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Nxg 12 500w Powered Subwoofer 24hz-200hz Black Pebble Finish

4.1 out of 5 stars 65 customer reviews
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  • UPC: 675223391718
  • Weight: 45.950 lbs
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Nxg - Speakers
  • Model Number: NX-BAS-500
  • Speaker Type: Subwoofers

Product Description

Earth Shaking Bass in several sizes...
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.

Product Information

Product Dimensions 18 x 18 x 14.8 inches
Item Weight 40.2 pounds
Shipping Weight 40.2 pounds
Manufacturer NXG - SPEAKERS
ASIN B008FSTU4G
Item model number NX-BAS-500
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4.1 out of 5 stars 65 customer reviews

4.1 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #324 in Electronics > Home Audio & Theater > Home Theater Systems > Speakers > Subwoofers
#8,791 in Electronics > Home Audio & Theater > Speakers
Date first available at Amazon.com June 28, 2012

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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.
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I write reviews for Home Theater Shack and one of the subwoofers I evaluated recently was the NXG NX-BAS-500. This one turned out to be a pleasant surprise, especially considering the cost. I didn't want to recreate the entire review here - because it's rather long - but if you're interested in reading it copy and paste the following link into your browser:

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I recently ordered this subwoofer from amazon. I had been looking for a powerful subwoofer for a good price that can reproduce the ultra-deep bass that the vast majority of in-home subwoofers fail at. I was slightly skeptical that less than $300 could buy a sub like that but the stated frequency response down to 18 hertz and the clearly high excursion speaker surrounds made me feel like this was a relatively safe bet. I've been disappointed by many more expensive subwoofers, but this is a real deal low-bass sub. This NXG gets deeper than even most 12" automobile subwoofers that I've heard. This turned out to be an exceptional sub that can handle high volume and the upper range to very low notes without distortion or lack of accuracy. I recommend you forget about most of the other less-than-$1000-subs out there and consider this one, it will not disappoint.
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I ordered this subwoofer, not expecting to be impressed. Boy, was I ever wrong.
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.
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Pros: Cheap price, surprisingly low bass extension
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.
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