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Garage gym sub subwoofer, music only

I have a gym in our finished garage. ~650 sq ft, 13' ceilings. Recently decided to put together a budget sound system, couple Pioneer towers I wasn't using and picked up a Denon S640H. For some reason I decided to go extra budget on the sub and got a Dayton 1200. To be honest I don't hate it, in fact I'm somewhat impressed for $150, but I also don't know what I was expecting for $150. It's just not enough, especially for the room size. I don't need a low end monster since this isn't for a HT setup, but I do want to feel the double bass kicking me in the chest.


Since this is just for a garage gym I'm not looking to drop a ton of money, I have a much better HT setup in the house. Would anything in the $300 range be a noticeable improvement from the Dayton? Thought about returning it and getting the Dayton 15", but 150 watts rms is still seems pretty measly. The BIC F12 comes up a lot when I search in that price range.
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Huge room plus chest kick from music only, sounds like you want a pro/DJ sub. They tend to be tuned higher than home theater subs and usually offer more output for the money at those upper bass frequencies. What's your actual budget?
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I have a gym in our finished garage. ~650 sq ft, 13' ceilings. Recently decided to put together a budget sound system, couple Pioneer towers I wasn't using and picked up a Denon S640H. For some reason I decided to go extra budget on the sub and got a Dayton 1200. To be honest I don't hate it, in fact I'm somewhat impressed for $150, but I also don't know what I was expecting for $150. It's just not enough, especially for the room size. I don't need a low end monster since this isn't for a HT setup, but I do want to feel the double bass kicking me in the chest.


Since this is just for a garage gym I'm not looking to drop a ton of money, I have a much better HT setup in the house. Would anything in the $300 range be a noticeable improvement from the Dayton? Thought about returning it and getting the Dayton 15", but 150 watts rms is still seems pretty measly. The BIC F12 comes up a lot when I search in that price range.
The premiere acoustics 15 at $250 shipped is way more powerful than it has a right to be >45hz. Otherwise something like this maybe.

https://www.sweetwater.com/store/det...ered-subwoofer

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Just buy another sub-1200 and put it right next to the one you already have. That will give you a 6dB increase in output. Your room/garage is a really large space to fill, so unless you increased your budget dramatically, you aren't going to be bumping that size space.

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Just buy another sub-1200 and put it right next to the one you already have. That will give you a 6dB increase in output. Your room/garage is a really large space to fill, so unless you increased your budget dramatically, you aren't going to be bumping that size space.
I dunno about that. The PA-150 is similar to high quality subs like the rythmik f18 and pb13ultra(in max output mode) 50-120hz. It's crazy good(mid and upper bass) for $249 shipped. Would you expect dual dayton 12s to match those? Maybe 4-6 of them.

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I dunno about that. The PA-150 is similar to high quality subs like the rythmik f18 and pb13ultra(in max output mode) 50-120hz. It's crazy good(mid and upper bass) for $249 shipped. Would you expect dual dayton 12s to match those? Maybe 4-6 of them.

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Just a suggestion since he already had a sub-1200. I didn't even realize the PA-150 was still available, let alone for $250.

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Just a suggestion since he already had a sub-1200. I didn't even realize the PA-150 was still available, let alone for $250.
I probably sell a few a week over the phone/email/etc when folks are looking for high output <$350. There's an ebay store that sells them for 249 shipped and they seem to have excellent feedback. Haven't heard any bad reports anyway.

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I thought about just getting a second 1200 but figured for that price range one better sub would probably out do two of those.

May be a stupid question, but how would I hook up a PA sub to my AV receiver?
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I thought about just getting a second 1200 but figured for that price range one better sub would probably out do two of those.

May be a stupid question, but how would I hook up a PA sub to my AV receiver?
The PA-150 sub is a regular home audio sub with RCA inputs. If you go with a "PA" sub like a pro audio stage style they may only have XLR inputs. You can get a RCA to XLR adapter for a couple of bucks. If you order something like the behringer I linked tell the guy on the phone you need an adapter and he'll probably pack one in for you.

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I don't need a low end monster since this isn't for a HT setup, but I do want to feel the double bass kicking me in the chest.
Seems you DO want a low end monster, you just don't want to admit it to yourself.


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