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Dayton Audio VS8 8" Universal Low-Profile Subwoofer

Brand:| Model: VS8
Ditch your "cube" – the versatile Dayton Audio VS8 low-profile subwoofer fits almost anywhere!
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  • Low-profile enclosure features less than 3" total depth
  • Powerful 8" long-excursion woofer digs deep
  • Bass reflex design produces plenty of clean, solid low frequency output
  • Multiple wiring options for maximum system flexibility
  • Clean, modern styling disappears into surroundings
  • Great performance when installed in home stereo, home theater, or car audio systems
  • Partner with a Dayton Audio SA230 amplifier for a perfectly matched subwoofer combo
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Dayton Audio VS8 8" Universal Low-Profile Subwoofer

The Dayton Audio VS8 subwoofer was engineered to accommodate the challenging space requirements of modern home audio installations. Despite its emphasis on compact size and flexible connectivity, the VS8's designers maintained Dayton Audio's typical commitment to faithful audio reproduction. A VS8 can be installed permanently in walls, floors, or ceilings, but is attractive enough to deploy in "opportunistic" locations like behind a sofa, beneath a table, or tucked into a corner.

Performance-wise, an 8" long-throw dual voice coil driver and complex bass reflex design that utilizes a flared port produce much more bass than is expected typically from such a small loudspeaker enclosure. The Dayton Audio VS8 low-profile subwoofer is finished in a dark brushed aluminum-look vinyl wrap that complements any décor.

The omni-directional dispersion characteristics and shallow enclosure of this subwoofer facilitate limitless placement options. The VS8 fits between wall studs, and is easy to install (requires a Dayton Audio VS8IG in-wall mounting kit, coming soon!). This subwoofer can also be mounted on the wall externally or placed behind furniture.

Down-firing use beneath furniture is aided by the VS8's included rubber feet, which elevate the subwoofer and protect surfaces. Coupling to the floor via spikes is also possible, and Dayton Audio speaker spikes (sold separately) may be installed as an alternative to the rubber feet. Or, lay the VS8 on its back and use it in an up-firing configuration.

Specifications: • 8" long-throw DVC subwoofer • Power handling: 120 watts RMS (60 watts RMS per coil) Impedance: 8 ohm single channel, 2 ohm single channel, 4 ohm dual channel • Frequency response: 35 – 200 Hz • Dimensions: 18-7/8" H x 14" W x 2-3/4" D.

Product Specifications
  • ConfigurationSubwoofer
  • Woofer Diameter8"
Dayton Audio VS8 8" Universal Low-Profile Subwoofer
  • BrandDayton Audio
  • ModelVS8
  • Part Number300-490
  • UPC844632089589
  • Product CategoryPassive Subwoofers
  • Unit of MeasureEA
  • Product Rating
    (5 Reviews)
  • Weight14.7500 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 VS8 8" Universal Low-Profile Subwoofer

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Dayton Audio VS8 8" Universal Low-Profile Subwoofer

I have a 1970's Sansui 6060 stereo receiver. How do I use this passive sub with my receiver and a single pair of Large Advent speakers?

Asked by: MTB56
The SA230 Sub amp or it's equal is needed here. Your stereo amp will not drive a 4 ohm load along with the you're present speakers. The SA230 has a built in crossover as well.
Answered by: Joe from San Francisco
Date published: 2013-11-12

Does this come with a crossover for use with a full-range amplifier? If not, is one available from Parts-Express?

Asked by: Dillweed
This does not have a built in passive crossover but if you were to wire the coils in series for a 4 ohm load we have a couple passive crossovers that will work.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2013-10-17

Can you access each coil in the terminal cup?

Asked by: RedSled
yes , comes with a wiring diagram and jumper
Answered by: Smokey Lynx
Date published: 2014-01-08

Any thoughts on this being used in a car audio application

i know that use in car audio is not a ideal place for this since it is intended for home use but i figured i would get some thoughts on this might buy one and try it out, i have a single cab 2013 chevy silverado and theres not alot of room behind the seat for a really good sub system so i thought about this let me hear your thoughts thanks
Asked by: GWF82
There is no reason this can't be used in an automotive application, this should work well for this purpose.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-02-07

Does this use the ns210-44 or variant of that driver? Will the driver be available separately?

Asked by: WhitewindDesigns
The driver used is a variant and will not be sold separately.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2013-09-22
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