Fountek FW200 8" Aluminum Midwoofer Speaker

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Fountek’s FW200 is a robust 8" midwoofer driver that features an attractive aluminum cone, a high-strength cast-aluminum frame, and an optimized motor structure, for low distortion and excellent detail.
  • 75 watts RMS power handling
  • Elegant satin anodized-aluminum cone
  • 35 to 3,000 frequency response
  • Rubber surround and long-throw voice coil
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Weight: 4.5 lbs.  
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Fountek FW200 8" Aluminum Midwoofer Speaker

Fountek mid-bass drivers offer exceptional value with premium features like aluminum cones, robust cast frames, and optimized low-distortion motors.  They’re the perfect choice for use in high-end loudspeaker systems, paired with premium-quality tweeters like Fountek’s own ribbon units.

The FW200 model  is an 8” midwoofer with an extended upper range that allows it to be used as a midbass driver, or as a woofer together with a dedicated midrange for further reduced distortion. The satin anodized-aluminum cone perfectly complements the other Fountek midwoofer drivers.

Product Specifications
  • Nominal Diameter8"
  • Power Handling (RMS)75 Watts
  • Power Handling (max)150 Watts
  • Impedance8 ohms
  • Frequency Response35 to 3,000 Hz
  • Sensitivity88 dB 1W/1m
  • Voice Coil Diameter1.42"
Thiele-Small Parameters
  • Resonant Frequency (Fs)35.7 Hz
  • DC Resistance (Re)6.8 ohms
  • Mechanical Q (Qms)2.26
  • Electromagnetic Q (Qes)0.68
  • Total Q (Qts)0.52
  • Compliance Equivalent Volume (Vas)2.18 ft.³
  • Mechanical Compliance of Suspension (Cms)0.95 mm/N
  • BL Product (BL)6.83 Tm
  • Diaphragm Mass Inc. Airload (Mms)20.93g
  • Moving Mass Of Diaphragm (Mmd)19.13
  • Maximum Linear Excursion (Xmax)4.35 mm
  • Surface Area of Cone (Sd)213.8 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 Diameter8.54"
  • Baffle Cutout Diameter7.28"
  • Depth3.5"
  • Bolt Circle Diameter8.13"
  • # Mounting Holes8
Optimum Cabinet Size (determined using BassBox 6 Pro High Fidelity suggestion)
  • Sealed Volume1.55 ft.³
  • Sealed F354 Hz
  • Vented Volume3.82 ft.³
  • Vented F326 Hz
Fountek FW200 8" Aluminum Midwoofer Speaker
  • BrandFountek
  • ModelFW200
  • Part Number296-731
  • UPC848864004242
  • Product CategoryWoofers
  • Unit of MeasureEA
  • Weight4.5 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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Fountek FW200 8" Aluminum Midwoofer Speaker

I have a pair of Vintage Infinity Reference 4 floor speakers; J392's, Nominal imp: 6 ohms, crossover: 300Hz; 4KHz, Freq.resp: 44Hz-40KHz. Will these be good replacement woofers. They seem very close in all specs including diameter. 5" midrange too.

Asked by: papo
Yes these will work well in that application.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-12-16

If 2 of the these were in a sealed box what size box would be needed? Would they be wired 4 or 8 ohm?

Asked by: tbone2
Two of these will require a 3 cubic foot sealed enclosure for an optimally flat response. You could get away with a slightly smaller enclosure and not effect the performance drastically. I would recommend wiring these in parallel for a 4 ohm load.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-12-05

what would be a recommended box size for this if used in a two way tower? What port size would be best to reduce port noise? Will the Dayton Audio XO2W-2K 2-Way Speaker Crossover @ 2,000 Hz work with the Fountek Neo 3.0 and the Fountek FW200 8" midwoofer

Asked by: tbone2
The recommended vented box for this woofer is about 3.8 cubic feet. You can get away with a smaller volume, but there will be a bump in the frequency response above the tuning frequency which could create the "muddy" bass. This woofer would perform better in a sealed enclosure of about 1.5 cubic feet and heavily stuffed, providing in room response into the 30's. That crossover will work well with the Neo 3.0 and this woofer. You may need to pad the tweeter with an L-pad to match the woofers output.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-11-25

I'm planning on building a 3 way box using this woofer as the low with isolated camber. What box volume would you recommend for it, vented box I would like to tune it to 30hz?

Asked by: Ducati1198S
The recommended vented box for this is 2.5 cubic feet with a 3" diameter, 6" long port for a tuning frequency of 30 Hz.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-04-25

what are the highest x/o points for this driver (1st order and 2nd order)

I'd like to pair with Accuton tweeters, which can be used w/ first order x/o's (within manufacturers recommendations)
Asked by: fish fingers
I would not go higher than 2,500 regardless of order. If you are using first order, I would recommend something around 1,000-1,200 Hz. Second order would be safe at 2,000 Hz.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2013-08-19

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