Dayton Audio PA460-8 18" Pro Woofer

Brand:|Model: PA460-8
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 # 295-036
  • 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 PA460-8 18" 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 Diameter18"
  • Power Handling (RMS)500 Watts
  • Power Handling (max)1000 Watts
  • Impedance8 ohms
  • Frequency Response26 to 2,000 Hz
  • Sensitivity97.8 dB 2.83V/1m
  • Voice Coil Diameter3"
  • Magnet Weight80 oz.
Thiele-Small Parameters
  • Resonant Frequency (Fs)28.3 Hz
  • DC Resistance (Re)5.6 ohms
  • Voice Coil Inductance (Le)3.9 mH
  • Mechanical Q (Qms)11.2
  • Electromagnetic Q (Qes)0.34
  • Total Q (Qts)0.33
  • Compliance Equivalent Volume (Vas)14.19 ft.³
  • Mechanical Compliance of Suspension (Cms)0.19 mm/N
  • BL Product (BL)22.3 Tm
  • Diaphragm Mass Inc. Airload (Mms)171g
  • Maximum Linear Excursion (Xmax)6 mm
  • Surface Area of Cone (Sd)1241.1 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 Diameter18.11"
  • Baffle Cutout Diameter16.73"
  • Depth7.8"
  • # Mounting Holes8
Optimum Cabinet Size (determined using BassBox 6 Pro High Fidelity suggestion)
  • Sealed Volume1.71 ft.³
  • Sealed F383 Hz
  • Vented Volume3.9 ft.³
  • Vented F354 Hz
Dayton Audio PA460-8 18" Pro Woofer
  • BrandDayton Audio
  • ModelPA460-8
  • Part Number295-036
  • UPC844632084256
  • Product CategoryPro Woofers, Subwoofers & Midrange Speakers
  • Unit of MeasureEA
  • Product Rating
    (11 Reviews)
  • Weight24.5 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.


Dayton Audio PA460-8 18" Pro Woofer
Dayton Audio PA460-8 18" Pro Woofer is rated 4.7273 out of 5 by 11.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth Every DollarI put a pair of these in an 11.5ft^3 ported box tuned to 37 hertz. They're powerful enough to knock pictures off the walls in my house and shake a venue, even at frequencies as low as 40 hz. Inside my house they're usable down to 30hz.I decided to use this woofer's 10" little brothers and 4 bullet tweeters to cover the mids and highs. The final result is an all-in-one PA stereo system that's easy to set up and powerful enough to be used at venues the size of a school gymnasium. I'd recommend these to anyone who wants good bass without breaking the bank!
Date published: 2015-05-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works Great for my Home Theater!Spent a lot of time researching/debating this driver vs the traditional home theater/hi fi driver from Dayton. I cannot compare the two directly other than saying I used to have the hi fi driver standard Dayton in a 12" version with ported box. Ran bass test tones many times with my old sub and this new one. My conclusion without actual numbers is this one and the regular one were about equal at 20, 25, 30, and 40 Hz. Small output at 20, medium low at 25, solid at 30 and up. New sealed sub more accurate all levels and more output around 50+ Hz.
Date published: 2015-03-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Don't let the price fool you!Ordered 4 of these to replace some blown eminence drivers on 2 dual Yamaha Club series subwoofer cabs and these are the real deal, tight clean bass all the way down to 40hz in a vented box, I run these with a QSC RMX5050 crossed at 40hz with a 100hz filter and its all smiles, will be ordering more. you really can go wrong with these amazing.
Date published: 2014-11-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sub!I built 10 dual 18s with this sub... each pair of cones gets 1 channel from a xti4000 giving off 1200 at 4ohm, with a 32hz high pass 90hz low pass box tuned to 40hz. Insane amounts of bass.... 40 to 90 hz is powerful. havent blown one yet. i let the xti4ks run hot with little headroom and no problems.
Date published: 2014-08-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful subwooferI ordered 3 of these to replace blown 18"s in a custom cabinet. The Dayton's performed way better and produced lower bass tones than what came with the cabinets. I will be ordering more!!!!!
Date published: 2014-07-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This is a good playing subwooferI bought 4 of these subs, i am looking to buy 2 more good subwoofers for the money.
Date published: 2014-04-23
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Dayton Audio PA460-8 18" Pro Woofer

Used as dedicated mid-bass (75% music/25% AV), what size box would you recommend?  There are two 18" subs handling the bottom, so I be looking at 50 Hz - maybe 500Hz.  I have been thinking sealed for mid-bass.  Your opinion? 

Asked by: 1957Chevy

How will this perform in a 3.25 ft sealed box x'd from 30/50 Hz to around 120/150hz? Anything you could suggest to work better in that particular enclosure?  Already have subs covering the lower frequencies, just lacking kick/punch for classic rock/blues

Asked by: wcj1
These will have an F3 of about 80 Hz in that volume, but with room gain they will reach into the 50's pretty easily. These should work pretty well as long as they are high passed at 50 Hz.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-11-09

i have a cabinet that is 12 cu ft and would like to use 2 of these drivers. I'm using them in a live music hall and will run just a kick drum and occasionally the bass guitar. can you tell me the best port sizes and any recommended crossover ?

Asked by: tjohnson_66
I would recommend two 6" diameter ports that are 4" long for a tuning frequency of 35 Hz. A 30 Hx HPF is recommended. The crossover frequency depends on what else you plan on using, but these will handle a crossover as high as 200 Hz without a problem.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-10-01

Would this pair well with a 264-270 for a 2-way speaker project? If so, can you recommend a specific crossover to use? Would you recommend I use an L-PAD to control the compression driver because of the D220Ti's 109db efficiency? Thank you!

Asked by: verst
A good crossover for this combination would be below. Yes you will probably want an L-pad for the tweeter.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-08-31

whats the best cubic feet and rectangular port tuning size for the loudest bass to mid-bass,   Im planning on using two drivers per box. 

Asked by: nEo1
I would recommend a total volume without displacement of 8.25 cubic feet with a single port that measures 21.5"H x 4"W x 14"D for a tuning frequency of 41 Hz.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-08-03

A pair of these in a 9 cubic foot box tuned to 35hz f3 and ft? any recommendations?

Asked by: tyler99
That volume is ideal for a pair of these woofers and a tuning frequency of 35 Hz is recommended. The F3 for this alignment is 54 Hz, in room response will reach 35 Hz.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-06-10
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