Visaton FRS5-8 2" Full-Range Speaker 8 Ohm

Brand:|Model: FRS 5-8
Designed to fit the bill for a wide range of audio applications, Visaton's 2231 FRS5 2" full-range driver features a minimalist frame and a slim design.
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Part # 292-536
  • Two-lug steel frame design
  • Paper cone with foam surround
  • 2" full-range speaker with linear response from 200 Hz to 20 kHz
  • Useful for background music and constant voltage PA systems

Product Details

Visaton FRS5-8 2" Full-Range Speaker 8 Ohm

Visaton's 2231 FRS5 2" full-range HiFi driver features a minimalized two-lug frame and is suitable as a midrange driver in three-way speakers, wide-band use in background and constant-voltage industrial PA speaker systems (transformer not included). The slim design is also great for use in electronic musical instruments. A steel frame, foam surround, and paper cone are used to maximize both durability and value, making the FRS5 a great bang-for-the-buck speaker.

Product Specifications
  • Nominal Diameter2"
  • Power Handling (RMS)5 Watts
  • Power Handling (max)8 Watts
  • Impedance8 ohms
  • Frequency Response150 to 20,000 Hz
  • Sensitivity84 dB 1W/1m
  • Voice Coil Diameter0.55"
Thiele-Small Parameters
  • Resonant Frequency (Fs)270 Hz
  • DC Resistance (Re)7.2 ohms
  • Voice Coil Inductance (Le)0.2 mH
  • Mechanical Q (Qms)3.19
  • Electromagnetic Q (Qes)1.81
  • Total Q (Qts)1.15
  • Compliance Equivalent Volume (Vas)0.00565 ft.³
  • BL Product (BL)1.6 Tm
  • Diaphragm Mass Inc. Airload (Mms)0.5g
  • Maximum Linear Excursion (Xmax)0.6 mm
  • Surface Area of Cone (Sd)12 cm²
Materials of Construction
  • Cone MaterialPaper
  • Surround MaterialFoam
  • Basket / Frame MaterialSteel
Mounting Information
  • Overall Outside Diameter2", across tabs: 2.68"
  • Baffle Cutout Diameter1.81"
  • Depth1.24"
  • Bolt Circle Diameter2.36"
  • # Mounting Holes2
Optimum Cabinet Size (determined using BassBox 6 Pro High Fidelity suggestion)
  • Sealed Volume0.02 ft.³
  • Sealed F3247 Hz
  • Vented Volume0.08 ft.³
  • Vented F3150 Hz
Visaton FRS5-8 2" Full-Range Speaker 8 Ohm
  • BrandVisaton
  • ModelFRS 5-8
  • Part Number292-536
  • UPC4007540022314
  • Product CategoryMidrange / Midbass Drivers & Full-Range Speakers
  • Unit of MeasureEA
  • Product Rating
    (3 Reviews)
  • Weight0.295 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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Visaton FRS5-8 2" Full-Range Speaker 8 Ohm
Visaton FRS5-8 2" Full-Range Speaker 8 Ohm is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 3.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sounding speakerI bought this little speaker to turn an old "Weatheralert" radio into a bluetooth speaker and was pretty impressed with the sound and volume. I couldn't really build a proper cabinet on the inside so the bass is a bit lacking, but the top and upper mid sound great and there is plenty of volume! Visaton does it again.
Date published: 2015-03-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good valueI paired this speaker with the Dayton ND16FA-6 tweeter for my door speakers in a '99 BMW 328is with factory HK system. Age had deteriorated both speakers and they needed to be replaced. I ran the FRS5-8 as a midrange between 250-6Khz, and the tweeter from 6K. I had to pad the FRS5-8 down with a 20ohm resistor to match the tweeter, a 10ohm or 15ohm would work also depending on how predominant you like the midrange. Both these fit in the original housings, the FRS5-8 needs the mounting tabs bent over about 1/6" each side and they snap into the original tabs. The PCB from the original HK tweeter needed to be filed a bit to make it lay flat and I glued it in, worked better than I thought it would. Great smooth sound.
Date published: 2014-07-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very good for the price and sizeVery good sound for the price and size. Mounting tabs are useful.
Date published: 2014-02-12
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Visaton FRS5-8 2" Full-Range Speaker 8 Ohm

Is 800hz a safe crossover for these tied to 25W RMS?

Asked by: john 51
That crossover will help with excursion issues at high volumes, but it will not allow the driver to handle more power.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-07-13

I only want to know what the vas of a typical driver is, and 0.01 cubic feet does not cut-it because It could be off-by 50% to 100%. For the small drivers we need three decimals of precision when using cubic feet please. 255 Limit.

Asked by: Gabriel JacksonBerger
The Vas of this driver is 0.00565 ft.³.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-04-02

Which system would give better (deeper) bass response? A ported system or PR system with the Peerless 830878 3-½"?

Asked by: subs1313
Due to the size and parameters of this driver it is not going to provide much usable output below 150 Hz regardless of alignment. The Peerless passive radiator would not be a good match for this since it will tune it far too low and basically rob you of any actual output at low frequencies. Porting this would allow for the most "bass" from this driver, but you will still have to tune at a relatively high 150 Hz.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-04-02

What would be the suggested inner dimensions for a vented box with 1 of these?

Asked by: subs1313
I would recommend interior dimensions of 8.5"H x 4"W x 4.25"D with a 1-1/2" diameter, 1/2" long port for a tuning frequency of 175 Hz.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-01-21

Wiring in Parallel

I am considering purchasing two of these speakers with the intention of wiring them in parallel to the Tang Band W3-881SI 3" Speakers. I am building a computer speaker type project with two separate enclosures. In each enclosure, I would have one of the Visaton FRS5-8 speakers wired in parallel to one of the Tang Band W3-881SI speakers so the load will drop to 4ohms for each channel. Both channels will be powered by the DTA-2 amp.1. Will this work correctly?2. Do I need a crossover?3. What can I expect in terms of sound quality?Thanks!
Asked by: DJStronkinson
I would not run both of these speaker full range together. The sound quality could suffer. If you were to use a crossover (assuming you want the Visaton as a 'tweeter' and Tang Band as the Mid), you will have an 8 ohm speaker. The crossover over will separate the frequencies from the amp to the speakers. If you look the other way around, it also separates the impedance load (ohms) the amp sees. For example if you choose 5kHz as your crossover point. The amp would see the 8ohms of the Tang Band up to 5kHz and none of the impedance from the Visaton. As you crossover to the higher frequencies the situation would be reversed. So in total the speaker would be 8ohms.I have no direct experience with the Visaton, but have done a couple builds with the Tang Band. Might I suggest that you look at the speaker building projects Enda. All the heavy lifting is done for you for the design. If you still wanted a 4 ohm load, double the volume of the enclosure and mount two Tang Bands in parallel. Half the value of the inductor and resistor in the BSC circuit.Best of luck.
Answered by: JDoyner
Date published: 2013-03-19

Are there any specs available for this speaker? T/S specs would be great.

Asked by: Whitneyville
The parameters are as follows:Specifications: • Power handling: 5 watts RMS/8 watts max • VCdia: 14 mm • Le: 0.20 mH • Impedance: 8 ohms • Re: 7.2 ohms • Frequency range: 150-20,000 Hz • Fs: 270 Hz • SPL: 84 dB 1W/1m • Vas: 0.01 cu. ft. • Qms: 3.19 • Qes: 1.81 • Qts: 1.15 • Xmax: 0.6 mm • Excursion limit: ±2 mm • Dimensions: Overall diameter: 2.68" across the mounting tabs, 2" across the driver, Cutout diameter: 1.81", Depth: 1.24".
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2012-11-07
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