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Visaton W300-8 12" Woofer 8 Ohm

Brand:|Model: W300 - 8|Part # 292-588
The 9069 W300 12" woofer from Visaton is a great replacement woofer for many sealed and ported speakers.
Due In: 2/26/2016
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Part # 292-588
  • Foam surround and ribbed paper cone for a classic sound
  • 5.25 mm of Xmax and excursion limit of ±14 mm for good bass performance
  • Great replacement driver for sealed and ported speaker cabinets
  • Can also be used as a subwoofer

Product Details

Visaton W300-8 12" Woofer 8 Ohm

Visaton's 9069 W300 12" woofer is designed to be a high performance replacement speaker at a budget price point. A foam surround, ribbed treated-paper cone, and vented pole piece offer longevity while capturing that classic sound from the golden era of loudspeakers. A healthy 5.25 mm of Xmax and excursion limit of ±14 mm allows this driver to pump out some serious bass, rivaling some subwoofer, in many different sized sealed, acoustic suspension or ported cabinets. A smooth frequency response makes for easy integration with many different midrange speakers and tweeters.

Note: For best performance, install the W300 into one of the following cabinets:
• A 2.47 cubic foot sealed cabinet (F3 is 56 Hz with a Qtc of 0.8).
• A 3.53 cubic foot sealed cabinet (F3 is 49 Hz with a Qtc of 0.71).
• A 5.30 cubic foot sealed cabinet (F3 is 43 Hz with a Qtc of 0.62). 
• A 2.47 cubic foot cabinet tuned to 36 Hz with a 3-1/8" diameter port that is 2-3/4" long.
A 3.53 cubic foot cabinet tuned to 32 Hz with a 3-1/8" diameter port that is 7-7/8" long.
• A 5.30 cubic foot cabinet tuned to 29 Hz with two 2-1/2" ports that are 2-3/4" long.

Product Specifications
  • Nominal Diameter12"
  • Power Handling (RMS)120 Watts
  • Power Handling (max)180 Watts
  • Impedance8 ohms
  • Frequency Response32 to 2,500 Hz
  • Sensitivity91 dB 1W/1m
  • Voice Coil Diameter2"
Thiele-Small Parameters
  • Resonant Frequency (Fs)32 Hz
  • DC Resistance (Re)6.6 ohms
  • Voice Coil Inductance (Le)1.77 mH
  • Mechanical Q (Qms)2.68
  • Electromagnetic Q (Qes)0.54
  • Total Q (Qts)0.45
  • Compliance Equivalent Volume (Vas)6.71 ft.³
  • Maximum Linear Excursion (Xmax)5.25 mm
Materials of Construction
  • Cone MaterialTreated Paper
  • Surround MaterialFoam
Mounting Information
  • Overall Outside Diameter12.01"
  • Baffle Cutout Diameter10.98"
  • Depth4.72"
Optimum Cabinet Size (determined using BassBox 6 Pro High Fidelity suggestion)
  • Sealed Volume2.92 ft.³
  • Sealed F357 Hz
  • Vented Volume7.88 ft.³
  • Vented F330 Hz
Visaton W300-8 12" Woofer 8 Ohm
  • BrandVisaton
  • ModelW300 - 8
  • Part Number292-588
  • UPC4007540090696
  • Product CategoryWoofers
  • Unit of MeasureEA
  • Product Rating
    (3 Reviews)
  • Weight7.363 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 W300-8 12" Woofer 8 Ohm
Visaton W300-8 12" Woofer 8 Ohm is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 3.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sounds fantastic!I installed two of these into my old Altec Lansing 401 cabinets (3.5 cu. ft., sealed). They sound great. Makes me want to listen to music all the time.
Date published: 2015-10-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very good driverI just installed this driver in a 3.2 cu ft ported box and the results are fine. I'm driving it with an Audio Source AMP100 thru the sub preout of a Pioneer VSX 1120 A/V Receiver. The room is about 22' X 18' with an 8' ceiling and its obvious that this driver can handle substantially more power than this amp can deliver, but the results I'm getting are quite nice.
Date published: 2014-05-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very versatile woofer with marvelous bass responseI installed these in 3.83 cu. ft. cabinets w.4"X4" ports (BassBoxPro Specifications), a two inch dome midrange, and the buyout AR tweeters. These were crossed at 700/4500Hz, 12dB rolloff. I'm very happy with this system, especially the W300 woofer. It delivers much more bass than I expected -- but in a tight, non-boomy presentation. I listen to rock music primarily, and I listen to it loud in a rather large home shop. These speakers will take all my Sony 75watt/channel stereo amp can deliver, and they display no breakup at all. Just can't recommend the W300 more. I hope PE continues to offer them.
Date published: 2014-01-23
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Visaton W300-8 12" Woofer 8 Ohm

i have the Visaton W300 in my speaker cab that is 3.5 cu ft but the port opening is only 3 3/4 in long . will extending it to 7in be a noticeable difference? or should i just do it to get the proper use of the speaker

Asked by: joegrit
Adding length to a port will lower the tuning frequency. Without knowing the diameter it is impossible to model, but there is only a slight chance you will notice a real difference.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-03-10

If I use just one of these dasa230's it would be about 80 watts a side. Is that enough to drive both the Visatons to sufficient sound levels rated at 150 watts? If one 230 will work great, although, I'm all over it.

Asked by: kiii
One SA230 on two of these woofers will provide about 115 watts to each, more than enough power to get the most from these woofers.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-01-14

Does this answer mean two DA 250s. Since bass has two separate channels of info? Would not want to smear them together. kj

Asked by: KJJJ
No, one amp would power both without a problem. Bass is actually mostly mono below about 100 Hz, so having two separate subs separately amplified will not be beneficial.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-01-13

I would like to run this driver in a pair of 2.0 sealed enclosures as a sub. What dayton stand alone amplifier or 2 amplifiers would work best.

Asked by: KJJJ
Our Dayton SA230 or SPA250 amps will work well for a pair of these wired in parallel for that application.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-01-12

Would this woofer (driver) work in my pioneer CS G303 speakers without any problems? 

Asked by: Zegs
We do not have a cross reference available for this type of thing. Please contact our tech support for more help with this question, or 800-338-0531 x1.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-01-12

What is the oz of the magnet on this woofer. 

Asked by: Vintucci
Unfortunately Visaton does not specify magnet weight. Based on size alone I would say this is 30-40 oz.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-08-22
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