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I'm glad my review was beneficial, and that the SUB-1200 has worked so well for you. It's always nice to hear that someone has found value in one of my evaluations.I see that you took pictures of the internals of the Sub 1200. I am curious as to what that woofer might weigh. I tried Parts Express's product support person and he was unable to tell me anything about the woofer's magnet weight or voice coil size. It apparently isn't a woofer that Parts Express sells separately. I am in Canada, where electronics are considerably more expensive than in the States, but I have owned subs costing five or six times as much as the Dayton Sub 1200 that did not outperform it and suffered from deal breakers like amplifier hum or one note bass. Loving my Sub 1200.
Historically, the only time I've weighed a driver is when it seemed to be abnormally heavy. That was not the case with the Dayton sub, so unfortunately I don't have an exact weight. The enclosure materials didn't strike me as overdone though, so my guess would be the driver was close to 50% of the total weight. If that proves true, figure 15 pounds or so.
Just curious, but is there a specific reason for wanting to know the driver weight? Several factors come into play when determining the capability of a subwoofer, none of which should be considered in isolation.