Dayton Audio DC380-8 15" Classic Woofer

Brand:|Model: DC380-8
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.
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Part # 295-325
  • 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

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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
  • Sensitivity91.8 dB 2.83V/1m
  • Voice Coil Diameter2"
Thiele-Small Parameters
  • Resonant Frequency (Fs)18.8 Hz
  • DC Resistance (Re)6.4 ohms
  • Voice Coil Inductance (Le)3.09 mH
  • Mechanical Q (Qms)2.87
  • Electromagnetic Q (Qes)0.34
  • Total Q (Qts)0.30
  • Compliance Equivalent Volume (Vas)13.82 ft.³
  • Mechanical Compliance of Suspension (Cms)0.39 mm/N
  • BL Product (BL)20.4 Tm
  • Diaphragm Mass Inc. Airload (Mms)182.9g
  • 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
    (42 Reviews)
  • Weight11.5 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 DC380-8 15" Classic Woofer
Dayton Audio DC380-8 15" Classic Woofer is rated 4.7143 out of 5 by 42.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from ITS THAT GOOD!!!!!!!!!!!in 2004 one of my customers who is a DJ came to me and asked if i could build him a set of speakers for his home. i said sure what amp do u have and what size woofers do u want.he said i have a sony str-de185 and i want 15s. so i made the set for him 3 months later his friend called me and asked if i could make the same speakers for him and ship them to C.A.the bottom line the dayton classic 15 + the 280-115 + 270-055 +my custom crossovers = a sound like no other so yes these woofers and drivers speak for them selves. truely a well made driver the sound is twice that of its price THANKS DAYTON AND P.E.
Date published: 2015-08-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good price/performance ratioThis speaker came recommended by a fellow tech who uses them with some regularity. I am well pleased with the performance and the price. These units were in stock, and were delivered when promised.
Date published: 2015-02-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 15" Dayton Classic WooferInstalled in a 3-way speaker rebuild project. They sound great and build quality is what I expected from a Dayton product (very good). Only one thing that kept these from being 5 star. There isn't much room for screw heads next to the trim ring (if that's what they're called). The heads of a couple screws pushed the trim in towards the cone and pulled the rubber surround off the basket. Nothing that a bit of silicone couldn't take care of. Be mindful of what size screws you use when mounting these.
Date published: 2015-02-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Vintage UpgradePurchased a pair of Dayton DC380-8-15, 15 inch woofers, for my old Fisher ST-832's. They were a perfect fit. Even the screw holes. Bass sounds nice and tight. Great sound definition for the price.
Date published: 2014-11-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from FabulousRebuilt a pair of Optimus 1050's. The cabinets are on the small side to be ideal for these, but after some medium fill... They don't seem to care. They are digging deep, and fast.
Date published: 2014-11-02
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
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Dayton Audio DC380-8 15" Classic Woofer

Does this driver have a linear or progressive spider ?

Asked by: BlakeF
This woofer has a linear spider.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-05-12

i have two Jensen jhs1533 that have a 15" woofer in it. i want to upgrade them the box is 2.99 internal with a port. would this be ideal and how long of a port would i need for the best sound. thank you.

Asked by: packingsound
This requires a bit more information in order to proceed. Please contact our tech support for more help with this question, or 800-338-0531 x1.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-03-12

Have a set of Technics vintage 3-way speakers - not audiophile by any means, but sentimental in value - they are set to crossover at 2,000Hz, can these handle this crossover setting?

Asked by: Froyo
These will work fine with that crossover point.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-05-08

Can this driver be crossed over at about 1600 hrtz to a horn or is a two way just not possible with this driver.

Asked by: spunk
Generally it is not a good idea to cross a 15" speaker higher than about 1,200 Hz.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-05-08

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
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