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post #1 of 26
Thread Starter 
Got on parts express today and saw the new powered 15" subwoofer. Has anyone dropped the ~$200 for this sub yet? I'm looking into it as it seems to be a serious deal if its good!
post #2 of 26
This is great news. I have had a great experience with the 10" sub 1000 and have heard great things about the 12" model. The sub 1500 may be my go to sub for friends and family on a budget who want good quality bass
post #3 of 26
Thread Starter 
I might take the dive for it within the next few months and let everyone know how it compares for the price to some other subs in the price range .
post #4 of 26
Just yesterday I noticed it and pulled the trigger for $200 plus had the $5 off coupon code. Shipping was $19.95.
Hey for $215 shipped? If it is just like the SUB-1200 that my bud has it has to be somewhat decent for the money.

My Living room is 18x25x9 so this should fit in nicely.

It is a large room with hardwood floors. I guess I will find out how this sub makes out in the room.
My receiver is a Pioneer VSX-1018AH-K.


Edited by nivo885 - 10/30/13 at 7:47am
post #5 of 26
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Originally Posted by nivo885 View Post

Just yesterday I noticed it and pulled the trigger for $200 plus had the $5 off coupon code. Shipping was $19.95.
Hey for $215 shipped? If it is just like the SUB-1200 that my bud has it has to be somewhat decent for the money.

My Living room is 18x25x9 so this should fit in nicely.

It is a large room with hardwood floors. I guess I will find out how this sub makes out in the room.
My receiver is a Pioneer VSX-1018AH-K.


Please post back with photos and review. I have been considering this sub with repairing my other 2.

I run 3 12 inch subs. It's been a tossup to buy this 15 and get 2 plate amps to fix my 2 infinity 12's. They work but the amps are going out after extended play. Not bad for 14 years.

If not I might go with one HSU 15.
post #6 of 26
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by nivo885 View Post

Just yesterday I noticed it and pulled the trigger for $200 plus had the $5 off coupon code. Shipping was $19.95.
Hey for $215 shipped? If it is just like the SUB-1200 that my bud has it has to be somewhat decent for the money.

My Living room is 18x25x9 so this should fit in nicely.

It is a large room with hardwood floors. I guess I will find out how this sub makes out in the room.
My receiver is a Pioneer VSX-1018AH-K.

Woo yes let us know how it is !
post #7 of 26
I was about to pull the trigger on a second 12" Dayton and then I saw this new 15" on their site. Question: Would it be okay to mix a 15" with a 12" of the same model?
post #8 of 26
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Originally Posted by Anodyne View Post

I was about to pull the trigger on a second 12" Dayton and then I saw this new 15" on their site. Question: Would it be okay to mix a 15" with a 12" of the same model?
You can, but you're creating a chain with a weak link.
post #9 of 26
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Originally Posted by nivo885 View Post

Just yesterday I noticed it and pulled the trigger for $200 plus had the $5 off coupon code. Shipping was $19.95.
Hey for $215 shipped? If it is just like the SUB-1200 that my bud has it has to be somewhat decent for the money.

My Living room is 18x25x9 so this should fit in nicely.

It is a large room with hardwood floors. I guess I will find out how this sub makes out in the room.
My receiver is a Pioneer VSX-1018AH-K.




Get yours yet? I also pulled the plug and ordered the new Sub 1500.
post #10 of 26
I got it fairly quick, just a few days.

Box was big but I managed to bring it in myself into the house.
As far as a filling sound well, this sub does fill my whole living room which is 18x25.
I played around with room placement and ended up buying the wireless kit for the Sub signal from Best Buy.

The Sub now is placed next to my coffee table. Let me tell you, everything shakes in the house. the coffee table has a glass insert in which I had to use double sided foam to control the rattles of the glass.

The Digital sub amp is rated 150W and the sub is the Dayton classic 15" I believe which has a sensitivity of 92.8dB and rated 100wrms. So it is mated perfectly with the amp and enclosure. So far I have yet to hear any sounds out of the port on the bottom.

I haven't really used it for music yet so I can't comment how well it does yet in that department.

When plugged in directly to the Sub woofer out on the receiver or the Wireless signal kit the sub woofer's auto mode works flawlessly. It has turned on every time.

Here the Pictures of it. I mean for the price I jumped on it right away.









Yeah, don't laugh at my home made surround stands!


Also guys let me add that on my sub I tried taking the sub out to show inside but I believe they seal the sub to the enclosure!
Edited by nivo885 - 11/10/13 at 4:28pm
post #11 of 26
Nice! Looking forward to hearing more impressions on this sub. Now I just need to find a friend or family member that "needs" a subwoofer wink.gif
post #12 of 26
Nice, maybe I can get 2 of these instead.
post #13 of 26
Depending on room size, one just might be pkenty! Ill try mine out in my 15 x 20 batcave theater and decide if i need another

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post #14 of 26
Any more reviews on this?
post #15 of 26
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Originally Posted by bluer101 View Post

Any more reviews on this?

Wondering that as well. It's currentl on sale for $169 at parts express after a $10 BF coupon and I was thinking of pulling the trigger on this thing.

Just curious if this thing will be extremely muddy...?
post #16 of 26
For $169 it's probably a steal. I'm listening to a SUB 1200 as I type this message -- I have it for review -- and while it's not the most precise subwoofer I've ever heard, for the price it simply can't be beat. If PE took the same concept and made it bigger when they designed the 1500 than it too will be more than worth the price.
post #17 of 26
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Originally Posted by JimWilson View Post

For $169 it's probably a steal. I'm listening to a SUB 1200 as I type this message -- I have it for review -- and while it's not the most precise subwoofer I've ever heard, for the price it simply can't be beat. If PE took the same concept and made it bigger when they designed the 1500 than it too will be more than worth the price.


I agree, for a measly 130.00 this sub is well worth more!! I own dual Sub1200's and they are great for movies.

To whom all owns this sub I recommend getting a subdude as the port faces downwards. Also replacing the plastic feet with something like the SVS SoundPath Subwoofer Isolation System https://www.svsound.com/subwoofers/subwoofer-accessories/soundpath-subwoofer-isolation-system#.UphL43zFKA0 would be a great recommendation! I encourage to get rid of the plastic feet on these dayton subs; Especially these subs laying on wood / tile floors.
Edited by Shift - 11/29/13 at 12:17am
post #18 of 26
When I try to checkout on parts express website it says it qualifies for free economy shipping. But the cheapest option is almost $100. What am I missing?
post #19 of 26
I had the same problem trying to order online on Thanksgiving. I sent an email that night and they said it was a website error and said to call the following morning. Just got off the phone with them and with the "10H" coupon code my total shipped came to $188.95, I would give them a call:


Thanks for your order!

Once it ships you will receive an email with shipment & tracking information.
Some credit card orders may require additional information or verification. If necessary, we will contact you via the email address or phone # provided on your order.

Your Order: #8245436

Purchase Date: 11/29/2013

Payment: CC Ending in

PO#: 112913

Billing Address



Products(1): $179.00
Shipping: $19.95
Promo Code: -$10.00
Order Total:
$188.95
Item Qty Price Total
Dayton Audio SUB-1500 15" 150 Watt Powered Subwoofer

Part # 300-634

1 $179.00 $179.00
post #20 of 26
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Originally Posted by Russ1209 View Post

I had the same problem trying to order online on Thanksgiving. I sent an email that night and they said it was a website error and said to call the following morning. Just got off the phone with them and with the "10H" coupon code my total shipped came to $188.95, I would give them a call:


Thanks for your order!

Once it ships you will receive an email with shipment & tracking information.
Some credit card orders may require additional information or verification. If necessary, we will contact you via the email address or phone # provided on your order.

Your Order: #8245436

Purchase Date: 11/29/2013

Payment: CC Ending in

PO#: 112913

Billing Address



Products(1):$179.00
Shipping:$19.95
Promo Code:-$10.00
Order Total:
$188.95
Item Qty Price Total
Dayton Audio SUB-1500 15" 150 Watt Powered Subwoofer

Part # 300-634

1 $179.00 $179.00

I had to call as well to order, the website showed UPS Ground at $80.11 and they corrected it to $19.95 for shipping on the phone. Fantastic deal for $189 out the door, common sense tells me this should sound decent since it's a 15" driver. I don't have high expectations that this will beat out a $600+ sub but from what I've read on the Sub-1200, I have high hopes that i might keep up with or beat out the $200-400 ones.
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Originally Posted by JimWilson View Post

For $169 it's probably a steal. I'm listening to a SUB 1200 as I type this message -- I have it for review -- and while it's not the most precise subwoofer I've ever heard, for the price it simply can't be beat. If PE took the same concept and made it bigger when they designed the 1500 than it too will be more than worth the price.

I agree, can't pass that up. I think this will hold me over until I get a house to where I can build a real system. I'm currently in a duplex and share a common wall with my neighbor and usually have the bass at a lower level since our walls are pretty thin and I don't want to continously annoy them. I can afford a better system, but I'll never get to use it to it's potential so I don't want to waste the money on something I can't enjoy at this time.

My budget speaker system with Infinity Primus front stage and Klipsh Quintet for front presence/rear surround, Dayton Sub-1500 and Yammy RX-A2020 as the brain will do nice and when our place is finally right side up and we can sell it, I'll do one hell of an HT build out in the new place whenever that happens.

I also have another set of Infinity OVTR-2's and a Def Tech CLR2002 in a another room on 3.0 duty that I might add some cheap surrounds to.

Congrats to all that score this deal, hopefully it ends up being a cheap win wink.gif
post #21 of 26
Any updates?
post #22 of 26
Well, Merry Christmas!

My wife said she didnt know which model sub I wanted, however said to buy the one I have had my eyes on for Christmas. I've had the Sub-1200 on wish lists for some time now, I noticed that it was out of stock :-( good news is she decided I was worth an extra $80 for the sub-1500. I ordered it today and I'm looking forward to it! I'm hedging the bet that the 1500 is just as awesome as the 1200 has proven to be.
post #23 of 26
post #24 of 26
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Originally Posted by bargugl View Post

Just posted my own observations of the sub-1500 here:
http://www.avsforum.com/t/1364182/list-of-budget-subwoofers-300-and-less/784#post_24147050

I'm waiting on delivery of a 1500, to pair up with an old Def Tech 15 inch subwoofer that I currently use. Will post my own observations......
post #25 of 26
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Originally Posted by willymo View Post

I'm waiting on delivery of a 1500, to pair up with an old Def Tech 15 inch subwoofer that I currently use. Will post my own observations......


Can't wait to hear your impressions. Has anyone measured this sub vs the 1200? I'm wondering if it's worth the extra $70.
post #26 of 26
Wow! Very impressed with this sub. Paired with the def tech, it simply sounds awesome...low and rumbling HT bass.
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