Visaton W170S-4 6.5" Woofer with Treated Paper Cone 4 Ohm

Brand:| Model: W170S - 4
The 9024 W170S 6.5" woofer from Visaton delivers amazing performance not normally found in drivers this size at this price point. This speaker works equally well as a subwoofer, woofer, midbass... even as a midrange!
  • Extremely well balanced woofer
  • 4.25 mm of Xmax and ±10 mm excursion limit for use as a small subwoofer
  • Easy to design into many different speaker systems
  • Amazing bang-for-the-buck performance
  • 4-ohm impedance for series pair use in MTM and center channel speakers
  • Also works as a mobile audio subwoofer
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Weight: 2.271 lbs.  
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Visaton W170S-4 6.5" Woofer with Treated Paper Cone 4 Ohm

Visaton's 9024 W170S 6-1/2" woofer features a coated paper cone, durable rubber surround, and a bumped back plate to allow all 4.25 mm of Xmax to be used with an excursion limit of ±10 mm. A very balanced and extended frequency response allows the W170S to be used as a woofer in small two-way speakers or a midbass/midrange in three-way speakers, with a crossover point as high as 6,800 Hz, or even as a small form-factor subwoofer! This allows you to build a surround sound system with large speakers for front and left, while maintaining the same voicing in smaller surround satellite speakers.

Note: For best bass performance, install the W170S into one of the following cabinets:
• A 0.71 cubic foot sealed cabinet (F3 will be 57 Hz with a Qtc of 0.74).
• A 0.71 cubic foot cabinet tuned to 44 Hz with a 2" diameter port that is 5-1/2" long.
• A 1.06 cubic foot cabinet tuned to 39 Hz with a 2-1/2" diameter port that is 4-3/4" long.
• A 1.77 cubic foot cabinet tuned to 33 Hz with a 2-1/2" diameter port that is 5-7/8" long.

Product Specifications
  • Nominal Diameter6-1/2"
  • Power Handling (RMS)50 Watts
  • Power Handling (max)80 Watts
  • Impedance4 ohms
  • Frequency Response36 to 8,000 Hz
  • Sensitivity86 dB 1W/1m
  • Voice Coil Diameter1"
Thiele-Small Parameters
  • Resonant Frequency (Fs)36 Hz
  • DC Resistance (Re)3.2 ohms
  • Voice Coil Inductance (Le)0.6 mH
  • Mechanical Q (Qms)2.16
  • Electromagnetic Q (Qes)0.51
  • Total Q (Qts)0.41
  • Compliance Equivalent Volume (Vas)1.34 ft.³
  • Maximum Linear Excursion (Xmax)4.25 mm
Materials of Construction
  • Cone MaterialTreated Paper
  • Surround MaterialRubber
Mounting Information
  • Overall Outside Diameter7.36"
  • Baffle Cutout Diameter5.83"
  • Depth2.91"
Optimum Cabinet Size (determined using BassBox 6 Pro High Fidelity suggestion)
  • Sealed Volume0.46 ft.³
  • Sealed F369 Hz
  • Vented Volume1.18 ft.³
  • Vented F337 Hz
Visaton W170S-4 6.5" Woofer with Treated Paper Cone 4 Ohm
  • BrandVisaton
  • ModelW170S - 4
  • Part Number292-566
  • UPC4007540090245
  • Product CategoryWoofers
  • Unit of MeasureEA
  • Product Rating
    (3 Reviews)
  • Weight2.271 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 W170S-4 6.5" Woofer with Treated Paper Cone 4 Ohm
Visaton W170S-4 6.5" Woofer with Treated Paper Cone 4 Ohm is rated 3.6667 out of 5 by 3.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from excellent attention from seller fastest shippingsubs are ok not so as good as I expected but they are ok
Date published: 2014-08-13
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Fell Short of GreatnessThis loudspeaker had the potential to be one of the best 6.5 inch drivers available. Unfortunately; Visaton fell short on its design.With a driver that has +10mm excursion, why would you only design a voice coil winding height of only 10mm is beyond me.This driver may work well as low powered subwoofer, but not in a two-way system.My wish list for this driver would be to increase the winding height to 20mm and a copper cap.With a couple of modifications, I think this driver could be one of the most sought after 6.5 drivers in the market place.Note: My review is based on a two-way application for this driver.
Date published: 2012-11-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really a great speakerI noticed that the Visaton was a new brand to parts express and there weren't any reviews on them yet. One of the main things I look at when buying a product are the positive reviews. Since there wasn't any I was taking a chance on these speakers .... and boy am I glad I did!These are really a great quality speaker and sound amazing in the recommended enclosure listed by the manufacturer. The bass hits tight and deep when it needs to, and these things don't miss a beat. I checked out Visaton's website and they seem to be pretty legit and know their speakers.I have these in a custom enclosure built to .71cu ft. well braced, stuffed with 3/4 lb of fill and a goldwood piezo tweeter. These monitors I built are being powered by a Crown XLS 1000 and they get so loud before cutting out. They are getting well over the recommended wattage and sound amazing.I highly recommend these speakers, and, from my experience with these, most likely any visaton speaker. Lord willing, I will be building a home theater and will be using all visaton speakers. They look great too! Should your speaker come shipped in good condition, you will be very satisfied and love these speakers.
Date published: 2012-11-14
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Visaton W170S-4 6.5" Woofer with Treated Paper Cone 4 Ohm

Hi, would this work in a two way system with a LEPAI 2020A+ amplifier ? Will it be powerfull enough ? This is for a portable speaker.

Asked by: jimboo
Please contact our tech support for more help with this question, tech@parts-express.com or 800-338-0531 x1.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-02-11

How would these drivers perform in a car door? I know nothing about speaker specs other than the basics that I often look for first. Spl, Xmax, fs and a few more but I don't know what makes a speaker work better in a sealed versus vented and so on. 

Asked by: Aaron155
Yes these will work in a car door, they would reach into the 40-50 Hz range relatively easily.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-01-23

If you cross this over at 80hz could it put out 100 watts or more?

Asked by: shaddoty
No, the thermal rating of this driver is 50 watts RMS. 100 watts at any frequency would cause voice coil failure and would not be covered under warranty.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-01-23
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