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Subwoofer is housed in a wooden cabinet w/ black finish, and measures 17" x 17" x 16 7/8" (H x W x D).

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It's no Rythmik FV15HP, but a decent little sub at a great price.
I just bought one, no code needed.
Been waiting on free shipping for this dude.


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How is that relevant to anyone considering this $80 sub? πŸ™„
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He acknowledged it was NO Rythmik, probably as an effort to ward off ridiculous comparisons to products 17x the price. Clearly his efforts were in vain.
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I don't have the numbers for the Dayton 12... But based on those 15 numbers (narrowly beating the mono 12), I'd side with this Monoprice sub every time.
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Says it only gets down to 50hz.... Are they sure this is a sub?
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Look below the specs for actual measurements - it's not bad for the size/price.

CEA-2010 Measurements @ 1m courtesy of Brent Butterworth

Model Driver Loading 80 Hz 63 Hz 50 Hz 40 Hz 31.5 Hz 25 Hz 20 Hz
Monoprice 9723 12" Ported 121.6dB 119.6dB 115.6dB 109.9dB 104.3dB 98.2dB 90.3dB
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Says it only gets down to 50hz.... Are they sure this is a sub?
50hz is the lowest crossover setting for this sub.

OP, great deal! This really is a FP deal IMO. Unless you're going w/ something in the $400 plus range (HSU, SVS, Outlaw, PSA, DIY etc etc), this is the sub to get.
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50hz is the lowest crossover setting for this sub.
It's also the actual manufacturer spec on +/- 3db. Which is awful.

In the Butterworth review he was asked if that was accurate, so he measured... his in-room numbers actually found it's 42db, which is also terrible, and benefitted from in-room gain, so 50 from the MFG is about right.



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Look below the specs for actual measurements - it's not bad for the size/price.

CEA-2010 Measurements @ 1m courtesy of Brent Butterworth

Model Driver Loading 80 Hz 63 Hz 50 Hz 40 Hz 31.5 Hz 25 Hz 20 Hz
Monoprice 9723 12" Ported 121.6dB 119.6dB 115.6dB 109.9dB 104.3dB 98.2dB 90.3dB

It's down 6 db at 50Hz, and almost 12db by 40Hz.

That's terrible for a "subwoofer" whose entire point of having is to play the lower frequencies your normal speakers can't.

The cheapest good tower speakers, the Pioneer AJ FS-52s, already play down to 40Hz... so a sub that's falling on its face by then it kinda crap.


This thing will be fine if you're only ever using it for music (which is almost entirely what Butterworths testing was)- but for home theater on a tight budget get a Dayton Sub-1200, it'll at least get 10-15Hz lower before it starts to embarrass itself
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So if I want a sub for strictly music, which would be a good budget sub?
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It's also the actual manufacturer spec on +/- 3db. Which is awful.

In the Butterworth review he was asked if that was accurate, so he measured... his in-room numbers actually found it's 42db, which is also terrible, and benefitted from in-room gain, so 50 from the MFG is about right.






It's down 6 db at 50Hz, and almost 12db by 40Hz.

That's terrible for a "subwoofer" whose entire point of having is to play the lower frequencies your normal speakers can't.

The cheapest good tower speakers, the Pioneer AJ FS-52s, already play down to 40Hz... so a sub that's falling on its face by then it kinda crap.


This thing will be fine if you're only ever using it for music (which is almost entirely what Butterworths testing was)- but for home theater on a tight budget get a Dayton Sub-1200, it'll at least get 10-15Hz lower before it starts to embarrass itself
"The CEA-2010 results for the 9723 were impressive. In the midbass, from 40 to 63 Hz, it scored 115.9 dB compared with the 114.9 dB for the Dayton Audio SUB-1500, 114.0 dB for the BIC V1020, and 110.8 dB for the Pioneer SW-8MK2. In the deep bass, from 20 to 31.5 Hz, it scored 99.3 dB compared with 102.7 dB for the Dayton, 96.5 dB for the BIC and 94.2 dB for the Pioneer. Though it's a bit of a toss-up between the 9723 and the SUB-1500, remember that the 9723 is much smaller and less expensive." > http://thewirecutter.com/reviews/...fer/#where

If your going to use his numbers, note the deep bass (20 to 31.5Hz) results. 102.7 dB for the Dayton 15 and 99.3 dB for this monoprice. If you look at the graph they provide, the Dayton 15" and Monoprice 12" are very close, with the 15 ultimately beating it by a small margin.
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"The CEA-2010 results for the 9723 were impressive. In the midbass, from 40 to 63 Hz, it scored 115.9 dB compared with the 114.9 dB for the Dayton Audio SUB-1500, 114.0 dB for the BIC V1020, and 110.8 dB for the Pioneer SW-8MK2. In the deep bass, from 20 to 31.5 Hz, it scored 99.3 dB compared with 102.7 dB for the Dayton, 96.5 dB for the BIC and 94.2 dB for the Pioneer. Though it's a bit of a toss-up between the 9723 and the SUB-1500, remember that the 9723 is much smaller and less expensive." > http://thewirecutter.com/reviews/...fer/#where

If your going to use his numbers, note the deep bass (20 to 31.5Hz) results. 102.7 dB for the Dayton 15 and 99.3 dB for this monoprice. If you look at the graph they provide, the Dayton 15" and Monoprice 12" are very close, with the 15 ultimately beating it by a small margin.
Don't confuse him with facts! Lol πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
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I don't have the numbers for the Dayton 12... But based on those 15 numbers (narrowly beating the mono 12), I'd side with this Monoprice sub every time.
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Finally got it on sale with free shipping! Thanks!
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Might be helpful to put size in title (12").
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