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Dayton Audio 15" Reference Series HO Subwoofer and Cabinet Bundle

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 50% off the original cabinet price when you purchase it with the subwoofer in this package.
  • 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 50% off the original price on the cabinet
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Weight: 82 lbs.  
Due In: 5/5/2015
List Price$299.99
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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 half off the original price of the cabinet. That's a savings of over $60!

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
1300-7078Knock-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
    (3 Reviews)
  • Weight82 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 15" Reference Series HO Subwoofer and Cabinet Bundle
Dayton Audio 15" Reference Series HO Subwoofer and Cabinet Package is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 3.
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

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

Two questions: 1. Can the HO driver be swapped with a HF driver? 2. What are the best plate amps to go with this? Do we need to cut out for the plate amps ourself? Thanks.

Asked by: SubW
Unfortunately we cannot substitute drivers in these kits. The recommended amplifier is the Dayton 1000 watt version, and you will have to cut a hole in the cabinet in order for it to fit.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-01-06

Ported Or Sealed?

I see this package is offered w/a sealed enclousure. However most reviews for this sub mention a ported box with very low bottom end. I need a sub that will play low (HT use) and also be tight and accurate for music use. Also is it posible to add a plate amp? The internal bracing seems as though it would make it very difficult. If building a custom enclosure is recomended which is best ported or sealed?
Asked by: NCaudio2
This box is 3 cu. ft. so it can be vented for more low lows. [see PE's pages on building loudspeakers]. Yes, you can add a plate amp--some cutting required. A cabinet that is vented, has less back pressure compression, so the internal bracing can be modified to allow the extra room needed. This box is really strong. Unless you are skilled with a saw, [I'm not] you would be better off with this or another kit to get you started.
Answered by: Joe from San Francisco
Date published: 2013-10-14
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