|NHT VT-2 Matched Pair - RARE and in EXCELLENT CONDITION!PLEASE NOTE THAT THE SHIPPING COST WILL BE PER SPEAKER. FOR EX., IF SHIPPING CALCULATES TO $85, IT WILL COST $85 x 2 = $170 FOR SHIPPING. THANK YOU!
This auction is for a matched (left AND right) pair of NHT VT-2 audiophile speakers... perfect for a home theater environment. They have a beautiful black piano finish that will add a touch of class to any room. If you are looking for these, you know what you have found!
Here are the specs:
is a deceptively large loudspeaker. Within the 8" wide cabinet are two
separate chambers. The upper-range driver array is housed in a sealed
enclosure, while the balance of the cabinet volume is devoted to the 10"
is a full-range system with bass response to 25Hz, and the subwoofer can
be biamplified with the SA-3 amplifier. Its Audio/Video Switch allows
it to meet the demands of digital soundtracks, while also offering music
reproduction reminiscent of our flaghip Model 3.3.
Type: 3-way vented design
Complement: 10" long-throw subwoofer, two 5.25" midranges,
1" fluid-cooled soft dome tweeter, video shielded (upper portion
125Hz 12dB/octave high-pass and low-pass
mode: 2.3KHz 12dB/octave high-pass and low-pass
mode: 5.5KHz 6dB/octave high-pass and low-pass
25Hz - 21KHz, +/- 3dB
88db (2.83V at 1M)
6 ohms nominal, 4 ohms minimum
Amplifier Power : 50W/ch minimum, 250W/ch maximum
1 pair of 5-way binding posts for woofer input 1 pair of 5-way binding
posts for mid/high input
75 lbs. each
48"H x 7.82"W x 18"D
High gloss black laminate
are designed to deliver refined, musical sound from attractive and affordable
packages. Our efforts are guided by the study of human hearing and are
optimized for real-world use. Every NHT loudspeaker undergoes rigorous
testing and quality control at the factory to ensure you years of listening
a technological relative of NHT's flagship Model 3.3, represents the pinnacle
of NHT's home theater design philosophy. Conceived as a solution for high-performance
multi-use home entertainment systems, the VT-2 was designed to provide
state-of-the-art reproduction of recorded music and video soundtracks.
Incorporating innovative features such as NHT's exclusive Audio / Video
Switch and Coherent Array design, the VT-2 is optimized for both audiophile
and video performance and is the perfect addition to surround systems
incorporating Dolby Digital® or Pro-Logic® technologies. The VT-2 Towers
employ the identical midrange and high frequency drivers as the companion
VS-2 Audio / Video Satellite, which is recommeded for use as center and
surround speakers to provide matched timbre in all five channels.
VT-2 are two separate chambers. The midrange and high frequency drivers
are housed in a sealed sub-enclosure and located on a narrow front baffle.
The 10-inch long-throw subwoofer is housed in a separate vented enclosure
and is mounted on the side of the cabinet for consistent bass loading.
/ Video Switch
/ Video Switch on the front baffle of the VT-2 (fig.1) makes it an ideal
speaker for combined audio / video systems. The "Audio" mode (A) provides
impressive imaging for music playback, while the "Video" mode (V) broadens
the soundfield horizontally for a diffuse, ambient presentation. This
"smearing" of the sound in the "Video" mode greatly minimizes the occurrence
of cognitive dissonance, a psychoacoustical phenomenon which occurs when
an onscreen visual image is accompanied by a sound that is placed offscreeen
in a precise location. NHT's Audio / Video switch is a means for optimizing
the speaker during home theater use to minimize cognitive dissonance,
which confuses sensory perception and can compromise the realism of the
the physical separation of the drivers on a speaker baffle has made it
difficult to create an integrated soundstage for different listening positions.
To address this problem, the VT-2 features NHT's proprietary Coherent
Array design, an integrated baffle assembly which incorporates multiple
drivers spaced closely together. The Coherent Array design configuration
offers the advantages of multi-driver systems that deliver dynamic and
realistic sound pressure levels over a wide frequency range, while overcoming
the acute wave interference problems caused by the driver spacing in traditional
designs. The result is uniform frequency response to a wide range of listening
VT-2 is a floorstanding loudspeaker that requires no stands or mounting
hardware other than the included SpikeKit. The VT-2 is designed for indoor
results, the VT-2's are best situated at least 12 inches from the rear
wall (due to the rear vent) and at least 30 inches from the side walls.
The speakers should be arranged as symmetrically as possible so that the
drivers face the listening area without obstruction from furniture. With
the VT-2's set up properly, the side-firing woofers face to the outside
(away from the TV) and the tweeters are at approximately ear level. If
possible, arrange the speakers so that the distance between the listener
and the center of the speaker plane is about 1.5 times the distance between
the two speakers (fig. 2). This configuration puts the listener in the
center of the stereo image.
portion of the VT-2 features magnetically shielded drivers, allowing the
speakers to be placed in close proximity to a television without causing
picture discoloration. Ideally, the three front speakers in a home theater
system should be placed at equal height, equidistant, and at ear level
from the listening position. However, it is frequently not possible to
install a center speaker at ear level, as the top surface of most televisions
tends to be higher than ear level in the seated position. In this case,
it is advantageous to tilt or aim the center speaker toward the listening
is the key to finding the best arrangement in your listening environment.
Be patient, have fun, and remember that small changes in speaker position
can sometimes have a significant effect on the sound. For example, moving
the speakers nearer to a room boundary (walls, corners) will tend to increase
their bass output, but may result in "boomy" or "muddy" sound. Conversely,
placing the speakers farther away from room boundaries will tend to decrease
their bass output, but may result in greater articulation and better imaging.
room furnishings play an important role in absorbing and reflecting soundwaves.
Midrange and high frequencies in particular will be absorbed by soft furnishings
such as sofas, carpets and curtains. A large number of these soft furnishings
will dull the sound, while a "live" room with few furnishings will brighten
the sound. If you are willing to spend some time fine-tuning the performance
of your system, you will enjoy the benefits for years to come.
speakers to your system, it is very important that you turn off the power
to your amplifier / receiver to avoid damage to the equipment.
VT-2 loudspeaker system is compatible with virtually all quality amplifiers.
Proper wiring of the speakers is essential to good sound. At a minimum,
14AWG wire is recommended for runs of 10 feet or less, with heavier special
purpose speaker wire used for longer runs. For specialty wire considerations,
consult Svenska Laserföreningen. For best results, use equal length
runs of speaker wire for the left and right speakers. Prepare your speaker
wire by stripping 1/4" to 3/8" of insulation from the ends and twisting
the exposed wire strands tightly. The five-way binding posts on the back
of the speaker will accept raw wire, banana plugs, or spade plugs. Tighten
the binding posts by hand, as pliers can strip or break them
Be sure to
wire both the left and right speakers "in-phase." That is, the Positive
(red) terminal on the amplifier output must be connected to the corresponding
Positive (red) terminal on the speaker. Likewise with the Negative (black)
terminals. All speaker wires have some sort of marking along one or both
conductors to help you make the correct connections. Incorrect speaker
phase is indicated by weak bass and the lack of a well-defined stereo
noise pickup, segregate cables by function. Do not run low level signal
cables parallel to power cables, speaker cables, or digital cables. Also,
do not run speaker cables or digital cables parallel to power cords or
parallel to each other. If different types of cables are placed near each
other at some place in your system, separate them by the maximum practical
distance and cross them at right angles where they meet. Do not twist
or tie AC power cords with speaker cables.
On the back
panel of the VT-2 there are two sets of binding posts (fig. 4) with a
metal jumper strap connecting the top and bottom posts. There are three
different ways to connect the VT-2's to your system: Full-range with a
single amplifier / receiver, Bi-amplified with two amplifers and two sets
of speaker wire, or Bi-wired with one amplifier and two sets of speaker
wire. To run the VT-2's full-range with one amplifier / receiver, simply
connect the speaker wires to either the top set or bottom set of posts
(it doesn't matter which one).
is the use of two separate amplifiers, one to power the bass drivers and
one to power the midrange / high frequency drivers. This configuration
provides greater dynamic range for both amplifiers, as they are spared
the task of reproducing the entire frequency range. In addition, bi-amplification
is a great advantage in home theater systems, as it turns the passive
subwoofer section of the VT-2 into a powered subwoofer. NHT's SA-2 and
SA-3 subwoofer amplifiers are optimized for subwoofer amplification and
feature adjustable volume and bass tuning functions, which allow the user
to fine-tune bass response for an individual listening environment.
is very important that you remove the jumper straps when bi-amplifying
or you will damage your amplifiers! To bi-amplify the VT-2, you will need
two amplifiers, one for the upper range drivers (top pair of binding posts)
and one for the subwoofer (bottom pair). Connect one pair of binding posts
with speaker wire from one amplifier, and the other pair of binding posts
with speaker wire from the second amplifier. If you have an audio / video
receiver, you may use its front left and right speaker outputs to drive
the upper section, and a separate amplifier for the subwoofers. It is
important to achieve level matching between the two amplifiers. Use either
two identical amplifiers, or make sure that one amplifier has a volume
control. Both amplifiers will need to receive an identical line-level
signal from the preamplifier/processor or "pre-out" jacks of the A/V receiver.
If only one set of "pre-out" jacks are available, use a "Y" splitter in
order to send the signal to both amplifiers. For more detailed information
about bi-amplification, contact Svenska Laserföreninegn.
enthusiasts have found that bi-wiring can bring about improvements in
sound. Bi-wiring is the use of two pairs of speaker wire and one amplifier,
with each pair connected to one set of binding posts on the amplifier
(some two-channel amplifiers provide two sets). To bi-wire the VT-2's,
connect the top pair of binding posts to the amplifier with one speaker
wire, and the bottom pair with a second wire. The two sets of speaker
wire are both connected to one pair of terminals on the amplifier.
VT-2 was designed to handle a wide range of listening levels, but every
speaker has limits. It is important to use common sense and listen for
signs of possible distress from the speakers. Underpowered amplifiers
are most often the cause of speaker damage. For example, a 60-watt amplifier
runs out of power when called upon to produce more than 60 watts, and
the resulting distortion can damage the speaker. If you tend to listen
at high volume levels, more powerful amplifiers are preferable becase
they are less likely to run out of power.
distortion or harsh breakup is an indication that either your amplifier
or your speakers are running beyond their capacity, and the volume should
be decreased. If you can feel any heat emanating from the woofer or tweeter,
reduce the level immediately. Speaker damage most often occurs from sustained
high volume levels, not from transient sounds or brief musical peaks.
Excessive boosting of bass, treble or equalizer controls can worsen the
problem, and is not recommended.
require minimal maintenance under normal use. The cabinet may be cleaned
using a damp cloth or a mild, non-abrasive cleaner. To clean the grille,
first remove it from the speaker, then brush lightly with a soft brush
or use a vacuum on its lowest setting. Do not expose the speakers to direct
sunlight, high temperatures, or moisture. Do not attempt to clean the