RS100-8 4" Reference Full-Range Driver 8 Ohm

Quick Overview

Dayton Audio Reference Series RS100-8 4" mid-bass speakers deliver exceptional clarity, detail, and dynamics-and of course, incredibly low distortion.

Product Highlights

  • One of the lowest distortion, highest resolution driver series available
  • Low-distortion high-excursion motor system with two short-circuit paths
  • Compliant suspension and rigid black anodized aluminum cone for strong bass performance
  • Heavy-duty 6-hole cast frame, low-loss rubber surround, and solid aluminum phase plug

Product Manuals / Spec Sheets / Downloads

Dayton Audio RS100-8 Specification Sheet
Dayton Audio RS100-8 Data Files

Buying Options

The Dayton Audio Reference Series was conceived with one goal in mind—low distortion. Each speaker was carefully designed and optimized to offer the highest performance with the lowest distortion levels. At the same time, by focusing on features that contribute to sound quality and eliminating unnecessary frills, the drivers offer value unparalleled in the industry. Dayton Audio Reference Series RS100-8 4" mid-bass speakers deliver exceptional clarity, detail, and dynamics—and of course, incredibly low distortion.


Sealed Volume 0.06 ft.³
Sealed F3 136 Hz
Vented Volume 0.17 ft.³
Vented F3 67 Hz
* Enclosure volume/F3s based on BassBox "optimum" calculations

Speaker Series Reference Series
Model Number RS100-8
Color Black
Unit of Measure Each
UPC 844632088728
Warranty - Parts 5 Years
Warranty - Labor 5 Years
Product Shipping Weight (lbs.) 1.4
Speaker Type Full-Range
Nominal Diameter 4"
Power Handling (RMS) 30 watts
Power Handling (max) 60 watts
Continuous Program Power --
Impedance 8 ohms
Sensitivity 84.6 dB @ 2.83V/1m
Frequency Response 90 - 20,000 Hz
Voice Coil Diameter 25 mm
Magnet Weight --
DC Resistance (Re) 6.4 ohms
Voice Coil Inductance (Le) 0.5 mH @ 1 kHz
Resonant Frequency (Fs) 92.2 Hz
Mechanical Q (Qms) 2.37
Electromagnetic Q (Qes) 0.76
Total Q (Qts) 0.58
Diaphragm Mass Inc. Airload (Mms) 3.63g
Moving Mass Of Diaphragm (Mmd) --
Mechanical Compliance of Suspension (Cms) 0.82 mm/N
Surface Area Of Cone (Sd) 35.3 cm²
Volume of Displacement (Vd) 12.4 cm³
BL Product (BL) 4.2 Tm
Compliance Equivalent Volume (Vas) 1.43 liters
Maximum Linear Excursion (Xmax) 3.5 mm
Drivers Mechanical Losses (Rms) --
Cone / Diaphragm Material Black Anodized Aluminum Cone
Entry / Exit Diameter --
Surround Material Rubber
Voice Coil Wire Material Copper
Voice Coil Former Aluminum
Basket/Frame Material Cast Aluminum
Magnet Material Ferrite
Overall Outside Diameter 98 mm
Overall Depth 51 mm
Baffle Cutout Diameter 77.2 mm
# Mounting Holes 6
Mounting Hole Diameter --
Bolt Circle Diameter --
Product Weight --