Goldwood GW-8028 8" Butyl Surround Woofer 8 Ohm

Brand:|Model: GW-8028
Goldwood's GW-8028 8" driver is an ideal woofer for replacing and upgrading old, worn out drivers. They all feature a polypropylene cone, vented pole piece, foam gasket, soft poly dust cap, and stamped steel frame.
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Part # 290-355
  • Polypropylene cone and rubber surround resist fatigue
  • Designed for optimum response in sealed enclosures and free air use
  • Vented pole piece for reduced compression noise

Product Details

Goldwood GW-8028 8" Butyl Surround Woofer 8 Ohm

Butyl rubber surrounds are superior to foam in two important ways. First, the butyl rubber resists moisture and will not dry rot, providing years of service. Second, the rubber surround, due to its superior damping characteristics will greatly reduce cone break up and ensure low distortion. These woofers are ideal for replacing and upgrading old, worn out drivers. They all feature a polypropylene cone, vented pole piece, foam gasket, soft poly dust cap, and stamped steel frame.

Product Specifications
  • Nominal Diameter8"
  • Power Handling (RMS)100 Watts
  • Power Handling (max)190 Watts
  • Impedance8 ohms
  • Frequency Response35 to 2,500 Hz
  • Sensitivity84 dB 2.83V/1m
  • Voice Coil Diameter1.5"
  • Magnet Weight20 oz.
Thiele-Small Parameters
  • Resonant Frequency (Fs)36 Hz
  • DC Resistance (Re)7.2 ohms
  • Voice Coil Inductance (Le)0.5 mH
  • Mechanical Q (Qms)3.9
  • Electromagnetic Q (Qes)1.21
  • Total Q (Qts)0.92
  • Compliance Equivalent Volume (Vas)1.54 ft.³
  • Mechanical Compliance of Suspension (Cms)0.73 mm/N
  • BL Product (BL)6 Tm
  • Diaphragm Mass Inc. Airload (Mms)26.9g
  • Maximum Linear Excursion (Xmax)2.5 mm
  • Surface Area of Cone (Sd)218.2 cm²
Materials of Construction
  • Cone MaterialPoly
  • Surround MaterialRubber
  • Basket / Frame MaterialSteel
  • Magnet MaterialFerrite
Mounting Information
  • Overall Outside Diameter8"
  • Baffle Cutout Diameter7.25"
  • Depth3.625"
  • # Mounting Holes4
Optimum Cabinet Size (determined using BassBox 6 Pro High Fidelity suggestion)
  • Sealed Volume1.85 ft.³
  • Sealed F341 Hz
  • Vented Volume7.34 ft.³
  • Vented F323 Hz
Goldwood GW-8028 8" Butyl Surround Woofer 8 Ohm
  • BrandGoldwood
  • ModelGW-8028
  • Part Number290-355
  • UPC643420100303
  • Product CategoryWoofers
  • Unit of MeasureEA
  • Product Rating
    (65 Reviews)
  • Weight3.45 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-8028 8" Butyl Surround Woofer 8 Ohm is rated 4.3846 out of 5 by 65.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A decent woofer replacementPurchased this product to fix a pair of EPI speakers.
Date published: 2015-02-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from look goodwork with my optimus speakers and sound great look great
Date published: 2014-12-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It fit!Very fast shipping. The speaker fit right in the hole,no modifications necessary. Even the mounting holes lined up. Speaker sounds great.
Date published: 2014-07-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from No complaints this timeThe sound of these speakers amazed me. I almost didn't have to use my powered sub base box because of the incredible sound range. I have them crossed over but I am not sure at what frequency because they were replacements. I'm breaking them in using a 40 Hz pure tone bass.
Date published: 2014-07-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great oem replacement and or upgradeinstalled these babys into a older toyota celica with the subs in front doors... these woofers fit without much modification and sound extremely better than the oem. system responds down past 40Hz with ease!
Date published: 2014-04-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid soundI purchased a pair of these to replace the woofers in a pair of KLH Model 32 speakers that were originally part of a system purchased in 1975, or thereabouts. One of the original woofers had weather damage and was distorting. These GW-8028s dropped right in, and matched the output of the original tweeters nicely. The low end is very crisp; not muddy in the least. I first compared several 8" woofers on specs and believed these Goldwood replacement would be the best match for the originals. My suspicions were spot on, as they sound absolutely amazing.
Date published: 2014-03-01
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Goldwood GW-8028 8" Butyl Surround Woofer 8 Ohm

Hi folks, I need to replace the woofers on a set of infinity speakers from the early 90's. looks like 8-8.5 inches. recommendations? totally ignorant about the subject. no one locally can help... thanks jay jackson

Asked by: jayjack
Please contact our tech support for more help with this question, or 800-338-0531 x1.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-08-31

will the goldwood  gw 8028 8" woofer be suitable for the bose 601 series 2 ?

Asked by: fatal1tywulf
The Goldwood is better suited in a sealed enclosure. It will work if you wanted to seal up the ports, but the Dayton below would be a nice solution if you did not want to stuff the ports. The cabinet cutouts might need to be modified for either option so you will want to double check dimensions.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-02-18

I am ready to assemble my system but there is no Polarity marks on the GW 8028 woofer. Is there a way to figure it out? or does it not matter (which I don't think is the case).

Asked by: PauseButtonAudio
The terminals are marked but it can be hard to see. With the woofer facing up and the terminals facing you (as pictured), the positive terminal is on the left side.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-01-14

These speakers seem to match perfectly with the replacement speakers for EVENT 20/30's. My main concern is will i be able to put the shielding from the old speaker onto these speakers. These speakers look identical right down to the piston diameters etc. 

Asked by: AB TEX
In order to properly shield a speaker you have to use a bucking magnet that is glued to the existing magnet, in the direction that they are forcing themselves apart. You will only need a shielded driver if the speakers are very close to an older CRT type television or monitor, they do not effect a flat screen TV.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-12-08

I have a pair of KLH 900B's with one woofer bad. Would this speaker work and should I replace both?

Asked by: jake77
Yes these should work well as a replacement for those. I would recommend replacing both.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-12-11

I am looking for an 8" woofer as a replace for the speaker in my Bose 301 Series ll 8 ohm speaker= rated for 10-75 Watts RMS, Cross over 1.5 kHz and 2.5 kHz, port-ducted enclosure.  Would this be a suitable replacement woofer?

Asked by: ChiefEd
These are a very popular choice for the Bose 301 speakers.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-02-17
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