DC160-8 6-1/2" Classic Woofer 8 Ohm

Great bang-for-the-buck driver can be used as a woofer,

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Choose the Dayton Audio DC160-8 Classic Series 6-1/2" woofer for use as a great replacement bookshelf speaker, midbass in 3-way designs, or even as a small subwoofer.

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.


Sealed Volume 0.14 ft.³

Sealed F3 89 Hz

Vented Volume 0.34 ft.³

Vented F3 54 Hz

  • Enclosure volume/F3s based on BassBox "optimum" calculations


• 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

Speaker Series Classic Series
Model Number DC160-8
Color Black
Unit of Measure Each
UPC 844632000232
Warranty - Parts 5 Years
Warranty - Labor 5 Years
Product Shipping Weight (lbs.) 3.3000
Speaker Type Woofer
Nominal Diameter 6.50"
Power Handling (RMS) 50 watts
Power Handling (max) 100 watts
Continuous Program Power --
Impedance 8 ohms
Sensitivity 86.1 dB @ 2.83V/1m
Frequency Response 30 - 4,000 Hz
Voice Coil Diameter 35 mm
Magnet Weight 15 oz.
DC Resistance (Re) 6.6 ohms
Voice Coil Inductance (Le) 2.26 mH @ 1 kHz
Resonant Frequency (Fs) 35.7 Hz
Mechanical Q (Qms) 3.46
Electromagnetic Q (Qes) 0.38
Total Q (Qts) 0.34
Diaphragm Mass Inc. Airload (Mms) 29.3g
Moving Mass Of Diaphragm (Mmd) --
Mechanical Compliance of Suspension (Cms) 0.68 mm/N
Surface Area Of Cone (Sd) 134.8 cm²
Volume of Displacement (Vd) 42.5 cm³
BL Product (BL) 10.7 Tm
Compliance Equivalent Volume (Vas) 17.9 liters
Maximum Linear Excursion (Xmax) 3.15 mm
Driver's Mechanical Losses (Rms) --
Cone / Diaphragm Material Treated Paper
Entry / Exit Diameter --
Surround Material Rubber
Voice Coil Wire Material Copper
Voice Coil Former Aluminum
Basket/Frame Material Steel
Magnet Material Ferrite
Overall Outside Diameter 165 mm
Overall Depth 82.2 mm
Baffle Cutout Diameter 144.6 mm
# Mounting Holes 4
Mounting Hole Diameter --
Bolt Circle Diameter --
Product Weight --

SKU 844632000232
Model # DC160-8
Barcode # 844632000232
Brand Dayton Audio
Shipping Weight 1.4800kg
Shipping Width 0.178m
Shipping Height 0.089m
Shipping Length 0.178m
Shipping Cubic 0.002810000m3
Assembled Length 0.178m
Assembled Height 0.089m
Assembled Width 0.178m

Good value, Good Sound

By: on 9 November 2016
I used this mid-woofer in Paul Carmody's "Classix II" speakers, which pair the DC-160-8 with the VIFA BC25 tweeter. I'm very happy with the sound and bass response, which is excellent for a 6" woofer. The sound is not up to Dayton Reference standards, but then it's only half the price. The sound is rather like that of an LP compared to a CD: a bit richer and warmer, which works well with poorer quality recordings. The mid range is a bit muted, but this also means that you can listen to the speakers for hours. Because the midrange is a bit restrained, it is important to match this with an appropriate tweeter and crossover, and the Classix II certainly does that well. Recommended for smaller rooms rather than large living rooms (unless you do a 5.1 system) and these need to be on stands rather than on a shelf. The DC160 is used in many DIY projects and is a good woofer for the price.

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