Dayton RSS265HO-44 10" vs Kicker CompQ 10" For SQ Need Input

marvin5881 Newbie
Dec 16, 2020
Orlando, Florida
I'm looking for a nice SQ subwoofer and I've come down to the Dayton RSS265HO-44 or a Kicker CompQ. I got a 1 cubic ft sealed box with a 12" Earthquake SLAPS passive bass radiator installed in it. I'm leaning towards the Dayton due to the cheaper price but I'm not entirely sure if the speaker will be okay for usage at 1 cubic ft. I read online of possible over excursion issues in a box that large.

I've read on their website that the recommended sealed volume is 0.55 cubic ft

Do you guys think I can get away with a box this large with the Dayton? I'd just call it a day and buy the kicker but I'm already over budget here.

Popwarhomie Elite VIP
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Jan 22, 2010
.55 cubes with an F3 of 46hz. You can go bigger. If you ever got to the point to where it was unloading in 1 cubic foot you can always add displacement like 2x4s in the box to shrink it. But I doubt that will happen.

Emsand1 Newbie
Nov 30, 2019
Jacksonville, FL
I had a single Dayton RSS265HO-44 in a .6 sealed box. It was ok. But I swapped the box for a 1.6 cube ported and that woke the sub up!!!! Night and day difference!!!!

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