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Dayton Audio PK165-8 6" Professional Kevlar/Paper Cone Midrange Speaker

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Dayton Audio's PK165-8 provides high output, extended frequency response, and low distortion—perfect for use in compact full range applications as well as a separate component in multi-way speaker systems.
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  • High output, low distortion
  • Extended frequency response
  • Kevlar-impregnated paper cone
  • Vented pole piece
  • 1-1/2" aluminum voice coil

Product Details

Dayton Audio PK165-8 6" Professional Kevlar/Paper Cone Midrange Speaker

Dayton Audio's PK165-8 provides high output, extended frequency response, and low distortion—perfect for use in compact full range applications as well as a separate component in multi-way speaker systems. The PK165-8 features a steel frame, Kevlar-impregnated paper cone, treated cloth surround, vented pole piece, and a 1-1/2" aluminum voice coil wound on a polyimide former.

Product Specifications
  • Nominal Diameter6"
  • Power Handling (RMS)100 Watts
  • Power Handling (max)200 Watts
  • Impedance8 ohms
  • Frequency Response95 to 9,000 Hz
  • Sensitivity91.4 dB 2.83V/1m
  • Voice Coil Diameter1.49"
Thiele-Small Parameters
  • Resonant Frequency (Fs)91.5 Hz
  • DC Resistance (Re)6.8 ohms
  • Voice Coil Inductance (Le)0.81 mH
  • Mechanical Q (Qms)7.93
  • Electromagnetic Q (Qes)0.77
  • Total Q (Qts)0.70
  • Compliance Equivalent Volume (Vas)0.27 ft.³
  • Mechanical Compliance of Suspension (Cms)0.3 mm/N
  • BL Product (BL)7.18 Tm
  • Diaphragm Mass Inc. Airload (Mms)10g
  • Maximum Linear Excursion (Xmax)1.5 mm
  • Surface Area of Cone (Sd)113.1 cm²
Materials of Construction
  • Cone MaterialPaper / Kevlar
  • Surround MaterialCloth
  • Voice Coil Wire MaterialAluminum
  • Voice Coil FormerKapton® / Polyimide
  • Basket / Frame MaterialSteel
  • Magnet MaterialFerrite
Mounting Information
  • Overall Outside Diameter6.5"
  • Baffle Cutout Diameter5.69"
  • Depth2.96"
  • # Mounting Holes4
Optimum Cabinet Size (determined using BassBox 6 Pro High Fidelity suggestion)
  • Sealed Volume0.26 ft.³
  • Sealed F3138 Hz
  • Vented Volume0.66 ft.³
  • Vented F367 Hz
Dayton Audio PK165-8 6" Professional Kevlar/Paper Cone Midrange Speaker
  • BrandDayton Audio
  • ModelPK165-8
  • Part Number295-020
  • UPC844632070716
  • Product CategoryPro Woofers, Subwoofers & Midrange Speakers
  • Unit of MeasureEA
  • Product Rating
    (11 Reviews)
  • Weight4.2 lbs.
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    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 PK165-8 6" Professional Kevlar/Paper Cone Midrange Speaker
Dayton Audio PK165-8 6" Professional Kevlar/Paper Cone Midrange Speaker is rated 4.3636 out of 5 by 11.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent SpeakerI have a 15 year old Boston Acoustics Digital Media Theater sound system which came with a high end Gateway server I purchased for personal use in 1999. It is without a doubt the best sounding PC sound system I have yet to encounter. However, the subwoofer speaker finally dry rotted. It was a no-name brand 6 inch speaker,,,, no specs available. I shopped around looking for a suitable replacement and decided on this one.It arrived and I installed the speaker in the subwoofer console, but the frame was a bit too large. I made some adjustments to the internal mountings and 'made' it work.Sounds great now!! This speaker may not have been meant for use in a subwoofer but it's doing the job great for me.
Date published: 2014-09-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Dayton Audio Pro midrange kevlar/paperI like the Daytons, definitely worth the extra bucks. This is used in 3 way system and vocals are clearer than with regular 6.5 in woofer.
Date published: 2014-02-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Speaker for an Old-Time RadioWell, I purchased this speaker (and an Output Transformer, Tubes & a Choke) to replace the poor worn out one in a 1927 radio. The original speaker was an old electromagnet type. This speaker is more than enough for one that's driven by a single-ended #41 tube!
Date published: 2013-04-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great power handlingexcellent little drivers. I would use these in a mini line array design.
Date published: 2011-08-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Would purchase these speaker againThe speakers in my 20 year old Boston Acoustics book shelf speakers needed replacement. After contacting B/A I found they did not have replacements so I started my search. Parts-Express had the size I was looking for and the Dayton PK165-8 6" Professional Kevlar/Paper Cone Midrange fit my budget. Received them in 7 days had them installed and they sound great. I would recommend these to any one replacing or building their own book shelf speakes.
Date published: 2009-08-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This is the one!I have tried several different mid-range speakers in this price range and have never been happy. I had designed my speakers with a 12db crossover at 800hz and 5000hz. I had the woofers and tweeters I wanted but finding mids that fit the curve had me redesigning my system. They always emphasized the 1000hz range. With extended range and just the right response curve these fit right in. They're a little sensitive at an spl of 93 but once matched via resistors they're perfect for my use. I am not an audiophile but am a musician who knows perfection ain't out there. And these Daytons reproduce all the glorious imperfection I need to hear!
Date published: 2009-04-14
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Dayton Audio PK165-8 6" Professional Kevlar/Paper Cone Midrange Speaker

I have a 4ch amplifier that gives in bridge 250w rms..can i use them in my car that has a 6.5 factory hole speaker.!!

Asked by: Ej32
Yes these can be used in an automotive application.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-09-09

Would this function well as a paired speaker with a 10 inch guitar speaker and with a 3500 hz crossover?

Asked by: jimjames775
It will work but you will be wasting a lot of the drivers potential. I would recommend crossing it lower, maybe around 800 Hz or so.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-04-27

If I were to use the Dayton Audio PA380-8 15” driver #295-034 for bottom end, and this driver for mid-bass, what would a good crossover frequency be (I already have an idea for freq/slope for crossing this over to the horn)?

Asked by: Davebass
In order to get the most output from this driver, I would recommend crossing between 400-500 Hz. Higher will also work, but typical crossover points are in this range.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-01-27

Would this be a good replacement for polk model 5 woofer

Asked by: kemo67
Unfortunately this will not produce much bass below about 80 Hz. I would recommend the Dayton Classic DC160-8 instead.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-02-10

Bass guitar speakers?

Would these be good in a bi-amped bass guitar rig? I have a 4x10 cab and would like 2 of these (or similar) on top for a little high end help. I don't like the sound of horns on bass cabs, however I would like some more bark in the upper freq. range. High wattage isn't necessary, this is for home use.
Asked by: nonsuchpro
Yes. If you've an aversion to horns, I'd say these may be just the ticket to provide that bit of "bark" you're seeking.
Answered by: RussR
Date published: 2012-05-11

What cross over should i use

I want to pair two of these and one Dayton Audio DC28F-8 1-1/8" Silk Dome Tweeter per tower speaker. I was wondering if that is a good idea for great sound and if so what cross over should i buy? If that is not a good set up what recommendations do you have? thanks!
Asked by: rad customs
While prebuilt crossovers are available, the sound quality they produce is typically not so good, since they only use generalized "textbook" designs, and do not (cannot) factor in effects of the enclosure, etc.I would suggest gaining a general understanding of speaker systems and crossover design. There are several excellent resources, from PE's TechTalk forum, where you can "meet" a number of friendly and helpful people that share your interests, to various books available here.
Answered by: BamaBoy
Date published: 2012-05-22
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