Dayton Audio SUB-800 8" 80 Watt Powered Subwoofer

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The size and output of the Dayton Audio SUB-800 8" powered subwoofer make it a perfect fit for small to medium sized home theater systems.
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  • Downward-firing flared port design for clean, powerful bass
  • Selectable "Auto-on" mode
  • Heavy duty long-throw 8" woofer
  • Perfect for small home theaters or listening rooms
  • Unobtrusive textured black vinyl finish
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Weight: 25.75 lbs.  
List Price$129.99
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Dayton Audio SUB-800 8" 80 Watt Powered Subwoofer

The Dayton Audio SUB-800 8" 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 8" woofer and up to 80 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: 80 watts RMS • Frequency response: 40-140 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: 12-3/4" H x 12-3/16" W x 14-3/8" D.

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Product Specifications
  • Woofer Diameter8"
Dayton Audio SUB-800 8" 80 Watt Powered Subwoofer
  • BrandDayton Audio
  • ModelSUB-800
  • Part Number300-627
  • UPC844632094095
  • Product CategoryPowered Subwoofers
  • Unit of MeasureEA
  • Product Rating
    (82 Reviews)
  • Weight25.75 lbs.
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    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-800 8" 80 Watt Powered Subwoofer is rated 4.8293 out of 5 by 82.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great purchase! Not quite perfectTo start with I bought this at 1:30 on Wednesday and it was delivered by noon on Thursday with the cheapest shipping option. The sound and build quality are top notch. I'm using it in my bedroom which is around 20x30 and this sub meets my needs just fine. The only drawbacks of this thing is in the questions section there are anwers saying that when used with a stereo amp and speakers it will act as a crossover filtering out low frequencies from the speakers. However in the manual it says in bold "high level outputs are paralleled to the high level inputs with no high pass filter." I'm using this sub with a vintage 31 wpc amp I took out of JVC boombox paired with some sweet sounding Celestion 1s used almoexclusively for movies and tv. So protecting that small 4 inch paper woofer from explosions gunfire etc. was one of the major selling points for me. Another thing some might have problems with is openings for speaker wire are small and just barely accepted 16 awg (not a real problem but f.y.i.) With that being said this system sounds great and I do not have any regrets about this purchase. If it only protected my little bookshelf speakers it get 5 stars no question.
Date published: 2014-11-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Big sound for little money!I bought this sub for a small den, about 10*12, with a lot of big furniture. I only had a small space where a sub could reasonably fit, and the dimensions for this sub were perfect. My only concern pre-purchase was the relatively low 80 watt output. After hooking it up and setting it up to how the manual says to configure the sub, I was a little disappointed. The manual says that if you use the LFE input, to set your crossover to its max position for the best sound. Well, at 140hz, I thought that the sound was way too "boomy", or "hollow", too much vocals. I ended up backing the frequency down to a little below 100hz for a much deeper and round sound. However, at this frequency, the power output was very low.Thankfully, my Panasonic VSX-515 receiver has an option where you can increase the output of your sub-out, without affecting the output of any other speakers. I increased my sub-output to +4db, and maxed out the gain on the back of the sub, and wow, this little sub now rocks down the house, with a sound indicative of a +200w amp! Now, I have to turn down the output at the back of the sub when I play the receiver at high volumes or else random items around the house will rattle and shake!
Date published: 2014-11-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hurts my headThis thing shakes the walls of my dorm room. Sounds awesome paired with b652's and the Lepai 2020.
Date published: 2014-10-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great for small systemsI received this unit and it did rattle a bit,but that was easily fixed. Sound is deep and true. Room filling! PE is great to deal with and true to their honest standing.
Date published: 2014-09-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent ValueI never review anything but this sub is worth it's weight in gold. For the price, you cannot go wrong. I'm using it on a small 3.1 system for the living room TV and it sounds fantastic. Very pleased with the product and parts-express shipping was fast.
Date published: 2014-07-30
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Okay if you only have room for a small sub.Don't expect to drive this very hard, you can easily cause this sub to distort. I have the 12" and although I did not expect it to perform as well, I am disapointed.
Date published: 2014-06-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from perfect additionBought to boost the bass for my Jamo 2.5 in. satellite speakers. Great sound!
Date published: 2014-06-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great in combination with the audiosource amp 100This amplified sub is used in combination with an audiosource amp 100, a xantec bdx tt bluetooth receiver, and definitive technology 350 speakers. The audiosource amp has a pass through output which is perfect for an amplified subwoofer. In this set up the subwoofer is set for an 80 hz crossover and volume knob at 12 o'clock. This combination provides a very smooth frequency response from 40 to 15k hz. that is very musical as judged by youtube high definition video content ( such as pink floyd's official content "Marooned" ). The dayton 10" will provide musical tones down to 35 hz in this system. The bluetooth receiver no doubt limits the extreme frequencies but it is a matter of convenience over absolute performance.
Date published: 2014-06-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sounds good to me.When they say it's a house-shaker, they aren't kidding! I bought it the day before the Indy 500 and hooked it into my Vizio TV Sound Bar and watched the race. When the cars went roaring by, it was like being down there on the track. I can't wait for the NFL Season to begin! It was the least expensive all-in-one solution I could find, even less than Wal-Mart, easy to install and it got the desired results. Fortunately, PE is not far from where I live, so it's easy to go down there. The local sales people are very helpful.
Date published: 2014-05-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for the small homepurchased the Sherwood RX-4503 Stereo Receiver because it was in my price range, WHAT A SURPRISE! I paired it with Dayton Audio B652 6-1/2" 2-Way Bookshelf Speaker Pair, and Dayton Audio SUB-800 8" 80 Watt Powered Subwoofer. The line out for the sub made set up easy. The sound is well balanced. When playing music the sound is full and rich, and when playing sound from my television or blue ray player action movies it is more than enough to shake the house. The instructions are easy and the preset options for style of sound are perfect. Thank you for a great product!
Date published: 2014-05-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing speaker - great valueWonderful sounding subwoofer. Highly recommended!!!
Date published: 2014-05-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sound greatI bought these to combine with two small near field studio monitors that lacked bottom end. They sound great when combined with these. The adjustable crossover is particularly useful.
Date published: 2014-03-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great little sub.I bought this because it has the auto shutoff and both cutout and volume controls that I couldn't find on any other sub near this price range. I am very pleased with it, using it in my bedroom system along with 4- 51/4 polk audio speakers and an infinity center speaker and this system rocks, fantastic for movies! great product.
Date published: 2014-03-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for the money...I'll just parrot what everyone else says - this is the best bang for your buck. You can buy a better sounding 8" sub but you're going to spend more money for it. I'm using this sub along with a pair of dayton b652 and lepai 2020+ as my pc speakers. It's incredibly awesome.
Date published: 2014-03-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from added sub after installing dayton ceiling speakersthis sub sounds great adds good low end and has enough volume for a regular living room for the price this cant be beat
Date published: 2014-03-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from SUB-800 reviewBought this to supplement a sound bar, that I purchased else where, without a subwoofer. This worked better than those sound bars with subwoofers. Great value in a small package. Even has auto sensing power switch to turn unit off when there is no subwoofer signal. Signal input options allow it to be used with almost any setup.Would recommend this to anyone that needs a good subwoofer for a small setting.
Date published: 2014-03-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good SpeakerThis replaced a Mission woofer that died. A little disappointed. The sound is muddy when you increase the gain to the point where I would like it especially at lower volumes - better with it cranked. Otherwise good value and easy to hook up. Excellent single page instructions.
Date published: 2014-03-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sound, low priceI've had this for a week now and I love what it can do for my little set up. I'm using a Lepai amp, Technics TT, and a pair of Claricon speakers that someone was tossing out. This sub brings some very nice lows to the party. For under a $100 I dont think you could find anything even remotely in the same league.
Date published: 2014-02-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great low end!I'm running this little gem with an Onkyo TX-8050 and a pair of Klipsch bookshelf speakers. I couldn't be more pleased. This thing is very clear, very precise and packs a real punch! Listening to Deftones has never been more enjoyable.
Date published: 2014-02-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Worth it at the priceI'm using this sub to supplement the low end of a pair of Dayton B652 speakers. It's really just ok for the price, adding a bit of thump to the bottom and managing not to sound grossly bloated in the process. In other words, it sounds better for games and home theater than music. It adds boom, but doesn't manage the pitch definition needed to be fully enjoyable with music.If you listen to this sub with the main speakers off, you'll hear how high up into the midrange it is "singing along" with the music - even with the crossover set to the lowest position. You'll also here that it just kind of "mumbles" the bass line - it's not capable of well-defined, controlled, musical bass reproduction. It's not totally horrible, but it's not all that good either.Build quality is what you might expect, with a laughable grille held in place with velcro, and some of the worst quality spring clip connectors imaginable.If you just need a bit of bottom end boost for games or movies and don't need to use the high level inputs, this an adequate choice. At the price, I still think it's recommendable for certain applications, but not for the .1 in a 2.1 channel quality stereo listening set up.
Date published: 2014-02-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Hard to beat for the priceThis sub is installed in a small amateur radio station to augment local monitoring. It does have considerable resonance in the upper bass range, but nothing that is too annoying if EQ'd carefully. You can hear the cabinet resonate if you knock on it, so I expect the cabinet is adding to this. Probably some deadening added to the inside of the cabinet would squash the majority of this. And at this price point, it is worth the effort to do it. A REALLY good value.
Date published: 2014-02-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from small sub, good soundi put this in the basement with the kid's tv set up and it's large enough to give them the low end for explosions and such but not so large that it shakes the ceiling or bothers mom and dad upstairs. perfect sub for smaller spaces.
Date published: 2014-01-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great price and perfect for desktop audio systemI purchased the Sub 800 to use with my Orb Mod 1 speakers for my computer desktop system. The subwoofer adds the missing bass and fits under my desk. For the price, you will not find a better sub. I had a $300 subwoofer and the Sub 800 is just as good.
Date published: 2014-01-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great deal for the priceIt's a bit boomy at certain frequencies, but all in all, a good buy.
Date published: 2014-01-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great value for the $$$$I needed a small subwoofer. I own the 10" version and am very happy with it so I picked the 8" version. It works and sounds great.
Date published: 2014-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome SubsBought these subs with the recommendation from a friend, was a little skeptical at first but once I received them and hooked them up I was impressed. I would recommend the 8" subs to anyone, even for a large room.
Date published: 2014-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Sub!I got this subwoofer after reading a few online forums. I am very impressed with the sound it makes. I think at this price point there is nothing better out there. There are more expensive subs that do not sound as good as this one.
Date published: 2014-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great bdrm subVery happy addition at a great price for the performance
Date published: 2014-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Goes pretty deep!In my small room it handles low C on a 16' organ stop at 32Hz loud enough to rattle the door. The crossover is very effective at dialing in just the right frequency. My only negative is that it doesn't have much gain at the RCA inputs; it has to be turned up all the way to be just loud enough with some music.
Date published: 2014-01-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not Bad At All For An 8" SubDon't expect this sub to compete with the bigger subs, but it gets the job done. I like it, I am proud of it for it's size. I highly recommend this for small rooms.
Date published: 2013-11-02

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Dayton Audio SUB-800 8" 80 Watt Powered Subwoofer

How do I know if the phase switch should be on 0 or 180 ?

Asked by: 2cycleman
This will be selected based on listening tests and subwoofer positioning in the room. In most cases the switch will need to be on 0, but you can try it in both positions to see which blends better with the rest of the system.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-10-20

Is this 80w into 8ohm or 4ohm.

Asked by: Fred Daron
The power output is 80 watts RMS into the 4 ohm woofer, but this makes no difference to the rest of the system.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-08-25

I want to plug this into my computer does it require a receiver or can I just connect it through my sound card?

Asked by: Dave829
This can be plugged directly into the sound card although it will only product bass and will not power any other speakers. The best way to do this is to use a small stereo amplifier plugged into the speaker level inputs and outputs.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-07-15

Is it possible to run outputs from DTA-2 Amplifier module to high-level inputs on this sub in parallel with output from amp going directly to speakers (not using high-level output of sub). Will this drain more power from the amp?

Asked by: finndersen
Yes this will work fine, it would be no different than using the speaker level inputs and outputs together. There will not be more of a load on the amplifier.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-07-17

I would like to run a stereo pair of the sub-800's.  They will be connected to my pre amplifier.  Will this sub accommodate this configuration?  The preamplifer does not have a sub output.

Asked by: Don13
Yes this will work fine, you will simply have to run the left preamp out into the left sub and right output into the right sub.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-06-23

This appears to be front-firing from the pictures but the description says down-firing. Can anyone confirm? Thanks..

Asked by: howard13123
These subwoofers are front firing with down firing ports.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-05-01

Can this thing go loud like a movie theater without distorting in a small place?

Asked by: Isaiah
This is a very difficult question to answer. The THX reference level is 105 dB which is a substantial amount of output. This will certainly fill a small room easily, but we have no way of telling you whether it will be loud enough for you specifically.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-03-31

what would have more output 2 of these or one SUB-1200?

Asked by: speakerfreak1
One 12" woofer has more cone surface area and displacement that two 8" woofers and will play lower in frequency. However, two subwoofers will give you more room placement options which can equal smoother in room response. A closer comparison would be a pair of the 10's which would have slightly more output and similar low end to a single 12" but still give you the placement flexibility.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-03-27

What cheap step-down transformer can be used with this? I live in Singapore (220v, 50hz).

Asked by: adept1
I would recommend our part number 120-800 for this application.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-03-24

This question may be stupid but I assume that I 'd want to set the crossover on the sub to match the crossover setting on my receiver. (I can adjust crossover on the receiver.) Any advice on what crossover setting works well with this sub?

Asked by: Dave45
This is entirely application specific. You will want to use a crossover frequency that blends well with the main speakers in your system. if the receiver crossover setting is for the subwoofer output, simply set the crossover on the subwoofer amplifier as high as it will go.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-02-17

Hey I'm interested in purchasing in purchasing the 80W Dayton sub woofer. My question is how I would go about wiring these up to my Yamaha HS50Ms to my PC?  Thanks for your time.

Asked by: NateP
The only way you can wire this sub with powered monitors like that is to split the output from the PC and send one to the speakers and one to the subwoofer. The only problem with this is that you will have to use the PC volume to control both at the same time.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-02-12

How do i hook up the dayton 8in powered sub to my Sony home theater ssystem bdv-t10. It has sub hookup but it is not a r a plug it is just 2 wires positive and negative. 

Asked by: dwf1
Since your receiver has a powered subwoofer output you will have to plug this into one of the left or right speaker level inputs on the subwoofer.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-01-02

Hi, I am interested in the 8' sub but here is my ? I have a Vizio sound-bar with a single RCA out for a powered sub. I see the sub has left and right RCA in. Would I simply use a Single to Dual RCA cable for this setup ?

Asked by: derwoodbones
The single RCA output you have is a summed mono output anyway so you only need to plug into one of the two inputs on the subwoofer.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2013-11-22

Anyone change the speaker connectors to speakers

Three of the spring connector clips came off and now I can't connect to high output connections. How can I fix them?
Asked by: Fred Daron
This is an easy fix problem. O would convert to banana jacks, but you can replace the spring type as well. Review my products recommended.
Answered by: Nitnub
Date published: 2013-10-21

Will this sub work with my digital TV?

I use a HD cable to connect from my cable box to my TV. The box has a Toslink cable but no such cable on my TV. Will I have to disconnect my HD in order to make this sub, Dayton Audio 652 speakers, and Lepai amp work when I watch cable TV? Is there a solution to make these units work with digital systems?
Asked by: Harry the Greek
Ok, so I will assume the "HD" cable you are using is an all-in-one HDMI cable. I say this because the 5 RCA cable connection is also considered "HD", however is not as common on newer TV's or cable boxes and will not use an HDTV's full potential. Using the HDMI cable means that all audio is passed on to the TV speakers unless a Fiber Optic (Toslink as you call it) cable is being used in the cable box. So, since you are not using Fiber Optic (Toslink) all you have to do is find your TV's audio out female RCA's and then change some setting on your TV referring to outputting audio to speakers (This will allow volume control from TV remote with some TV's), then connect an RCA cable to those two Audio Out RCA's on your TV, connect the other end of that RCA cable to your Lepai Amplifier. Assuming you have the speakers wired to your amp, you should now get your TV's audio coming from your B652 speakers. In order to use the sub with this setup, if your Lepai amp has a sub-out female RCA just connect an RCA from the sub-out to the "Input" on the sub. If your Lepai Amp does not have a sub-out option, you must run speaker wire for L/R to the sub first, and then out to your speakers. This will not take power from the speakers, but instead the sub will filter out the low signals and play them, while allowing the speakers to handle everything else. You could make this whole thing digital by buying a receiver with Fiber Optic (Toslink) in and setup the sub/speakers with that, or get a DAC (digital analog converter) and connect the amp to the cable box via those connections. However, in my personal opinion, unless you are a very critical listener, digital audio really isn't worth the extra cash it costs as of now. I would personally stick with the Audio out on TV-To amp-To sub-To speakers. I have 18 pairs of speakers and plenty of options with digital/analog receivers, but I still usually stick with analog because of its reliability and simplicity. I hope this helps, the SUB-800 should really bring another dimension into your TV watching experience!
Answered by: tswmcello
Date published: 2013-10-11

How much power does the speaker output to satellite speakers?

watts and ohms would be great!
Asked by: DomTheNinja
The speaker outputs are not powered, these are simply a pass through from the receiver plugged into the inputs.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2013-07-02

Does the woofer use a foam or rubber surround?

Asked by: SeanG
The surround is foam.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2013-06-27

After 3 years, the Auto-On feature does not work. Instead Always On. Repair suggestions?

Is powered through a switched surge-protector/power strip. But has a loud POP every time power is supplied. And somewhat uncomfortable leaving it On all the time. The green light will always stay on now.
Asked by: BobE
Repair will most likely require signal tracing from the input to the power supply. If you have equipment and experience you could consider self repairs, if not, send it to PE.
Answered by: Nitnub
Date published: 2013-05-18

is there a way with this to have a full range input and only get a high end output, like a built in crossover

I thought that I could have a full range input where it says "from amp" and have only highs out of the "to speakers" but I'm not sure
Asked by: pian0man1
Yes, simply run your speaker outputs of your amp to the speaker inputs for each channel and a set of speaker wires from the subs high outputs to your speakers adjust your sound settings and you are done. The built in crossover will take the lows and send highs and ample power out.
Answered by: Nitnub
Date published: 2014-05-09

What woofer?

What woofer does this unit use?
Asked by: pedro
It is a proprietary driver designed for this application. The raw driver is not for sale separately. I don't know the model number, but that is pretty much moot since you can't buy them separately.
Answered by: Travis Rysdam
Date published: 2013-03-15

Connection with B652 and Lepai?

I've got a pair of Dayton Audio B652's powered by a cheap Lepai amp...I am thinking of adding this subwoofer to the mix. How would I go about connecting all of these things together? Also will this Lepai amp be sufficient enough model: Lepai 2020A+
Asked by: William Jameson
You could certainly inclue a subwoofer as long as it has high level ins and outs, which the Dayton does offer. You will have to run the speaker outputs from the Lepai into the "From Amplifier" terminals on the subwoofer, then plug the B652 speakers into the "To Speakers" output. Adjust level and crossover until it sounds good.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-10-17

Soft on circuit?

Hi - does this sub have a soft turn on circuit? My current one doesn't and it scares the dog - he's whimpering and shaking for hours after the initial turn on thump. Thanks!
Asked by: djbills1979
These do have a soft turn on feature.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2013-02-20

Should I use the Lepai LP-2020A+ amp or the 2.1 2x40W?

I’m planning on using the sub-800 with a pair of Dayton B652 bookshelf speakers powered by the Lepai LP-2020A+ amp, for computer/MP3 audio. Would it make more sense to use the less highly rated Lepai 2.1 2x40W amp so I could use the high-pass out to the satellites and the LEF out for the 800? Or would the difference not be audible?Thanks!
Asked by: pedro
Here is what you should know about watts. 10, remember that number. It takes 10 times more power to increase db by 10. Every 10 db is perceived to be (2) twice as loud to the human ear. So if you had 40 watts it would take 400 watts to be twice as loud. Then there is the distortion, 10% distortion is a lot of distortion. For example, 40 watts of music with 10% distortion is 4 watts of distortion. Four watts is quite loud, about half of the volume right? Since it takes 10 times the power to be twice as loud = 4 watts/40 watts. So when they claim 10% distortion (on the oscilloscope) what that equates to is 50% by volume. Sounds bad now! So less watts with cleaner sound will not fatigue your ears as bad. On the other hand, distortion sounds much louder, not better. Hope this helps.
Answered by: Local Critic
Date published: 2014-02-28

What cables are included with this sub?

Asked by: Terry989
You get a power cord only. You must provide your own cables.
Answered by: JimOfOakCreek
Date published: 2013-01-17

Does the 12-3/4" Height specification include the feet stands? If not what's the height of the stands?

Asked by: Terry989
Yes, the sub is 12 3/4" with the feet attatched. This allows my sub to fit underneath a lamp table.
Answered by: JimOfOakCreek
Date published: 2013-01-08

What is the dimension of the shipped package?

What is the dimension of the shipped package?
Asked by: lwj5
Contact customer service by phone during normal business hours.
Answered by: MarkAJH
Date published: 2012-12-17

Will this work with a soundbar?

I have a Vizio soundbar with an audio-out jack. Can I simply run a cable from out of the soundbar into the line-in RCA jacks on the sub?
Asked by: RickH57
Check the manual and see if the audio-out jack is variable or fixed. If it is variable - that means that it will raise and lower the volume of the sub as you raise and lower the volume of your TV/soundbar. If it fixed - you would have to constantly be adjusting the subwoofer volume separately.
Answered by: MarkAJH
Date published: 2012-12-14

With no high-pass filter, how would I add this sub to a receiver without sub pre-amp and to bookshelf speakers without damaging them.

Asked by: DanielPC
The best way to do this would be to run speaker wire from your left and right speaker outputs on your receiver to the Hi-Level inputs on the subwoofer (instead of to the speakers themselves). Then run speaker wire from the Hi-Level outputs on the subwoofer to the bookshelf speakers. This will provide a stereo input signal to the subwoofer and the subwoofer's crossover will send low frequencies to the subwoofer driver, and high frequencies to the bookshelf speakers. You can adjust the crossover point on the subwoofer to determine what the cutoff frequency is. This will protect your bookshelf speakers from low frequencies that will cause distortion and the like and prevent high frequencies from reaching the subwoofer driver which would generally sound bad.
Answered by: Travis Rysdam
Date published: 2014-12-08

Could one drive an 80 watt sub with a 100 watt receiver without damaging the sub?

Asked by: Futureman
Yes, if your receiver has a "sub-Out" no problem at all. If it does not and you use speaker out that will work as well since the Sub Woofer is only taping the speaker wire as a source and not as a load. So the 100 watt receiver's load will still be the speakers. Adjust the subs volume as required.
Answered by: Local Critic
Date published: 2012-11-30

Connection question

Have a tv with audio out hooked up to sound bar. Can I hook this up using RCA y splitter from tv to sound bar/subwoofer?
Asked by: Shedly
Yes, the input sensativity of this sub is sufficient to allow the TV audio out to be paralleled with your sound bar and operate properly.After installation I would adjust TV volume to around 20% and the sound bar to also around 20% and the sub to about 40%. Then adjust the sub / high ( sound bar) balance at each speaker and the low volume TV setting. After you have the lower volume balanc, gradually increase the TV volume to your desired listening level. Be careful not to overdrive the inputs. If you find you are at 75% or greater on the TV then reduce TV to 50% and increase the sub and sound bar rebalancing each. The goal is for each item to work within an average range allowing some power in reserve for loud passages to be clean and clear.
Answered by: Nitnub
Date published: 2012-11-24


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Customer projects that include: Dayton Audio SUB-800 8" 80 Watt Powered Subwoofer

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