Knock-Down MDF 1.5 cu. ft. Subwoofer Cabinet for Dayton Audio 12" Reference Series HO Subwoofer

Build a refined, musical subwoofer! All it takes is this 1.5 cubic foot subwoofer cabinet and the high-end Dayton Audio 12" Reference Series High Output subwoofer it was designed for. Assembles in minutes, just add wood glue.
  • 1.5 cubic foot cabinet made of 3/4" MDF panels with a 1-1/2" thick front baffle
  • CNC-machined dadoes, subwoofer cutout and recess, and a unique bracing system that increases cabinet rigidity
  • Designed specifically for the Dayton Audio RSS315HO-4 12" subwoofer when used with a plate amp with bass boost
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Knock-Down MDF 1.5 cu. ft. Subwoofer Cabinet for Dayton Audio 12" Reference Series HO Subwoofer

Even the easiest do-it-yourself subwoofer can turn into an arduous project; from uneven cuts, to measuring mistakes. CNC knock-down cabinets make it easy for the beginner to end up with amazing finished results without all of the time and effort necessary to perfect your woodworking skills. This cabinet is designed for speaker builders and designers who don't have access to expensive tools or a woodshop.

This particular cabinet is designed specifically for the Dayton Audio RSS315HO-4 12" Reference Series High Output subwoofer, but works for any subwoofer with an overall diameter of 12-3/8" or less, and a cutout requirement of 11-1/8" or less. For optimum performance, the cabinet is oversized to allow for the use of a plate amplifier with bass boost (such as the Dayton Audio SPA250 or Dayton Audio SPA500 plate amplifiers) to extend the frequency response while staying musical.

During the CNC manufacturing process, rabbets and dadoes are cut into the back panel for precise panel alignment. A unique two-piece brace adds superior rigidity without affecting the subwoofer's performance. Both side panels feature 3/4" rabbeted extensions with recesses to perfectly install the first piece of the two-part, double thick baffle.

The end result is a resonance-free, sealed subwoofer cabinet that is purpose-built to extract the best performance from Dayton Audio's 12" Reference Series High Output subwoofer. All that's left to do is finish it to match your décor or paint it to stand out. When your friends ask about it, you get the pleasure of saying, "I built it myself!"

Specifications: • Panel thickness: 3/4", front baffle is 1-1/2" • Panel material: Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF) • Finished net cabinet volume (subtracting the double thick baffle, bracing, and subwoofer volume): 1.25 cubic feet • External dimensions: 15.5" H x 15.5" W x 16.25" D • Subwoofer recess: 1/2" • Weight: 37 lbs. • Made in the U.S.A.

Knock-Down MDF 1.5 cu. ft. Subwoofer Cabinet for Dayton Audio 12" Reference Series HO Subwoofer
  • BrandParts Express
  • Part Number300-7077
  • UPC848791000683
  • Product CategorySubwoofer Speaker Cabinets
  • Unit of MeasureEA
  • Product Rating
    (1 Reviews)
  • Weight32.6 lbs.
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Knock-Down MDF 1.5 cu. ft. Subwoofer Cabinet for Dayton Audio 12" Reference Series HO Subwoofer
Knock-Down MDF 1.5 cu. ft. Subwoofer Cabinet for Dayton Audio 12" Reference Series HO Subwoofer is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 1.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great subwoofer inclosureI purchased this cabinet to house a reference series 12" sub I have. I originally had a sub120 that I converted to a sealed inclosure and was using the RSS315HO in it with a Dayton SA240 amp. I decided to upgrade the amp to a SPA500 but it wouldn't fit in the sub-120 cabinet. I decided to give this cabinet a try. It went together very easy and is very solid. I used clamps to hold it together while the glue set up. I bought a ratcheting band clamp that worked great and would recommend using one during assembly. I did find out there is some required trimming of the internal bracing in order for the SPA500 plate amp to fit. Without trimming there isn't enough depth for the amp to fully seat in the cabinet. The RSS315HO is a tight fit in the cutout face. It might have been some over spray when I painted it too. I just sanded the opening and it fits very snug. I caulked all of the interior seams as well. I ended up priming the cabinet and then painting it. I installed some speaker spikes on the bottom as well. So far it sounds great in my home theater setup. Much easier then trying to build one from scratch. I might purchase a grill kit to give it more of a finished look but for now I think it's fine. Also this setup is a tank as well. The finished product weighs 65 lbs!!
Date published: 2013-11-12

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Knock-Down MDF 1.5 cu. ft. Subwoofer Cabinet for Dayton Audio 12" Reference Series HO Subwoofer

I'm having issues trying to stain my box with the color black gloss. Im testing with a piece of scrap wood and it bubbles. I can't get it to look smooth, even with primer. What do you suggest for paint/stain? Thanks

Asked by: Zjohn98709
I would recommend searching our Tech Talk forum for MDF finishing techniques. There are many threads and pages that deal with this very question, they should be able to help you with finishing this enclosure.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-01-09

Do you need a saw to cut out the plate amp opening? It looks like the box is precut.

Asked by: MatthewH
Yes a saw is required to cut the opening for a plate amplifier.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-12-31

Can the 12.6" diameter of the TC Sounds Epic 12 fit into the cutout of these cabinets?... I bought a pair of TC Sounds Epic 12 subs from PE a while back for 2 channel stereo music, but haven't got around building any cabs.

Asked by: 10gauge
The recess in this cabinet is designed for the RS 12" drivers which have an overall frame diameter of 12.36" so the Epic 12" will require cabinet modifications.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-02-07

What would it be the volume displacement occupying the to braces of this cabinet without the Dayton subwoofer?

Asked by: Frade
Without pulling one from stock and calculating an exact number I cannot say. The bracing in an enclosure like this will not take up enough volume to make an audible difference on the finished design. Based on a very rough calculation looking at pictures, the total volume displaced by the bracing is ~.07 cubic feet.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-01-30

Nail & glue together or just glue?

Should I also use brad nails when assembling the enclosure or just use glue?
Asked by: JTenn
The glue will be stronger than nails although the nails will allow a faster assembly time since you don't have to wait for glue to dry because the nails will be holding everything in place. I use brad nails and Titebond II when I build my boxes and it works very well.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2013-11-07

Speaker spikes?

Is it better to use speaker spikes on this cabinet or just keep it with the flat bottom?
Asked by: JTenn
Spikes are recommended for a carpeted floor so the cabinet can be coupled to the sub-floor and prevent wobble. If it is a hardwood floor you can use smaller hard rubber feet.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2013-10-31

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