For anyone who runs into this old thread researching budget subwoofers. I just wanted to point out that Brent Butterworth measured both Dayton Audio Subs: SUB-1200 and SUB-1500 and chose the SUB-1200 as winner of his comparison with the following explanation:\n\nhttps:\/\/thewirecutter.com\/reviews\/best-budget-subwoofer\/#the-competition\n\nThat is really disappointing, because generally you would expect to gain substantial benefits going from a 12" to a 15" driver! That should be a no-brainer and it makes me wonder if they truly screwed something up on the design of the SUB-1500 ... or maybe they just "lucked up" with the SUB-1200 being so good as it is!\nHowever, between the added size and cost of the SUB-1500, I suspect most will be better off with the SUB-1200.\nThe performance differences might not be entirely illustrated in that article. There is just not a lot of info there. I would want a more detailed assessment before coming to conclusions.