Dayton Audio DC160S-8 6-1/2" Classic Shielded Woofer

Brand:| Model: DC160S-8
Choose the Dayton Audio DC160S-8 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.
  • 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 32 Hz free-air resonance
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Weight: 5 lbs.  
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Dayton Audio DC160S-8 6-1/2" Classic Shielded Woofer

Dayton Audio Classic Series woofers are excellent for use as replacement speakers or for new loudspeaker system design and construction. The DC160S-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 DC160S-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 Response33 to 4,000 Hz
  • Sensitivity87 dB 1W/1m
  • Voice Coil Diameter1.38"
  • Magnet Weight15 oz.
Thiele-Small Parameters
  • Resonant Frequency (Fs)32.3 Hz
  • DC Resistance (Re)6.6 ohms
  • Voice Coil Inductance (Le)1.54 mH
  • Mechanical Q (Qms)2.91
  • Electromagnetic Q (Qes)0.32
  • Total Q (Qts)0.29
  • Compliance Equivalent Volume (Vas)0.87 ft.³
  • Mechanical Compliance of Suspension (Cms)0.96 mm/N
  • BL Product (BL)10.26 Tm
  • Diaphragm Mass Inc. Airload (Mms)25.38g
  • 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"
  • Depth3.74"
  • Bolt Circle Diameter5.43"
  • # Mounting Holes4
Optimum Cabinet Size (determined using BassBox 6 Pro High Fidelity suggestion)
  • Sealed Volume0.1 ft.³
  • Sealed F395 Hz
  • Vented Volume0.24 ft.³
  • Vented F360 Hz
Dayton Audio DC160S-8 6-1/2" Classic Shielded Woofer
  • BrandDayton Audio
  • ModelDC160S-8
  • Part Number295-306
  • UPC844632000249
  • Product CategoryWoofers
  • Unit of MeasureEA
  • Product Rating
    (21 Reviews)
  • Weight5 lbs.
  • Case Qty6
  • 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-8 6-1/2" Classic Shielded Woofer is rated 4.619 out of 5 by 21.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A definite upgrade in sound quality!First, I am a repeat customer as well as an audio enthusiast going back to the 1970's! Parts Express have not ever disappointed me! I have called them for advise on rebuilding speakers and other questions and they are always friendly, patient, helpful, and talk in language a common person can understand! And they actually listen to the customer! Their processing is super fast and the shipping fast and the order expertly packed! They are top notch in their support!
Date published: 2014-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rebuilt Sony SSTL-1 transmition lines and they rock ballsThe low end is ridiculous when coupled with these transition line cabs. I get smooth response down to 30hz range, yet they still maintain crisp mids. With the right cab these will do any old cab some justice and they wont fry your delicate electronics.
Date published: 2013-01-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great SoundThe shielded version ended up not fitting my speaker box so I exchanged them with no problem and the unshielded version are excellent in sound and responsiveness. Solid deep sounds and mellow tones are wonderful. Good value for the price and Parts Express outdid themselves with the advice and exchange process.
Date published: 2012-03-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great SoundBought some Minty condition PSB 300i's with blown drivers and I used these as a replacement and all I can say is WOW ! They sound great !!!!
Date published: 2010-12-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from GreatI built a set of speakers using 2 of these in parallel in each speaker and a good Morel tweeter crossed at 2k. Very excellent mid range and a lot more bottom end than I ever imagined. Especially at the price I was 100% satisfied. I tried a 3k crossover point first and they were harsh. I would definately recommend 2k.
Date published: 2010-11-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Earthy like furAs forceful as a heavyset officeworker grasping at the last complimentary breakroom donut, this speaker resonates like a Barry White - James Earl Jones acoustic limbo match. It loosens my fillings and keeps me regular.
Date published: 2010-02-13
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Dayton Audio DC160S-8 6-1/2" Classic Shielded Woofer

How would a passive radiator work with these in an airtight box?

Asked by: PsycoGeek
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Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-08-19

What is the recommended port for .22 ft3?

Asked by: hannielhrach
I would recommend a 1.5" diameter, 8" long port in this volume.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-02-19
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