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Loking for a 12" sub

Is there much difference between the Dayton Sub-1200, BIC F-12, and the other 12" subs in that price range? It will be for 75% home theater and 25% music. I'd like to spend $250 or less.

Room is about 13' X 17' and is open to the rest of the house.

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I'd go the 15 Dayton if that was my price range..honestly saving more and getting a better sub is my advice

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Thanks. I don't have room for a 15" sub in this room, due to where the TV and TV stand has to go. BUT I could get a 15" for our theater room(which now has the BIC F12) and move the F12 to this room.

What about the PL200 II ?
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Your options really haven't changed since the last time you asked this question.
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The Premier Acoustic PA-150 is available for $250. It will have the most output capability of all of these subs under $250.

https://www.ebay.com/c/114135412

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Is DIY an option? You can get the JBL GX/CS/GS 12" subs from best buy on sale for $30. Make a 3.5 cft internal enclosure with a full length 4" precision port along with a Dayton SPA250 and you will have a sub that will considerably out perform the BIC and Dayton Sub1200. It will play cleaner and lower (~20 hz tune with the 4" port). Plus, you will be able to finish it to match your space.
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NO. I'm not interested in a DIY sub.

What did you use under the legs of your sub ? Is there a cheap option to use under a sub ?
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NO. I'm not interested in a DIY sub.

What did you use under the legs of your sub ? Is there a cheap option to use under a sub ?
The one in my profile picture is a Marty Cube with an Ultimax 18. The legs on that gave about 3" clearance. On the JBL 12" box (I've since upgraded the driver to a HSU unit for increased performance), I used PVC pipe and SVS's isolation feet.

Getting back to your original question, I've had the Dayton Sub 1500 and the Sub 1200 performance isn't too dissimilar between the two. Another option is to save a little more and get the Polk HTS 12 which is a bit of a step up from the Daytons.
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Thanks. Another one added to my list
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BIC V1220 is also a capable little sub in your price range - it has a better amp than Dayton 1200, although I'd personally get the PA150 if you can find space for it.

I've got the PA120 and I think it's slightly better than the V1220, but I don't think PA120 is being sold anymore.

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Thanks. I don't have room for a 15" sub in this room, due to where the TV and TV stand has to go. BUT I could get a 15" for our theater room(which now has the BIC F12) and move the F12 to this room.

What about the PL200 II ?
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The Premier Acoustic PA-150 is available for $250. It will have the most output capability of all of these subs under $250.

https://www.ebay.com/c/114135412
I've had both of the subs mentioned and the PA-150 is an output monster. You can't go wrong with either sub but the PA-150 gets my vote. None will go very low though.

https://data-bass.com/#/systems?syst...tive&_k=6hpcws check out the numbers between the two. the PA-150 from 50-100hz hangs with some big boys.

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Thanks. I don't have room for a 15" sub in this room, due to where the TV and TV stand has to go. BUT I could get a 15" for our theater room(which now has the BIC F12) and move the F12 to this room.

What about the PL200 II ?
Just something to think about
While we all like to place a sub in a certain location, for the look within a room.
A sub dictate the location, for the best sound results and getting the most of it. No matter what sub it is.

Going through that myself, with my future two new subs been bigger than my present ones.


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Just something to think about
While we all like to place a sub in a certain location, for the look within a room. Darth
It's not just that. It's the running of the sub cable, if I move it behind our seating area.
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Out of all the subs mentioned in this thread, which would sound the best with music ?

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