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Dayton Audio DC200-8 8" Classic Woofer
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
Would these work with my rebuild/upgrade?
I want to have some nice woofers in my vintage Radio Shack Optimus T-110 cabs. The cabs support 1 tweeter, 1 8in woofer, and 1 10in passive radiator to vent. They are 12x35x11.5(WxHxD) and I want to crossover at 2,000Hz with Dayton's crossover (as I don't know how to build one myself). Will this fit my needs?
assuming that your vintage enclosure is made of 1/2" material, it has a volume of roughly 2 cu. ft., larger than what is recommended for this driver, but being that it's a passive radiator system, which is semi-sealed... it's my opinion that this should work well. just make sure the cabinet is air tight.
Date published: 2013-04-07
Diameter distance between screw holes
Hello - I want to drop these into my JBL lx500 cabinets. (3-way)The JBL woofer - Model 4086-1 measures 9 inches in diameter outside edge to outside edge. Can you let me know the diameter distance between the DC200-8 screw holes? I want to be sure these will fit. Thank you!
The edge to edge measurement is 205mm (8.07in).The basket diameter is 183mm (7.20").The lip is then 11mm (0.43").The holes are roughly center in the lip, (seems a little closer to the outer edge from the pictures though, but the center will work because error would be two hairs larger than 1/32 of an inch) s0 5.5mm (0.22").Center to center spacing would be 188.5mm (7.42")These might be a little too small for your application. However I did see a review of the Dayton Audio RS225-8 8" Reference Woofer where user ski23 used them as a direct replacement for your cabinets (Edge to edge = 223mm/8.78", Basket Diameter = 184mm/7.24", Center to Center 209mm/8.23"). Remember to pick up a few extra screws for the 6 holes rather than 4 you have now.Another approach:I am assuming that the foam on your current speakers has fallen apart. If this is the case, I suggest buying a foam replacement kit(Run around thirty male deer). I have included a video of how to re-foam an LX series speaker.However if that seems too daunting, PE offers a speaker repair service(around forty male deer plus shipping). I have not used this, but if it anything like the rest of the companies customer service you will be grinning ear to ear. Check out the tab above for an instant quote.Best of luck on your replacement/repair work.
Date published: 2013-05-08
What is the smallest sealed enclosure volume that will give me powerful mid bass and bass with an F3 no higher than 50-55.
Mr.Nick---This stuff is and art. Thiel/Small parameters aside--the basic rule is the smaller the box the less bass and the more midbass lowmid POP. You get +3db low end when you put the sub on the floor and another +3/+6 sub-bass with a vent. The rest is aesthetics.
Date published: 2013-09-17
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!
Absolutely!You can use just about any "Woofer", not a "Sub-Woofer", in a FAST system since most will easily extend up to where a mid would like to roll off. I would consider a higher crossover point around 300Hz to relieve your 3" fullranger of more bass duty.Good idea to crossover pre-amp, gives you lots more control and adjustability.
Date published: 2013-08-21