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

Brand:|Model: RSS265HF-4|Part # 295-460
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!
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  • 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

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
  • Sensitivity87.8 dB 2.83V/1m
  • Voice Coil Diameter2.5"
  • Magnet Weight100 oz.
Thiele-Small Parameters
  • Resonant Frequency (Fs)25.6 Hz
  • DC Resistance (Re)3.5 ohms
  • Voice Coil Inductance (Le)0.96 mH
  • Mechanical Q (Qms)3.06
  • Electromagnetic Q (Qes)0.53
  • Total Q (Qts)0.45
  • Compliance Equivalent Volume (Vas)1.90 ft.³
  • Mechanical Compliance of Suspension (Cms)0.32 mm/N
  • BL Product (BL)11.43 Tm
  • Diaphragm Mass Inc. Airload (Mms)120g
  • 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
    (46 Reviews)
  • Weight18 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 RSS265HF-4 10" Reference HF Subwoofer 4 Ohm
Dayton Audio RSS265HF-4 10" Reference HF Subwoofer 4 Ohm is rated 4.8043 out of 5 by 46.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent LowsUsed the DA RSS265HF-4 10" subwoofer with the DA SA240-B subwoofer amplifier for my first surround sound build. It gave me the lows I was looking for, clear and not muddy. The enclosure is an 18" square.
Date published: 2015-12-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality SubwooferThe Reference HF is beefy and hard hitting. Sounds and feels like a quality piece of equipment. I would recommend to anyone building their own subwoofer.
Date published: 2015-12-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing unit!I bought this a few months ago for a DIY portable 2.1 radio/music system, and paired it up with a 250w Dayton subwoofer plate amp. The box is around 2 cubes and tuned to 28Hz. This thing pounds very hard and low... like I mean it hits as hard as my Alpine type R 15" and it even goes lower. It just pounds in the car, it delivers massive output for movies, and works amazingly great for any genre of music due to its flat response. If you want a 10 that sounds as good as a 15... go with this one!
Date published: 2015-12-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Unexpectedly versatileTried these out to fill in between planar midrange drivers, and 18" subwoofers-all dipole project.Despite their lowish qts (for open baffle), these are fantastic, and no longer need the 18" drivers for music.With just a little 40 hertz eq'ing, these have full, pitch accurate bass.I'm currently awaiting a second pair, to make stereo push pull bass, below minimal baffled Neo 10, Neo 8, Neo 3 array.Super clean, harmonically complete bass and mid bass to the 300 hertz I need
Date published: 2015-09-15
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
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Dayton Audio RSS265HF-4 10" Reference HF Subwoofer 4 Ohm

Would this driver serve as a drop-in replacement in an old(1994)Hsu Research HRSW10V cylindrical subwoofer?

Asked by: Josephk
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: 2016-01-25

putting this box in my truck under the back seat in a fiberglass box what airspace and port dimensions would get me to tuned around 30 hz?

Asked by: sullins
I would recommend a volume of 1.2 cubic feet with a 3" diameter, 20" long port for a tuning frequency of 30 Hz.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2016-01-15

I am building a sealed box for the Dayton Audio RSS265HF-4 10", and can build it to any size. On this page the recommended Sealed Volume is 0.53 ft.³, is that correct? What is the best ft3 I should build?

Asked by: ggdrt
The volume of 0.53 is what we would recommend for the flattest response from this driver.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-12-29

I want to build stereo subs for music at home. Would the Dayton Audio RSS265HF-4 10", Bash 300W Subwoofer Amp, and Dayton Audio SWC1-VI 1.0 ft3 Cabinet work well together for a sealed setup? Suggestions about the volume or anything else?

Asked by: ggdrt
This combination will all work very well, I see no reason to change volumes.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-12-28

Is this eligibile for the speaker box package like the HO is? I want this one because I have already bought the SPA250 and want the lower RMS than the HO. Thanks

Asked by: Timothius
Yes this will work fine in the same enclosure as the HO model.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-12-13

This driver in the recommended vented 1.7 cu/ft enclosure, with a 300 watt plate amp, what dimensions for the port tube?

Asked by: Basshunter
I would recommend a 3" diameter dual flared port tube that is 16" long for a tuning frequency of 25 Hz.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-12-07
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