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PD Series Compression Drivers

PD30 / PD30T / PD60 / PD60T
The efficient Penton Audio PD series are conservatively rated, high-power compression drivers. Designed to be used with the Penton H Series largeformat horns, they have 1-3/8" - #18 threads. These also mate easily with most horns from other manufacturers providing equal or superior output. Drivers are weather resistant for mounting in outdoor environments.

The PD30 is a 16-ohm device. With an internal transformer, the PD30T has a 70.7-volt output. Both devices use a voice coil rated at 35 watts.

Similar in concept but slightly larger in size, the PD60 has a 16-ohm output. The PD60T has an internal transformer providing a 70.7-volt output. Both use the same 75-watt rated voice coil.

All PD series drivers use lightweight but high-density, phenolic-resin diaphragms. Their gray housings are zinc diecast for durability and long life outdoors.
PD30 / PD30T / PD60 / PD60T
  • High Efficiency and Power
  • Threaded to Mount on Most Large Commercial Horns
  • Choose 30-watt or 60-watt Output
  • Offered in 16-ohm or 70.7 Constant-voltage Models
PD30 / PD30T / PD60 / PD60T
POWER HANDLING PD30/PD30T: 35 Watts
PD60/PD60T: 75 Watts
FREQUENCY RESPONSE PD30/PD30T: 180-7000 +/- 10 dB
PD60/PD60T: 160-7000 +/- 10 dB
DRIVER IMPEDANCE PD30/PD30T: 16 ohms
PD60/PD60T: 16 ohms (secondary *)
SPL @ 1w 1m PD30/PD30T: 111 dB
PD60/PD60T: 115 dB
DPL @ FULL POWER, 1m: PD30/PD30T: 125 dB
PD60/PD60T: 132 dB
DIAPHRAGM MATERIAL: High-density Phenolic Resin
VOICE COIL DIAMETER, INCH (MM): 2.03 (51.5)
VOICE COIL MATERIAL: Phenolic Diaphragm; Copper Winding with High-temperature Insulation
MAGNET WEIGHT-CERAMIC PD30/PD30T: 17.25 oz (0.49 Kg)
PD60/PD60T: 29.0 oz (0.826 Kg)
FLUX DENSITY: PD30/PD30T: 12,500
PD60/PD60T: 14,300
CONNECTION: PD30/PD30T: Screw Terminals
PD60/PD60T: Color-coded Wire
PD30T 70.7-VOLT XFRMR TAPS/IMPED: Red: 30 watts - 167
Yellow: 15 watts - 334
White: 7.5 watts - 667
Black: Common - ----
PD60T 70.7-VOLT XFRMR TAPS/IMPED: Red: 60 watts - 83
Yellow: 30 watts - 167
White: 15 watts - 334
Black: Common - ----
TRANSFORMER MAX INSERTION LOSS: 0.6 dB
SUPPLIED MOUNTING ACCESSORIES: Bracket
Chrome-plated Steel Hardware
FINISH: Dark Gray Painted ABS
SUGGESTED ACCESSORIES: H20 Horn
H26 Horn
RPD30 Replacement Diaphragm
RPD60 Replacement Diaphragm
DIMENSIONS, INCH (MM): PD30: 4.65 x 3.55 (118 x 90)
PD30T: 5.20 x 5.60 (132 x 142)
PD60: 5.20 x 3.94 (132 x 100)
PD60T: 5.67 x 5.71 (144 x 145)
NET WEIGHT LBS (KGS): PD30: 3.68 (1.67)
PD30T: 5.03 (2.28)
PD60: 5.05 (2.29)
PD60T: 7.71 (3.50)
PD30 / PD30T / PD60 / PD60T
The PD Series compression drivers screw on, thereby mounting on Penton and most full-range horns for indoor or outdoor applications.

16-ohm drivers can be daisy-chained to match the recommended output of a typical 8-ohm amplifier. For long runs or use with multiple horns on the same amplifier, the "T" versions are meant to be used with an amplifier's 70.7-volt output.

Typical applications when mounted on large format horns are schools, athletic fields, industrial property entry gates, ballparks, factories, park districts, fairgrounds, air shows, communications along city parade routes, etc.