DS215-8 8" Designer Series Woofer Speaker 8 Ohm

Cosmetic frame with low profile lip, designed for front

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Dayton Audio's Designer Series DS215-8 8" woofer combines smooth response, excellent bass performance, and a stylish visual presentation.

The Designer Series by Dayton Audio was developed specifically with the speaker designer in mind. It is an affordable, attractive line of drivers that puts performance first. Careful engineering ensures that each speaker in the series is capable of handling full rated power at the lowest possible frequencies—without exceeding Xmax.

These speakers combine useful performance parameters with elegant style. Carefully optimized to provide superb audio reproduction when incorporated into a wide variety of enclosures and alignments, the Designer Series transducers put a beautiful face on audiophile excellence.


Sealed Volume 0.28 ft.³

Sealed F3 87 Hz

Vented Volume 0.6 ft.

Vented F3 52 Hz

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


• Cosmetic frame with low profile lip, designed for front mounting—no countersinking required!
• Coated paper cone, half roll rubber surround for durability and accurate reproduction
• Optimized to yield a low 3 dB down point and high potential output in a reasonably sized cabinet
• Smooth frequency response and linear roll-off simplify filter design, guaranteeing good results with off-the-shelf crossovers
• Vented pole piece for minimized power compression and maximized reliability
• Retains the same "family look" as the popular Dayton Audio DVC Series subwoofers and passive radiators
• Generous Xmax capability encourages use of moderate bass boost to tailor the response

Speaker Series Designer Series
Model Number DS215-8
Color Black
Unit of Measure Each
UPC 844632095412
Warranty - Parts 5 Years
Warranty - Labor 5 Years
Product Shipping Weight (lbs.) 7.0500
Speaker Type Woofer
Nominal Diameter 8"
Power Handling (RMS) 80 watts
Power Handling (max) 160 watts
Continuous Program Power --
Impedance 8 ohms
Sensitivity 89.9 dB @ 2.83V/1m
Frequency Response 35 - 4,000 Hz
Voice Coil Diameter 38.5 mm
Magnet Weight 49 oz.
DC Resistance (Re) 5.8 ohms
Voice Coil Inductance (Le) 1.25 mH @ 1 kHz
Resonant Frequency (Fs) 34.3 Hz
Mechanical Q (Qms) 1.75
Electromagnetic Q (Qes) 0.38
Total Q (Qts) 0.31
Diaphragm Mass Inc. Airload (Mms) 29.7g
Moving Mass Of Diaphragm (Mmd) --
Mechanical Compliance of Suspension (Cms) 0.72 mm/N
Surface Area Of Cone (Sd) 211.2 cm²
Volume of Displacement (Vd) 116.2 cm³
BL Product (BL) 9.89 Tm
Compliance Equivalent Volume (Vas) 43.1 liters
Maximum Linear Excursion (Xmax) 5.5 mm
Driver's Mechanical Losses (Rms) --
Cone / Diaphragm Material Coated 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 216 mm
Overall Depth 95.5 mm
Baffle Cutout Diameter 180 mm
# Mounting Holes 5
Mounting Hole Diameter --
Bolt Circle Diameter --
Product Weight --

SKU 844632095412
Model # DS215-8
Barcode # 844632095412
Brand Dayton Audio
Shipping Weight 3.1330kg
Shipping Width 0.222m
Shipping Height 0.114m
Shipping Length 0.222m
Shipping Cubic 0.005646000m3
Assembled Length 0.222m
Assembled Height 0.114m
Assembled Width 0.222m

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