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Great Value Subwoofer
on August 30, 2013
First off I wanted to give a big thumbs up too AVS house for their great customer service!. I want to compare this sub-woofer too 3 others I tried: BIC F12, Energy 10.3 and the Klipsch RW-12d. I used my receiver to control the crossover and set my speakers(polk rti8, csi5) at 70 hz so everything lower was going to the subwoofer. When I first started using the subwoofer I set the volume too full, the sub was clear but it didnt quite have the same umph as the Klipsch, or Energy 10.3. Second I couldn't feel the low low vibration I could with the Klipsch. I wasn't to happy with it, I actually contacted AVS house about a return, they promptly responded with a return authorization. But during this time the sub started to break in, I also moved the sub too a different position(Corner), it seemed to react differently than the Klipsch, F12 or Energy. Now I can feel the subwoofer, but the volume was way to high, currently I have my level on the receiver set to -1 and the volume on the sub set to half, its more than adequate umph for my 2000 cubic feet room(scares the dog).
NX-BAS-500 vs BIC F12: I've had the BIC F12 for about 3 months, it was a mistake too buy I was being too cheap. The F12 can rattle the floor and get loud, but not as loud or as low as the BAS 500. The F12 is ok in Movies, but absolutely horrible in Music the Bas-500 integrates in music perfectly. Additionally the NXG is a smaller sub.
NX-BAS-500 vs Energy 10.3: The energy is a friends sub, I only used it to test for a direct comparison, its a good sub, but when the Energy is cranked up to a comparable volume as the BAS-500 it sounds very distorted and muffled.
NX-BAS-500 vs Klipsch RW12d: I bought the RW12d on a sale, the same time as the NX-BAS-500, the loser would get returned. First off the Klipsch has a control panel on the front top of the subwoofer, this is pretty convenient, the Klipsch is about 25% larger than the NXG. In music the Klipsch was good, hit very hard without getting muffled but didnt rattle the floors unless turned up, whereas the NXG even listening to low volumes, you can feel it, plus the NXG is a smoother sound. In movies during explosions I liked the Klipsch more, but in everything else I prefer the NXG, I think its a better sub. Secondly I think the NXG aesthetically looks great, of all the sub-woofers I've used its the clear winner.