Dayton Audio PA165-8 6" PA Driver Speaker

Brand:|Model: PA165-8
This unit was designed with the goal of the producing the highest possible output from a driver its size. Great for use in small stage monitors, as a midrange in multi-way systems, or even as a hi-fi midbass.
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Dayton Audio PA165-8 6" PA Driver Speaker

This unit was designed with the goal of the producing the highest possible output from a driver its size. Great for use in small stage monitors, as a midrange in multi-way systems, or even as a hi-fi midbass. Construction includes a steel frame, paper cone, treated cloth surround, vented pole piece and high-power-handling 1-1/2" aluminum voice coil.

Product Specifications
  • Nominal Diameter6"
  • Power Handling (RMS)75 Watts
  • Power Handling (max)150 Watts
  • Impedance8 ohms
  • Frequency Response80 to 5,000 Hz
  • Sensitivity92.9 dB 2.83V/1m
  • Voice Coil Diameter1.38"
Thiele-Small Parameters
  • Resonant Frequency (Fs)80.8 Hz
  • DC Resistance (Re)5.15 ohms
  • Voice Coil Inductance (Le)0.54 mH
  • Mechanical Q (Qms)2.19
  • Electromagnetic Q (Qes)0.60
  • Total Q (Qts)0.47
  • Compliance Equivalent Volume (Vas)0.32 ft.³
  • Mechanical Compliance of Suspension (Cms)0.42 mm/N
  • BL Product (BL)6.33 Tm
  • Diaphragm Mass Inc. Airload (Mms)9.2g
  • Surface Area of Cone (Sd)120.8 cm²
Materials of Construction
  • Cone MaterialPaper
  • Surround MaterialCloth
  • Voice Coil Wire MaterialCopper
  • Voice Coil FormerAluminum
  • Basket / Frame MaterialSteel
  • Magnet MaterialFerrite
Mounting Information
  • Overall Outside Diameter6.5"
  • Baffle Cutout Diameter5.69"
  • Depth2.96"
  • # Mounting Holes4
Optimum Cabinet Size (determined using BassBox 6 Pro High Fidelity suggestion)
  • Sealed Volume0.17 ft.³
  • Sealed F3139 Hz
  • Vented Volume0.5 ft.³
  • Vented F368 Hz
Dayton Audio PA165-8 6" PA Driver Speaker
  • BrandDayton Audio
  • ModelPA165-8
  • Part Number295-015
  • UPC844632000201
  • Product CategoryPro Woofers, Subwoofers & Midrange Speakers
  • Unit of MeasureEA
  • Product Rating
    (22 Reviews)
  • Weight4.2 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 PA165-8 6" PA Driver Speaker
Dayton Audio PA165-8 6" PA Driver Speaker is rated 4.3636 out of 5 by 22.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Guitar amp speakerThis speaker is the perfect replacement for a Fender Squier practice amp. Holes aligned perfectly & sounds factory spec. Thanks to your technical support in recommending this to me.Guitar
Date published: 2013-10-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Dayton Audio MidsI bought these purely off the reviews and I am glad that I did. I ordered 5 mids, 4 to use, 1 for a on hand replacement. They have a warm sound without too much peaking in the higher frequencies like many mids do. They get quite loud on relatively low power which is great. But I rated features low because you cant tell where the 20 dollar price tag comes from. The surround, cone, and dust cap are all paper or some paper combo that looks and feels cheap. Don't get me wrong, they are amazing for the price. The are crisp and clear at ALL listening levels, low or extremely loud. I have been blasting the 4 mids all together for a while now and show no signs of slowing down. Purchase this if you are even remotely thinking about it. It wont disappoint, especially for the price.
Date published: 2011-12-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from great for midrange!i have 2 of these, they are power thirsty and very would have been better if they were not paper made because it makes them age faster and change colour.great sensitivity!guitars sound great with these.
Date published: 2011-08-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Met my need.I chose the PA165-8 because of its phyical size and power rating. I used this to replace the driver in a very old weather proof speaker assembly. I am totaly pleased with the outcome of this project. Good price and fast shipping.
Date published: 2010-03-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid value good performanceI installed these in a Baldwin Baby Grand Piano (2 70 watt amps). Sounds great!
Date published: 2010-02-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Guitar Speaker Ever!!!!!!what do guitarists of the electric rip snok variaty want?...a bull nosed vertion of a square wave...forget the celestion green backs...these litte bastards'll OooooozzzzeitZero X-max = gobs of progressively bass heavy,sweet,natual compression..go sealed box 1/3rd Cu.ft per pair,accoustistuffed, line array stack...scoop the eq. and prepare to be sonicly molested.
Date published: 2009-03-29
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Dayton Audio PA165-8 6" PA Driver Speaker

Hoping to build a smaller line array with 2 of these. I'd like to use a slot/shelf type port at the bottom to get some decent base, when I run w/out subs. What size box, and port, should I use?

Asked by: subNewb
I would recommend a volume of 1.1 cubic feet total, with a 3" diameter port that is 1" long for a tuning frequency of 70 Hz.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-09-25

1.Can I use two of these wired in parallel in my each of my car doors? This way the amp sees the 4 ohm's that it needs instead of the 8 ohms using an individual driver. 2. Also would the door work as a suitable enclosure?

Asked by: cipherheus
Yes this is absolutely possible. These will not play much below about 80-100 Hz due to excursion so the car door should be perfectly adequate.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-03-31

Would like to mount (8) Dayton PA165-8 6" vertically with mounting flanges touching to make a tall array cabinet for heavy electric guitar. Lowest note would be C+ 69hZ. Should I go sealed or ported and what cu. in., port size/length. Thanks a bunch!

Asked by: OldSchoolRiffer
I would recommend ported, at 2.1 cubic feet total for all 8 and two 3" diameter ports that are 3/4" long for a tuning frequency of 68 Hz.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-02-18

What is the xmax?

Asked by: fbottone
The Xmax on this driver is called an "even-hung" type, whereas using the standard overhang formula, the result is zero (as our spec sheet states). Midrange drivers like this do not require loads of Xmax and this driver will move 1-2mm each direction before BL loss is a factor.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-02-12

is the listed price of $22 for a single speaker or a pair?

Asked by: jkok7
All speakers are sold individually unless otherwise noted
Answered by: fluffy
Date published: 2013-09-26

how many cubic ft of space for a seal box and this speaker

Dayton Audio PA165-8 6" PA Driver Speaker
Asked by: madmardagain
According to our modeling program .25 cubic feet is ideal but is only good down to about 130 Hz.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2012-10-01
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