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Peerless 830987 3" Full Range Woofer

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Tymphany/Peerless full range drivers set the standard for quality audio in products including flat panel televisions and sound bars, MP3 and cell phone docking stations, and multimedia PCs.
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  • Neodymium magnet
  • Double-vented motor
  • Anodized aluminum center dome
  • Distortion-reducing semi-progressive surround
  • Inverted half-roll rubber surround
  • Copper pole piece cap controls impedance

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Peerless 830987 3" Full Range Woofer

Tymphany/Peerless full range drivers set the standard for quality audio in products including flat panel televisions and sound bars, MP3 and cell phone docking stations, and multimedia PCs. With their high power handling, smooth, even dispersion, and low distortion, the Peerless 2-1/2" full range drivers can be paired with the Tymphany LAT250 for great bass performance. A neodymium motor structure and double-venting system keeps dynamic range intact, as the transducer can handle more power and dissipate excess heat efficiently. An anodized aluminum dome provides superior sound dispersion and off-axis response. An inverted semi-progressive surround reduces distortion, especially at high output through long excursion. The driver's direct connected dome dust cap (attached to the magnet system voice coil) improves dispersion at high frequencies, providing superior sound at the higher frequencies. The inserted copper cap on the pole piece ensures control of the system impedance, thereby extending the upper frequency range.

Product Specifications
  • Nominal Diameter3"
  • Power Handling (RMS)20 Watts
  • Power Handling (max)70 Watts
  • Impedance8 ohms
  • Frequency Response54 to 20,000 Hz
  • Sensitivity82.6 dB 2.83V/1m
  • Voice Coil Diameter1"
Thiele-Small Parameters
  • Resonant Frequency (Fs)103 Hz
  • DC Resistance (Re)6.2 ohms
  • Voice Coil Inductance (Le)0.05 mH
  • Mechanical Q (Qms)6.1
  • Electromagnetic Q (Qes)1.11
  • Total Q (Qts)0.94
  • Compliance Equivalent Volume (Vas)0.04 ft.³
  • Mechanical Compliance of Suspension (Cms)1 mm/N
  • BL Product (BL)2.98 Tm
  • Diaphragm Mass Inc. Airload (Mms)2.52g
  • Maximum Linear Excursion (Xmax)2.05 mm
  • Surface Area of Cone (Sd)27.3 cm²
Materials of Construction
  • Cone MaterialAluminum
  • Surround MaterialRubber
  • Voice Coil FormerAluminum
  • Basket / Frame MaterialPolymer
  • Magnet MaterialNeodymium
Mounting Information
  • Overall Outside Diameter3.07"
  • Baffle Cutout Diameter2.84"
  • Depth2"
  • # Mounting Holes4
Optimum Cabinet Size (determined using BassBox 6 Pro High Fidelity suggestion)
  • Sealed Volume0.1 ft.³
  • Sealed F398 Hz
  • Vented Volume0.22 ft.³
  • Vented F359 Hz
Peerless 830987 3" Full Range Woofer
  • BrandPeerless
  • Model830987
  • Part Number264-1054
  • UPC844632083884
  • Product CategoryWoofers
  • Unit of MeasureEA
  • Product Rating
    (2 Reviews)
  • Weight0.45 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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Peerless 830987 3" Full Range Woofer is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 2.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Twice as NiceI have the JVC-2000, circa 1997, and had been looking to replace the drivers for some time. Hesitant to pull the drivers to inspect the cutout, since they're often glued and might not go back together seamlessly, I hadn't done so. Until the previous reviewer showed it's possible. One thing, though: the cutout is a fraction of a millimeter smaller than the frame plate, so expect to fill a small gap or two with putty/caulk if you drill free hand.I hadn't looked at the speakers in years, so had forgotten that they're 4 ohm. Hmm? The Peerless are 8, so why not double up? Why not, indeed. eBay has a ready supply of these speakers, ~$40. Wire them up in parallel, stack them top-to-top (with a layer of rubberized shelf liner between), and you get nearly flat to 50 hz. At moderate volume, of course. Cheap thrills, indeed.
Date published: 2015-09-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Little Driver That CouldI bought these little gems to use in a pair of enclosures from a small JVC micro shelf system I found at Goodwill. The enclosures are nicely finished wood, ported in the rear, and just needed a pair good drivers. I decided on these Peerless 3 inchers based on good experience with Peerless products in the past. They were slightly smaller than the original drivers in the JVC system, but fit OK (see photo). The result is a pair of satellite speakers that have a very flat frequency response curve from around 100Hz to above 10kHz. Alone, they sound a bit forward, and unforgiving of poorly recorded source material. But add a subwoofer that crosses over between 150-200Hz or so, and they come alive. Mellow jazz, piano, new age, and pop music (some of Paul Simon's albums come to mind) sound really good through this system. Older LPs, especially the large-scale soundtrack stuff (Exodus for example) sound pretty compressed and unappealing. But then, part of this is because these albums were pressed in the days of laid-back vacuum tube home console "hi-fi" systems. Also, the Peerless drivers are very articulate and don't hold back on reporting what's in the signal they're fed -- especially in the upper mids. Overall, I really like these little guys, and plan to use them with a smaller powered sub in my family room. I think they'd also be great in a home theater set up.
Date published: 2012-05-18
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Peerless 830987 3" Full Range Woofer

I'm looking to upgrade my 5.1 home system to a 7.2 and was thinking of these for the satellite speakers or  the 4" Dayton Audio DS115-8. I will be pairIng with a tweeter, but I want something small that will work well, which would be a better choice? 

Asked by: Bcboyz86
This requires a bit more information in order to proceed. Please contact our tech support for more help with this question, or 800-338-0531
Answered by: MattW
Date published: 2015-07-20

Do you have - (1) a separate data sheet with on and off axis response curves, (2) Is there a Peerless driver the same size but with different cone material, (3) any with Ferro-fluid, (4) What is essentially the same driver but with a different magnet?

Asked by: JDB001
Unfortunately we do not have any other similar size Peerless models with different magnets, cone materials or ferrofluid. You can see a spec sheet for this model below which includes off axis
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-05-22

is 54Hz a realistic if tuning frequency for this speaker? It says 54 if in a .22 box with a port...but is that just math numbers or actual realistic tuning number? It's for a desktop application, but would like it sound as nice as possible. TLine? 

Asked by: Bcboyz86
A tuning frequency that low is not very practical. The lowest I would recommend tuning this driver to would be around 80 Hz, which would require a smaller volume.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-11-12

So another question I had was I was looking to see how to make a TLine box for this sub and I ended up with a box 7.25 x 5.75 x 9" with a 1.5 x 4.75 port folded over 4 lengths so about 36" of port. Is this going to sound better than just a .22 ported box?

Asked by: Bcboyz86
"Better" is a relative term. A TL will have similar extension capabilities as a vented box, but require more volume to get there. If done properly the transients of a TL will be "better" than a vented box (IE less group delay) but at the usable frequencies of this driver, we are only talking milliseconds. For practical purposes a standard vented box would make more sense.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-11-26

We build AGV mobile robots and are looking for a 3" 4-6 ohms shielded speaker. We usually by 50 ps at a time.Please get with our purchasing agent Ginger. Her email

Asked by: Hotwire
Please contact our sales and customer service for available stock, price and shipping options. or 800-338-0531 x2.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-11-10

I am putting this in a box with a LP2020+ and a tweeter. Subtracting the volume of the tweeter and amp, the box needs to be .245 if it's ported. Can I use a passive radiator to size the box down in volume, or do I need a make a 1/2"x5x5.5 square port?

Asked by: Ryan1986
Using a port will provide a more practical tuning frequency for this application, the passive radiator will tune too low.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-11-11
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