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
    (93 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
Dayton Audio DC250-8 10" Classic Woofer is rated 4.4946 out of 5 by 93.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great buyThis speaker fit perfect in my Kenwood box and sounds great.
Date published: 2014-09-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from DC-250-8 10" WOOFERThis is working great.. I replaced this for my pioneer speakers- the woofer alone for both channels. Works great.. I think it is priced reasonably..
Date published: 2014-09-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great replacement-sounds goodI put this in as just a low cost replacement, but so far it sounds great. I haven't really pushed it yet but it's holding it's own!!
Date published: 2014-08-25
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

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Dayton Audio DC250-8 10" Classic Woofer

Would this speaker work in Bose 601 v1 cabinets? The original 8"bottom woofers were replaced with 10" Radioshack-Realistic 8ohm subwoofers from mid 90s, the speaker hole was cut to make them fit, I want a better sound, the tweeter and top woof is original

Asked by: rollin_stone
Please contact our tech support for more help with this question, tech@parts-express.com or 800-338-0531 x1.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-09-11

Are these a good replacement for my 32 year old Lloyds 3 way speakers. The old woofer says 8 ohms, 15 watt.

Asked by: rebel
Unfortunately we do not have a cross reference available for this type of thing. Please contact our tech support for more help with this question, tech@parts-express.com or 800-338-0531 x1.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-09-03

Could I use these as a full range driver

Asked by: DJcrusher
Unfortunately this would not make a good full range driver. We only have three 10" full range options available and they are all coaxial drivers which you can see below.http://www.parts-express.com/cat/coaxial-full-range-speakers/32?N=21709+4294967118+4294965083&Ne=10166&Nrpp=64&Nrs=collection%28%29%2Frecord[endeca%3Amatches%28.%2C%22P_PortalID%22%2C%221%22%29+and+endeca%3Amatches%28.%2C%22P_Searchable%22%2C%221%22%29]&PortalID=1
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-08-19

Hi there I have made speaker cabinets that are 2.06 cu.ft. I would like to have a F3 tuning freq. Around 35hz-40hz. What diameter of port and port length would you recommend?   Thank you.

Asked by: mopar101
A 3" diameter port that is 4" long will tune the box to 37 Hz and provide an F3 of 37 Hz.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-08-15

Would recommend these for EPI T/E 120 replacements?

Asked by: palporch
This requires a bit more information in order to proceed. Please contact our tech support for more help with this question, tech@parts-express.com or 800-338-0531 x1.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-08-04

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

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