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Nice. My xv15 performs well on my tile floors. Installing a giant area rug soon so am looking forward to an increase in the quality of the sound.

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The Classics have been around for nearly a decade, I wonder how long before they are replaced?

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Yeah no kidding. This thread is old, gonna hit 10 soon!

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Are you looking for a new finish/design?

I don't know much about the construction process of a speaker but is there much they can improve on? make them more efficient?

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Just curious. I am still enjoying my VT-2 system and will not replace them for a few more years.

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I'd like them to have another 50% off sale rolleyes.gif but I doubt that'll happen. I could use some Four's and possibly some outdoor speakers.

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i'm still looking for a single XDW sub to finish my HT, in the classic wood and burgundy color. hard to find. i have been loving my XD system since day one, simply superb.
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Has anyone bought the outdoor speakers? How are they, are they worth extra cash over other brands?

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I've had Outdoor One's mounted outside and in use for almost ten years. They still look and sound great. They are mounted under an eve and angled slightly downward - this probably helps protect them. I had them down last year when the house was painted and they cleaned up as good as new. I did have to replace the protective cloth that's attached to the back of one of the grills.

I didn't really compare them to other brands so I can't help you there. NHT has a new version out that I haven't seen or heard.
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Thanks for the reply. I've only heard 1 brand of outdoor speakers and they were some cheap "Audiosource" speakers. They were loud and distorted very easily.

I'm not looking for a rock concert but would like nice clean background music. Our deck is roughly 20' x 20'

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Randall,

I also have an old pair of Outdoor Ones -- 15 years old to be exact. They still sound great, but I need to paint the grills.

I haven't heard the new ones yet, but if they are anything like the old model, they will play loud and have great bass.

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Are the older ones similar in size? I'm surprised no one has bought the new ones.

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I believe so.

The new ones just came out a few weeks ago.

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Hi all

Thought you might be interested in this recent Audioholics review: NHT Classic Three Bookshelf Loudspeaker Review

Enjoy! smile.gif
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I was just going to post something about this.

NHT Super One v2.1 speakers for $300/pair plus shipping. Not too shabby. I own an original pair of Super Twos.





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I'm selling the Super One 2.1's for less. Please PM me for details.

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I've been eyeing a pair of the originals from my local craigslist. I wonder how much difference this version offers...
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I've been eyeing a pair of the originals from my local craigslist. I wonder how much difference this version offers...
As a former owner of the original SuperOne, the new 'Ones are better. And yes, I've heard the new 'Ones already.

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As a former owner of the original SuperOne, the new 'Ones are better. And yes, I've heard the new 'Ones already.
If there's any, which is more sibilant? I plan to use it as a center channel and I'm a bit critical with dialogues having to sound more natural.
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Anyone ever try sealing the ports on the Classic Four? Just curious.

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Anyone ever try sealing the ports on the Classic Four? Just curious.
I had at one (you have to re-do your room correction if you do) and finally removed the material since I XO at 60Hz, it made no difference. Back then when Jack Hidley (one of the designers of the Classic Series, including the Fours) was asked about it and he recommend not to as it was designed to be opened. I also asked NHT about it and they also recommended to keep it open as per design (and they mentioned there should be no port chuffing since it's large). I always wanted a 'sealed' version of the Fours (hopefully in the future) and was attempting this by sealing the ports, but since the driver and design of the current ones are to keep it open, it's better to leave it that way IMO (you do lose some efficiency if you do seal them).
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Thanks. I actually have the old VT-2 models that uses a similar design. I tried plugging the ports and listened for several days to both music and movies and couldn't hear a difference. So I just un-plugged them.

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Anyone know if they still make U1 subwoofer drivers?
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New to the NHT thread, and the search function doesn't seem to be very effective. I am contemplating upgrading to NHT Classic Twos or Threes up front and wanted some feedback. How is the vertical dispersion for these speakers, and how will having them placed close to/against the wall behind the speaker affect the sound?

My listening situation is this: due to aesthetic and practical concerns (pets, clumsy house guests of various ages) floor standers and bookshelves on stands are not an option in my living room. My current speakers are on the front, outside edges of my mantle, putting the bottom of the speaker roughly a foot above ear height. I've compensated somewhat by angling the rear of the speaker up slightly to point the tweeter down and more directly at the MLP, and I would likely do the same with any NHTs. I currently have Def Tech Promonitor 1000s up front. The Classic Threes are almost exactly the depth of the mantle, so they would sit basically flush with the wall; alternatively, the Twos could have a bit of space behind them.

I would of course be replacing all 5 speakers with NHT and selling off the Def Techs if I make the upgrade. It's a 5.1 system, but music listening is more important to me than HT.

Any input on whether shoehorning the Threes into the space versus Twos with a bit of space to breathe would be appreciated, as well as any input form anyone who has listened to either of these NHTs of the Def Tech PM1000s and can compare.

Finally, my AVR is a Denon 1913. I know the NHTs aren't as efficient as the Def Techs, so will I have trouble pushing them with what I have? Space is 14' x 22' with approx. 9' ceilings, but open to other areas.

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I can maybe offer a bit of insight. I have NHT Absolute Towers as the mains in my HT. I was initially trying to decide between the Classic Three's on stands vs the Absolute Towers. The mains are roughly 8" from the front wall. I emailed NHT with a picture of my setup and asked what they recommended. This is the reply I received from Chris...


"The Classic Threes are a slightly better music speaker but the Towers have better output and will sound a little better in that location as they were voiced to be near room boundaries (ie walls). The Threes are designed to have some space around them."


Obviously everything is a trade-off one way or another, but hopefully this helps.
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Anyone know if they still make U1 subwoofer drivers?
You really need to just contact NHT, they're easy to talk to and can recommend drivers if not available. Did you blow yours? I've pushed mine really hard with no issues (yet). I also wonder how you replace them as they seem to be cemented in with some type of bond.

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My wife has decided she wants a formal dining room, so my game room is gone. So should I sell the Absolute towers or would they work with my Three's?

I don't want to spend $50+ for some mounts and run/hide speaker wire if I am just going to sell them. I just don't know if the AT are a downgrade from the Three's?

If I do sell them whats a good price? They have about 10-15 hours at most on them.

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My wife has decided she wants a formal dining room, so my game room is gone. So should I sell the Absolute towers or would they work with my Three's?

I don't want to spend $50+ for some mounts and run/hide speaker wire if I am just going to sell them. I just don't know if the AT are a downgrade from the Three's?

If I do sell them whats a good price? They have about 10-15 hours at most on them.

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You would be fine mixing the ATs with the Threes, especially if running room correction. Pretty much all the speakers in the Classics series can be run together. In our media room I'm successfuly running different speaker's from the Classic line with no adverse issues in an 11.2 configuration. Fours, Threes(and C), Twos, AZs, and AZ-Walls. They blend nicely together, as long as XO's are set correctly.

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You would be fine mixing the ATs with the Threes, especially if running room correction. Pretty much all the speakers in the Classics series can be run together. In our media room I'm successfuly running different speaker's from the Classic line with no adverse issues in an 11.2 configuration. Fours, Threes(and C), Twos, AZs, and AZ-Walls. They blend nicely together, as long as XO's are set correctly.

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Would they be a downgrade from the Three's? Using them as my L/R?

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