdoor speaker. It should be able to withstand the elements and possibly getting wet. Can you recommend one to me? Suraj

Asked by: suraj
Please contact our tech support for more help with this question, or 800-338-0531 x1.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-09-29

I have a 2001 Range Rover and need two subwoofer speakers that have a screw hole in the back will this speaker work DC160-8 6 1/2 " classic  woofer

Asked by: Cigarguy
Unfortunately we don't have any woofers with a threaded insert in the back. This is probably something that will either have to be purchased from the factory, or modified.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-09-25
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