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.  
List Price$67.99
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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
    (20 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 4.9 out of 5 by 20.
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
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bass SpeakerI purchased this speaker to replace a worn out speaker for my sub woofer , that is clustered with my other speakers for home entertainment. it sounds nice and is built well. It was shipped out fast very good protection and came as was told.
Date published: 2014-05-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Musicality at its finest!I decided to build a transmission line subwoofer that would fit under my bed frame which limited me to an 8" driver. After shopping around I am ecstatic that I decided to purchase this little gem. For $50 it just doesn't get any better. The enclosure it is in is tuned to the drivers Fs but the extension is far below that. A sweeping tone down to 15 Hz is not just heard but felt until the ear no longer registers the tone, but the speaker keeps on going. I mainly listen to music on this system and it encompasses anything from classical to country to rock to dubstep and this speaker delivers every note with clarity that I've never experienced before. And don't be fooled by its size. This thing gets loud! Like when I do watch a movie and there's an explosion, the cabinets on the other side of the house rattle. I just can't say enough good things about this little guy.
Date published: 2014-04-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect compliment to compact bookshelf speakers.This makes all the difference in a 12x18 family room. The Onkyo mini-receiver only puts out 20 watts/channel RMS, but has a low level sub output and this subwoofer provides just the right amount of low frequency output for everything from Blu-ray movies to Dark Side of the Moon. The cabinet is sealed (my estimated net volume is 1.5 cu.ft.) and is constructed of MDF with a teak veneer (and an oak plank to make a top shelf). The sound is clear and controlled with just a slight bit of boominess. Even at full volume, the table lamp doesn't vibrate. I matched it up to a 70 watt amplifier, and the weird shape is to comfortably fit the 8" inch driver in the bottom while not forcing me to move the couch and block an entryway on the other end. The whole assembly weighs about 40 lbs.
Date published: 2014-04-22

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Dayton Audio DCS205-4 8" Classic Subwoofer 4 Ohm

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

hi would this be a good replacement for the sub 800 subwoofer...mine is blown... also would you recom. me changing the amp plate as well to the larger 250 watt plate dayton sells or would i be fine with the 80watt oem plate that comes with the sub 800

Asked by: miri
This will work well in terms of enclosure volume and tuning, however modifications may need to be made to get the woofer to fit the stock cutout. I personally do not see a need to replace the amplifier.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-05-27

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