Bic Acoustech PL-200 II vs Dayton Audio SUB-1500

BIC Acoustech PL-200 II vs Dayton Audio SUB-1500 – the tight natural bass sound

Bic Acoustech PL-200 II vs Dayton Audio SUB-1500

The main advantage of the SUB-1500 is its building quality – it looks nice and the input ports don't produce any kind of noise. The main advantage of the PL-200 II is its high maximal output power which reaches 1000 W – compare it with the maximal power output of the SUB-1500 – 150 W. Both models output the tight bass sound.

These models are in the middle price range – they will cost you less than $300. The PL-200 II will cost you around $300, while the SUB-1500 price is about $200.

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Features & Performance

The Bic Acoustech PL-200 II vs Dayton Audio SUB-1500 performance comparison shows that the PL-200 II is more powerful and more flexible. The PL-200 II nominal power is also greater – 250 W and the nominal output power of the SUB-1500 is 150 W.

The PL-200 II has a “wider” frequency response – 21-200 Hz, while the SUB-1500 frequency response is 23-140 Hz. The crossover frequency range of the PL-200 II is 30-150 Hz, while the SUB-1500 range is 40-140 Hz.

The PL-200 II high output power is achieved with the high-performance and accurate BASH amplifier installed. These subwoofers have the auto on/off feature.

Design

The Dayton Audio SUB-1500 vs Bic Acoustech PL-200 II design features comparison proves that there are some differences.

The PL-200 II has a 12-inch driver. The woofer is made of pressed long-fiber paper. The driver is located on the front panel. It has two venting ports located right under the driver.

The SUB-1500 features a 15-inch driver. The woofer is made of polymer. This model also has a driver installed on the front panel. The venting port is down-firing. These models have high-quality LFE inputs, Speaker inputs/outputs.

The dimensions are 17.2x14.8x19.5 in. for the PL-200 II versus 19.6x19.2x19.8 in. for the SUB-1500. The weight is 46 and 56.1 lbs. respectively.

BIC Acoustech PL-200 II pros & cons

Pros:

  • The output bass sound is tight. It is a good option even for large rooms.
  • This model is great for movies.
  • The input ports guarantee a perfect connection.

Cons:

  • This model isn't very accurate when it comes to bass response. Therefore, it isn't the best option for music.

Dayton Audio SUB-1500 pros & cons

Pros:

  • Bass sound is tight and clean so it is a good option for movies.
  • It is easy to set up.

Cons:

  • It isn't great for music. You can adjust it to make it sound better, but you need to tune it to for each audio track.
  • Some customers state that they get a loud pop noise.

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Bic Acoustech PL-200 II review

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Dayton Audio SUB-1500

Dayton Audio SUB-1500 review

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Common

Product

Bic Acoustech PL-200 II
Dayton Audio SUB-1500

Model

PL-200 II
SUB-1500

Brand

Bic Acoustech
Dayton Audio

Rating

4.4 of 5
4.2 of 5

Reviews

588
50

General

Amplification type

active
active

Detachable grilles

Power

Nominal output power (RMS), W

250
150

Maximal output power (RMS), W

1000
150

Audio amplifier output power, W

250
150

Audio performance

Sensitivity, dB

110
86

Impedance, Ohm

8
4

Frequency response, Hz

21-200
23-140

Crossover frequency, Hz

30-150
40-140

Driver

Driver quantity

1
1

Driver size, in

12
15

Driver placement

front panel
front panel

Port placement

front panel
down firing

Connections

RCA LFE inputs

1
1

RCA stereo line level inputs (pair)

1

RCA outputs

XLR inputs (pair)

XLR outputs (pair)

Wireless

Bi-amp

Speaker outputs (pair)

2
2

Speaker inputs (pair)

2
2

Controls

Volume

Subwoofer phase

Low-pass filter

Main power switch

Material

Body material

MDF
MDF

Woofer composition

pressed long-fibre paper
polymer

Colors

black
black

Enclosure type

vented
vented

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Dimensions (H x W x D), cm/in

43.6 x 37 x 49.5/17.2 x 14.8 x 19.5
49.7 x 48.7 x 50.2/19.6 x 19.2 x 19.8

Weight, kg/pounds

20.9/46
25.5/56.1

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  • 11.7Bic Acoustech PL-200 II
  • 9.9Dayton Audio SUB-1500

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