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Dayton Audio SD215A-88 8" DVC Subwoofer

Brand:| Model: SD215A-88
Overview
The Dayton Audio SD215A-88 8" subwoofer speaker is one of the best bang-for-the-buck low frequency drivers available today.
Highlights
  • Works equally well in sealed or vented enclosures
  • Attractive gasket-less design
  • Long-life rubber surround for years of reliable service
  • Excellent bottom octave performance
Part # 
295-484
Weight: 4.7 lbs.  
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Product Details

Dayton Audio SD215A-88 8" DVC Subwoofer

The Dayton Audio SD215A-88 8" subwoofer speaker is one of the best bang-for-the-buck low frequency drivers available today. Dayton Audio DVC Series woofers were designed to offer the maximum performance-per-dollar. The speakers feature poly coated paper cones, wide rubber surrounds, large dual 8 ohm voice coils, vented pole pieces, and bumped back plates. Their healthy Xmax, long-throw construction, and dual voice coils make them perfect for any economical yet high-performing subwoofer speaker system.



Product Specifications
  • Nominal Diameter8"
  • Power Handling (RMS)80 Watts
  • Power Handling (max)160 Watts
  • Impedance4 ohms
  • Frequency Response31 to 2,500 Hz
  • Sensitivity85.9 dB 1W/1m
  • Voice Coil Diameter1.5"
Thiele-Small Parameters
  • Resonant Frequency (Fs)31 Hz
  • DC Resistance (Re)3.2 ohms
  • Voice Coil Inductance (Le)1.16 mH
  • Mechanical Q (Qms)3.1
  • Electromagnetic Q (Qes)0.45
  • Total Q (Qts)0.39
  • Compliance Equivalent Volume (Vas)1.35 ft.³
  • Mechanical Compliance of Suspension (Cms)0.62 mm/N
  • BL Product (BL)7.7 Tm
  • Diaphragm Mass Inc. Airload (Mms)42.4g
  • Maximum Linear Excursion (Xmax)6 mm
  • Surface Area of Cone (Sd)208.7 cm²
Materials of Construction
  • Cone MaterialCoated Paper
  • Surround MaterialRubber
  • Voice Coil Wire MaterialCopper
  • Voice Coil FormerAluminum
  • Basket / Frame MaterialSteel
  • Magnet MaterialFerrite
Mounting Information
  • Overall Outside Diameter8.5"
  • Baffle Cutout Diameter7.09"
  • Depth3.74"
  • # Mounting Holes5
Optimum Cabinet Size (determined using BassBox 6 Pro High Fidelity suggestion)
  • Sealed Volume0.33 ft.³
  • Sealed F368 Hz
  • Vented Volume0.95 ft.³
  • Vented F338 Hz
Dayton Audio SD215A-88 8" DVC Subwoofer
  • BrandDayton Audio
  • ModelSD215A-88
  • Part Number295-484
  • UPC844632088698
  • Product CategorySubwoofer Drivers
  • Unit of MeasureEA
  • Product Rating
    (29 Reviews)
  • Weight4.7 lbs.
  • Case Qty8
  • 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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Reviews

Dayton Audio SD215A-88 8" DVC Subwoofer
Dayton Audio SD215A-88 8" DVC Subwoofer is rated 4.7586 out of 5 by 29.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good 'lil subWorks well with the polk psw-50 as replacement. Had to trim out opening some and is much beefier than the oem.
Date published: 2014-09-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic for the priceI used this driver with Dayton Audio's 100W RMS subwoofer plate amp for a small vented sub build. The combination sounds great at low volumes and can really crank (for a small sub) when you turn it up, with no audible distortion. One thing that wasn't clear to me was that each voice coil is 8 ohms (8+8), so the driver can be wired for 4 ohms total. For the price, you can't go wrong with this little driver for any small subwoofer project.
Date published: 2014-08-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works great!!Bought 2 weeks ago, great product, sounds great!! Fast shipping ,great price!!
Date published: 2014-07-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worked wellPurchased as a replacement for the sub in my SW-200. A little slight modding to the wiring and it looks and functions better then the stock sub ever did
Date published: 2014-06-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product!Sounds great, and for a great price. You can't go wrong.
Date published: 2014-06-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tight, accurate, yet low achiever.In the title I mention its tight and accurate. The subwoofer is exactly that, the bass notes are dead on, drum kicks are hit with authority. What really impresses me, is that for an 8 inch woofer, its low end extension and reproduction is unreal. It hits low notes as its 10 inch big brother would. The free air resonance of 31hz is easily achieved and with the right size box and port-tune, its a deadly combo.
Date published: 2014-05-21

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Dayton Audio SD215A-88 8" DVC Subwoofer

Building a sub to fill in lows for W3-881SJF bookshelf speakers. Planning a 4th order bandpass using a 10" PR in place of a port.  This appears to give a flatish response to about 25Hz at expense of gain.  Will the speaker survive this treatment? 25W amp.

Asked by: Deadbugs
Yes this woofer will work fine for low to moderate volume levels. I don't see there being a problem with only 25 watts.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-11-24

Have a single cab truck thinking of getting 2 of Dayton Audio SD215A-88 for my truck.They well be in separate enclosure which the Volume is .4 Cubic Feet. What amp would I need to run the subwoofers?

Asked by: Dro121
The amplifier below will be a good choice for a pair of those, with one woofer on each channel.http://www.parts-express.com/boss-r3002-riot-600-watt-2-channel-mosfet-car-audio-amplifier--265-3982
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-11-06

Hey guys, If I buy 2 of Dayton Audio SD215A-88 8" DVC Subwoofer what kinda Amp would I need to run them. Do you guys have links to some?

Asked by: Dro121
The type of amp depends on if you are powering both together, or separately. If you are powering them together, something like the Yung SD200 would suffice, providing about 100 watts RMS or so into an 8 ohm load. If they are being powered separately, the Dayton SA70 would work very well.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-11-06

What would be the best box design for one of these for listening to mainly rap/hip-hop and some EDM? Or, would this be a good subwoofer for this purpose? Doesn't need to be stupid loud as its a $30 subwoofer, but i'm looking to add a decent sub to my dorm

Asked by: Tim H
I would recommend a 1.3 cubic foot vented box using our part number 260-478 for the port. This will tune the box to 30 Hz and provide a good mix between output and extension.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-11-16

I have a 2-way 8ohm speaker with dual 4ohm 8" wired in series and a 1" tweeter. Need to replace 1-8" & was looking at the SD215A-88. Fits budget and is the exact size 8.5" OD. Would it be a good replacement wired parallel? not sure of cross over freq.

Asked by: MrGigawatt
Since you need an 8 ohm woofer load, this would not be the best choice. I would recommend the DS215-8 instead which uses the same frame but has a single 8 ohm coil.http://www.parts-express.com/dayton-audio-ds215-8-8-designer-series-woofer-speaker--295-430
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-10-28

Is this a suitable replacement for a M&K VX7 powered subwoofer? Thank you.

Asked by: Breva
We do not have a cross reference available for this type of thing. 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: 2014-10-20

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