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Visaton W300-8 12" Woofer 8 Ohm

Brand:| Model: W300 - 8
Overview
The 9069 W300 12" woofer from Visaton is a great replacement woofer for many sealed and ported speakers.
Highlights
  • 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
Part # 
292-588
Weight: 7.363 lbs.  
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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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Reviews

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

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, tech@parts-express.com 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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