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post #11701 of 11715 Old 12-05-2016, 06:40 AM
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I have owned NHT 2.5i before and liked them but sold them. I recently bought some NHT 3.3, a whole different animal than the 2.5i. Perfect condition except for the Foam anti diffraction strip. A bit tricky on set up and associated equipment but sound really spectacular. I am powering these with a B&K reference 4420, I also powered them with a ATI AT 1502 with success. I found a way to make the foam and make it look stock. No need for an addition sub with these bad boys. Some people complained about the metal dome tweeters but they must have not had them set up, powered properly, not enough room treatments or something. They sound very detailed and natural to me. Anyways Pics
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system upgrades and excesses

Due to some recent system upgrades I find myself with a pair NHT 12 inch subs and a pair of Absolute Zeros that are surplus to my needs. Can I post them for sale here or do I need to do so in the classified section?
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I have owned NHT 2.5i before and liked them but sold them. I recently bought some NHT 3.3, a whole different animal than the 2.5i. Perfect condition except for the Foam anti diffraction strip. A bit tricky on set up and associated equipment but sound really spectacular. I am powering these with a B&K reference 4420, I also powered them with a ATI AT 1502 with success. I found a way to make the foam and make it look stock. No need for an addition sub with these bad boys. Some people complained about the metal dome tweeters but they must have not had them set up, powered properly, not enough room treatments or something. They sound very detailed and natural to me. Anyways Pics



Congrats on the 3.3s! I used to own them about 10 years ago. 3.3s, AC2, 2.9 rears, Earthquake 15inch sub. Driven by three Aragon Palladium II 300 watt monoblocks and Aragon 8008 for the 2.9s. When you get the upgrade itch, try picking up used 250-300 watt stereo or monoblock amps for those 3.3s.

On a side note, I am moving and need to downsize. If anyone is interested in NHT Classic 3s and 3C center in special dark color, PM me. I also have a Classic 12 sub in black.
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Congrats on the 3.3s! I used to own them about 10 years ago. 3.3s, AC2, 2.9 rears, Earthquake 15inch sub. Driven by three Aragon Palladium II 300 watt monoblocks and Aragon 8008 for the 2.9s. When you get the upgrade itch, try picking up used 250-300 watt stereo or monoblock amps for those 3.3s.

On a side note, I am moving and need to downsize. If anyone is interested in NHT Classic 3s and 3C center in special dark color, PM me. I also have a Classic 12 sub in black.
Thanks, if I wind up keeping these 3.3 for the long run I might try a Aragon 8008bb or Bryston 4b st but in the meantime I have no complaints with this B&K Reference 4420 powering them. Its really overkill in the room they are in, about 280 watts RMS into their 6 ohm load and no need for a sub.

1-11-17, I moved these back in the living room and got a Bryston 4B ST amp for these and simply could not be happier with the performance. everything improved. These are some of the best sounding speakers I have heard period. And one of the better if not best systems I have had.

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Unfortunately my Classic Threes from 2006 received from damage due to my daughter putting her fingers through the midrange and tweeter. Since they are of an older design NHT does not have replacement Tweeter/Midrange Pods available. I'm really disheartened about this because I really don't have the cash to buy brand new speakers.

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Unfortunately my Classic Threes from 2006 received from damage due to my daughter putting her fingers through the midrange and tweeter. Since they are of an older design NHT does not have replacement Tweeter/Midrange Pods available. I'm really disheartened about this because I really don't have the cash to buy brand new speakers.

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http://www.ebay.com/itm/A-New-NHT-Cl...oAAOxyXDhSjNhS

Found this on Ebay but the pic of the crossover shows it's for the Classic 3 "C" which I think is the center channel. I'm not sure if the x-over differs between the sats and center, but it appears you can unscrew the crossover and probably just connect to the existing one in your cabinet if it does.
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/A-New-NHT-Cl...oAAOxyXDhSjNhS

Found this on Ebay but the pic of the crossover shows it's for the Classic 3 "C" which I think is the center channel. I'm not sure if the x-over differs between the sats and center, but it appears you can unscrew the crossover and probably just connect to the existing one in your cabinet if it does.
Yeah I'm looking for a drop in replacement unfortunately. I'm trying to keep my eyes open for some new pods...
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Unfortunately my Classic Threes from 2006 received from damage due to my daughter putting her fingers through the midrange and tweeter. Since they are of an older design NHT does not have replacement Tweeter/Midrange Pods available. I'm really disheartened about this because I really don't have the cash to buy brand new speakers.

Anyone have suggestions?
I've had to deal with this same problem on two different occasions (daughter's curious fingers). You should definitely call/email NHT's parts/service department and speak to Bob. He's great! They will either be able to fix the domes (if not completely ripped open) or replace them for a chunk of change.

Let me know if you have other questions.
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I've had to deal with this same problem on two different occasions (daughter's curious fingers). You should definitely call/email NHT's parts/service department and speak to Bob. He's great! They will either be able to fix the domes (if not completely ripped open) or replace them for a chunk of change.

Let me know if you have other questions.
Well spoke to Bob and they told me since I have the 2006 model that they didn't have any parts for my speaker, if they were newer they would. But then a week later Bob contacted me and said he found some parts in the warehouse to fix both of my speakers with damaged tweeters and midranges.

Now I'm scared to death of these being damaged again due to the parts not being available anymore... Always have had NHT speakers except for Infinity in my high school days and haven't seen much traction out of the reviews for the C 3's.
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Now I'm scared to death of these being damaged again due to the parts not being available anymore... Always have had NHT speakers except for Infinity in my high school days and haven't seen much traction out of the reviews for the C 3's.
I guess we're going to have to be super careful from here on out.

I'm glad you're getting them fixed.
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In case anyone is looking I am selling my NHT VT2.4's and VS2.4 which acts as a center channel speaker.

Sony XBR75X940C
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FS: NHT VT2.4 Pair & VS2.4
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NHT 3.3 Biamp Help

Hello all - I'm hoping I can get some advice on my old school NHT setup. I'm currently running a 5.1 system with a Denon 4520 and the following:

NHT 3.3
NHT AC-2
NHT HDP-2
HSU TN1220HO

The 3.3s are currently powered by a Parasound HCA-2200A (250 watts x2 ). I'm moving soon and would like to get rid of the TN1220 for space reasons. Although I could replace it with a smaller sub, I'm curious if it would make sense to bi-amp the 3.3s with one or two SA-3 amplifiers instead.

The Denon has two subwoofers preouts. So I could set the left and right channels to small and essentially the Denon will think I have two separate subwoofers, correct? Will I lose anything doing this as opposed to maintainng a separate subwoofer? Will Audyssey function correctly with the biamp setup?

Thoughts? Help is much appreciated!
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Hello all - I'm hoping I can get some advice on my old school NHT setup. I'm currently running a 5.1 system with a Denon 4520 and the following:

NHT 3.3
NHT AC-2
NHT HDP-2
HSU TN1220HO

The 3.3s are currently powered by a Parasound HCA-2200A (250 watts x2 ). I'm moving soon and would like to get rid of the TN1220 for space reasons. Although I could replace it with a smaller sub, I'm curious if it would make sense to bi-amp the 3.3s with one or two SA-3 amplifiers instead.

The Denon has two subwoofers preouts. So I could set the left and right channels to small and essentially the Denon will think I have two separate subwoofers, correct? Will I lose anything doing this as opposed to maintainng a separate subwoofer? Will Audyssey function correctly with the biamp setup?

Thoughts? Help is much appreciated!
That would work just fine (just make sure you remove the jumper bars on the binding posts). When connected that way, the 'bass' portion of the 3.3s would act as your subs and Audyssey will calibrate them as such - the top section will be treated as satellite speakers. You can use the HCA-2200A to power the two 3.3 sub portions and your AVR to power the the top.

Having said that, placement of your mains (the 3.3s) are not usually the best placement for the subs/bass. But, if it's your only option, then it will work. Adding a 'small' sub may not actually benefit you as the 3.3s are quite capable in the lower registers.

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That would work just fine (just make sure you remove the jumper bars on the binding posts). When connected that way, the 'bass' portion of the 3.3s would act as your subs and Audyssey will calibrate them as such - the top section will be treated as satellite speakers. You can use the HCA-2200A to power the two 3.3 sub portions and your AVR to power the the top.

Having said that, placement of your mains (the 3.3s) are not usually the best placement for the subs/bass. But, if it's your only option, then it will work. Adding a 'small' sub may not actually benefit you as the 3.3s are quite capable in the lower registers.

Keep us posted.
Thanks Ray. That makes perfect sense. The 3.3s should be able to provide plenty of bass, but I'm going to lose the ability to optimize the placement of the subwoofer(s). I will let you know how it sounds.
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Thanks Ray. That makes perfect sense. The 3.3s should be able to provide plenty of bass, but I'm going to lose the ability to optimize the placement of the subwoofer(s). I will let you know how it sounds.
Awesome. After running Audyssey, you'll probably want to bump up the level of your 'subs's in the the AVR's manual speaker settings about 3db or more if the speakers can handle it.

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