DC160-8 6-1/2" Classic Woofer 8 Ohm

Quick Overview

Choose the Dayton Audio DC160-8 Classic Series 6-1/2" woofer for use as a great replacement bookshelf speaker, midbass in 3-way designs, or even as a small subwoofer.

Product Highlights

  • Great bang-for-the-buck driver can be used as a woofer, midbass, or even as a small subwoofer
  • Smooth frequency response up to 2 kHz and great bass response
  • Rubber surround, aluminum voice coil, and extended bump plate
  • Low 34 Hz free-air resonance

Product Manuals / Spec Sheets / Downloads

Dayton Audio DC160-8 Specification Sheet
Dayton Audio DC160-8 Data Files

Buying Options

Dayton Audio Classic Series woofers are excellent for use as replacement speakers or for new loudspeaker system design and construction. The DC160-8 6-1/2" woofer has developed quite a reputation for having the best bang-for-the-buck performance and value available anywhere. You can even be use the DC160-8 as a small subwoofer! The excellent low frequency performance will amaze you.

A non-pressed treated paper cone allows for smooth frequency response, while the high temperature aluminum voice coil and vented pole piece combine to increase power handling without compression. Longevity is ensured with the use of a rubber surround, treated cloth dust cap, and an extended bump plate.


Sealed Volume 0.14 ft.³
Sealed F3 89 Hz
Vented Volume 0.34 ft.³
Vented F3 54 Hz
* Enclosure volume/F3s based on BassBox "optimum" calculations

Speaker Series Classic Series
Model Number DC160-8
Color Black
Unit of Measure Each
UPC 844632000232
Warranty - Parts 5 Years
Warranty - Labor 5 Years
Product Shipping Weight (lbs.) 3.3
Speaker Type Woofer
Nominal Diameter 6.50"
Power Handling (RMS) 50 watts
Power Handling (max) 100 watts
Continuous Program Power --
Impedance 8 ohms
Sensitivity 86.1 dB @ 2.83V/1m
Frequency Response 30 - 4,000 Hz
Voice Coil Diameter 35 mm
Magnet Weight 15 oz.
DC Resistance (Re) 6.6 ohms
Voice Coil Inductance (Le) 2.26 mH @ 1 kHz
Resonant Frequency (Fs) 35.7 Hz
Mechanical Q (Qms) 3.46
Electromagnetic Q (Qes) 0.38
Total Q (Qts) 0.34
Diaphragm Mass Inc. Airload (Mms) 29.3g
Moving Mass Of Diaphragm (Mmd) --
Mechanical Compliance of Suspension (Cms) 0.68 mm/N
Surface Area Of Cone (Sd) 134.8 cm²
Volume of Displacement (Vd) 42.5 cm³
BL Product (BL) 10.7 Tm
Compliance Equivalent Volume (Vas) 17.9 liters
Maximum Linear Excursion (Xmax) 3.15 mm
Drivers Mechanical Losses (Rms) --
Cone / Diaphragm Material Treated 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 165 mm
Overall Depth 82.2 mm
Baffle Cutout Diameter 144.6 mm
# Mounting Holes 4
Mounting Hole Diameter --
Bolt Circle Diameter --
Product Weight --