Dayton Audio DC200-8 8" Classic Woofer

Brand:| Model: DC200-8
The Dayton Audio DC200-8 Classic Series 8" woofer achieves high levels of performance at a reasonable price. It's perfect as the basis of a custom speaker project, or for repairs and upgrades.
  • Great price/performance ratio
  • Treated non-pressed paper cone with rubber surround
  • Vented pole piece for better power handling
  • Clean, balanced sound quality
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Weight: 3.5 lbs.  
List Price$32.99
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Part # 295-310
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Dayton Audio DC200-8 8" Classic Woofer

Dayton Audio's DC200-8 Classic Series 8" woofer offers one of the best price/performance values available anywhere. This DC200-8 8" speaker, and in fact the whole Classic Series, has a non-pressed treated paper cone, ASV voice coil, vented pole piece, rubber surround, coated cloth dust cap, and excellent low frequency performance.

Product Specifications
  • Nominal Diameter8"
  • Power Handling (RMS)60 Watts
  • Power Handling (max)120 Watts
  • Impedance8 ohms
  • Frequency Response29 to 3,000 Hz
  • Sensitivity88 dB 1W/1m
  • Voice Coil Diameter1.38"
  • Magnet Weight15 oz.
Thiele-Small Parameters
  • Resonant Frequency (Fs)31 Hz
  • DC Resistance (Re)6.4 ohms
  • Voice Coil Inductance (Le)2.36 mH
  • Mechanical Q (Qms)2.96
  • Electromagnetic Q (Qes)0.47
  • Total Q (Qts)0.4
  • Compliance Equivalent Volume (Vas)1.78 ft.³
  • Mechanical Compliance of Suspension (Cms)0.81 mm/N
  • BL Product (BL)9.35 Tm
  • Diaphragm Mass Inc. Airload (Mms)32.82g
  • Maximum Linear Excursion (Xmax)4.5 mm
  • Surface Area of Cone (Sd)211.2 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 Diameter8.07"
  • Baffle Cutout Diameter7.2"
  • Depth3.68"
  • # Mounting Holes4
Optimum Cabinet Size *
  • Sealed Volume0.46 ft.³
  • Sealed F366 Hz
  • Vented Volume1.36 ft.³
  • Vented F337 Hz
  • * Enclosure volume/F3s based on BassBox "optimum" calculations-
Dayton Audio DC200-8 8" Classic Woofer
  • BrandDayton Audio
  • ModelDC200-8
  • Part Number295-310
  • UPC844632000256
  • Product CategoryWoofers
  • Unit of MeasureEA
  • Product Rating
    (108 Reviews)
  • Weight3.5 lbs.
  • Case Qty8
  • 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 DC200-8 8" Classic Woofer is rated 4.4537 out of 5 by 108.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from JBL replacementI purchased a pair of DC200-8's to replace the drivers that had the foam surrounds come apart in JBL LX-500 cabinets. These are not bad speakers, just not an equal match for the drivers they replaced. Overall low end performance is poor...to the point that the mid range and tweeter now over power the woofer.This was my first purchase from Parts Express and the buying, shipping, tracking experience was great.
Date published: 2014-04-01
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not For The Advent HeritageI replaced four woofers in a set of Advent Heritage cabinets that were in need of refoaming with these. Unfortunately, there is a narrow band in the upper bass where they lose all articulation and turn to mud. I tried everything, 200 hours of break-in, recapping and swapping amps. Nothing cures the issue.In the end, I pulled them out, refoamed the OEM woofers - and now I have my great speakers back.These are not good plug & play replacements. Maybe some redesign of the crossovers will help, but that's further than I wanted to go.
Date published: 2014-04-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic soundI needed to replace the woofers in my JBL speakers, which I purchased originally in 1983. Parts express recommended this model Dayton woofer and the sound is great. I did have to enlarge the hole slightly for a good fit but it has been completely worth the effort. I will use Parts Express for any future purchases and projects.
Date published: 2014-03-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great valuei bought this recently to replace the woofers in my marantz imperial 5 speakers. i was worried id lose the sound i had gotten used to and enjoyed from these classic speakers. well i now know where ill go if my other set goes to heck.
Date published: 2014-03-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bose 301 Series ll - PERFECT repalcement wooferMy son wreaked my 8" woofer in my Classic Bose 301 Series ll right side speaker in his dorm. No damage to cone or surround just an obvious buzz at normal to high volume. I searched the web for a replacement and found this to be my BEST Choice.It's spec.'s are the best, with superior construction, greater range, higher power handling capacity and lower impedance. You don't need to look any further. I ordered 2 to replace both the right and also the left side woofer. Matching right and left side components is important for balanced sound. The tweeters were fine. Great service...received in them in 2 days!!!!THEY totally exceed my expectations. You can not find anything from Bose or anywhere else for this application and this price. Regardless, they fit perfectly, look superior to factory, sounds superior to factory. 22 years later these Bose 301's sound better the new. I hate to send them back to the dorm.I wish someone would have posted this solution and saved me a lot of time. The speakers now sound so great, I can't stop smiling and you will not be disappointed. You can see the difference in my photo and hear it in person.Best Bose 301 replacement woofer speaker out there and for a great price.
Date published: 2014-04-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very good ValueVery good value cuz its great construction wioth quality materiela and it sounds very good at a great price.
Date published: 2014-03-19

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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?

Asked by: markpen883
I would recommend a port that is 6-1/2" long for a tuning frequency of 29 Hz and an F3 of 36 Hz.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-03-19

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
Asked by: audio bassics
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!
Answered by: Star Ryder
Date published: 2014-03-19

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?
Asked by: MetricMuscle
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
Answered by: Musgofasa
Date published: 2012-12-30

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.

Asked by: DallasDave35
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).
Answered by: DallasDave35
Date published: 2014-02-12

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!
Asked by: osd1
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).
Answered by: Joe from San Francisco
Date published: 2014-03-19

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 !!!
Asked by: mlpaci
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.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2013-01-02

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