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Dayton Audio RSS390HF-4 15" Reference HF Subwoofer 4 Ohm

Brand:| Model: RSS390HF-4
Overview
Engineered to provide high-volume, low-distortion bass in larger rooms and other highly demanding applications, the Dayton Audio RSS390HF-4 15" Reference Series subwoofer speaker offers the perfect combination of high definition sound quality and low frequency impact.
Highlights
  • 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
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295-468
Weight: 30 lbs.  
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Dayton Audio RSS390HF-4 15" Reference HF Subwoofer 4 Ohm

The Dayton Audio Reference Series RSS390HF-4 15" speakers take the quality and performance of the much acclaimed RS line into the subwoofer realm. As with the rest of the Reference Series, the main focus of these subwoofers is ultra-low-distortion. Second, third, and intemodulation distortion are kept extremely low by utilizing three magnetic 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, rubber surround, and custom basket give this driver 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 Diameter15"
  • Power Handling (RMS)500 Watts
  • Power Handling (max)1000 Watts
  • Impedance4 ohms
  • Frequency Response18 to 800 Hz
  • Sensitivity87 dB 1W/1m
  • Voice Coil Diameter2.5"
  • Magnet Weight150 oz.
Thiele-Small Parameters
  • Resonant Frequency (Fs)18 Hz
  • DC Resistance (Re)3.3 ohms
  • Voice Coil Inductance (Le)1 mH
  • Mechanical Q (Qms)3.1
  • Electromagnetic Q (Qes)0.49
  • Total Q (Qts)0.42
  • Compliance Equivalent Volume (Vas)9.95 ft.³
  • Mechanical Compliance of Suspension (Cms)0.28 mm/N
  • BL Product (BL)14.67 Tm
  • Diaphragm Mass Inc. Airload (Mms)282.6g
  • Maximum Linear Excursion (Xmax)14 mm
  • Surface Area of Cone (Sd)829.6 cm²
Materials of Construction
  • Cone MaterialAluminum
  • Surround MaterialRubber
  • Voice Coil Wire MaterialCopper
  • Voice Coil FormerAluminum
  • Basket / Frame MaterialCast Aluminum
  • Magnet MaterialFerrite
Mounting Information
  • Overall Outside Diameter15.29"
  • Baffle Cutout Diameter14.01"
  • Depth7.01"
  • # Mounting Holes8
Optimum Cabinet Size (determined using BassBox 6 Pro High Fidelity suggestion)
  • Sealed Volume2.88 ft.³
  • Sealed F337 Hz
  • Vented Volume8.96 ft.³
  • Vented F321 Hz
Dayton Audio RSS390HF-4 15" Reference HF Subwoofer 4 Ohm
  • BrandDayton Audio
  • ModelRSS390HF-4
  • Part Number295-468
  • UPC844632055027
  • Product CategorySubwoofer Drivers
  • Unit of MeasureEA
  • Product Rating
    (44 Reviews)
  • Weight30 lbs.
  • California Prop 65

    Warning: California residents only. Please note per Proposition 65 that this product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.

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Reviews

Dayton Audio RSS390HF-4 15" Reference HF Subwoofer 4 Ohm
Dayton Audio RSS390HF-4 15" Reference HF Subwoofer 4 Ohm is rated 4.7727 out of 5 by 44.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Good SubsBrilliant speakers, use two of these to play Dub Reggea, very nice clean & Deep Bass at low volumes.Delivery was quiet quick with no problems.I have already recommended to friends.
Date published: 2014-06-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brilliant Sub Woofer!Brought this online as a third attempt meaning this was the third company I tried to purchase from, success I have purchased & happy with a first class service.Even though others said they had issues the service I had was very good, the package arrived a day earlier than estimated.The main thing is the trust as my two previous orders one through eBay the other a company I assume well known Europ-Aud..... took my payment guickly with no reply corespondents communication or item THEIFS, so please read reveiws when ever you purchase onlineI am one of the old school Bass Heads & love my Bass, had an old Celestion Bass Speaker in a sealed enclosure vow that sounded great perfect (no model or spec details) even though it was a 15" maked up as 50Ws 55c/s Hz & 4ohms, I later learned the basket itself had lot of different coils dependent on company's specifications.The box it came in was about 3-1/2 feet high by1-1/4 wide less than a foot deep, but sounded very very deep due to the speaker.This was over 25 years ago & I've searching for years after I gave up looking for the exact speaker for a modern equivalent, but I did know this speaker had a Low Ro as everything played through it sounded deep.To end a very long story & trying out numerous speaker even Cerwin vega with there rep (still not deep enough) I read on line about the Dayton Audio RSS390HF-4 15" Reference HF Subwoofer 4 Ohm, the spec sounded good also the reveiws.Now I listen to Dub Reggea & old Reggea as well as soul music House Garage Deep House the usual stuff, I'm only using one of these driver so far & am very please with thus so far.These drivers brings the music alive a full circle they are great very deep with a EQ & Bass processor (not everyone likes them) but I am quiet satisfied can't wait to connect up the other speaker.I am also looking at the Dayton Audio TS400D-4 15" Titanic Mk 4 Subwoofer 4 Ohm, check out the spec goes down to 17.1 Hz Ro.I love Sub Base!
Date published: 2014-05-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Happy! Low, clean, and excellent transientsA little back story: Had a wonderful Velodyne ULD-15” Series II subwoofer system. The system has a separate 400W amp and sub enclosure. Loved that Velodyne. However, something in the accelerometer feedback loop went bad, which made the amp useless. Couldn’t be repaired.Decided to purchase a HPSA500 500W Amp (part# 300-806) a while back to drive the subwoofer instead, without the feedback loop. Worked o.k., but had problems with lower bass extension and I couldn’t drive it very well at low frequencies (<35Hz) without getting soft popping and ugly noises.Decided to purchase this RSS390HF-4 subwoofer for the following reasons. I wanted a sub with excellent transient response. -Check. The low Le on this model is perfect for that. I wanted a sub that is good for a sealed enclosure, with good X-max, and a low fs. -Check, -Check, and -Check. I placed this sub into the sealed ULD15 enclosure, which is roughly 2.9 cu ft internal after the sub and bracing (which I added) is accounted for. This is on the small side for this sub, but I had the enclosure handy and I had the ability boost low frequencies with the parametric EQ on the HPSA500. With 2 lbs of fill, and the eq on the amp, I’m currently getting a -3dB of about 23 hz! The sub is amazingly transient, and the motor is silent. It goes low, and it does it cleanly and with excellent transient response. I AM THRILLED WITH THIS SUB. It matches extremely well with my B&W CDM fronts and centers for both music and film.
Date published: 2014-03-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Sub & it can go LOWWWW!!!I have a Brian Cheney Limited Edition VSS Sub from VMPS The old wooferdeveloped a rattle. I replaced that driver with the rss390-hf and I could not be happier! I Also replaced the Big Bump Passive Radiator at the same time with a TC Sounds PR. Great combination!
Date published: 2014-03-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another 5-Star ReviewI have a pair of these in 3.7 cu ft unported cabinets as recommended by PE tech support. I could not be happier with the sound. Smooth yet tight and as powerful as you need them to be. I have them crossed over at 125hz via Crown XLS amps which transitions seamlessly to my Beyma 15" Coaxials. Would absolutely not hesitate to buy again.
Date published: 2014-01-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Clean, Deep, Tight BassBuilt a 3.2 cubic ft box for this monster, gives deep, smooth room filling bass with ease
Date published: 2013-08-12

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Dayton Audio RSS390HF-4 15" Reference HF Subwoofer 4 Ohm

I understand the mounting cutout is slightly different, but could someone tell me if the mounting holes pattern are the same as the Dayton Audio DVC385-88 15" DVC Series Subwoofer? They both have 8 mounting holes so would they line up with each other?

Asked by: spoogin
The bolt hole circle on the RS woofer is 368mm or 14.48" and the DVC385 is 369.8mm or 14.56".
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-04-01

I guess I'm having the same difficulty others have had and that is screw size.  I tried a # 8 screw ans could not drill down because I was getting metal shavings.  Anything less seems way to small.  Help!

Asked by: markbark
I would recommend either #10-32 or 1/4"-20 thread screws for this driver. We offer a cast frame driver mounting kit in both sizes.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-03-26

I want to build a box for 2 of these with a crown dls 1500.  I can go wide and tall . I want it sealed. what do you recommend for box detentions.

Asked by: Shoe
A pair of these require about 6 cubic feet for the overall volume. I would recommend a box with external dimensions of 45"H x 24"W x 12"D.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-03-10

How will this driver perform in the 300-7078 sub box kit?

I have purchased 2 ea. of these subs and before I start to build enclosures I wanted to find out if the "Knock-Down MDF 3.0 ft³ Subwoofer Cabinet for Dayton Audio 15" Reference Series HO Subwoofer" should be a suitable cabinet.
Asked by: FrankEvans
This woofer performs very well in this enclosure with an F3 of 36 Hz and F10 of 20 Hz.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2013-11-06

Good fit for a sealed 122L (4.63 ft3) down firing enclosure?

I may replace my old (and fried) Adire Audio Tempest 15" sub with this one. I built a 122L (4.63 ft3) sealed enclosure specifically for the Tempest sub with a Q of 0.707. It's also a down firing design. With that said, will this sub do well in this enclosure for music listening and occasional home theater listening?
Asked by: Polska
That volume will work very well with this woofer.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2013-08-08

Is this a good match for the Dayton Audio SA1000 amp?

To say the least, I have been very disappointed with my SA1000 sub amp from PE. As others have pointed out, the amp tends to clip very quickly and limits output to the sub at very low volumes. It's disappointing because it doesn't "feel" like a 1000W amp. My previous Dayton Audio 250W plate amp "sounded" louder. My disappointment turned to annoyance when the amp fried one of my voice coils in my Adire Audio Tempest 15" sub. In turn, it's time for a new 4 Ohm sub and this seems like a logical replacement. Can anyone tell me if this would be a good match for the SA1000? I will be using my existing 122L (4.63 ft3) sealed, down firing Q=0.707 enclosure. I will primarily be using it for music, with occasional home theater listening.
Asked by: Polska
Yes this will work fine with that amplifier for either application.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2013-08-09

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