Dayton Audio PA380-8 15" Pro Woofer

Brand:|Model: PA380-8
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 # 295-034
  • Strong, low-mass carbon fiber impregnated paper cone
  • I-beam rolled edge 1.5 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

Product Details

Dayton Audio PA380-8 15" Pro Woofer

The Dayton Audio PA380-8 15" PA Series Pro Woofer is a powerful upgrade for guitar, bass guitar or sound reinforcement cabinets. The PA380-8 also excels in custom-built speaker system cabinets. 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 Diameter15"
  • Power Handling (RMS)500 Watts
  • Power Handling (max)1000 Watts
  • Impedance8 ohms
  • Frequency Response28 to 3,500 Hz
  • Sensitivity96.1 dB 2.83V/1m
  • Voice Coil Diameter3"
  • Magnet Weight80 oz.
Thiele-Small Parameters
  • Resonant Frequency (Fs)31.6 Hz
  • DC Resistance (Re)6.3 ohms
  • Voice Coil Inductance (Le)4.12 mH
  • Mechanical Q (Qms)12.20
  • Electromagnetic Q (Qes)0.27
  • Total Q (Qts)0.27
  • Compliance Equivalent Volume (Vas)6.19 ft.³
  • Mechanical Compliance of Suspension (Cms)0.17 mm/N
  • BL Product (BL)25.8 Tm
  • Diaphragm Mass Inc. Airload (Mms)147g
  • Maximum Linear Excursion (Xmax)5 mm
  • Surface Area of Cone (Sd)845 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 Diameter14.96"
  • Baffle Cutout Diameter13.98"
  • Depth6.42"
  • # Mounting Holes8
Optimum Cabinet Size (determined using BassBox 6 Pro High Fidelity suggestion)
  • Sealed Volume0.7 ft.³
  • Sealed F3101 Hz
  • Vented Volume1.55 ft.³
  • Vented F365 Hz
Dayton Audio PA380-8 15" Pro Woofer
  • BrandDayton Audio
  • ModelPA380-8
  • Part Number295-034
  • UPC844632084249
  • Product CategoryPro Woofers, Subwoofers & Midrange Speakers
  • Unit of MeasureEA
  • Product Rating
    (49 Reviews)
  • Weight21.7 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.

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Dayton Audio PA380-8 15" Pro Woofer
Dayton Audio PA380-8 15" Pro Woofer is rated 4.8571 out of 5 by 49.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from CrispI purchased a pair of these to rebuild two EV Cabinets that had blown based on the reviews, the specs, and the pricing. I also used two Pyle PSD442 Drivers, along with crossovers that I designed built using items from PE. I set the crossovers @ 2.5 KHZ with voltage dividers and poly-switches for the drivers. I am very pleased to say the least... this combination is balanced, crisp, and the bass is very natural and tight... I highly recommend the PA380-8 Pro Woofers...
Date published: 2015-10-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dayton 15" Pro Woofer ROCKS!!!I bought a 2nd one for my Yamaha speaker cabinet and they rock the house at only 250 watts RMS.From a children author.
Date published: 2015-09-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Impressive bass for the priceBought a pair of these from Parts Express about a year ago to put in my Yamaha C115V speakers. I blew a woofer and didn't want to have to replace one and then do the other later, So I pruchased a pair for the price of one OEM. I drive these with a QSC GX7 amp rated at 725 watts per in 8 ohms and have yet to bottom out these things. Friggin awesome!
Date published: 2015-06-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great speakerThe sound on these speakers is just what I was looking for , sounds great!
Date published: 2015-02-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So much better than I expected.....Bought this for a friends Peavey Bass Amp that had a blown original speaker. The shipped price was about 25% less than the budget and the performance is about 200% better than stock. Quite impressed with the bang for the buck. And the appearance - bigger magnet, vented voice coil, ETC.The assembled musicians at the install event (Sunday = Jamday) all guessed this speaker cost more than 2 X what was actually paid. Excellent value.
Date published: 2015-02-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Serious BANG for the buckBought 4 of these to use in a pair of hybrid 2x15 folded horns, After getting them broken in the result is Insane. Their response grossly outperforms what was originally in them, both in volume output and low end response, even down into sub 30hz range. Even when giving them 125 watts just to break them in presents some suffocating levels. I'm almost tempted to build some 4x18 or larger cabinets just to see what they can do.
Date published: 2015-01-31
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Dayton Audio PA380-8 15" Pro Woofer

I want to build a two way system, (1) what is the max crossover frequency it can be crossover at for a good midrange responce.  (2) size of box and port sizes required for the lowest frequency without loosing too much loudness.

Asked by: trinihenry

Do you have this driver in a 4 ohm format

Asked by: Hendy
No, Dayton only has this driver available in 8 ohms.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-11-11

id like to make a bass cabinet for for son. wat kind of amp coices are possible?

Asked by: jalng63
We only have one bass amp option right now which you can see below.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-11-02

I'm looking to build a 1x15 pa top using this driver in a 1.55 cu. ft. (after driver, port, and bracing displacement) tuned to 50 hz. My only worry is that i won't have enough port area, It will have 2 triangular ports each 4" x 4", so 16 sq. in. total.

Asked by: tyler99
Your port area is fine in terms of keeping port noise down. I would recommend a length of 10" each for a tuning frequency of 50 Hz.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-10-26

hi, what will be the best enclosure size and port tuning  for these double 15" in a 2 way cab?I will crossed them at 2K. Looking for some tight and hard hitting bass. i will use one pair or at bigger venues two pair outdoor mostly.

Asked by: surirocks
I would recommend 4 cubic feet for the pair, which would be external dimensions of 44"H x 17"W x 12"D with three 4" diameter ports that are 6" long each. This will tune the box to 50 Hz.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-10-07

Hello, I have built some custom arrays using 6.5 inch car audio speakers, that I picked up really cheap, and need to add some low end. I intend on using them outdoors and would like to know what the best enclosure volume type and size would be for these.

Asked by: Pivostevo
I would recommend a volume of 1.7 cubic feet total with two 3" diameter, 8" long ports will tune this to 50 Hz.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-10-08
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