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Dayton Audio DCS380-4 15" Classic Subwoofer 4 Ohm

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Excellent general-purpose subwoofer that works well in sealed or vented enclosures.
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Highlights
  • Heavy-duty treated paper cone for high stiffness-to-weight ratio
  • 2" aluminum former, 4-layer voice coil, and large vented pole piece for high power handling
  • Large diameter flat spider and healthy Xmax for clean bass

Product Details

Dayton Audio DCS380-4 15" Classic Subwoofer 4 Ohm

The Dayton Audio Classic 15" Subwoofer is an excellent general-purpose subwoofer that works well as a replacement in powered subwoofer systems, or for new system design and construction. For the utmost versatility, the parameters are suitable for sealed or vented enclosures. The heavy-duty cone, wide-roll rubber surround, and long linear excursion ensure excellent low-bass performance.



Product Specifications
  • Nominal Diameter15"
  • Power Handling (RMS)250 Watts
  • Power Handling (max)500 Watts
  • Impedance4 ohms
  • Frequency Response20 to 500 Hz
  • Sensitivity93.6 dB 2.83V/1m
  • Voice Coil Diameter2"
Thiele-Small Parameters
  • Resonant Frequency (Fs)21.5 Hz
  • DC Resistance (Re)2.9 ohms
  • Voice Coil Inductance (Le)2.31 mH
  • Mechanical Q (Qms)3.79
  • Electromagnetic Q (Qes)0.49
  • Total Q (Qts)0.44
  • Compliance Equivalent Volume (Vas)9.43 ft.³
  • Mechanical Compliance of Suspension (Cms)0.29 mm/N
  • BL Product (BL)12.4 Tm
  • Diaphragm Mass Inc. Airload (Mms)190g
  • Maximum Linear Excursion (Xmax)8.4 mm
  • Surface Area of Cone (Sd)819.4 cm²
Materials of Construction
  • Cone MaterialPaper
  • Surround MaterialRubber
  • Voice Coil Wire MaterialCopper
  • Voice Coil FormerKapton® / Polyimide
  • Basket / Frame MaterialSteel
  • Magnet MaterialFerrite
Mounting Information
  • Overall Outside Diameter15.16"
  • Baffle Cutout Diameter13.74"
  • Depth7.32"
  • Bolt Circle Diameter14.37"
  • # Mounting Holes8
Optimum Cabinet Size (determined using BassBox 6 Pro High Fidelity suggestion)
  • Sealed Volume3.84 ft.³
  • Sealed F340 Hz
  • Vented Volume12.77 ft.³
  • Vented F321 Hz
Dayton Audio DCS380-4 15" Classic Subwoofer 4 Ohm
  • BrandDayton Audio
  • ModelDCS380-4
  • Part Number295-470
  • UPC844632009877
  • Product CategoryWoofers
  • Unit of MeasureEA
  • Product Rating
    (30 Reviews)
  • Weight13.7401 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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Reviews

Dayton Audio DCS380-4 15" Classic Subwoofer 4 Ohm
Dayton Audio DCS380-4 15" Classic Subwoofer 4 Ohm is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 30.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome for the price!I bought this subwoofer a few days ago. It showed up in one piece and mounted in my subwoofer box without any issues. The subwoofer came with nice black screws. I paired this sub with a Bash 300S. This sub shakes the house at half power in a cheap 15" ported car subwoofer box in my basement :) When the crossover is tweaked for your setup, it sounds great with a wide variety of music.
Date published: 2015-06-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from NICE WOOFER FOR THE $$$I PURCHASED THIS WOOFER BECAUSE THE DAYTON SAP250 AMP COULDN'T POWER MY VELODYNE 8 OHM WOOFER TO ADEQUATE LEVELS. WITH THIS 4 OHM WOOFER I CAN GET A LOUD AS I NEED. ITS PRETTY CLOSE TO MY VELODYNE BUT DOESN'T REPRODUCE THE LOWS HZ AS WELL. IT ALSO RESONATES OR VIBRATES WITH CERTAIN MUSIC OR MOVIES THAT VELODYNE DIDN'T DO. OVERALL THOUGH I AM PLEASED AND IT FIX IN THE BOX PERFECT, HOLES AND ALL LINED RITE UP, THE DIMENSIONS WERE THE MAIN REASON I PURCHASED THIS WOOFER, IF ONE OF THE MORE EXPENSIVE DAYTON WOOFERS HAD THE RITE DIMENSIONS I WOULD HAVE SPENT A FEW BUCKS MORE.
Date published: 2015-03-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good 15" subI have owned and used about 100 different subwoofers in both home&automotive. I am using this in a ported enclosure in the center of my back wall on the floor. It does very good on an approx 500 watt 4ohm sunfire amplifier plate I had sitting around. In front left&right corners I use 2 ported jbl 2241's and they are very overwhelming by themselves on one side of my 400sq ft room. This sub does well balancing the extended low frequency output in the room. This is all in a moderate to large klipsch heritage style 7.1 surround sound system.Next step is to use horn loaded subs for extended low frequency. I am confident that this"classic Dayton 15"will fit more applications as well in the future. This sub seems to be the best low cost option for my current uses and possibly future. I may use this sub in a small pa or large in certain locations as well on occasion if needed. I will be buying at least 1 more of these. Possibly quite a few moreThe only quality issue I see and understood when I purchased are the spade wire leads. They are fragile. Also I might ad the hole diameter is a very small amount smaller than other eminence and jbl drivers. It will not be an issue ever as far as I can tell but for replacement subs just double check hole diameters.
Date published: 2015-02-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Perfict for a DJ !I build speaker cabinets & a customer asked me to build a 2 way cabinet using this woofer in ea. of the 2 units, I was totally surprised by the depth & roll off bass they produced at 200 watts !I strongly recommend these speakers !!
Date published: 2014-01-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from OEM Replacement4 out 5 stars for longevity. Purchased this 15-inch sub-woofer driver as a replacement for my DSUBK-15 15" Powered Subwoofer Kit (Part Number: 300-770) with help from customer service dept. The original driver gave me 5 years of faithful service in my basement home theater. Checked for DOA quality with a sine sweep - passed.. Replacement was a breeze. Gave it a break-in warm-up period by watching the pod race scenes of SW episode I on Blu-Ray. Sounds great. Thanks for the help, Chris.
Date published: 2012-10-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well designed good sounding subwooferThis was bought to populate a Dayton Audio SWC15 sub cabinet.When properly dampened in this cabinet this speaker does a remarkably good job of producing nice tight bass.
Date published: 2012-03-27
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Dayton Audio DCS380-4 15" Classic Subwoofer 4 Ohm

How this driver perform if I put it on a sealed enclosure like this: Denovo Audio Knock-Down MDF 3.0 cu. ft. Subwoofer Cabinet? can putting more damping material make out for the the not optimal sealed volume?

Asked by: BrunoMontreal
This would work fine in that volume, there would be no real need to make up for the difference. 1.5-2 lbs of fill would be recommended.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-11-27

Will this work well in a single-reflex bandpass enclosure? 

Asked by: AudioGMan
Yes as long as you don't mind the size. The recommended volume for the sealed chamber is 5 cubic feet, the volume for the ported chamber is 3.9 cubic feet. Two 4" diameter, 9.5" long ports will provide a passband from 21-63 Hz.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-11-02

Do y'all have these in 10"

Asked by: Adub
Yes:http://www.parts-express.com/dayton-audio-dcs255-4-10-classic-subwoofer-4-ohm--295-202
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-10-01

Hi, does this subwoofer comes with the screws? If not, which black screws should I order? Does it include the wire? If not, what are the wires required to hook this up to a Dayton SPA250? Thanks!

Asked by: IgnakiLX
No, they do not come with screws, you can use a #6 screw for mounting. It does not come with speaker wire but the SPA250 will have a Positive and Negative lead on the back of the amplifier that you will use to connect the speaker.
Answered by: MattW
Date published: 2015-07-24

I have a pair of old Cerwin Vega u351's. The woofer currently in themis the 152wr. Would this be a suitable replacement? Thanks

Asked by: Softhead
We do not have a cross reference available for this type of thing. 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: 2015-07-17

Would this be a good choice for a sonotube build? A 24" x 48" tube would effectively yield about 11.5 cu.ft. A 6" port 2ft in length should tune it to roughly 16hz. Does this sound about right?

Asked by: Trevor Phillips
I am getting about 12 cubic feet and a tune of 15 Hz, but this should work fine with this driver.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-01-05
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