Dayton Audio PA310-8 12" Pro Woofer

Brand:| Model: PA310-8
Product Video
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
Part # 
Weight: 16.4 lbs.  
List Price$85.99
You Save23%
Your Price
Buy 4-up$62.23
Part # 295-032
Qty:  EA
Available Payment Methods

Product Details

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 contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.

Similar Products

View similar products to the Dayton Audio PA310-8 12" Pro Woofer
in the Woofers, Subwoofers & Midrange Speakers product category.


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 Preliminary review.I just got 2 of these in on Monday, so this review is pre-break-in ... further reviews will come later on sound quality and reliability...When I get a new woofer in, I always put it on a board free air to break in a little but before they are put into an enclosure using a signal generator with a 20 Hz sine wave and starting with very low power and increase the power as it plays. These woofers look like they are built to last, and have the cleanest excursion I have ever heard. I can not wait to get them in the enclosures and hear them... If they last like they look like they will, I expect them to be in my system for many years to come.
Date published: 2013-04-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 12" pro subI built two passive subs with these 12" pro woofers. I used a sub crossover in each with terminals for ins and outs. I can use as a feed through to a pair of bookshelf speakers or I can use the subs and the bookshelf speakers on separate channels.I really have not had them tested because I have them playing on an old Sherwood 100 w/channel receiver.
Date published: 2012-12-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great replacement driver.I used this driver to replace ones that burned up in dual-12 PA speakers. This driver had higher power ratings and a very beefy magnet compared to the OEM's...A nice perk was the added bass this driver provided. If any of my PA divers burn up again they will be replaced by Dayton Pros.
Date published: 2012-10-03
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Product really doesn't live up to specs.I purchased 2 of these woofer to replace my 12" MTX's ( 150 rms each). They have about the same sound ( Daytons may sound slightly better ), they do not handle 450 rms. I have a QSC GX5 amp hooked up to them (n 500 rms @8 stereo, 600 @ 8 mono and 700 rms @ 4 ohms stereo, 850 rms @ 4 ohms mono ) and I can't turn the volume pass 12 o'clock before they start to whine. this is 1 speaker hooked up @ 600 rms mono. While they have a good price and are heavy, I am skeptical about buying other Dayton speakers. Is it that you get what you pay for here or what..
Date published: 2011-01-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent for PriceI ordered one of these and a 15" both to replace a couple of blown Eminence delta series drivers I had in a custom made enclosure. I immediately saw the quality when I opened the box. I needed them before friday night for a show, and installed them as soon as they were delivered.(only 3 days from date of order). These are very good speakers for the money.The sound is not as crisp as the eminence speakers they replaced,slightly "muddy" in comparison.I compared the sound side by side with the other cab still loaded with the deltas.The bass is pronounced, nice and deep, and with a little eq adjustment, they sounded almost as good as the originals.After about 2 hours of playing various types of music through them, at varying volume levels, they "broke in" so to speak. Will probably buy another set soon to replace the drivers in the other cab. If you are on a budget, go for these, you wont be dissapointed!
Date published: 2010-11-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from alot more bass then what was in enclosuresswapped out a pair of 12" woofers that were in behringer enclosures with these daytons and they are way better
Date published: 2010-09-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from amazing power, clarity and handlingI totally rebuilt a pair of 2 way PA speakers with these woofers, and what an amazing improvement in bass response and clarity. You can really turn these up without distortion, and they cover a wide low to mid frequency range, which worked perfect for crossing them over with the pt:270-100 tweeters I used. The spl rating of these woofers is surprisingly high (at least compared to the less powerful woofers had before) therefore you don't need a very big amp to drive these loud!if your looking for an affordable great sounding PA woofer I highly recommend these
Date published: 2010-07-15

Product Q&A

Get your questions answered from other customers
who own this product or have experience with it.
If your question requires design or troubleshooting information,
please email tech@parts-expresss.com  for a prompt reply.
Dayton Audio PA310-8 12" Pro Woofer

Would you recommend the Dayton pt#295-032 & #295-034 for a bass guitar cabinet? If so, what are the building specs for both?

Asked by: El Partner 3
Please contact tech@parts-express.com so that we can gather more information to correctly answer your question.
Answered by: mikevv
Date published: 2014-03-13


Customer Projects

Customer projects that include: Dayton Audio PA310-8 12" Pro Woofer

If you built a project using this product, post it in the Parts Express Project Gallery.

Customer Discussions

If you would like to start a discussion about this product, post a thread in the TechTalk Customer Forum.

Recently Viewed Products

Get Deals
emailed to you every week.

Be the first to hear about new and exciting products,special pricing and incredible deals!

See This Week's "GET DEALS" Email
Parts Express
725 Pleasant Valley Dr.Springboro,OH45066USA

© 1996-2014 Parts Express, All Rights Reserved