Benicia, CA–As previewed at the January Consumer Electronics Show (CES), NHT will soon unveil its first speaker system incorporating digital signal processing (DSP).
NHT’s first DSP system consists of a small satellite speaker, powered subwoofer and an outboard electronic component housing a DSP processor and class D amplifiers. The system is designed as a platform for driver correction, digital crossover designs, and overall phase correction, representing an open platform that will allow the company to add further software upgrades in the form of DSP-based features as they become available.
Though final specifications, cosmetics and related design elements are TBA, the DSP satellite will be a small, two-way satellite incorporating a 5.25-inch woofer and one-inch tweeter, offering a frequency range of 80Hz – 20kHz. Satellites will be sold separately so that a variety of multi-channel systems can be assembled.
In addition, NHT will offer a compact subwoofer with two opposed 10-inch active drivers powered by a 400-watt class D amplifier. The subwoofer will incorporate wireless and standard (wired) inputs.
The DSP processor/amplifier will include USB and microphone inputs that, in the near future, will allow installers to access the DSP software for room correction.
NHT’s DSP system is expected to hit the market in early Q3 2004. Additional details, photos and demonstrations will be available in Q2.