Dayton Audio SUB-1000

Dayton Audio SUB-1000
Brand Dayton Audio Amplification Type active Detachable Grilles true Nominal Output Power (RMS), W 100 Maximal Output Power (RMS), W 100 Audio Amplifier Output Power, W 100
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Dayton Audio SUB-1000 – good choice overall

Dayton Audio SUB-1000 review & specs

Bass is important, as in the lower frequency register plays a lot of musical instruments, both acoustic and electronic, and most of the spectacular scenes in the movie created using low-frequencies.

To play them correctly, you need a specially prepared for this acoustic system - a subwoofer. This is usually an active speaker system. This is a column with its own (usually built-in) specialized amplifier. There are also passive structures, but this is a separate class of equipment, rarely used in home systems.


First, the construction is heavy and made from high-quality material. The device hasn’t built-in legs for vertical installation. If you put extra legs for vertical mounting, yes, it will become larger. The attached feet for horizontal installation on the floor give a size from 6 to 25 inches.

The amplifier is equipped with high and low-level inputs and high-level outputs, a phase switch, an independent volume control, an automatic on / off switch and a 12 dB variable electronic low-pass filter.


The Dayton Audio SUB-1000 subwoofer with 10-inch power is the perfect complement to any home theater system. This subwoofer is equipped with bottom-firing, flared port, low-frequency reflection design to reduce port noise and bass enhancement.

This sub is trimmed with unobtrusive black vinyl that will complement any decor. I did not expect so much power in one available package. The crossover function has no disadvantages.

Performance & Sound quality

For those who like to listen to music, sound quality plays a big role. This subwoofer is more than enough for any musical and cinema genres. It has a very decent bass depth – a clear plus passive radiator.

In addition, it has excellent speed performance and excellent dynamics. Also worth noting is the high intelligibility of low frequencies in the main spectrum – percussion instruments are easily identified by ear, and some low-frequency effects are not smeared even at high volume.

However, with careful listening, several characteristic features emerged – the subwoofer does not like signals with large amplitude too much, they knock it out of rhythm. Yes, and impressive infra-sounding is still not observed. That, however, is fully compensated by the utmost accuracy and careful study of the main low-frequency lines.


If we talk to SUB-1000 setup – very easy to install but specific – the cut-off frequency of the filter and the level are regulated discretely, so for accurate docking with the other speakers, we had to look for the optimal place to install.

The controls let you subtly mix the low frequencies in the mix, which it does with precision and ease. In the course of setting up the system, it turned out that the subwoofer works best with a narrowed crossover band, so large outdoor loudspeakers are better suited as satellites.


This subwoofer primarily amazes the absolute sound versatility and the ability to clearly reproduce almost any material of complexity. The bass is perfectly damped in the main band, fast and distinguished by an accurate attack. The relief of the bass guitar is transmitted truthfully, albeit slightly tightened. But with the dynamics, on the contrary, full order.

Dayton Audio SUB-1000 settings were easy. This is perhaps one of the most spectacular "theater" among the test participants with an extremely exciting manner of presenting effects.


Audio Performance

Impedance, Ohm

Sensitivity, DB

Crossover Frequency, Hz


Frequency Response, Hz



RCA Stereo Line Level Inputs (pair)


RCA LFE Inputs


Speaker Inputs (pair)


Speaker Outputs (pair)



XLR Outputs (pair)

XLR Inputs (pair)

RCA Outputs


Subwoofer Phase


Main Power Switch

Low-pass Filter


Dimensions (H X W X D), Cm/in

37.5 x 36 x 39.8/14.8 x 14.2 x 15.7

Weight, Kg/pounds


User Manual




Audio Amplifier Output Power, W


Maximal Output Power (RMS), W


Nominal Output Power (RMS), W



Port Placement

down firing

Driver Placement

front panel

Driver Size, In


Driver Quantity



Enclosure Type




Woofer Composition


Body Material



Detachable Grilles

Amplification Type


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