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NHTs New Absolute Zero Center Offers Dynamic Imaging, Touch of Class to 5.1 Zero-Centric Systems

BENICIA, CA, September 4, 2007 — NHT will feature a new CLASSIC model based on the highly popular Absolute Zero mini-monitor at the upcoming 2007 CEDIA Expo.

The Absolute Zero Center (SRP: $300) features the same precise imaging and overall presence as its predecessor, but is designed to be situated above or below a display. Similar to the Absolute Zero, the new version is a two-way monitor, but with two 5.25″ woofers for clear, natural sounding dialogue.

“The [Absolute] Zero is based on a monitor that is nearly as old as the company, yet it remains one of our biggest sellers,” said Andy Regan, NHT’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “I don’t know of a single, similarly priced bookshelf speaker that comes close to the imaging you get from this incredible speaker.

“With most of our dealers and installers specifying multi-channel systems in practically every room of the house, it just makes sense to offer a center channel center model with the same output, while giving the whole package a consistent, attractive cosmetic.”

The Absolute Zero Center is a compact two-way bookshelf speaker featuring the output and performance that made the original SuperZero a CLASSIC. Featuring a two-way acoustic suspension design with two (2) 5.25″ polypropylene woofers and a 1″ aluminum dome, the Absolute Zero Center is fully shielded for placement above or below a video display. Power is rated at 175 Watts peak, 75 Watts RMS. Frequency response is 80Hz-20kHz.

Designed for horizontal placement, the Absolute Zero Center measures 5.7″ x 18″ x 7.375″ (H/W/D) and weighs 17 lbs.
The Absolute Zero Center and Absolute Zero are part of NHT’s CLASSIC speaker line, itself a marriage of revered and updated technology, incorporating the acknowledged performance benefits of acoustic suspension design with new baffles that are twice as thick as previous passive models.
The CLASSIC baffle design reduces cabinet panel vibrations and subsequently improves transient response, while the expansive radii at the top sides of the cabinet smoothes out the mid- and high-frequency response for all listening positions, especially off-axis.
With CLASSIC loudspeakers, NHT invested significant time and resources into creating new, ultra-rigid driver frames with improved shielding through the use of BMC (Bulk Molding Compound) that was originally designed and implemented for the acclaimed XdS speaker.

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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