NHT’s SuperZero 2.0 mini bookshelf speaker, soon to be released to the market, is an update of one of the brand’s most popular models. Its issue, perhaps fittingly, occurs under the umbrella of an updated NHT – a company that has adopted a two-pronged business model that lets it simultaneously sell directly to integrators and to consumers.
The personal music player/smartphone has revolutionized the way people listen to music. The flat-panel TV has revolutionized the way people watch video. Both of these innovations have been responsible for boosting markets, but they've done nothing to improve sound quality. Help is on the way.
The newest iteration of NHT’s Absolute home loudspeaker series – the Absolute Tower is the full-sized version of the company’s best-selling Classic mini-monitor, the Absolute Zero.
Speaker company NHT said Tuesday that it will sell out all of its remaining inventory by the end of next month, and will subsequently "rethink the future" of its business.
Chris Byrne, who co-founded NHT in 1986, has bought back the brand with two partners from its most recent owner, Vinci Group. Byrne was most recently managing director of NHT at Vinci until his departure from the company in September, and began negotiations in early December to effect a managed buyout, which was just finalized. The two other partners to the buyout are longtime NHT executive John Johnsen and Jim Pyle, a Silicon Valley business entrepreneur heretofore unconnected to the consumer electronics industry. Byrne said that the company will keep its headquarters in Benicia, Calif. Future product direction will be made clear,
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NHT’s Verve system features two satellite sizes and one subwoofer and can be sold in a variety of different configurations. The satellites feature an acoustic suspension, three-way design, with a coaxial driver containing a 3/4-inch tweeter and a 3-inch midrange drive unit supported by a single 4-inch woofer in the smaller satellite and dual 4-inch woofers in the larger one. Available now in prices ranging from $1,359 to $6,570. www.nhthifi.com
NHT’s Verve system features two satellite sizes and one subwoofer and can be sold in a variety of different configurations. The satellites measure 10.5-inches high x 5.5-inches wide x 6.25-inches deep (15.5-inches high for the larger of the two models), and feature an acoustic suspension, three-way design, with a coaxial driver containing a 3/4-inch tweeter and a 3-inch midrange drive unit supported by a single 4-inch woofer in the smaller satellite and dual 4-inch woofers in the larger one. Available in March in prices ranging from $1,359 to $6,570 (depending on configuration). www.nhthifi.com