Dayton Audio DC160S-4 6-1/2" Classic Shielded Woofer 4 Ohm

Brand:|Model: DC160S-4
Choose the Dayton Audio DC160S-4 Classic Series 6-1/2" shielded woofer for use as a great replacement bookshelf speaker, midbass in 3-way designs, or even as a small subwoofer.
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Part # 295-308
  • Treated paper cone provides smooth response and low energy storage
  • Aluminum former, vented pole piece, and porous dustcap for high power handling
  • Large diameter flat spider and good Xmax for clean bass

Product Details

Dayton Audio DC160S-4 6-1/2" Classic Shielded Woofer 4 Ohm

Dayton Audio Classic Series woofers are excellent for use as replacement speakers or for new loudspeaker system design and construction. The DC160S-4 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 DC160S-4 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. The 4 ohm impedance of the DC160S-4 makes it perfect for use in MTMs and center channel speakers.

Product Specifications
  • Nominal Diameter6-1/2"
  • Power Handling (RMS)50 Watts
  • Power Handling (max)100 Watts
  • Impedance4 ohms
  • Frequency Response33 to 4,000 Hz
  • Sensitivity88.5 dB 2.83V/1m
  • Voice Coil Diameter1.38"
Thiele-Small Parameters
  • Resonant Frequency (Fs)30.9 Hz
  • DC Resistance (Re)3.5 ohms
  • Voice Coil Inductance (Le)0.89 mH
  • Mechanical Q (Qms)2.61
  • Electromagnetic Q (Qes)0.34
  • Total Q (Qts)0.30
  • Compliance Equivalent Volume (Vas)0.82 ft.³
  • Mechanical Compliance of Suspension (Cms)0.88 mm/N
  • BL Product (BL)7.68 Tm
  • Diaphragm Mass Inc. Airload (Mms)30g
  • Maximum Linear Excursion (Xmax)3.4 mm
  • Surface Area of Cone (Sd)136.8 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"
  • Depth3.74"
  • Bolt Circle Diameter6.16"
  • # Mounting Holes4
Optimum Cabinet Size (determined using BassBox 6 Pro High Fidelity suggestion)
  • Sealed Volume0.15 ft.³
  • Sealed F390 Hz
  • Vented Volume0.41 ft.³
  • Vented F352 Hz
Dayton Audio DC160S-4 6-1/2" Classic Shielded Woofer 4 Ohm
  • BrandDayton Audio
  • ModelDC160S-4
  • Part Number295-308
  • UPC844632000973
  • Product CategoryWoofers
  • Unit of MeasureEA
  • Product Rating
    (15 Reviews)
  • Weight5 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 DC160S-4 6-1/2" Classic Shielded Woofer 4 Ohm is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 15.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Replacement Speakers!I read somewhere that these were considered suitable replacements for the Polk MW7009 drivers in their RT8 Speakers. The price was right, and the reviews were good so I rolled the dice. I got them today and they plopped right into the hole and the screw holes even matched up! They sound great, and most of all I get to keep my precious RT8's Thanks to Dayton for making these!
Date published: 2014-11-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very good soundingI used these as a replacement driver for a set of Polk RT35 speakers. I had to use a router to allow these to be recessed to fit behind the tweeter plate, but any driver other than the $75 inferior Polk replacement would need that modification as well. Anyway, these now sound excellent, and I get many compliments on them, and they are only hooked up to my spare system. These drivers made these Polks keepers!
Date published: 2014-05-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 100 hz low pass mini-subpaired with Part Number: 266-444 100 hz low pass crossoverLepai 2.1 2x40W Amplifier + 1x68W Sub OutputPart Number: 310-308Built a 8 x 9 x 9 box filled with pillow poly. I plan to add a port soon. It is very punchy right now, and it hits low notes great! For its size it is perfect for the cab of my van. I run this along with a Lepai 2020a+ line array speaker box I built in tandem with my android phone. Everything is run through a cigarette lighter plug/inverter inside the cab of my uhaul type van I drive for work. Everything is modular so I can take it all out in a snap. It does not have the thunder of my 1000 watt 12", but it does have great musical quality for what I have in it. For a small cab it is great! I will be making more for friends soon.
Date published: 2013-04-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good ChoiceThis is an inexpensive speaker that performs well with deep rich bass in a two-way system I built for my workshop with limited space.
Date published: 2013-03-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome way more than i expected...dew to the large magnets took me a while ti decide to cut open my door panles but it was worth the damages.. these woofers handle against some 70watt rms powerbass s6cs... these hit harder, go lower, and look sexier doing it with a better overall sound quality...
Date published: 2011-01-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Solid midbassGreat speaker for the money. Sound very natural-however a little power hungry.
Date published: 2009-06-29
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Dayton Audio DC160S-4 6-1/2" Classic Shielded Woofer 4 Ohm

Just ordered 4 of these to use with Morel MDT-12's in an MTM ported design. I was going to use the (260-142) Dayton 2.5k Xover, but PE forum responded I could do a better xover. Can someone suggest an xover design? Cabinet to be ~10x22x14

Asked by: RainerK
Please contact our tech support for more help with this question, or 800-338-0531 x1.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-08-25

Hi, I'm looking for replacement drivers for a pair of Advent, Laureate 6 1/2", sealed 1.38 CF box. Would you recommend these or something else? Thanks

Asked by: Kplesc
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 x1.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-11-28

Can someone help me with a box, I am using 2) dc160s-4 as the low-end my custom 3-way speaker cabinet I want to build. What size (cf3) and port should I use? Thanks

Asked by: jakeej83
I would recommend 1 cubic foot for both using a single 260-478 port, which will tune the box to 38 Hz.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-08-04

Will these speakers work well in a 6-1/2" bazooka tube?

Asked by: timmy35
Unfortunately 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 x1.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-07-28

sealed box for two with displacement

I am gonna cross these over at three k along with the Dayton ribbon tweeter for all five channels and i am using a 12 inch Klipsch sub. also the speakes will have there own chamber
Asked by: frankr
These will work fine in 0.25 cubic feet per woofer, displacement doesn't make a difference in this case.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2013-02-18

sealed, ported?

I have a design that is .25 cubic feet. Could I use a port? and if not, how would the sealed enclosure sound?
Asked by: TorClausen2
A sealed box is gonna sound a little lean on the low end. It will give you some nice clean tight bass. Maybe you like that sound. I would put in a port 1.5" diameter by 4.875" length and let the beast out. This little speaker rocks when used in a book shelf system. I've used this alignment several times, and all of them sounded awsome.
Answered by: Firebladepilot1
Date published: 2012-12-22
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