NHT's "Top Dawg" bookshelf speaker
The Classic Three is NHT's self-proclaimed best bookshelf speaker ever, and the reviewers agree (see below). It's capable of transforming your living room into a veritable 3D soundstage. Listen to your music come alive with energetic horn solos or the delicate pluck of harp strings. Your jaw may just drop when you hear this speaker's wide-open, natural mids and highs. The Three delivers accurate, musical bass, too, making it a great match for high-end stereo sound systems, as well as home theater systems.
"As I see it, whether listeners are spending $800 or $80,000 on a new pair of loudspeakers, they want the same thing namely, to get as close as possible to the heart and soul of the music. No other affordable bookshelf speaker I've heard does a better job of that than NHT's Classic Threes."
Chris Martens, The Perfect Vision, February 5, 2007
Three-way design for incredibly accurate sound
The Classic Three sports a 3-way design unusual for a bookshelf speaker meaning that it uses separate drivers to handle each of the high-, mid-, and low-frequency ranges. The lightweight 3/4" aluminum dome tweeter produces crisp, accurate highs that extend across a broad seating area. Mounted just underneath this tweeter, the matching 2" aluminum midrange dome driver reveals rich midrange detail with lifelike subtlety and dynamics. The 6-1/2" aluminum woofer is housed in it's own enclosure, keeping it separate from the other two drivers. This placement allows it to produce controlled, accurate bass that pushes the limits of what a compact bookshelf speaker can achieve.
Solid design keeps sound-muddying vibrations at bay
Like all Classic Series speakers, the Classic Three features an acoustic suspension (sealed) enclosure design. This means it uses air nature's most perfect spring force to control the driver motion, allowing for clean sound and low distortion. It provides plenty of strength to let the woofer rock out without adding any unwanted resonance to your music and movie soundtracks. Plus, the tweeter is set in a tiny bezel that allows it to be placed as close as possible to the midrange. The result is exceptionally even on- and off-axis response, so everyone on your couch can enjoy the clear, sparkling sound.
Classic looks help create a Classic system
This speaker features a beautiful, curvaceous cabinet made of very dense, rigid MDF. It's covered in eight layers of high-gloss paint and two layers of clear coat that are hand-polished between each layer for lasting beauty. Place the Classic Three on your entertainment cabinet, on a pair of nice, heavy speaker stands, or on your wall using optional wall-mount brackets.
The Three is perfectly matched to the rest of NHT's Classic line, so you can create a high-end audio system to meet your needs. Pick up a pair for your dedicated stereo music system, or use a combination of Classic Threes in the front of your room with the smaller Classic Absolute Zeros in the back of your room. Add the perfectly matched Classic ThreeC center channel speaker to enjoy engaging dialogue and special effects with your movies and TV shows. And don't forget to pick up one of NHT's B-10d or B-12d powered subwoofers to get room-rattling explosions on movie night.
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