Dayton Audio PA255-8 10" Pro Woofer

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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.
  • 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
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Weight: 11.8 lbs.  
List Price$56.99
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Part # 295-030
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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
    (24 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 4.875 out of 5 by 24.
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
Rated 4 out of 5 by from ImpressivePurchased 2 for a custom build. Powering with 350 watts of Crown power each. coupled with a pair selenium horns and drivers, Im very impressed. Running at about 100Hz and up they have exceptional mid bass performance and very clean and accurate midrange. When run full range they do quite well into the 40 Hz region. Have hammered them pretty hard, they take it with no complaints and keep on rockin!
Date published: 2015-01-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from SolidI bought this as a replacement in a Yamaha floor wedge. I'll be purchasing replacements for the four others now as the new 10" is beefier than the originals by a long shot.
Date published: 2014-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent for bass guitarI've been playing bass for about 15 years. I've used many high end bass cabs from Ampeg, Eden, SWR, Mark Bass, Genz Benz, GK, Avatar etc. I decided to build my own pair of 2x10 cabs around these woofers. I wasn't expecting too much for a $45 woofer.. but I was very surprised. This cab keeps up with the best commercially available cabs I've used in every respect. These drivers handle a ton of power and stay clean and low, very punchy and tight. I had a QSC RMX 1850HD amp hooked up to a pair of the 2x10's and accidentally turned it up too loud and saw the clip lights flash for a second and these woofers took it without blowing... pretty amazing (I think that's a peak of at least 3000w going to four 10"s). My 2x10 cabs are about 2.4 cu. ft. each and are tuned to 55hz. They handle the low B string of my 5 string bass very well. My only wish is that Dayton would make a cast frame basket version of these for a little more money. The steel basket is ok, but if your mounting surface on your cab isn't perfectly flat the basket can distort and cause the voice coil to rub.Buy these, you won't be disappointed.
Date published: 2014-11-03
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Dayton Audio PA255-8 10" Pro Woofer

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

I have bought 2 of these and am building small subs for a p/a, what would the best box size be to get me down to say 40-50hz. highest spl at the lowest frequncy is my main goal,my power amp is 300watts rms. I want to get the most from this driver I can

Asked by: nickmineau440
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: 2015-02-17

I bought this to replace the original 8" speaker built into a small Leslie rotary speaker unit. These speakers were commonly surrounded by insulating material to prevent the sound from going the wrong way. Is this going to be an issue with this speaker?

Asked by: Chronic Iguana
No that will not be an issue for this speaker.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-02-13

what is the displacement volume this woofer?

Asked by: diy guy
The displacement of the woofer is 0.075 cubic feet.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-12-26

can I power this with a 500w 5 channel amp? if not what is the cheapest way to power these?

Asked by: diy guy
Each woofer is designed to handle only a single channel of audio, so you will need individual woofers for each of your 5 channels. However, you can probably use your amplifier to power these. Keep in mind that while you can connect multiple speakers to a single channel of your amplifier (while maintaining a safe minimum impedance load for the amp), you cannot connect multiple amplifier channels to a single speaker -- each channel of the amp will see the other channels as a short circuit and the amplifier will overload and possibly be damaged.
Answered by: DaytonAudio_Rory
Date published: 2014-12-22

I want to mount two of these woofers about an inch apart (overall outside diameter) in a compact cabinet. I've heard that the short distance between the two magnets can cause then to demagnetize at a faster rate than they would naturally. Is this true?

Asked by: Trobz
Ceramic magnets do not demagnetize over time under normal operating conditions, even when placed beside one another. The only magnets which can "demagnetize" under some conditions are neodymium (caused by excessive heat, though modern formulations have alleviated this) or alnico (caused by a sudden mechanical shock). No need to worry about demagnetization, no matter what driver configuration you are using.
Answered by: DaytonAudio_Rory
Date published: 2014-12-01
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