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Dayton Audio PA460-8 18" Pro Woofer

Brand:|Model: PA460-8|Part # 295-036
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 Volume2.73 ft.³
  • Sealed F372 Hz
  • Vented Volume5.68 ft.³
  • Vented F347 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.

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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

What passive crossover would I use for this subwoofer?as a low pass only speaker.

Asked by: dj larry
One option for this application would be the Eminence in the link below.
Answered by: Chrisf
Date published: 2016-04-04

I have 5.8 cubic feet tuned to 32Hz, Is this a decent match?

Asked by: gsr027
Yes that volume and tuning frequency will work very well with this woofer.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2016-03-30

Will this subwoofer fit in the Yamaha  Dsr118w ?  Will work fine for love music?   23"X20.5"X25"  what will be the lowest frecuencie? Thxs.

Asked by: geritass
This will work fine in that volume. I can't say how low it will play without port dimensions but Yamaha probably has the enclosure tuned around 45 Hz.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2016-03-01

Would this be a suitable replacement for a Peavey 1808 sps bwx, mounted in a Subcompact 18 bandpass cab? This has the woofer corner loaded into about 6 cubic feet, with both front and back sides of the driver vented.

Asked by: Brian from St Lucas
We do not have a cross reference available for this type of thing. Please contact our tech support for more help with this question, or 800-338-0531 x1.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2016-01-14


Asked by: carlwillis
This woofer should work well in that application.
Answered by: Chrisf
Date published: 2016-03-27

I will be experimenting with these for music and home theater use. Can you provide example frequency response and output level numbers with small sealed, small vented, large sealed, and large vented enclosures please? Thanks!

Asked by: grand_pixel
Please contact our tech support for more help with this question, or 800-338-0531 x1.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-12-09
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