Visaton W300-8 12" Woofer 8 Ohm

Brand:| Model: W300 - 8
The 9069 W300 12" woofer from Visaton is a great replacement woofer for many sealed and ported speakers.
  • 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
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Weight: 7.363 lbs.  
List Price$95.07
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Part # 292-588
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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
    (2 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 2.
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

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

Can the Visaton W300-8 12" Woofer 8 Ohm be used for electronic drums?

I want to build speaker cabs to play my electronic drum set through and was wondering if this speaker would be a good choice for especially KICK drum sounds, or which speaker would be good?-Also, going to be using it with a tweeter and wondering what would be a good match. Thanks.-Shawn
Asked by: Shawn Blaise
This woofer would work well for an application like this at moderate volume levels. I would recommend the smallest vented design for the higher tuning frequency.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2013-10-08

will this woofer work in a 2.0 ft3 sealed cab?

Asked by: mr. music
Yes this will work in a 2 cubic foot sealed cab.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2013-08-02

Does this Move more air because Larger XMAX? than Goldwood 12" inch delmar

12" goldwood heavy duty vs This woofer for moving Air14mm xmax vs 5mmhttp://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?partnumber=290-332
Asked by: Ultuma
The Xmax is only .25mm higher on the Visaton woofer so there will be no significant difference in output, assuming these are both used in their optimal enclosures. The woofer to choose is the woofer best suited to your needs.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2013-02-21

What size box would this need if you used it & the Goldwood 8" heavy duty woofer in the same box?

Ported box.
Asked by: Ultuma
If you Desire both on the same plane, I think about 13.5 wide x 23 high x 8 deep, around 1.5 cu. Ft. You could. Decrease to .75 cu. Ft. To 1.0 cu. Ft. If you use a different configuration.
Answered by: Nitnub
Date published: 2013-02-18

What is the Xmax spec?

This is an advanced question:Isn't the Xmax spec the maximum linear travel (voice coil length minus the gap height) / 2 ?Shouldn't the Xmax be listed as 5.25mm and not 14mm, the mechanical limit of travel ?
Asked by: KVESKY
There exist many different theories about the xmax spec. Some simply divide the voice coil length by 2 and accept that. Others consider linear vs. Non-linear responce while others apply a percentage of change in linear responce. Various speaker manufacturers list limits to the spec. Car audio goes for overall gain or volume and the most throw they can produce.My personal theory is to design with a goal of performance and balance specs, cost and result. Some cabs I want reference quality while others I am after an impressive sound for the drunks in bars. All things considered your box can do as much in performance as a speakers specs.Some cones move more air than others with the same xmax. Sound is moving air. Use specs as a guide, just as intended. A manufacturer has no idea what the box their product will go into. This makes the other theil parameters more important.
Answered by: Nitnub
Date published: 2014-02-02

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