DS315-8 12" Designer Series Woofer Speaker 8 Ohm

Quick Overview

Great looks, high efficiency, and clean bass are notable attributes of Dayton Audios Designer Series DS315-8 12" woofer.

Product Highlights

  • 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

Product Manuals / Spec Sheets / Downloads

Dayton Audio DS315-8 Specification Sheet
Dayton Audio DS315-8 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 0.93 ft.³
Sealed F3 60 Hz
Vented Volume 1.9 ft.³
Vented F3 37 Hz
* Enclosure volume/F3s based on BassBox "optimum" calculations

Speaker Series Designer Series
Model Number DS315-8
Color Black
Unit of Measure Each
UPC 844632095436
Warranty - Parts 5 Years
Warranty - Labor 5 Years
Product Shipping Weight (lbs.) 13.4
Speaker Type Woofer
Nominal Diameter 12"
Power Handling (RMS) 120 watts
Power Handling (max) 240 watts
Continuous Program Power --
Impedance 8 ohms
Sensitivity 91 dB @ 2.83V/1m
Frequency Response 25 - 2,500 Hz
Voice Coil Diameter 49.5 mm
Magnet Weight 77 oz.
DC Resistance (Re) 6.1 ohms
Voice Coil Inductance (Le) 1.43 mH @ 1 kHz
Resonant Frequency (Fs) 24.2 Hz
Mechanical Q (Qms) 1.79
Electromagnetic Q (Qes) 0.37
Total Q (Qts) 0.31
Diaphragm Mass Inc. Airload (Mms) 97.4g
Moving Mass Of Diaphragm (Mmd) --
Mechanical Compliance of Suspension (Cms) 0.44 mm/N
Surface Area Of Cone (Sd) 506.7 cm²
Volume of Displacement (Vd) 276.7 cm³
BL Product (BL) 15.6 Tm
Compliance Equivalent Volume (Vas) 159 liters
Maximum Linear Excursion (Xmax) 5.5 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 314 mm
Overall Depth 130 mm
Baffle Cutout Diameter 272 mm
# Mounting Holes 5
Mounting Hole Diameter --
Bolt Circle Diameter --
Product Weight --