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

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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
    (43 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 4.7907 out of 5 by 43.
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
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
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Dayton Audio RSS265HF-4 10" Reference HF Subwoofer 4 Ohm

I wanna use 2 of these subs in a 90 celica coupe. I'm aiming for SQ. What type and size box do you recommend?

Asked by: Explorer76
These work well in about 0.5 cubes each sealed. For a lower Q and F3 you can bump that volume up to 0.75 cubes each.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-09-28

looking to use this driver with the SPA500 in a home theater room that is 25x 25x8..what is the recommended vented volume used in a room that size? what dia port size should i use?

Asked by: gandolf
I would recommend 2.4 cubic feet total with a 3" diameter dual flared port that is 17" long for a tuning frequency of 21 Hz.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-08-12

I am building a pair of tower speakers to play music in a large 48x48 foot garage. Each speaker will have a sealed bottom chamber with two RSS265HF-4 per side. A crown xls 2000 will run the subs only. What volume do you recommend for a pair of these 10's

Asked by: Brad 27591
A volume of 1-1.5 cubic feet will work well for a pair of these woofers.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-08-04

I'm interested in this sub for my sealed enclosure project and was wondering if sensitivity would be affected by the size and type of enclosure? I'm trying to achieve a sensitivity of 90dB.

Asked by: Ron12
The woofer itself determines the system sensitivity. The enclosure type and size can determine maximum output capability based on power handling and excursion, but the enclosure does not effect sensitivity.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-07-29

I am looking at the RSS265HF-4. Matt P suggests a passive radiator size enclosure at 1.6 cubic feet. Which PR should I use? The SD270-PR 10"? What mass should be added to tune to this woofer? It's matched to the DVC - is it okay with the Reference?

Asked by: markajh
This requires a bit more information in order to proceed. Please contact our tech support for more help with this question, or 800-338-0531 x1.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-07-28

I would like to use this in a 4th order bandpass vented into the car through the rear deck. Would this sub work well in that alignment? and if so, what would good volumes and port size be for flat response? 

Asked by: swrocket
This will work reasonably well in a bandpass design. I would recommend a volume of .75 cubic feet for the sealed chamber and .55 for the vented, with a single 3" diameter, 14" long vent. This will provide a passband of 28 to 83 Hz.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-06-01
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