After what its says is a year of steady growth, NHT will soon ship the Absolute Tower, a tower version of its mini monitor, the Absolute Zero. It is the company’s first new tower speakers in four years.
NHT's Absolute Zero
“Not only is the Absolute Tower our first product of the decade,” NHT’s co-founder and co-owner Chris Byrne commented. “For us, it represents unfinished business, too.”
According to the company, the Absolute Tower adds "another way" to the two-way Zero to produce a three-way, four-driver acoustic suspension design that extends dynamics and low frequency response beyond what is expected of speakers at this size or price.
“The Super Zero and the Absolute Zero, which was the SZ’s successor, are hands down our most successful products,” Byrne added. “To this day, we still get tons of messages from end-users who say that the Zero models are their favorites.
“We also receive a steady stream of requests for an affordable tower loudspeaker, so it made sense to us to combine the two concepts into one unbeatable model. Anybody who loves great audio will appreciate the way this tower matches the Absolute Zero and Absolute Center to create a seamless, highly affordable music and home theater system."
The Absolute Tower joins the Absolute Zero’s one-inch aluminum dome tweeter and 5.25-inch polypropylene cone midrange with two 5.25-inch woofers. Like all NHT Classic Models, the Absolute Tower features NHT’s luxurious 10-coat gloss-black finish.
Each Absolute Tower measures 36 inches high x 5.7 inches wide x 7.25 inches deep, and weighs 40 lbs. The base measures 10.63 inches wide x 12 inches deep.
Although usable in-room response is 43Hz (-6dB), the frequency response is rated at 58Hz – 20kHz, with impedance rated at 8 ohms average, 4 ohms minimum. Sensitivity is 86dB, according to the company.
The NHT Absolute Tower will be available on April 1 at an introductory special price of $495 each (including a complementary matching Absolute Center channel speaker with the purchase of two or more towers) through NHT’s online store as well as select retailers.