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post #1 of 5 Old 09-26-2012, 02:38 PM - Thread Starter
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Greetings! Longtime reader first time poster deal. Anyway I'm looking to upgrade my 5.1 setup which is currently powered by a Denon 1712. Small room used for primarily computer gaming/movie watching and such. So near field and kinda near field since even when I'm watching movies its still, ya know, a small room. Currently running the 5.1 with Polk Monitor30s and a Polk 10" sub. Nothing fancy really. But one my friends from a friend who is clearing his house heard that I was building up sort of an "audio" room and offered me up two different deals - Super Zeros made in 96/97 for 30 dollars a speaker or the 2.0 that came out recently for 80 a speaker.

So long story short - 2 questions - Are there any real difference between the two speakers? Hell they look exactly the same from what I could gather online. And - Will it be an upgrade from the Polk Monitor30s? I'm pretty much looking to just upgrade the three front speakers.
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Quote from hometheater mag review - http://www.hometheater.com/content/nht-superzero-20-speaker-system

"So what makes the 2.0 different from previous SuperZero speakers? Again, let NHT tell the story: “We found that if we added an itsy-bitsy coil of wire to the crossover in just the right place, we could make the tweeter roll off a bit faster (12 decibels per octave).” The extra coil blocks a little more bass from reaching the tweeter, lowering distortion and improving power handling."
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Interesting. Thanks! So since its just distortion thresholds, since I'm using these near field where volume wont be pushing high at all, I really wont notice any difference correct?

I guess now to figure out where my Polk Monitor30s are when compared to these.

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Is there anything wrong with the sound from the Polks?

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I would think that the tweeters in the NHTs are much better than what's in the Polks. I listened to the step up RTi series and was not impressed. I am impressed with my Zero 2.0s ( for the money and size).

The NHTs are sealed and smaller making placement easier. I use 5 in a 13x14x9 room on 40watts/channel and for movies they rock pretty good. I do need more power for music though.

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