DSA175-8 6-1/2" Designer Series Aluminum Cone Woofer 8 Ohm

Quick Overview

Although its true that the Dayton Audio Designer Series DSA175-8 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

  • Cosmetic frame with low profile lip, designed for front mounting—no countersinking required!
  • Low distortion motor system with copper shorting ring
  • Black anodized aluminum cone, half roll rubber surround for durability and accurate reproduction
  • Optimized to yield the smallest possible box volume and lowest 3 dB down point
  • 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

Product Manuals / Spec Sheets / Downloads

Dayton Audio DSA175-8 Specification Sheet
Dayton Audio DSA175-8 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 0.17 ft.³
Sealed F3 112 Hz
Vented Volume 0.19 ft.³
Vented F3 71 Hz
* Enclosure volume/F3s based on BassBox "optimum" calculations

Check out this DSA175-8 review!

AudioXpress - August 2017

Speaker Series Designer Series
Model Number DSA175-8
Color Black
Unit of Measure Each
UPC 848791002410
Warranty - Parts 5 Years
Warranty - Labor 5 Years
Product Shipping Weight (lbs.) 5.15
Speaker Type Woofer
Nominal Diameter 6.50"
Power Handling (RMS) 70 watts
Power Handling (max) 140 watts
Continuous Program Power --
Impedance 8 ohms
Sensitivity 88.1 dB @ 2.83V/1m
Frequency Response 38 - 7,500 Hz
Voice Coil Diameter 35.5 mm
Magnet Weight 33 oz.
DC Resistance (Re) 5.8 ohms
Voice Coil Inductance (Le) 0.85 mH @ 1 kHz
Resonant Frequency (Fs) 38.36 Hz
Mechanical Q (Qms) 1.66
Electromagnetic Q (Qes) 0.35
Total Q (Qts) 0.29
Diaphragm Mass Inc. Airload (Mms) 24.2g
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) 9.75 Tm
Compliance Equivalent Volume (Vas) 18.7 liters
Maximum Linear Excursion (Xmax) 5.3 mm
Drivers Mechanical Losses (Rms) --
Cone / Diaphragm Material Aluminum Cone
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 --