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 1W/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)16.94 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
    (13 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
Dayton Audio PA310-8 12" Pro Woofer is rated 4.6154 out of 5 by 13.
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
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice WooferReplaced a Blown MTX 12" Woofer, Sounds Great and would recommend it as a Replacement PA speaker
Date published: 2014-03-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Product, great service, POOR SHIPPING $There was a problem with the speaker that I didn't pick up on till after the 45 days that includes free shipping return. Parts Express did get a speaker right out, but here's what I didn't like. The spreaker was about $60 no cost to me but the $30 shipping was, if there is a warrenty it should cover shipping. The speaker seperated and came apart.
Date published: 2014-02-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dayton Audio - Dayton Audio PA310-8 12" Pro WooferGreat sounding speaker! It sounds better than the original speaker that it replaced in an Ampeg Bass cabinet.
Date published: 2014-02-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent value for the moneyI use these speakers on all my Klipsch Heresy builds. They out perform the original K-22's in every depart, but especially in the bass delivery. Very efficient and out perform speakers costing much more.
Date published: 2014-01-22

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Dayton Audio PA310-8 12" Pro Woofer

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

I am rebuilding some old infinity 3000's, the cabinets are in beautiful shape, will these function well as a home woofer? Ultimately I want a set of "high output" speakers that are also low volume friendly, I don't want to be afraid of turning them up.

Asked by: Tomane
These will work well for a high efficiency type system, although low end bass response will be limited. Depending on cabinet size and tuning, you should be able to get 45 Hz from these relatively easily.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-09-11

What Amplifier plate should be purchased with this Driver (Dayton Audio PA310-8 12" Pro Woofer) ? 

Asked by: Devendra S
This requires a bit more information in order to proceed. 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: 2014-09-13

How do the wire connectors work, do they work with a spade connector?

Asked by: deedee
These are spring loaded terminals that accept bare wire, they will not accept a spade.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-03-06

Is there a recone kit available for this woofer?

Asked by: Nick M
I am sorry, we do not offer any recone kits.
Answered by: Chrisf
Date published: 2013-05-07

can this woofer be used without a xover

Asked by: bobbo
That is one of those questions I'd answer with a "try it first without one". If it were me, I'd probably go without it, unless you are planning on using an electronic crossover, then, if you have one, use it. I realize my answer may not be as specific as you want, but it's really going to be a matter of venue for usage and personal taste. It rolls off pretty nicely, but then again, there are die hard users that would insist on using a crossover. In order to cross this over passively, you will need an coil, and let's face it, that in and of itself is a trade off. For that reason, I'd try it without one and then let us know! I'm running a home setup with a mid/woofer that rolls of similarly and I do not use a crossover, just a filter for the tweeter. It sounds wonderful at all volumes.
Answered by: njebudalla
Date published: 2014-03-13


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