302-844_ALT_5.jpg
302-844_ALT_5.jpg
 
302-844_ALT_0
 
302-844_ALT_1
 
302-844_ALT_2
 
302-844_ALT_3
 
302-844_ALT_4
 
302-844_ALT_5
 

Dayton Audio SWC3-BK 3.0 cu. ft. Subwoofer Cabinet Gloss Black

Brand:| Model: SWC3-BK
Overview
All SWC cabinets use the Dayton Audio B-REX removable/replaceable baffle exchange system. The 1" thick MDF blank baffles are custom-cut by the user to fit a given driver and amplifier, and are then fastened securely (permanently or not) into the enclosure.
Highlights
  • Net volume: 3.0 cu. ft.
  • External dimensions: 19-1/8" x 19-1/8" x 18"
Part # 
302-844
Weight: 50 lbs.  
IN STOCK
List Price$303.99
You Save23%
Shipping Upcharge$14.95
Your Price
$233.77
Part # 302-844
Qty:  EA
Available Payment Methods

Product Details

Dayton Audio SWC3-BK 3.0 cu. ft. Subwoofer Cabinet Gloss Black

All SWC cabinets use the Dayton Audio B-REX removable/replaceable baffle exchange system. The 1" thick MDF blank baffles are custom-cut by the user to fit a given driver and amplifier, and are then fastened securely (permanently or not) into the enclosure. These stout, CNC-cut boxes are constructed from 3/4" MDF side panels backed up by a 1" x 3" cross brace, resulting in a rigid, well-damped subwoofer cabinet. Finishes match the popular Dayton Audio speaker cabinets—polished gloss black lacquer, and lush natural cherry or maple hardwood. A new high-value textured black vinyl covering is available for projects that demand a more understated appearance while enjoying the benefit of greatly reduced cost. Note: These cabinets do not have cutouts for amplifiers or woofers—you will need to cut your own holes per your design. Each enclosure includes two black satin finish baffles (one each, front and back) with mounting hardware, a magnetically attached grill, and four rubber feet fastened by 6 mm barbed inserts. The barbed inserts are compatible with Dayton Audio cone spikes, available separately.



Dayton Audio SWC3-BK 3.0 cu. ft. Subwoofer Cabinet Gloss Black
  • BrandDayton Audio
  • ModelSWC3-BK
  • Part Number302-844
  • UPC844632081026
  • Product CategorySubwoofer Speaker Cabinets
  • Unit of MeasureEA
  • Product Rating
    (2 Reviews)
  • Weight50 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.

View similar products to the Dayton Audio SWC3-BK 3.0 cu. ft. Subwoofer Cabinet Gloss Black
in the Subwoofer Speaker Cabinets product category.

Reviews

Dayton Audio SWC3-BK 3.0 cu. ft. Subwoofer Cabinet Gloss Black
Dayton Audio SWC3-BK 3.0 cu. ft. Subwoofer Cabinet Gloss Black is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 2.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent value but could be greatly improvedI watched these boxes for quite some time before finally buying a pair on sale... there is not much out there for affordable finished sub cabs which means these have very little competition unless you compare much more costly products or go to a custom builder (also more expensive).So while they area great value compared to what is available, they are not without flaws that could be fairly easily corrected. Overall I am happy with them but I would expect an eventual design update could yield a greatly improved product.3.0cuft boxes are pretty big and the factory packaging will not protect it from a corner drop during shipping. So if you order these you should try to review the package before accepting delivery.Gloss black finish quality is very nice. Uniform, glossy, and hard, but it is enamel, so it is not thick and will not take heavy abuse. Overall the finish is nicer than I expected.The grille is secured via magnets to the front baffle fasteners, which is nice. It is a standard MDF grille with off black cloth, well built and nice enough. I do wish the cloth was a more pure/dark black, but this seems to be a common problem with black grille cloths. However the grille itself is only about 5/8" thick, meaning if you top-mount your subwoofer, there is not a lot of clearance for the woofer frame or surround/cone motion. I see this as a big design flaw since a 3.0cuft box is most likely to use a 15" sub. Net result is you need to use a recessed cut in the woofer baffle, or plan on not using or building a new grille. A ~1" clearance molded nylon frame grille would be much better.The front baffle is secured with only four (outside corner) small fasteners, the corner blocks are visible in the product pictures. This is not really enough support for a 15" driver so you should plan on bracing and gluing the front baffle in place. The rear baffle has a full mating lip with fasteners all around, which is satisfactory. So the design intent may well be that you brace/seal up the front baffle, and then simply bolt up the rear. But it would still be better if the front baffle mounted/mated the same as the rear with a full lip and fasteners all around.With the front baffle being only 1" thick and the grille clearing only ~5/8"... this means if you use a recessed cut you will be left with only a very thin MDF mounting surface for your driver, so in this case you also need to make some sort of doubler/backing plate so the woofer is mounted solid. I made a 3/4" recessed cut (what my sub required to clear the grille) and then fabricated 1" MDF doughnuts to act as backing plates/reinforcement. The doughnut is secured (screwed/glued) to the back of the front baffle to restore a thick and rigid mounting lip for the sub. This entire extra step could be resolved if the front baffle was 1.5" or so thick. The baffle is fine for top mounting as-is. But then your woofer won't clear the grille.Internal construction is solid and sealed well enough. But it is a pretty big box with only 3/4" walls so it is a good idea to plan on adding at least one more brace and some fill/lining material.Rubber feet are included that work with the pre-installed bottom barbs.Remember to order spikes if you need them.Remember to order binding posts/plate if you need them. Nothing is included or installed.Overall, I am pleased with the product especially considering the price and alternatives. But some of the above concerns could be easily corrected in an improved design.
Date published: 2013-05-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent finish, good constructionThe gloss black is very well done. I added one more stiffener to the single stiffener supplied. Very satisfied overall.
Date published: 2012-03-23

Product Q&A

Get your questions answered from other customers
who own this product or have experience with it.
If your question requires design or troubleshooting information,
please email tech@parts-expresss.com  for a prompt reply.
Dayton Audio SWC3-BK 3.0 cu. ft. Subwoofer Cabinet Gloss Black

Could you fit a LMS Ultra 5400 18" or an Pro 5100 18" in this cabinet?

Would it withstand the preassure without additional bracing?Could the grill cover the driver?
Asked by: Svendsen
May not be big enough for an 18". Maybe a 12" for several reasosns: 15-18" need 5-6 cu ft cabinet, porting to breathe, grill clearance, and even more space if you mount a plate-amp into it.But there are no rules about trying new things-depends on your "learning" budget.
Answered by: Fanden
Date published: 2012-03-19

Would the TC Sounds epic 12 be a nice add on for this cabnet in a sealed application for home use?

Asked by: damaq01
Yes the TC Sounds Epic 12 will be a good match for both the 2.0 and 3.0 cubic foot cabinets. You can expect a little more bottom end from the larger cabinet.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2013-01-25

Customer Projects

Customer projects that include: Dayton Audio SWC3-BK 3.0 cu. ft. Subwoofer Cabinet Gloss Black

If you built a project using this product, post it in the Parts Express Project Gallery.

Customer Discussions


If you would like to start a discussion about this product, post a thread in the TechTalk Customer Forum.
Get Deals
emailed to you every week.

Be the first to hear about new and exciting products,special pricing and incredible deals!

See This Week's "GET DEALS" Email
Parts Express
725 Pleasant Valley Dr.Springboro,OH45066USA
800-338-0531

© 1996-2014 Parts Express, All Rights Reserved

Host-Name:ZNODE1