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Dayton Audio DC250-8 10" Classic Woofer

Brand:|Model: DC250-8|Part # 295-315
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

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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
  • 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
    (101 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 is rated 4.5196 out of 5 by 102.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Out of the Ball Park!!Purchased a pair of these to install in a pair of 70's 3 way EV 15B home stereo speakers. The mids and highs were intact but someone replaced the woofers with some bad OEM off brand speakers. Since there was no hope of finding the original, I wanted something close to it. Swapped these and OH MY!! Clean tight bottom even at a low volume. Made the sealed cabinet design of the EV box rock. The 3 ways have a high end control which balanced the tone nicely, but the warmth these inexpensive speakers put out is impressive. I'm sure they may be a bit more colored than the originals, but they sound really nice and compliment the cabinets well. Great product, and they dropped in perfectly in the boxes. With my vintage Kenwood receiver I'll now be groovin' !
Date published: 2016-02-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AR 2ax/Advent Legacy perfect replacementIn looking at the specs this woofer turned out to be and exact replacement for the Advent Legacy/AR 2ax. A/Bed it in a pair of advent legacy speakers could not hear a difference at all and its cheaper than the foam kits from other venders even the screw holes lined up!! same resident frequency, db etc slightly smaller magnet
Date published: 2015-11-11
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
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Dear PE, I would like to use two of these together in a 2.4 cubic foot enclosure. Can you tell me if it is better to vent the cabinet or leave it enclosed. If vented, what diameter and lenght of the tube is best. Thank you very much.

Asked by: gscheu
This looks like it is much better as a sealed alignment.
Answered by: Chrisf
Date published: 2016-02-10

Will I be able to use this for a side firing 3-way floor stander? also what will be the best mid bass to roll off around a crossover of 100Hz

Asked by: jmascreen

I install these speakers in a SM 115 Infinity 3 way with a Ported cabinet.. What size of Port would be correct in a cabinet volume of appox 2.11 Sq ft. or would I better off pluging the port?

Asked by: Oilsmoke
This woofer will work reasonably well either way. Sealed will have a smoother response but ported will probably play a little deeper. If you decide to port I would recommend 3" diameter, 8" length for a tuning frequency of 30 Hz.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2016-01-20

I have a set of Pioneer HPM 500's and was wondering if these Dayton Audio woofers could be used as replacements?

Asked by: Jon709
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: 2015-11-11

what size opening do I need

Asked by: JRwelte
This requires a cut out of 9.21".
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-11-12

Refurbishing an old console stereo with a •200W total power 100W x 2 @ 8 ohms, 40Hz - 20kHz, stereo reciever. I plan to use these woofers. What tweeters do you recomment. The old was a 10" woofer and 2-4.5" tweeters on each side, Zenith.

Asked by: Lonnielou
Please contact our tech support for more help with this question, or 800-338-0531 x1.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-10-08
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