Overview: The NHT Classic Three bookshelf loudspeaker offers great
bass response, plus wide-open, natural sounding mids and highs. The NHT Classic
Three is great for your home theater application, as well as music listening.
3-Way Design: The NHT Classic Three bookshelf loudspeaker is a 3-way
design using a custom designed 6.5", long throw anodized aluminum cone woofer in
a NHT designed BMC (Bulk Molding Compound) frame that offers very low resonance.
The speaker also features NHT's proprietary Tweeter/Midrange module that sports
a 3/4" dome tweeter and 2" dome midrange - both with anodized aluminum
diaphragms and neodymium magnet structures. This compact array keeps the drivers
in close proximity to each other improving phase (multi-driver timing)
coherence. Using 3 drivers also reduces distortion and allows the woofer to
concentrate on bass reproduction.
Acoustical Waveguide: The Classic Three's tweeter & midrange
utilize an acoustical waveguide to deliver, more even high frequency response,
no matter what part of the room you're in.
Crossover Network: The bookshelf loudspeaker features a 3-way
- 2nd order low pass & high pass at 800Hz
- 3rd order high pass & low pass at 3.2kHz.
Foam Insert: The NHT Classic Three includes an unusually shaped piece
of foam with an adhesive backing. The purpose of this foam is to reduce unwanted
reflections caused by interaction between the tweeter and midrange drivers. To
get the best performance from the NHT Classic Three, install this foam part
between the speaker's tweeter and midrange drivers.
Voice Matched: All Classic Series speakers share a similar "voice" or
tonality so that you are assured a matched system no matter which Classic model
speaker you decide to add as you build your system.
Acoustic Suspension: The NHT Classic Three bookshelf loudspeaker
features an Acoustic suspension design (sealed enclosure with no ports or holes
in the cabinet). The NHT Classic Three uses the air that is trapped in the
cabinet to control and damp the woofer cone motion. The benefits of an acoustic
suspension cabinet design include -
- tight, accurate bass
- smooth, natural midrange
- low distortion
- high power handling
- smooth bass rolloff (an important benefit when blending speakers with a
powered subwoofer seamlessly)
MDF Cabinet: The NHT Classic Three's cabinet and front baffle is
constructed from MDF. Additional internal bracing ensures low resonance.
Detachable Grille:The speaker comes with a removable
black cloth grille with a rigid plastic frame.
5-Way Binding Posts: The bookshelf loudspeaker is equipped
with one pair of sturdy 5-way binding posts to ensure a secure connection to
many types of speaker cables and connectors. The binding post terminals will
accept banana plugs (dual/single), pin-connectors, spade-connectors, and bare
wire (16-12 gauge).
Color-Coded: The 5-way binding post terminals are color-coded so you
can easily indentify positive (red) and negative (black).
Placement: The NHT Classic Three can be placed
on stands, on shelves or hung on the wall. Given the high performance of this
model, NHT recommends placement on either stands or on a shelf at close to ear
level to achieve maximum fidelity.
Feet Rails: If you decide to place the speaker on a stand or shelf,
the included feet rails must be attached to the bottom of the speaker (hardware
Wall-Mounting (Optional): The NHT Classic Three
has two threaded inserts (1/4"-20) on the rear of the cabinet for wall mounting,
using an optional wall-mount bracket (sold separately).