Peerless 830990 6-1/2" GFC 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
  • Glass-Fibre Composite (GFC) cone with half-roll rubber surround
  • Long-throw voice coil
  • Shorting rings for reduced distortion
  • Under-spider and voice coil ventilation

Product Details

Peerless 830990 6-1/2" GFC 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 Glass-Fibre Composite (GFC) cone offers a unique acoustic and visual experience.

Product Specifications
  • Nominal Diameter6-1/2"
  • Power Handling (RMS)50 Watts
  • Power Handling (max)100 Watts
  • Impedance8 ohms
  • Frequency Response20 to 3,000 Hz
  • Sensitivity88.4 dB 2.83V/1m
  • Voice Coil Diameter1.25"
Thiele-Small Parameters
  • Resonant Frequency (Fs)46 Hz
  • DC Resistance (Re)6.2 ohms
  • Voice Coil Inductance (Le)0.42 mH
  • Mechanical Q (Qms)3.1
  • Electromagnetic Q (Qes)0.44
  • Total Q (Qts)0.39
  • Compliance Equivalent Volume (Vas)0.71 ft.³
  • Mechanical Compliance of Suspension (Cms)0.7 mm/N
  • BL Product (BL)8.32 Tm
  • Diaphragm Mass Inc. Airload (Mms)16.97g
  • Maximum Linear Excursion (Xmax)5.34 mm
  • Surface Area of Cone (Sd)143.1 cm²
Materials of Construction
  • Cone MaterialFiberglass
  • Surround MaterialRubber
  • Basket / Frame MaterialCast Aluminum
  • Magnet MaterialFerrite
Mounting Information
  • Overall Outside Diameter6.69"
  • Baffle Cutout Diameter5.75"
  • Depth3.47"
  • # Mounting Holes6
Optimum Cabinet Size (determined using BassBox 6 Pro High Fidelity suggestion)
  • Sealed Volume0.17 ft.³
  • Sealed F3101 Hz
  • Vented Volume0.5 ft.³
  • Vented F356 Hz
Peerless 830990 6-1/2" GFC Cone HDS Woofer
  • BrandPeerless
  • Model830990
  • Part Number264-1084
  • UPC844632084034
  • Product CategoryWoofers
  • Unit of MeasureEA
  • Product Rating
    (6 Reviews)
  • Weight3.65 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 830990 6-1/2" GFC Cone HDS Woofer
Peerless 830990 6-1/2" GFC Cone HDS Woofer is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 6.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fearless Peerless!This a great woofer with an almost unbelievable frequency response of 20 Hz to 3kHz! It is perfect for audiophile quality sound in a small enclosure.I put this woofer in a small bookshelf system with a 2nd order crossover on both the tweeter and the woofer. Everyone that listens to it is shocked at the clarity, presence, and definition, but mostly they are amazed at the bass. They say it sounds far better than any book shelf system they've ever heard and even better than most floor standing speakers.I am a huge fan of the Peerless woofers. I will continue to consider Peerless first for any project and I would definitely recommend them!
Date published: 2015-02-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome fix for old Phase Tech PC-80s!I have seen many discussions on the forums about how hard it is to repair the damaged Phase Tech PC-80 foam surrounds. I actually tried to do this myself and found out that the standard replacement surround is just a little too large. I probably could have jerry-rigged them in place. But I decided to try these woofers out after running simulations on 12 replacement candidates. These had the flattest response out of all of the candidates and the proof is in the finished product.They do require modifications to the cabinets, but it is more than worth it. These babies rock! After completing the modifications and breaking them in, they are able to provide much cleaner, deep bass than the original woofers. I ran a slow signal sweep and several pointed signals (20, 50, 100, 1k, 1.5k, 2k, 2.5k and 3k Hz), I found that they not only mated with the crossover properly at 2.5k but they also were still audible at 20Hz, albeit about have the level, but still got there. The signal sweep, to me, sounded very flat from about 49 Hz to where the woofer cut off at 2.5k and remained flat (no loss at crossover) until only the neighbors dogs could hear them and were telling me to turn it off. Then on to the fun stuff, actual music; The CDs were Pink Floyd Dark Side of the Moon and Rick Lee Jones and the albums were Eagles “The Long Run”, REO Speedwagon “Hi-Infidelity” and “The Blues Brothers” (showing my age here).For those that appreciate the fine cabinetry of the PC-80s and were lamenting throwing them away, here are the modification details with photos. Also note that you do not need to modify the port (2 1/8” x 6 1/4”) even though many of the software simulators will tell you otherwise. But that is up to you.You will need to make a ring out of 1/8” MDF to fill in where the original woofers were recessed in. The inner part of the ring should be about 1/8” larger in diameter than the existing hole (1/16” larger radius). I spray painted them with several coats of black semi-gloss. A little shinier than the veneer but made sure the seal was good. I used 5 minute epoxy to glue them in place.Next, I needed to modify the negative (black) spade connector to be 1/8” to fit the Peerless negative terminals.Center the speakers with the flat sides vertical. I used a combination square to make sure they were truly vertical. Pilot the screw holes, connect the woofer and screw them in. I used short sheetrock screws. These come with good seal material so you do not need to provide it unless you really want to make sure it is sealed.The grills need to be modified since the bottom and one side of the speaker will not allow you to put the grill on tight. This was easy with a Dremel tool and the tile cutting attachment (comes with the 3000 set). Make sure you protect the grill cloth. I used heavy shop towels and the center circles from the 1/8” MDF rings. I took 1/8” x 1/8” (notice a pattern here?) grove out of the bottom and the side that is a little wider than the other. To clean them up, use the sticky roller grandma used to use to clean your Sunday best. And a slightly damp wash cloth after that to tack up any remaining dust.I hope this helps those that have broken PC-80s and others looking for a great vented, small box woofer.
Date published: 2014-07-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Clean SoundThese drivers have a clean sound, nice power handling, and seem to have good consistency. The GFC cone is a rigid damped type, not unlike the Usher cones but the motor is a little simpler. Distortion is very low in the bass region and rises slightly as you reach the upper limits of what the driver can do. I crossed them at 1800 or so to a nice Seas tweeter with excellent results. In my 28 liter cabinet tuned to about 38 hz, bass is a touch weak but very deep. This makes for an awesome full range 2 way speaker.
Date published: 2013-10-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sounds like a much larger woofer.The bass response is smooth and free of audible distortion. Using these as replacement woofers in a 20 year old pair In Infinity 5 Kappas. Full punchy bass, good clarity and imaging. More than you would normally expect at this price and size.
Date published: 2013-05-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great mid-bassI am running these in my car for competition (Sound Quality) and am running them from 20-160hz and they sound amazing. I have them mounted in my doors, and are basically in an IB setup. I run them at the RMS rating and they hold their composure all the way down to 20 hz, pretty amazing for such a small driver. Only downside is the output drops off quickly under about 80 hz, but the fact that it is a 6.5" and can get down to 20hz at its rated RMS is quite amazing!
Date published: 2013-05-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent driversI ordered two of these to replace the woofers in my Klipsch KT-LCR THX center channel speaker. The existing woofers were mismatched already with only one being original. I also wanted to get rid of some male voice heaviness I was hearing. These drives installed without a hitch, mated right up to the custom Bob Crites crossover and sound excellent. I have not rerun Audyssey yet on my receiver, so I am sure the sound will only improve. Dialog is already more intelligable.I was disappointed in teh packaging. Each driver was just wrapped in a piece of cardboard. They weren't damaged, mind you, it's just for the money, you'd think they would come in their own box or something. Has nothing to do with the performance of the drivers though. I'm pleased with the upgrade.
Date published: 2012-01-09
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Peerless 830990 6-1/2" GFC Cone HDS Woofer

Hi PE!  I'd like to put four of these together in a cabinet, flat sides together. A Bass Reflex or a transmission line. Do I just multiply the recommended box size by four? Would a larger cabinet allow me to get better bass response?  Thanks, Bill Calkins

Asked by: BoomerBill
You simply increase the volume by the number of drivers you use. This will help with overall output, but it will not help with extension.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-08-12

My Phase Tech PC-80s bit the dust (as all do). Repair the foam surround or use a replacement? Inside box vol is 0.498 ft^3 before 2.125 in x 6.25in port H 13.5 x W 7.5 x D 8.5. This one came pretty close in a rough calc. Thx

Asked by: DCESpeedy
Our general recommendation is to replace the foam surrounds if possible, the 6-1/2" kit we have is designed to fit a cone that measures 4-3/4". If this is not possible the Peerless does model very well in that enclosure and would be an excellent choice, although the cabinet would need to be modified for it to fit properly.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-05-31

what is the best size of cabinet can i use with this woofer

Asked by: pioneertop
Search "WOOFER SELECTION GUIDE" at the top of the sight. Search for your part number and the guide will show you both ported and sealed cabinet options... In a sealed cabinet .707 is flat. .5 is critically flat - audiophile level... Above .707 and the bass starts to have a bump and warmer sound... much about 1 and it can get boomy. This drivers electrical parameters make it best suited to a vented cabinet...
Answered by: markajh
Date published: 2012-12-04

tweeter matching

I was wondering if pairing this with a vifa XT25TG30-04 ring-radiator tweeter would a good idea. any help with the crossover would also be much appreciated as well.
Asked by: Oliver CS
Both drivers are great. I would prefer you to select a woofer with better range on the high end. It tops out at 3000 and that's where you want to cross over the VIFA. Ideally the woofer would be good out to 5000 - then you would have plenty of extension on both drivers through the crossover range. With that you could get away with a simple 6db/oct crossover. You'll need to pad the tweeter as it's more efficient. An "L" pad in the xover will work fine. If you want to do a more sophisticated crossover - 24db/oct is the best and will protect your drivers at the same time
Answered by: markajh
Date published: 2012-07-18
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