Dayton Audio PA255-8 10" Pro Woofer

Brand:|Model: PA255-8
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
    (25 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.


Dayton Audio PA255-8 10" Pro Woofer
Dayton Audio PA255-8 10" Pro Woofer is rated 4.88 out of 5 by 25.
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
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
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Dayton Audio PA255-8 10" Pro Woofer

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

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, 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
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