Dayton Audio SUB-1500 15" 150 Watt Powered Subwoofer

Brand:| Model: SUB-1500
For those that like to turn it up! The Dayton Audio SUB-1500 15" powered subwoofer delivers massive, room-shaking home theater bass in any room, even large home theaters. The 15" driver and 150W achieve stunning low-end impact and excellent control. The best value in bass!
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  • Enormous 15" heavy-duty, long-throw woofer
  • 150W amplifier with selectable auto-on feature for satisfying power
  • Downward-firing flared port design for clean, powerful bass
  • Perfect for large home theater rooms
  • Unobtrusive texture black vinyl finish cabinet with removable grill
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Weight: 60.0000 lbs.  
List Price$299.99
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Dayton Audio SUB-1500 15" 150 Watt Powered Subwoofer

Big bass in big rooms mean you need to move lots of air, and there’s no substitute for square inches! Dayton Audio’s SUB-1500 powered subwoofer features an enormous, heavy-duty 15" woofer, for huge air movement and massive low end performance, plus an amplifier that combines 150 watts of house-shaking power with excellent control. The bottom-firing flared port bass reflex design reduces port noise at high output, for cleaner bass that blends more effortlessly with your system and room.

The amplifier additionally features low and high level inputs, plus high-level passthrough outputs, a phase reversal switch, separately adjustable subwoofer level control, an auto on-off switch (activated by an input signal), and an infinitely variable 12 dB electronic low-pass filter. The low profile enclosure with rounded corners, modern styling, and unobtrusive black vinyl finish will complement the décor of any home theater room.

Specifications: • Power output: 150 Watts RMS • Frequency response: 23-140 HzBox 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: 0/180 degrees • Power switch: On/Auto/Off • Power requirements: 120 VAC, 60 Hz • Dimensions: 19-3/4" H x 19-1/4" W x 19-3/4" D.

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Product Specifications
  • Woofer Diameter15"
Dayton Audio SUB-1500 15" 150 Watt Powered Subwoofer
  • BrandDayton Audio
  • ModelSUB-1500
  • Part Number300-634
  • UPC848791001079
  • Product CategoryPowered Subwoofers
  • Unit of MeasureEA
  • Product Rating
    (19 Reviews)
  • Weight60.0000 lbs.
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Dayton Audio SUB-1500 15" 150 Watt Powered Subwoofer
Dayton Audio SUB-1500 15" 150 Watt Powered Subwoofer is rated 4.7368 out of 5 by 19.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Reverting to "boxes".For the last few decades, I'd been using built-in sub-woofers (a pair of 15" Stephens 150Ws tuned to using the "attic" as the enclosure), and built-in woof, mid, and tweet drivers. However, remod work will result in the removal of these and the retirement of the 150Ws at least. Clearly I needed an alternate sub-woofer. The Dayton SUB-1500 seemed appropriate, given that the volume of the room is only about 2400 cubic feet...and I don't demand ototoxic SPLs.The Black Box arrived as promised, looked as promised, and has been placed at the junction of two walls and the floor to utilize as much of the output as possible. In combination with the RF links purchased with the speaker, the addition to the system has been activated and performs admirably, though it will require some fiddling to get the balance right.In summary, an altogether satisfactory purchase.
Date published: 2014-11-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dayton SUB-1500 powered subwooferGreat product for the price. One minor issue is the "auto" power on and off feature. The turn-on threshold is a bit too high and the turn-off time threshold is a bit to short.
Date published: 2014-11-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Dayton Sub-1500 for Electric DrumApplication: Using as Drum Monitor with Behringer EUROLIVE F1220AEnvironment: Small Church & out door gigPurchased two weeks ago! Use it to compliment drum sound with the Eurolive.... This sub provide very nice deep bass sound. The 150W RMS is not as loud as I would like it. Although, this SUB provided deep bass sound that I am looking for from the electric bass drum and tom. The e-drum I am using is Yamaha DTXtreme IIs. The 150W RMS is not enough power for me. I would have rate it 5 stars. I may purchase 350w amplifier plate and replace it.
Date published: 2014-11-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome product!Wow, this thing keeps geeting better. Now that I've had it in use for about a year, it is truly performing! My room is approximately 15' x 20' and this thing paired with a full set of BIC Acoustech speakers in a 7.1 setting, wow, just cant be beat anywhere near this pricerange. I won't hesitate to buy more!
Date published: 2014-11-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great sub for college partiesthrew a party last week and the volume was halfway. the cops came.
Date published: 2014-09-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bought one...gonna buy another.I am an audioholic. I wan't a specific sound and have gone to great lengths to achieve it. I currently run a Yamaha rx-v1050 vintage receiver * vintage * flagship avr. 1 pair of Cerwin Vega vs-120's and on occasion my Dcm Kx10 series 1's. so yes i like my music fairly loud and very clear. I bought my sub 1500 based on reviews of it's low end near 20hz. My vega's do 28 hz so i wanted to add to my low end and gain subsonic frequency's so i bought it.....out of box and hooked up this black beauty performs well...no lack of subsonics with this woofer.....however....it's amp leaves something to be desired.....it's decent don't get me wrong but it doesn't make this driver perform like i'd expect.....i digress i'm still pre break in but i doubt this amp .could even try and warm up this driver. so....for the money and for what it does i rcommend this woofer to everyone thats on a budget looking for the lower reaches of bass.....for someone who likes it loud.......out of the box it wont really impress. this is not a bassheads dream but it is clean linear and low. i'm gonna buy another one for another 3 decibels of output in a stereo setup and hope she breaks in soon....the only gripe i have is the duo color le.d. on the back * red * * Green *....the green side works sporadically at best....
Date published: 2014-09-18

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Dayton Audio SUB-1500 15" 150 Watt Powered Subwoofer

When setting the gain knob, is there a point I shouldn't go past in order to avoid audible/perceptible distortion/compression, i.e.. 66% to max gain? 

Asked by: Philimon
It will depend on the input signal level. Most amplifiers will start to clip around 1 o'clock or so, but this is not a standard thing. In most cases the gain will only need to be around 10-11 o'clock for good output levels.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-12-11

At "normal" volumes for movies in a large room, should I get a pair of sub-1200s or a pair of sub-1500s? They both seem to play about equally low based on specs, so why would I need to get the more expensive 1500? Which has the flatter frequency response?

Asked by: Philimon
Both of these subs will have virtually identical response curves. The 15" will have more output capability than the 12" which is the biggest difference between the two. If you have a relatively average size living room, two 12's should work just fine.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-12-06

Since this has a downfiring port, how far does the port have to be from the ground? I have thin commercial carpet in my living room.

Asked by: Liquidsnake132
The thickness of your carpet should have a negligible effect on the port tuning, as long as the port opening itself is not being restricted (closed off) by the carpet. The feet of the subwoofer should provide sufficient height above the floor on any floor covering for the port to breathe.
Answered by: DaytonAudio_Rory
Date published: 2014-12-04

Is there a very noticeable difference in performance between this sub and the 12-inch model to justify speding an extra $70 on this model?

Asked by: Keiffer
The SUB-1500 has almost twice the driver radiating area and more amplifier power. Its output level is roughly in-between one SUB-1200 and two SUB-1200 subwoofers. Additionally, the 15" driver plays to a little bit lower frequency than the SUB-1200's 12" driver, so you will hear bass with excellent authority from the SUB-1500. If you want more bass than the SUB-1200 provides, but you don't want to buy two SUB-1200 subs, then I recommend the SUB-1500.
Answered by: DaytonAudio_Rory
Date published: 2014-12-08

Will this fill a room thats 12x15x8 room with good bass?

Asked by: Liquidsnake132
Yes this should work well for a room that size. Experiment with different placements to get the best output and flattest response.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-12-04

I just bought one of the powered 15" subs from you. Can I run wires out of that to another powered 12" sub? The new one is hooked up to a digital theater organ.

Asked by: BrianLark
Unfortunately this subwoofer does not have line level outputs, only inputs. You will have to split the signal at the receiver in order to feed both.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-08-28

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