If you like the sound of the Absolute Zero and Classic Two, the Absolute Center is the center channel speaker for you! It can also be used as an L/C/R or in any application where high-fidelity, low distortion and a low profile are desired. We made the Absolute Center as small as we possibly could while matching the timbre, dynamics, and dispersion of other NHT Classic models.
The Absolute Center may be our least expensive center channel, but the same amount of precision mechanical and acoustical engineering went into this design as into every other award-winning NHT Classic model. The Absolute Center is a perfect example of NHT's high-end, without high-price philosophy.
The Absolute Center uses tonally matched 5.25" woofers for use with the Absolute Zero's, Wall Speakers and Absolute Towers. The 1” aluminum dome tweeter has a powerful neodymium magnet assembly and "wonder bar" cooling/mounting bar assembly that we use in the Absolute Zero, Absolute Tower and Classic Two. The Wonder Bar secures the tweeter from the back of the cabinet, heat sinks (cools) the tweeter and allows for a minimal faceplate. This design allows us to tuck the tweeter tightly between the mid-range drivers which provides great horizontal dispersion, excellent articulation and high power handling. The Absolute Center is also magnetically shielded so placement next to that vintage CRT isn't a problem.
Like all models in the NHT Classic line, the Absolute Center's cabinet is very robust, and uses ¾” wood substrate (MDF) for all surfaces, and dual internal braces. A hand-painted finish with 2 primer coats, 7 color coats and 2 clear coats producing a beautiful piano quality high-gloss, black finish. The Absolute Center comes with the Classic aluminum rails with a butyl rubber channel strip already attached.
Finally, lets not forget that you’re buying an NHT speaker and that means all sorts of things. It means you care about getting the best speaker value for your hard earned money. It means and you care about quality craftsmanship and high-end performance. It means you’re ready to join our family of fanatics who love music, movies and the best gear that produces them. Welcome to the club, now tell your friends. Now Hear This!