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
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Weight: 18 lbs.  
List Price$176.99
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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
    (42 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.

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Dayton Audio RSS265HF-4 10" Reference HF Subwoofer 4 Ohm
Dayton Audio RSS265HF-4 10" Reference HF Subwoofer 4 Ohm is rated 4.7857 out of 5 by 42.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great clarity and outputUsed as a replacement for a home gym application. Huge sound and air movement. Great sub!
Date published: 2015-03-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sounds great so far!Bought this driver for my DIY sub project. I wanted to replace the little 6 1/2" Klipsch sub that came with the 5.1 Home theater setup (HD-300). That little sub actually did better than I expected it to do in my large, open living room, but it just could not create any punch or shake anything. I had Chris at PE run a design through their software and he emailed the plans to me. 2.6L ported box tuned to 25Hz. I had to build the cabinet in a down firing configuration due to having three cats roaming the house. The port also fires down. The transformation is just what I was looking for. Nice, tight, punchy with the ability to rumble the room. This driver is very well built. Would consider building another sub and maybe trying the 12" version, but this seems to be plenty of sub for now. Highly recommended!
Date published: 2015-02-02
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
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Dayton Audio RSS265HF-4 10" Reference HF Subwoofer 4 Ohm

Would you recommend the SPA500 as an amp for this?  I want to build a 1 cubic foot sealed enclosure for my living room.

Asked by: Eric_B

I wish to try these in sealed sonotube cabinets; how much extra space should I allow for the internal displacement of the driver's basket, and motor?

Asked by: Slapshot
This woofer displaces about 0.083 cubic feet.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-03-02

Help! Opinions needed for music only application for stereo sealed subs and have 400+ watts/channel. My question is which sub to use, the RSS265HF-4 10" or the RSS315HF-4 12"? I am using an electronic cross integrating them with a mtm scan-speak 5'' kit.

Asked by: Chris1970
Either subwoofer would be a good choice, but I like to err on the side of "too much" rather than "not enough" when it comes to bass, so I recommend the 12" Reference subwoofer. Just make sure to follow the recommended enclosure alignment and you'll be in good shape.
Answered by: DaytonAudio_Rory
Date published: 2015-02-03

Any feedback on sealed -vs- vented enclosure in a Home Theater application? Additionally, vertical floor firing -vs- horizontal room firing? If vertical floor firing, how far off the floor should the sub be situated for optimum performance? Many thanks!

Asked by: RocketMan23
In a home theater application, a vented cabinet will give the most output. I would recommend using these drivers in a forward-firing configuration unless having the drivers visible would be unacceptable to you. In that case, they could be used in a down-firing configuration without problems.
Answered by: DaytonAudio_Rory
Date published: 2015-01-23

How low and how well will this do for music in a small sealed .7cu ft box with the Dayton SPA 250? Thank you! 

Asked by: The Shwortz
This will work well in that volume sealed and reach into the low 30's.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-01-19

I saw a project on the PE site that used the 12 inch ultmax drop down box and the 12 inch hf woofer for a great sealed setup for music applications.  How about doing the same with the 10 inch ultimax sub box @ 1.2 cubic ft with the 10 inch hf 4ohm sealed?

Asked by: Chris1970
The RSS265HF-4 will work in that enclosure but the recessed cutout will not be quite right. You might consider using the 1.0 cubic foot box for the RSS265HO instead. The cutouts will be perfect and there will be no appreciable difference losing that 0.25 cubic feet of volume.http://www.parts-express.com/knock-down-mdf-10-cu-ft-subwoofer-cabinet-for-dayton-audio-10-reference-series-ho-subwoof--300-7076
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-01-09
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