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.
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Part # 295-310
  • 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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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
  • Sensitivity87 dB 2.83V/1m
  • Voice Coil Diameter1.38"
  • Magnet Weight15 oz.
Thiele-Small Parameters
  • Resonant Frequency (Fs)30.3 Hz
  • DC Resistance (Re)6.41 ohms
  • Voice Coil Inductance (Le)2.32 mH
  • Mechanical Q (Qms)3.06
  • Electromagnetic Q (Qes)0.49
  • Total Q (Qts)0.42
  • Compliance Equivalent Volume (Vas)1.61 ft.³
  • Mechanical Compliance of Suspension (Cms)0.77 mm/N
  • BL Product (BL)9.5 Tm
  • Diaphragm Mass Inc. Airload (Mms)36.1g
  • 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 (determined using BassBox 6 Pro High Fidelity suggestion)
  • Sealed Volume0.46 ft.³
  • Sealed F366 Hz
  • Vented Volume1.36 ft.³
  • Vented F337 Hz
Dayton Audio DC200-8 8" Classic Woofer
  • BrandDayton Audio
  • ModelDC200-8
  • Part Number295-310
  • UPC844632000256
  • Product CategoryWoofers
  • Unit of MeasureEA
  • Product Rating
    (122 Reviews)
  • Weight3.5 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 DC200-8 8" Classic Woofer
Dayton Audio DC200-8 8" Classic Woofer is rated 4.4754 out of 5 by 122.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gained Exceptional Bass Response!A friend at my work had an old set of AR93Q's he wanted to replace and he said I could have them if I hauled them away. All the original drivers were crapped out and had been poorly re-surrounded. I mean the glue jobs were a mess. I didn't care about restoring original parts, I just wanted good sound. First I replaced the tweeters and mid-bass units with Parts Express Part # 292-554 and Part # 264-330 respectively. I knew I had done well when the new drivers sounded exactly like the ones I had replaced. I wasn't going so much for an improvement in sound as I was the same sound, but newer components. The side firing woofers were next on the list, and I needed 4, so I chose these babies, and WOW!!! The difference in bass from the old woofers to these new Dayton Audio's was phenomenal. I was wondering if I had accidentally bumped my subwoofer's volume control after I had finished installing these and gave a listen test. It seemed like I gained another octave deeper in response, and this was with no extensive break-in period, like some woofers need. I can only expect better performance as these finally DO get broken in. Here you see my speakers in their semi-finished state. I have installed metal grills over the side firing units and plan on making grills to cover the front firing speakers. I was not fond of AR's original "Pillow Case" speaker grills, so I trashed those immediately. Once I complete these I will post a review with finished pictures of the grills installed. These woofers are awesome, glad I got them. Thanks again Parts Express.
Date published: 2015-05-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great ProductA friend referee me to your company, and I am extremely Happy they did. Great products at Great prices!!
Date published: 2015-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loads more low end than my original woofers!I live in the UK and found these Dayton Audio DC200-8 8" else where in Europe but, they only had 2 in stock. I had been on PE before then but didn't want to pay so much for shipping costs etc. Turns out I had to to complete my speakers upgrade, and turns out due to exchange rate it cost about the same anyway.These drivers are very well made, they are heavy and look the part. Very impressed with the sound that these produce. They are so much more punchier than my originals by miles. For the price of these you can not go wrong!I will be completing the rest of my modifications with drivers brought from PE in the not so distant future.....
Date published: 2015-04-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from EPI RebuildI put 2 of these DC200-8 in each EPI 180 cabinet and 2 of 1 1/8 soft dome tweeter in each cabinet with a 16uf capacitor and the original 3 way switch to adjust tweet level ,these sound great at all levels of volume and give great low bass and a crisp clear upper tweeter range .I bought the cabs empty so I could build these .
Date published: 2015-02-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect fit!Bought these woofers to replace old ones from Advent Heritage towers. They fit like a glove and sound great. Thanks for the recommendation.
Date published: 2015-02-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for an economy two way systemBought to replace, upgrade, a pair I built 15 years ago
Date published: 2015-01-30
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Dayton Audio DC200-8 8" Classic Woofer

Would there be much of A db difference using three over just two. If so what internal size and port size would you need. Thanks

Asked by: cfjb
Three drivers will have an overall sensitivity of about 97 dB where two will only be around 93 dB. The enclosure size will also be larger, but they will not have any more extension. This requires a bit more information in order to proceed. Please contact our tech support for more help with this question, or 800-338-0531 x1.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-08-12

Hello ..What would be the best replacement woofers for my realistic nova 6 speakers.. the woofers that is in there now are  8 ''  8 ohm woofer 15 w nominal 30 w max  feq.. 40 hz- 3 khz..   the opening is    7  1/4 ' '  thanks Jay  

Asked by: Naja
Please contact our tech support for more help with this question, or 800-338-0531 x1.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-08-03

I have a pair of Pioneer CS 44 bookshelf speakers still in great shape, but the woofers leave a little to be desired. Would the Dayton DC 200-8 woofer be a good replacement without having to change out the crossover? 

Asked by: gemantom
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: 2015-06-22

Hi, I am looking to replace a blown 8" woofer that came in a powered subwoofer enclosure. The box dimensions are 12" tall, 12" wide and 12" deep. The box has polyfill attached to the inside and has a 2" port that is 7" long. Will these work?

Asked by: A Stevens
This requires a bit more information in order to proceed. Please contact our tech support for more help with this question, or 800-338-0531 x1.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-06-15

can i put 2 of these in a 2.32 ft3 and what will be the port size to use them as subs in a tower .

Asked by: whipper
These will work well in that volume. I would recommend a port that is 3" in diameter and 7" long for a tuning frequency of 29 Hz.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-06-10

I have a pair of these in a simple 2-way crossed at 2500hz (second order). The boxes are 0.8 ft^3 sealed, and they are very unimpressive. Bass is very weak. I am wondering how I can remedy this? Should I reduce the interior volume, or port them?

Asked by: jqs71
I would recommend porting that volume. Right now you have an F3 in the mid 60's, with a 2" diameter, 8" long port your tuning frequency will be 33 Hz and in room response will be similar.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-06-08
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