PC83-8 3" Full-Range Poly Cone Driver

Quick Overview

Dayton Audios PC83-8 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

  • Smooth response with true full-range reproduction for simple speaker designs
  • Poly damped woven glass fiber cone controls cone break-up and provides a smooth roll-off
  • Copper cap keeps inductance under control and extends high frequency response
  • 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 PC83-8 Specification Sheet
Dayton Audio PC83-8 Graphs/FRD/ZMA Data File

Buying Options

The Dayton Audio PC83-8 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 PC83-8 will deliver high fidelity and low distortion from compact applications for an amazing value.

Model Number PC83-8
Color Black
Unit of Measure Each
UPC 848791004018
Warranty - Parts 5 Years
Warranty - Labor 5 Years
Product Shipping Weight (lbs.) 1.15
Speaker Type Full-Range
Nominal Diameter 3"
Power Handling (RMS) 30 watts
Power Handling (max) 60 watts
Continuous Program Power --
Impedance 8 ohms
Sensitivity 85.6 dB @ 2.83V/1m
Frequency Response 80 - 20,000 Hz
Voice Coil Diameter 1"
Magnet Weight --
DC Resistance (Re) 6.8 ohms
Voice Coil Inductance (Le) 0.38 mH
Resonant Frequency (Fs) 82.1 Hz
Mechanical Q (Qms) 3.68
Electromagnetic Q (Qes) 0.76
Total Q (Qts) 0.63
Diaphragm Mass Inc. Airload (Mms) 2.7g
Moving Mass Of Diaphragm (Mmd) --
Mechanical Compliance of Suspension (Cms) 1.40 mm/N
Surface Area Of Cone (Sd) 30.2 cm²
Volume of Displacement (Vd) 6.0 cm³
BL Product (BL) 3.5 Tm
Compliance Equivalent Volume (Vas) 0.06 ft.³
Maximum Linear Excursion (Xmax) 2.0 mm
Drivers Mechanical Losses (Rms) --
Cone / Diaphragm Material Poly Composite Cone
Entry / Exit Diameter --
Surround Material Rubber
Voice Coil Wire Material Copper
Voice Coil Former --
Basket/Frame Material Stamped Steel
Magnet Material Ferrite
Overall Outside Diameter 83 mm
Overall Depth 50 mm
Baffle Cutout Diameter 77 mm
Mounting Hole Diameter --
Bolt Circle Diameter 92 mm
Product Weight --