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Dayton Audio DC380-8 15" Classic Woofer

Brand:| Model: DC380-8
Overview
The Dayton Audio Classic Series 15" woofer is excellent as a replacement driver or for new system design and construction. The versatile set of parameters makes it suitable for sealed or vented enclosure designs.
Highlights
  • Treated paper cone provides smooth response and low energy storage
  • Aluminum former, vented pole piece, and porous dustcap for high power handling
  • Large diameter flat spider and healthy Xmax for clean bass
  • Bring those old vintage speakers back to life
Part # 
295-325
Weight: 11.5 lbs.  
IN STOCK
Regular Price$71.66
Sale Price
$65.90
Part # 295-325
Qty:  EA
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Product Details

Dayton Audio DC380-8 15" Classic Woofer

Dayton Audio Classic Series woofers are excellent for use as replacement speakers or for new loudspeaker system design and construction. The DC380-8 15" 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 0.35 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 Diameter15"
  • Power Handling (RMS)100 Watts
  • Power Handling (max)200 Watts
  • Impedance8 ohms
  • Frequency Response20 to 1,500 Hz
  • Sensitivity92.8 dB 1W/1m
  • Voice Coil Diameter2"
Thiele-Small Parameters
  • Resonant Frequency (Fs)21.5 Hz
  • DC Resistance (Re)6.5 ohms
  • Voice Coil Inductance (Le)3.34 mH
  • Mechanical Q (Qms)3.52
  • Electromagnetic Q (Qes)0.39
  • Total Q (Qts)0.35
  • Compliance Equivalent Volume (Vas)10.8 ft.³
  • Mechanical Compliance of Suspension (Cms)0.31 mm/N
  • BL Product (BL)19.96 Tm
  • Diaphragm Mass Inc. Airload (Mms)174.9g
  • Maximum Linear Excursion (Xmax)4.35 mm
  • Surface Area of Cone (Sd)834.7 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 Diameter15.16"
  • Baffle Cutout Diameter13.74"
  • Depth6.38"
  • Bolt Circle Diameter14.37"
  • # Mounting Holes8
Optimum Cabinet Size (determined using BassBox 6 Pro High Fidelity suggestion)
  • Sealed Volume2 ft.³
  • Sealed F353 Hz
  • Vented Volume5.27 ft.³
  • Vented F332 Hz
Dayton Audio DC380-8 15" Classic Woofer
  • BrandDayton Audio
  • ModelDC380-8
  • Part Number295-325
  • UPC844632000287
  • Product CategoryWoofers
  • Unit of MeasureEA
  • Product Rating
    (37 Reviews)
  • Weight11.5 lbs.
  • Case Qty2
  • 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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Reviews

Dayton Audio DC380-8 15" Classic Woofer
Dayton Audio DC380-8 15" Classic Woofer is rated 4.7027 out of 5 by 37.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good clean soundGood replacement woofer, works well in a 3 way cabinet build. has nice clean sound to it, and good power handling.
Date published: 2014-04-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Speakers!!Bought a pair of these as a replacements for my original Jensen 25 floor speakers.These are actually better than the original and the sound quality is GREAT!
Date published: 2014-03-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sound, great price!I bought these to replace my Fisher ST-925 woofers that were dry rotted. I could have had them re-coned but I lost one if the woofers in a move. Besides for the price I figured I could just have new drivers that were a little better than the original. I'm pushing them with a Denon POA-2200 amplifier and they sound great. No detectable distortion. Received in excellent condition.
Date published: 2014-02-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well worth the money.I put these in a pair of HPM 1100's that were/are in "decent" shape. The 15" Fisher's that came with I didn't have too much faith in so I ordered these and am glad I did. Sure it woulda been nice if the originals were there but they weren't so I bought these and put them in. These speakers sound great and I was needing something a Spec 1/Spec 2 250 wpc amp could handle. Bi-amped with a Sec 4/150 wpc (pair of Paradigms with the Spec 4) you can get the neighbors attention very easy. I don't crank them,,,with this combo you don't need to. It's a great sound for a great price,,,in reference to the Dayton Audio DC380-8 15" Classic Woofers.
Date published: 2013-07-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice Clear ThudThese speakers are nice and have a decent magnet. They pack a real nice tight punch. A really nice bang for the buck.
Date published: 2013-01-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellant replacementWas easy to find what I needed. Very satisfied withsound qualty of product. Would place order again whenin need of speaker replacement.
Date published: 2012-12-18

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Dayton Audio DC380-8 15" Classic Woofer

I am building cabinets for these woofers and I really want the low extension. I will not be pushing high wattage (below 30wattsrms), I just want the low extension at low wattage. So should I go ported? If so, how long of ports, how big of box?

Asked by: Navi4Jackson
For low power I would recommend a ported enclosure. Ideal volume would be 5.75 cubic feet per woofer, with a single 4" diameter, 8" long port for a tuning frequency of 23 Hz.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-10-17

I would like to replace my 15" woofers in DIY cabinets, If i paired this with a new 3 way crossover could i get it to range from 40hz to 800/1000hz in a sealed 4.5ft^3 that's the sweet spot i need.

Asked by: spur31
This woofer will cover that range without a problem in that volume.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-03-03

Automotive recommendations sealed/proted enclosure size?

running parallel to amp with 200-250 watts. Could the enclosures mentioned in previous question work?
Asked by: Bonewah
A 2 cubic foot sealed enclosure would be ideal for this in an automotive application. It will give you an F3 of 50 Hz which is right where you want to be.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2013-09-09

Sealed, vented, how big?

For a music application, F3 ~30Hz or so, what size and type of enclosure is optimized so to speak for these woofers?
Asked by: chris45
This is the closest call I have ever seen. With the box at 3.5 cu ft you could go with ported or sealed. The port will extend slightly lower but the numbers are so close that I would probably stick with sealed just for the difference in power handling. Basically you are looking at a 2db difference at 30 hz and a sharper rolloff with the port so it looks like sealed would be a better choice but only barely.For the record I have two of these in sealed chambers of 3 cu ft and for music they are terrific. The extra .5 feet might make them slightly better for low extension but I haven't tried it to test.
Answered by: Musgofasa
Date published: 2012-01-21

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