Dayton Audio 10" Reference Series HO Subwoofer and Cabinet Bundle

This superior subwoofer cabinet is CNC-machined for precise panels and is specifically built for use with the Dayton Audio RSS265HO-4 and a plate amplifier with bass boost. Save 50% off the original cabinet price when you purchase it with the Dayton Audio RSS265HO-4 in this package.
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Part # 300-7091
  • 1 cubic foot CNC-cut cabinet made of 3/4" MDF panels with a 1-1/2" thick front baffle
  • Ultra-low distortion Dayton Audio 10" Reference Series High Output subwoofer
  • Save 50% off the original price on the cabinet

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Dayton Audio 10" Reference Series HO Subwoofer and Cabinet Bundle

Buy this 1.0 cubic foot knock-down cabinet together with the Dayton Audio RSS265HO-4 10" subwoofer and save half off the original price of the cabinet. That's a savings of over $40!

About the Cabinet

This particular cabinet is designed specifically for the Dayton Audio 10" Reference Series High Output subwoofer, but works for any subwoofer with an overall diameter of 10-9/16" or less, and a cutout requirement of 9-1/4" or less. The larger than optimal sealed enclosure design, when used with the Dayton Audio RSS265HO-4, mates extremely well with the Dayton Audio SPA250 plate amplifier with boost set to on, or the Dayton Audio SPA500 (with the parametric EQ set to 32 Hz, bandwidth set to 1, and level set to +6). This allows for an extremely low f3 without the "one-note-bass" droning typically found with bass boosted sealed subwoofers.

During the CNC manufacturing process, rabbets and dadoes are cut into the back panel for precise panel alignment. A unique two-piece brace adds superior rigidity without affecting the subwoofer's performance. Both side panels feature 3/4" rabbeted extensions with rabbeted recesses to perfectly install the first piece of the two-part, double thick baffle. Plate amplifier installation is made easy by following the scribed interior guide with a jig saw and by modifying one of the braces.

The end result is a resonance-free, sealed subwoofer cabinet that is purpose-built to extract the best performance from Dayton Audio's 10" High Output Reference Series subwoofer. All that's left to do is finish it to match your décor or paint it to stand out. When your friends ask about it, you get the pleasure of saying, "I built it myself!"

Specifications: • Panel thickness: 3/4", front baffle is 1-1/2" • Panel material: Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF) • Finished net cabinet volume (subtracting the double thick baffle, bracing, and woofer volume): 1.0 cubic feet • External dimensions: 14.25" H x 14.25" W x 15" D • Subwoofer recess: 1/2" • Weight: 29 lbs. • Made in the U.S.A.

About the Subwoofer

As with the rest of the Reference Series, the main focus of the Dayton Audio RSS265HO-4 10" subwoofer is ultra-low-distortion. Second, third, and intemodulation distortion are kept extremely low by utilizing three short-circuit paths within the motor structure. A durable aramid fiber spider and extensive venting throughout provide quiet and uniform excursion. The black anodized cone, rubber surround, and custom basket give this 10" driver a unique, high-end look. Choose the high output version for automotive applications or for equalized high-power home subwoofer speaker systems.

Specifications: • Power handling: 600 watts RMS/1200 watts max • VCdia: 2-1/2" • Le: 1.90 mH • Impedance: 4 ohms • Re: 3.4 ohms • Frequency range: 24-600 Hz • Fs: 30 Hz • Magnet weight: 100 oz. • SPL:84 dB 1W/1m • Vas: 0.81 cu. ft. • Qms: 4.48 • Qes: 0.40 • Qts: 0.37 • Xmax: 12.3 mm • Dimensions: Overall diameter: 10.47", Cutout diameter: 9.25", Depth: 5.37".

Dayton Audio 10" Reference Series HO Subwoofer and Cabinet Bundle includes the following items:
Qty Part # Item
1300-7076Denovo Audio Knock-Down MDF 1.0 cu. ft. Subwoofer Cabinet for Dayton Audio 10" Reference Series HO Subwoofer
1295-462Dayton Audio RSS265HO-4 10" Reference HO Subwoofer 4 Ohm
No substitutions allowed. The above may include some items that are not available for purchase separately.

Product Specifications
  • Cabinet OptionsUnfinished/Unassembled
  • Speaker TypeBookshelf
  • Woofer Diameter10"
  • Input Rating4 ohm
  • ConfigurationSubwoofer
  • ColorUnfinished
  • Cabinet Dimensions (H x W x D)14.25" x 14.25" x 15"
Dayton Audio 10" Reference Series HO Subwoofer and Cabinet Bundle
  • BrandParts Express
  • Part Number300-7091
  • UPC848791000768
  • Product CategorySpeaker Kits
  • Unit of MeasureEA
  • Product Rating
    (1 Reviews)
  • Weight46.1 lbs.
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Dayton Audio 10" Reference Series HO Subwoofer and Cabinet Bundle
Dayton Audio 10" Reference Series HO Subwoofer and Cabinet Bundle is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 1.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pleasantly SurprisedThe first thing to note regarding this subwoofer is that the spec sheet lists the -3 dB point as 70 hz in a sealed 0.71 cubic foot box. However, because of the tiny Vas and low Q of the sub, 70 hz is ABOVE the in-box resonance frequency (Fc).What that means is that the low frequency extension is actually much better than the 70 hz number would lead one to believe. When the sub is placed in this particular sealed box (1.0 ft^3), the resonance frequency rises to about 40 hz, and the Q rises to about 0.5, which is "critically damped". That makes for a very tight, accurate, and musical sub. I prefer this type of alignment, so I matched the sub with a bash 300 with very little bass boost, rather than pairing it with an amplifier incorporating boost as suggested by PE.The first time I heard the sub, I placed it off-center in my very large home theater room (20' x 35' or so). The off-center placement helps mitigate room resonances, but in this configuration, I could tell the bottom octave was lacking even after break-in.Fortunately, I didn't build this sub for my (large) home theater. I built this to hide away unnoticed in the corner of my family room. With corner loading and a smaller room size, the low frequency extension isn't lacking in the slightest. To the contrary, the sub sounds just about perfect. I have played everything I have that challenges the bass reproduction of a system, and I can't fault this sub at all. The corner placement does lead to some standing waves, but I knew that before I started... it's a family room and my hands are tied in that regard.I got everything I wanted out of this sub:Small size.Tight bass. (Low Q)Low frequency extension.Easy to build.Easy on the wallet.Everything was packaged incredibly well and arrived undamaged as a result. Shipping was very fast, too.The only downside of this package was the instructions, which I didn't look at until receiving my order (even though they are available to anyone at any time). I was expecting more than "Attach side A to side B". I thought there would be recommendations for screw locations or something. As a result, I spent a considerable amount of time deciding how I actually wanted to put the thing together. Since I have 2 small children at home, free time is (very) hard to come by.In the end, I only used screws to attach the braces to the back piece. I used liquid nails to attach all the other pieces to the braces and to each other. The result is that I don't have a lot of counter-sunk screw holes to fill. (I used screws to attach the subwoofer driver and amp to the box once it was constructed, of course.)The precision cuts really make you want to get the construction right. If anything is off the slightest bit it's because of the build, not the materials. I'm not that good of a builder, so I made sure all my errors ended up on the bottom.TL;DR: awesome sub for a small to medium sized room, and it doesn't need bass boost in that configuration.
Date published: 2013-10-21
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Dayton Audio 10" Reference Series HO Subwoofer and Cabinet Bundle

I'm looking for a good sound quality 10" sub with sealed enclosure for car audio application. I have read good reviews about this subwoofer. Would this subwoofer and enclosure by optimal for this application?

Asked by: C Roe
Yes this should work well for home or car as long as you can fit the enclosure. These are highly regarded as very nice sounding woofers.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-06-26

I need 2 subs that have a smooth response up to 180hz. With my current sub, anything above 100hz sounds terrible (Class D amp). I'm thinking of using these with SPA250 plate amps. Thoughts? Comments? Suggestions? Thanks

Asked by: JameW
These woofers have very smooth response to well above 180 Hz. The room will have the biggest effect on any response below 200 Hz, so using some form of EQ would be advisable if you have limited placement options.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-06-05

What Plate Amp is best for this subwoofer ? What else is needed for a complete assembled unit ?

Asked by: sbhappy
A good amplifier for this kit would be the SPA250. I would also recommend our #8 cast frame driver mounting kit for mounting the woofer to the enclosure.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-12-31

The literature states: " The larger than optimal sealed enclosure design, when used with the Dayton Audio RSS265HO-4, mates extremely well with the Dayton Audio SPA250 plate amplifier with boost set to on".   Do you need any fill with this setup?

Asked by: needmorebass
Fill is not required, but if you wanted to add some we recommend a half pound per cubic foot of volume as a good starting point.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-11-18

How deep will this go either sealed or ported and how much power do I need to run this for a home theater application?

Asked by: Big_Louis_1971
You can expect in room response to about 30 Hz with no EQ applied. If you use the SPA500 amplifier with the EQ set as described in the product description this will dip into the 20's. Unfortunately this enclosure is a bit too small to make porting practical.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-08-08
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