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Dayton Audio DCS255-4 10" Classic Subwoofer 4 Ohm

Brand:| Model: DCS255-4
Overview
The Dayton Audio Classic Series subwoofers offer solid value at lower price points. No compromises were made in the design, materials, or construction of these rugged 4-ohm powerhouses.
Highlights
  • Sturdy stamped steel frame
  • Vented pole piece and bumped back plate
  • Inductance-reducing copper pole piece cap
  • Treated non-pressed paper/Kevlar cone with rubber surround
  • 4-layer VC with polyimide former
  • Great for home and automotive applications
  • Five year warranty
Part # 
295-202
Weight: 10.45 lbs.  
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Product Details

Dayton Audio DCS255-4 10" Classic Subwoofer 4 Ohm

The Dayton Audio Classic Series subwoofers offer solid value at lower price points. No compromises were made in the design, materials, or construction of these rugged 4-ohm powerhouses. The drivers feature a vented pole piece with copper cap, bumped back plate for improved excursion capability, Kevlar reinforced cone with rubber half-roll surround, and a high-temperature 4-layer copper voice coil wound on a polyimide former.

 



Product Specifications
  • Nominal Diameter10"
  • Power Handling (RMS)200 Watts
  • Power Handling (max)400 Watts
  • Impedance4 ohms
  • Frequency Response31 to 200 Hz
  • Sensitivity89 dB 1W/1m
  • Voice Coil Diameter2"
Thiele-Small Parameters
  • Resonant Frequency (Fs)30.9 Hz
  • DC Resistance (Re)3 ohms
  • Voice Coil Inductance (Le)1.6 mH
  • Mechanical Q (Qms)4.89
  • Electromagnetic Q (Qes)0.37
  • Total Q (Qts)0.34
  • Compliance Equivalent Volume (Vas)1.69 ft.³
  • Mechanical Compliance of Suspension (Cms)0.28 mm/N
  • BL Product (BL)12.13 Tm
  • Diaphragm Mass Inc. Airload (Mms)93.4g
  • Maximum Linear Excursion (Xmax)8.3 mm
  • Surface Area of Cone (Sd)346.4 cm²
Materials of Construction
  • Cone MaterialPaper / Kevlar
  • Surround MaterialRubber
  • Voice Coil Wire MaterialCopper
  • Voice Coil FormerKapton® / Polyimide
  • Basket / Frame MaterialSteel
  • Magnet MaterialFerrite
Mounting Information
  • Overall Outside Diameter10.16"
  • Baffle Cutout Diameter9.13"
  • Depth5.54"
  • # Mounting Holes8
Optimum Cabinet Size (determined using BassBox 6 Pro High Fidelity suggestion)
  • Sealed Volume0.3 ft.³
  • Sealed F378 Hz
  • Vented Volume0.75 ft.³
  • Vented F347 Hz
Dayton Audio DCS255-4 10" Classic Subwoofer 4 Ohm
  • BrandDayton Audio
  • ModelDCS255-4
  • Part Number295-202
  • UPC844632080661
  • Product CategorySubwoofer Drivers
  • Unit of MeasureEA
  • Product Rating
    (11 Reviews)
  • Weight10.45 lbs.
  • Case Qty2
  • California Prop 65

    Warning: California residents only. Please note per Proposition 65 that this product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.

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Reviews

Dayton Audio DCS255-4 10" Classic Subwoofer 4 Ohm
Dayton Audio DCS255-4 10" Classic Subwoofer 4 Ohm is rated 4.6364 out of 5 by 11.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from dB per dollar = awesomeIn an attempt to save trunk space, I decided to try two of these in a horn loaded bandpass and bank on the sensitivity of the speakers. Supposedly you also gain +3dB sensitivity from doubling the number of drivers for the same wattage coming form your amp. I was a bit disappointed with my box. It only got to about 90dB 1watt/meter at 45hz, with max dB @500 watts of about 112dB with no blow-through. (About 118 dB if it wasn't going through a seat) A ported box could do almost as good of a job. I had another bass horn I built before this one that was maybe 25% larger with an average sub that had about 85dB 1w/m, it was 5-10db louder than this thing depending on the frequency. The pic of the box almost fitting in my truck is the larger horn. When building a horn, the size of the box helps out a lot.The speakers themselves, the pics on here don't do them justice. They are actually reasonably beefy looking once you are holding one. The amp I'm using puts out about 550 watts on a good day, I measured to be sure. (amp rated at 900 but I got bad grounds and 4g wire. Also I'm using two of these speakers, so 275 watts per speaker.) The amp gives up way before these speakers do. I was more worried about the voice coils dieing than anything but they seem to be fine with handling heat while playing music. Can't comment on excursion since I built my box to keep excursion to a minimum. I couldn't build the sealed chambers any smaller unless I filled them with foam or something. These things have excellent motor force. Test tones show 35hz is still decently strong. 30hz has noticeably less output but its still enough to blur my vision in my mirror. Pretty good for 0.15 cubic foot in the sealed chamber and stuffed.Oh yeah. I like how Dayton is honest about their products. Every spec was pretty much spot on, except for power handling, they underrated this speaker a bit I think.
Date published: 2014-06-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from excellent replacement for a blown "generic" speakeGood tight, musical bass in a small room with high quality older satellites (M&K 1-B, still superb after 30 years-amazing)
Date published: 2014-01-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Product!The speaker has a great sound quality and is pretty loud. Overall, it is a great buy.
Date published: 2013-09-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really Nice Sub For This Price RangeI was impressed with how this sub performs, powered with Dayton's SA100 plate amp it more then met my expectations. This sub provided more then ample bass for my small living room! Does well with music and impresses with home theater! It calls for a smaller cab, but I did install it in a ported 1 cu ft cab and I'm happy, I probably won't push it hard, so any performance issues shouldn't be a problem for me. A Good Buy
Date published: 2013-08-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Better than expectedI bought this sub along with the yung 300-6 plate amp, in the .67 cu.ft. knock down box, 2" x 9.5" port, designed by Jeff Bagby. In a 14 x 16 room it is unreal.
Date published: 2012-12-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Used to replace home subI got this speaker to replace a radio shack speaker sub in my home theater. This speaker has more power. Lower response and a lot more kick. I have double the volume of my sub amp and have turned the frequency adjustment to the lowest setting. I am very happy with this speaker.
Date published: 2012-12-17

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Dayton Audio DCS255-4 10" Classic Subwoofer 4 Ohm

I've got this sub in a .80 cubic ft sealed box with a 100 watt amp. Just wondering instead of a port, would 2-10" dayton audio PRs work with this setup?  

Asked by: derek82
This will work quite well. I would recommend adding 200 grams to each passive for a tuning frequency of 35 Hz.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-06-16

I says .3 ft3 for sealed. If i do that, what kind of performance would i expect from the sub. I was looking to go small. What would be the best small sealed box?

Asked by: derek82
An enclosure that is 0.3 cubic feet will yield and F3 of about 75 Hz and in room response into the low 40's which will work well for music.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-03-03

While doing a search on replacement woofer for the Peavey Quadra 10 speaker, the Dayton DC S255-4 10" came up. Will this speaker suffice as a direct or better replacement for the Quadra 10 in an outdoor setting?

Asked by: UnionDave
That is actually not a good choice for this application. I would recommend the Peavey Pro 10, part number 294-3126, or the Dayton PA255-8 which is part number 295-030.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-02-26

Regarding Dayton Audio DCS255-4 10" Classic Subwoofer 4 Ohm Using Bass Box software, can you offer me a vented alignment including vent diameter and length for this driver utilizing a 2 cu ft vented box? Thanks. Jeff Pearce

Asked by: Jeffcp
I would recommend a 3" diameter, 6" long port for this volume. This will tune the box to 33 Hz and give you an F3 of 32 Hz.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-01-03

What is the xmech?

I see xmax but when do i need to be worrying about destroying the speaker?
Asked by: DIRT
Unfortunately Xmech is not available for this driver. With a bumped back plate there shouldn't be fear of bottoming the woofer unless it is being driven well beyond its limits. If this were to happen you would know that it is too loud due to distortion. These subs are somewhat suspension limited as well so that will help prevent any voice coil damage.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2013-07-18

Will this work as a full range speaker in a 410 setup for playing bass guitar?

Originally was looking at the Datyon PA255-8 but thought maybe the DCS255-4 would handle the bass better.I'm playing a passive bass with 500 watt @ 8 ohm/1000 watt @ 4 ohm head and the speakers will be in a ported cab. Playing style is very loud and effects heavy, lots of distortion and octavers
Asked by: volerium
This would not be recommended for bass guitar, the PA255-8 will be much better suited and play significantly louder with the same input power.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2013-01-18

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