Dayton Audio PA130-8 5" Full Range PA Driver

Brand:| Model: PA130-8
A great low-cost driver designed for use in small stage monitors, either as a replacement driver or for new construction. The broad frequency coverage and flat midrange ensure that vocals and instruments will sound just like they should.
  • Great low-cost driver designed for use in small stage monitors
  • Broad frequency coverage and flat midrange ensure that vocals and instruments sound perfect
  • Rugged construction
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Weight: 3 lbs.  
List Price$23.99
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Part # 295-010
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Dayton Audio PA130-8 5" Full Range PA Driver

A great low-cost driver designed for use in small stage monitors, either as a replacement driver or for new construction. The broad frequency coverage and flat midrange ensure that vocals and instruments will sound just like they should. Rugged construction includes a steel frame, paper cone, treated cloth surround, vented pole piece and a large 20 oz. magnet.

Product Specifications
  • Nominal Diameter5"
  • Power Handling (RMS)50 Watts
  • Power Handling (max)100 Watts
  • Impedance8 ohms
  • Frequency Response90 to 15,000 Hz
  • Sensitivity90 dB 1W/1m
  • Voice Coil Diameter1"
  • Magnet Weight20 oz.
Thiele-Small Parameters
  • Resonant Frequency (Fs)92.2 Hz
  • DC Resistance (Re)7.1 ohms
  • Voice Coil Inductance (Le)0.78 mH
  • Mechanical Q (Qms)4.99
  • Electromagnetic Q (Qes)0.54
  • Total Q (Qts)0.49
  • Compliance Equivalent Volume (Vas)0.16 ft.³
  • Mechanical Compliance of Suspension (Cms)0.59 mm/N
  • BL Product (BL)6.11 Tm
  • Diaphragm Mass Inc. Airload (Mms)5.07g
  • Maximum Linear Excursion (Xmax)2 mm
  • Surface Area of Cone (Sd)73.9 cm²
Materials of Construction
  • Cone MaterialPaper
  • Surround MaterialCloth
  • Voice Coil Wire MaterialCopper
  • Voice Coil FormerAluminum
  • Basket / Frame MaterialSteel
  • Magnet MaterialFerrite
Mounting Information
  • Overall Outside Diameter5.2"
  • Baffle Cutout Diameter4.41"
  • Depth2.66"
  • # Mounting Holes4
Optimum Cabinet Size (determined using BassBox 6 Pro High Fidelity suggestion)
  • Sealed Volume0.07 ft.³
  • Sealed F3161 Hz
  • Vented Volume0.24 ft.³
  • Vented F380 Hz
Dayton Audio PA130-8 5" Full Range PA Driver
  • BrandDayton Audio
  • ModelPA130-8
  • Part Number295-010
  • UPC844632000195
  • Product CategoryWoofers, Subwoofers & Midrange Speakers
  • Unit of MeasureEA
  • Product Rating
    (31 Reviews)
  • Weight3 lbs.
  • Case Qty12
  • 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 PA130-8 5" Full Range PA Driver
Dayton Audio PA130-8 5" Full Range PA Driver is rated 4.5484 out of 5 by 31.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from first time replacementlove the Dayton speaker this is my first replacement
Date published: 2014-05-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from HIGH EFFICIENCY AND HIGH SPLBuilt two v- shaped cabinets ( 4 drivers each side) 8 total, just big enough to hold the drivers. wired 2 drivers in series for 16 ohms, paired them with another 2 also wired in series. Wired these 4 drivers(at 16 ohms) in parallel gives me 8 ohms (for 4 drivers) put these 4 in parallel with the other 4 drivers (wired the same way) you have 4 ohms per cabinet. And about 100 db We just tried these cabs in an outdoor venue on stands about 6 feet high, project good sound for over 100 yards!!! 150 to 200 watts is plenty of power. (600 watt mixer volume control on # 3.......Very impressive. Be careful everyone wants a set... Can carry both cabs at one time with handles installed. $350. plus some plywood. $1000. to buy commercially. Go dayton
Date published: 2014-03-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dayton Audio PA130-8 5" Full Range PA DriverGreat little speaker. I use 4 of these in a small column speaker for a PA application where I must have music and voice and both be heard clearly.Great product and great price.
Date published: 2013-10-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great replacement speakerGreat sound, great price... Only minor problem is that I did not check the mounting information provided by Parts Express, which states it is a 5.2" speaker, so I had to customize the case since I needed a 5"... So note to all please check in the future, to prevent user error... Otherwise I am very pleased with the product
Date published: 2013-09-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from great valuethis speaker is better quality than the original cabinet speaker.
Date published: 2013-05-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dayton Audio PA130-8 5" They Deliver, As Promised!Dayton Audio PA130-8, 5" speakers.This is my second purchase of these little monsters. I was in need of replacement drivers for my early 90's, Trace Elliot, electric bass cabinet (see pre-project shot, Upper cabinet photo pic 1). Initially, I returned them because their 4.5" cut out diameter requirement exceeded the Trace Elliot's 4" factory cut out. Initially, I was not willing to alter the cabinet. However, finding a suitable replacement that would fit the Trace size, ohm-age and wattage needs, without me going broke, became a huge task. After returning the Dayton speakers, I ordered another set of speakers from another vendor, with half the customer service of Parts Express. Once I removed the speakers from the box, I knew they would fail sooner than later. Compared to the Dayton PA130-8 speakers, they looked and felt anemic. They were a bit snug but could be manipulated to fit the 4" cut out. I deemed them not worth the risk, returned them and reordered the Dayton Audio speakers. I figured if any alterations to the cabinet were on the horizon, I would go with what seemed the most physically durable and with a product that had received a considerable amount of positive reviews.The Trace Elliot 2103X cabinet is set up for each speaker component to have its own compartment. I removed the 10" speakers, so that I could remove the carbon plastic capsule, that housed the Trace/Celestion 5" diameter speaker frame. The Trace speaker is a 4.5" bullet driver, rated at 50 watts @ 8ohms. After removing the original speakers and capsules, I used my power drill to route out the extra 1/2" to fit the Dayton's (See Cut out photo pic 2). The routing is a little crude, due to my lack of tooling, but it works. Once I completed the route, I used the speaker as a template to mark new drill holes using a #2 pencil. I checked the fittings, soldered in the Dayton speakers and mounted them using 3/4" stainless steel screws (See Completed photo pic 3).Sound: I spoke Parts Express' Russ Reed, before my original purchase. Mr. Reed said the PA130-8's would be an upgrade from the original speakers. His words did not disappoint. In a word - Awesome! The original Trace/Celestion "Hi-frequency" speakers featured more upper end clarity and if not EQed correctly, they could sound very shrill. The Dayton speakers have more of a "Voice". The upper frequencies are now more balanced and less shrill. The midrange frequencies project really nicely and those once lost, finger-style notes can now be heard. The speakers do not seem bothered by my modern day electric bass playing styles. They have successfully handled, finger-style play, thumps, slaps, pops and fairly aggressive pick playing. I should note: Due to these playing styles, I always have a Fishman Bass EQ DI with an optical compressor chained in the system.Parts Express Customer Service and Technical Support Staff is top notch. I appreciate being able to "Actually" speak to a person. Their purchase to shipping process is better than any I have dealt with. I received a Tracking/Update email, that allowed me to track my purchase via the FedEx website. I have no doubt, if something went wrong, that Parts Express would make sure I was happy or at least appeased.The drivers in my matching Trace Elliot combo are still good. However, I plan to order another set of the Dayton PA130's to save as backups. Just in case that time comes. Or who knows - Maybe I just want to upgrade them.
Date published: 2012-02-02

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Dayton Audio PA130-8 5" Full Range PA Driver

I want to build an aura-clone, ive seen a diy article minus dimensions with this speaker, can you help with proper size for optimum response. cordially don ward

Asked by: d ward
I am not familiar with that particular design, but the recommend vented box for this woofer is .26 cubic feet. With a 1-1/2" diameter, 2-1/4" long port the tuning frequency will be about 73 Hz and provide a flat response.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-09-09

what size speaker box for 4 of these?

I would like to build apair of sealed boxes with 4 of these speakers in each wired in series parallel to remain 8 ohms.i will be sending the lows(100 hz and lower)to subs so I don't need fantastic bass response and would like to make the boxes as small as possible to hang from my ceiling.
Asked by: bigboomer
Four of these require only 0.27 cubic feet for the flattest response.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2013-10-15

What size cabinet for 2 of them for small PA or Monitors?

I was thinking about running 2 of these with a tweeter for some small PA tops. What size cabinet world work best? Ported, sealed?Thanks!
Asked by: Brown
If two woofers and a tweeter - have the tweeter on top and vertical or you will have crossover and phase issues. D'Apolito designs are challenging... You need to google search a box calculator. Plug in the T/S specs and you will see the difference in response curves for both ported and sealed. Some speakers lend themselves better to one or the other. You will see by the specs. If sealed, and you want accurate sound, go for a total Qts of .707
Answered by: MarkAJH
Date published: 2012-07-15

Small Pa ?

Looking to build some small cabs for a one man acustic gig. How well will these sound if I had 2 per cab (16ohms) had two cabs together for 8ohm
Asked by: Warren E.
According to the specifications this will work well for an acoustic guitar or keyboards, and according to the reviews the performance appears better than expected. The efficient of 90db is better than some larger 8", one thing to remember every 10db of spl is perceived by the human ear as being twice as loud. That being said, a few db (2-3) increase is a noticeable difference with the same amount of power. They are small and will not need much size in a cabinet and for the price, a good lunch cost more.
Answered by: Local Critic
Date published: 2012-05-17

What is the total weight of this driver . . . I just see the magnet weight listed

Asked by: D Boyd
The total weight of this driver packaged is 3 lbs, unpackaged is roughly 2.8 lbs.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2011-05-25

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