PS180-8 6-1/2" Point Source Full-Range Neo Driver

Quick Overview

The Dayton Audio PS Series drivers do it all: true bass, articulate midrange, and balanced, extended highs.

Product Highlights

  • High sensitivity/minimal distortion-an ideal match for lower powered amplifiers
  • Parasitic HF cone and carefully engineered phase plug extend on- and off-axis response
  • Solid bass performance, thanks to usefully high excursion capability (5 mm Xmax)
  • Optimized neodymium magnet provides high motor strength
  • Low-mass copper clad aluminum voice coil
  • Copper cap and copper ring on pole piece reduce inductance and distortion
  • Kevlar reinforced paper cone is lightweight yet rigid and well controlled

Product Manuals / Spec Sheets / Downloads

Dayton Audio PS180-8 Specifications Sheet
Dayton Audio PS180-8 Klippel Test Results
Dayton Audio PS180-8 Data Files

The Dayton Audio PS Series drivers do it all: true bass, articulate midrange, and balanced, extended highs. An intensive program of design and testing has yielded full-range speakers that feature high sensitivity and smooth response, both on- and off-axis. Although an ideal match for lower powered Class A and Class T designs, the PS180-8 6-1/2" drivers superb resolution and natural sound quality make it a viable option for an even wider variety of applications. The PS Series audio performance is complemented by the speakers striking appearance—they look great in dipole and other open back designs, too!


Sealed Volume 0.11 ft.³
Sealed F3 168 Hz
Vented Volume 0.25 ft.³
Vented F3 108 Hz
* Enclosure volume/F3s based on BassBox "optimum" calculations

Speaker Series Point Source Series
Model Number PS180-8
List Price $129.99
Color Black
Unit of Measure Each
UPC 844632088797
Warranty - Parts 5 Years
Warranty - Labor 5 Years
Product Shipping Weight (lbs.) 2.9
Speaker Type Full-Range
Nominal Diameter 6.50"
Power Handling (RMS) 30 watts
Power Handling (max) 60 watts
Continuous Program Power --
Impedance 8 ohms
Sensitivity 94.8 dB @ 2.83V/1m
Frequency Response

48 - 25

000 Hz

Voice Coil Diameter 25.4 mm
Magnet Weight --
DC Resistance (Re) 6.4 ohms
Voice Coil Inductance (Le) 0.63 mH @ 1 kHz
Resonant Frequency (Fs) 58.5 Hz
Mechanical Q (Qms) 3.64
Electromagnetic Q (Qes) 0.36
Total Q (Qts) 0.33
Diaphragm Mass Inc. Airload (Mms) 7g
Moving Mass Of Diaphragm (Mmd) --
Mechanical Compliance of Suspension (Cms) 1.05 mm/N
Surface Area Of Cone (Sd) 132.7 cm²
Volume of Displacement (Vd) 61.1 cm³
BL Product (BL) 6.82 Tm
Compliance Equivalent Volume (Vas) 27.6 liters
Maximum Linear Excursion (Xmax) 4.6 mm
Drivers Mechanical Losses (Rms) --
Cone / Diaphragm Material Paper / Kevlar Cone
Entry / Exit Diameter --
Surround Material Cloth
Voice Coil Wire Material Copper
Voice Coil Former Aluminum
Basket/Frame Material Cast Aluminum
Magnet Material Neodymium
Overall Outside Diameter 180 mm
Overall Depth 77.7 mm
Baffle Cutout Diameter 145 mm
# Mounting Holes 6
Mounting Hole Diameter --
Bolt Circle Diameter --
Product Weight --