Visaton W170S-8 6.5" Woofer with Treated Paper Cone 8 Ohm

Brand:| Model: W170S - 8
The 9025 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
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Weight: 2.3 lbs.  
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Visaton W170S-8 6.5" Woofer with Treated Paper Cone 8 Ohm

Visaton's 9025 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
  • Impedance8 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)5.9 ohms
  • Voice Coil Inductance (Le)1.2 mH
  • Mechanical Q (Qms)2.43
  • Electromagnetic Q (Qes)0.66
  • Total Q (Qts)0.52
  • 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 Volume0.94 ft.³
  • Sealed F355 Hz
  • Vented Volume2.31 ft.³
  • Vented F326 Hz
Visaton W170S-8 6.5" Woofer with Treated Paper Cone 8 Ohm
  • BrandVisaton
  • ModelW170S - 8
  • Part Number292-568
  • UPC4007540090252
  • Product CategoryWoofers
  • Unit of MeasureEA
  • Product Rating
    (1 Reviews)
  • Weight2.3 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-8 6.5" Woofer with Treated Paper Cone 8 Ohm is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 1.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from good small wooferi purchased a two of these to repair my JBL MR26 speakers (blew out foam surrounds on original drivers) for my home studio/computer setup.bass is excellent for the size - don't bottom out (with normal use of course) and look great. i did have to cut the hole a bit to get them in - and the outer lip was tight to the port on my cabinets - but a non issue for me.no regrets. other than not being able to find exact jbl replacements for the same price!
Date published: 2014-07-13
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Visaton W170S-8 6.5" Woofer with Treated Paper Cone 8 Ohm

Are you guys familiar with the Dynaco A10?  These use a SEAS 6.5" driver with a fairly large Alnico magnet in a cabinet that is 14.5"x8"x8.5", ported using Dynaco's aperiodic design. Will this driver be a good replacement for the original driver?

Asked by: Gene100
We do not have a cross reference available for this type of thing. Please contact our tech support for more help with this question, tech@parts-express.com or 800-338-0531
Answered by: MattW
Date published: 2015-04-09

I am looking for a replacement subwoofer for my 2001 Z3 Roadster. It is overall 6.5" in diameter and 2-1/2" deep. It also has 4 wires for connection. Will this speaker be suitable for my application...?

Asked by: jaybird468
Unfortunately no, this only has a 2 wire connection and measures closer to 7" in diameter. We only have one dual voice coil (4 wire) option available which is the Goldwood below. Unfortunately this is about 3-3/8" deep, so a spacer may be required.http://www.parts-express.com/goldwood-gw-406d-6-1-2-poly-dvc-subwoofer-shielded--290-352
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-01-27

Is this best suited in a sealed box or vented? If sealed what size would you need for two of them in one box?

Asked by: tbone2
This will be better suited for a sealed box of about 1 cubic foot. If you add a driver, simply double the volume.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-12-26


Asked by: TN. WILLIAMS
This plays relatively flat up to about 3-4kHz so it should work well as a midrange. Unfortuantely there is no way to gauge quality although Visaton has been around a very long time and is well regarded as an excellent value.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2012-10-31
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