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

Brand:| Model: PM180-8
Overview
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.
Highlights
  • 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
Part # 
295-343
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

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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