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Dayton Audio RSS210HO-4 8" Reference HO Subwoofer 4 Ohm

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The Dayton Audio Reference Series subwoofers take the quality and performance of the much acclaimed RS line into the subwoofer realm. The black anodized cone, rubber surround, and custom basket give this driver a unique, high-end look.
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  • Extensively vented motor eliminates compression and allows quiet excursion
  • Extra-thick black anodized aluminum cone for maximum rigidity
  • Triple shorting ring motor for ultra-low distortion
  • 4-layer coil for high power handling
  • Optimized parameters for small enclosures
  • Highest quality materials throughout for long-lasting performance

Product Details

Dayton Audio RSS210HO-4 8" Reference HO Subwoofer 4 Ohm

The Dayton Audio Reference Series subwoofers take the quality and performance of the much acclaimed Reference Series woofer line into the subwoofer realm. As with the rest of the Reference Series, the main focus of these subwoofers 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 driver a unique, high-end look. 

A knock-down 0.75 cubic foot subwoofer cabinet built specifically for the Dayton Audio RSS210HO-4 8" Reference Series High Output subwoofer is available here. Save over $20 off the price of the cabinet when you buy the cabinet and subwoofer (at regular price) together in this package only.

Product Specifications
  • Nominal Diameter8"
  • Power Handling (RMS)300 Watts
  • Power Handling (max)600 Watts
  • Impedance4 ohms
  • Frequency Response30 to 1,500 Hz
  • Sensitivity85.7 dB 2.83V/1m
  • Voice Coil Diameter2"
Thiele-Small Parameters
  • Resonant Frequency (Fs)29.6 Hz
  • DC Resistance (Re)3.6 ohms
  • Voice Coil Inductance (Le)0.99 mH
  • Mechanical Q (Qms)3.33
  • Electromagnetic Q (Qes)0.46
  • Total Q (Qts)0.40
  • Compliance Equivalent Volume (Vas)0.66 ft.³
  • Mechanical Compliance of Suspension (Cms)0.29 mm/N
  • BL Product (BL)12 Tm
  • Diaphragm Mass Inc. Airload (Mms)99.3g
  • Maximum Linear Excursion (Xmax)11 mm
  • Surface Area of Cone (Sd)213.8 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 Diameter8.39"
  • Baffle Cutout Diameter7.28"
  • Depth4.96"
Optimum Cabinet Size (determined using BassBox 6 Pro High Fidelity suggestion)
  • Sealed Volume0.53 ft.³
  • Sealed F351 Hz
  • Vented Volume1.68 ft.³
  • Vented F327 Hz
Dayton Audio RSS210HO-4 8" Reference HO Subwoofer 4 Ohm
  • BrandDayton Audio
  • ModelRSS210HO-4
  • Part Number295-458
  • UPC844632099601
  • Product CategorySubwoofer Drivers
  • Unit of MeasureEA
  • Product Rating
    (1 Reviews)
  • Weight11.7 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 RSS210HO-4 8" Reference HO Subwoofer 4 Ohm is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 1.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love It!I wanted to build a horn-loaded subwoofer to augment my Bose L1 Compact for certain situations, mainly when outside when there is no wall or room reenforcement for low freqs. I ended up with using Bill Fitzmaurice's AutoTuba design. I also modified the design to make it an active system. I don't have measuring equipment, but I don't think I need to. At Fs (32.7 Hz) it just rattles the WHOLE house. And out in the open, running the sub plate amp (Yung SD300, No Boost) with gain @ 1/2, I can still get good bass up to 55 ft. away. (I teach Zumba classes with this set-up outside). I've never had to take it past that point.When I tell people that I built it and it's just an 8" subwoofer, dropped jaws are usually the result.
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Dayton Audio RSS210HO-4 8" Reference HO Subwoofer 4 Ohm

Planning on using this with the .75 sq ft sealed box sold in the package in my small SUV. I'm thinking about using that gray acoustic padding you sell on the inner wall between the bracing and then adding a pound of acousta fill. Is this a good idea?

Asked by: Gibroni
The foam will serve almost on purpose for something like this. You would have the same results using the fill by itself.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-11-24

could i put this sub in the 0.8 ft3 enclosure, and if so what frequency would i get

Asked by: NickDG
Your F3 in that volume would be 58 Hz. The HF version of this woofer would be a better choice with an F3 of 47 Hz.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-11-11

What is the difference between this woofer and RS210HF (295-456)? I want to build a ported enclosure for music use. The midranges it will be paired with have a SPL of 90.0dB 1W/1m.

Asked by: babblefish
The difference is box volume required for each. The HO requires a smaller box and the hF larger, but the HF can be tuned lower. With 90 dB sensitive mids, you will probably need to attenuate them to match the woofer output, or use multiple woofers.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-10-08

Could you recommend an enclosure size and passive radiator(s) to tune this to ~30Hz? I'm planning on the DA 250 plate amp, unless that's not enough power. Thanks.

Asked by: Matt_Getz
The best option for this would be 1.0 cubic foot with two Dayton SD215-PR's with 75 grams of weight added to each. This will tune the enclosure to 30 Hz.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-10-06

I am looking to replace the sub in my car mounted in the back deck above the trunk (also 8 inch).  Would this driver be a suitable candidate?  It will be driven by an old sound stream mc 500 .  The original driver uses the trunk as its enclosure

Asked by: PineBarrensEnthusiast
Please contact our tech support for more help with this question, or 800-338-0531 x1.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-04-30

What size enclosure do i need for a vented box? And also how big should the port hole be for the enclosure?

Asked by: Taranperry
You can use a 2 Ft3 box with a port size of 3" by 12" long with a F3 of 23Hz.
Answered by: MattW
Date published: 2015-04-01
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