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Dayton Audio 10" Reference Series HO Subwoofer and Cabinet Bundle

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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 over $20 off the original retail price when you purchase this driver and knock-down enclosure package.
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  • 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 over $20 when you purchase this bundle

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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 over $20 off the original retail price.

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
    (2 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 4.5 out of 5 by 2.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Easy! But A Few Things To ConsiderI couldn't decide between the 8" HO, the 10" HO, the 10" Ultimax, or the 12" HO. The 10s and the 12 are roughly the same price, while the 8" kit is about $50 less. My dilemma was I couldn't decide what I was going to use the finished subwoofer for, so I wasn't sure which kit would be best.After making the decision that I'd most likely use the sub in my office, replacing a sealed M&K 8" sub, I purchased the 10" Dayton kit. I already had a Dayton SPA250 amp plate, so the kit made sense.I knew I needed a few other items as well, so I picked up 260-779 (Cast Frame Speaker Mounting kit), a 1 lbs bag of Acousta Stuff, and some spike feet to finish it off. The feet are crucial IMHO, and while I picked up the smaller spikes in Satin nickel (240-678), I'd recommend getting the more expensive heavy duty set 240-678. They'd have been a bargain even at 3x the price. I still may get them, since it'd be trivial to switch the feet out -- they utilize the same 6mm threaded inserts. The Reference HO 10" is just too funky to put in a box sans feet. Once the box is completed, just drill four holes for the spike kits' threaded inserts 1/2" deep (the MDF is 3/4", so you can do it without puncturing the interior.The box practically puts itself together. Glue the braces to the back, then join the sides, then finish with the top. No nails or screw are necessary, just wood clamps and glue. But -- and this is critical -- get the braces firmly and precisely attached before joining the sides. I didn't wait quite long enough, and though my braces were perfectly places, putting on the first side cause my braces to slide 1/16" of an inch out of place, and I didn't notice until I had put the rest of the sides on and couldn't figure out why everything was just slightly out of place. It worked out, but that one mistake haunts me, and the box could have been perfect instead of just pretty good.The knock-down enclosure is marked out for a plate amp, but it's obviously not the SPA250 (with a cutout of 8.5" x 8.5"). The back is scored for a smaller amp plate, probably one of the Yungs with something like a 6" x 9" cutout. I wouldn't use anything bigger in size than the SPA250, and if I didn't already have the Dayton amp, I'd have gone for an external and just mounted some binding posts.The speaker mounting hardware I chose uses spiked T nuts (260-779 cast frame speaker mounting kit) which must be placed on the interior side of the box. I knew I'd be taking the driver out occasionally, so wood screws would have worked as well, but I wanted something more robust for the HO's 6 mounting holes. This is a bit challenging on this knock-down box as the front bezel is a two piece affair. That means you must line up both elements of the bezel perfectly, mark and drill the holes, hammer in the T nuts, attach both bezel elements to the box, then mount the driver. Once the box is assembled, it'd be near impossible to pound in the T-nuts, so it must be done prior to installation. It's not necessary to use the kit, but I think I'll use something like it from now on. 260-779 is the #8-32 set with cap head machine screws.I packed in a little over 8 ounces of AcoustaStuff, and the box sounds great. It's not even broken in completely, and I still dig it for music. I'll have to cart it into another room and test it out in my home theatre for movies, but I confess that I really enjoy sealed subs for music. ended up picking the Reference HO 10" over the 8" because the 10" is a bit more efficient, and upon further reflection would probably blend in with my MTM stereo setup just as well, with a bit more low end when I wanted it due to the bigger box and more surface area. I haven't been disappointed yet.But like I said, consider not going the plate amp route. The kit is designed so that cutting the brace joined to the rear is necessary, as is the rear panel itself, but it'd be so much easier, quicker, and neater to run an external amp. More power would be helpful was well, but when wouldn't it?
Date published: 2015-10-17
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 have an older SPA240 without bass boost. How well will the perform? 

Asked by: ToddOH
That amp sounds like it would be a solid match for this subwoofer system
Answered by: Chrisf
Date published: 2016-01-27

I'm looking into building my own sub instead of buying one.  What else do I need to go with the speaker/cabinet bundle?  Is it nessary to buy an amp?

Asked by: James25
Yes an amp is required for a powered subwoofer. Our ayton SPA250 or SPA500 would be a good choice for this kit. You will also need mounting hardware for the woofer, stuffing for inside the enclosure (1 pound of our Acousta-Stuf would work well) and whatever else you wanted to finish it with.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-11-09

Does this kit come with speaker wire terminals and pre-cut out for placement ? Does it need anything other than # 8 driver mounting kit ? I plan to amplify 2 of these kits with an Arc or Zapco 500W class D amp rather than the Dayton amp.  Any thoughts ?

Asked by: Kevaj
This only includes the woofer and enclosure. Terminals, wire, feet and finish are all separate and can be whatever you would like. 14 gauge wire is recommended.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-10-23

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
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