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

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The Dayton Audio PS Series drivers do it all: true bass, articulate midrange, and balanced, extended highs.
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  • 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

Product Details

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
  • Sensitivity96.5 dB 2.83V/1m
  • Voice Coil Diameter1"
Thiele-Small Parameters
  • Resonant Frequency (Fs)46.4 Hz
  • DC Resistance (Re)6.2 ohms
  • Voice Coil Inductance (Le)0.73 mH
  • Mechanical Q (Qms)5.73
  • Electromagnetic Q (Qes)0.40
  • Total Q (Qts)0.38
  • Compliance Equivalent Volume (Vas)3.19 ft.³
  • Mechanical Compliance of Suspension (Cms)1.41 mm/N
  • BL Product (BL)6.15 Tm
  • Diaphragm Mass Inc. Airload (Mms)8.4g
  • 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
    (20 Reviews)
  • Weight4.8 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 PS220-8 8" Point Source Full-Range Neo Driver is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 20.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from awesome and well builti bought these about 4 years ago and have been using them since. i built them to be floor standing enclosures basically i built the enclosure front, top, bottom, and back and extended the sides to make them floor standing. the center of the drivers are right ear level when i sit down. my experience with them at first was they were a bit bright on the mids and highs but after time they balanced out and they sound amazing. i used winisd pro alpha to design the enclosure. it is in a 1.4 cf vented enclosure and i get a smooth response from 50hz all the way up to 25Khz. i have paired this with a Dayton Audio UM12-22 in a 5.65 cf enclosure with a 4in flared port that is 16in long. i am using a onkyo TX-SR576 7.1 receiver to drive the 2 ps220 drivers and a Behringer NU1000DSP power amplifier bridged in mono for the sub so i do not have to use a Xover on any driver. watching a movie or listening to any music i have sounds amazing with the eq completely flat at any volume level i have set it at. i would highly recommend if anyone is looking for an awesome single point source audio set up that want to spend a bit to have awesome sound these or there smaller 6.5 ps180-8 would not be disappointed.
Date published: 2016-01-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AmazingI bought this speaker after experiencing its 6.5 inch cousin, mounted in a Tang Band rear loaded horn. On this project, I used the suggested Fostex Rear Horn design that at the time was also on the webpage, (thankfully I saved the file!) Truthfully I was only expecting an incremental improvement, with a long break-in period....instead I was blown away with its sensitivity, clarity and ever increasing bass response; everything is there, and requires very minimal equalization (dont believe in crossovers). the element of "air" is there, with a nice woody midrange, and a bass that is approaching thunderous; what more could one want? Love this speaker!
Date published: 2015-10-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Open baffle mains for entertainment systemI feel obligated to provide a quick review of these since they have become my favorite single speaker (besides my unity horns I built recently, they can't be compared equally). After six months listening, and trying a few different notch filters I have come to the conclusion that these are perfectly excellent with no crossover hooked to my receiver using the high pass filter built into the receiver. The peaks in the 4-5k range seems to have reduced from break-in. They are mounted on a 15" baffle 3" thick with felt lining on the cutout behind the driver. I abandoned the notch filters, they reduced the liveliness and coherence of the drivers mid range. Try these on an open baffle and cross them at or over above 120hz. They are a bit shy on bass, which is understandable and not a concern to me. I also tried using REW and a USB mic to apply filters on a PC and miniDSP with amazing results.
Date published: 2015-06-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very clear sound.This speaker is very clear sounding, it is nice to not have any crossover between you and the sound. An excellent full range speaker. It sounds better than my dual concentric Tannoy MFM-8s. You will see them on Ebay soon. I haven't tried giving them too much power yet. perfect for accurate monitoring or listing for the detail in classical or well produced electronic, and acoustic guitars are amazing. Running the speaker in a sealed cabinet at this point.
Date published: 2015-03-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from IMAGING!!Building my civic for sq competition i was looking for drivers to take my font stage to the next level. PS220 delivers! Be sure to use a nice eq with at least 5 bands, i use the built in eq on a jvc dd nav unit, 45,120 all the way up (12db),315 up3/4, 1k,2.5k down a few ,8k,14k nearly up all the way. Get the eq dialed in and no one will be disappointed. They lack a little lowend but i am using an open top custom kick panel. Clarity and definition are unmatched
Date published: 2014-11-28
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
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Dayton Audio PS220-8 8" Point Source Full-Range Neo Driver

Is it posible to combine two of them in one speaker kabinet?

Asked by: Anonymous
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-09-18

Would i be crazy to try this speaker as a center speaker in my theater?

Asked by: 2tall
There would be nothing wrong with using this for a center speaker.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-06-25

I want to buy 2X ps220-8. I live in Quebec canada; is it possible

Asked by: Sined
Please contact our sales and customer service for available stock, price and shipping options. or 800-338-0531 x2.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-05-01

How does it compare to the Tangband W8- 1808 in Open Baffle Application (See Pure Audio website)?

Asked by: Jacq
We cannot comment on audible differences between the two drivers in a given application. The Tang Band will likely play slightly lower depending on the cutoff frequency because of a slightly higher Qts.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-03-11

I have a .75l box from a pair of 8" 2 way speakers that I would like to reuse.  Two questions - are these well suited to this box, either vented or sealed?  Is there a vent port that has a 3"OD mounting flange that I can use? 

Asked by: philspeakerdude
Please contact our tech support for more help with this question, or 800-338-0531 x1.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-03-02

My understanding is a 3 cubic foot box will yield the best results for this speaker, is that vented and if so what size port is needed? (PS220-8 8")

Asked by: JimG1950
A volume of 3 cubic feet is more than three times larger than optimal for this driver, you would get a more useable bass response in about half of that. I would recommend 1.3 cubic feet with a 3" diameter, 2" long port tube for a tuning frequency of 56 Hz.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-11-07
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