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Customer Review Summary for Massive Audio NX5
Average Customer Rating is 4.7 out of 5 stars:
4.7
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Average Attributes Rating:
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4.4
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4.7
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4.1
Design
4.6
Usability
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October 3, 2011 Fantastic SQ Amp for space constrained installs
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Sam from Winston-Salem, NC
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My installation goal for my new 2011 Subaru WRX 5-door wagon was to keep the hatch area open for gear. I decided to try a five channel amplifier mounted under the driver's seat to run an active two way front as well as a subwoofer, The NX-5 came highly recommended on DIYMA so I decided to give it a try. It receives its signal from a JBL MS-8 and powers a pair of Dayton RS180 midbass drivers and Tang Band wideband drivers as well as a Diamond Audio D1 10" sub.
When I opened the beautiful Massive Audio box and saw how small the NX5 was, I was skeptical about clean power from such a small footprint. Particularly with no heatsink fins or internal fans. I have been genuinely impressed, though. Power output is easily as high as advertised and clean all the way to uncomfortably loud listening levels.

As suspected, the amplifier does get quite hot after extended listening, particularly when it was simply velcroed to the carpet (no air movement beneath the amp). Once I raised it off the floor, it only gets warm after extended listening at loud volume levels. The amp has never gone into thermal shutdown, even after once mistakenly kicking a gym towel under the seat and completely smothering the amp.
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