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.  
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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 *
  • Sealed Volume0.53 ft.³
  • Sealed F351 Hz
  • Vented Volume1.68 ft.³
  • Vented F327 Hz
  • * Enclosure volume/F3s based on BassBox "optimum" calculations-
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.

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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 4.775 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: 2014-01-27
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: 2013-09-09
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: 2013-04-17
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: 2013-09-12
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: 2012-12-12

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

"Choose the high fidelity(HF) version if you are not restricted by cabinet size" What is the minimum size cabinet reccomended? Thanks!

Asked by: Nonsuchpro
With this one you could go as small as .75 cu ft sealed or 1.25 cuft ported tuned to the low 20's. You run into port length issues at that small of a ported enclosure unless you use passive radiators.
Answered by: mtg90
Date published: 2013-11-04

I just purchased two of these ......

and I want to build a sealed box for my jeep grand cherokee, any suggestions on size?
Asked by: walt G
If you want to go sealed in that vehicle, my suggestion is 1.8 cu ft. You can go anywhere between 1.5 and 2.5 but the sound in that vehicle will likely be smoother just under 2 cubic feet. Natural resonance of the jeep is close to 45 hz and that will actually put the roll off close to the resonance which should help flatten the overall response in the jeep. If you want it to boom a little more go up to about 2.25 cubic feet and you will get a little boost.
Answered by: Musgofasa
Date published: 2012-03-09

What are some good ported and sealed box options?

I have the BASH 300s amp and want to make a box for a music/HT room. Flat frequency response that goes deep while keeping higher frequencies tight is imperative. Any sonotube dimensions? Ported? Sealed? Have space but not enough for a 5 ft^3 box. Thanks
Asked by: devin
I built my box to 2.5L tuned to 22hz. I used at 25.25" x 4" port flared on both ends. The enclosure is about 32" x16" x 12.5" outside dimensions . I used the bash 300. Brought the HPF up to 20.4hz to protect the woofer, by swapping the resistors out. I have it crossed at 100hz, and it sounds awesome. Corner loaded I am getting usable output down in the teens. Higher frequencies sound excellent too. The port is made by Precision Ports.
Answered by: cptnjosh
Date published: 2013-10-26

Does this "2-layer coil for reduced back EMF" mean dual voice ?

This sub is a 4 ohm DVC not a 4 ohm SVC correct?
Asked by: walt G
No this driver has a single voice coil. 2-layer means the wire is wrapped around the voice coil former in two layers. Many subwoofers have 4 or even 8 eight layer coils. The benefit with two layers is that it will reduce distortion/EMF/Le. . . The less windings in the coil the better. What more layers gives you is more Bl so you need less motor which is cheaper to manufacture but increases distortion.
Answered by: mtg90
Date published: 2013-09-09

how would this sub sound in a .8 cubic foot sealed box for car audio? how low would it hit with good authority and clarity

Asked by: sureshot1234
That volume is perfect for this woofer. All I can do is model the response, however I show a 10 dB down point in the mid 20's which is a good indicator of how low it will play in reality. With clean power and no EQ applied, this should take a full 350 watts without being over driven.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2013-01-06

What is the difference between the "HF" and the "HO" models of this speaker???

Asked by: j23p
The HF version is designed for slightly larger boxes and is what we recommend for home audio applications. The HO is aimed at automotive applications with a smaller box.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2013-09-09

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