Goldwood GW-8003/8 8" Full Range Driver w/Whizzer

Goldwood GW-8003/8 8" Full Range Driver w/Whizzer

Brand:| Model: GW-8003/8
Poly cone 8" driver with unique paper whizzer cone. The frequency range that this driver covers is extremely wide, making it useful as a ceiling speaker, background music speaker, or as a single-driver hi-fi speaker.
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Weight: 3.6 lbs.  
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Part # 290-379
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Goldwood GW-8003/8 8" Full Range Driver w/Whizzer

Poly cone 8" driver with unique paper whizzer cone. The frequency range that this driver covers is extremely wide, making it useful as a ceiling speaker, background music speaker, or as a single-driver hi-fi speaker. The rubber surround ensures long-lasting performance while the 1-1/2" voice coil ensures good power handling.

Product Specifications
  • Nominal Diameter8"
  • Power Handling (RMS)130 Watts
  • Power Handling (max)260 Watts
  • Impedance8 ohms
  • Frequency Response28 to 20,000 Hz
  • Sensitivity87 dB 1W/1m
  • Voice Coil Diameter1.5"
  • Magnet Weight20 oz.
Thiele-Small Parameters
  • Resonant Frequency (Fs)41.5 Hz
  • DC Resistance (Re)7.3 ohms
  • Voice Coil Inductance (Le)0.62 mH
  • Mechanical Q (Qms)3.23
  • Electromagnetic Q (Qes)1.04
  • Total Q (Qts)0.79
  • Compliance Equivalent Volume (Vas)1.57 ft.³
  • Mechanical Compliance of Suspension (Cms)0.69 mm/N
  • BL Product (BL)6.26 Tm
  • Diaphragm Mass Inc. Airload (Mms)21.2g
  • Maximum Linear Excursion (Xmax)2 mm
  • Surface Area of Cone (Sd)214.08 cm²
Materials of Construction
  • Cone MaterialPoly
  • Surround MaterialRubber
  • Voice Coil Wire MaterialAluminum
Mounting Information
  • Overall Outside Diameter8"
  • Baffle Cutout Diameter7.125"
  • Depth3.5"
  • # Mounting Holes4
Optimum Cabinet Size (determined using BassBox 6 Pro High Fidelity suggestion)
  • Sealed Volume1.16 ft.³
  • Sealed F349 Hz
  • Vented Volume7.06 ft.³
  • Vented F327 Hz
Goldwood GW-8003/8 8" Full Range Driver w/Whizzer
  • BrandGoldwood
  • ModelGW-8003/8
  • Part Number290-379
  • UPC643420100730
  • Product CategoryMidrange / Midbass Drivers & Full-Range Speakers
  • Unit of MeasureEA
  • Product Rating
    (16 Reviews)
  • Weight3.6 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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Goldwood GW-8003/8 8" Full Range Driver w/Whizzer
Goldwood GW-8003/8 8" Full Range Driver w/Whizzer is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 16.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Crisp and cleanVery pleased with the quality of sound. Has better mid range than original and bass, well just turn it up! Good stuff!
Date published: 2014-12-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great bang for teh buckBought a dozen of these a few years ago, and having lived with them that long thought I'd give my 2 cents.These are not really full range but a good inexpensive wide range. Eight of them went into two 16 X 16 X 48 boxes for some sound at work, four per box all in parallel, and driven current sourced with some generous EQ, they surprised many people. The other four in smaller boxes, two per side, for the garage. Augmented with a small tweeters above 5k, the sound stage is convincing and deep and wide like Carver Amazing or Spica speakers.This was an experiment into non-compensated line arrays, and I was wanting to see if I could hear the difference between the drivers wired series/parallel vs. all parallel.I certainly can, and am glad to have the amplification to drive them that way.Voltage sourced (normal hook up with most solid state amps), they do not sound good to me. But driven current sourced, they have changed my view point of what it takes to reproduce beautiful sound.Are there better drivers out there? Of course, but what amazes me is how good these sound for the price. Like the pioneer B20 driver (before it was discontinued), but I wanted rubber or cloth surround.My biggest complaint - don't believe the rated power - you will see a puff of smoke if pushed anywhere near as hard as published numbers.
Date published: 2014-10-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from replacement midrange for a three way cabI just got these in my home made three way cab's , The reason I chose these was because of the power they claim to handle , and so far so good they work great as a midrange hook up to a crossover . They have added to the mid-lows and brighten up the mid's and highs. Now I don't need to worry about how much power I throw at my speakers cause I know they can handle it. Now I have made some truly Loud Speakers. I don't have any new photos to share at this time , but I may revise this post at a later date with photos
Date published: 2014-01-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Need minor surgeryI purchased two of these for some extension PA speakers for a church application. I selected them because of the reasonable price combined with the high power rating. They sound great in this application, in shop built 12" x 12" enclosures.Installation was a hassle, since the rubber suspension between the cone and the frame had not been trimmed in the screw holes, and a screw wrapped the rubber, distorting the suspension. Fixing this oversight requires some very delicate surgery.
Date published: 2013-02-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not a bad speakerI bought this speaker to be used as a mid woofer. I needed a speaker with a substantial range, this one fit the bill. I did have one slight problem, when installing one of the speakers, I was putting the screws in ever so carefully and I ended up getting the woofer surround caught in with the screw and it twisted the side to shreds. It was my fault, so I ordered another one. Be mindful when installing these, that the rubber may cover the screw holes somewhat and that was part of my problem. All in all they sound fine and balance out my speaker cabinets.
Date published: 2013-01-12
Rated 2 out of 5 by from NOT NEARLY FULL RANGE AS ADVERTISED. VERY DISAPPOINTINGThese are in a ported cabinet for extension speakers. Straight feed from high quality receiver. Usually set on direct pass to avoid equalizer. They are in no way full range speakers. Not even close. They are rolled off rather severely to the point where they are quite clearly dull. Even if listened to directly on axis, high freq energy is very, very lacking. I seriously considered taking apart the cabinets and sending them back, but I simply do not want the hassle. Listening to anything but background/elevator music is distinctly unsatisfying and almost unpleasant. This is a more disappointing speaker, and I urge great caution when looking at the "full range" capability. It has a nice low end, but it sorely needs a top end (I would probably drop in a cheap dome, but I don't want the complexity). I wish I would have known how rolled off this thing is. The usual TV speaker is more satisfying up top.
Date published: 2012-12-07

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Goldwood GW-8003/8 8" Full Range Driver w/Whizzer

Would these be good for an open baffle system as the one driver?

Asked by: Drumlator
These will work well for an open baffle application and probably reach 60-80 Hz relatively well. As for the upper end, this will be subjective. A super tweeter may be required for the top octave but that depends on personal taste.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-03-31

Would these be good for mids only?

I have some Fisher boxes from 1968. All speakers in them are far too gone to use. Already have the 15" woofers, just need to fill in the 8" mid. The mids in them now are sealed backs. Don't know if that's relavent
Asked by: datguy
You will want to replace a sealed back mid with something that is sealed unless you can create a chamber behind it using a small enclosure. This Goldwood will work if you can do this, otherwise I would recommend something like the Pyle PDMR8 midrange.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2013-01-09

on the catalog page the power handling is listed as 50w/80w, but on the PE page it says 130/260 (both for the gw-8003/8). What is correct?

Asked by: Asod001
We are looking into getting the most up to date specs from the manufacture. As of now (10/10/2012), the box for this item directly from Goldwood claims max power handling is 130 watts with no RMS listed. We will update the site within a couple days with accurate information.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2012-10-10

What size encloser is best for this speaker>

Asked by: Radio Maker
This speaker will perform well in a sealed enclosure of approximately 1.0ft³.
Answered by: RussR
Date published: 2013-02-03

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