Dayton Audio 18" Reference Series HO Subwoofer and Cabinet P

Dayton Audio 18" Reference Series HO Subwoofer and Cabinet Bundle

Build the ultimate in high fidelity bass reproduction using this superior subwoofer cabinet and the Dayton Audio RSS460HO-4 Reference Series 18" High Output subwoofer. Save 50% off the original cabinet price when you purchase it with the subwoofer in this package.
  • 4.0 cubic foot CNC-cut cabinet made of 3/4" MDF panels with a 1-1/2" thick front baffle
  • Includes the ultimate in low distortion bass: Dayton Audio's 18" Reference Series High Output sub
  • Save 50% off the original price on the cabinet when you buy the sub at regular price
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Weight: 105.35 lbs.  
List Price$499.99
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Part # 300-7094
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Dayton Audio 18" Reference Series HO Subwoofer and Cabinet Bundle

Buy this 4.0 cubic foot knock-down cabinet together with the Dayton Audio RSS490HO-4 18" subwoofer (at regular price) and save half off the original price of the cabinet. That's a savings of over $80!

About the Cabinet

This particular cabinet is designed specifically for the Dayton Audio 18" Reference Series High Output subwoofer, but works for any subwoofer with an overall diameter of 18-3/16" or less, and a cutout requirement of 16-3/4" or less. The sealed enclosure design creates a subwoofer system with a Qtc of 0.644 and an f3 of 40 Hz when used with the Dayton Audio RSS460HO-4 and minimal fill. Adding five pounds of Acousta-Stuf will create a critically damped subwoofer system.

During the CNC manufacturing process, rabbets 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. Plate amplifier installation is made easy by following the scribed interior guide with a jig saw and by modifying one of the braces.

The end result is a resonance-free, sealed subwoofer cabinet that is purpose-built to extract the best performance from Dayton Audio's 18" High Output Reference Series 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 and bracing): 4.0 cubic feet • External dimensions: 23" H x 20" W x 20.75" D • Subwoofer recess: 1/2" • Weight: 62 lbs. • Made in the U.S.A.

About the Subwoofer

The Dayton Audio Reference Series subwoofers take the quality and performance of the much acclaimed RS line into the subwoofer realm. As with the rest of the Reference Series, the main focus of these subwoofers is ultra-low-distortion. Second, third, and intemodulation distortion are kept extremely low by utilizing three short-circuit paths within the motor structure.

A durable aramid fiber spider and extensive venting throughout provide quiet and uniform excursion. The black anodized cone, rubber surround, and custom basket give this driver a unique, high-end look. 

Specifications: • Power handling: 900 watts RMS/1,800 watts max • VCdia: 3" • Le: 2.10 • Impedance: 4 ohms • Re: 3.41 ohms • Frequency range: 20-500 Hz • Fs: 19.6 Hz • Sensitivity: 89.2 dB 1W/1m • Vas: 10.52 cu. ft. • Qms: 3.90 • Qes: 0.43 • Qts: 0.39 • Xmax: 12.75 mm • Dimensions: Overall diameter: 18.17", Cutout diameter: 16.69", Depth: 8.94".


Dayton Audio 18" Reference Series HO Subwoofer and Cabinet Bundle includes the following items:
Qty Part # Item
1295-472Dayton Audio RSS460HO-4 18" Reference HO Subwoofer 4 ohm
1300-7079Knock-Down MDF 4.0 cu. ft. Subwoofer Cabinet for Dayton Audio 18" Reference Series HO or Ultimax Subwoofer
No substitutions allowed. The above may include some items that are not available for purchase separately.

Product Specifications
  • Cabinet OptionsUnfinished/Unassembled
  • Speaker TypeSubwoofer
  • Woofer Diameter18"
  • Input Rating4 ohm
  • ConfigurationSubwoofer
  • ColorUnfinished
  • Cabinet Dimensions (H x W x D)23" x 20" x 20.75"
Dayton Audio 18" Reference Series HO Subwoofer and Cabinet Bundle
  • BrandParts Express
  • Part Number300-7094
  • UPC848791000799
  • Product CategorySpeaker Kits
  • Unit of MeasureEA
  • Product Rating
    (4 Reviews)
  • Weight105.35 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.

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Dayton Audio 18" Reference Series HO Subwoofer and Cabinet Bundle
Dayton Audio 18" Reference Series HO Subwoofer and Cabinet Bundle is rated 4.75 out of 5 by 4.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it!I purchased this combo. The CNC box is very nice almost no sanding at all. The subwoofer is a beast. Still dialing it in with the stuffing and the Crown XLS-1000. I had to get the art box line leveler to get any volume out of it though so be warned if ur using this pro amp in a home theater setting. Otherwise lovin it a lot. Glad I wEnt 18 instead of 15 inch. Never been unhappy with PARTS EXPRESS OR DAYTON AUDIO.
Date published: 2015-05-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun to assemble and EXCELLENT result!My first DIY sub, if I can really call it DIY, because the hardest part is already done by Erich, the supplier of the cabinet flat pack.No need for cutting panels or even trimming edges, this cabinet is precision CNC cut so just glue it up and your golden.I stuffed a polyfill pillow inside the finished cabinet before I fastened the 18" driver in (flush mounted, no less), connected it to my Behringer iNuke 3000DSP (also from PE) and this combo hits, and hits hard.I've had several quality internet-direct subs in the past and I would estimate that you'd need to spend $1000+ to get this kind of performance.And it was a fun project!(And yes, you really can assemble this sub with wood glue and masking tape.)
Date published: 2015-03-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice. And heavy.I bought this as an upgrade from the 12" reference series powered sub from P-E, which is a very clean sub. I like how it sounds, even though I don't have it 'dialed in' yet. I will be using this with the P-E TriTrix speakers in a tri-amped configuration with this one mono sub, a Behringer 2496 digital x-over and some Crown DC300a amps for hi-mid and a McIntosh MC2200 in mono mode for the sub. (I eventually hope to upgrade to the Sure IR 250 class-D modules for power).The box pieces fit together almost perfectly thanks to the CNC precision cuts. I quickly ran out of gluing clamps and improvised a strap clamp. This box takes a lot of glue, and it has to be applied and fitted quickly before it begins to dry. I used Gorilla Wood Glue.I was disappointed that the front baffle is not a one-piece 1.5" baffle, but is actually 2 x 3/4" pieces that have to be glued together. That's a lot of surface area to glue and clamp in a hurry. The glue began drying before I could get everything properly coated, and so my baffle has some minute gaps between the 2 layers, but it seems to be solid and rattle-free. I wish this kit had screws like the TriTrix kit. That would make it easier to assemble and glue, and reduces the need for clamps. I'm not a woodworker, but I managed.Mounting holes for the 18" driver have to land where there is no interference from the internal braces, leaving room for a T-nut at all 8 positions. A couple of test fits and a pencil took care of this. I used Scotch 77 Spray Mount for the fiber filling. I drilled a 1/4" hole for a 14-guage cable in the middle of the back plate.I am currently powering this with one channel of a Crown DC300a and it really kicks. When I play some of my home studio recordings through it I can feel and hear the accidental footsteps that were recorded along with acoustic guitar. Very realistic. No rattles or whistles or anything but clean and full low end. I like it and I am glad I bought it.
Date published: 2014-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AwesomeI love the clean tight bass of sealed subs. So far I've only tested this sub with an Alpine V-12 car amp hooked up to a 300W power supply and even at 300W I was impressed. It drops off down low but that will be easily corrected with some EQ adjustments. I plan to buy another one and run 800W to each from a Crown XTi 2002.
Date published: 2014-01-20
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Dayton Audio 18" Reference Series HO Subwoofer and Cabinet Bundle

I just bought 2 Dayton Audio RSS460HO-4 18's and have a crown ce1000...Is this enough amp? And do you still recommend 4cuft/ sub with this power.  Thank you

Asked by: scott156
That amp will power a pair, but you will get the most from the subs if you had one bridged on each. Yes 4 cubic feet will work well with this combo.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-12-24

I may buy 2 of these sub kits (or the 15" version) along with one of the pro amps you carry. My pre/pro has sub controls so what would be a "good, better, best" choice when it comes to pro amps that you carry? Also how would they be wired, 2,4,8ohm?

Asked by: rawsawhd
Please contact our tech support for more help with this question, or 800-338-0531 x1.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-12-03

How much is shipping to Montreal (Canada) zip H1E-2M3?

Asked by: whatsoever
Please contact our sales and customer service for available stock, price and shipping options. or 800-338-0531 x2.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-11-29

What is the F3 of this driver/cabinet combination? How far can the F3 be extended using the parametric eq of the SPA500 or SPA1000 amp?

Asked by: bconline
The modeled F3 in this design is 40 Hz, F10 is 22 Hz which is a bit more of what you can expect in room. The EQ function of the amplifiers is to help lower the room peak which is somewhere between 40 and 60 Hz. Lowering this peak will in turn bring the overall perceived level of lower bass up.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-05-06

Does adding the SPA 1000 change performance

Will adding the SPA1000 plate amp to the back of this kit effect the performance or would it be better to use an external amp like the Dayton Audio SA1000
Asked by: leetbuilder
Adding the plate amplifier will reduce the internal volume by about 0.2 cubic feet which is very minimal. This will not cause an audible difference in output or low frequencies.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2014-01-21

Compared to 2 of the 15" kits.

I currently have a sub 120 for my HT and want more. I have a large room and was considering an IB system but for various reasons decided not to.Would you reccomend one of these with a Crown xls bridged or 2 of the 15HO kits with same amp?
Asked by: DougM57
I always recommend two subs over one. You will have more output and better room placement options available which means more headroom and smoother overall response.
Answered by: MattP
Date published: 2015-03-18
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