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DC300-8 12" Classic Woofer 8 Ohm

Quick Overview

One of the main design goals at Dayton Audio is to create loudspeakers that can achieve high levels of performance at reasonable prices and thats just what they did with the Dayton Audio Classic 12" woofer.

Product Highlights

  • Works great as a general replacement woofer
  • Excellent price/performance ratio
  • Bring those old vintage speakers back to life
  • Long lasting rubber surround beats foam

Product Manuals / Spec Sheets / Downloads

Dayton Audio DC300-8 Specification Sheet
Dayton Audio DC300-8 Data Files

Dayton Audio Classic Series woofers are excellent for use as replacement speakers or for new loudspeaker system design and construction. The DC300-8 12" woofer has developed quite a reputation for having the best bang-for-the-buck performance and value available anywhere. Smooth frequency response and extended bass performance make this driver ideal for use in large format two-way and classic three-way loudspeaker designs. A Qts of 0.43 allows the DC300-8 to work well in both sealed and ported speaker enclosures.

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 1.47 ft.³
Sealed F3 52 Hz
Vented Volume 4.58 ft.³
Vented F3 28 Hz
* Enclosure volume/F3s based on BassBox "optimum" calculations

Speaker Series Classic Series
Model Number DC300-8
List Price $53.99
Color Black
Unit of Measure Each
UPC 844632000270
Warranty - Parts 5 Years
Warranty - Labor 5 Years
Product Shipping Weight (lbs.) 7.8
Speaker Type Woofer
Nominal Diameter 12"
Power Handling (RMS) 80 watts
Power Handling (max) 160 watts
Continuous Program Power --
Impedance 8 ohms
Sensitivity 90.3 dB @ 2.83V/1m
Frequency Response

25 - 2

500 Hz

Voice Coil Diameter 51 mm
Magnet Weight 30 oz.
DC Resistance (Re) 6.8 ohms
Voice Coil Inductance (Le) 2.93 mH @ 1 kHz
Resonant Frequency (Fs) 22.9 Hz
Mechanical Q (Qms) 3.21
Electromagnetic Q (Qes) 0.37
Total Q (Qts) 0.33
Diaphragm Mass Inc. Airload (Mms) 100.7g
Moving Mass Of Diaphragm (Mmd) --
Mechanical Compliance of Suspension (Cms) 0.48 mm/N
Surface Area Of Cone (Sd) 498.8 cm²
Volume of Displacement (Vd) 214.5 cm³
BL Product (BL) 16.3 Tm
Compliance Equivalent Volume (Vas) 181.5 liters
Maximum Linear Excursion (Xmax) 4.3 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 306.5 mm
Overall Depth 131.5 mm
Baffle Cutout Diameter 279.5 mm
# Mounting Holes 8
Mounting Hole Diameter --
Bolt Circle Diameter --
Product Weight --