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

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

I would like to use this in your recommended sealed enclosure of 1.38 cu ft.  I see the low end F3 freq is 49Hz... I need to know what frequency I expect to get out of the top end?  I'd like something up near 250Hz, can that be achieved?

Asked by: Mijknarf
Yes this will play well beyond 250 Hz in that enclosure. This would be useable up to about 1,000 Hz.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-11-03

can i mix with rsxxxp-8 seried

Asked by: bms1275
I am sorry I am not sure what that is. Please contact tech support at 800-338-0531 and we will be happy to help out.
Answered by: Chrisf
Date published: 2014-10-03

I am building a drum riser that is also a gigantic subwoofer for a jam loft.  How much output could I expect from 8 of these loaded in enclosures of 4-5 cubic feet and tuned to 25-30hz?  I already have 4 of these woofers so that is why I am curious.

Asked by: 11Bravo
This driver is not a good choice for this application. The recommended box volume for 8 of these vented is 27 cubic feet. Tuning a 5 cubic foot box to 30 Hz is not practical either, especially with 8 drivers.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-08-05

passive radiator

.95 sealed enclosure with 295-494 passive radiator. better sealed or with this passive radiator?
Asked by: kane3850
That volume is quite a bit undersized for a passive radiator. A sealed design will be smoother on the low end, with an F3 of 51 Hz and in room response in the lower 30's.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2013-11-07

How do these woofers work with passive radiators?

Hi, I have a pair of Sansui SP-20000 speakers, they use 10" woofer.I'm looking to update the 10" woofers.My speakers come with passive radiators, I would like to know how this woofer work with a passive radiator.
Asked by: csari0
These will work well with passives but without knowing the specs of the passive radiator we cannot tell you how it will perform.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-07-22

i want to run this in a 3way crossedover at 250hz low pass in a .95 sealed enclosure. is this viable

Asked by: kane3850
There should be no problem crossing these at 250 Hz. A .95 cubic foot sealed enclosure will work well assuming it is heavily stuffed.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2013-04-01

Dayton 12" Reference Woofer?

The Dayton 10" Reference Woofer has good specs, but do you have a Dayton 12" Reference Woofer with somewhat lower Fs?
Asked by: Joe S
The only 12" Reference woofers we have are the subwoofers on the site. These have been used as woofers playing as high as 6-700 Hz in a few different designs however.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2013-09-30

This with an rs28f...

What would I want to use to fill in the missing chunk between 1200Hz and 2500Hz? Suggested crossover?
Asked by: Roctober
Dayton reference midwoofers or the dome midrange would be a good match for the speaker you describe.You could cross high to the Dayton Reference Dome midrange, maybe around 1000 Hz. Or you could do an MTMW with Dayton reference 4" or 5" midwoofers. You could cross much lower like 350 or 400Hz if you used those.As far as crossover slopes, that depends but remember that the tweeter will need at least a 2nd order crossover and an Lpad, the midrange will need a passband filter (and if you use the dome midrange, a small Lpad). It's not an easy task to design a 3-way from scratch.
Answered by: djkest
Date published: 2014-08-05

Would this be suitable for a bandpass enclosure or something like the Decware "Wicked One"?

Asked by: Neis
No. For a subwoofer application, you want to choose a subwoofer driver, rather than a woofer such as this. We do have a good selection of 10" subs, I might suggest our Reference Series subs, linked below for your convenience. Go with the HO if sheer SPL is the main objective, or the HF if fidelity is more the goal. Both are very nice subs.
Answered by: RussR
Date published: 2014-07-27

Would this speaker be compatible in a sealed box cab. or does it need to be ported?

Asked by: Vinyldan
This speaker can perform well in either a sealed or ported alignment. It is generally accepted that a sealed enclosure will provide "tighter" bass response, while a ported enclosure will yield lower overall low frequency extension. You can choose the enclosure based upon your own personal preference, or the specific application for which you'd be using the speaker(s).
Answered by: RussR
Date published: 2014-07-27
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