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Thought I'd give an status update on the NXG availability as I heard back from a rep today:
So, now we know. I'll be holding off to purchase one when they become available again.

I got that email the other day. They are estimating availability as 8 weeks from now...

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Absouloutly love my dual sub-1200 dqytons. Wife even can here the difference.
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Absouloutly love my dual sub-1200 dqytons. Wife even can here the difference.

Yeah people think because the Dayton 1200 is so low price that it won't be good and that is foolish. I am very surprised everytime I hear it on my music setup. $109(back to $129) sale price tag it can't be beat for the SQ.
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So , my Energy ESW-8 recently went kaput so I've been looking for a replacement sub-woofer of similar caliber (e.g. very value driven). After reading some reviews of the Dayton Audio SUB series, it seems that either the SUB-800 or the SUB-1000 would fit the bill. Before going out and pulling the trigger, I was wondering if anyone had any alternative suggestions. The room is 12 x 22, and is all hardwood floors. The usage is split 80% Movies / 20% Music. Any help would be appreciated!
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So , my Energy ESW-8 recently went kaput so I've been looking for a replacement sub-woofer of similar caliber (e.g. very value driven). After reading some reviews of the Dayton Audio SUB series, it seems that either the SUB-800 or the SUB-1000 would fit the bill. Before going out and pulling the trigger, I was wondering if anyone had any alternative suggestions. The room is 12 x 22, and is all hardwood floors. The usage is split 80% Movies / 20% Music. Any help would be appreciated!

If your ceiling height is 8' you have over 2100 ft^3 of space to fill, which I doubt the SUB-800 or 1000 would be able to accomplish with any degree of authority. You should probably consider the SUB-1200 instead. If you really want something to hit hard then maybe even the SUB-1500.
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If your ceiling height is 8' you have over 2100 ft^3 of space to fill, which I doubt the SUB-800 or 1000 would be able to accomplish with any degree of authority. You should probably consider the SUB-1200 instead. If you really want something to hit hard then maybe even the SUB-1500.

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I would say dual SUB-1200's or the SUB-1500.  What do you think Jim, dual 1200's or a single 1500?  I've heard of the 1200's going for $109.


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+1.

I would say dual SUB-1200's or the SUB-1500.  What do you think Jim, dual 1200's or a single 1500?  I've heard of the 1200's going for $109.

Since he was happy with a single 8" subwoofer before my guess is either arrangement would be a huge improvement. tongue.gif

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How does the Outlaw Audio M8 compare to the SUB-1200?
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How does the Outlaw Audio M8 compare to the SUB-1200?

I had the M8. It was my 1st. sub. If you're in a small to medium apt. you'll love it. Built with quality and It will be a better sub than the 1200, but like we all said the 1200 is great for the money.

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I see, since I have a small room (11' by 11') volume is not an issue here, so I wonder how is the SVS sub compare to sub $300 subs, is it better accuracy?
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I see, since I have a small room (11' by 11') volume is not an issue here, so I wonder how is the SVS sub compare to sub $300 subs, is it better accuracy?

What is your budget ? SVS makes great subs like the PB1000(outlet $449), which I bought last year and can say it the best sub I've ever had, sure there are better, but for my small apt it 's beyond great and more than I need for my space + I can't really play it too loud in my apt.. smile.gif If you're on a budget then the 1200/NXG(I trust you read Jmans reviews for all the subs I mentioned except the M8) will more than satisfy your needs in your space.

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What is your budget ? SVS makes great subs like the PB1000(outlet $449), which I bought last year and can say it the best sub I've ever had, sure there are better, but for my small apt it 's beyond great and more than I need for my space + I can't really play it too loud in my apt.. smile.gif If you're on a budget then the 1200/NXG(I trust you read Jmans reviews for all the subs I mentioned except the M8) will more than satisfy your needs in your space.

My budget is $300, but I wonder how much better is the SB/PB1000.
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My budget is $300, but I wonder how much better is the SB/PB1000.

Definitely the extra $200 better smile.gif

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My budget is $300, but I wonder how much better is the SB/PB1000.

I've actually reviewed all four of those; the SUB-1200, NX-BAS-500 and both the SB/PB1000. If your budget is such that you can spend $500 then the PB1000 is really the way to go. The extra $200 gets you quite a bit more subwoofer.

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In this order PB/SB1000,Outlaw M8, NXG, Dayton 1200. I assume Jman would agree with this order. smile.gif All of them are good, so you won't go wrong. I'd say go for the 1200 budget wise and see how you like it. I bet you won't return it.cool.gif Let us know what you decide and if you need help setting it up just ask us. smile.gif Good luck

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Thanks, is there any area where the SB1000 outshines the PB1000?
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Thanks, is there any area where the SB1000 outshines the PB1000?
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SB1000 is better suited for music, while the PB1000 does a great job for both Movies/Music. Read Jmans review.

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Are there any DIY subs in the sub $300 can that rival the SB/PB1000? I think in the end I still prefer to the keep budget under $300.
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Thanks, is there any area where the SB1000 outshines the PB1000?

Yes, it is smaller and cheaper.  In terms of performance, no.


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Are there any DIY subs in the sub $300 can that rival the SB/PB1000? I think in the end I still prefer to the keep budget under $300.

A big no. If you can be patient wait for the NXG or just jump and get the 1200, like I said you won't return it.

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Are there any DIY subs in the sub $300 can that rival the SB/PB1000? I think in the end I still prefer to the keep budget under $300.

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1519758/cheap-and-easy-dual-sealed-infinity-1262ws-using-diysoundgroup-flat-packs

 

This should be similar to the SB1000 for under $300.  $500 will build two.


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Are there any DIY subs in the sub $300 can that rival the SB/PB1000? I think in the end I still prefer to the keep budget under $300.

Possibly. Assuming you already have the wood to build your own ported box, one of the Dayton Reference series drivers and a 300 watt plate amp. You'd need to talk to the people in the AVS DIY speakers and subs forum.

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This should be similar to the SB1000 for under $300.  $500 will build two.

That looks very complicated especially if you don't have wood skills. Looks fantastic though and bet it sounds great.

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That looks very complicated especially if you don't have wood skills. Looks fantastic though and bet it sounds great.

Its about as easy as you can get for a DIY build.  Sort of like paint by numbers..you don't have to be an artist.  A flat pack comes with all cuts made and goes together with wood glue.  A single inuke 1000 amp, which is included in the under $300 cost of the first sub, will power a second sub. So for two it would be $60x2 for bother drivers, $120.  $150 for an inuke1000 to power both subs. $140 for two flat packs.  So $410 plus miscellaneous costs for painting, screws, connections etc.  Should be well under $500 and match two SB2000's.  :)   Add $50 to get the DSP amp.


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At this point I can't recommend the nxg anymore. My first experience with their customer service was great. But the replacement amp I got had a damaged auto on switch. Contacted them. Took two weeks for a reply was directed to send pictures of amp and shipping box. Sent pictures. That was a week ago. They at this point have disappointed me. I love the sub and will be keeping it but now I either have to wire around the auto on our buy a amp for it. Not very happy. Wrote them today telling them they have lost my business. Jim has been helping me . Gonna give a few phone numbers a call that he found. Also gonna contact avhouse where I bought it. Great sub crap service at this point. Could I hook Inuke 1000 to this sub? How would it hook up to this? Thanks guys

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Help me understand, you had the amp replaced and it works well now? then when you got the replacement and the auto switch didn't work? Why not connect it to a power strip and turn on everything at the same time? Most of those Auto on features don't work well.

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It kicks in and out because the auto on switch is not in any real position . It just floats around in the socket. I had the amp replaced because it was inop period I have wrote probably 10 emails total to them. It works but kicks in and out at random. The auto on works off of signal from the avr not power on from the power source.

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So the On switch does not work? It's loose and turns off randomly?

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The always on doesn't work. The auto feature partially works. They contacted me today apparently they had vendor expos the past two weeks. Said they would get me a amp as soon as possible. I suggested when they have expos to post it on their site so people don't get aggravated from no response

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