Sunday, March 28, 2010

New NHT Absolute Tower Announced


-- Absolute Tower is Company’s First New Model in Four Years --

BENICIA, CA, March 16, 2010 – NHT today announced that, following a year of steady growth, the company will soon ship the Absolute Tower, a tower version of the best selling Classic mini-monitor, the Absolute Zero.

Building on the acclaimed sonic and aesthetic design of the Absolute Zero, the new Absolute Tower adds "another way" to the two-way Zero to produce a three-way, four-driver acoustic suspension design that extends dynamics and low frequency response beyond what is expected of speakers at this size or price.

“Not only is the Absolute Tower our first product of the decade,” commented Chris Byrne, NHT’s Co-Founder and Co-Owner. “For us, it represents unfinished business, too.”

Continued Byrne: “The Super Zero and the Absolute Zero, which was the SZ’s successor, are hands down our most successful products. To this day, we still get tons of messages from end-users who say that the Zero models are their favorites.

“We also receive a steady stream of requests for an affordable tower loudspeaker, so it made sense to us to combine the two concepts into one unbeatable model. Anybody who loves great audio will appreciate the way this tower matches the Absolute Zero and Absolute Center to create a seamless, highly affordable music and home theater system."

The Absolute Tower is a sleek, floor-standing three-way speaker that joins the Absolute Zero’s 1” aluminum dome tweeter and 5.25” polypropylene cone midrange with two (2) 5.25” woofers. Its acoustic suspension design presents music and movie soundtracks with the clarity, neutrality and substantial power-handling that are typical of the brand’s most revered models. Like all NHT Classic Models, the Absolute Tower features NHT’s luxurious 10-coat gloss-black finish.

Each Absolute Tower measures 36”H x 5.7”W x 7.25”D, and weighs 40 lbs. The base measures 10.63” W x 12” D.

Although usable in-room response is 43Hz (-6dB), the frequency response is rated at 58Hz – 20kHz, with impedance rated at 8 ohms average, 4 ohms minimum. Sensitivity is 86dB.

The NHT Absolute Tower will be available on April 1 (no fooling) at an introductory special price of $495 each (including a complementary matching Absolute Center channel speaker with the purchase of two or more towers) through NHT’s on line store as well as select retailers.

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