Dayton Audio PA380-8 15" 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 1.5 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
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Weight: 21.7 lbs.  
List Price$98.99
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Part # 295-034
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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
  • Sensitivity98.5 dB 1W/1m
  • Voice Coil Diameter3"
  • Magnet Weight80 oz.
Thiele-Small Parameters
  • Resonant Frequency (Fs)28.3 Hz
  • DC Resistance (Re)5.8 ohms
  • Voice Coil Inductance (Le)3.38 mH
  • Mechanical Q (Qms)9.99
  • Electromagnetic Q (Qes)0.23
  • Total Q (Qts)0.24
  • Compliance Equivalent Volume (Vas)8.85 ft.³
  • Mechanical Compliance of Suspension (Cms)0.25 mm/N
  • BL Product (BL)23.44 Tm
  • Diaphragm Mass Inc. Airload (Mms)127g
  • 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 CategoryWoofers, Subwoofers & Midrange Speakers
  • Unit of MeasureEA
  • Product Rating
    (34 Reviews)
  • Weight21.7 lbs.
  • 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.

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Dayton Audio PA380-8 15" Pro Woofer is rated 4.7941 out of 5 by 34.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great replacementI bought this to replace blown woofer in my sub. They sound so much better than the original woofers I'm so happy I bought two of them.
Date published: 2010-10-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredible Speaker!Purchased this Dayton to replace a much more expensive driver to use in a folded horn enclosure. Wow! The improvement in bass output, speed, and impact was substantial. The high sensitivity and superb build makes it a breeze to use with low-powered tube gear and class-t amps. I simply cannot see (nor justify) why one would need to use anything else with similar specs. Incredible speaker!
Date published: 2014-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dayton Audio PA380-8 15' PRO Woofer.Great speaker. Installed in local bowling ally MTX P15 series cabinets. Perfect blend. Great sound. Thanks Parts Express.
Date published: 2014-03-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Punchy bass, very efficient.I built a pair of Cerwin-Vega! inspired floorstanders. I had another pair of 15" drivers in the cabinets originally, but one had some voice coil alignment issues so I ordered a pair of these. They are very efficient with my surround receiver. I simply couldn't find floorstanders in my price range that were efficient enough to get the desired volume (ELEVEN!) for listening to music. Boy do these fit the bill. They aren't even broken in yet, but the louder they are, the better they sound. Good, clean, punchy bass. I have them in a larger than "optimum" (bassbox) cabinet, but adjusted port length to tune correctly. In short, I could not be happier!
Date published: 2014-03-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great low end very clean clear sounding.I built some cabs for these and let me just say wow very impressed with them love the lows I can receive from them. The cabs I made were mocks of 15 fender cabs dimensions were perfect thanks parts-express I am enjoying them.
Date published: 2014-02-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Remarkable.... Purely Remarkable.I have used these woofers to replace many speakers from Peavey Scorpion Plus, Black Widow to their plain old generic woofers. Used them in JBL JRX and MRX cabinets as well. I have used them in amazing custom cabinets in both the 12" and `15" sizes. I'm here to tell you, I have found NO better speaker for the money!
Date published: 2014-01-29

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Dayton Audio PA380-8 15" Pro Woofer

Would the PA 380/385 be good replacements for the K-33 in the LaScala? Would either be more suitable than the other?

Asked by: PaulAustin
Yes this will work well as a K-33 replacement.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-05-29

I would like to use this driver for 63Hz-1,600Hz. What sealed internal net volume would produce an f3 of 63Hz

Asked by: MrNick105
1.0 cubic foot will provide in room response into the upper 50's and keep excursion in check.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-03-03

Hi, I have 2 Carvin 1588 cabs. Each cab has 2 carvin ps8 200watt 16 ohm speakers, a 16 ohm horn tweeter (watts not listed).Cabs are missing 2 Carvin ps15-8 ohm 400 watt continuous speakers. Would the Dayton PA380-8 be good in these cabs?

Asked by: Cody1
Yes these will work well as replacements for that speaker.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-02-17

I have a blown woofer in my Yamaha br-15. Would this be a sufficient replacement? Also- would I need to replace both woofers or would it be ok to only replace the one blown woofer?

Asked by: jwb611
This will work well as a replacement woofer for that model. You would not necessarily have to replace both woofers.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-01-23

port size for two woofers in 6.5cu.ft. box

i dont need these to play sub bass.maybe 80hz and up.
Asked by: bobbo
I would recommend a slot port that is 15"W x 3"H x 4"D for a tuning frequency of 49 Hz.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2013-11-01

How long should the ports be? The inside enclosure is 21X18X10(or 2.19cu.ft gross)

I'll be using it as a sub for home application in a 3 way.Feel to suggest a better suited woofer(or sub).Thank you
Asked by: LDVSOP
I would recommend two 3" diameter ports that are 6" long each. This will give you a tuning frequency of 45 Hz.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2013-09-23


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