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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Regular Price$148.00
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Part # 300-629
  • 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

Product Details

Dayton Audio SUB-1200 12" 120 Watt Powered Subwoofer

Add thrilling low-frequency effects to your home cinema experience!

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.

Onboard connectivity makes this an easy-to-add and easy-to-adjust solution

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.

Power and punch to spare, but from a ridiculously compact enclosure

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
    (181 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 4.7127 out of 5 by 181.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Don't judge until it's tuned and broken inOkay, for years I have done high end stereos and really haven't played around much with surround sound (never saw the need and didn't want wires running everywhere). However a couple of months ago I inherited a Denon AVR-687 from my Nephew for free (he worked doing high end home theater installs). Having a decent amp for free was a game changer since I was looking at adding a projector and having at least a 5.1 channel system on the cheap was a no brainer in that context. I got some great polk audio surround speakers for $85 from a couple of different pawn shops, but the 8 inch sub that came with one set was way too small and weak for my living room and was muddy as all get out. I sold the sub for $15 to another pawn shop and focused on trying to get the best sub for the least amount of money. After doing research at AVS Forums and having a disaster with a Klipsch Sub-12 with a bad amp (never worked), I had to go cheap to convince the wife after the failure with the Klipsch and thus the Dayton SUB-1200 was the only real choice. I went to retailmenot to get the coupon code for $10 off $150 or more and added a $2.98 HDMI cable to the sub to get the discount, so I got the sub for $138. Not as sweet as the folks who got it for $99 shipped last holiday season but still not a bad deal for a powered 12 inch sub that gets down to 25HZ. Parts Express had it shipped within 24 hours and since I live in the Northwest it took about a week to get here. The box was double packed, which is nice considering the investment and seeing how UPS handles packages. After hooking it up, I followed the LFE instructions and turned up the crossover and gain all the way and turned on the amp. Immediately I was unimpressed. The sub seemed weak and more often than not it just seemed to be taking up space rather than performing any real function. Fortunately I found out that a combination of poor source material (Disney films from the 50s, which have no bass whatsoever), lack of a good break in period (this sub truly sounds totally different after it's broken in ie 20 hours or more of solid use), lack of proper tuning/crossover selection, and a faulty digital coax cable (it was pinched/crimped right next to the plug) all contributed to a completely un-inspired performance. After adjusting all of the aforementioned and swapping out cables, I discovered that this sub is truly a beast that can shake an oversized living room with vaulted ceilings as well as a small house. I tried out Independence Day after making the adjustments and man you could feel every single explosion even with my main receiver at -25dB on the master volume. I also have tested it out for music and the sub is surprisingly accurate for the price and will do a good job of keeping up with fast paced bass drums and sounds fantastic for any bass heavy music. If you are used to the likes of an SVS, Outlaw, etc. then you will likely be unimpressed by this sub (as you should be since you are comparing a Sub at under $150 to $500-$700 subs), but if you are used to the likes of a $200-$300 Polk Audio, etc. then you will be impressed by the Dayton Audio SUB-1200. Not super powerful, but enough to get the job done (and surprisingly accurate for the price) with proper tuning and break in period and it won't break the bank either.
Date published: 2015-07-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from "BASS" ! ! ! !I've had this a few years now and, have been "very pleased" with the sound quality. Should the time arise when I feel the desire to bring my ceiling down for remodeling purposes, all I will need to do is crank this up to begin the project. Seriously, this is an excellent sub that any true audiophile should have to complete their system.
Date published: 2015-06-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Sub for the price!I am running this sub in a 5.1 setup and am extremely happy with the results. 5x B652-AIRs + 12" Dayton Sub + Entry Level Receiver + 1080P Projector + 120" Stretched Felt Framed Screen brings the movies home for less than $2000. As far as the sub go it has exceeded my expectation. I don't have any technical feedback as far as the audio quality goes I just know I haven't heard anything that sounds better even close to the price.
Date published: 2015-06-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from perfectExceeded my expectations . Couldnt believe the quality of this subwoofer for the price
Date published: 2015-05-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I'm impressed!While it was larger than I expected it to be, it has great tone. I'm hearing new levels of bass. It replaced at Polk that died on me.
Date published: 2015-05-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from DecentBought this with high expectations stemming from other reviews. Being a long time mobile audio guy I've experienced what extreme bass is. I wasn't expecting windshield flexing SPL out of this sub, but, I was hoping for a little more volume. I've got it running with a pair of B&W DM602 off an older Yamaha surround receiver @ 80 watts RMS. If I pull the power plug to the sub I barely notice it's gone and that's with the sub at full volume. Maybe it hasn't broken in enough yet or maybe I'm just a bass snob. However, after first opening the box and pulling of the, what seems to be heavy duty foam packaging, I noticed some scratches on the top of the cabinet. The thought of this thing being a floor model or a refurb is very real. It's not even worth the hassle to me to pay for return shipping or even wait around for RMA and getting a new one shipped to me.
Date published: 2015-04-26
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Dayton Audio SUB-1200 12" 120 Watt Powered Subwoofer

I like this sub but am looking for more power than the 120 watts it produces. Does anyone know of a Dayton amp that I could put in this sub without any modifications?

Asked by: BillBill
Unfortunately none of our amplifiers will be a drop in fit for this cabinet.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-09-01

I have seen several comments about "breaking in" a subwoofer? Why? I have a fair amount of experience with speakers, but not subwoofers. Now that I want a good sub with my big 4K screen and Yamaha amp, I would like some more information please.

Asked by: dale201
"Breaking in" a speaker or subwoofer simply means the suspension of the woofer will loosen up over time. This generally provides a cleaner low end. The break in time is different from speaker to speaker, but playing this with normal music or movies should break it in after a couple weeks.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-08-03

I recently bought a monoprice sub to add to my maudio AV40. I had all kind of noise coming from the speakers, got worse when I was moving the mouse or a video game was running (gpu activity) and returned it. Would I have the same issue with this?

Asked by: Anhikilator
Please contact our tech support for more help with this question, or 800-338-0531
Answered by: MattW
Date published: 2015-07-24

HI  Have a Sony  str-de598 stereo reciver that would use a monaural audio cable to connect to a subwoofer. Is this compatible? If not can you suggest another product that is?  Thank you

Asked by: Ma Dag
Yes this will work with a single RCA cable for input.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-07-07

Dayton Audio SUB-1200 12" 120 Watt Powered Subwoofer Could this sub be used in a small club for live music sound reinforcement? Could it handle a kick drum or bass guitar?

Asked by: Jayz
We do not recommend using this for a live sound application.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-07-07

The info states down firing but the picture shows front firing. What am i missing?

Asked by: retox
The woofer is front firing, the port is down firing.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-06-18
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