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Dayton Audio DC200-8 8" Classic Woofer
I am going to use 2 woofers in one shared curved enclosure with 4" port in a 3 way system with double woofers. The volume for woofers is 2.4 ft3. What would be port length for F3 not higher than 38-40 hz and what should be the port tuning frequency?
I would recommend a port that is 6-1/2" long for a tuning frequency of 29 Hz and an F3 of 36 Hz.
Date published: 2014-03-06
Enclosure type and size range.
What are the enclosure sizes this woofer works best in, both sealed and vented? I'd use these for music so a super low F3 is not necessary. How would the enclosure change, if at all, if I used 4 per enclosure?
I would recommend a sealed box of .85 cu ft. You can lower the extension a bit by porting it in 1 cu ft (3" port 13" long) but at the expense of power handling. Both graphs look pretty good though.If you wanted to do all 4 in one box, I would go with 3.35 cu ft. sealed. The low extension would increase to compete with the ported enclosure and you would retain the smoother frequency response that way. This actually looks to be the best option
Date published: 2012-12-30
will these work well in a free air situation????????
i was thinking of doing 4 in the rear deck of a 1995 toyota tercel sedan ona 400 watt sub amp
Yes they will work in free air, but won't output their full potential. Mounting on the rear deck lid isn't totally free air. This is how it was done in the 70's and it sounded good to us!
Date published: 2011-08-03
is this suitable for use in a f.a.s.t. system?
hey now.im looking build a speaker using this woofer and a 3" full range (and possibly a super tweeter down the road). i will be using a minidsp active crossover. i was wondering if this is a suitable woofer to use from the bottom end up to about 150hz (at most) where it would crossover to the full range driver? are there any other woofers in the dayton line, or ones that you carry that might do a better job than this one for the task i'm looking for? also what slope do you recommend i cross this over to the full range with?the full rangers im looking into are you typical mark audio alpair 7 or fostex 89wk type of driverthanks in advance!
Hey OSD1---This woofer has a light enough cone to allow a 150 to 250HZ crossover point. AND your 3" full range speaker will thank you for it. (a 3" speaker doesn't want to "see" bass frequencies). I have used this speaker in a 2 way box with a 1" throat tweeter driver for low profile wedding setups outdoors. (see below add on). An 8db per octave (or a 12/16)slope will be fine. I assume this will be for home stereo use (not a rock band).
Date published: 2014-02-04
Are these suitable as replacements for my old Advent Prodigy Towers? The hole diameter looks to be 7 1/2". Do you sell the recommended crossover capacitors as well? I have heard that it is a good idea to replace the caps.
abear - What was the speaker manufacturer and model number? I am looking for the best replacement woofer for my Advent Prodigy speakers. Best fit (no modifications to the enclosure) and best performance (as good or better than the stock woofers).
Date published: 2014-02-12
sealed enclosure size
would this woofer work with the .53ft knock down birch enclosure ?? if not what would be a good match for the enclosure? trying to create a secondary inexpensive home theater .. thank you !!!
This woofer will work very well in that volume but you probably wont get much below 50 Hz from it so a subwoofer will be required.
Date published: 2013-01-02