NHT Bows SuperPower Desktop Speakers
NHT is gunning for ownership of the desktop – at least in the personal loudspeaker department.
The company on Thursday unveiled its new SuperPower compact, self-amplified mini speaker ($199 each) – a design it says is an amalgam of the best elements of its SuperZero 2.0 passive mini speaker and its 75-watt powered professional series M-00 (otherwise known as “the moo”) that is used in recording studios. It’s optimized for use with smartphones, portable media players, tablets, electronic musical instruments and desktop and laptop computers.
Each SuperPower speaker, however, boasts 90 watts of amplification, and each’s acoustics section uses NHT’s mini-monitor driver complement (a 4.5-inch long-throw woofer and 1-inch silk-dome tweeter) acoustically suspended in a sealed box that’s finished in the company’s signature high-gloss black laminate.
Complementing the SuperPower is the new SuperPower DeskStand ($59/pr), of 10-gauge carbon steel and designed to isolate the speaker from the desktop. Also being made available is NHT’s PVC PC ($99), a passive volume control interface that isolates computer-generated noise from the speakers.
The new speaker was designed to integrate with NHT’s Super 8 110-watt subwoofer, which is being offered at $299 when purchased with a pair of SuperPower speakers.