Bonus Item Incl.

Dayton Audio RSS265HF-4 10" Reference HF Subwoofer 4 Ohm

Brand:| Model: RSS265HF-4
The Dayton Audio RSS265HF-4 10" subwoofer features the high-definition/low-distortion attributes of the acclaimed Reference Series, and provides great results in compact single-driver subwoofer speaker systems...or when used in multiples!
  • Extensively vented motor eliminates compression and allows quiet excursion
  • Lightweight black anodized aluminum cone for rigidity and lower moving mass
  • Suitable for sealed or vented enclosures
  • Triple shorting ring motor for ultra-low distortion
  • 2-layer coil for reduced back EMF
  • Highest quality materials throughout for long-lasting performance
Part # 
Weight: 18 lbs.  
List Price$176.99
You Save23%
Your Price
Buy 4-up$129.39
Dayton Audio Baseball Cap
Qty: 1Part # 520-308
List Price:$19.99
Part # 295-460
Qty:  EA
Available Payment Methods

Product Details

Dayton Audio RSS265HF-4 10" Reference HF Subwoofer 4 Ohm

As with the rest of the Reference Series, the main focus of the Dayton Audio RSS265HF 10" subwoofer is ultra-low distortion. Second, third, and intermodulation 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, thick rubber surround, and custom basket give this Dayton Audio driver a unique, high-end look. Choose the High Fidelity (HF) version for home systems when you are looking for clean, low bass and are not restricted by speaker cabinet size.

Product Specifications
  • Nominal Diameter10"
  • Power Handling (RMS)350 Watts
  • Power Handling (max)700 Watts
  • Impedance4 ohms
  • Frequency Response22 to 1,000 Hz
  • Sensitivity84 dB 1W/1m
  • Voice Coil Diameter2.5"
  • Magnet Weight100 oz.
Thiele-Small Parameters
  • Resonant Frequency (Fs)26.2 Hz
  • DC Resistance (Re)3.3 ohms
  • Voice Coil Inductance (Le)1.05 mH
  • Mechanical Q (Qms)3.26
  • Electromagnetic Q (Qes)0.51
  • Total Q (Qts)0.44
  • Compliance Equivalent Volume (Vas)1.59 ft.³
  • Mechanical Compliance of Suspension (Cms)0.25 mm/N
  • BL Product (BL)12.48 Tm
  • Diaphragm Mass Inc. Airload (Mms)145.9g
  • Maximum Linear Excursion (Xmax)12.3 mm
  • Surface Area of Cone (Sd)356.3 cm²
Materials of Construction
  • Cone MaterialAluminum
  • Surround MaterialRubber
  • Voice Coil Wire MaterialCopper
  • Voice Coil FormerAluminum
  • Basket / Frame MaterialSteel
  • Magnet MaterialFerrite
Mounting Information
  • Overall Outside Diameter10.47"
  • Baffle Cutout Diameter9.25"
  • Depth5.37"
  • # Mounting Holes6
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 RSS265HF-4 10" Reference HF Subwoofer 4 Ohm
  • BrandDayton Audio
  • ModelRSS265HF-4
  • Part Number295-460
  • UPC844632006913
  • Product CategorySubwoofer Drivers
  • Unit of MeasureEA
  • Product Rating
    (40 Reviews)
  • Weight18 lbs.
  • Case Qty2
  • 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.

View similar products to the Dayton Audio RSS265HF-4 10" Reference HF Subwoofer 4 Ohm
in the Subwoofer Drivers product category.


Dayton Audio RSS265HF-4 10" Reference HF Subwoofer 4 Ohm
Dayton Audio RSS265HF-4 10" Reference HF Subwoofer 4 Ohm is rated 4.775 out of 5 by 40.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great speakerUsed this in car systems and now as a direct replacement for Paradigm PS1000 driver. Highly recommended.
Date published: 2014-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Small Folded Horn Subwoofer Nails the Need.This project was to add detail and slam to the lower mid-range/upper bass. I already had a large folded horn subwoofer that just blew the socks off the ported enclosure I used before. Using the same driver and plate amp, the improvement was huge going to the folded horn design! The large folded horn sub kicks in at about 40Hz and goes down solid below sonic levels to just shaking the house. It uses a 15 inch driver and a 250 watt plate amp that I only have at half volume. It is not wise to mix sub types, so I wanted to stick with a folded horn design for the above 40Hz to about 95Hz area. That is what this project is about. The end result is a very solid sub that goes down to about 32Hz. It does not shake the house with sub-sonics. It does add excellent detail and punch to the lower mid-range/upper bass. That is precisely what I wanted it to do for me. Drums are in the room sound with slam and detail. The small folded horn sub can not handle the lower notes of a pipe organ. Added to the large folded horn sub, bliss!!! The accuracy and detail are great for this driver. It is a very precise sub driver. I couldn't give it 5 stars as I find there are low frequencies that the driver does not cover that as a sub driver should. Just my opinion. Then again, it could be the enclosure limiting it, but I doubt it. What it does cover, it does well. Accurate and full toned.I used the Yung SD300 300W Class D Subwoofer Amp Module with No Boost to power it. Great coupling.The terminals are spring loaded and make for easy connection. I like them as they are first rate quality. So much better than messing with a flimsy tab. The driver is of quality build all around. 18 pounds of solid build quality. The accuracy of the output is the result of the great build quality. Very well worth the price. The over all size of the Small Folded Horn Subwoofer is 14" H 25" D 24" W. (The Large Folded Horn Sub is 36" H 36" D 25" W.)
Date published: 2013-09-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from SupersonicWanted two channel bass from one corner to avoid the phase cancellation effects of using two locations for sub placement. Settled on sealed transmission line column , loaded in force cancelling push pull array. Hooked up in series to a 500 watt yung plate amp. No need to bi amp these. They are controlled and tight, the combo rocks and never sounds strained.
Date published: 2013-08-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Clear, Responsive and Quick BassMy modified Carver AL3s sounded way too boomy in my new listening room. I added some bass traps in the corners of the front wall which helped some, but still too much bass! I had heard the 10" woofers in the AL3s were the weakest components so I decided to replace them with this woofer. WOW, what a difference. The boominess is completely GONE, and the bass is refined, clear, fast, balanced and real. These woofers compliment the AL3 ribbons and I can honestly say this is the best the AL3s have ever sounded. The woofers are priced a little higher than I wanted, but they are definitely work the investment. I plan to listen to these for another 25+ years.
Date published: 2013-01-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Possibly the smallest real SUB.I wanted the smallest sub with the lowest possible extension for a FAST configuration to cross at about 300Hz for music application. Did not find any better driver, irrespective of cost for a small sealed application. Modelled the SEAS 10" sub, which needs much larger volumes owing to higher efficiency.Put this in a 17 liter cab for punchy bass with Qtc almost 1. Even in this little volume, this one extends (with room gain) as low as my other ported 100 liter sub...of course the efficiency is about 7dB/W lower as per Hoffman Law.I would be happy if somebody can point out a better driver that can move more air than this driver in a small box and still can extend as low in home applications where the room gain perfectly complements the gentle sealed roll off.Excellent driver for a small box application.
Date published: 2012-12-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great valueReplaced the guts of a 16 year old Boston subwoofer with this speaker and the Dayton 250watt amp. Was a tight fit in the old 1ft3 box but made it work. What a difference, this speaker has some real heft to it compared to the old 8" and most importantly it shows up in the wall rattling sound. Parts-express shipped the next day I'm up and running.
Date published: 2012-12-11

Product Q&A

Get your questions answered from other customers
who own this product or have experience with it.
If your question requires design or troubleshooting information,
please email  for a prompt reply.
Dayton Audio RSS265HF-4 10" Reference HF Subwoofer 4 Ohm

Setting up this amplifier with a denon avr x2000 with audyssey . I believe that I just set the gain to mid level and phase out to 0. Or does it not matter what the phase out is at as well as the frequency adj as the LFE will by-pass the crossover?

Asked by: Lewb
In most cases the phase will only be set to 0 or 180. You will have to try it both ways to determine which selection blends the best with the rest of the system which will take some listening tests. The gain will generally be between 10 and 2 o-clock, so half way is a good starting point.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-10-15

Looking to replace a blown subwoofer in a paradigm ps 1000. Will this be a good replacement sub for this set up?

Asked by: Sub crazy
This should do fine in that cabinet, but you will want to make sure it will physically fit. Driver frames do vary some so you just want to doublecheck the outside diameter and cutout to be safe.
Answered by: Chrisf
Date published: 2014-09-29

Can i use 10" sub freeair in back my car

Asked by: sosa
Yes this will work in a free air application.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-09-23

But HF specs show 0.53 sealed volume with F3 51 hz. Is this accurate? I have 2 0.61 sealed boxes for 2 10's and I just want the optimal subs. Seems like I would need less power too for the HF? I have a 500x1 2 ohm fosgate, is that enough juice for HO? 

Asked by: Jabba
The smaller sealed boxes are best suited for the HO subs so that is what I recommend here. The power you have will work well with either option.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-08-29

I just asked this question, but everyone on the forums say that the HO is the best for small enclosures. But the specs on this website show the HF going lower in a smaller enclosure. Is everyone on the forums misinformed or am I missing something??

Asked by: Jabba
The sealed box spec on our website for the HO model is not accurate in terms of an optimally damped volume. This woofer will work well in a volume as small as 0.35 cubic feet and have an F3 of 66 Hz, which is ideal for most automotive applications. The thicker cone on the HO models stand up better to small sealed boxes.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-08-29

Would 2 of these in a 1cu ft each box with NAD 2400pe amp work? It is rated100w x 2 @ 8 ohms, but states that w/dynamic headroom @ 4 ohms it can peak to 400w/ch. I know NAD is conservative as well. Will be using active x-overs input into LAB inputs.

Asked by: DCESpeedy
Yes this setup should work well.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-08-27

Customer Projects

Customer projects that include: Dayton Audio RSS265HF-4 10" Reference HF Subwoofer 4 Ohm

If you built a project using this product, post it in the Parts Express Project Gallery.

Customer Discussions

If you would like to start a discussion about this product, post a thread in the TechTalk Customer Forum.
Get Deals
emailed to you every week.

Be the first to hear about new and exciting products,special pricing and incredible deals!

See This Week's "GET DEALS" Email
Parts Express
725 Pleasant Valley Dr.Springboro,OH45066USA

© 1996-2014 Parts Express, All Rights Reserved