Dayton Audio PM180-8 6-1/2" Wideband Midbass Neo Driver

Brand:| Model: PM180-8
Enjoy high-efficiency performance with exceptional detail and fidelity from the Dayton Audio PM180-8 6-1/2" midwoofer, purpose-designed for wide-bandwidth midrange and midbass applications in multi-way speakers.
  • Klippel-optimized, high-performance design
  • Powerful neodymium ring motor
  • Kevlar-reinforced paper cone for excellent detail
  • Perfect complement for ribbon and planar tweeters
  • Wide bandwidth meets high 94 dB sensitivity
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Weight: 2.9 lbs.  
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Dayton Audio PM180-8 6-1/2" Wideband Midbass Neo Driver

The Dayton Audio 6-1/2" PM180-8 midbass driver is based on the same platform as the acclaimed Point Source full-range drivers, but designed for esoteric high-performance applications requiring an extremely wide-bandwidth midrange or midbass driver. The PM180-8 is perfect for smaller systems in a variety of enclosure types, without sacrificing efficiency or detail.

The PM Series mid-bass drivers feature ultra-linear, Klippel-optimized neodymium motors with copper cap and shorting ring for low distortion. Lightweight, low-loss Kevlar-reinforced paper cones are used for exceptional detail and high efficiency. The wide bandwidth and extended upper range of these drivers makes them the perfect complement to ribbon and planar-magnetic tweeters.

Product Specifications
  • Nominal Diameter6-1/2"
  • Power Handling (RMS)30 Watts
  • Power Handling (max)60 Watts
  • Impedance8 ohms
  • Frequency Response55 to 12,000 Hz
  • Sensitivity94 dB 1W/1m
  • Voice Coil Diameter1"
Thiele-Small Parameters
  • Resonant Frequency (Fs)55.2 Hz
  • DC Resistance (Re)6.4 ohms
  • Voice Coil Inductance (Le)0.71 mH
  • Mechanical Q (Qms)5.36
  • Electromagnetic Q (Qes)0.31
  • Total Q (Qts)0.29
  • Compliance Equivalent Volume (Vas)1.05 ft.³
  • Mechanical Compliance of Suspension (Cms)1.23 mm/N
  • BL Product (BL)6.96 Tm
  • Diaphragm Mass Inc. Airload (Mms)7.19g
  • Maximum Linear Excursion (Xmax)4.6 mm
  • Surface Area of Cone (Sd)130.7 cm²
Materials of Construction
  • Cone MaterialPaper / Kevlar
  • Surround MaterialCloth
  • Basket / Frame MaterialCast Aluminum
  • Magnet MaterialNeodymium
Mounting Information
  • Overall Outside Diameter7.09"
  • Baffle Cutout Diameter5.71"
  • Depth2.86"
  • Bolt Circle Diameter6.69"
  • # Mounting Holes6
Optimum Cabinet Size (determined using BassBox 6 Pro High Fidelity suggestion)
  • Sealed Volume0.16 ft.³
  • Sealed F3150 Hz
  • Vented Volume0.31 ft.³
  • Vented F395 Hz
Dayton Audio PM180-8 6-1/2" Wideband Midbass Neo Driver
  • BrandDayton Audio
  • ModelPM180-8
  • Part Number295-343
  • UPC848791000522
  • Product CategoryMidrange / Midbass Drivers & Full-Range Speakers
  • Unit of MeasureEA
  • Weight2.9 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 PM180-8 6-1/2" Wideband Midbass Neo Driver

For car door: Allowing these to run from around 100hz to around 4000hz... should provide plenty of midbass and midrange? The door is heavily dampened and sealed as well as can be expected. Also, I'll run plenty of power to overcome the higher impedance.

Asked by: TheGoodTexan
These should work very well for that application. With their high sensitivity they shouldn't need much power to get to their full potential.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-01-16

Can this driver be a free air placement (for example put in my car door) or does it require an enclosure for maximum output?

Asked by: EZ29
These will work in a car door but they will be limited with output in the low end. These probably won't produce much useable output below 70-80 Hz and a high pass is recommended. I would also recommend waterproofing the back side of the driver since these cones are quite fragile.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-12-12

What would the optimal porting be to get maximum bass in a 0.4 cu. ft. enclosure?

Asked by: ZDog
I would recommend a 2.5" diameter, 6" long port for a tuning frequency of 65 Hz and in room response into the 50's.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-02-13
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