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 (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 CategoryWoofers, Subwoofers & Midrange Speakers
  • Unit of MeasureEA
  • Product Rating
    (20 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 4.9 out of 5 by 20.
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
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Solid driver for bass guitarOriginally built a pair of 2x10 cabs for bass guitar on a budget with the Goldwood GW-210 speakers. Later upgraded the amp head from a 150W Trace Elliott to a 500W Aguilar, and occasionally would overheat one of the drivers and deform the coil during long practices. So these Daytons went into the upper cab only (which was the site of the most recent dying Goldwood), and the rig is noticeably louder and punchier. They also meet specs of the old ones as far as the resonant frequency and ideal box volume were concerned, while improving on the sensitivity. Their upper-frequency range doesn't go as high, so technically I now have a "hole" between where the Daytons stop and my tweeter's HPF begins, but I haven't been disappointed by the tone so far. Remember, I'm not using this for PA or HiFi, but for instrument amplification / coloration. So if you have existing woofers like the Goldwoods, you may want to look at these as an upgrade. They're about twice the price, but you get more than twice the performance (sensitivity, power handling, excursion, etc.)
Date published: 2014-09-03
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: 2014-03-15
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: 2013-11-01
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

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Dayton Audio PA255-8 10" Pro Woofer

what is SPL of the Dayton 295-030 10 inch woofer

Asked by: hankigor469
The sensitivity of this driver is 94.7 dB, 1w/1M.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-11-19

Will this speaker be an acceptable replacement in a Yamaha SM10V?

Asked by: FOHGuru
Yes this would work well for that application.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-11-03

dayton Audio PA255-8 10" Pro Woofer  , I need a 16 ohm version of this same  product . Do you have that available

Asked by: sonicus
We do not have a 16 ohm version of this woofer available. You can see a list of all the 16 ohm 10" drivers we do have below.http://www.parts-express.com/cat/woofers-subwoofers-midrange-speakers/31?N=21708+4294967118+4294965083+4294964094&Ne=10166&Nrs=collection%28%29%2Frecord[endeca%3Amatches%28.%2C%22P_PortalID%22%2C%221%22%29+and+endeca%3Amatches%28.%2C%22P_Searchable%22%2C%221%22%29]&PortalID=1
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-10-22

Hello! I am interested in using two of these wired in parallel in a vented enclosure. What is the optimum enclosure volume/porting that allows for full program power handling without over-excursion? I have a DSP and employ a high-pass filter. Thanks!

Asked by: GWally
In order for these to handle full program power without excursion problems they will need to be high passed at about 150 Hz, regardless of box volume and tuning. You would actually be farther ahead keeping them sealed in about 2 cubic feet for the pair, which will allow a slightly lower high pass frequency of 120 Hz before excursion becomes a problem.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-10-14

I would like to use 2 of these speakers as replacements in a 4 ohm Hartke Professional 2100 2X10 bass guitar cabinet. I am not certain of the tuning specs. My concern is will they handle 400 watts r.m.s. @ 4 ohms from my Hartke 4000 bass amp LLJ

Asked by: Lammy
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: 2014-09-23

cabinet size for the pa255 8  and port what can they go down to frequency the speaker book i have says 3 cu ft with 1 3in port 2 in long down to 35hz is that about rightwith 2000 crossover point 2mh coil 10 uf cap on low 5.1 uf cap and .64 mh coil for h  

Asked by: barbaque
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: 2014-08-29


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