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.
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Part # 295-200
  • 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

Product Details

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
  • Sensitivity88.6 dB 2.83V/1m
  • Voice Coil Diameter1.51"
Thiele-Small Parameters
  • Resonant Frequency (Fs)32.3 Hz
  • DC Resistance (Re)3.9 ohms
  • Voice Coil Inductance (Le)1.78 mH
  • Mechanical Q (Qms)6.28
  • Electromagnetic Q (Qes)0.4
  • Total Q (Qts)0.37
  • Compliance Equivalent Volume (Vas)0.95 ft.³
  • Mechanical Compliance of Suspension (Cms)0.42 mm/N
  • BL Product (BL)10.7 Tm
  • Diaphragm Mass Inc. Airload (Mms)57.7g
  • 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"
  • Bolt Circle Diameter7.80"
  • # 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
    (24 Reviews)
  • Weight6.65 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 DCS205-4 8" Classic Subwoofer 4 Ohm
Dayton Audio DCS205-4 8" Classic Subwoofer 4 Ohm is rated 4.9167 out of 5 by 24.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great 8" subI used this sub for a replacement for an Aiwa powered subwoofer TS-W6. It was a perfect match for the recommended vented volume @.53 ft3 and fit perfectly.Two years ago I replaced the amplifier in this sub with a YUNG 100 watt unit(301-500) and have listened to this sub in my bedroom at night when I go to bed.The volume never goes high but I wanted something that digs a little deeper than the stock speaker.The speaker hasn't really broken in yet but I can tell that this is gonna be a winner.It goes much lower and the bass is more full and is more efficient.The build quality is very good.So far I am very happy with this purchase and only expect it to get better with more break-in time. I've always had positive results with Dayton Loudspeakers.Great product!
Date published: 2015-04-25
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
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Dayton Audio DCS205-4 8" Classic Subwoofer 4 Ohm

I would like to put a pair of these under the back seat of an extended cab dodge. I would like to know if there is any difference in performance between firing upward or downward (as in stablity, accuracy, and cone control).

Asked by: David82
Downward firing will probably be best for cone protection in regards to dust and debris, but there will be no difference between the two mounting options.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-07-16

Need measurement distance of mounting holes. By example, across diameter distance of two holes farthest from each other OC. Thanks. - Dean, Atlanta

Asked by: DeanAndDrums
The specs are available on the product page. The hole to hole is 198mm or 7.795"
Answered by: TomI
Date published: 2015-05-11

What plate amplifier would you recommend for this unit?

Asked by: Bufophil
A good amplifier for this woofer would be our SA100.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-03-10

If I want this to get to 35Hz relatively smoothly (frequency response wise), what cabinet volume and port dimensions do you recommend? Thanks for your help!

Asked by: TommyG
I would recommend a 0.9 cubic foot enclosure with a 2-1/2" diameter port that is 12" long. This will tune the enclosure to 34 Hz and provide an F3 of 37 Hz. This should easily reach 35 Hz flat in room.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-03-09

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:
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-12-04
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