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Dayton Audio DCS255-4 10" Classic Subwoofer 4 Ohm

Brand:|Model: DCS255-4|Part # 295-202
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.
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  • 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

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
  • Sensitivity91 dB 2.83V/1m
  • Voice Coil Diameter2"
Thiele-Small Parameters
  • Resonant Frequency (Fs)37.7 Hz
  • DC Resistance (Re)3.45 ohms
  • Voice Coil Inductance (Le)1.8 mH
  • Mechanical Q (Qms)7.42
  • Electromagnetic Q (Qes)0.50
  • Total Q (Qts)0.46
  • Compliance Equivalent Volume (Vas)1.13 ft.³
  • Mechanical Compliance of Suspension (Cms)0.19 mm/N
  • BL Product (BL)12.6 Tm
  • Diaphragm Mass Inc. Airload (Mms)95.5g
  • 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
    (16 Reviews)
  • Weight10.45 lbs.
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Dayton Audio DCS255-4 10" Classic Subwoofer 4 Ohm
Dayton Audio DCS255-4 10" Classic Subwoofer 4 Ohm is rated 4.75 out of 5 by 16.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality Direct ReplacementI have a Paradigm 10" powered Sub that was purchased 15 years ago. This replacement speaker installed perfectly and the performance is a great improvement. This speaker was about $70, a new Paradigm 10" powered sub is almost $1000. Done!
Date published: 2015-05-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great qualityThe quality, heft and performance of this subwoofer is very good. Impressed by Dayton.
Date published: 2014-12-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well made driverJust loaded these drivers in Bill Fitzmaurice Table Tuba's without breaking in the drivers they sound incredible can only imagine how they will sound with some time on them
Date published: 2014-09-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A perfect replacememtnI blew up my Paradigm PDR-10 100 w sub speaker, well actually the surround disintegrated, too much Star Wars I presume! The Parts Express techies recommended this a a replacement. Now that we have had a few days to get it adjusted, we are very happy with the speaker. I think it sounds better, crisper base, cleaner sound, than the original and has a bit more volume as well. Parts Express is definately on my list of 'go to' companies.
Date published: 2014-09-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Hi Fi driverI have 4 of these in a tower set up, two per side crossed at 350Hz doing 117db a channel with an f3 of about 30 hertz, I am extremely pleased with these.They are really a steal for the performance.
Date published: 2014-07-23
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
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Dayton Audio DCS255-4 10" Classic Subwoofer 4 Ohm

Replacing a velodyne vx10b ...I think it was 4 ohms , do you think this would be a good replacement or would you recommend something else ......also should I use poly fill in a ported enclosure?

Asked by: Romie
We do not have a cross reference available for this type of thing. Please contact our tech support for more help with this question, or 800-338-0531 x1.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2016-01-18

would a 500 watt amp be too much using a 1.1 cubic foot,  tuned @ 40 thanx

Asked by: Alywog
That would be way more power than you would need but that's not necessarily a bad thing as long as you know the limit of the woofer. Running the amp all out can cause a failure of the driver if you arent careful.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2016-01-04

I bought two of these subs for a stereo set up and the plate amp I am using has mini DSp built in. In a sealed enclosure, how low can I go before I risk over driving the woofer? 

Asked by: Osd1
I can only run models based on having no EQ or DSP added. Assuming the woofer is in it's optimal sealed volume you will have no excursion problems with 200 watts assuming no EQ. As soon as you add EQ the power limit will drop substantially.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-12-14

When building the 0.3 cuft sealed box, how much extra volume should I add for the driver itself?

Asked by: DeanP
This woofer displaces 0.078 cubic feet.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-11-10

Would the Dayton SA100 amp be sufficient for this driver in a medium size living room?

Asked by: Mgreer5
Yes that combination will work well.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-11-09

I have a Polk 100W RMS amp. Would this amp be sufficient for this driver in a sealed enclosure? Would a ported be better?

Asked by: mgreer5
These work well sealed but really shine ported. Porting will also give you more for the amount of power you have with your amplifier.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-11-03
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