Dayton Audio DCS205-4 8" Classic Subwoofer 4 Ohm

Brand:| Model: DCS205-4
The Dayton Audio Classic Series subwoofers offer solid value at lower price points. No compromises were made in the design, materials, or construction of these rugged 4-ohm powerhouses.
  • Sturdy stamped steel frame
  • Vented pole piece and bumped back plate
  • Inductance-reducing copper pole piece cap
  • Treated non-pressed paper/Kevlar cone with rubber surround
  • 4-layer VC with polyimide former
  • Great for home and automotive applications
  • Five year warranty
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Weight: 6.65 lbs.  
Due In: 3/17/2015
List Price$66.99
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Part # 295-200
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Dayton Audio DCS205-4 8" Classic Subwoofer 4 Ohm

The Dayton Audio Classic Series subwoofers offer solid value at lower price points. No compromises were made in the design, materials, or construction of these rugged 4-ohm powerhouses. The drivers feature a vented pole piece with copper cap, bumped back plate for improved excursion capability, Kevlar reinforced cone with rubber half-roll surround, and a high-temperature 4-layer copper voice coil wound on a polyimide former.


Product Specifications
  • Nominal Diameter8"
  • Power Handling (RMS)150 Watts
  • Power Handling (max)300 Watts
  • Impedance4 ohms
  • Frequency Response30 to 200 Hz
  • Sensitivity87 dB 1W/1m
  • Voice Coil Diameter1.5"
Thiele-Small Parameters
  • Resonant Frequency (Fs)30.2 Hz
  • DC Resistance (Re)3.53 ohms
  • Voice Coil Inductance (Le)1.76 mH
  • Mechanical Q (Qms)5.86
  • Electromagnetic Q (Qes)0.35
  • Total Q (Qts)0.33
  • Compliance Equivalent Volume (Vas)1.19 ft.³
  • Mechanical Compliance of Suspension (Cms)0.53 mm/N
  • BL Product (BL)10.1 Tm
  • Diaphragm Mass Inc. Airload (Mms)52.5g
  • Maximum Linear Excursion (Xmax)8.8 mm
  • Surface Area of Cone (Sd)213.8 cm²
Materials of Construction
  • Cone MaterialPaper / Kevlar
  • Surround MaterialRubber
  • Voice Coil Wire MaterialCopper
  • Voice Coil FormerKapton® / Polyimide
  • Basket / Frame MaterialSteel
  • Magnet MaterialFerrite
Mounting Information
  • Overall Outside Diameter8.19"
  • Baffle Cutout Diameter7.09"
  • Depth4.23"
  • # Mounting Holes8
Optimum Cabinet Size (determined using BassBox 6 Pro High Fidelity suggestion)
  • Sealed Volume0.19 ft.³
  • Sealed F378 Hz
  • Vented Volume0.48 ft.³
  • Vented F348 Hz
Dayton Audio DCS205-4 8" Classic Subwoofer 4 Ohm
  • BrandDayton Audio
  • ModelDCS205-4
  • Part Number295-200
  • UPC844632080654
  • Product CategorySubwoofer Drivers
  • Unit of MeasureEA
  • Product Rating
    (23 Reviews)
  • Weight6.65 lbs.
  • Case Qty4
  • 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 DCS205-4 8" Classic Subwoofer 4 Ohm
Dayton Audio DCS205-4 8" Classic Subwoofer 4 Ohm is rated 4.913 out of 5 by 23.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Think before you Leap.A cursory glance at the back of my Reciever told there was a subwooferr connection and on the strength of that I bought the Speaker. However my attemts to get it to work were thwated by the need for an amplifyer, Duh.
Date published: 2015-02-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Kickin Sub!I bought this sub to replace a Sonny subwoofer that blew. It was a 5.1 home theater system. This sub fit right in to the stock sony enclosure. And it is way louder!!! I haven't pushed it hard yet, but it definitely has louder and cleaner bass.
Date published: 2015-02-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect!I bought this a month ago after blowing my old subwoofer driver. This driver was one of two recommended to me by tech support. I couldn't be happier with it, it sounds great! I'm very happy to have booming bass again.
Date published: 2015-01-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good qualityUsed for teenager's car stereo system-much better than drivers that were available 20 years ago! For an 8" woofer, they really have good extension.
Date published: 2014-11-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from "Can't go wrong"For a 8" $50 subwoofer this thing ROCKS!!!!.I bought the Dayton Audio 230watt amp to power it put the woofer in a sealed enclosure its perfect for my computer setup.
Date published: 2014-09-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Service/Good speaker!!I placed an order for an 8 inch subwoofer but instead got a 10 inch which would have been too big for my project. I contacted parts-express and they apologized and quickly sent out the right speaker, I applaud their excellent customer service. The 8" subwoofer worked beautifully and I love the clear output of this particular speaker. Thanks.
Date published: 2014-08-16
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Dayton Audio DCS205-4 8" Classic Subwoofer 4 Ohm

Hi, I have a Energy Encore 8 home powered sub with a 150 watt RMS and 600 watt Peak MOSFET amp plate. It has a injected poly cone with a 29 oz magnet,and a 11/2 inch voice coil. Rear bass reflex response is 20-100 hz will this driver work as replacement.

Asked by: Stereoray48
This woofer will likely work as a replacement in your application, and will restore your subwoofer to functionality. However, the only way to truly get the same performance as the original driver would be to replace it with a replacement driver obtained directly from Energy.
Answered by: DaytonAudio_Rory
Date published: 2015-01-26

Is this speaker available in 8 ohm ...?

Asked by: carrera
We do not have this woofer available in 8 ohms, but we do have similar options that will work fine as an 8 ohm replacement. Our Dayton Series II 8" woofer would be a good option:http://www.parts-express.com/dayton-audio-st210-8-8-series-ii-woofer--295-100
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-12-04

What is the weight of the magnet on this speaker?

Asked by: ita47
Unfortunately Dayton does not specify magnet weight, as it is simply not an important spec for a speaker. If I had to guess, I would say this magnet is around 40 oz.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-08-20

Replacing 2 Fosgate Punch subs in a band pass enclosure facing each other. Is it better to use one in the same enclosure with a passive radiator? This is an older band pass enclosure currently with 2 - 4" ports open to the rear side of each 8" sub.

Asked by: TRBOSPD
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: 2014-08-13

Is this the old "Thruster" series driver?

Asked by: m95road
The Thrusters were replaced with the Quattros, and the Quattros were replaced with these.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-07-17

I just tore the foam in my Infinity BU1 80W 8" Subwoofer. A foam kit is about $35. So I started looking at replacement drivers. How will this work?

Asked by: Dominic429
As long as the original woofer was 4 ohm, this will be a very good replacement in that cabinet.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-06-09
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