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Well title says it all. I am liking to buy a budget sub. I Ann the only income in a house of three so budget and best bang for buck is of concern to me. With that in mind and a room size of roughly 13x12x7.5 what sub would you recommend? I just purchased a denon avr e300 and am using the insignia bookshelves in front currently. These will be move to the rear eventual and infinity primus flour standing will take their place. Surprisingly the insignia speakers are very clear and can get loud with no distortion. Thanks everyone.
 

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I guess you already read Jim Wilson's reviews on both Dayton SUB 1200 and NX-BAS-500. Both subs are well regarded and recommended by many. You can't go wrong on either sub. Simply it is the matter of your budget. If you can spend 260, go to NX-BAS-500. If not, Dayton SUB 1200 for 150 when it comes in stock in 3/4. Or, SVS PB-1000 for 500 is the best option.

Which one is the best bang for buck (price/performance ratio)? I think Jim could answer for this because he reviewed all of them above.   
 

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I was leaning towards the nxg. I read his review off the nxg but not the Dayton. I will have to read it. I like the looks of the nxg but is it worth the extra hundred performance wise?
 

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Originally Posted by paulks  /t/1519902/dayton-1200-or-nxg-bas-500#post_24412434


I guess you already read Jim Wilson's reviews on both Dayton SUB 1200 and NX-BAS-500. Both subs are well regarded and recommended by many. You can't go wrong on either sub. Simply it is the matter of your budget. If you can spend 260, go to NX-BAS-500. If not, Dayton SUB 1200 for 150 when it comes in stock in 3/4. Or, SVS PB-1000 for 500 is the best option.

Which one is the best bang for buck (price/performance ratio)? I think Jim could answer for this because he reviewed all of them above.   

Actually, you pretty said what I would have anyway...
 

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That settles it. I'm going with the nxg. Jim have you ever seen the insignia speakers or heard them. I'm sure they don't compare to high end stuff but for 69 dollars they are incredible. They are very very clear but lack any bass at all. Which I'm ok with this has been a low budget build but Is turning out nice. Hoping the a.j Pioneer center will match the insignia speakers. If not I can return to best buy. Trying to decide between a htd level 2 center or the Pioneer. Pioneer its more really available so it's the first try. Eventually I will move insignias to rear and get some infinity primus up front. Thank you everyone for the opinions. Jim is the nxg worth the extra hundred?
 

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Actually since I'm going to go with infinity up front eventually. I will get the pc251 for my center. That way the timbre will match when I do change. I can get the pc251 for 69 dollars currently.
 

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Jim is the nxg worth the extra hundred?

That depends upon what $100 means to you. I think the NXG is worth the extra money, but $100 might be less significant for me than you. I look at it this way; the extra money I spend up front will soon be a distant memory, but the enjoyment will last far longer. That's just my 02 though...
 

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Actually since I'm going to go with infinity up front eventually. I will get the pc251 for my center. That way the timbre will match when I do change. I can get the pc251 for 69 dollars currently.

Wise choice. You'll never regret having a matching front stage.
 

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Well title says it all. I am liking to buy a budget sub. I Ann the only income in a house of three so budget and best bang for buck is of concern to me. With that in mind and a room size of roughly 13x12x7.5 what sub would you recommend? I just purchased a denon avr e300 and am using the insignia bookshelves in front currently. These will be move to the rear eventual and infinity primus flour standing will take their place. Surprisingly the insignia speakers are very clear and can get loud with no distortion. Thanks everyone.

I'd probably go with the Dayton until NXG fixes that burning port problem that a lot of people been having.
And also when NXG gets a real 1800 number. They supposedly been around for 10 years yet have no 1800 number seems pretty fishy!
 

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2 Dayton 1200 or 1 NGX BAS 500 for this size room? Sorry don't have dimensions of room but here is a pic

Adding two subs is not always the best solution, cause if you don't find a sweet spot for both of them in your room they'll be fighting with each other on latency issues.
For that room I'd say the Dayton Sub 1500

I've owned the Bas the sub does move at 18hz but it's pretty quiet.
No way is it 500 watts like they say it or at least the amp powering it isn't.
I decided to return it, due to bad sound it made after this burning smell occurred within just a month.
I'd probably go with Dayton, there is a reason why so many recommend these certain subs on this site SVS,HSU,Dayton cause frankly they're bad ass.
 

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I'd probably go with the Dayton until NXG fixes that burning port problem that a lot of people been having.
What is this burning smell that supposedly 'a lot' of people are having? And how many people constitute a lot? This is the second reference to it that alleges there's a large problem, yet those are the only two posts I've seen which mention it at all. Do you have any links for other posts with users experiencing the same thing? I'm curious so see what's going on.
 

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What is this burning smell that supposedly 'a lot' of people are having? And how many people constitute a lot? This is the second reference to it that alleges there's a large problem, yet those are the only two posts I've seen which mention it at all. Do you have any links for other posts with users experiencing the same thing? I'm curious so see what's going on.
yes 1 15 over 2 12.s. Unlessss you can find a sweet spot where the two 12's aren't fighting each other in the room and canceling each other out.(Usually people stack them on top of each other to prevent the canceling out from happening.) Which I think looks ridiculous.

Just check Amazon on the burning smell.
there is 3 people on there talking about it.
Some on RadioShack talking about.
It's a burning smell like something is on fire.
And soon as it happens the sub sounds really horrid on some frequency's.
It's definitely a manufacture defect.

I been emailing NXG for almost 3 weeks no and no response back they know it's a defect they aren't taking responsibility for it.
 

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Just check Amazon on the burning smell.
there is 3 people on there talking about it.
Some on RadioShack talking about.
It's a burning smell like something is on fire.
And soon as it happens the sub sounds really horrid on some frequency's.
It's definitely a manufacture defect.

I been emailing NXG for almost 3 weeks no and no response back they know it's a defect they aren't taking responsibility for it.
If they aren't answering your emails how do you know they think there's a manufacturing defect and aren't taking responsibility for it? This appears more like a smear campaign at this point.

On radioshack.com there are 4 reviews posted, none of which contain the word 'burn' or 'smell' in them. On Amazon there are 34 reviews, 2 of which have the word 'burn'. The second of them says this though... "One other person had mentioned a burning smell coming out of the port and I did experience this as well. I moved the sub and did a little research and found it to be a ground issue with my outlets, not the sub itself. I have not had the issue again". That effectively makes it a single reference, which may have been a DOA.

If you didn't like the sub that's fine, just say it. But this nonsense is out of line.
 

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If they aren't answering your emails how do you know they think there's a manufacturing defect and aren't taking responsibility for it? This appears more like a smear campaign at this point.

On radioshack.com there are 4 reviews posted, none of which contain the word 'burn' or 'smell' in them. On Amazon there are 34 reviews, 2 of which have the word 'burn'. The second of them says this though... "One other person had mentioned a burning smell coming out of the port and I did experience this as well. I moved the sub and did a little research and found it to be a ground issue with my outlets, not the sub itself. I have not had the issue again". That effectively makes it a single reference, which may have been a DOA.

If you didn't like the sub that's fine, just say it. But this nonsense is out of line.
Nope loved the sub sounded great till the burning smell.
Could easily tell the difference in sound after it happened.
Was a rumbling sound.
A Doa doesn't sound perfect for 23 days then go bad!
There was 12 reviews on the sub last week RadioShack is deleting them!

Don't believe go right ahead and buy it.. Get stuck with a paper weight.. I've sent over 4 emails no response from them over it.
 

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^^ No matter the company, failures are bound to happen. And yes, it's frustrating to buy something and have it go bad. More people will get on line and post a bad review than they will a good review. It's human nature to get frustration off one's chest. But for the number of reviews (not a large sampling), three bad reviews don't sound particularly high. Matter-of-fact, I find it rather low. Take a look at any Amazon review on any product. No matter how many love a product, there will be some that hate it, and vice-versa.

However, that being said, what troubles me is the inability to contact them and get a response. That is far more troubling than a few bad amps. Do they not have a telephone number to contact?
 
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There was 12 reviews on the sub last week RadioShack is deleting them!
If that's actually true then Radio Shack should be taken to task. Those are supposed to be open formats, so any type of censorship is BS.


Don't believe go right ahead and buy it.. Get stuck with a paper weight.. I've sent over 4 emails no response from them over it.
Dozens and dozens of people from this forum alone have bought those subs and use them every day, so the 'paper weight' analogy is quite the exaggeration. Difficulty getting replies from their support has been mentioned before though, so it seems NXG does have a problem there.
 
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