Dayton Audio RS150T-8 6" Reference Woofer Truncated Frame

Brand:| Model: RS150T-8
Dayton Audio Reference Series RS150T-8 6" woofers deliver exceptional clarity, detail, and dynamics—and of course, incredibly low distortion.
  • Truncated cast frame - great for line arrays and MTM speaker designs
  • Long-excursion motor and suspension for strong bass performance
  • Advanced low-distortion motor design
  • Lightweight black anodized aluminum cone
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Weight: 2.6 lbs.  
List Price$47.99
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Part # 295-342
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Dayton Audio RS150T-8 6" Reference Woofer Truncated Frame

The Dayton Audio Reference Series sets a new standard of value in high-performance loudspeaker drivers. Utilizing a low-distortion motor system with two short-circuit paths and a rigid aluminum cone, the Reference Series can outperform drivers that cost several times the price. Their low-distortion characteristics and high excursion capabilities provide exceptional clarity, detail, and dynamics. Woofer features a black anodized cone, heavy-duty cast frame, low-loss rubber surround, solid aluminum phase plug, rubber magnet boot, and gold terminals.

Product Specifications
  • Nominal Diameter6"
  • Power Handling (RMS)40 Watts
  • Power Handling (max)80 Watts
  • Impedance8 ohms
  • Frequency Response47 to 4,200 Hz
  • Sensitivity86.3 dB 2.83V/1m
  • Voice Coil Diameter1"
Thiele-Small Parameters
  • Resonant Frequency (Fs)47 Hz
  • DC Resistance (Re)6.22 ohms
  • Voice Coil Inductance (Le)0.61 mH
  • Mechanical Q (Qms)1.66
  • Electromagnetic Q (Qes)0.47
  • Total Q (Qts)0.37
  • Compliance Equivalent Volume (Vas)0.51 ft.³
  • Mechanical Compliance of Suspension (Cms)1.42 mm/N
  • BL Product (BL)5.7 Tm
  • Diaphragm Mass Inc. Airload (Mms)8.27g
  • Maximum Linear Excursion (Xmax)4 mm
  • Surface Area of Cone (Sd)85 cm²
Materials of Construction
  • Cone MaterialAluminum
  • Surround MaterialRubber
  • Voice Coil Wire MaterialCopper
  • Voice Coil FormerAluminum
  • Basket / Frame MaterialCast Aluminum
  • Magnet MaterialFerrite
Mounting Information
  • Overall Outside Diameter5.12" across flats, 5.91"
  • Baffle Cutout Diameter4.78"
  • Depth2.79"
  • Bolt Circle Diameter5.43"
  • # Mounting Holes4
Optimum Cabinet Size (determined using BassBox 6 Pro High Fidelity suggestion)
  • Sealed Volume0.13 ft.³
  • Sealed F3101 Hz
  • Vented Volume0.31 ft.³
  • Vented F358 Hz
Dayton Audio RS150T-8 6" Reference Woofer Truncated Frame
  • BrandDayton Audio
  • ModelRS150T-8
  • Part Number295-342
  • UPC844632067655
  • Product CategoryWoofers
  • Unit of MeasureEA
  • Product Rating
    (4 Reviews)
  • Weight2.6 lbs.
  • Case Qty12
  • 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 RS150T-8 6" Reference Woofer Truncated Frame is rated 4.75 out of 5 by 4.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not a bad purchaseThe driver sounds fantastic! Clear sound, crisp bass, and overall good response in a two-way system crossing over @ 3.4 kHz. The cone shines, and along with the truncated frame, gives your system a sleek look. My only complaint would be that the product is called a 6" reference woofer, but the actual driver size is only around 5 1/4". The 6" describes the truncated frame diameter, not the driver.
Date published: 2014-05-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from ExcellentPaired these with BG Neo8 mid/tweets in an open baffle 18" wide and 12" high, crossed over at 800hz. Sounded great.Added another pair of these to bring their sensitivity up to that of the Neo8 (2 RS150T and 1 Neo8 in each speaker). I'm using an active crossover and eq. The only eq needed is a 6db/octave boost below 200 to handle the open baffle roll off. I cross over to a subwoofer at 80 hz. These are the best speakers I've ever owned. I'm completely sold on open baffles and these drivers.
Date published: 2009-03-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice product!I used this driver to change my center channel speaker from a MTM to a 3-way. I used a Morel DMS -29 tweeter,a Dayton 2" dome midrange,and the 6" truncated woofer. It added more bass for a more realistic response to male voices. I can not hear any centering problems with this design.
Date published: 2008-04-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Line Array DriverI have evaluated many alternatives for this diameter and you can't be the price performance of this driver for a line array.
Date published: 2008-03-26
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Dayton Audio RS150T-8 6" Reference Woofer Truncated Frame

I'd like to use two of these in a vented enclosure, possibly with Part # 275-085 as the tweeter, crossed over with Part # 260-144.  First, is this a good combination?..and Second, if it is a good combination, what would be the recommended enclosure specs?

Asked by: NewB
Yes that combination will work fine. I would recommend using the vented enclosure volume on the site which is 0.31 cubic feet. I would build it to about 0.35 to make up for driver and port displacement. The port would need to be 2" in diameter and 8" long for a tuning frequency of 54 Hz.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-10-24

Will the truncated frame of all the reference dayton drivers match up? Is the length of the truncated section equal for every dieter? 3" 4" 5" and 6"?

Asked by: Rider
Unfortunately no, the length of the straight portion of the frame will increase as the speaker diameter increases.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-02-13

I would like to us (2) in a .3 cab. What would the projected spes be ported/sealed or maybe a different driver would be better.

Asked by: Bumb Boyz
With a cabinet that small you will want to stick with a sealed design. Depending on the application, this will play into the 50s or 60s relatively easy but not much below that.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2013-04-24

How well for IB car applications?

This seems to be the right speaker for my shallower mounting depth requirements and need for higher qts. However I don't understand how there can be some sort of bass improvement when the xmax rating is lower and it seems to be shallower digging in the FR compared to rs150-4. Can you help me with my ignorance?
Asked by: dozyproductions
This woofer will work well for an IB application like that. They probably use a slightly different spider for both designs which is why the Qts and Fs is slightly higher. Generally there is not much reason to try to get much below 50-60Hz from a mid-bass like this in a vehicle and most cases you can't by nature of the application.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2012-11-01

When I click on the specifications sheet for more information, the link does not work. Can you supply frequency response graphs and other specs?

I would like to use a pair of these as mids to match the 12" Dayton Series II woofer @ 92db/watt. Matching these to a Focal T90ti tweeter.
Asked by: Newf
Our specification sheets are saved in PDF format. With such a burgeoning number of Adobe® programs (and versions) available to both read and write PDF documents, it is not uncommon to encounter a document that is not properly handled by your particular reader. I find that if I open such documents in the Google Chrome browser, they tend to open with no difficulties. I apologize that I cannot provide a better solution to your problem, we are always working to make sure our PDF files are accessible to the greatest number of end-users possible.
Answered by: RussR
Date published: 2011-12-09
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