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Dayton Audio 15" Reference Series HO Subwoofer and Cabinet Bundle

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Build the ultimate in high fidelity bass reproduction using this superior subwoofer cabinet and the Dayton Audio RSS390HO-4 Reference Series 15" High Output subwoofer. Save over $30 off the original price when you purchase this subwoofer with knock-down enclosure package.
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  • 3.0 cubic foot CNC-cut cabinet made of 3/4" MDF panels with a 1-1/2" thick front baffle
  • Includes the massive, ultra-low distortion Dayton Audio 15" Reference Series High Output subwoofer included
  • Save over $30 off the original price

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Dayton Audio 15" Reference Series HO Subwoofer and Cabinet Bundle

Buy this 3.0 cubic foot knock-down cabinet together with the Dayton Audio RSS390HO-4 15" subwoofer and save over $30 off the original retail price.

About the Cabinet

This particular cabinet is designed specifically for the Dayton Audio 15" Reference Series High Output subwoofer, but works for any subwoofer with an overall diameter of 15-3/8" or less, and a cutout requirement of 14-1/16" or less. The sealed enclosure design creates a critically damped subwoofer system when used with the Dayton Audio RSS390HO-4.

During the CNC manufacturing process, rabbets dadoes are cut into the back panel for precise panel alignment. A unique two-piece brace adds superior rigidity without affecting the subwoofer's performance. Both side panels feature 3/4" rabbeted extensions with recesses to perfectly install the first piece of the two-part, double thick baffle. Plate amplifier installation is made easy by following the scribed interior guide with a jig saw and by modifying one of the braces.

The end result is a resonance-free, sealed subwoofer cabinet that is purpose-built to extract the best performance from Dayton Audio's 15" High Output Reference Series subwoofer. All that's left to do is finish it to match your décor or paint it to stand out. When your friends ask about it, you get the pleasure of saying, "I built it myself!"

Specifications: • Panel thickness: 3/4", front baffle is 1-1/2" • Panel material: Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF) • Finished net cabinet volume (subtracting the double thick baffle, bracing, and woofer volume): 3.0 cubic feet • External dimensions: 19.25" H x 19.25" W x 20" D • Subwoofer recess: 7/16" • Weight: 52 lbs. • Made in the U.S.A.

About the Subwoofer

The Dayton Audio Reference Series subwoofers 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 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 output version for automotive applications or for equalized high-power home subwoofer speaker systems.

Specifications: • Power handling: 800 watts RMS/1600 watts max • VCdia: 2-1/2" • Le: 1.83 mH • Impedance: 4 ohms • Re: 3.3 ohms • Frequency range: 21-600 Hz • Fs: 24 Hz • Magnet weight: 150 oz. • SPL: 87 dB 1W/1m • Vas: 3.87 cu. ft. • Qms: 4.48 • Qes: 0.42 • Qts: 0.39 • Xmax: 12 mm • Dimensions: Overall diameter: 15.29", Cutout diameter: 14.01", Depth: 7.01".


Dayton Audio 15" Reference Series HO Subwoofer and Cabinet Bundle includes the following items:
Qty Part # Item
1300-7078Denovo Audio Knock-Down MDF 3.0 cu. ft. Subwoofer Cabinet for Dayton Audio 15" Reference Series HO Subwoofer
1295-469Dayton Audio RSS390HO-4 15" Reference HO Subwoofer 4 Ohm
No substitutions allowed. The above may include some items that are not available for purchase separately.

Product Specifications
  • Cabinet OptionsUnfinished/Unassembled
  • Speaker TypeSubwoofer
  • Woofer Diameter15"
  • Input Rating4 ohm
  • ConfigurationSubwoofer
  • ColorUnfinished
  • Cabinet Dimensions (H x W x D)19.25" x 19.25" x 20"
Dayton Audio 15" Reference Series HO Subwoofer and Cabinet Bundle
  • BrandParts Express
  • Part Number300-7093
  • UPC848791000782
  • Product CategorySpeaker Kits
  • Unit of MeasureEA
  • Product Rating
    (5 Reviews)
  • Weight82 lbs.
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Dayton Audio 15" Reference Series HO Subwoofer and Cabinet Bundle
Dayton Audio 15" Reference Series HO Subwoofer and Cabinet Bundle is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 5.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice quality kit!I am almost done putting this together. I cannot review the quality of the sound because I don't have any valid comparison. I have just had some bookshelf speakers. So I am sure it will be dramatically better than what I have now. I purchased the ep4000 to run it instead of a plate amp so that if I want I can build another and not have to pay for another amp. If you do the same or similar make sure you have the crossover and cable situation clearly mapped out.What I can tell you is that the quality of the kit is quite high. Everything fits together very nicely. Spend lots of time making sure everything lines up when gluing or you will be spending tons of time with bondo and sanding. The Duratex stuff is nice, but I was not thrilled with it. It hides flaws extremely well though, so that is why I decided to go with it.The price at PE is great, but you want to order carefully and get everything you need in one order to reduce shipping cost. Even so, spending the extra $7 dollars for shipping is worth it because all 120lbs of my order arrived in about 3 days! These folks are serious about customer service like I have rarely experienced, so don't hesitate to buy from them, but that is a tangent from the main point.I assembled using the gorilla glue that is white(ish) like Elmer's. After drying, I put another layer of the locktite PL glue on each inside corner and smoothed and rounded it using nitrile gloves (just because, but probably completely unnecessary). I used the 2" denim insulation from HD, but then found out that many don't do that. They tend to stuff cheap poly pillows from wally world in them. You might want to look it up before deciding if you haven't already. I'll probably get one and through it under the brace.I bought those nifty looking steel spike feet, but then started reading and apparently these subs sound better with legs and elevated by a total of 18-24", so I plan to try that with something I don't have figured out quite yet. You may also want to have a read on that and sub traps if you have not already considered it.I didn't know about the t-nuts until after I ordered unfortunately. Get the 10-32 1.5 inch hex nuts and the six point t-nuts (hurricane nuts?) from PE. I got the t-nuts from the hardware store and had a hunch from reading that the ones from PE are better. They are significantly better. The hex screws seem to be the same but the PE ones are much cheaper, especially if you buy the bag of 50. I am going to put together some speakers eventually too, so I didn't mind buying more than I needed.I can't wait to crank it up and listen to "Bass I love you" for the first time. Enjoy!
Date published: 2015-09-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great DIY sub kitThe other positive reviews I've read on the PE site are right on target. I am running the Reference 15 kit sealed, and paired it with a Yung 500 watt w/bass boost. The bass boost is recommended for the sealed box. Instead of repeating the other reviews, I will add a couple of things of interest.Shipping: Super fast, ordered on a weekend, it arrived on Tuesday. Doubled boxed, everything was 100%. A++ on shipping.Assembly: Any first time person can put this together in a couple of hours with a screw driver. The kit fit perfect in dry fit. I used Locktite PL, which is a light toothpaste like viscosity, as opposed to the yellow wood glue which is more runny. It went together easily and precisely. To get the Yung plate amp to fit I used a jig saw to cut the opening, and I had to cut some of the bracing. The place for the plate amp was well marked, but measure yourself, as the Yung was slightly smaller than the indicated cutout. No problems.Dayton Audio Reference 15" Driver: It fit perfectly into the routed hole. I used eight 1 1/2" 10/32 screws with 6-point prongs, the fit was perfect for this 30 pound driver. Use a 1/4 drill bit for the holes. I used the bolts with a flat washer to pull the prongs tight, then put some of the PL glue on the bottom of the prong where it goes into the MDF. The washer will be destroyed, the bolt is still reusable. There is a nice rubber gasket built-in to the sub, so no additional gasket material is needed.Even though this is a 3.0 cuft box, it is still relatively small and fits easily into a living room environment without arousing the anger of the wife. It is only slightly bigger than my other 12" sub box.How it sounds: I use a brand name 12" sub, a very nice moderately priced sub. The 15" DA sounds about twice as good as the 12" sub. It is a bigger sound without sounding louder, male voices sound better, and everything sounds more full at low volumes. It makes the speaker woofers just explode with sound. They just sound so much more full and you really don't hear the sub directly, but if you put your hand on it it is really moving some air.The DA 15" really gives a lot of bass drum kick, and chest thumping is NO problem especially at moderate to higher volume. This driver sounds great right out of the box with no break-in period. The box DOES vibrate heavily despite the 3/4" mdf and heavy bracing. That's because that driver really gets moving.Note: The Yung 500 watt w/bass boost has a built-in limiter which only goes down to 30 Hz. I ran a frequency sweep 20-20,000 and the sub had substantial movement at 20 Hz was very strong at 25 Hz and seemed to completely cutoff at about 200 Hz.If you are thinking about "do I want two cheap subs or one good sub" this kit is the answer. One Dayton Audio 15" reference kit is much better than two cheap ones.
Date published: 2015-05-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Blown away, literallyUnbelievable! To be honest i would be happy with half the output and performance, but for the price, you can not go wrong. Im a huge car audio head, Have spent over 10 years building and designing car audio systems and installs and this is by far one of the cleanest sub's iv heard. Im running this with a Crown XLS1000, I had to install a Rolls MB15b converter which was not a problem. Great combo! Very Very happy with this combo. Parts-express is my go-to for now on without a doubt! Great service
Date published: 2015-01-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sub and cabinetI bought this kit and added the Yung 500 with boost. The assembly was easy the fit is great. Get lots of clamps. Take your time and pay close attention to the panel alignment, this will reduce sanding time. I finished the cabinet with a 123 primer and gloss black paint. It's not show quality but looks good. ( my lack of wood working skills). Sound let's say I was less than impressed at first it was shaking the house but in my listening position was lacking. After working on placement this thing came to life. I love bass this sub is almost to much. ( no not really) . Overall very impressive setup. I recommend it highly! I might purchase a second if 1 is good 2 will be great. If your not impressed just move it around the room. This sub fills my 23x27 basement theater well.
Date published: 2014-02-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from DIY Subwoofer made easy...If you need a new HT subwoofer, this is the way to go.Knock Down Cabinet: The enclosure was shipped well packed and ready for assembly. The assembly was a breeze, and everything went together with no problems. All you need for assembly is some wood glue, and wood clamps.(you can never have too many wood clamps.)Subwoofer: The subwoofer was double boxed for shipping and arrived in perfect condition. The build quality for a 15" sub in this price range is amazing.Performance: All I can say is wow! This sub sounds amazing. When I was trying to decide on a subwoofer, I was worried that the trade-off for either ported or sealed would be too much to make me happy. I have a very large great room (18'x37') that is open into a large kitchen. I knew I would need some really good output to fill this space. But I do not only watch movies, I also enjoy listening to music.I paired this combo with the Yung SD500-6 plate amplifier with the hopes that the Yung amp's boost would help with the low end when watching movies. I was not disappointed. During movies this thing reaches really low and can fill my large room with amazing effects. I am extremely impressed with how low and loud this sealed subwoofer can get. I do not feel like I am missing anything by not going with a ported enclosure.For music this thing is amazing. The bass is so sharp and clean, and does not suffer from "boominess" or overhang. This sub replaced a Definitive Technology powered 10" sub. Somewhat obviously, this sub has more output, but I was pleasantly surprised at how accurate this subwoofer is. When comparing it to my old DT sub, it sounds just as clean and precise when listening to music.My total for my new HT subwoofer was ~$500, and IMO you would have to spend well over $1000 to get comparable results with most other HT Sub manufacturers.
Date published: 2013-09-17
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Dayton Audio 15" Reference Series HO Subwoofer and Cabinet Bundle

I just purchased a Dayton Audio 15" Reference Series HO Subwoofer and Cabinet Bundle. Do I need a Lowpass filter for this build. Do you have any recommendations for a 100 Hz - 120 Hz cutoff? It will be used mostly listening to music.

Asked by: Tex GS
A low pass is recommended. The easiest and best way to achieve this is by using a subwoofer amplifier like our SPA500 or SPA1000 amps.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-09-21

Can you add feet to the front and make it a downfiring sub? That would also mean cutting one of the side braces for the plate amp, is that OK? Is there any downsides or benefits to downfiring subs? I was thinking it would protect the sub from kids.

Asked by: thebatman
Yes this will work as a down firing sub, but I would recommend 3" long feet at minimum for this application. Cutting the rear brace for an amplifier will have little to no effect on the strength of the box.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-09-21

What is the functional difference between this sealed kit with the Reference 15" and the other sealed kit using the Ultimax 15" driver? The Ultimax is $30 more. I plan to power the 15" kit with a Yung 500w plate amp with bass boost. Music #1 priority.

Asked by: wvu80
The biggest difference with these two woofers will be the modeled F3. The Reference kit will have an F3 of about 52 Hz while the Ultimax is down around 35 Hz, so it will be slightly more authoritative with the low frequencies. With 500 watts the output will be basically identical. The Ultimax also has a slight advantage with excursion at the lowest frequencies, but it will only be beneficial at the full amplifier output.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-04-14

I was considering this for a home sub build and was wondering what the recommended minimum small sealed enclosure would be for this?  I want it to go as low as it can in minimum box space. I mainly listen to music, and some movies. Thanks

Asked by: The Shwortz
This woofer will work very well in very small volumes, as little as 1 cubic foot. If you want reasonable low end in a home environment, a lower Q design is recommended, so the volume in this kit will work perfectly.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-12-23

I am planning on purchasing (2) which Behringer iNuke 3000 DSP or 6000 DSP, what is the driver mounting hardware part number, number for acoustic fill, and will I need feet, these will be on a hardwood floor?

Asked by: Dertitan2
I would recommend the cast frame mounting kit below: two 1 pound bags of the Acousta-Stuf: are optional, especially on a hardwood floor. I usually recommend small rubber feet or pads in this application.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-05-14

2 questions, first how we'll will this unit perform with the Yung 500w with boost perform? Second how much poly fill should be used with this kit sealed?  I am a bass junky but I like sealed cabinets they seem to be more crisp. 

Asked by: KrazyK
This kit will perform very well with 500 watts, even without the boost feature. You can expect in room response into the low 20's without, and probably high teens with a boost. You will have to be careful of excursion at high volume levels if you use a boosted amplifier.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-01-13
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