Dayton Audio PA310-8 12" 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 80 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: 16.4 lbs.  
List Price$85.99
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Part # 295-032
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Dayton Audio PA310-8 12" 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 Diameter12"
  • Power Handling (RMS)450 Watts
  • Power Handling (max)900 Watts
  • Impedance8 ohms
  • Frequency Response44 to 4,000 Hz
  • Sensitivity97.2 dB 2.83V/1m
  • Voice Coil Diameter3"
  • Magnet Weight80 oz.
Thiele-Small Parameters
  • Resonant Frequency (Fs)44.4 Hz
  • DC Resistance (Re)5.7 ohms
  • Voice Coil Inductance (Le)1.53 mH
  • Mechanical Q (Qms)8.63
  • Electromagnetic Q (Qes)0.34
  • Total Q (Qts)0.32
  • Compliance Equivalent Volume (Vas)2.89 ft.³
  • Mechanical Compliance of Suspension (Cms)0.21 mm/N
  • BL Product (BL)16.92 Tm
  • Diaphragm Mass Inc. Airload (Mms)62.1g
  • Maximum Linear Excursion (Xmax)5 mm
  • Surface Area of Cone (Sd)530.9 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 Diameter12.2"
  • Baffle Cutout Diameter11.14"
  • Depth5.63"
  • # Mounting Holes8
Optimum Cabinet Size (determined using BassBox 6 Pro High Fidelity suggestion)
  • Sealed Volume0.44 ft.³
  • Sealed F3119 Hz
  • Vented Volume1.04 ft.³
  • Vented F373 Hz
Dayton Audio PA310-8 12" Pro Woofer
  • BrandDayton Audio
  • ModelPA310-8
  • Part Number295-032
  • UPC844632084232
  • Product CategoryWoofers, Subwoofers & Midrange Speakers
  • Unit of MeasureEA
  • Product Rating
    (17 Reviews)
  • Weight16.4 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 PA310-8 12" Pro Woofer is rated 4.4118 out of 5 by 17.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Daton PA310-8 12" Dominator!I asked the tech guys here if this speaker would work well in a tone ring cabinet for electric bass. The answer was yes and I thought so too, so I bought one. I have not yet gigged with it but my two hour rehearsal with no holds barred tells me it will rock this town all night long. This is replacing an Eminence Omega Pro 15 because the Eminence just couldn't stand the constant attack of my bass, inexplicably so. However this Dayton 12 is taught and solid. I was driving it with my Lab Series L-11, 200 watts of solid state mayhem. This is a great speaker for electric bass IMHO.
Date published: 2015-02-01
Rated 1 out of 5 by from I strongly Dislike these woofersI have been running these for a couple years and constantly have to tweak my xover and EQ due to colored sound. I don't think these are good for home hifi. Power handling and efficiency are excellent. I can measure and get everything flat with test tones, however the mids just dont ever sound right. Perhaps it is my large vented low tuned (for these woofers) with front facing ports.
Date published: 2015-01-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pretty good PA woofer...I've used this driver in a TH design where it works pretty well once you don't get silly with the power levels. See http://www.diysubwoofers.org/projects/other/PA310-TH2/ for more information.
Date published: 2014-12-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hard to beat at this price!I use 4 of these drivers in Cubo 12 bass cabinets for my small/med size rig and their output in these boxes is nothing short of amazing. I power them 2 per side of a Crown XTi2000 running 40-90hz. They provide tight, powerful, clean bass..all in a 20" cube package. The entire system is very compact and provides incredible sound with minimal space requirements. All Dayton powered! I couldn't be happier!!The whole system consists of:4x Cubo 12 - Loaded with PA310-82-4x BFM Jack 10 - Loaded with PA225-8 and Peavey RX22 on Selenium HC23-25 (Part # 264-318)Crown Xti2000 on Cubo2x QSC PLX1602 bi-amp on Jack 10sBehringer DCX2496Behringer x32 Compact
Date published: 2014-11-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from handles the POWERBought 2 of these for a bass cab, amp puts out 800 watts at 4 ohm, 2x12 cab, these speakers handle the power at full, amp breaks up before speakers, just an awesome deal for price, better than any emience 12's for bass guitar, I really didnt expect these to be so good, quality
Date published: 2014-06-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 12" Pro WooferGreat product. Has more power than previous woofers we had.
Date published: 2014-04-11
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Dayton Audio PA310-8 12" Pro Woofer

Is there a good CAD drawing available for these? 

Asked by: hhays
Only the available Specifications sheet on the product page under manuals and resources.
Answered by: TomI
Date published: 2015-04-07

Are there any similar models in either 16 ohms or 4 ohms?

Asked by: patquigley
No, sorry there is not.
Answered by: MattW
Date published: 2015-03-31

i have ev horn tweeters and ev horn mids from 1979 with l pad xovers.can i seal the woofers off in the same cabinets to get down to desired sealed volume. is it better to leave cab open and vent.im looking for tight bass not punchy thanks dave 

Asked by: davewes
This depends on how low you want/need these to play. In sealed cabinets these won't do much below about 80 Hz in room, but if you plan on having subs this won't matter much. If you aren't going to have subs, or simply want these to play as low as possible I would go vented.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-01-20

Have a pair of peavey mb2 cabinets and would like to replace the peavey speakers. Will these fit and work .? Keep in mind I'll be using them with a Dayton crossover running these at 50-500hz thanks

Asked by: davestag
These will work, but you will have to verify the fit since we do not have a direct cross reference available. You should be able to match up dimensions with the measurements on our spec sheet for this.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-12-11

What is the mechanical limit of the suspension? Xlim please.

Asked by: fiddies
The excursion ( Xmax) for the PA310-8 is 5mm
Answered by: TomI
Date published: 2014-12-18

Is the 16.4 lbs. shipping weight, or just the speaker itself? Seems very heavy if it's just the bare speaker, and want to be sure. Thanks!

Asked by: Gary Kephart
That is the total shipping weight when packaged.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-09-22
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