Dayton Audio SUB-1200 12" 120 Watt Powered Subwoofer

Brand:| Model: SUB-1200
The Dayton Audio SUB-1200 12" powered subwoofer system is capable of delivering realistic, room-shaking home theater bass effects—even in larger rooms.
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  • Downward-firing flared port design for clean, powerful bass
  • Selectable "Auto-on" mode
  • Heavy duty long-throw 12" woofer
  • Perfect for small home theaters or listening rooms
  • Unobtrusive textured black vinyl finish
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Weight: 44.65 lbs.  
List Price$229.99
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Dayton Audio SUB-1200 12" 120 Watt Powered Subwoofer

The Dayton Audio SUB-1200 12" powered subwoofer system is the perfect addition to any home theater system. This powered sub features a bottom-firing, flared port, bass reflex design for reduced port noise and increased bass response. It also utilizes a long-throw 12" woofer and up to 120 watts of house-shaking power.

The amplifier features high and low level inputs and high level outputs, a phase switch, independent volume control, an auto on/off switch (activated by an input signal) and a variable 12 dB electronic low pass filter. This compact sub is finished in an unobtrusive black vinyl that will complement any decor.

Specifications: • Power output: 120 watts RMS • Frequency response: 25-140 Hz • Box design: Ported • Inputs: RCA line level & speaker level • Outputs: Speaker level • Crossover frequency control: Continuously variable from 40 Hz to 140 Hz @ 12 dB/octave • Phase switch • Auto on/off • Power requirements: 120 VAC, 60 Hz • Dimensions (rubber feet included): 16-3/4" H x 16-3/16" W x 17-3/4" D.

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Product Specifications
  • Woofer Diameter12"
Dayton Audio SUB-1200 12" 120 Watt Powered Subwoofer
  • BrandDayton Audio
  • ModelSUB-1200
  • Part Number300-629
  • UPC844632094118
  • Product CategoryPowered Subwoofers
  • Unit of MeasureEA
  • Product Rating
    (171 Reviews)
  • Weight44.65 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 SUB-1200 12" 120 Watt Powered Subwoofer
Dayton Audio SUB-1200 12" 120 Watt Powered Subwoofer is rated 4.7076 out of 5 by 171.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ideal for my applicationThis sub was the perfect addition to our game room. I have an array of speakers through out the room, but adding the Dayton Audio SUB-1200 12” along with a smaller sub with more mid range in the same limited corner space really brings out a nice clear bass. People who commented on how good the music did sound before agree it has taken the sound quality up a notch. I feel there is enough range in the gain and crossover to complement most sound systems.
Date published: 2015-03-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great cost/benefit subPrior to this I had a BIC America comparable 12" that cost much more. I ended up blowing it and wanted something just to help round out the sound from my 8" studio monitors. This thing is very powerful to the point where I don't even have it turned up more than 3/5 of the way on my mixer. Would recommend to anyone looking for a great performer at a decent price.
Date published: 2015-03-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from VALUE VALUE VALUEYou can not beat this sub for the price. I have this paired with a Sony SAW 3000 in my 5.2 set up and the sound is amazing. Make sure you give it time to break in as out the box the lower end is a bit lacking but after about 3 days of moderate blasting for 3 to 4 hours per day mine settled down and plays rich deep accurate bass although I don't think it plays deeper than the Sony but it is far more accurate and doesn't distort as early as the Sony does when the volume goes up. I'm guessing this is a trade off of sorts at this price range. You either get power and range with distortion or accuracy, less power and lower distortion the latter being the Dayton. I'm more than happy to give up a little power and range for that accuracy and the Dayton excels at that.
Date published: 2015-03-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Truly excellent for the moneyI recently came across one of these used for next to nothing, and have been nothing but pleased. It's not the loudest or the deepest sub around, but I can't make it fail. No matter what I put it through there's no port noise, no mechanical noise, nothing. The enclosure and amp seem to be perfectly matched and a lot of tweaking clearly went into dialing this combination in. It handles Pacific Rim, Jurassic Park and Skrillex as well or better than many more expensive setups I've heard, and though it lacks that lowest half octave it doesn't chuff or add extra rumbles trying to reproduce it. It just does what it does cleanly and clearly. Thusfar only Dragonforce has forced it to muddy at my listening volume, and I've honestly never heard a sub that didn't have trouble with Operation Ground and Pound.And, despite the Velcro solution to mount the grill, it actually looks fantastic, and the flush-mounted grill actually seems less likely to be damaged than the plastic-pegged ones I'm accustomed to seeing on my polk gear.I will soon be ordering a second from PE to even out the bass response in the living room, but that's not a failing of the sub, I have an irregularly shaped room that introduces quirks.
Date published: 2015-03-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great subI only have used about 2 weeks,the thing is working amazing,would recommened to any one,best sub for the buck.
Date published: 2015-03-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from bass bass bass!!!!!i brought this subwoofer a month ago and its shakes my house it doe's not sound like 120 watts more in the the 300 watt and when its at 140 hz its more boom at the 40 hz level everything shakes
Date published: 2015-02-24
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Dayton Audio SUB-1200 12" 120 Watt Powered Subwoofer

Is there a way to daisy chain more than one together?  I have 2 LFE outs on receiver, but thinking about adding a couple more subs totaling 4... If not, can I pair the 1200 with a more powerful sub for movies, or would that sound bad?

Asked by: Koby

How long dose your sale go on this product? 

Asked by: Alex47
This subwoofer is not currently on sale and is selling for the regular price of $148.00.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-03-20

I have a dayton audio SUB-1200 12inch 120 watt subwoofer i need to replace the sub plate amplifier. Do you have a direct fit one or one that will fit and work.

Asked by: kendell
Please contact our tech support for more help with this question, tech@parts-express.com or 800-338-0531 x1.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-03-05

I'm going to use this unit with an Outlaw RR2150 Receiver with built in Bass Management  it has an internal crossover that can be set to 60, 80 or 100 Hz.  What should I set the switch to on the Rcvr and what should I set the Sub's controls to?

Asked by: Gregoire
See the question below for more details, but set sub's crossover to max (140 Hz) and the receiver's crossover to whichever sounds best with your main speakers. 80 Hz is a common recommendation if your main speakers have enough extension (low point in frequency response).
Answered by: HT_GUY
Date published: 2015-03-02

i have a onkyo sr607 using audyssey.. just wondering if anyone would what the best crossover setting would be when running the program

Asked by: Animal0jg
The crossover on the sub should be at max (140 Hz). The crossover on the AVR should be at whatever level is right for your main speakers (front, center, surround). You could factor in the woofer size on each of those main speakers as well as the rated frequency range (low point specifically). I use 120Hz on my Yamaha AVR (which only has a global setting, not individual by front/center/surround) since my surrounds have 2.5 inch woofers and are rated down to 90 Hz. My AVR also offers values above 120Hz like 160 Hz and 200 Hz; however, they are beyond the range of the subwoofer (maxes at 140 Hz) and also using such high values can cause sub localization issues and/or dialogue coming from the sub. My AVR always chooses 80 Hz when running YPAO, but I feel that's less than optimal... that's why I change it to 120 Hz afterwards.
Answered by: HT_GUY
Date published: 2015-03-02

How sturdy are the built-in feet on this sub? Can I slide it along the carpeted floor without causing any damage to the feet?

Asked by: HT_GUY
The feet on this are quite sturdy. They are injection molded plastic with a flat bottom, so sliding it on carpet should not cause any issues.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-02-16
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