NHT 1259 Subwoofers

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DIY 12" subwoofer driver

User Reviews (5)

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PulseCodeModulat   Audio Enthusiast [Mar 31, 2003]
Strength:

Price to performance ratio can't be beat

Weakness:

Box size is fairly large But, come on we are talking about Low cost, high output, low distortion, ACCURATE Bass. How much do you expect???

Now Hear This. If you are on a budget, but need some serious low end reinforcement for your system, this is the subwoofer of choice. No inflated midbass. No slop or overhang in the low notes- Just clean, tight chest pounding performance in the lowest two octaves of human hearing. If ONE is not enough- (you bassheads!) TWO will take you to the threshhold and an officer may come to your door to verify what I am telling you. (NHT is NOT responsible for such occurances)

Similar Products Used: DCM, Polk, Jamo, Infinity,
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kgveteran   Audio Enthusiast [Feb 25, 2002]
Strength:

tight tunefull bass.Stressless.

Weakness:

Don''''t even look here

The 1259''''s came to me as a pair built by a fanatic in the rochester area.They weigh about a hundered pounds apiece.Two inch thick mdf.High gloss black.They had passive xovers in them.I trashed the xovers first.Then found they needed more insulation. so i stuffed them.I then hooked them up to my Ashly fet200''''s ( pro amps bridged in mono )About three hundered watts with great damping factors.Once the xover in my EAD was dialed into 65hz they sang that ol'''' song better than any sub i ever heard.They have been with me for about six years or so. Funny thing though, in my new room they have to be in the same corner.Stacked. If not they cancel each other out @50hz ( don''''t ask me they just did )I read about the wonders of subs but will really have to experience a revelation to even think about getting rid of them.I also picked up an old( twenty years to be exact )Ashly parametric CS-66 and killed a 15db peak at about 40hz. And just about 3db at about 80hz. Majic is the only thing left to say.Ask my son who watched Atlantis.Those subs don''''t even hint of a Stress problem.

Similar Products Used: nothing close for the money
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Joe Christman   Audiophile [Jan 26, 2002]
Strength:

Everything its advertised to be.

Weakness:

Requires large enclosure

I picked the 1259 on the basis of numerous good reviews. I also thought that the quality of construction was outstanding for the price. It is a solidly built driver that required very little cabinet tweaking to get excellent sound. I have very little regrets about the 100 lb box I built to use it.

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andrew   Audiophile [May 15, 2001]
Weakness:

terminal tabs

Put one in a 3cuft sealed enclosure, add a 300W amp, and you've basically got NHT's prebuilt sub models (they use this driver). I tried using this in an automobile, but sub is not really optimized for use in anything smaller than 2.5 cuft, and cabin gain peaks at 40Hz are nasty. An excellent home subwoofer for the do-it-youselfer, high output and high sound quality.

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Jinho Park   Audiophile [Aug 29, 2001]
Strength:

Good tight bass

Weakness:

None

The best value DIY woofer on the market.

If you are thinking of doing a subwoofer project and saving money (which is why I would assume you are doing it yourself), look no further!!!

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