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NHT Pro to Provide New M-20 Monitors for NBCs Winter Olympic Coverage

BENICIA, CA, February 8, 2006 — NHT Pro Audio today announced it is providing 76 single-channel M-20 monitor systems to NBC for the network’s coverage of the Torino Olympic Winter Games from Torino, Italy, February 10 — 26. The announcement was made by Bob Dixon, Manager, Sound Design, NBC Olympics, and Don Bassey, NHT Pro Audio’s Product Manager.

“NBC Olympics has used NHT Pro Audio monitors for the simple reason they provide detailed imaging and an expansive soundfield without subjecting engineers to the ‘listener fatigue’ that’s common with some other speakers,” said Dixon.

“We’re proud to support NBC’s coverage of the Torino Winter Olympics with what we feel is one of the most honest and reliable monitors on the block,” said Bassey. “The M-20’s sonic output and overall performance adapt to practically any studio’s multichannel mixing environment.”

The M-20 features a newly designed gun-metal gray cabinet that adds additional bracing around the woofer and provides improved cabinet geometry for surround soundfields. As a direct descendant of the A-20, the M-20 utilizes the same sophisticated drive units, including a long-throw 6.5″ woofer and a 1″ aluminum dome tweeter, both of which are shielded

The aluminum dome tweeter relies on a microfabric surround at the edge termination and ferro-fluid in the voice coil gap for proper damping, removing all traces of the “ringing” associated with typical metal diaphragm designs. In addition, the tweeter’s “under-hung” motor design reduces voice coil mass to ensure linear high frequency response and low distortion — even at the highest listening levels.

The woofer’s treated paper curvilinear cone design exceeds the rigidity of plastic cone designs without the inherent break-up modes experienced with the latter. NHT’s engineers minimized cone-related standing waves by mitering the edge of the cone at the surround joint.

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Included with each M-20 monitor is a single-rack-space, Class A/B 250 Watt control amplifier with front panel optimization controls (boundary proximity, distance proximity, input sensitivity) placed within reach of the listening position. A unique system status display illustrates AC line voltage, heat sink temperature, or average real-time sound pressure level.

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Since it was founded in 1986, NHT has continually challenged the notion that the very best sound reproduction must come at a premium price. Its products from past to present speak volumes of NHT’s dedication to sonic excellence. For more information, visit NHT’s websites can be viewed at,, and For further information, contact Adam Sohmer, SOHMER ASSOCIATES, LLC, 718-499-9161 (voice/fax), 347-512-0066 (cell),

Editors’ Note: For NHTPro media inquiries, including interviews, product images and loans, contact: Adam Sohmer, SOHMER ASSOCIATES, 718-499-9161 (voice/fax), 347-512-0066 (cell),

About NBC Olympics
NBC, “America’s Olympic Network,” owns the exclusive U.S. media rights to the Olympic Games, television’s most powerful property, through 2012, which includes Torino, Italy in 2006, Beijing in 2008, Vancouver in 2010 and London in 2012. This February, NBC Universal will present an unprecedented 418 hours of coverage from the 2006 Olympic Winter Games from Torino, Italy (February 10-26, 2006). In August 2004, 203 million viewers watched as the networks of NBC Universal–NBC, MSNBC, CNBC, USA, Bravo, Telemundo, and NBC’s HD affiliates–offered a record 1,210 hours of Olympic coverage from Athens. In February 2002, 187 million watched the Salt Lake Olympic Games on NBC, MSNBC and CNBC. For additional information, log onto, the Internet’s preeminent source for Olympic results, video, photos, news and athlete profiles through the Torino Games. will be the only site in the United States featuring competition video of complete runs and routines, real-time results and medal counts for every event, an interactive television

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