Feels cheap, and not that loud
We had an ancient NuTone chime that had beautiful resonant sound. Then someone stuck the button down and it burnt out. We looked online for a replacement similar to our old one but couldn't find a replacement at a reasonable price (there were ones like ours on ebay but they were much too expensive). We settled on this one, and it isn't bad, but it isn't nearly as loud as our old NuTone, and doesn't sound as full and sonorous as our old one. I noticed that the old one had metal tubes that the
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chime bars were mounted to that helped amplify the sound, this one doesn't have such tubes. It also feels cheaper. Our old one was made entirely of metal except the cover. This new one is purely plastic, and about 10 lbs lighter. Nonetheless, it's still a great chime for the price, and works with our original wiring and transformer.