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DS115-8 4" Designer Series Woofer Speaker 8 Ohm

Quick Overview

More than just a pretty speaker, the Dayton Audio Designer Series DS115-8 4" woofer features an extremely neutral response and high Xmax capability.

Product Highlights

• Optimized to yield a low 3 dB down point and high potential output in a reasonably sized cabinet
• Coated paper cone, half roll rubber surround for durability and accurate reproduction
• Cosmetic frame with low profile lip, designed for front mounting—no countersinking required!
• Vented pole piece for minimized power compression and maximized reliability
• Generous Xmax capability encourages use of moderate bass boost to tailor the response
• Retains the same "family look" as the popular Dayton Audio DVC Series subwoofers and passive radiators
• Smooth frequency response and linear roll-off simplify filter design, assuring good results with off-the-shelf crossovers

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Product Description

The Designer Series by Dayton Audio was developed specifically with the speaker designer in mind. It is an affordable, attractive line of drivers that puts performance first. Careful engineering ensures that each speaker in the series is capable of handling full rated power at the lowest possible frequencies—without exceeding Xmax.

These speakers combine useful performance parameters with elegant style. Carefully optimized to provide superb audio reproduction when incorporated into a wide variety of enclosures and alignments, the Designer Series transducers put a beautiful face on audiophile excellence.


Sealed Volume 0.04 ft.³
Sealed F3 124 Hz
Vented Volume 0.09 ft.³
Vented F3 70 Hz
* Enclosure volume/F3s based on BassBox "optimum" calculations

Product Details

Speaker Series Designer Series
Model Number DS115-8
List Price $25.99
Color Black
Unit of Measure Each
UPC 844632095382
Warranty - Parts 5 Years
Warranty - Labor 5 Years
Product Shipping Weight (lbs.) 1.8500
Speaker Type Woofer
Nominal Diameter 4"
Power Handling (RMS) 35 watts
Power Handling (max) 70 watts
Continuous Program Power --
Impedance 8 ohms
Sensitivity 85.3 dB @ 2.83V/1m
Frequency Response 60 - 8,000 Hz
Voice Coil Diameter 25.4 mm
Magnet Weight 11 oz.
DC Resistance (Re) 5.8 ohms
Voice Coil Inductance (Le) 0.8 mH @ 1 kHz
Resonant Frequency (Fs) 55.2 Hz
Mechanical Q (Qms) 2.10
Electromagnetic Q (Qes) 0.46
Total Q (Qts) 0.38
Diaphragm Mass Inc. Airload (Mms) 7.9g
Moving Mass Of Diaphragm (Mmd) --
Mechanical Compliance of Suspension (Cms) 1.05 mm/N
Surface Area Of Cone (Sd) 54.1 cm²
Volume of Displacement (Vd) 22.2 cm³
BL Product (BL) 5.88 Tm
Compliance Equivalent Volume (Vas) 4.33 liters
Maximum Linear Excursion (Xmax) 4.1 mm
Driver's Mechanical Losses (Rms) --
Cone / Diaphragm Material Coated 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 115.6 mm
Overall Depth 54.7 mm
Baffle Cutout Diameter 93.6 mm
# Mounting Holes 4
Mounting Hole Diameter --
Bolt Circle Diameter --
Product Weight --