- Brand Name: Nxg - Speakers
- Model Number: NX-BAS-500
- Speaker Type: Subwoofers
Nxg 12 500w Powered Subwoofer 24hz-200hz Black Pebble Finish
- UPC: 675223391718
- Weight: 45.950 lbs
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Whether it's an explosion or earthquake in a Hollywood motion picture, low notes from a bass guitar, or the subterranean rumble of a large cathedral pipe organ, NXG subwoofers let you feel as well as hear those extremely low frequencies, adding realism and excitement to your movies and music.
Top Customer Reviews
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.Read more ›
I am using this with an audio system that occasionally does double duty as a home theater system. I use 1976 Klipsch LaScala speakers for my mains, a Belle Klipsch as a center channel, and 1976 Klipsch Heresy speakers for my surrounds. In case you are unfamiliar with these speakers, they represent an investment of about $11,000. The electronics used for testing the subwoofer is a Denon AVR receiver. Cabling is The DCVSC102 Hybrid speaker cables are constructed of four 13AWG conductors. Each conductor is made from 277 strands of wire, which make these cables very flexible. Each of the four conductors is formed from three bundles of OFHC, and three bundles of silver plated OFHC. The four conductors are joined to make 2 conductors, which are rated at 10AWG. This cable is laid out in a Star Quad configuration, which is a superior method to attenuate EMI (electromagnetic interference). This is the cable used for all the speakers, including the sub.
I gave the subwoofer a 50 hour break-in, and then sat down to do some serious listening. As a home theater sub, it does a fine job. "Black Hawk Down" and "Top Gun" provide some amazing passages, and the sub doesn't disappoint. I expected the subwoofer to be overwhelmed, but it handled these Blu Rays with grace.
Switching to music, I first demoed the Telarc DDD cd of the 1812 Overture. This recording incorporates live cannon fire, with microphones placed 10' in front of the cannons. I kicked the volume up to live concert level, and this subwoofer did not distort. THe cannon fire was like a punch to the chest. I could hear it, feel it, and almost taste it.
I then moved on to the Telarc DDD cd called "Time Warp.Read more ›
Cons: Cheap quality (don't expect it to last long), poor customer service
I had ordered the NXG-BAS500 about 3 months ago and have been pleased with the value up until now. I noticed when I played my music one day that it sounded more flat due to lack of bass. The subwoofer seemed to have stopped working. I keep it at a little less than 50% volume and auto power on. Thinking that it might be the auto-on switch, I've tried toggling that to manual on, but that didn't resolve the issue. I've also toggled the master power rocker switch in hopes that it would start working, but it didn't change. I've switched power outlets, but that didn't work either. Normally, I would hear the subwoofer power on whether there is an active audio source or not, but it is totally silent when I try turning it on. In fact, the power indicator LED does not even light up anymore.
The subwoofer has only seen light use since I received it (only seen 2 movies with it and less than 30 minutes of usage a week playing music) and is paired with a Yamaha RX-V475 receiver via low frequency output connection. Due to the low levels of stress (never used at max potential and light usage), it is extremely unlikely that the woofer is blown or damaged. Since I don't hear the subwoofer power on, it leads me to believe it's an issue with faulty electronics or more specifically with its built-in amplifier. Item still looks new so it has not endured any abuse.
I emailed the company's support and got a response a week later that told me to test it various ways like using another input source. After testing it only to have the same dead results, I replied back to the company's email support with my results on the same day.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
One star for NXG's customer service. Day three of requesting warranty help from NXG, but no reply from NXG even thought their web site reports they'll get back to you in 48 hours. Read morePublished 4 months ago by dbnh
Best subwoofer ever, I've owned several subwoofers and this one is the best by far, deep bass, great music, lot of power, high quality sound, I'm very happy with it, I highly... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Víctor Sanchez
Didn't know what I was missing with out a subwoofer. It was a good price so I bought it. The size was larger than I expected and you definitely want to read the manual and tweak... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Michael Smith
Went from a Sony 12" subwoofer 100 watts to this. What a big difference! The bass is much stronger and you can feel it. Had to adjust it so it wouldn't be too much. Read morePublished 9 months ago by William L. Mosso
What a bargain!!! Powerful ,small size, light weight .This sub is awesome.I cant believe the sound that comes from this inexpensive little box.I should have bought 2. Read morePublished 9 months ago by edward oliver
When I received the subwoofer it developed the very loud hum after 3 months. When I emailed NXG for the location of a local service center they did not give me a yes or no just a... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Amazon Customer
I received this subwoofer 3 days after ordering it in as advertised shape, and found it to work quite satisfactorily. It's a decent looking piece that sounds great. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Roger L. Clapp
Piece of crop, don't buy it!!
Homming noise is so annoying as soon as you power up.
NXG 500 sub
I’ve read many good reviews but was not impressed at all and actually quite a disappointed. Read more