DS175-8 6-1/2" Designer Series Woofer Speaker 8 Ohm

Quick Overview

Although its true that the Dayton Audio Designer Series DS175-8 is a nice looking and well thought-out 6-1/2" woofer, its ability to handle full rated power down to 39 Hz without exceeding Xmax is very impressive!

Product Highlights

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

Product Manuals / Spec Sheets / Downloads

Dayton Audio DS175-8 Specification Sheet
Dayton Audio DS175-8 Data Files

Buying Options

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 0.1 ft.³
Sealed F3 106 Hz
Vented Volume 0.2 ft.³
Vented F3 67 Hz
* Enclosure volume/F3s based on BassBox "optimum" calculations

Speaker Series Designer Series
Model Number DS175-8
Color Black
Unit of Measure Each
UPC 844632095405
Warranty - Parts 5 Years
Warranty - Labor 5 Years
Product Shipping Weight (lbs.) 4.95
Speaker Type Woofer
Nominal Diameter 6.50"
Power Handling (RMS) 70 watts
Power Handling (max) 140 watts
Continuous Program Power --
Impedance 8 ohms
Sensitivity 87.7 dB @ 2.83V/1m
Frequency Response 40 - 4,500 Hz
Voice Coil Diameter 35.5 mm
Magnet Weight 33 oz.
DC Resistance (Re) 5.7 ohms
Voice Coil Inductance (Le) 1.06 mH @ 1 kHz
Resonant Frequency (Fs) 37 Hz
Mechanical Q (Qms) 1.63
Electromagnetic Q (Qes) 0.32
Total Q (Qts) 0.27
Diaphragm Mass Inc. Airload (Mms) 26g
Moving Mass Of Diaphragm (Mmd) --
Mechanical Compliance of Suspension (Cms) 0.71 mm/N
Surface Area Of Cone (Sd) 128.7 cm²
Volume of Displacement (Vd) 67.6 cm³
BL Product (BL) 10.4 Tm
Compliance Equivalent Volume (Vas) 17 liters
Maximum Linear Excursion (Xmax) 5.25 mm
Drivers 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 175.6 mm
Overall Depth 80.6 mm
Baffle Cutout Diameter 144 mm
# Mounting Holes 5
Mounting Hole Diameter --
Bolt Circle Diameter --
Product Weight --