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Dayton Audio RS52AN-8 2" Dome Midrange

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The Dayton Audio Reference Series dome midrange delivers excellent off-axis response and midrange performance. High quality construction includes a cast aluminum faceplate, metal grill, vented former, and copper clad pole piece.
  • Large damped rear chamber for low resonance point
  • 2" Aluminum diaphragm for good clarity and dispersion
  • Neodymium magnet minimizes stray magnetic field
  • Copper clad motor reduces distortion for transparent sound
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Dayton Audio RS52AN-8 2" Dome Midrange

The Dayton Audio Reference Series dome midrange delivers excellent off-axis response and midrange performance. Its black anodized 2" diaphragm is extremely linear throughout the midrange and lower treble, allowing it to provide a seamless transition to tweeters. The superior dispersion characteristics will eliminate suckouts and other problems that can occur in typical two-way designs with large woofers. High quality construction includes a cast aluminum faceplate, metal grill, vented former, and copper clad pole piece. Great for use with other members of the Reference Series, but will also work well with any high-performance driver.

Product Specifications
  • Nominal Diameter2"
  • Power Handling (RMS)60 Watts
  • Power Handling (max)120 Watts
  • Impedance8 ohms
  • Frequency Response300 to 14,000 Hz
  • Sensitivity91 dB 2.83V/1m
  • Voice Coil Diameter2"
Thiele-Small Parameters
  • Resonant Frequency (Fs)345 Hz
  • DC Resistance (Re)5.97 ohms
  • Voice Coil Inductance (Le)0.13 mH
  • Mechanical Q (Qms)3.15
  • Electromagnetic Q (Qes)1.18
  • Total Q (Qts)0.86
  • BL Product (BL)4.26 Tm
  • Diaphragm Mass Inc. Airload (Mms)1.67g
  • Maximum Linear Excursion (Xmax)1 mm
  • Surface Area of Cone (Sd)26.4 cm²
Materials of Construction
  • Cone MaterialAluminum,Metal Dome
  • Voice Coil Wire MaterialCopper
  • Voice Coil FormerAluminum
  • Basket / Frame MaterialCast Aluminum
  • Magnet MaterialNeodymium
Mounting Information
  • Overall Outside Diameter5.12"
  • Baffle Cutout Diameter3.94"
  • Depth2.24"
  • # Mounting Holes6
Dayton Audio RS52AN-8 2" Dome Midrange
  • BrandDayton Audio
  • ModelRS52AN-8
  • Part Number285-020
  • UPC844632067716
  • Product CategoryMidrange / Midbass Drivers & Full-Range Speakers
  • Unit of MeasureEA
  • Product Rating
    (48 Reviews)
  • Weight1.0001 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 RS52AN-8 2" Dome Midrange is rated 4.6667 out of 5 by 48.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great.I used these in a 3 way rebuild and like them very much. Great sound and imaging.
Date published: 2015-01-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Mid, Solidly Built, Sounds SweetI bought these to replace a set of economy mids that I placed in the cabinets of some ElectroVoice Encore 77s. I totally gutted the innards and replaced everything. I started with the woofers, which are now the Pyramid PW1248USX. I replaced the tweeters with some Dayton AMT mini-8s. The final step was to get some really good mids, and I've always like domes, so I looked into the RS52AN-8s. I had to wait a good 3 months due to their being out of stock, but when I got the e-mail that they were back in stock (thanks Parts Express) I ordered them immediately. They arrived well packed, as has everything I order from Parts Express. To round off the speaker rebuild I replaced the crossovers with the Eminence PXB3:5K0s. Because the mids are a little more sensitive (91db) than the AMT tweeters (88db) I placed an L pad in the mid circuit for fine tuning. The overall sound of the rebuild is super. These midranges are so detailed and with the crossover points of the crossover, everything blends well. The improvement is incredible. I recommend these midranges to anyone serious about detailed clear sound. I'm looking forward to their ultimate sound, when after 50 to 60 hours of playing (or so I've heard) they really begin to shine.
Date published: 2014-10-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great mid.I bought a few of these and haven't used them in a build yet, however all of them arrived stinking to high heaven and covered in mould! Thankfully the faceplate is easy to remove and i could carefully clean them.3rd party measurements confirm these are a world class driver. Build quality seems to be reasonably consistent with all the drivers I received hitting almost exactly 345Hz Fs.
Date published: 2014-09-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AwesomeThese midrange are just awesome. I have them on the doors of my Acura legend with 70 watts a piece going to them and they signs like a canary. I took my car to a local car show and the judges could not believe the sound that was coming out of these midrange. My complete system is consists of the Dayton audio reference series. Mids, tweeters, mid bass and subwoofer. If you are serious about your music, this is the midrange to get. Their are very smooth and have a very natural sound.
Date published: 2013-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Hales replacementI used this midrange to replace the no longer available MB Quart mids in the Hales Loudspeaker system and they worked very well. I had to drill the proper (4) bolt holes in the aluminum faceplate to match up with inserts in the concrete baffle, and then sealed them in with a couple of rings of Mor-tite.The mids are very pleasant, if not a bit laid back in there upper end compared to some other dome mids that I have used. If you have a taste for dome mids than this is a tremendous value.
Date published: 2013-06-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very nice dome midrange. Better if we had a replacement diaphragm avaible .That dome midrange is very good. All you need is the right tools to do your homework.I had these mids on a 4 way speaker with two dali 6.5 and two B&G Neo3 PDR. All these drivers are know to be a lil tricky to work with but the result is well worth and nothing but superb.I set features to poor since there are no features. I would love to have the feature of replacement diaphragms available for this midrange.
Date published: 2013-05-08
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Dayton Audio RS52AN-8 2" Dome Midrange

In my three way speakers  I have an Eminence cross over at 500 hz and 5khz.  Will this work well with this  Dayton Audio RS52AN-8 2" Dome Midrange?   The woofer is a Dayton 12" and the tweeter a 1 inch Polk silk dome.  

Asked by: Hammerdave
Yes this midrange will work fine with those crossover frequencies.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-03-17

Thanks for the response.  As a follow up, I have been unable to determine the order of the crossover in this application.  I am replacing the mid in the Energy Veritas 2.3.  Anyone know if this employs a second order crossover?

Asked by: Not App
This question is best answered directly by Energy Speakers. Also keep in mind that the only way to be assured that you will obtain the same performance as delivered by your factory-new speakers is to replace the midrange driver with an exact replacement from Energy. Otherwise there is likely to be some small variation from the performance of the original driver.
Answered by: DaytonAudio_Rory
Date published: 2015-01-16

Looking to replace an (8 ohm) aluminum dome mid of comparable size with duties in the 550 Hz-2.0 kHz range.  Is this a good fit?

Asked by: Not App
This should work fine for that application as long as the crossovers are at least second order.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-01-12

Is this a new updated version of this driver? I noticed the Fs and usable response are a little different than the four that I purchased awhile back. I would like to lower my x-over point to 350Hz if possible.

Asked by: 2chjd
The driver has not changed, however the specification sheet has been updated to reflect the characteristics of current production. Lowering your crossover frequency too aggressively may lead to an increase in measured distortion in that frequency range; dome midrange drivers are like large versions of dome tweeters, and it's usually best to cross over an octave above the resonant frequency to control distortion.
Answered by: DaytonAudio_Rory
Date published: 2015-02-10

Would this midrange work in towers with 91db efficiency, crossed @ 1.2k and 5k?  Right now has a Paradigm soft dome that I dropped in. Might replace with fountek neocd1 or dayton reference soft dome. Will these match up? Thanks 

Asked by: jpsyoda
Yes this will work fine in that application.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-11-20

To run these in an MTM setup would it not help to run 2 12dB bandpass filters... or at least first order xovers? What would be a good frequency split (as Adam H below) What is the lowest frequency Dolby sends to the center? I'd like to put a small woof

Asked by: timmerbe2
Please contact our tech support for more help with this question, or 800-338-0531 x1.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-10-24
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