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Dayton Audio DS215-8 8" Designer Series Woofer Speaker

Brand:| Model: DS215-8
Overview
Dayton Audio's Designer Series DS215-8 8" woofer combines smooth response, excellent bass performance, and a stylish visual presentation.
Highlights
  • 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
Part # 
295-430
Weight: 7.05 lbs.  
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Product Details

Dayton Audio DS215-8 8" 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 Diameter8"
  • Power Handling (RMS)80 Watts
  • Power Handling (max)160 Watts
  • Impedance8 ohms
  • Frequency Response35 to 4,000 Hz
  • Sensitivity90.1 dB 2.83V/1m
  • Voice Coil Diameter1.52"
  • Magnet Weight49 oz.
Thiele-Small Parameters
  • Resonant Frequency (Fs)36.7 Hz
  • DC Resistance (Re)5.8 ohms
  • Voice Coil Inductance (Le)1.26 mH
  • Mechanical Q (Qms)1.84
  • Electromagnetic Q (Qes)0.41
  • Total Q (Qts)0.34
  • Compliance Equivalent Volume (Vas)1.38 ft.³
  • Mechanical Compliance of Suspension (Cms)0.62 mm/N
  • BL Product (BL)10 Tm
  • Diaphragm Mass Inc. Airload (Mms)30.4g
  • Maximum Linear Excursion (Xmax)5.5 mm
  • Surface Area of Cone (Sd)211.2 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 Diameter8.5"
  • Baffle Cutout Diameter7.09"
  • Depth3.76"
  • Bolt Circle Diameter8.11"
  • # Mounting Holes5
Optimum Cabinet Size (determined using BassBox 6 Pro High Fidelity suggestion)
  • Sealed Volume0.28 ft.³
  • Sealed F387 Hz
  • Vented Volume0.6 ft.³
  • Vented F352 Hz
Dayton Audio DS215-8 8" Designer Series Woofer Speaker
  • BrandDayton Audio
  • ModelDS215-8
  • Part Number295-430
  • UPC844632095412
  • Product CategoryWoofers
  • Unit of MeasureEA
  • Product Rating
    (8 Reviews)
  • Weight7.05 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 DS215-8 8" Designer Series Woofer Speaker
Dayton Audio DS215-8 8" Designer Series Woofer Speaker is rated 4.75 out of 5 by 8.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from solid bassThese drivers replaced the originals in a 13 year old surround set of Infinity speakers. The sound is rock solid, excellent. Unlike the original drivers that I was always afraid of blowing I've been playing them loud, 60+ on an Onkyo 508, and they sound great. My neighbor who builds speaker systems as a hobby recommended the Dayton drivers. We are very happy with them.
Date published: 2014-05-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Klispch CF-2 speakers 4 perfect replacements!!!!!I had an old pair of klispch CF-2 Version 1 that 3 of the 4 woofers hadfell apart and upgraded with these Dayton Audio - Dayton Audio DS215-8 8" Designer Series Woofer Speaker and is an amazing combination. Theseseamlessly blend with the Klispch CF-2 horn and the soundstage is stunning.The Daytons are faster and more transparent than the factor woofers that looked like cheap plastic junk.I would also like to give a big shoutout to the PartsExpress team that took myphone call Job well done!!! Service is A-plus and thanks for taking the time tomake sure the speakers would not only work but also fit.
Date published: 2014-02-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good WooferThis is a very good /value woofers... You can use it in small enclosures with good bass and good efficiency . But i don't like the glossy paper cone , and the basket is very thin. I use twin of them in a 3 way center loudspeaker and I will paint the cone with a mat warnish !!Thank you Parts Express for the delivery and for the replacement of the damage speakers ! Very good job
Date published: 2013-08-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Far exceded expectationsAll I can say is that these woofers have rocked my low budget world! I wanted some speakers to fill some old Cambridge Soundworks boxes I had lying around and I tell you I could not have made a better decision. I have my computer connected to a Fiio E9 acting as a pre-out which is then connected to a Lepai 2020A+ and these woofers pound! I was honestly thinking of upgrading to an actual amp so I could connect a subwoofer and now that I have these things I honestly don't need a subwoofer. When these are properly placed in a room at a decent volume the bass will blow you away. The mids are crystal clear as well. Would recommend 100 times over!
Date published: 2013-07-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Don't be fooled by pricey driversThis driver was paired with a tang band 28-847SD almost perfect match, made two boxes with simple box calculator software (free online) and bam great sounding speakers. I have been a mackiefan for years (monitors). who would have thought I can do bettermyself for less than half the cost of one speakerNote to creative types get a crown XLS - 1000 and bi-amp mono
Date published: 2013-06-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sweet SpeakersI bought a pair of Realistic Optimus T-110 speakers at a pawn shop because of their great looking cabs and completely gutted them of the previous drivers, crossovers, and l-pads. I looked around for woofers and these caught my eye. They look awesome, sound awesome, and have appearance matching passive radiators as well. Paired with the Vifa silk tweeter and a custom crossover, built with help from the members of the forum, these speakers sing. Highly recommended toward anyone looking for a well built, great sounding woofer.-Julian
Date published: 2013-05-14

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Dayton Audio DS215-8 8" Designer Series Woofer Speaker

Is the Vd (cm^3) measurement in the specifications pdf correct? Seems to be large by a factor of 10.

Asked by: cartoman
Yes it is incorrect, I will have this updated.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-10-28

Got this sub installed in a pair of Mission 737r cabinets with original crossover and tweeter and the sub is lacking lower end bass. I did use 2 smaller gauge wires (12g+12g) and connected them together to get bigger gauge, could that cause it?

Asked by: luckyluke
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: 2014-07-21

I have an aiwa subwoofer model # TS-W50 U, 60 hz 90 120hz, max 150 watt 8" 8omz. i need to replace this, is this compatible with your DS 215-8 8" ?

Asked by: patyek
As long as this will physically fit in the same opening, or you can modify it for this application this woofer will work well in that enclosure and with that amplifier.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-05-12

I have Bose 601 series II. Will this fit?

Asked by: MikeyV
This will work in terms of box volume although you will have to double check the physical dimensions of the original and compare to the dimensions for this woofer on the site. This has a frame that measures 8-1/2" but it will fit a fairly common 7-1/16" diameter opening.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-02-25

I'd like to upgrade the 8'' woofers in my Fluance SV-10's. The bass is weak (seen many reviews by pros stating same). Would the Dayton Audio DS215-8 be appropriate (8 1/2 inch opening and 2 1/2 by 4 inch vent in cabinet)?

Asked by: Kev2
Unfortunately without knowing the internal dimensions of the woofer cabinet we cannot model this driver. Please email or call our tech support with internal dimensions so we can try to help further.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-02-10

Hello. I want to use the two 8 inch woofers with a 1 inch dayton audio titanium tweeter going into a horn for a center channel. Which crossover should I use? And what size port's for a ported enclosure?

Asked by: jtw88
I would recommend a crossover at 2kHz assuming the tweeter can handle a crossover point that low. With the recommended vented cabinet colume, a 3" diameter port that is 6.5" long will yield an F3 of 52 Hz.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-02-03

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