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NHT Pro Theater System Brings Studio Level Sonics Into the Home

BENICIA, CA, September 4, 2007 — NHT will use the occasion of the 2007 CEDIA Expo to debut a new top-of-the-line Pro Theater System that is designed for consumers who want to fill big rooms with the best possible sonics for their investment.

The NHT Pro Theater System borrows components from the company’s revered pro audio line to create a system that is powerful, dynamic and unerringly accurate. Specifically, it features one M-80 Xd monitor per channel, the S-80 Xd powered subwoofer and one XdA DSP Processor/Amplifier per channel.

“Everybody knows that NHT offers a wide range of home theater systems for nearly every budget, but as the custom installation business evolves, we’re seeing increasing demand for rigs that offer a much higher, more demanding level of performance,” said Andy Regan, NHT’s Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing. “Many of our installers are working with customers who want to replicate a truly professional Pro Theater System in the comfort of dedicated theater rooms.

“When we first committed to supporting this trend with a significant leap forward — in terms of both performance and price — we naturally looked to our pro line for inspiration and, ultimately, the key components,” continued Regan. “We work with many soundtrack mixers and producers who rely on the M-80 Xd and S-80 Xd because of their remarkable attention to detail, even in the biggest rooms, so it just makes sense to adapt these models for installers who want to replicate the pro audio experience for their more demanding customers.”

The NHT Pro Theater System is not an off-the-shelf solution. Rather, installers and in many cases, consumers will confer with an NHT representative to discuss the room, installation requirements and other points before the final system is specified. To make this a true “custom” system, NHT will fine-tune the XdA’s filters to best complement the room and cabinets that house the monitors.

Originally designed for professional recording and post production studios, the M-80 Xd is a three-way acoustic suspension model with two 8″ magnesium woofers, two 2″ aluminum dome midrange drivers, and one 1″ aluminum dome tweeter. Measuring a sizable 10″ x 22.5″ x 12 ” (H/W/D) and weighing 40 lbs., the M-80 Xd’s sound is as large as its enclosure, handling up to 600 Watts RMS. Frequency response is 45Hz — 20kHz, +/- 2dB.

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All drivers in the M-80 Xd are driven by NHT’s XdA DSP processor/amplifier, which houses the DEQX DSPTM processor, four amplifiers, and switching power supply. With DEQX CalibratedTM DSP speaker correction, all listeners, including those sitting off axis, enjoy ruler-flat response.

Inputs/outputs include RCA and balanced (XLR) inputs, one balanced output, and one NFL8 Neutrik output. Additionally, the XdA is “future proof” thanks to the addition of a USB 2.0 port and a microphone input, both of which are designed for upcoming upgrades. Unlike most systems, the XdA features only two controls for the respective channel boundary filter set in order to compensate for monitor placement artifacts.

Filling in the bottom end is the M-80’s pro audio counterpart, the S-80 Xd powered subwoofer. The 500 Watt S-80 Xd digs down to 17Hz, thanks to the inclusion of two 12″ aluminum woofers in a highly efficient acoustic suspension design.

“The NHT Pro Theater System marks the second time we borrowed from the pro line to create the ‘ultimate’ consumer experience,” added Regan. “Multimedia fans may remember how our M-00 [‘moo’] mini-monitor upped the ante on PC audio and gaming audio. Similarly, we expect the NHT Pro Pro Theater System to make other top-line systems appear almost quaint by comparison.”

About NHT

Since it was founded in 1986, NHT (www.nhthifi.com) has continually challenged the notion that the very best sound reproduction must come at a premium price. NHT takes pride in designing and marketing loudspeaker systems that provide a lifetime of listening pleasure. Its products from past to present speak volumes of NHT’s dedication to sonic excellence. For NHT media inquiries, including interviews, product images and loans, contact: Adam Sohmer, SOHMER ASSOCIATES, 718-499-9161 (voice/fax), 347-512-0066 (cell), adam@sohmerassoc.com.

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