Dayton Audio DC250-8 10" Classic Woofer

Brand:| Model: DC250-8
Choose the Dayton Audio DC250-8 Classic Series 10" woofer for use as a great replacement speaker for large format 2-way and 3-way, ported or sealed loudspeakers.
  • Best Price/Performance Value Available Anywhere
  • Excellent Low Frequency Capabilities
  • Rubber Surround and Vented Pole Piece
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Weight: 4.68 lbs.  
List Price$37.99
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Part # 295-315
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Dayton Audio DC250-8 10" Classic Woofer

Dayton Audio Classic Series woofers are excellent for use as replacement speakers or for new loudspeaker system design and construction. The DC250-8 10" woofer has developed quite a reputation for having the best bang-for-the-buck performance and value available anywhere. Smooth frequency response and extended bass performance make this driver ideal for use in large format two-way and classic three-way loudspeaker designs. A Qts of 0.45 allows the DC300-8 to work well in both sealed and ported speaker enclosures.

A non-pressed treated paper cone allows for smooth frequency response, while the high temperature aluminum voice coil and vented pole piece combine to increase power handling without compression. Longevity is ensured with the use of a rubber surround, treated cloth dust cap, and an extended bump plate.

Product Specifications
  • Nominal Diameter10"
  • Power Handling (RMS)70 Watts
  • Power Handling (max)140 Watts
  • Impedance8 ohms
  • Frequency Response25 to 2,500 Hz
  • Sensitivity89 dB 1W/1m
  • Voice Coil Diameter1.38"
  • Magnet Weight20 oz.
Thiele-Small Parameters
  • Resonant Frequency (Fs)28.9 Hz
  • DC Resistance (Re)6.7 ohms
  • Voice Coil Inductance (Le)2.57 mH
  • Mechanical Q (Qms)4.05
  • Electromagnetic Q (Qes)0.5
  • Total Q (Qts)0.45
  • Compliance Equivalent Volume (Vas)3.93 ft.³
  • Mechanical Compliance of Suspension (Cms)0.67 mm/N
  • BL Product (BL)10.24 Tm
  • Diaphragm Mass Inc. Airload (Mms)44.88g
  • Maximum Linear Excursion (Xmax)4.5 mm
  • Surface Area of Cone (Sd)343.1 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 Diameter10.08"
  • Baffle Cutout Diameter9.21"
  • Depth4.44"
  • Bolt Circle Diameter9.67"
  • # Mounting Holes4
Optimum Cabinet Size (determined using BassBox 6 Pro High Fidelity suggestion)
  • Sealed Volume1.39 ft.³
  • Sealed F355 Hz
  • Vented Volume4.47 ft.³
  • Vented F329 Hz
Dayton Audio DC250-8 10" Classic Woofer
  • BrandDayton Audio
  • ModelDC250-8
  • Part Number295-315
  • UPC844632000263
  • Product CategoryWoofers
  • Unit of MeasureEA
  • Product Rating
    (90 Reviews)
  • Weight4.68 lbs.
  • Case Qty4
  • California Prop 65

    Warning: California residents only. Please note per Proposition 65 that this product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.

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Dayton Audio DC250-8 10" Classic Woofer is rated 4.4889 out of 5 by 90.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Used As A Sub Woofer Element in Dayton SubDramatically lowered low end and lowered distortion whenused in Dayton 10 inch SUB-1000. It is a mechanical retro-fit at least. There is noticeably less distortion and it made thebass lines easier to identify.
Date published: 2014-05-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect replacment for Bose 501 Series IVTotal replacement time including removal, soldering wires to the new speaker and screwing it in was less than 10 minutes. This speaker is awesome in this enclosure. No need to mess with foam replacement at this price or amount of time to put them in. Put this new complete speaker in and make the house move with live active music! You will not go wrong and will be very very HAPPY! My "1984" 501 Series IV's came alive again!!!! Want to know more, look at all the other positive responses. Mine is not a fluke!
Date published: 2014-04-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just What I NeededThese were replacements for some woofers purchased from Parts Express about 20 years ago....these are my shop speakers, and experience welding flash, cold, and heat....one of the old ones tore a foam surround. Enter these....they sound great! Good for another 20 years of rocking my shop.
Date published: 2014-03-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great replacement speakersThese fit perfectly into the cabinets, were a perfect match for the cabinet volume, and sound great! Took me a total time of one hour from removal of torn woofers to installation of new ones. Thanks Parts Express!
Date published: 2014-03-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Likes it loudUsed these to replace the blown woofers in a pair of heavy wood 70's vintageSansui boxes. A good choice, they perform well and get loud as you want.
Date published: 2014-02-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Warm sound great price!Quite happy for such a low price, have it paired in a Sealed box with a 70W plate amp.Good power handling, and sounds warm and clear.
Date published: 2013-11-05

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Dayton Audio DC250-8 10" Classic Woofer

Am using in H.H. Scott S-10 L. (2 way) Wondering about midrange. S-10 uses old phenolic ring tweeters. Is the upper range of the DC250-8 (2500 hz) enough to cross with the bottom end of the tweeter's range (@2000hz)?  Don't want to lose the mids.

Asked by: LarryFine
I would not recommend crossing this or any 10" woofer that high. You would be better off adding a dedicated midrange, or even something like the Dayton Classic 5-1/4" mid-bass which will easily handle that crossover point.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-07-08

I want to build a subwoofer with an isobaric push-pull configuration and to keep down costs i'm looking at a pair of these, wondering weather to use dayton plate amp sa100 or can they safely handle the spa250? also, are they suited for up/down firing?

Asked by: lazybones
These will work for a down fire application and you should not need anymore than an SA100 to get the most from these drivers.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-05-19

Hello, i plan to install this in a box that is 36" tall x 12" wide x 11" deep so what port should i use to get a F3 in the 25 Hz -35 Hz range?

Asked by: speakerfreack
I would recommend a 2-1/2" diameter, 8-1/2" long port for a tuning frequency of 25 Hz. A good option is in the link below.http://www.parts-express.com/speaker-cabinet-port-tube-2-1-2-id-x-8-1-2-l-flared--260-478
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-05-19

Would these be a good replacement for vintage Boston Acoustics 10" woofers from an A150? Thanks!

Asked by: jpstereo
I would actually recommend a lesser expensive alternative for that cabinet. Take a look at the GRS below.http://www.parts-express.com/grs-10pr-8-10-poly-cone-rubber-surround-woofer--292-421
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-03-25

will this woofer replace a infinity sm 115 10 inch

Asked by: DA4760
Yes this woofer will work well as a replacement for that speaker. Double check cutout dimensions before you commit to an order, the cabinet cutout may require some modifications.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-02-20

Hi, I'm looking for a woofer replacement for a vintage pioneer cs-66 that are blown and would like to know if this would be a good fit as far as sound and/or will it even match up with my crossover? Thanks in advance…

Asked by: dyang
I would recommend something from Goldwood or GRS as a better option for a sealed enclosure like that. As long as the original is 8 ohms this will not affect the crossover.http://www.parts-express.com/grs-10pr-8-10-poly-cone-rubber-surround-woofer--292-421
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-01-31

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