80W 8in Shielded Bass Mid Range Speaker

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About this product


  • High powered speaker for Hi-Fi use
  • Ideal to repair faulty CD, MP3 or stereo system speakers
  • Magnetically shielded construction

Product overview

• High powered speaker for Hi-Fi use
• Ideal to repair faulty CD, MP3 or stereo system speakers
• Magnetically shielded construction
• 6Ω impedance
• 40W RMS, 80W Peak

Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good value Ive used this driver to replace a worn out 60w rms eltax 8" subwoofer and its doing fine, giving a nice tight bass response and plenty of volume. However I'm a bit disappointed as the driver I received isn't as is specified above, a bonus is it being 90w as opposed to 80w as stated, sadly it doesn't match the sizes specified as this speakers diameter is about 10mm larger, a shame as the specified dimensions would have been a direct replacement for the eltax sub and wouldn't have required me to modify my enclosures baffle cutout to mount it.
Date published: 2015-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I bought this speaker from a maplin store a month back and have since made it an enclosure. I am using this speaker as a subwoofer, with a cutoff at 100Hz. It is sitting in a 0.9 cubic ft, sealed enclosure and it sounds absolutely beautiful. At a fairly low power (2W) I can fill a room with an admirably deep bass. In the enclosure I have built this speaker works wonders, I have tried other 8 inch bass/mid drivers of similar spec to this one, but they didn't perform as well as this by a long shot. The speaker itself is pleasing to the eye and has a very high quality feel to it, from the rubber surround, to the finish on the cone, the cone itself has a very nice, long but clean excursion. As mentioned in another review, this speaker can easily handle more than 45 watts, though you may want to cut frequencies below ~25Hz as driving this speaker past 45 watts on frequencies could wreck it completely. I really recommend this speaker for any hi-fi replacement or project you may work on, because it's very good value for money.
Date published: 2014-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bought these for my system in my bedroom, I have ALOT of speakers and subwoofers, this one is brilliant compared to my other drivers. It was quite cheap so I thought I would give it a go! It handles about 70Wrms it is only rated 45Wrms! I had it running for about an hour with no probles and it wasn't even warm! Great speaker/woofer worth a try!
Date published: 2014-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good for projects Built some ported speakers and use these as bass drivers in conjunction with Adjustable crossovers and Titanium tweeters given there price they sound very good
Date published: 2017-01-11
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Chassis Material: Pressed Steel
Voice Coil Impedance: 6±10% Ω
Voice Coil Diameter/Material: 25.9mm / AL
Cone Material: Paper
Cone Suspension: Rubber
Res Freq (Fo): 53Hz±20%
Frequency Response (1M/1W) 40-5KHz
Output SPL: 87±3dB
Max Power: 80W
Rated Power: 40W
Magnet Dimensions (outside dia. x inside dia, x depth): 80x40x15mm
Magnet weight: 280g / 10oz
Chassis Diameter: 218mm
Baffle Cutout: 185mm
Fixing Centres: 4x4mm holes on 209mm circle
Weight: 1440g
Overall Dia. x Height 218 x 99mm

Please publish the frequency response and impedance curves for your speakers and the Q at resonance - e.g. to determine the right type of enclosure

Asked by: KingsMH
All available specifications for the speaker have been published in the product listing.
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2016-06-29

Hi, do you have more detailed technical specs for this product - 8" bass/mid?

Asked by: stephen
The only information we have on the item have been placed on the website.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2016-07-27

Hi. I've a 1980 Sharp hifi system & only fault is speaker diaphragm worm. Woofer & tweeter are perfect. Would your 8 inch speakers be good replacement for mine?? Sound quality ect. Regards Paul

Asked by: Elley1970
Yes this should be fine as a replacement for your old hifi system. however due to the age we cannot guarantee full compatibility.
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2015-08-19

Could I build this into a woofer box in the back of a car (using a suitable amp and crossover/low pass filter)? Thanks.
Asked by: Tobi
Yes the product does support that.
Answered by: DH
Date published: 2015-07-17

are they 2 speakers or 1
Asked by: J
This is one speaker only.
Answered by: TJ
Date published: 2015-07-17

could it be used for replacment for bose home hi fi speakers
Asked by: albert chambers
Providing the measurements are the same, this should be fine.
Answered by: DH
Date published: 2015-07-17

can i use this on a pc
Asked by: fikret ozan
Answered by: CB
Date published: 2015-07-17

could this be used in a guitar amplifier
Asked by: dean
assuming the wattage and impedance etc. matched then yes
Answered by: DM
Date published: 2015-07-17
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