Dayton Audio DC160-8 6-1/2" Classic Woofer

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Dayton Audio Classic Series woofers are excellent for use as replacement speakers or for new loudspeaker system design and construction. The DC160-8 6-1/2" woofer has developed quite a reputation for having the best bang-for-the-buck performance and value available anywhere. You can even be use the DC160-8 as a small subwoofer! The excellent low frequency performance will amaze you.

A non-pressed treated paper cone allows for smooth frequency response, while the high temperature aluminum voice coil and vented pole piece combine to increase power handling without compression. Longevity is ensured with the use of a rubber surround, treated cloth dust cap, and an extended bump plate.


  • Great bang-for-the-buck driver can be used as a woofer, midbass, or even as a small subwoofer!
  • Smooth frequency response up to 2 kHz and great bass response
  • Rubber surround, aluminum voice coil, and extended bump plate
  • Low 34 Hz free-air resonance

Product Specifications

Nominal Diameter: 6-1/2"

Power Handling (RMS): 50 Watts

Power Handling (max): 100 Watts

Impedance: 8 ohms

Frequency Response: 30 to 4,000 Hz

Sensitivity: 86.1 dB 2.83V/1m

Voice Coil Diameter: 1.38"

Magnet Weight: 15 oz.

Thiele-Small Parameters

Resonant Frequency (Fs): 35.7 Hz

DC Resistance (Re): 6.6 ohms

Voice Coil Inductance (Le): 2.26 mH

Mechanical Q (Qms): 3.46

Electromagnetic Q (Qes): 0.38

Total Q (Qts): 0.34

Compliance Equivalent Volume (Vas): 0.63 ft.³

Mechanical Compliance of Suspension (Cms): 0.68 mm/N

BL Product (BL): 10.7 Tm

Diaphragm Mass Inc. Airload (Mms): 29.3g

Maximum Linear Excursion (Xmax): 3.2 mm

Surface Area of Cone (Sd): 134.8 cm²

Materials of Construction

Cone Material: Treated Paper

Surround Material: Rubber

Voice Coil Wire Material: Copper

Voice Coil Former: Aluminum

Basket / Frame Material: Steel

Magnet Material: Ferrite

Mounting Information

Overall Outside Diameter: 6.5"

Baffle Cutout Diameter: 5.69"

Depth: 3.24"

Bolt Circle Diameter: 6.16"

# Mounting Holes: 4

Optimum Cabinet Size (determined using BassBox 6 Pro High Fidelity suggestion)

Sealed Volume: 0.14 ft.³

Sealed F3: 89 Hz

Vented Volume: 0.34 ft.³

Vented F3: 54 Hz

Dayton Audio DC160-8 6-1/2" Classic Woofer

Brand: Dayton Audio

Model: DC160-8

Part Number: 295-305

UPC: 844632000232

Product Category: Woofers

Unit of Measure: EA

Weight: 3.3 lbs

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