Dayton Audio DS175-8 6-1/2" Designer Series Woofer Speaker

Brand:| Model: DS175-8
Although it's true that the Dayton Audio Designer Series DS175-8 is a nice looking and well thought-out 6-1/2" woofer, its ability to handle full rated power down to 40 Hz* without exceeding Xmax is very impressive!
  • Cosmetic frame with low profile lip, designed for front mounting—no countersinking required!
  • Coated paper cone, half roll rubber surround for durability and accurate reproduction
  • Optimized to yield a low 3 dB down point and high potential output in a reasonably sized cabinet
  • Smooth frequency response and linear roll-off simplify filter design, guaranteeing good results with off-the-shelf crossovers
  • Vented pole piece for minimized power compression and maximized reliability
  • Generous Xmax capability encourages use of moderate bass boost to tailor the response
  • Retains the same "family look" as the popular Dayton Audio DVC Series subwoofers and passive radiators
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Weight: 4.95 lbs.  
List Price$46.99
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Part # 295-428
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Dayton Audio DS175-8 6-1/2" Designer Series Woofer Speaker

The Designer Series by Dayton Audio was developed specifically with the speaker designer in mind. It is an affordable, attractive line of drivers that puts performance first. Careful engineering ensures that each speaker in the series is capable of handling full rated power at the lowest possible frequencies—without exceeding Xmax.

These speakers combine useful performance parameters with elegant style. Carefully optimized to provide superb audio reproduction when incorporated into a wide variety of enclosures and alignments, the Designer Series transducers put a beautiful face on audiophile excellence.

Product Specifications
  • Nominal Diameter6-1/2"
  • Power Handling (RMS)70 Watts
  • Power Handling (max)140 Watts
  • Impedance8 ohms
  • Frequency Response40 to 4,500 Hz
  • Sensitivity88.6 dB 2.83V/1m
  • Voice Coil Diameter1.4"
  • Magnet Weight33 oz.
Thiele-Small Parameters
  • Resonant Frequency (Fs)40.9 Hz
  • DC Resistance (Re)5.6 ohms
  • Voice Coil Inductance (Le)1.12 mH
  • Mechanical Q (Qms)1.82
  • Electromagnetic Q (Qes)0.37
  • Total Q (Qts)0.3
  • Compliance Equivalent Volume (Vas)0.61 ft.³
  • Mechanical Compliance of Suspension (Cms)0.74 mm/N
  • BL Product (BL)9 Tm
  • Diaphragm Mass Inc. Airload (Mms)20.5g
  • Maximum Linear Excursion (Xmax)5.25 mm
  • Surface Area of Cone (Sd)128.7 cm²
Materials of Construction
  • Cone MaterialCoated Paper
  • Surround MaterialRubber
  • Voice Coil Wire MaterialCopper
  • Voice Coil FormerAluminum
  • Basket / Frame MaterialSteel
  • Magnet MaterialFerrite
Mounting Information
  • Overall Outside Diameter6.91"
  • Baffle Cutout Diameter5.67"
  • Depth3.17"
  • Bolt Circle Diameter6.54"
  • # Mounting Holes5
Optimum Cabinet Size (determined using BassBox 6 Pro High Fidelity suggestion)
  • Sealed Volume0.1 ft.³
  • Sealed F3106 Hz
  • Vented Volume0.2 ft.³
  • Vented F367 Hz
Dayton Audio DS175-8 6-1/2" Designer Series Woofer Speaker
  • BrandDayton Audio
  • ModelDS175-8
  • Part Number295-428
  • UPC844632095405
  • Product CategoryWoofers
  • Unit of MeasureEA
  • Product Rating
    (3 Reviews)
  • Weight4.95 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 DS175-8 6-1/2" Designer Series Woofer Speaker
Dayton Audio DS175-8 6-1/2" Designer Series Woofer Speaker is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 3.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Changed an infinity woofer to matchThis is the second woofer that I bought in order to change the infinity woofer to match a blown speaker that I fixed with this same designer woofer from Dayton Audio. I mentioned in the previous review that the response matched a pioneer center channel speaker at 40hz. Now the whole front hits at the same level, quite impressive for a 6 1/2" woofer! This set is connected to a Sony STR-DH740 AV receiver in a small media room with a JBL powered subwoofer and Sony center channel surrounds in the rear for a 5.1 set. Just know in advance that this is a 5 hole mount and in my case required tapering the whole to fit the frame, but it is well worth the work!
Date published: 2014-07-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from OK, it is just WOW!I bought this woofer to replace a blown infinity bookshelf woofer that I had sitting packed up in the garage. I did not measure the hole and guessed the size to be 6 1/2", but it was actually 6", so as you can imagine, I had some air tool work to do. 30 minutes later, I had finished the work with my engine head porting tool and was ready for install. The cover bracket which held the tweeter had to be cleared for a screw head since this is a five hole mount.This speaker was joining it's original twin in a small media room as front high mains in 5.1 setup. The center was a Pioneer dual 6 1/2" woofer center channel speaker which kicks down to 40 Hz. To my surprise, this setup matched the center bass output of the dual woofer center! Now, I have to upgrade the original infinity to match this new little behemoth! Great job on this speaker, Dayton!
Date published: 2014-07-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great WoofersUnfortunately, the metal flange surrounding the speaker was bent, presumably during shipping. I was able to straighten it with pliers, but it was still a bit unsettling to see bent metal upon unpacking. It would be nice if they used better/more packing material.That said, the speakers work great, they arrived in a timely fashion, and I couldn't be happier with them. I used these to replace the woofers on an old Klipsch 4.1 PC speaker system. I now have more bass than I know what to do with. Hopefully I'll get another 12 years out of this speaker system.
Date published: 2013-05-11

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Dayton Audio DS175-8 6-1/2" Designer Series Woofer Speaker

I just replaced my Dayton classic 6-1/2 speakers with the designer series because the box was to small for them and these were supposed to be a better fit the box is about .6 cuft portedbut they have no where near the bass the classics what should I do

Asked by: mikeyb1979
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: 2014-11-10

What port size would you recommend for a .25 cubic ft enclosure? Thx.

Asked by: Andyld
I would recommend a port that is 2" in diameter and 8" long for this volume.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-10-24

I have a pair of DC28F-8 1-1/8" tweeters and I'm looking for a good woofer match for a set of powered computer speakers. Is there enough frequency overlap in these two drivers? If so, would 2,500Hz be a good xOver freq.?

Asked by: RobSwindol
Yes these two will work well together, anything between 2k and 2.5kHz will work well.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-11-11

what is a good x-over point for this woofer? would a 2nd order work?

Asked by: jasm
The recommended crossover for this woofer depends on too many variables to provide one number. Please email our tech support with details about the tweeter you plan on using for more help with this matter.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-07-17

What will be the result if you use port # 260-476 in the volume of 14-15 liters?

Asked by: 200861ksv
With that volume and port, the tuning frequency will be 45 Hz which looks very good.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-05-14

How to effectively implement a volume of 18 liters for this driver?

Asked by: 200861ksv
In that volume I would recommend a 2" diameter, 3" long port for a tuning frequency of 48 Hz.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-05-13


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