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.
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Part # 295-315
  • Best price/performance value available anywhere
  • Excellent low frequency capabilities
  • Rubber surround and vented pole piece

Product Details

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
  • Sensitivity88.4 dB 2.83V/1m
  • Voice Coil Diameter1.38"
  • Magnet Weight20 oz.
Thiele-Small Parameters
  • Resonant Frequency (Fs)24.9 Hz
  • DC Resistance (Re)6.6 ohms
  • Voice Coil Inductance (Le)2.63 mH
  • Mechanical Q (Qms)3.16
  • Electromagnetic Q (Qes)0.44
  • Total Q (Qts)0.38
  • Compliance Equivalent Volume (Vas)3.67 ft.³
  • Mechanical Compliance of Suspension (Cms)0.61 mm/N
  • BL Product (BL)12.64 Tm
  • Diaphragm Mass Inc. Airload (Mms)67.5g
  • 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
    (100 Reviews)
  • Weight4.68 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 DC250-8 10" Classic Woofer
Dayton Audio DC250-8 10" Classic Woofer is rated 4.51 out of 5 by 100.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great wooferSounds much better than the original factory installed Bose woofer.
Date published: 2015-05-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Services & Stuffit is cheap price for good stuff, it must have for people who love audio
Date published: 2015-02-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fantastic woofers for the price!I installed these in a smallish 12-1/2" X 13-1/2 "X 23" enclosures along with a 2-1/2" X 5" port . I am very impressed with the bass response . Powered with a vintage realistic receiver they produce a powerful bottom end that is crisp,solid and with great definition.Very happy with their performance!
Date published: 2015-02-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Almost perfect fit for Advent Legacy III bought Advent Legacy II's on Craigslist a couple of years ago but knew they needed new surrounds, so not sure how original bass sounds compared to these. Glad I found Parts Express! The speaker diameter and screw spacing are pretty much right on. You will just need a dremel with sanding drum to take maybe 1/16" of material for it to fit in opening perfectly. After installing I have to say they are a clean sound and bass seems to go quite low for an acoustic suspension speaker. I listened to some jazz, accapella and country and all sounded good on a modern Onkyo receiver. I believe I read somewhere here that they need to be broken in as the rubber surrounds a little stiff. I may look into porting the boxes though to get more bass out of them. Overall pretty good value to make these speakers work again.
Date published: 2015-01-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great value!Purchased for replacement woofers on my old Yamaha speakers. Fit perfectly and sound great!
Date published: 2014-12-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great SoundI bought these replacement woofer loud speakers to replace my old worn out, sun rotted ones. The Dayton Audio sounds better than the older ones. The price was outstanding and shipping was great! I resurrected my old Kenwood speakers once again!!
Date published: 2014-11-24
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Dayton Audio DC250-8 10" Classic Woofer

I have a couple of these drivers and I wish to construct a vented box using the Optimum cabinet size of 4.47 cubic feet to achieve the mentioned 29 Hz resonance, I assume this is a conventional bandpass design and that a 6" long 4" port would be correct

Asked by: Grok
Not a bandpass but a standard vented enclosure. That port size will provide a tuning frequency of 28 Hz and an F3 of 29 Hz.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-09-23

Will this work as a drop-in replacement for a Dynaco A25 woofer?

Asked by: 210400
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: 2015-07-06

Two part question: Can the hard paper front gasket be removed without destroying the driver, and how does this driver model in a 1.7 cuft enclosure with medium to heavy fill?

Asked by: Heavy Sixer
If you are careful the gasket could be removed but will probably have to be cut off. This driver models relatively well in that volume with an F3 of 53 Hz and F10 of 30 Hz.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-07-06

Could I use this speaker to replace a blowN speaker in a Dayton sub-1000 10" powered subwoofer? 

Asked by: dedcell13
No, the speaker in the Sub-1000 is a 4 ohm driver.
Answered by: MattW
Date published: 2015-04-23

Looking for replacement woofers for Bose 501 series II.  I have read a few success reviews for this speaker but noticed these are 8ohm woofers while the originals are 4ohm speakers. What are the effects of switching to a woofer with different impedance?

Asked by: Yoshi
The crossover point may change if there is a filter that is on the woofer. A different impedance may also have an effect on the output. It depends on the original sensitivity of the driver though .
Answered by: Chrisf
Date published: 2015-04-08

Can i use this speaker for surround speakers in a movie theater, 

Asked by: timmer15
Full range speakers are better for surround sound. These are woofers and limited to about 2500Hz
Answered by: TomI
Date published: 2015-03-31
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