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post #41 of 69 Old 03-28-14, 01:38 PM
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Re: Dayton Audio SUB-1200 Subwoofer Discussion Thread

My curiosity got the best of me today after reading numerous reviews so I pulled the trigger and ordered two of these subs today. Currently I'm using an older Velodyne CHT8 and a Klipsch SW-350; both are 8" subs and do a good job of filling up an open space with sound but leave much to be desired on the lower end. The viewing area for the projector is 16' deep, 13' wide and opens up into the kitchen area and vaulted ceilings to boot. As stated before, they do a decent job but I get a lot noise from the slotted port on the Velodyne as it reaches it's limit and the Klipsch hasn't really given me a reason to complain. I can't wait to hook these things up and dial them in with REW. I may even incorparate all of them into the new set up.

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My curiosity got the best of me today after reading numerous reviews so I pulled the trigger and ordered two of these subs today. Currently I'm using an older Velodyne CHT8 and a Klipsch SW-350; both are 8" subs and do a good job of filling up an open space with sound but leave much to be desired on the lower end. The viewing area for the projector is 16' deep, 13' wide and opens up into the kitchen area and vaulted ceilings to boot. As stated before, they do a decent job but I get a lot noise from the slotted port on the Velodyne as it reaches it's limit and the Klipsch hasn't really given me a reason to complain. I can't wait to hook these things up and dial them in with REW.
Congrats! I hope they work out for you. After you have everything all dialed in be sure to come back and post your impressions.


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That's probably not a good idea. Balancing disparate subs is an exercise in futility, especially if their capabilities are noticeably different.

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That's probably not a good idea. Balancing disparate subs is an exercise in futility, especially if their capabilities are noticeably different.
Yeah, you're probably right. But the kid in me says try it anyway, lol. I blended the velodyne and the klipsch very well using REW and some EQing with a dual 31band graphic Nady. My thoughts were to have the 8 inchers handle the light work and give the heavy lifting to the 1200's. I'll post my impressions of the 1200's running as a pair either way. Thanks again for the informative initial review.

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Re: Dayton Audio SUB-1200 Subwoofer Discussion Thread

The 1200's arrived today. I'll be taking them on a run soon.
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Re: Dayton Audio SUB-1200 Subwoofer Discussion Thread

After reading all of the good comments on this sub, I had to try it - especially at this price. Even if it proved to be trash, it might make a nice gift. I got it to replace an inadequate sub in a secondary HT system. Well, it won't be used as a gift. I'm pretty impressed with this thing. It sounds better than I imagined and looks nice, too. PE can't be making much profit with these. Thanks to everyone who recommended it.

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Well I've had these subs for a week now and all I can say is wow!!!! As everyone has stated here,you are not gonna get much more bang for your buck than you are with this deal. After they arrived I unboxed only one,dialed it in and was blown away. So I quickly unboxed the second one and dialed it in as well (I did use a y splitter on both subs). I don't have the final REW graph available for show right now but lets just say I'm affraid I am going to disturb the neighbors. I'm not getting much useable output below 25hz probably due to the room opening into another but I can live with that. I tested them with WOW and Underworld the Awakening as Jman did to get a taste of what they could really do. I really had to take the volume past my normal listening level before they started to struggle. The lowend extention comes on with little to no effort.

So then I decided to dial in my Klipcsh SW 350 and my Velodyne CHT8 in the back of the room to see what would happen and again wow!!! After adjusting the phase on these on these two, the impact from the low end content can be felt in my chest. My wife, who can never tell a difference when I make upgrades in sound equipment, even said it now is just like being in a real theater. I didn't even have to hear about how big they were. I'm pleased with the purchase of these subs and recomend them to anyone who is working with smaller budget for their HT and is looking for a great deal. At this price why not buy two of them.

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I'm glad you guys are enjoying your new toys! On a per unit basis I imagine PE isn't making much money, but I suspect they are probably selling enough of them to make up for it.
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Really digging mine in my studio apt. Had it for about a month and this thing is pretty good for music. I, like alot of you can't really turn it up, except weekends. A true bargain. Just get it! Merci J The Man.
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I've had no experience with this sub....but I have built 2 Dayton 10" Titanic subs. For 10" subs, the
midbass was tremendous (that's where you really feel the LFE effects). All Dayton woofers IMO are
of high quality, and I would expect the Dayton 1200 sub to have quality parts.

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Really digging mine in my studio apt. Had it for about a month and this thing is pretty good for music. I, like alot of you can't really turn it up, except weekends. A true bargain. Just get it! Merci J The Man.
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