Ian C.

value?

Classic Three Bookshelf Loudspeaker
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Funny finally after many years of being down the Canadian dollar is now at par with the US dollar . Yet in Canada at least in BC NHT prices are still way over inflated , is this to make the dealer look like a great human being by giving a huge discount ? hey buddy I like your shoes wanna a huge discount on some NHT? . Or is it to make a hella profit like cheap house brands from the 80z? I agree NHT isn't trash . I just see some sorta game being played around the Vancouver area perhaps some over inflation .

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Every Dealer in N. America (inc.  Canada) pays the same price for NHT products.  What a dealer chooses to sell them for is their decision - not NHT's.  Depending on where a dealer is located and how much products they buy will determine how much, if any shipping charges need to be added to the price (we help them with shipping costs too just like we do consumers) and again their decision to add or not add the shipping/duty cost to the products price. 

Where you choose to buy is your choice as well. You can choose to buy locally and enjoy local demonstration, service and support - keep in mind there may be a cost associated with that level of service and only you can decide if it is worth it.  You can buy direct from NHT as well and pay the shipping costs - that total cost to your door can be calculated on our website - keep in mind UPS charges some additional fees that are not included in the UPD shipping charges but are if you use FedEx/USPS.  Your local dealer may or may not choose to match this price - ask them!

David B.

Flawless and Beautiful

O2-ARC Outdoor Speaker - White
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Put up the O2's outdoors today, in the neighbors back yard. Her daughter is having their engagement party tomorrow and they wanted sound outside without having to resort to a boom box. The speakers are mounted horizontally on the fence, on the top rail, about 5' off the ground, 15' apart, behind an open leaved fig and several other bushes. Its all tied together with a small (Parasound) ZAmp, Airport Express and my home network. IT'S FLAWLESS and SOUNDS BEAUTIFUL... Sound everywhere, great clarity, surprising bass, no distortion (considering the ambient noise level) and everyone's iPhone will be accessing it tomorrow.

David B.

Flawless and Beautiful

O2-ARC Outdoor Speaker
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Put up the O2's outdoors today, in the neighbors back yard. Her daughter is having their engagement party tomorrow and they wanted sound outside without having to resort to a boom box. The speakers are mounted horizontally on the fence, on the top rail, about 5' off the ground, 15' apart, behind an open leaved fig and several other bushes. Its all tied together with a small (Parasound) ZAmp, Airport Express and my home network. IT'S FLAWLESS and SOUNDS BEAUTIFUL... Sound everywhere, great clarity, surprising bass, no distortion (considering the ambient noise level) and everyone's iPhone will be accessing it tomorrow.

Nathan N.

Best I've ever heard

Classic Three Bookshelf Loudspeaker
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I just wanted to heap some more praise on these terrific speakers. Imaging is fabulous, low end is deep and super-tight, mids and highs are amazingly smooth. I was unable to afford a sub at the time of purchase, and thought I'd really miss it. But, I can honestly say it's not necessary for music listening. I can't believe the solid low end from such a small box and driver. I'm using the Threes in a simple 2-channel setup and, as another reviewer said, I find myself just wanting to come home in the evening and spend time listening.

Mark M.

Perfect Pitch

B-10d Powered Subwoofer with DSP
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The combination of the B-10d, a pair of Absolute Zero's and an Absolute Center has litterally brought my HT alive. I was sceptical that a 10" acoustic suspension sub would fill my large room but once it was dialed in using the Audyssey MutliEQ on my Denon the sound is perfect. I dialed it in using the "Music" setting, listened to a couple hours of my favorite tracks then switched over to the "Movie" setting and invited some people over to watch a couple Blu-Rays and everyone was simply amazed at the quality and room filling capability of this combination. One musician friend said the combination had "Perfect Pitch" hence the title of this review. For reference, I replaced a Paradigm Studio 20 (12 years old) / CC-200 (16 years old) / Velodyne VA-1012 (16 years old) system and everyone said I was crazy, until they heard it!

Carel S.

Great upgrade!

B-12d Powered Subwoofer with DSP
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As a long time owner of the Sw2p, I was very excited to learn from a friend of mine that NHT was implementing a trade-in program. I was even more excited to learn that I was within driving distance to the showroom. I packed up the ol' sub and headed out to beautiful Benicia. I was quickly greeted by the head of security, "Sadie" who was very happy to see me! After talking at length with John about the history of the company I felt very comfortable in the showroom surrounded by all of the new speaker models. I gave up the 15 year old subwoofer that had served me so well and took home the shiny new 12 inch model. I was seriously shocked by the small form factor. My wife didn't even see it at first. From the beginning I knew this was a different sub. The boominess of the ported sub was gone and in it's place was a super musical low end with great accuracy to boot! I told John it took some getting used to, especially on music but it is the most natural sounding subwoofer I've heard in a long time. I was concerned about watching movies and losing some of the rumble of explosions and whatnot but that was not the case. I have to say, there is a bit of a break-in time (sorry, John), not much but once it went through the weekend something changed. It became fuller and meatier on the movie soundtracks. It was clear this speaker gives the best of both worlds. I really like it! Thanks John and NHT!

Matt M.

Truly delivers the home theater experience

ThreeC Center Channel Speaker
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Installed behind a SeymourAV acoustically transparent screen and powered by an Emotiva XPA amp, movies truly come alive. Dynamic sounds such as gunshots are delivered with authority, but don't direct your attention to the center as with some other speakers - the soundstage is delivered very naturally. At the same time, vocals come through clearly, and for the first time I don't have to turn on subtitles for the hard of hearing watching with me. DO NOT skimp on the center, it is arguably THE most important part of any 5.1+ audio system ... movies often direct 50% or more of the sound to the center channel! If you only buy one NHT speaker for your home theater, make it this one. You will not be disappointed.

Matt M.

Superb speakers, tremendous sound in a small package

Classic Three Bookshelf Loudspeaker
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I imagine there are speakers that produce better sound in a cabinet the size of the Classic Threes, but I would expect them to cost many times what these cost. A single 6.5" woofer in a sealed cabinet seems like a configuration for good, but not exceptional bass response ... but these deliver full, rich, and dynamic bass, to the envy of many full tower speakers. These currently serve as front L/R in my theater, and my Denon 4311 sets the crossover at 40Hz - NHT's not kidding! The first bookshelves I have heard that truly provide "full range" sound without a subwoofer. They deliver outstanding transient response, smoothness, and accuracy from low bass to the highest treble - this is especially noticeable in midrange by comparison, as other reviewers have indicated - but their low end is the most surprising. I do have to add that unless you use the theater for music listening, these are almost wasted in a home theater. Movie soundtracks often direct 50 to 70% of the sound to the center, and thus they don't get the opportunity to perform. (Which is why a ThreeC is essential.) The Classic Threes deserve to be heard, and thus I recommend them for dedicated 2.0 or 2.1 listening, where they'll deliver all of their value. (For music, they do pair excellently with a small sealed sub, I've used them very successfully with Emotiva's Ultra 12.) That said, they're not coming out of my theater anytime soon! Don't be surprised if you look forward to coming home every day just to spend a few hours listening to these. I know I did, and often still do.

Dave D.

Without a doubt the best quality and value speakers on the market

Classic Three Bookshelf Loudspeaker
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took a leap of faith and ordered a complete set of the classic 3's 2 months ago and have been really pleased with the performance of these speakers. You can do all your online search and forums, most reviewers, from the casual listener who appreciates good sounding speakers to the expert with technical equipment to measure the output and everybody else in between, these speakers are as good as it gets. My concerns for ordering these speakers online and not seeing it in person were: 1. potentially receiving it damage 2. how these speakers would sound compare to PSB, Paradigm, B&W, Monitor Audio, Totem, et al. Regarding concern #1, I was very please with how carefully and well packed the speakers were with quality packing material that fit snug in the box and can be reuse too. Everything arrived in excellent condition. #2. I demo'd all the speakers mention above and I have to say NHT excelled in all areas including good depth, wide sound stage, clean and accurate sound, excellent channel separation, and the midrange is amazing! This is truly a unique design and the 3 way bookshelf speaker are a rarity at this price range. After a 1 month of listening to the classic 3's I realize that I do not realize the speakers are there anymore. I wonder if NHT has consider or is playing around with the idea of using bamboo as an alternative to the MDF for their cabinets...I've heard bamboo can do amazing thing and I hope NHT explores this possibility. Great product, people and company. Thanks!

Ben B.

These speakers are too good to hog; I hope I help you sell more of them.

Classic Three Bookshelf Loudspeaker
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Just wanted to let you know that I very much enjoyed visiting NHT's show room in Benicia this past Friday. Not only did I have the opportunity to audition and buy a great, affordable product, I received such excellent, personal touch service. The NHT Classic Three's are the best speakers I've ever owned. I managed to get everything set-up today. A break in time wasn't necessary; they sound terrific right out of the box. They truly compliment my classic SONY STR V5 85 watt/channel monster receiver. I'm listening to it right now as I write this e-mail. Today I listened to a 200 g vinyl pressing of Miles Davis' "Kind of Blue" and a 180 g import vinyl pressing of Pink Floyd's "Dark Side of the Moon". At my young son's request, who helped me set things up, we listened to some Beach Boys classic songs and a collection of theme songs from the James Bond films. The speaker output is solid and clear in the high, mid, and low ranges. I've found that the flat setting on my tone controls is just right, and the speakers produce great depth and texture in the music. Hearing Shirley Bassey sing the theme song to the film "Goldfinger" was a treat. I look forward to discovering new sounds and interpretations when I play the rest of my music collection on these great speakers.

Ralph C.

Wonderful upgrade

TwoC Center Channel Speaker
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I have a surround setup I installed in 1998 (NHT). I spoike with John who said the TwoC would work great. On receiving theTwoC I was VERY impressed with the GREAT finish and sound of the speaker. The voicing of the speakers match great and besides TV,the SACDs sound GREAT, and now I am deep into My SACDs again! I am IMPRESSED.

Stanley S.

NHT Button Design 1.0 Coffee Mug

NHT Coffee mug - still the best value for the dollar

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Stirring a beverage in this mug with a metal spoon produces a very detailed sound, some might say to bright. For people who find this too harsh, there is always the option of using a plastic spoon, which produces a much more dull but slightly more tonally balanced sound. After consuming half of a beverage I found the mug had a bit more midbass, especially when setting it down on a wooden surface.

Stan S.

Reviews are right!

Classic Three Bookshelf Loudspeaker
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I am using the Classic Threes in my main listening area, which measures about 23'Wx15'D with very high ceilings, and the speakers fill the room with beautiful sound. They were my first NHT purchase and truth be told, when I bought them, it was mostly due to the positive reviews and for the "special dark" finish which I thought looked nice. But boy was I blown away by their performance. The mids and highs are extremely accurate and the bass is likely acceptable for many casual listeners. As a testament to how impressed I am with NHT products, I have since purchased a Classic 3 center, an Evolution U2 dual subwoofer system, an A1 sub amp, X1 crossover, and Superzero 2.0s - all from NHT! I couldn't be happier with the performance, quality and value of NHT products. BTW, I am powering everything with a Rotel 1075 amp.

Melissa C.

Ms

Sanus Euro Foundation Speaker Stands
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these are the speaker stands I ordered.... Love the mode look... www.melissachandon.com

Melissa C.

Ms

Super 8 Powered Subwoofer for SuperZero
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Chris recommended this subwoofer for my new system. Love it..... www.melissachandon.com

Kevin H.

FINALLY!

Classic Four Floor Standing Tower Speaker
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After years on the outskirts of audiophilia, I took the plunge and bought the Classic Fours. Powered by my mid '70's receiver, the Fours are absolutely stunning. Incredible detail and dynamic range, precision, articulation; you get it all with the Fours. This is an awesome truly high end product which produces truly world class sound. Congratulations NHT!

Steve M.

Very Pleased

B-12d Powered Subwoofer with DSP
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I have a small room(24*20) with Paradigm Reference Studio 40 Speakers and a ParaSound 5250 Amp pushed by a new Denon reciever. I had a NHT Sub Two. The B-12d is crisp and strong. I am a lay person that can only tell you that I am very pleased with my new sub.It is worth the money. As you can tell, I do not normally write reviews, but I am very impressed the this Sub.

Mike M.

Very high Wife Approval Factor

Absolute Tower Speaker
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I bought the Absolute Towers and a TwoC center speaker as an upgrade for a pair of Super One speakers and a NHT center channel. Not only do I think these new speakers are a great upgrade, my wife agrees. She is certain that these speakers sound much better than the previous setup - and those comments were even unsolicited. The Absolute Towers are very crisp and clear, playing music and movies both. I do have a subwoofer in the setupl that provides the deep base - the subwoofer is not an NHT product. Appearance wise, these speakers tend to disappear bacause of the high gloss black finish. they are stable and don't seem susceptable to tipping. The sound from this setup is well dispersed - the sound fills the room, rather than seeming like it is concentrated at the speaker. I'd recommend these speakers to anyone interested in high quality sound at a reasonable price - but like another owner wrote, a powered subwoofer will add low end punch.

Richard S.

Low and Clean Bass

B-10d Powered Subwoofer with DSP
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I have had my B-10d for about a month now and it is everything I hoped it would be. The reviews on this site are pretty accurate. I have it paired with a set of Paradigm AMS-150Rs for home theater (and music) and it blends perfectly. I do not use the movie switch as I find the sub to be very balanced in the music position. This sub goes very low and is very accurate with no boominess. Not to mention it is gorgeous. I am not sure there is a better sub this size that is as powerful and clean for under $1000 - and maybe not then. If you are on the fence, jump.

T. A.

Very Pleased!

Absolute Tower Speaker
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I generally don't write reviews. But I am making an exception this time. From the moment I opened the box, I was very pleased. The appearance and build quality are great. They would look good in any room. I coupled them with a new NHT TwoC center channel and movies came alive with clear and crisp sound. Family members were all impressed with the sound when visiting during the Holidays.