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Dayton Audio SUB-1500 15" 150 Watt Powered Subwoofer

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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!
  • 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
Regular Price$199.00
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Part # 300-634
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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 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: 0/180 degrees • Power switch: On/Auto/Off • Power requirements: 120VAC, 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
    (5 Reviews)
  • Weight60.0000 lbs.
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Dayton Audio SUB-1500 15" 150 Watt Powered Subwoofer is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 5.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Worth taking a second look!Using this sub in an exercise room. Was looking for a sub that could move lots of air. So far I would say that it is a good value, but does not get it done completely out-of-the-box. I am experimenting with some vibration control tweaks and am seeing some improvement.
Date published: 2014-04-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is one magnificent speaker for the money.Let me say at the outset that I didn't buy this for home theater use. I play an electronic pipe organ and wanted to be able to reproduce the sampled huge pipes that are operated from the pedals; my 12" sub just wasn't cutting it. This speaker handles everything I can throw at it. Out of interest I connected it to a sine wave generator to see how low it would go. Ignoring the specifications, sub-40 Hz response (to my ears) seems pretty flat down to about 23 Hz and although output falls off steadily below 18 Hz it's still very usable down to 12 Hz or so. Below 12 Hz it becomes rather quiet but by boosting the input you can get good results right down to the lowest effective frequency of 6.5 Hz You can almost count cone excursions at that frequency. It handles the output from 32-foot organ pipes with ease and there are no obvious resonant spots or distortions in the sub-25 Hz range. It does have some nasty resonant peaks above 50 Hz but I'm not feeding it anything above 40 so I don't hit those in real use. Let me state again that my implementation isn't standard, I'm using it only for very low frequencies already shaped and filtered before the unit ever sees them. How it performs for home audio I wouldn't know, but I'd guess that it is pretty respectable for the money.The speaker itself is huge, that's logical really when you consider it has to accommodate a 15" driver. For home theater, placement of a box this size could be an issue and marital harmony could suffer... The sound seems excellent, the controls logical and effective. Auto-on is a tad suspect, it's a bit lazy to respond so better to use the switch on the back. I can't comment on the fidelity as the output from an organ is very specific; all I can say is that the sound I'm hearing seems accurate and uncolored. I was prepared to stuff foam in the port and stick damping pads on the cone as I had with the previous 12" unit but I didn't need to: this speaker seems to be perfectly damped and not at all "boomy" or "boxy" at the frequencies I want - for a relatively cheap unit it shows that the design is right on target. It is a perfect companion to the rest of the voicing of my pipe organ.Would I recommend it? For this use, unreservedly. At the price it is probably a great purchase for home theater too, but I can't speak authoratively on that because that isn't what I tried. If you are using it purely for very low frequencies and you boost the input below 16 Hz you can get useful results right down to 6.5 Hz. For $200 that is truly amazing. I love it.
Date published: 2014-04-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Pleased with my purchaseI was looking to update my old subwoofer that could not quit keep up with my TriTrix speakers that I built 2 years ago. 200 bucks for a 15in sub seemed like a pretty good deal I did not have any reviews to go by so I took a chance. Most of the Dayton line seems to garish good reviews for those on a budget.The box was well packaged, it was double boxed and was a bit bigger than I anticipated ( I was really concerned my better half was going to not like it). I hooked it up to my sub output on my Yamaha RX-V2092 a little tweaking and was very pleased with my purchase. I am not sure how long the break in period is for the speaker used in this enclosure but it seems to be improving and the longer I have it the more happy I am with it. When playing music it can over run the TriTrix speakers if you set it to 3/4 sub volume I played with it using some Tech Master and Ricky Hart Planet Drum just to see what it could do, happy happy happy it was awesome. Up stairs in my master above the media room it definitely provided a tactile feel in my feet. At one point I kept turning up the gain almost to max and it did not distort perhaps it is because I was not running any main speakers off the sub amp. I tested it with various music rock, jazz, classical, hip hop, techno , blues ect it all sounded good and filled in what the TriTrix TL could not do at volume. It does not come with RCA's I do not consider that to be a negative just make sure you have them on hand when it arrives. The only thing I have really noticed is that when I switch from music to watching a movie I find it necessary to make a slight adjustment in the subs output there is so much low content in movies that it can be too much ( never thought i would say that about bass) For the money and if you are on a budget for 199 bucks I do not think you could DIY anything better unless you already had the spare parts laying around. I included a picture my old sub is sitting on the new on for reference the old subwoofer is a 10in.
Date published: 2014-02-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Entry Level BargainThe Dayton's price to value ratio seemed very high, so I wanted to kick the tires and judge the performance for myself. For the money, the SUB-1500 does not disappoint. The unobtrusive finish is crisp and clean, and the enclosure is sturdy enough to house the modest internal components. Like others have said, it is my opinion that the SUB-1500 shines best with Home Theater content. I'm certain some people will find its vented alignment perfectly suitable for music; others may prefer different alignments. It's a matter of personal taste. The SUB-1500 is capable of sweeping an incredible amount of air per dollar, so it's a great value for those looking for the most raw displacement that $200 can buy. I haven't used REW to measure yet, however initial tests by ear indicate that in my room, the SUB-1500 exhibits a fair peak in the 63-80 Hz range, but then renders a respectable descent to 31.5 Hz. However, output falls off dramatically below 30 Hz. Corner loading may help extend real world performance to match the advertised 23 Hz usable response. Don't let the 150 watt amplifier fool you; as long as you respect the gain knob, the subwoofer will play plenty loud without strain. In all, it's a great entry level subwoofer. A pair of SUB-1500's (some replacement dampening material and dowel cross braces), plus mini DSP could make for a very nice equalised subwoofer system for about $500.
Date published: 2014-02-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good subwoofer for the priceThis subwoofer puts out great volume for use in a larger room. Not the most musical, but that is typical in this price range. It's not one-noted by any means, but is just not quick enough to be great at music (depending on what type of music you listen to). Fantastic for home theater use. You aren't going to find another subwoofer in this price range that can put out this much sound. Don't expect much extension below about 28-30 hz. This is also typical in this price range, despite manufacturers claims to the contrary (that includes you BIC, Polk, and JBL). If you want true low end extension, you really need to go up to the $500 level or higher. My big complaint is the rather poor auto-on function. Will not come on without cranking the subwoofer output on the receiver and it shuts off way too easily and quickly. You are better off leaving it always on.
Date published: 2014-02-28

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Dayton Audio SUB-1500 15" 150 Watt Powered Subwoofer

Product Comparison: SUB-1500, and C1500K

Aside from alignment, both of these subwoofers share similar dimension, and quoted frequency response figures. Unknowns are enclosure tuning, integrated eq/boost, and driver T/S parameters, so it's difficult to determine which subwoofer would be better suited for HT, or Music. I'm personally familiar with the DCS-380 in sealed, boosted enclosures, but seek input from anyone with experience with both of these subs. The SUB-1500 could be an extreme value, sleeper IMHO. A pair of these could be great fun, whilst saving a truckload of cash. Anyone care to chime in?
Asked by: Surroundu
To compare the two subs, ultimately the best way is to listen, but here are a few points where these models differ: 1) The SUB-1500 is a vented design, while the C1500K is sealed. 2) The SUB-1500 has a 150W class-D amplifier (even though it's not a power monster, it controls the woofer well due to the amp's low output impedance and close coupling to the driver), while the C1500K has a 250W Class-AB amplifier (a bit more raw power, though that doesn't always translate into "louder" output). 3) The SUB-1500 costs over a hundred dollars less than the C1500K - it was designed to be the best value in a low-cost 15" subwoofer. The C1500K is priced to be a "next step" for those who want to move from low-priced equipment to the next level in component and cabinet quality, plus the satisfaction of building a kit.
Answered by: RoryB
Date published: 2013-10-28

Is this sub[Dayton Audio SUB-1500 15" 150 Watt Powered Subwoofer] available with 240volt 50hz. ? Can I buy without amplifier fitted,? I Will refit amp with Yung SD-300 -6 AMP or SD500-6 ,,,,,,,,,,,,,Thank you

Asked by: BB99
Unfortunately this is only available with a 120VAC input and we do not offer this without an amplifier.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-03-19

Can this subwoofer can be hook up to my plye amplifier/receiver on the sub output on the back of the receiver, also well whats the basic how you hook up, the powered subwoofer. Thank you

Asked by: malawilake
Yes this can be hooked up to any subwoofer preout. You will need a standard subwoofer cable which is RCA male to male, and simply plug this into the output on the receiver and into one of the line inputs on the subwoofer amplifier. Gain and frequency settings are up to you.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-03-19

Would this sub work well in a stereo setup for music? Just wondering since the description only mentions home theater use.

Asked by: Thinker
Yes this will work for a music or home theater application.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-03-19

I have a sub 120 and was thinking about getting a sub 1200 to go with it. I was even considering a pair as I have a very large open room 8500 cubic ft. I saw this and wanted to know if this would exceed a pair of 1200's and if it would work with my 120?

Asked by: dougme57
Two 1200's will have more cone surface area which can be very beneficial. Two subwoofers offer more room placement options which help smooth the response in the room. Either option will work with the 120 although it will depend mostly on placement and integration.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-03-20

silly question but, is this the kind of sub that has loud output but not much below 30Hz or the kind that can shake your house and has lots below 30Hz? ----- i've had them all :)

Asked by: speakerfreack
This subwoofer is tuned to about 24 Hz so reproducing the low stuff is not much of a problem. It should get to pretty loud levels as well with a fairly sensitive driver and 150 watts.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-03-19

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