Classic Two Bookshelf Speaker - Black
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NHT’s first product was a 2-way bookshelf speaker - the Model 1, with many similarities to the Two. We have always felt that a good 2-way design was hard to beat, particularly for music playback. The Classic Two continues that tradition. In this 5th generation version, we have managed to add an additional half-octave of bass extension, improved the soundstage and off-axis response, removed lots of distortion and diffraction and still kept the sweet and accurate midrange for which NHT speakers are known for.
The Classic Two is a premium 2-way, acoustic suspension bookshelf speaker design. No ports or holes. Like all Classic Series speakers, we use air, nature's most perfect spring force to control the woofer motion - the reason for its clean midrange and low distortion. Its driver compliment is a custom designed 6.5” woofer and the same tweeter assembly used in the Absolute Zero - a remarkable 1" ferro-fluid cooled neodymium magnet marvel of engineering and production. The Classic Two uses a carefully engineered 2nd order crossover to divide the frequencies between the woofer and tweeter. The system is magnetically shielded as we know there are a few TV's using CRTs still in service.
Connections are made in the back of the speaker via 2 all metal nickel-plated binding posts that will accept 10 guage bare wire, BFAs, 1" spaced dual banana connectors, single banana connectors or spade lugs with 1/4" spacing. The speaker comes with user applied feet - aluminum rails with a butyl rubber inserted in a center channel to keep them secure and quiet on a table top or shelf. We leave them off in shipping because the Classic Two's cabinet's curves look beautiful when wall or ceiling mounted without them - don't throw them away when unpacking the speakers.
Although we always recommend a subwoofer like the Classic B-10d or B-12d for home theater use, the Two has enough bass that a subwoofer is optional for most music playback in small to medium size rooms (orchestral/hip-hop/organ/bass freaks will need a high quality subwoofer. Like the Absolute Zero, the Classic Two enclosure is made with 15-30mm MDF (medium density fiberboard), internally braced twice to eliminate any mechanical resonances. It’s finished with 2 primer layers, 7 color coats and 2 clear coats of black or white paint, hand-rubbed between coats. Sold and packaged individually.
If you need to wall or ceiling mount, the inserts on the back are specifically made to accommodate the Omnimount 20.0 wall mount or Omnimount 20.0 ceiling mount systems - available here on nhthifi.com.
Building a home theater system? All NHT speakers are designed and voiced with the same design goals so you have the freedom to use any of our Classic Series center channel speaker. That said, corner us in a dark bar and well likely recommend the Classic TwoC center channel as the best choice. Rear speakers? Again, a perfect match would be more Classic Twos for surround and back channels but most people opt for the Absolute Wall Speaker in black or White because of their compact size.
The Company - Let’s 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!
Anointed Soundz Home Theater
System type - Bookshelf Speaker
Configuration - 2-way acoustic suspension design
Cabinet Material - 30mm MDF front baffle, all other plus braces 15mm
Woofer – 6.5” polypropylene cone
Tweeter - 1” aluminum dome
Frequency Response - 51Hz- 20kHz
Crossover Frequency – 3 kHz
Crossover Slopes – 3kHz 18dB HP, 18dB LP
Sensitivity - 86dB
Impedance - 6 ohms
Power Handling - 125W
Inputs – 2 each nickel plated 5-way binding posts
Speaker Dimensions - 12.125"Hx 7"Wx 8.875"D
Speaker Weight - 12.7 lbs./5.8 kg each
Shipping weight - 16 lbs/7.3 kg each
Width between Shelf Rail Tips - 4 1/2"
Finish - High Gloss Black
Wall or Ceiling Bracket Type: Omnimount 20.0 (available at nhthifi.com)