Dayton Audio SUB-1200 12" 120 Watt Powered Subwoofer

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The Dayton Audio SUB-1200 12" powered subwoofer system is capable of delivering realistic, room-shaking home theater bass effects—even in larger rooms.
  • 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$179.99
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Part # 300-629
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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: 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
    (127 Reviews)
  • Weight44.65 lbs.
  • California Prop 65

    Warning: California residents only. Please note per Proposition 65 that this product contains 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 4.7087 out of 5 by 127.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Powerful but not boomy! Blend well with speakersBought this one since AV forum a lot of pepople recomend it. I need it for the action movies since my Klipsch is only 6.5" can't handle the dynamics... but to my suprise that this sub is very well balanced and it can blend pretty well with the speakers that I have. (Klipsch surround + Infinity floor standing P363)
Date published: 2014-09-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from plenty of thump...Recieved my sub 1200 2 days ago and began the initial burnin time for it. I must say this, i did not expect this 129$ sub to perform as well as it is doing. This sub is in a small room (12x12x8). I set the gain to halfway , turned the crossover all the way up(am using dedicated LFE out on denon reciever). i used a single belkin cable to a y adapter and summed up the left/right inputs on sub.i Started out using moderate volume levels for about 10 hours to allow for the speaker to "loosen up". After 10 hours or so i put on some bass heavy tunes and started to bump everything except gain up, its still at halfway position mind you.lets just say, this sub is not cheap boomy sounding at all. has a nice very low growl, nicely held together, and is performing quite well for the cost.I have listened to subs ranging from 100$ up to about 2000$, and to be quite honest, while it is not a high end sub, it does very well at its attempt. There is nothing sonicallylacking really, its all here, and enough pressure to be pleasantly acceptable, to be frank, i actually smiled and thought,wow, not bad at all for the money.Let me end this by saying this, if your budget is under 200, get this or even better, get 2 of them, or the 15" version, for the money, they cant be beat!.
Date published: 2014-09-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Was worried, but after listening, now I LOVE IT!I was worried about buying this and not using the money towards a more expensive sub. For home theater use, let me just say this thing is AWESOME. I have about 1400 cubic feet and one dayton sub-1200 works great, but I'm thinking of adding another just for fun since they're so cheap and having two up front just looks cool. BTW, all this talk about how many hz will the subwoofer play and I'm not sure if using youtube videos are an accurate way to measure, but if I turn my receiver up this thing can get down to 15hz. At 25 and my walls start badly shaking. At 20 it's like an earthquake. 15 you can hear the driver moving and feel some air but that's about it.
Date published: 2014-09-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from SubwooferOn time delivery and a very good customer service department. Keep the buyer informed on the status of the order
Date published: 2014-08-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Massive sound for $185? It can be done!Couple the SUB-1200($130) with the Dayton Audio B652($35) speakers and the Lepai LP2020A($20) to make a stunning audio system.Best buy in audio dollar for dollar, nothing else comes close.
Date published: 2014-08-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bass boxI bought this sub a week ago and I tell you for the low price I had my thoughts I just knew this thing was not going to perform but boy was I wrong, this is a excellent sub and the sound quality is just that pure quality very well built it rattles the pictures on my walls and rattles the windows and thats at half the volume level in a medium sized room, very solid and strong sounding sub, I think my friend said it best when he said it sounds like a elephant stumping on the floor, well I have two elephants stumping on the floor now because I purchased another one and have them wired together and it sounds great. Great product Dayton.
Date published: 2014-08-16

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Dayton Audio SUB-1200 12" 120 Watt Powered Subwoofer

can these subs be stacked ??

Asked by: Pete938
Yes these can be stacked.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-09-04

I have a Dennon AVR-1513 receiver what cable comes with this subwoofer and will it hook up to this receiver?

Asked by: bobh1234
The only cable this subwoofer includes is a power cord. You will only need a standard RCA male to male cable to wire this to the receiver.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-09-03

Will this work as a replacement to the included passive sub for my Samsung HT-F4500? Could I use the included sub along with the Sub-1200? If so, what woud be the proper way to wire it?

Asked by: Andy34
Yes this will work as a replacement for the passive sub, you will just have to use the speaker level inputs. Unfortunately there is no way to use the passive along with this subwoofer unless you get another sub amplifier.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-08-28

Can this handle 20Hz  with a flat response? What about under 20hz (around 15 hz or so)? And lastly, how loud can it get before the driver starts to distort? Thanks :)

Asked by: TL1310
This subwoofer is tuned in the upper 20's so with room gain and proper placement it will reach pretty low. I doubt it will reach into the teens with much output.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-08-13

Would you recommend connecting the subwoofer to the switched ac outlet of the receiver?  Mine is rated at 1A.  This would keep the power on while the receiver is on.

Asked by: miamoose
I would not recommend plugging the subwoofer into the switched outlet if it is only rated for 1A.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-08-12

I've noticed several comments about the auto-on not coming on at low volumes, and I have the SUB 800, which has the same issue. Is there a fix for this?

Asked by: Gracepreacher
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: 2014-08-11


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