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Dayton Audio DC160-8 6-1/2" Classic Woofer
I am looking to use these woofers in an automobile application, as midwoofers for front doors.
I have an amplifier that allows a bandpass crossover from 60hz to 250hz, and RMS power rating of 65w per woofer. The door pods are fiberglass and volume ~.3 cubic ft per woofer. I am tuning for sound quality and I want more bass "up front". I already have 6.5" mids in the doors that can't go as low as I want them to, so these look like a good match for what I am after. Sub duties are handled by a sealed 12" in the trunk well. Opinions?
An 8 ohm speaker has twice as much resistance as a 4 ohm, so wattage output will be reduced by half (32.5 watts). On another note, speakers should always handle like 30% or so more power than your amp will be supplying to prevent coil burning up, surround tear, or spider ripping as in my experience. I would recommend using like 100 watt speakers min. on your 65 watt amp. Lastly, a properly tuned ported box for your 12" will greatly improve bass performance. Good luck!
Date published: 2012-04-30
Dayton B652 replacement woofer?
Would this woofer be a good replacement for the stock woofer in the Dayton B652's? I believe so, as they are both 8 ohm, 6 1/2 inch woofers, but I'm not sure whether it would work well with the boxes in the 652's. Thanks in advance.
The DC-160 will provide a more satisfying performance in a ported enclosure, where the B652 is a sealed design. Also, the woofer in the B652 is recessed into the baffle, and I can't say with any degree of certainty whether the DC-160 would fit that recess without modification to the cabinet. You could certainly try it, but I cannot say that it would be a "drop-in" replacement.
Date published: 2011-05-27
I putting this woofer in a 0.34 cu. ft. enclosure, as per the Parts Express woofer guide. Can I get a recommendation for port diameter and length?
I would recommend a 0.40 cabinet with a 1.5" dia. x 6" length port. this will get you around the 40HZ range, which is low enough for good sub performance.
Date published: 2013-04-08
How is this for Nearfield PC listening
planning to make this as near field PC listening....will power with a Class D 50 W...how will this sound??? can be used for scenario?
My guess is that this driver is too large and would require too large a cabinet for effective nearfield listening. Also (in my personal experience) my ears get pretty sensitive to driver spacing nearfield and I can pretty much always tell if a large cone driver is used. The more space there is between the woofer and tweeter, the less they sound like a single source. If I am 3 feet from my computer and the center of my woofer is even a modest 4 inches from the tweeter, it is a 1:9 ratio (driver distance:listening distance). They sound much less like a single source than if I am 9 feet away 1:27 or 15 feet away 1:45.An experiment you could try would be to borrow some bookshelves with 6.5" drivers from a friend and hook them up to your computer--see how they sound to your ears.In nearfield audio, my suggestion would be to use smaller mid-woofers and keep driver distances close. That seems to be the unifying factor that the most successful PC two-way designs have employed. (See Audioengine P2 or P5--or even the Overnight Sensations on this site).
Date published: 2013-05-15
LF roll off.
In the spec sheet it says, "Due to testing limitations, response below 200Hz is not an actual representation"Considering how popular this driver is, does someone know what the actual FR curve looks like?
The reason nothing is accurate below 200 Hz in any of our frequency response graphs is due to testing room limitations and the fact that the speaker is being tested with an infinite baffle. The enclosure, enclosure alignment and room placement are the main factors that determine what any response looks like below 200 Hz.
Date published: 2012-12-10
Will the 25 watt plate amp push this properly?
I considering pairing this speaker with the Dayton SA 25 plate amp for a small woofer build. Small room application as a 2.1 system. The other speakers are 3" full range in their own cab powered by the LP2020. Small and portable system for travel. Pros/Cons?
I would recommend the 4 ohm version of this same woofer but yes, the SA25 will be perfect for it.
Date published: 2013-02-18