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
  • Sensitivity94.7 dB 1W/1m
  • Voice Coil Diameter2"
  • Magnet Weight50 oz.
Thiele-Small Parameters
  • Resonant Frequency (Fs)46.4 Hz
  • DC Resistance (Re)5 ohms
  • Voice Coil Inductance (Le)1.33 mH
  • Mechanical Q (Qms)9.56
  • Electromagnetic Q (Qes)0.51
  • Total Q (Qts)0.48
  • Compliance Equivalent Volume (Vas)2.08 ft.³
  • Mechanical Compliance of Suspension (Cms)0.35 mm/N
  • BL Product (BL)9.8 Tm
  • Diaphragm Mass Inc. Airload (Mms)33.6g
  • 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"
  • # Mounting Holes8
Optimum Cabinet Size *
  • Sealed Volume0.89 ft.³
  • Sealed F383 Hz
  • Vented Volume2.94 ft.³
  • Vented F342 Hz
  • * Enclosure volume/F3s based on BassBox "optimum" calculations-
Dayton Audio PA255-8 10" Pro Woofer
  • BrandDayton Audio
  • ModelPA255-8
  • Part Number295-030
  • UPC844632084225
  • Product CategoryWoofers, Subwoofers & Midrange Speakers
  • Unit of MeasureEA
  • Product Rating
    (17 Reviews)
  • Weight11.8 lbs.
  • Case Qty2
  • 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 is rated 4.9412 out of 5 by 17.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good midbass driverI purchased a couple of these 10" drivers to use as a midbass crossed over at 80Hz (24 db/octave) on the low end and 700Hz nominal (12 db/octave)on the upper end. They do a nice job in that range - they are smooth and can put out some decent SPL in that range. Modelling suggested that excursion becomes a limiting factor below about 65-70Hz (sealed) but for my application, that's not a factor. I have used a couple of 12 inchers from this same line in some PA cabinets and have found that those have held up long term to a lot of abuse, I expect these will do the same. At their price point these are hard to beat if you are looking for a higher efficiency 10" driver.
Date published: 2014-03-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from excellent speakerI purchased a pair of these for a recent speaker project. They are my primary woofer and they sound great in a sealed cabinet configuration.
Date published: 2013-11-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from UpgradeI recently purchased a Carvin brand Micro-Bass guitar amp. While the factory woofer did it's job, I couldn't get past the sound. After considering the price of the amp, and where I'd use it. I searched for a decent priced replacement woofer which would better handle Bass guitar frequencies. I found it in the Dayton Audio PA225-8 10" speaker. Before, with the Carvin woofer, (PS10-8,) I'd hear the bass guitar. With the Dayton Audio PA225, I feel the bass. A vast improvement. The Dayton speaker has a full sound, a good frequency range, and it can take the power. The extended Xmax rating serves to enhancea smoother bass sound.
Date published: 2013-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from solid driverPurchased this driver to replace a Chinese made equivalent that suffered an unglued voice coil, despite it being 2-1/2" and modestly driven. The Dayton is far superior in every way--extends lower in frequency, is tight, and holds together well at high volume. Not quite as loud as the pricier Eminence equivalents, but they are a respectable second and go for a fraction of the price!
Date published: 2013-06-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Used in Hestia-SL Open Back ProjectIn designing the Hestia-SL, driver integration and the ability to integrate well with low magnitude slopes were first and foremost in priority for this active/passive high resolution project. Coupled with a Celestion 5" neo driver used for upper mids and a Vifa 3/4" dual concentric ring radiator for the highs, the Dayton 10" pro sound driver fit the bill nicely for the lower mids. Very efficient, which was key for proper dipole integration on the passive side. An active Usher 8" woofer rounds out the driver selection for the H-Frame mounted low bass section. All in all, the Dayton 10" Pro Sound represents an exceptional buy for such a highly resolved yet x/o forgiving driver.
Date published: 2013-10-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from VERY solid, GREAT performance!, Can NOT beat the deal...I ordered two to restore a bass 2x10 cab. The construction of these are so superior to the mid 90's "top of the line". I can see NOTHING about these that would make them "budget drivers"... the ad says the surround is foam, mine were not, rather the industry standard. The foam on mine is the "face rim" for a grill baffle and it's substantial! Dust cap (in the cone) is as illustrated.I'm not thrilled with the spring loaded terminals -yet, though they work just fine. I'd like to see conventional spades...The power and sound is like the other reviews say! Fantastic!Time will tell about the durability... but for the price, I'll buy MORE!
Date published: 2013-04-24

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Dayton Audio PA255-8 10" Pro Woofer

size recommendations for enclosures? ported or sealed?

I'm curious to know what the recommended enclosure size is for this woofer. I'd be interested in ported and sealed if possible. Any ideas? Thank you!
Asked by: njebudalla
I would try to go for around a 1 cu ft sealed enclosure f3 of 75hz or a 1.5 cu ft ported tuned to ~42Hz f3 53hz. It looks like this driver has problems under higher power with running out of excursion.Pics of response, max power and max output below.
Answered by: mtg90
Date published: 2013-08-03

I own cabs which measure 14"wide x 12"deep x 28"height-outside diameter. The cabinet vents are 2 1/4in diameter by 4 1/2in. These should be 2.7cu.ft(0.75 in. wood & not including volume taken up by this driver). Will these work 4 clean bass n low mids?

Asked by: dANGERbOY
I'm getting 2.0 cubic feet tuned to 29 Hz assuming there is only one port. How many drivers and ports in each cabinet?
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-02-04

Will these speakers work well for a bass guitar.

I would like to build a cabinet (ported) preferably a bass reflex for a base guitar amp. Will these speakers work ?
Asked by: FTP756
Yes. These are nice bass speakers. Go for it.
Answered by: Fanden
Date published: 2012-03-13

Whats the highest crossover frequency recommended for home audio?

Asked by: nork
If you look to the right sidebar on the driver page in question, you'll find the Spec sheet. Last spike is at around 2.5kHz. Depending on your ear, if you like a boost at this point, x/over here as the highest point. I prefer a cd on a horn to reproduce this frequency and above, so the next lower spike is 2k. I'd go here as the top x/over point. Depending on the cd you use, lower would clean things up a bit and keep possible cone break up to a minimum.
Answered by: Eded
Date published: 2012-08-17

2 way PA?

I need to know what crossover and horn go's good with the Dayton Audio PA255-8 10" Pro Woofer Im building some 2 way pa cabs but need some info before I order
Asked by: Warren E.
two way 3k ,,12 db/octave l-pad on the horn tweeter use tweeter spec for exact xover point
Answered by: digitalhaven 53
Date published: 2012-05-25

I know what the RMS/continuous means but the max, is that peak or program?

Asked by: jack88
The max power in this case is peak, not program.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-03-25


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