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Dayton Audio C1500K 15" 250 Watt Powered Subwoofer Kit
I am just looking for pointers on the uses of high level and low level inputs? I think it depends on the amps configuration, right? Is it better to use one or the other? Thanks for any help!
The high level inputs are recommended if there is no dedicated subwoofer output on the receiver. If the receiver has a subwoofer output, this will be the best connection to the subwoofer.
Date published: 2014-06-24
Is the C1500K ported
No, this is a sealed design.
Date published: 2014-03-31
So I've had this speaker for almost a year (connected to Harman Kardan AVR 3600). I think it's an awesome speaker, and a few weeks ago had a blow (on the amp) and static. Parts Express fixed it (great job, thank you), but two minutes after it was connected I heard a soft pop, and then it started to static (I immediately turned it off). Does anyone have any suggestions?The settings on my speaker is:Auto-OnPhase NormalGain/Frequency just under the half-way mark (around 40%Plugged into mono-left
I would buy a simple volt/ohm meter [see suggestions below] if you don't already have one. I think you may have a melted voice coil that could be presenting a dead or close to dead short to your amplifier. When you disconnect the speaker wires, you should get a reading about 10 to 20% below the speaker's impedance [3ohms for 4ohm speaker/6ohms for 8ohm speaker] that's natural. A reading of zero=a dead short. That is the way of subwoofers. They get hot. The only other source of static, is in the cables [assuming the preamp and amp are OK]. BTW: a setting of gain at half way, does not mean half power. You can overheat anything if the signal to the plate amp is strong enough. It's called "gain structure".
Date published: 2013-10-23
can i put a passive radiator in this sub?
A passive radiator is not recommended simply due to the enclosure size.
Date published: 2013-04-19
Can I put a port in this 15" sub? and what port if so?
I would not recommend porting this subwoofer. The port diameter would have to be no smaller than 4" and the length would have to be over 3 feet in order to get a resonable tuning frequency. The recommended ported volume for this driver is over 13 cubic feet.
Date published: 2013-05-30
This or a ported 12" subwoofer?
I've been "eyeballing" this one for a while, but have noticed that there are a few 12" ported home theater subwoofers out there around the same price range. a 15" seems like it would be perfect, lots of boom, but wondered if a 12" would work just as well?
Impossible to answer unfortunately. It depends entirely on what you like to hear from a subwoofer. This will sound different from a ported 12" model in many ways but whichever is better is up to you in the end. If you have a specific 12" you are interested in we can run the numbers and at least give you an idea of the specific differences in extention, output, etc.
Date published: 2013-03-27