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Dayton Audio PA255-8 10" Pro Woofer

Brand:|Model: PA255-8|Part # 295-030
Dayton Audio PA Series Pro Woofers are a great upgrade for musical instrument or sound reinforcement cabinets, and also excel in custom-built speaker systems.
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Part # 295-030
  • Strong, low-mass carbon fiber impregnated paper cone
  • I-beam rolled edge 1.2 mm steel frame
  • Low distortion motor system w/copper cap
  • Powerful 50 oz. ceramic ferrite magnet
  • Vented pole piece/vented voice coil gap improve thermal management
  • Black motor parts and black polyimide voice coil former dissipate heat
  • Bumped back plate for unrestricted excursion

Product Details

Dayton Audio PA255-8 10" Pro Woofer

Dayton Audio PA Series Pro Woofers are a great upgrade for musical instrument or sound reinforcement cabinets, and also excel in custom-built speaker systems. High power handling, smooth response, low distortion, deep punchy bass, and rugged reliability are the features that set PA Series woofers apart from other drivers – premium performance, but value priced.

Product Specifications
  • Nominal Diameter10"
  • Power Handling (RMS)300 Watts
  • Power Handling (max)600 Watts
  • Impedance8 ohms
  • Frequency Response46 to 3,500 Hz
  • Sensitivity92.6 dB 2.83V/1m
  • Voice Coil Diameter2"
  • Magnet Weight50 oz.
Thiele-Small Parameters
  • Resonant Frequency (Fs)50.5 Hz
  • DC Resistance (Re)5.5 ohms
  • Voice Coil Inductance (Le)1.49 mH
  • Mechanical Q (Qms)8.49
  • Electromagnetic Q (Qes)0.66
  • Total Q (Qts)0.61
  • Compliance Equivalent Volume (Vas)1.455 ft.³
  • Mechanical Compliance of Suspension (Cms)0.24 mm/N
  • BL Product (BL)10.6 Tm
  • Diaphragm Mass Inc. Airload (Mms)42.3g
  • Maximum Linear Excursion (Xmax)5 mm
  • Surface Area of Cone (Sd)346.4 cm²
Materials of Construction
  • Cone MaterialPaper / Carbon Fiber
  • Surround MaterialCloth
  • Voice Coil Wire MaterialCopper
  • Voice Coil FormerKapton® / Polyimide
  • Basket / Frame MaterialSteel
  • Magnet MaterialFerrite
Mounting Information
  • Overall Outside Diameter10"
  • Baffle Cutout Diameter9.13"
  • Depth4.92"
  • Bolt Circle Diameter9.646"
  • # Mounting Holes8
Optimum Cabinet Size (determined using BassBox 6 Pro High Fidelity suggestion)
  • Sealed Volume0.89 ft.³
  • Sealed F383 Hz
  • Vented Volume2.94 ft.³
  • Vented F342 Hz
Dayton Audio PA255-8 10" Pro Woofer
  • BrandDayton Audio
  • ModelPA255-8
  • Part Number295-030
  • UPC844632084225
  • Product CategoryPro Woofers, Subwoofers & Midrange Speakers
  • Unit of MeasureEA
  • Product Rating
    (27 Reviews)
  • Weight11.8 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 PA255-8 10" Pro Woofer
Dayton Audio PA255-8 10" Pro Woofer is rated 4.8889 out of 5 by 27.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great woofer for the price.........We installed four of these in a small sealed enclosure in a car to get tight punchy bass and good mid midrange instead of a lot of loud, boomy,windshield vibrating bass.The results are great .sound quality is tight and very clean with only @400 watts.......these should work great for other applications such as bass guitar etc...
Date published: 2016-01-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome woofer for the priceI have built 2 DJ speakers 1.2 cu.ft. tuned to 50hertz via bottom slot ports that are "L" shaped. I have 1" titanium bullet tweeters and heavy duty 2 way crossovers (@2 khz). My problem wuz finding a good 10" woofer I went thru 4 pairs of woofers (mcm's, super pro's, 2 versions of audio pipes) I couldn't find a balanced woofer that had good Midbass and good bass extension to around 40hz. When I installed the p255-8's it wuz perfect harmony. Great woofer,well built and sounds awesome!!!
Date published: 2015-11-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Power hungry monsters in a small packageI use the 15" variants of these in a 2x15 hybrid horn subwoofer for my main dj rig, and am quite pleased with their performance. In the purpose of trying something new, I decided to try using these versions in a sealed cabinet for car audio. While not exactly designed for this purpose, the cabinets i have for them are almost optimum for their specifications.Just like their larger siblings, don't expect to get much volume without distortion without a decent amp (my larger 2x15s required nearly 1300w (650w each driver) just to not clip at low-moderate level). Not really a bad thing, as these drivers are quite articulate just functioning as full range drivers. I may have to get a slightly more powerful amp just to keep them happy.As other reviewers said, they are IMMENSELY punchy. They haven't gotten settled in just yet. As with the other ones, once they do, I'm sure they'll provide the kind of clean but aggressive sound I expect from my hardware.
Date published: 2015-07-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent replacement for speaker Bass CabinetsI bought four Dayton Audio PA255-8 10" Pro Woofers to replace the blown woofers in my acoustic B410 Bass Guitar Speaker Cabinet I bought from a Pawn Shop for a extremely reduced price. The sound is very tight, loud and clear. This is just what I was looking for. These will handle way more power than my current or any future Bass Amp Head will produce. I am very confident these speakers will not blow up like the others. These woofers are a very good value for a repair/upgrade like this one and would work well for other Pro Sound applications. I would definitely recommend these woofers to others. Thank you Parts Express for your continued fast and friendly service.
Date published: 2015-04-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best 10's for the $I wanted to build an all-in-one PA system for backyard and house parties. I didn't want to spend more than $100 on the drivers, so I chose a pair of these 10's. Love the push-button terminals and the gasking tape on the frame. The enclosure is tuned to about 56 hz. These drivers hit very hard from 60-70 hz. They make the unit sound much larger than it really is. When watching movies, I can feel the gunshots, punches, ect. Very satisfied!
Date published: 2015-03-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Everything I neededBought 4-up to fill out an empty bass cabinet. No problems, sounds good, nice and punchy, great price. Too early to tell about reliability, but so far, very happy with the purchase.
Date published: 2015-02-19
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Dayton Audio PA255-8 10" Pro Woofer

Are these different models then the ones sold like a year or two ago?  If I recall correctly, the fs = 42hz and the qts = .41 on the models I purchased a few years back.

Asked by: HerbNV
The models have not changed but Daytons specs were updated a few months ago.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-12-21

would tis woofer pair well wit Tymphany BC25SC06-04 1" Textile Dome Tweeter. i want to make a pair of 2 ways for my 24X36 garage. i ave never used pro drivers before, do i sacrifice durability for efficiency. 

Asked by: jalng63
You will not sacrifice durability, this is usually something you gain with a pro driver. You will sacrifice bass extension however. If you want to use that tweeter you will probably want to add a midrange in between, this woofer will struggle to play beyond 3kHz where this tweeter needs to be crossed over.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-11-03

What would be an optimal port diameter and length for a single driver in a 1 cubic foot enclosure?

Asked by: DoItYourself
I would recommend a 3" diameter, 5" long port for this volume, which will tune the enclosure to 50 Hz.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-10-22

I have a pair of Technic SB-L71 speakers. The 10" woofers are blown.  Would this speaker work in this cabinet? 

Asked by: designer_steve
We do not have a cross reference available for this type of thing. Please contact our tech support for more help with this question, or 800-338-0531 x1.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-10-16

What would the be the most optimal internal cabinet volume for a 2x10 with a tuning frequency of 60 to 70Hz, with dual ports. I want to make a line array unit with maximum SPL levels but still make it easy to cross over with subs.

Asked by: DoItYourself
I would recommend a 1.75 cubic foot enclosure for both, with two 4" diameter, 8" long ports for a tuning frequency of 60 Hz.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-09-28

What box size do I need for the lowest bass but at loudest spl for a dual pa sub box? thanks!

Asked by: Danboi12
I would recommend a 2 cubic foot enclosure with a single 4" diameter, 2" long port for a tuning frequency of 55 Hz. I would also recommend a high pass filter at 50 Hz to prevent over excursion. These should handle 300 watts without any problems in this alignment.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-05-04
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