Originally Posted by kesando
I am considering purchasing a 10 or 12 inch Dayton for a family member who owns a small apartment. So far would you say it would be worth it without spilling the beans on your upcoming review?
I am also eyeing the Polk PSW10 (eek) NXG Prosub125 and entry level Velodyne 10". This will be used with a Vizio soundbar and price will be kept as close as possible to $100.
Just an update guys.
I ended up ordering the Dayton Sub-1000
10" sub. I really wanted to go with the 12" but I had to keep in mind that this sub was not for me and therefore size would be a factor. I placed my order for it from Parts Express and it was here two days later, impressive. The sub came double boxed with a single piece of foam protecting the top and bottom of the sub while the sub itself was wrapped in clear plastic. Inside the box is a single sheet of paper which contains both the manual and warranty information.
The sub is well put together considering its modest price. The cabinet is fairly sturdy with rounded corners and has a matte vinyl wrap that meets at the back of sub around the plate amp. The plate amp is of higher than expected quality with your basic gain and crossover knobs as well as line level and high level Inputs. There is also an auto on/off switch as well as a phase switch. The driver seems sturdy enough with a foam surround and treated paper cone with inverted dust cap. The driver is covered with a nice flush mount MDF/cloth grill held on with Velcro. The grill has a pull strap on the bottom for removal. On the bottom of the sub cabinet is a flared down firing port.
I must say that I am very surprised/impressed with the performance of this sub so far. I have been breaking it in as much as possible with different types of music in my bedroom system and this thing kicks hard for a $100, 100 watt budget sub. Output is clean with no port shuffing or driver noise that I've heard so far. It seems as though you do have to turn the gain on this sub pretty high however for decent output. Sound quality with music so far is respectable though not as tight as my more expensive 10" Emotiva UItra 10 or my SVS subs. Deep bass extension is respectable as well. Test tones from the real traps CD showed decent output down to around 28-30hz in my bedroom. I suspect the 12" would dig even deeper. Throughout my low to moderate/loud volume testing and breaking in, the subs plate amp has never been more than warm to the touch. Overall I think this is a great sub for the money.
I'm really looking forward to hooking this sub up at its new home tomorrow which will be in a small apartment with hard wood floors. I think she will be quite happy with it.
I will continue to recommend these subs in the future to anyone looking for a decent sub around $100 shipped.