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Peerless 830869 8" Nomex Cone HDS Woofer

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The Peerless High Definition Sound (HDS) Series offers high-quality solutions for multi-way speaker systems employing vented box alignments.
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  • Truncated cast aluminum frame
  • Nomex cone with half-roll rubber surround
  • 1-1/4" diameter long-throw voice coil
  • Shorting rings for reduced distortion
  • Under-spider and voice coil ventilation

Product Details

Peerless 830869 8" Nomex Cone HDS Woofer

The Peerless High Definition Sound (HDS) Series offers high-quality solutions for multi-way speaker systems employing vented box alignments. A powerful ferrite magnet system is coupled to a finite element analysis-designed suspension system, containing a linear spider design and rubber surround. The motor incorporates an aluminum shorting ring that reduces coil inductance, extending frequency response performance and reducing second harmonic distortion. A cast aluminum basket provides high structural rigidity, heat-sinking capacity for the motor, and additional ventilation under the spider that in combination with a vented cone neck reduces air compression effects. The famous Peerless Nomex cone offers neutral, accurate audio reproduction.

Product Specifications
  • Nominal Diameter8"
  • Power Handling (RMS)75 Watts
  • Power Handling (max)150 Watts
  • Impedance8 ohms
  • Frequency Response30 to 2,000 Hz
  • Sensitivity90.2 dB 1W/1m
  • Voice Coil Diameter1.25"
Thiele-Small Parameters
  • Resonant Frequency (Fs)30 Hz
  • DC Resistance (Re)5.9 ohms
  • Voice Coil Inductance (Le)0.63 mH
  • Mechanical Q (Qms)4.4
  • Electromagnetic Q (Qes)0.33
  • Total Q (Qts)0.31
  • Compliance Equivalent Volume (Vas)3.09 ft.³
  • Mechanical Compliance of Suspension (Cms)1.21 mm/N
  • BL Product (BL)8.92 Tm
  • Diaphragm Mass Inc. Airload (Mms)23.99g
  • Maximum Linear Excursion (Xmax)5.5 mm
  • Surface Area of Cone (Sd)227 cm²
Materials of Construction
  • Cone MaterialNomex
  • Surround MaterialRubber
  • Basket / Frame MaterialCast Aluminum
  • Magnet MaterialFerrite
Mounting Information
  • Overall Outside Diameter8.86"
  • Baffle Cutout Diameter7.48"
  • Depth3.52"
  • # Mounting Holes6
Optimum Cabinet Size (determined using BassBox 6 Pro High Fidelity suggestion)
  • Sealed Volume0.57 ft.³
  • Sealed F367 Hz
  • Vented Volume1.6 ft.³
  • Vented F338 Hz
Peerless 830869 8" Nomex Cone HDS Woofer
  • BrandPeerless
  • Model830869
  • Part Number264-1098
  • UPC844632084102
  • Product CategoryWoofers
  • Unit of MeasureEA
  • Product Rating
    (4 Reviews)
  • Weight4.1 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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Peerless 830869 8" Nomex Cone HDS Woofer is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 4.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Peerless 830869Having searched everywhere for a suitable woofer to augment my home theater setup, I settled on the 830869. Mated with the Dayton DC28f-8 and a 1750Hz third order crossover (.75 Cu. ft. closed box), the sound is truly spectacular for such a modestly priced duo (although I spent as much money on the crossover parts as I had on the speakers). I had originally intended to use a pair of the duo as surround speakers, but found that they sounded toooooo good to relegate them to secondary status. I was astounded at how open airy, detailed, and dynamic they sound, without listening fatigue. They now serve as the main stereo system in my office where I listen to classical music and rock, as well as jazz, for hours. I crossed them over at 1750 to avoid problems with the 3500Hz hump. overall, I'm exceptionally pleased with the performance of both drivers. I never expected the pair to perform so magically well.
Date published: 2013-04-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 2-WAY with JBL 2342 HornIn testing this 8" 830869 Peerless in a 2-way configuration, I loaded the woofer in a 37 Liter Bass Reflex tuned for Fb=45Hz. A JBL 2425 1" Compression Driver with a JBL 2342 Bi-Radial Horn handled the Mids and Highs. Crossover was electronically adjusted at 1,200Hz (24dB/oct) with CD EQ activated for the horn.The Peerless performance is excellent. No issues for a 2-way up to 1,200Hz. Tried crossing at 2KHz after that. The results were simply disappointing.
Date published: 2012-03-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I am still smiling!!!!!I was looking for a woofer that would crossover around 2khz. I was never happy with the bass response of my speakers and the surrounds were starting to go. Yes I could have fixed them but I thought how about a change. I have an extra set “Why Not!” I referenced the 8in on here but still skeptical. I knew at that point any speaker I would buy meant cosmetically altering my speakers. So I went for it with the peerless 830869’s. I routed some extra space in the boxes. Shipping was super fast and before you know it installed. Hooked them up and turned on my mc 30’s and started walking to my chair. On the first hit I turned and said Holy (expletive, expletive). Like i said still smiling. Wonderful experience, great product.
Date published: 2011-11-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very clean and open - spectacular soundUsed as midrange driver in dbx Soundfield V rebuild: this driver, Dayton Series II 15" woofer, HiVi RT2C-2 ribbon tweeter for the main drivers. Also Goldwood GM-65/8 5" Sealed Back Midrange pointing straight up from top face of speaker, and Dayton DC28FT-8 1-1/8" Silk Dome Truncated tweeters sitting on top of speaker but directed to speak 90 degrees from the mains towards the left and right walls. Lpads on both midranges and both tweeters. Ported instead of original acoustic suspension design.Main drivers are crossed over at 220 Hz (3rd order woofer/1st mid) and 2200 hz (2nd order) with a complex, custom, impedance-matching 5-way crossover.I tried Eminence sealed back 8" midrange first---sound was great BUT the woofer/mid crossover wasn't right, the drivers don't work well with each other. Male voices never sounded good. Dayton Series II needs to be crossed steeply at 200-300 hz to avoid ugly breakup above 500 Hz and the Eminence needs to be crossed above 500 Hz. So I tried this driver which has amazingly flat response like the ribbon tweeter.These Nomex 8" drivers are spectacular. Soundstage is very wide and open and they sound rich and detailed as advertised. After a week break-in playing 4-6 hours per day, the bass warmed up and opened up. The Eminence drivers were very directional and the sound changed dramatically if you moved left or right, with these the sound changes hardly at all until you're about 45-60 degrees off axis. And the response is indeed amazingly flat --- no ear fatigue after long periods at any frequency.These drivers were a great match for the other drivers in my design and I am very, very happy with them. Highly recommended. These would also work very well in 2-way design crossed around 2200-3000 Hz.Mine was a very expensive rebuild but the results are well worth it, they sound very natural and totally real. All drivers deliver the same high quality, high-definition, flat, detailed sound in their range, each ends up covering 3-1/2 octaves so they share the work equally.Everyone who has heard them comment that the sound does not sound like it's coming from a speaker but sounds like the orchestra is really in front of them. At live sound levels you are placed back into the original space the recording was made in. Very emotional experience on some recordings. I have never heard another speaker that do that the way these do.
Date published: 2011-05-13
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Peerless 830869 8" Nomex Cone HDS Woofer

Do you think this would be OK to crossover @ 2500hz? This would be for a 2 way design with 1" tweeter.

Asked by: davidk35
Yes this will work with a crossover of 2,500 Hz.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-07-07

Could these be used in a well dampened and fairly sealed car door ?

Asked by: fireredv8
This will work well in a car door but I would not expect much below about 50 Hz from them.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-03-24

are the parameters above your own measurements?

just checking as there seem to be many variations for this driver!Many thanks
Asked by: fish fingers
The parameters we have listed are derived from the Peerless spec sheet that is available on this product page to the right of the Product Details. There is only one variation in power handling although I will have this updated to reflect what is on the spec sheet.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2013-06-21

B&W DM 110

Hello, I was wondering if anyone would know if this speaker would be a direct replacement for the 8" in the B&W DM 110, looks like it would but i don't have any dimentions. Thanks in advance
Asked by: Anonymous
You would also need to confirm that both speakers have the same impedance, and look at the SPEAKER BUILDING tab, then WOOFER SELECTION GUIDE to see if the cabinet size matches... Then, hopefully, both woofers have the same sensitivity ie 89db 1W/1M. Now this woofer will sound different than the B&W - so if you are changing one, you should change both speakers so that they match sonically.
Answered by: markajh
Date published: 2012-07-23

MTG90: What software was used to calculate 1.0 cu ft at 35hz, and...

Thanks for your review. In your recommendation did you take into consideration the volume consumed by the port itself? or the volume consumed by the woofer itself?, or the volume consumed by at least a typical 3/4" thick brace down the middle of the cabinet? I ask because it seems some online software does consider this, while others does not. Tymphany recommends 1.1 cu ft for this woofer but provides no data on port or other factors taking away from volume as I just mentioned. I would prefer to do 1.1 cu ft at 35hz for this woofer IF it can be achieved - including what the woofer, brace, .75" wood take away from the volume specifications. Your final thoughts?
Asked by: DECX
mtg90 provides exceptional specs for this driver. In his cabinet volume quotes - they do not account for the volume displaced by the driver in the cabinet, or bracing etc. Internal volume is accurate - how you build it is up to you. In general a larger cabinet will provide better bass quality and you then have the ability to tweak your design by modifying the port. 1.1 cu ft leaves you little option after a build out. Have fun with your project!
Answered by: markajh
Date published: 2012-04-07

Can someone at PE Tech accurately reconfirm what the "vented box size" and "port size" would be for this Peerless 830869 woofer tuned to 43hz?

I've tried several calculators and found references from different sources all giving somewhere between 1.1 to 1.28 cu ft for volume and the port sizes vary greatly. Looking for someone who has access to a much more sophisticated software package to help get the volume and tuned port sizes correct, please. Thanks in advance.
Asked by: DECX
Both enclosure volume and port diameter will change the port length for a given tuning frequency. That said 43 hz is too high a frequency to be tuning this driver in any size enclosure unless you want a big bump in your frequency response.Something like 35hz is much better. You would want at least a 3" diameter port with this driver in order to keep port air velocity down to acceptable levels. This driver works well in a 1 to 2 cu ft enclosure tuned to ~35 hz.Size, Tuning: Port diameter, Port Length1 cu ft, 35hz: 3"D, 13"L --or-- 4"D, 25"L1.5cu ft, 35hz: 3"D, 8"L --or-- 4"D, 15.6"L2 cu ft, 35hz: 3"D, 5.5"L --or-- 4"D, 11"LAnd just to throw it in 43hz tuning:1 cu ft, 43hz: 3"D, 8"L --or-- 4"D, 15.4"L1.5 cu ft, 43hz: 3"D, 4.6"L --or-- 4"D, 9.3"L2 cu ft, 43hz: 3"D, 3"L --or-- 4"D, 6.25"L
Answered by: mtg90
Date published: 2012-04-01
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