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Dayton Audio PS220-8 8" Point Source Full-Range Neo Driver

Brand:| Model: PS220-8
Overview
The Dayton Audio PS Series drivers do it all: true bass, articulate midrange, and balanced, extended highs.
Highlights
  • High sensitivity/minimal distortion—an ideal match for lower powered amplifiers
  • Parasitic HF cone and carefully engineered phase plug extend on- and off-axis response
  • Solid bass performance, thanks to usefully high excursion capability (5 mm Xmax)
  • Optimized neodymium magnet provides high motor strength
  • Low-mass copper clad aluminum voice coil
  • Copper cap and copper ring on pole piece reduce inductance and distortion
  • Kevlar reinforced paper cone is lightweight yet rigid and well controlled
Part # 
295-346
Weight: 4.8 lbs.  
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Dayton Audio PS220-8 8" Point Source Full-Range Neo Driver

The Dayton Audio PS Series drivers do it all: true bass, articulate midrange, and balanced, extended highs. An intensive program of design and testing has yielded full-range speakers that feature high sensitivity and smooth response, both on- and off-axis. Although an ideal match for lower powered Class A and Class T designs, the PS220-8 8" driver's superb resolution and natural sound quality make it a viable option for an even wider variety of applications. The PS Series' audio performance is complemented by the speaker's striking appearance—they look great in dipole and other open back designs, too!

 



Product Specifications
  • Nominal Diameter8"
  • Power Handling (RMS)40 Watts
  • Power Handling (max)80 Watts
  • Impedance8 ohms
  • Frequency Response40 to 25,000 Hz
  • Sensitivity95.6 dB 1W/1m
  • Voice Coil Diameter1"
Thiele-Small Parameters
  • Resonant Frequency (Fs)45.5 Hz
  • DC Resistance (Re)6 ohms
  • Voice Coil Inductance (Le)0.75 mH
  • Mechanical Q (Qms)3.61
  • Electromagnetic Q (Qes)0.32
  • Total Q (Qts)0.3
  • Compliance Equivalent Volume (Vas)2.79 ft.³
  • Mechanical Compliance of Suspension (Cms)1.15 mm/N
  • BL Product (BL)7.5 Tm
  • Diaphragm Mass Inc. Airload (Mms)10.6g
  • Maximum Linear Excursion (Xmax)4.8 mm
  • Surface Area of Cone (Sd)216.4 cm²
Materials of Construction
  • Cone MaterialPaper / Kevlar
  • Surround MaterialRubber
  • Voice Coil Wire MaterialCopper
  • Voice Coil FormerAluminum
  • Basket / Frame MaterialCast Aluminum
  • Magnet MaterialNeodymium
Mounting Information
  • Overall Outside Diameter8.72"
  • Baffle Cutout Diameter7.13"
  • Depth3.7"
  • Bolt Circle Diameter8.27"
  • # Mounting Holes6
Optimum Cabinet Size (determined using BassBox 6 Pro High Fidelity suggestion)
  • Sealed Volume0.5 ft.³
  • Sealed F3108 Hz
  • Vented Volume1.15 ft.³
  • Vented F368 Hz
Dayton Audio PS220-8 8" Point Source Full-Range Neo Driver
  • BrandDayton Audio
  • ModelPS220-8
  • Part Number295-346
  • UPC844632088803
  • Product CategoryWoofers
  • Unit of MeasureEA
  • Product Rating
    (15 Reviews)
  • Weight4.8 lbs.
  • California Prop 65

    Warning: California residents only. Please note per Proposition 65 that this product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.

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Reviews

Dayton Audio PS220-8 8" Point Source Full-Range Neo Driver
Dayton Audio PS220-8 8" Point Source Full-Range Neo Driver is rated 4.4667 out of 5 by 15.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Well built but somewhat diificult to useI purchased two of these drivers based on a review of the 6.5" version in Audio Express and out of fascination with full range drivers in general. They proved to be well made but difficult to equalise, but I was eventually able to tame most of their eccentricities with a 6 component network based on 3 inductors, 2 resistors, and a capacitor per speaker. As with most drivers of this type, its overall response curve is jagged in the midrange and high end, however, the main culprit is a horrendous peak at about 3.6 KHz (about 10-12 db), shown in both the Dayton literature and my own measurements. I was eventually able to handle it fairly well with a robust parallel notch filter. I also employed a parallel inductor-resistor filter to shelf the upper mid and top end, and finally used a small inductor to provide gentle rolloff for the top end. I would think that Dayton could have supplied a schematic for a network that would have optimised this driver (as SEAS does for their full range drivers); it would seem that they certainly have the capability.
Date published: 2014-06-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from WOW!!!!!I bought a pair of these to try out a full range speaker. I used them in a Koss CM1010 cabinet with Dayton Audio SD270-PR 10 in. passive radiators. These speakers make music so effortlessly. When fed a good clean signal, they sing!!!Highly recommended
Date published: 2014-06-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from THE sound I've been looking for!My last purchase was the Tri Trix set and that was my favorite so far. However as a perfectionist I found too much conflicting info on the effect of crossovers on purity. So this time I aimed for single point source sound. I built a set of TQWT cabinets that I actually had seen in a dream of mine which I couldn't afford to patent so I made them public for all. The unique design is from the completely curved base, ballasted by 80 lbs of sand to stay upright like a weeble, this way the speakers can be tilted to the listener. The specs; 2.76 cu ft, line length 81", throat 0", mouth 114 sq in. Overall size 48" tall, 15.5" wide, 11.25" deep.The sound? Clear. Immersive. Detailed and deep. Tuned to appx 42 hz there's no need for any assistance high or low. I don't need a video screen to know where the perofrmers are. These speakers are epic in value. Stop reading and just buy them already!
Date published: 2014-04-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from point source speakersI've been a speaker fanatic, mostly building them, for 50 years.My main speakers use lowthers in Oris horns. I have a small system in my study using these PS220-8, very simple, using a subwoofer. It sounds just great, excellent definition, imaging and dynamics. so I bought another set to make a system for a newly married son. I measure performance by ear, not instrument.
Date published: 2013-10-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from PS220-8I really like this driver. I have tried more than a dozen drivers, for both multi-way speakers and single driver, and this is my favorite so far. It mates well with the Lepai 2020 which is a bonus, since it's cheap, and doesn't heat up the room or draw much power. It didn't mate as well with my tube amp, so now I'm using the Lepai. I have it mounted in a transmission line. It sounds so alive.
Date published: 2013-02-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent DriverUsed this driver to replace the woofer in my old Bose 301 cabinets. I have had the Bose 301s for a long time over 20 years, decided to replace the woofers with the Dayton Audio PS220-8 8" Point Source Full-Range Neo Driver. I also used the back firing tweeter but used a Dayton PMPC-1.0 1.0uF 250V Precision Audio Capacitor for the crossover. These speakers are power by a Psvane Kt88 set tube amp and the bass is handed by a Dayton 12 inch sub powered by a Dayton 250 watt sub amp. I also built the cabinets for this sub, looks like an end table. Changing to these full range drivers was a move I should of done years ago. I highly recommend using these drivers as a replacement for anybody using set amps and listen to acoustic music over the electronic. I have used Parts Express for other projects and can say their products are excellent in the correct application.
Date published: 2013-01-29

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Dayton Audio PS220-8 8" Point Source Full-Range Neo Driver

First of i m new to diy speaker. I bought this unit and i m trying to put it in a closed case. when i plug it to my amplifier there is a low buzz. is there some thing that i need to connect ? between amplifier and this unit? 

Asked by: syrocky
Please contact our tech support for more help with this question, tech@parts-express.com or 800-338-0531 x1.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-09-02

How big is too big of a box for this speaker?

I've seen quite a variety of box sizes for this speaker. If, generally, a larger box will increase bass, how big can you go and to get maximum bass and still retain good sound?Thank you.
Asked by: wapam
Much depends on what you have in mind. My modeling software puts it practically flat down to 40 Hz in a 3 cubic foot cabinet. However, you can do quite well with half that size. Be careful not to drive it too hard as you may run into over excursion and destroy the driver. Placement near wall and/or corner will add bass reinforcement but may sacrifice imaging. If you need more bass extension why not put these in modest size cabs and add a sub? Then you can have the great imaging of these drivers and adjustable bass extension too.
Answered by: groig
Date published: 2013-03-15

Use of Dayton Audio PS220-8 for In-wall or In-ceiling Install

I have been considering installing In-wall or In-ceiling speakers for home theater use. I have yet to see speakers that are highly rated, and wonder if this speaker would lend itself in that type of application. If so, what suggestions or recommendations can you offer as to using this product in a In-wall or In-ceiling application.
Asked by: Beau
Using this in a wall or ceiling application would require limiting the bass some with a high pass filter. As a general rule the Qts should be a little closer to .5 to really do well in a wall application.
Answered by: Chrisf
Date published: 2012-12-03

I hear a lot of banter about ports with this driver but what about a passive radiator. a 10 inch or possibly 2 8's.

Asked by: spunky
This driver is ideal in .9 cubic feet tuned to about 50 Hz which is a 3" diameter, 4-1/2" long port. This is not unreasonable for this enclosure size, however if you wanted cut the volume down and still get a similar tuning frequency a passive radiator may be required as the port length will be quite a bit longer. I'd say our Dayton SD270-PR would be ideal, just add weight to tune to taste.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2013-03-01

Where is it made?

Could you please tell me where the PS220-8 is made? Thank you.
Asked by: RickH
These come from Taiwan.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2012-08-29

Can I use this with two Alpha 15's in an open baffle with active XO?

Asked by: OB Fan
Yes you can as long as you cross them around 100 Hz or higher this will not be a problem.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2013-06-11

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