Dayton Audio RSS265HO-44 10" Reference HO DVC Subwoofer

Brand:| Model: RSS265HO-44
The RSS265HO-44 10" High Output Reference Subwoofer from Dayton Audio is designed for high power handling and extremely low distortion. A small enclosure requirement allows it to be used in car audio and space limited home audio applications.
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  • Dual 4 ohm voice coils for many wiring options
  • Extensively vented motor eliminates compression and allows quiet excursion
  • Extra-thick black anodized aluminum cone for maximum rigidity
  • Triple shorting-ring motor for ultra-low distortion
  • Parameters optimized for small enclosures
  • Highest quality materials throughout for long-lasting performance
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Weight: 17.2 lbs.  
List Price$189.99
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Dayton Audio RSS265HO-44 10" Reference HO DVC Subwoofer

Dayton Audio's 10" RSS265HO-44 High Output Reference Series subwoofer is purpose-built for moving lots of air, extreme power handling, extremely low distortion... and it does it all with an extremely small enclosure requirement! The minimum airspace optimization of this driver makes it perfect for car audio automotive applications and limited space home audio applications.

To minimize distortion, three copper short-circuit paths are built into the motor. This reduces second, third, and intermodulation distortion to levels only attained previously by expensive, exotic subwoofers. A side benefit is reduced energy storage and inductance, making the RSS265-HO-44 a very musical subwoofer. In fact, frequency response remains very flat up to 500 Hz.

Additional features include: a heavy gauge black anodized aluminum cone that resists deformation from extreme air pressure levels found inside of small sealed enclosures, a fully ventilated motor for reduced power compression, a rigid cast aluminum frame for structural integrity, and a tough rubber surround that won't wear down over years of use. Dual 4-ohm voice coils allow for a wide array of wiring options.

As with all Dayton Audio subwoofers, you receive a full 5-year warranty. Designed and engineered in the U.S.A.

Product Specifications
  • Nominal Diameter10"
  • Power Handling (RMS)600 Watts
  • Power Handling (max)1200 Watts
  • Impedance4+4 ohms
  • Frequency Response25 to 600 Hz
  • Sensitivity82.5 dB 1W/1m
  • Voice Coil Diameter2.5"
Thiele-Small Parameters
  • Resonant Frequency (Fs)27.9 Hz
  • DC Resistance (Re)1.7 ohms
  • Voice Coil Inductance (Le)0.85 mH
  • Mechanical Q (Qms)4.71
  • Electromagnetic Q (Qes)0.54
  • Total Q (Qts)0.48
  • Compliance Equivalent Volume (Vas)0.99 ft.³
  • Maximum Linear Excursion (Xmax)13.25 mm
Materials of Construction
  • Cone MaterialAluminum
  • Surround MaterialRubber
  • Basket / Frame MaterialCast Aluminum
Mounting Information
  • Overall Outside Diameter10.5"
  • Baffle Cutout Diameter9.25"
  • Depth5"
Optimum Cabinet Size (determined using BassBox 6 Pro High Fidelity suggestion)
  • Sealed Volume0.55 ft.³
  • Sealed F346 Hz
  • Vented Volume1.5 ft.³
  • Vented F322 Hz
Dayton Audio RSS265HO-44 10" Reference HO DVC Subwoofer
  • BrandDayton Audio
  • ModelRSS265HO-44
  • Part Number295-463
  • UPC848791000324
  • Product CategorySubwoofer Drivers
  • Unit of MeasureEA
  • Weight17.2 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 RSS265HO-44 10" Reference HO DVC Subwoofer

I have a prefab box that has a 3.5 in port that is 9 inches long. Box volume is 1.65 cu ft. Would this sub with the 250 watt Dayton plate amp be a good combo or should I move to 500watt amp or a diff combo?. What will tuning freq. work out to be? 

Asked by: MikeL1982
That volume and port size works out to a 37 Hz tuning frequency. I would recommend sealing the port and using the RSS265HF-4 instead, which will reach lower than the ported box and have a smoother response. The SPA250 will be a good amplifier choice and switching the bass boost on will provide extension in room into the upper 20's with this alignment.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-12-18

Hello, I was looking into purchasing two of these subwoofers for a car audio application, and was wondering if they would work well in a sealed enclosure with 0.61 cu ft per chamber?

Asked by: Attano
Yes these would work well with that type of volume. Your F3 would be in the upper 40's/low 50's which is idea for a car application.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-11-06

Thinking about getting 2 of these for 0.61 sealed boxes and wiring them with soundqubed mono amp at 1 ohm. Should I go with 750rms @ 1 ohm or can they handle 1200 @ 1 ohm? I also only have 100 rms going to my door speakers

Asked by: Jabba
These are rated for 600 watts RMS each so 1200 watts would not necessarily be too much, although they should get plenty loud and reach their limits with only 750 watts as well. I always try to shoot for more power when it comes to subwoofers so I would recommend the 1200 watt model.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-09-02

I have 500w of power at 2 ohms and a .9 cu/ft sealed box.  I would run this driver at 2 ohms.  I'm worried about the low sensitivity on this subwoofer.  In your opinion is 500 watts enough power to drive this adequately?  Thank you.

Asked by: balane
Yes, 500 watts will be enough to get this woofer to its limits in that volume. I would not be concerned.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-08-26

I have an empty MTX Thunderform that has 0.6 ft^3 of internal volume that fits under the center console of a 2013 Suburban. I am planning to power it with a JL Audio 500/1 slash v2 amplifier. Would this be the best fit in this configuration?

Asked by: Joew418
Yes either this or the single coil HO 10" will work well in that volume.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-04-29

I have a home sub enclosure with about 1.3 cu.ft. and the bash 500s plate amp. I am thinking about a music and home theater setup with 2 10's. Would these work, if not any other recommendations

Asked by: dant
Do you have two enclosures or two woofers sharing that volume?
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-04-07

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