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Dayton Audio RSS315HF-4 12" Reference HF Subwoofer 4 Ohm

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The Dayton Audio Reference Series subwoofer speakers take the quality and performance of the much acclaimed RS line into the subwoofer realm. The black anodized cone, rubber surround, and custom basket give this driver a unique, high-end look.
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  • Extensively vented motor eliminates compression and allows quiet excursion
  • Lightweight black anodized aluminum cone for rigidity and lower moving mass
  • Triple shorting ring motor for ultra-low distortion
  • 2-layer coil for reduced back EMF
  • Suitable for sealed or vented enclosures
  • Highest quality materials throughout for long-lasting performance

Product Details

Dayton Audio RSS315HF-4 12" Reference HF Subwoofer 4 Ohm

As with the rest of the Dayton Audio Reference Series speakers, the main focus of these subwoofers 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 for the Reference Series RSS315HF-4 12" subwoofer speaker. The black anodized cone, rubber surround, and custom basket give this driver and the rest of the Reference Series a unique, high-end look. Choose the high fidelity version for home systems when you are looking for clean, low bass and are not restricted by cabinet size.

Product Specifications
  • Nominal Diameter12"
  • Power Handling (RMS)400 Watts
  • Power Handling (max)800 Watts
  • Impedance4 ohms
  • Frequency Response23 to 1,000 Hz
  • Sensitivity90.3 dB 2.83V/1m
  • Voice Coil Diameter2.5"
  • Magnet Weight150 oz.
Thiele-Small Parameters
  • Resonant Frequency (Fs)24.2 Hz
  • DC Resistance (Re)3.1 ohms
  • Voice Coil Inductance (Le)0.96 mH
  • Mechanical Q (Qms)2.83
  • Electromagnetic Q (Qes)0.45
  • Total Q (Qts)0.39
  • Compliance Equivalent Volume (Vas)2.97 ft.³
  • Mechanical Compliance of Suspension (Cms)0.23 mm/N
  • BL Product (BL)13.99 Tm
  • Diaphragm Mass Inc. Airload (Mms)188g
  • Maximum Linear Excursion (Xmax)14.3 mm
  • Surface Area of Cone (Sd)514.7 cm²
Materials of Construction
  • Cone MaterialAluminum
  • Surround MaterialRubber
  • Voice Coil Wire MaterialCopper
  • Voice Coil FormerAluminum
  • Basket / Frame MaterialSteel
  • Magnet MaterialFerrite
Mounting Information
  • Overall Outside Diameter12.36"
  • Baffle Cutout Diameter11.1"
  • Depth5.75"
  • # Mounting Holes8
Optimum Cabinet Size (determined using BassBox 6 Pro High Fidelity suggestion)
  • Sealed Volume1.70 ft.³
  • Sealed F340 Hz
  • Vented Volume4.54 ft.³
  • Vented F322 Hz
Dayton Audio RSS315HF-4 12" Reference HF Subwoofer 4 Ohm
  • BrandDayton Audio
  • ModelRSS315HF-4
  • Part Number295-464
  • UPC844632006937
  • Product CategorySubwoofer Drivers
  • Unit of MeasureEA
  • Product Rating
    (66 Reviews)
  • Weight25 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 RSS315HF-4 12" Reference HF Subwoofer 4 Ohm is rated 4.8182 out of 5 by 66.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 100% Perfect!1.5" thick birch plank hardwood slot vented enclosure. 300 watt Yung plate amp. F3 21hz and F9 about 17hz. Sensitivity is amazing (amp gain is set to 1/4 max). Output exceeds anything I could ever use. Clarity is superior to anything I have yet to hear. My only complaint is that my socket wrench kept getting pulled to the magnet from 6" away while bolting in the sub. This project weighs in at a feather light 147 pounds of sheer joy.
Date published: 2016-01-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great SubwooferI've been in car audio for a few years and this was my first home audio subwoofer. I can say that I am very impressed with the response and output of this subwoofer. The build quality is very nice as well especially being around the mass amounts of subwoofers I've seen at competitions. It is in a 5.05 gross/ 4.53 cuft net box tuned to 26hz. The amp I have on it is a SPA250. I love it for movies and it is also great for music. It shakes everything on the walls. It kills the lower notes too on some of my songs (23hz)
Date published: 2015-06-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Better than the TitanicI got this item on exchange for a defective Titanic unit. I had two Titanics (MK III versions), and also purchased a second Reference sub, so that I have two matched drivers in my two cylinder-design enclosures. (The Titanic is going into still another cylinder that I may give to a relative.) The Reference is better than the second, non-defective Titanic, too, making less flexing noise (ticking) when pushed even moderately hard. Yes, it lacks the x-max of the Titanic, but in my home-theater installation (and with two operating nicely down to 20 Hz) that is no big deal. I also have two other Reference units in a second system in another part of the house. (These are in larger enclosures, tuned to 18 Hz.) That rig is used strictly for music. I would say that for automotive use (where flexing noise is no big deal) or for home theater (where explosions might require a large x-max and musical content is not critical), the Titanic is OK. However, for serious stuff the Reference is better. Of course, I have not experienced the new MK IV Titanic, and so with that one all bets are off.
Date published: 2014-09-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Punch and Deep Bass- Ok, I didn’t know I was gonna get Punch and Deep Bass at the same.. i was using a Sealed enclosure at first and this Driver sounded Great , now i have it in an Awesome Transmission Line enclosure designed for my single 12″ Subwoofer.. i use this in my car audio system.. if you want clean hard hitting bass, this sub will do without backing down ... go easy on it at first to allow break in period , sounds even better as it breaks in.
Date published: 2014-06-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Clean BassI bought this from the UK and it sounds awesome! after listening to it for a few hours the bass sounds so clean, hits all the notes. couldn't ask for anything more!
Date published: 2014-05-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best subwoofer I've ever owned!What can I say about this subwoofer. But simply it's awesome! Bought a 4 cubic foot ported subwoofer box from and two 3" ports 24" long tuned to 20 hz. With a BASH 500s amp. Best setup I've ever had! Hits everything I throw at it
Date published: 2014-03-31
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Dayton Audio RSS315HF-4 12" Reference HF Subwoofer 4 Ohm

I have 2 well built sealed cabinets roughly 6.5cuft each. The front baffle is setup up for two 12"drivers. What Hz response could I expect with this driver? Thanks

Asked by: EddieE
If tuned correctly between 18 and 20 Hz this will have an F3 of 23 Hz
Answered by: Chrisf
Date published: 2016-02-05

I was thinking of replacing the sub in the Sub 1200 with this driver.  Would there be a noticeable difference in output from the sub?

Asked by: Hempy01
This driver has a lot more capabilities than what came in the sub 1200 but it would not be a drop in fit. This has a different size frame so it may not fit correctly.
Answered by: Chrisf
Date published: 2016-01-27

Would this be a suitable replacement for the SVS 12.2 in my SVS CS16-46 (non powered) subwoofer?

Asked by: guc620
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: 2016-01-12

Hi, I have 60 litres cabinet and 300W RMS SW plate amp. What is the best choice to have very deep bass? (RSS315 sealed..RSS265 vented..Others solutions?) I prefer RSS315 (great look) but I'm not sure it is the best solution for me.TKS a lot

Asked by: Paolo0368
Either of these choices would work well in that volume. The sealed 12" will result in an F3 of 42 Hz and the vented 10" will have an F3 of about 22 Hz, using a 3" diameter, 16" long flared port.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2016-01-04

I'm thinking of pairing a RSS315HF-4 12" and a SPA500 amp as upgrades for a SUB-1200. Is this a wise/cost effective move?  Only asking, as it is a bit cheaper going this route vs. buying a Titanic Kit.  If it is a good move, any other parts I'd need?

Asked by: F111Lonnie
The RSS315HO-4 would actually be better suited for this if you want to keep it ported. If you wanted to seal the port the HF model will work. The only problem you might run into is port noise at higher levels, but it may not be very audible since the port is down firing.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-12-30

Im pretty sure my JBL 250PBK is not working as intended, when playing low notes for any extended portion of time it sounds like it is a flat tire on the freeway... would this be a good replacement for the driver?

Asked by: Supernerd
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: 2015-12-21
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