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PC83-4 3" Full-Range Poly Cone Driver

Quick Overview

Dayton Audios PC83-4 3" full-range driver will deliver smooth and natural response from extremely compact designs. When used in line arrays, portable speakers, sound bars, or as a dedicated midrange in 3-way designs this driver will prove to be an excellent value.

Product Highlights

  • Copper cap to keep inductance under control and extend high frequency response
  • Poly damped woven glass fiber cone controls cone break-up and provides a smooth roll-off
  • Smooth response with true full-range reproduction for simple speaker designs
  • High energy ferrite magnet increases BL for higher efficiency and more output
  • Great for MTM bookshelves, car audio, or line arrays

Product Manuals / Spec Sheets / Downloads

Dayton Audio PC83-4 Specification Sheet
Dayton Audio PC83-4 Graphs/FRD/ZMA Data File

The Dayton Audio PC83-4 3" full-range driver features a poly damped woven glass fiber cone, damped rubber surround, and high energy motor. The addition of a copper cap on the extended pole improves cone control, lowers inductance, and decreases distortion allowing for improved high-frequency response. Offering great full-range performance, controlled off-axis response, and high efficiency, this driver will provide impressive output for its size. Perfect for use in line arrays, sound bars, portable speakers, or even car audio systems, the Dayton Audio PC83-4 will deliver high fidelity and low distortion from compact applications for an amazing value.

Model NumberPC83-4
List Price $19.99
Unit of MeasureEach
Warranty - Parts5 Years
Warranty - Labor5 Years
Product Shipping Weight (lbs.)1.15
Speaker TypeFull-Range
Nominal Diameter3"
Power Handling (RMS)30 watts
Power Handling (max)60 watts
Continuous Program Power--
Impedance4 ohms
Sensitivity86.8 dB @ 2.83V/1m
Frequency Response

80 - 20

000 Hz

Voice Coil Diameter1"
Magnet Weight--
DC Resistance (Re)3.9 ohms
Voice Coil Inductance (Le)0.38 mH
Resonant Frequency (Fs)80.1 Hz
Mechanical Q (Qms)3.41
Electromagnetic Q (Qes)0.64
Total Q (Qts)0.54
Diaphragm Mass Inc. Airload (Mms)2.7g
Moving Mass Of Diaphragm (Mmd)--
Mechanical Compliance of Suspension (Cms)1.47 mm/N
Surface Area Of Cone (Sd)30.2 cm²
Volume of Displacement (Vd)6.0 cm³
BL Product (BL)2.9 Tm
Compliance Equivalent Volume (Vas)0.07 ft.³
Maximum Linear Excursion (Xmax)2.0 mm
Drivers Mechanical Losses (Rms)--
Entry / Exit Diameter--
Surround MaterialRubber
Voice Coil Wire MaterialCopper
Voice Coil FormerKaptonĀ®
Basket/Frame MaterialStamped Steel
Magnet MaterialFerrite
Overall Outside Diameter83 mm
Overall Depth50 mm
Baffle Cutout Diameter77 mm
# Mounting Holes4
Mounting Hole Diameter--
Bolt Circle Diameter92 mm
Product Weight--