Dayton Audio RS270-8 10" Reference Woofer

Brand:|Model: RS270-8
Dayton Audio Reference Series RS270-8 10" woofers deliver exceptional clarity, detail, and dynamics—and of course, incredibly low distortion.
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Part # 295-357
  • One of the lowest distortion, highest resolution driver series available
  • Low-distortion high-excursion motor system with two short-circuit paths
  • Compliant suspension and rigid black anodized aluminum cone for strong bass performance
  • Heavy-duty 6-hole cast frame, low-loss rubber surround, and solid aluminum phase plug
  • Designed and engineered in the USA

Product Details

Dayton Audio RS270-8 10" Reference Woofer

The Dayton Audio Reference Series was conceived with one goal in mind—low distortion. Each speaker was carefully designed and optimized to offer the highest performance with the lowest distortion levels. At the same time, by focusing on features that contribute to sound quality and eliminating unnecessary frills, the drivers offer value unparalleled in the industry. Dayton Audio Reference Series RS270-8 10" woofers deliver exceptional clarity, detail, and dynamics—and of course, incredibly low distortion.

Product Specifications
  • Nominal Diameter10"
  • Power Handling (RMS)100 Watts
  • Power Handling (max)200 Watts
  • Impedance8 ohms
  • Frequency Response27 to 2,040 Hz
  • Sensitivity88.7 dB 2.83V/1m
  • Voice Coil Diameter2"
Thiele-Small Parameters
  • Resonant Frequency (Fs)29.6 Hz
  • DC Resistance (Re)6.8 ohms
  • Voice Coil Inductance (Le)0.93 mH
  • Mechanical Q (Qms)2.08
  • Electromagnetic Q (Qes)0.61
  • Total Q (Qts)0.47
  • Compliance Equivalent Volume (Vas)3.4 ft.³
  • Mechanical Compliance of Suspension (Cms)0.57 mm/N
  • BL Product (BL)10.3 Tm
  • Diaphragm Mass Inc. Airload (Mms)50.5g
  • Maximum Linear Excursion (Xmax)6.6 mm
  • Surface Area of Cone (Sd)346.4 cm²
Materials of Construction
  • Cone MaterialAluminum
  • Surround MaterialRubber
  • Voice Coil Wire MaterialCopper
  • Voice Coil FormerAluminum
  • Basket / Frame MaterialCast Aluminum
  • Magnet MaterialFerrite
Mounting Information
  • Overall Outside Diameter10.71"
  • Baffle Cutout Diameter9.29"
  • Depth4.45"
  • Bolt Circle Diameter10.16"
  • # Mounting Holes6
Optimum Cabinet Size (determined using BassBox 6 Pro High Fidelity suggestion)
  • Sealed Volume1.38 ft.³
  • Sealed F349 Hz
  • Vented Volume4.5 ft.³
  • Vented F325.6 Hz
Dayton Audio RS270-8 10" Reference Woofer
  • BrandDayton Audio
  • ModelRS270-8
  • Part Number295-357
  • UPC844632088773
  • Product CategoryWoofers
  • Unit of MeasureEA
  • Product Rating
    (3 Reviews)
  • Weight10.0008 lbs.
  • California Prop 65

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

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Dayton Audio RS270-8 10" Reference Woofer
Dayton Audio RS270-8 10" Reference Woofer is rated 4.6667 out of 5 by 3.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love this woofer.My music source is a laptop dedicated to Windows Media. From this, a Topping TP60 amp drives a pair of TMWW’s, each of which has a B&G Neo3pdr tweeter, a Dayton Rs52 midrange, and two Dayton Rs180 woofers. To me, this sounds very nice. But to also "make my feet move" by warming the room with lower bass, and to accentuate the kick drum, I added a “hi-fi woofer”. This is a Dayton Rs270 woofer in a 3.25 cubic foot box with an 8-inch-long 3-inch Precision Port, driven in mono mode by a Dayton APA150 amp. (I also have a low-pass filter, part 266-446, between the APA150 and the woofer.) This does just what I had hoped, adding the low bass and kick drum in what I think is a very musical manner that, to me, enhances the presence and warmth of the music delightfully.
Date published: 2014-08-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Hefty woofer for sealed enclosure and low xoverThis woofer has potential for medium speaker enclosures. It's probably best used in sealed applications with very carefully designed crossovers around 1.5khz. I don't think this would sound well at higher points.I tested this in a large bookshelf speaker and ran into two problems. First, the woofer required a zobel element to smooth out the crossover point, and secondly, my enclosure couldn't support the frame's weight.This is an impressive woofer that offers lots of possibilities if you have a larger, sealed enclosure and crossover point.
Date published: 2013-06-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful speakerThe RS270-8 is a well built unit with performance that belies it's reasonable cost. Used as a woofer in a 3 way system or mid-bass in a 2 way it hold up the low end nicely. Probably not a good choice for a sub woofer, but that doesn't seem to be the design goal. On top of it all, it's absolutely sexy with the large phase plug thrusting up from the center.
Date published: 2012-03-24
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Dayton Audio RS270-8 10" Reference Woofer

How will this speaker work in a 1.25cf cabinet with a 2000hz crossover to tweeter?

Asked by: john88
This woofer will work well in that volume sealed. It will also work well with that crossover point.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-08-17

Hello, would this driver perform well using a Dayton XO3W-375/3K crossover in a 1 cubic foot sealed chamber of speaker enclosure?

Asked by: Vunce
Yes this would work fine as a woofer in that volume with that crossover.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-05-13

I have 4 of these from a previous project now sitting in a drawer.   Would these do well in a sealed 4x10 cabinet for bass guitar?  My 1x12 Basslite does not have great enough clarity in the fundamentals.

Asked by: 11Bravo
Bass guitar speakers have a very wide frequency range, and are also high in sensitivity (so they produce the maximum SPL possible for the amount of power input). These drivers may work as a "subwoofer" or low-frequency only cabinet in addition to your existing cabinet, but I don't know if they would have enough top end for your needs, and their sensitivity is lower than the type of musical-instrument 10" drivers commonly used in bass guitar amplifiers, so they will need more power to push them to the same output levels. The sensitivity of a 4x10 cabinet with drivers wired series-parallel for an 8-ohm load would be about 90dB 1W/1m.
Answered by: DaytonAudio_Rory
Date published: 2015-02-03

can these replace the woofers in 10inch cerwin vegas

Asked by: ed1560
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: 2015-01-29

What is the Xlim (mechanical limit) for this driver?

Asked by: Jay1
Unfortunately this is not a spec provided by the manufacturer.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-12-05

Do I need any poly fill if using in the recommended sealed cabinet?  Thanks for the help.

Asked by: Mijknarf
The amount of fill recommended is about a half pound per cubic foot of airspace.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-11-10
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