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Dayton Audio DCS305-4 12" Classic Subwoofer 4 Ohm

Brand:| Model: DCS305-4
Overview
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.
Highlights
  • 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
Part # 
295-204
Weight: 13.3 lbs.  
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Dayton Audio DCS305-4 12" 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 Diameter12"
  • Power Handling (RMS)250 Watts
  • Power Handling (max)500 Watts
  • Impedance4 ohms
  • Frequency Response23 to 200 Hz
  • Sensitivity89.4 dB 1W/1m
  • Voice Coil Diameter2.57"
Thiele-Small Parameters
  • Resonant Frequency (Fs)23 Hz
  • DC Resistance (Re)3.2 ohms
  • Voice Coil Inductance (Le)1.94 mH
  • Mechanical Q (Qms)5.59
  • Electromagnetic Q (Qes)0.44
  • Total Q (Qts)0.41
  • Compliance Equivalent Volume (Vas)4.12 ft.³
  • Mechanical Compliance of Suspension (Cms)0.33 mm/N
  • BL Product (BL)12.31 Tm
  • Diaphragm Mass Inc. Airload (Mms)145g
  • Maximum Linear Excursion (Xmax)9.3 mm
  • Surface Area of Cone (Sd)498.8 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 Diameter12.05"
  • Baffle Cutout Diameter10.83"
  • Depth6.02"
  • Bolt Circle Diameter11.59"
  • # Mounting Holes8
Optimum Cabinet Size (determined using BassBox 6 Pro High Fidelity suggestion)
  • Sealed Volume1.14 ft.³
  • Sealed F348 Hz
  • Vented Volume3.42 ft.³
  • Vented F326 Hz
Dayton Audio DCS305-4 12" Classic Subwoofer 4 Ohm
  • BrandDayton Audio
  • ModelDCS305-4
  • Part Number295-204
  • UPC844632080678
  • Product CategorySubwoofer Drivers
  • Unit of MeasureEA
  • Product Rating
    (12 Reviews)
  • Weight13.3 lbs.
  • Case Qty2
  • California Prop 65

    Warning: California residents only. Please note per Proposition 65 that this product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.

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Reviews

Dayton Audio DCS305-4 12" Classic Subwoofer 4 Ohm
Dayton Audio DCS305-4 12" Classic Subwoofer 4 Ohm is rated 4.6667 out of 5 by 12.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic sound in AR S12HO enclosureMy Acoustic Research S12HO began annoying 60Hz hum, then started to smoke ... I just unplugged it and used as a coffee table. Then I ran across Parts-Express and purchased the #300-803 Dayton Audio SPA250 250W Plate amp. Once it was all put together, the speaker was toast so I ordered this #295-204 12" subwoofer speaker. Fits perfectly. Freekin' awesome sound, thunderous bass in my large living room!Don't throw away your old S12HO! If you have this AR enclosure I highly recommend the pair. It sounds better than the original amp/speaker. I can post details of this project -- just email me.
Date published: 2014-06-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for car audioI bought this driver to replace the blown JL Audio 12W3 in my truck. The JL was 12 years old and the surround went to dust. I needed a new sub but didn't want to spend a lot of cash. This driver is perfect! The sealed box I have is 1.4CF and has about 2.0 pounds of polyfill in it. Once you take basket displacement into account, that gets me roughly to the recommended 1.2cf of airspace for this driver. Feeding it 250W and it's been great so far! For mobile use, there are plenty of 12" subs out there that work great with less than 1cf of airspace, but you pay through the nose for them. If you have the space for a slightly larger box, this sub is the ticket at half the cost or less than other subs. Highly recommended.
Date published: 2014-04-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sounds goodUsed with a Yung SD300 plate amp in a home made box. Fills a large room with deep bass. Best part is you can't tell where the sound is coming from. Shipped to Michigan in only 2 days. Excellent.
Date published: 2014-03-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Close enough for government work!I had an awesome trio of 12" Rockford's that I ended up having to unhook my rear alarm in order to load up the sound dampening to keep them from 'blowing' the seal. That sure helped the theives! These come close enough to satisfy for a fraction of the price. I tried an 18 Dayton classic, not enough punch. The Dayton 18 HO does much better in my home. The two of these I am now running in a Goldwood box are quite satisfactory.
Date published: 2013-10-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice fitWorked great in an old optimus sw12 ported box, fit perfectly with no mods, even the screw holes lined up.
Date published: 2013-07-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Performance OrientatedI have used two of these drivers in a closed box with a Qtc of .707 in a push pull configuration. This woofer is very well suited to excel in this alignment. This configuration provides very good transient response and will providing excellent tight controlled bass.
Date published: 2012-11-04

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Dayton Audio DCS305-4 12" Classic Subwoofer 4 Ohm

I have a Paradigm PDR12 with a blown driver. Box is about 2 cubic feet with two 3" dia. ports 9 1/2" long. Amp is 150 watts, don't know ohms. This speaker is the right size to fit. How do you think it will do?

Asked by: Rusticman
The enclosure you have is currently tuned to a pretty high 39 Hz which will cause a bit of a peak for this driver. If you seal up one of the ports it will perform much better. I would verify the original driver impedance, but if it is 4 ohm this Dayton will work very well.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-07-18

Have a vintage Cambridge Soundworks SW1 powered sub with all original parts. The 12" woofer makes a rattle at low end frequencies, actually comes from the cone itself.  Want to replace woofer and looking for best option. Box is sealed, 2 cu ft., 4ohms

Asked by: Breaze
This Dayton Classic will work very well as a replacement in that model.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-07-07

Just replaced the plate amp in a Cambridge Soundworks Basscube 12s with a SPA250, something in the woofer is very scrachy upon powered or manual movement. Would this subwoofer work in a 1.7 cu ft sealed box in conjunction with the SPA250??

Asked by: ChrisB2013
I would actually recommend the DVC310-88 woofer for that volume instead. With the bass boost on the amp applied, this will work very well in that setup.http://www.parts-express.com/dayton-audio-dvc310-88-12-dvc-series-subwoofer--295-185
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-04-10

I have an original VMPS Large Sub 12 active 15 passive. Is this the replacement driver for this sub? Thanks

Asked by: RIckC
This woofer will work well in a passive radiator type design although I cannot provide many details without being able to model it.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-03-25

i'm also looking at the peerless 835017 to put in a 3.8cu ft sealed enclosure with 300w plate amplifier.  how would their performance differ?

Asked by: relaps
Their responses are virtually identical in this volume but they both suffer from over excursion issues with as little as 100 watts. The volume is simply too large for either driver. I would recommend meeting in the middle and using a Dayton RSS390HF-4 which will work very well in that volume and handle 300 watts much easier. You can expect in room response into the low 20's.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-04-01

Vas - Box Size - Sealed and Ported volume

I want to use this to make a sealed box for punchy sound, very tight bass... and I see it has a Vas of 4.12ft cubed, so if I build a box having an internal volume of 4.12ft cubed, I should be able to achieve all frequencies 23-200hz (before taking the crossover into effect,) correct? Most likely going to use the Dayton 250w plate amp
Asked by: igo4uga0586
Vas is not the recommended box volume for the driver, it is the volume of air require to match the compliance of the driver. This woofer works well in 1.5 cubic feet sealed with an F3 of 44 Hz and F10 of 26 Hz.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-01-24

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