Dayton Audio DC200-8 8" Classic Woofer

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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 (determined using BassBox 6 Pro High Fidelity suggestion)
  • Sealed Volume0.46 ft.³
  • Sealed F366 Hz
  • Vented Volume1.36 ft.³
  • Vented F337 Hz
  • * Enclosure volume/F3s based on BassBox "optimum" calculations-
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
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Dayton Audio DC200-8 8" Classic Woofer is rated 4.4537 out of 5 by 108.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great replacement driverI rehabbed a pair of mid 80's AR 8" x1'' silk dome 2 way approximately .8 cu feetthe results were surprising The original drivers had an exaggerated low endThese drivers are fairly flat with a resonance freq. around 165 hz a little stuffing fixesthat. The box is lightly stuffed with poly-fill from the factory.I will add 6 oz moreand see what that does but I expect it won't' change it all that much.A little 1/2 octave slice on the eq works also.My next project is Altec 604E L,C,R with an 18'' single sub under the center channelI will use a pair of 12''with ribbon tweeters for the rear / surround speakers All run off3 -phase linear 400 power amps old school all the way.Using protools to feed the audioShould sound great.I will send pics when it's done. K
Date published: 2014-02-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works like a charm, and fixed the muddled soundGot a pair of 8" woofers for a pair of speakers. Mounting holes fit perfectly. Speakers sound great
Date published: 2014-01-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Boston Acoustic A-60 ReplacementsI purchased these replacement speakers for the BA A-60 speaker box. They not only were a perfect fit, but they were a better speaker the the OEM speakers. Well done.
Date published: 2014-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Replace KLH woofer with good resultsOne of the 3 pairs of KLH 3 way speakers had issues with both woofers. They must have been on the cheap at some time in the past. Anyway, these were perfect dimensional matches and had a little better frequency response (on paper). Upon installation they sounded great, better than the original woofers. So much so that I displaced a pair of JBL speakers with these. Now, what to do with the JBL's...
Date published: 2014-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Emergency repair is fabulous upgradeThese were used to replace the speakers in vintage EPI 100 speakers bought in 1986. The EPI woofers were supposedly state of the art at the time (for a $100 dollar speaker) with a plastic coated cone, and a soft foam surround.The foam rotted, and people on the internet are trying to figure out how to repair them. It's not worth it. These new speakers have a heavier magnet, better construction, and were a perfect plug and screw-in fit. Repair time was 10 minutes each, and the performance is at least as good as original. I am looking forward to even more improved sound after many hours of break in. I could not be more pleased.
Date published: 2013-10-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from good alternativeI had to replace my 30 year old 12 inch woofer in my system. since I could not find a 12 inch 8 ohm 60 watt replacement, I settled for this 8 inch. It does the job very well for the loss of 4 inches. Not quite the same as my old speaker, but very good clean sound. lacks just a bit on the punch I use to get from my original, but again a very good sound for the size and price!
Date published: 2013-10-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Replacement drivers - found the sweet spotPicked up 90s BIC speakers that sounded muddy to me and just did not sound right especially the highs. Box measured 1.7 ft^3 vented and then called parts-express. Purchased this driver due to the box match, also picked up a pre-assembled xover 2,500Hz and Dayton tweeters (may as well do it all).While the box was pulled apart it was painted a bronze hammered metal just for fun while waiting for my shipment. It arrived very quickly (paint was barely dry). Install was a perfect fit. The sound was amazing. Initially I was looking for more top range but this 8" driver brought in new lows I did not expect. Great balance, clarity, impressive.
Date published: 2013-08-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice little wooferDrop in fit and improvement for my pawn shop 3-ways I bought. Here is what I found.PROS: Strong and deep bass. Fo resonance at 29Hz is about right. I removed my external subwoofer box because these go deep and loud enough. Very smooth response and reactive to input. Excellent for direct replacement in any 8" configurationCONS: Lowish SPL rating. Power handling is average, but better then OEM. Moves a lot of air in ported configuration...may cause a "huffing" sound when off-axis. No where near subwoofer power handling and performance...but, sounds goodCONCLUSION: A steal at their price and above average performance for replacing just about any stock 8" woofer.
Date published: 2013-07-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 24-Year-Old Infinity Speakers Revamped!I have a pair of Infinity RS300 speakers from 1989. They originally had 6-ohm woofers with plastic cones and foam surround O-rings. After being stored in my garage here in North Las Vegas, NV for nine years, the foam surround dried up, cracked up, and fell out when I set them up and began using them again. These Dayton Audio DC200-8 8" Classic Woofers turned out to be perfect replacements, with terrific bass response and amazing sound clarity! When I put them to the test they did not break up or distort even in the most demanding passages. These speakers now sound better than ever! And at a fraction of the cost of purchasing new speakers. The new woofers also fit perfectly into the speaker cabinet openings, and the screw mounting holes also matched up perfectly. I have no doubt these woofers are of far better quality than the original woofers were.If you need quality replacement woofers , I highly recommend these.
Date published: 2013-07-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very good Bose 301 replacment or a budget build!I bought two of these to replace my Bose 301 series II woofers. Although, the specs don't add up perfectly, nothing does and we really don't know anyways because Bose does not publish there specs. But, let it be known that these speakers are so much better than the OEM's ever were! Even though the cabinets are undersized, the bass still goes quite low and everything is so much clearer, no more mud to contend with. Don't get me wrong, they are still in a small Bose enclosure and that will always limit them, but they are still a HUGE improvement over the original woofers. It makes you wonder what Bose puts into their products when a woofer at a retail cost of 25 bucks sounds better than the original? I also did a side by side comparison with the GRS 8" woofer that they sell here for 10.98 and the Dayton Classic beat it hands down also, by a long shot. The GRS would not go low and was not clear, nor would it be an improvement over the OEM. I have also built budget speakers from scratch with the Dayton Classic 8 (with the Dayton Silky tweeter) as a two-way, and in the right size enclosure it performs wonderfully. It will go all the way down to 30hz and remain clear. These speakers for their price cannot be beat.
Date published: 2014-04-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great ValueRecently purchased a pair of these speakers to replace my damaged woofers. First, let me say that they arrived on the date stated when i ordered them and also, they arrived in great condition. No damage to the box. Second, they were not an exact fit into my existing speaker box, however, I was able to get them in with no alteration to my existing enclosure. Third, the speaker connections were different than my existing speakers, but was able to correct this problem with a simple terminal replacement. Overall, I would recommend these speakers to anyone...they sound great and were very affordable.
Date published: 2013-07-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent price/quality ratio.I used two of these drivers in an Isobaric configured subwoofer driven by the Dayton Audio SA-100 plate amp. The sub resides in a studio/shed here in North Carolina and has played music almost daily and every Friday night for "Happy Hour" for eight years. It fills in low frequency for six full range drivers with one end of the shed open to the outdoors. It gets a real workout and is tough as nails. The F3 of the unassisted woofers in the vented cabinet is 36Hz. Driven by the plate amp the low frequencies are powerful and articulate. These drivers are pretty much "bullet proof". Excellent price quality ratio.
Date published: 2013-06-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent even at Double the price!You read it correctly, even if I had paid $50 each, based on my success with these, I'd be happy with the result.I resurrected some old KLH speakers....sounded blah, but wife liked the oak finish for our living room.Replaced the woofer with these, and wow...some Real Bass finally....and I'm a stickler for clean deep BASS. Used mostly for music, powered by a 100 watt Sony receiver, to give you an idea of use.For those interested in similar upgrade...the cabinets are 0.93 cu.ft volume, with a small rear port. PE recommended these speakers to me, based on the cabinet dimensions/type...and they were right.I gave them a bigger budget, but to my surprise, they suggested these $24 speakers, and I couldn't be happier.
Date published: 2013-04-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from unsurpassed in this price range.after burning these in for several months,... i'm still impressed every time I listen to them. very accurate, quick,...and yes, capable of going very low. I have them in a less than ideal sized enclosure... .80cu. ft, tuned to 58hz. used for an outdoor application. 3" diameter port x 5" length. i'm amazed at how smoothly these guys roll off up top. so smooth, that I didn't see the need to add a choke. that, combined with super light treated paper cones and rubber surrounds,... is just what the doctor ordered.
Date published: 2013-04-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Dayton Audio DC200-88" Classic Woofer #295-310As a replacement speaker for my Bose 701's (which are 50+ years old) they do an excellent job at a very reasonable cost. Everything is provided for easy reinstallation and fits in perfectly.
Date published: 2013-02-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from DC200-8 Outstanding Replacement WooferI purchased a pair of these speakers to replace the 8 inch driver in 20 year old Phase Tech 2 way system. The DC-200-8 brought these speakers back to life and the low end extension is as good or better than the original drivers. Highly recommended!
Date published: 2013-04-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice soundRevived my pair of 30 year old Epicure loudspeakers with torn woofers. Sound very good again. Great value for the money! I'd purchase this speaker again to repair them, or a similar loudspeaker.
Date published: 2013-05-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from JBL MR28 Better than New!I've had these speakers (JBL MR28) for over 20 years and only recently the main drivers went bad. I pondered what to do and Remembered Parts Express vast selection of replacement drivers. I went with The Dayton's DC-200-8 and I'm glad I did. Perfect fit and they sound better than new! Highly recommend them!!!!
Date published: 2013-01-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Replaced woofers in JBL LX500Ordered the speakers and they arrived promptly. One made a clapping sound at low volumes and Parts Express handled it in a swift manner.I used these woofers to replace the ones that had died in a pair of JBL LX500 speakers. Make sure to re-tune the boxes though. According to the Parts Express calculator, I had to install a 2"x5.9" tube. A quick trip to buy a cardboard shipping tube did the trick. Speakers sound great!
Date published: 2012-12-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Replaced a JBLI am an old school broadcast engineer. I have had a set of JBL 4301B speakers in my office for years, (that should be YEARS).I finally wore out the cone on the right channel speaker, and looked for a replacement. Based on what I have heard about these Dayton's I put this speaker in its new home today, and I honestly cant tell you the difference in the Dayton and the "precious" JBL 8 inch. Freq response is exact, and I love it. I recommend this speaker to anyone.
Date published: 2013-09-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dayton Audio DC200-8 8" speaker replacementOne of the 8" woofers in my older JBL enclosures became rotten. So I decided to replace them both.I removed one, measured the hole carefully and searched on Parts Express website and found a reasonably priced replacement of the same exact dimensions. The orignal ones bore the Realistic trade mark (Yes, in a JBL speaker enclosure). The replacements had the same weight as the originals andsound just great. I was very pleased at the quality when I received them.
Date published: 2013-04-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from DC200-8 Classic WooferMy pair of older built-in speakers needed to be refoamed or replaced. After an excellent discussion with Parts Express rep. I opted to replace the woofers with inexpensive DC200-8s which the Parts Express rep. recommended for my application. They arrived quickly and were a perfect fit physically and sonically! Even the screw holes matched, and they sounded as good or better than the original woofers once installed. Great service, great product!
Date published: 2012-12-14
Rated 2 out of 5 by from poorly glued, comes apartsurround is poorly glued to the basket, comes apart, sounds middy, good low end
Date published: 2012-12-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from easy, fast, nicebought a sub woofer, good price, fast service and delivery, works great
Date published: 2012-12-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Needed retro fix!A pair of old (I mean old) JBL boxes needed new woofers, so my brother suggested Dayton from Parts-Express.Got them cheap & quick (with smart post even) and they fit perfectly. Now able to use them in an alternative audio set-up. Fun!Very pleased!
Date published: 2012-10-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Surprising QualityThe speaker was a replacement for a driver from an old Electro-Voice Sentry 100 where the foam surround had degraded and fallen apart. These were used as replacements and it is almost impossible to tell the difference in sound from the original drivers (which back when they were new were considers studio grade) and these new replacement drivers.There is only a few minor differences in the specifications of these new drivers to the old ones. They don't sound an different. Very good quality.
Date published: 2012-07-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfortable Replacement for Advent HeritageThere are three other reviews indicating the 8" Classic Series to be an easy replacement for the Advent Heritage speaker. I have no idea how the original speaker sounded as the surrounds were gone. After reading the other reviews I purchased 4 of these, and have been very happy with the depth & soundstage of the overall unit output. Installation was as easy as it gets, fitting comfortably in the recessed area, holes lining up perfectly. They look pretty good too.
Date published: 2012-06-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice Woof BUT NOT Suitable For A 70!This is agreat 8" driver but it is not suitable for the Boston Acoustics A 70 Series I speaker as this sealed enclosure demands a foam surround woofer and longer excursions. The gentleman that turned me on to this woofer by raving about its performance in his A 70 is totally incorrect. The rubber surround of this particular woofer makes it more appropriate for a vented or Aperiodic {Dynaco} type enclosure.I tried this woof in my A 70T model and it just did not equal or better the original that I luckily still have on hand.Still...I am very impressed with this Dayton and feel it has potential in another enclosure as stated earlier. As a side note....the Dayton 1 1/8 " Silk Dome Truncated Tweeter is a fabulous replacement in my A-70. Just install a two ohm resistor or 0-8 ohm L-Pad inline with the tweeter for proper balance.
Date published: 2012-05-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good replacement wooferI bought two of these woofers to replace the worn out woofers in an old set of Marantz Imperial speakers. The replacement was simple and the speakers now sound like new. This was definitely a relatively inexpensive way to extend the life of a set of speakers that I bought many years ago. Good product and good service from the company.
Date published: 2012-01-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Boston Acoustics A70's - Good as newMy vintage A70 large bookshelf speakers from 1985 needed new 8" woofers, as the foam surrounds disintegrated after about 20 yrs. It's very common with foam. In 1985, I paid about $280 the pair. I was ready to junk the speakers, instead of repairing at $52 each, or trusting myself with a glue & foam kit. For the money, these DC200's ROCK! I can't hear any difference between poly surrounds vs the original foam, and they'll probably last twice as long. I called Boston Acoustics and they no longer supply the foam surround / paper cone drivers. The original A70 drivers had a frequency range of 45Hz to 2.5KHz, with a cross over at 2.5KHz to 20KHz on the tweeter, and recommended 15-75 watts. These DC200's can handle slightly lower bass down to 29Hz and about the same watts. The A70 is a sealed enclosure, so I can't be sure how these might sound in a ported box. My A70's are back, good as ever!
Date published: 2013-04-01

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Dayton Audio DC200-8 8" Classic Woofer

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?
Asked by: RushGuy2112
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.
Answered by: db dave
Date published: 2013-04-07

will this woofer do ok crossed over at 2.5k?

using dayton audio's passive crossover at 2.5k (see below), and a piezo tweeter. Yes, i know not everyone likes piezos but i do so will this work ok? if you think i need a midrange, please recommend a specific one (or more) and the proper crossover. Thanks in advance!
Asked by: Dave B
You will probably be better off adding a midrange to the mix. Our Dayton Classic 5-1/4" would be perfect and will work with any of the 3 way crossovers we offer.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2013-04-06

What is the smallest sealed enclosure volume that will give me powerful mid bass and bass with an F3 no higher than 50-55.

Asked by: Mr.Nick
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.
Answered by: Joe from San Francisco
Date published: 2013-09-17

Dust cap size?

Odd question I know, but I'm designing a logo to place on the dust cap and I don't want to make the decal too big
Asked by: dkward
Design your logo at 2&1/2" and you should be fine.
Answered by: Joe from San Francisco
Date published: 2013-10-07

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!
Asked by: TTaylor
the diameter distance between the holes is 7 5/8"
Answered by: db dave
Date published: 2013-10-07

Will the Dayton Audio DC200 8" Classic Woofer fit a Boston Acoustics A60 speaker box? What is your return policy? Thx

Asked by: SSAT
The dimensions required to verify this are listed on the website and in the spec sheet. Boston often uses proprietary parts so the dimensions may be slightly off. We do not have a cross reference guide.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-01-09

Will this woofer fit properly as a replacement in a Boston Acoustics A60?

Asked by: SSAT
There are two things to pay attention to when looking for a replacement woofer. The physical size which will determine it fits in the existing opening and the type of enclosure. The Boston A60 is a sealed enclosure which means this woofer will work okay as a replacement. Double check the dimensions of the original and compare them to this model. The cutout diameter and frame diameter will determine whether it will fit or not.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-01-09

Is this the best replacement woofer for vintage Bose 601? Thanks...

Asked by: Maxim
This woofer works well as a 601 replacement. You may have to enlarge the cutout though, this requires a hole that is 7.2" in diameter for mounting.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-01-13

I am looking for replacement woffer speaker for infinity BU-80 woffer.

Asked by: Tibi
I would recommend the woofer in the link below.http://www.parts-express.com/dayton-audio-dcs205-4-8-classic-subwoofer-4-ohm--295-200
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-01-31

I have an old pair of 2-way JBL L 46 speakers with blown woofers. Can you suggest a suitable replacement for me?

Asked by: Badge
This Dayton Classic or even the Dayton Series II 8" woofer will both be suitable replacements. Please double check dimensions before committing to a purchase, the cabinet may require modifications for a replacement driver to fit.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-02-12

I am looking to use the Dayton Audio DC200-8 8ohm in a sealed enclosure that has a volume of .86 cubic ft. Is this ok? It will be in 3 way box with GRS 5SBM-8 5" Sealed Back Midrange and Goldwood GT-510 1" Soft Dome Tweeter, 3way crossover 800/5000hz

Asked by: tt3168
This woofer will work fine in this volume, you can expect in room response into the 30's.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-02-21

hi, how would these woofers do replacing stock AR 94 woofers?

Asked by: amcmachine
The best woofer for those cabinets would actually be the Goldwood GW-8028 which you can see below.http://www.parts-express.com/goldwood-gw-8028-8-butyl-surround-woofer-8-ohm--290-355
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2013-12-19

Hello, Was looking to replace the driver on Tannoy EFX 5.1 sub with this as the cone got damaged. Was wondering if the specs would match. Its also a 8" driver. Thanks

Asked by: dskumar
Unfortunately we do not have a cross reference for this type of thing. This will work as long as the original woofer was 8 ohm. If it was 4 ohm, I would recommend the Dayton Classic 8" Subwoofer instead:http://www.parts-express.com/dayton-audio-dcs205-4-8-classic-subwoofer-4-ohm--295-200
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-03-24

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