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Equipment Review: NHT Super Zero Speakers

It is funny it took me so long to get around to reviewing my little NHT Super Zeros. I figured because they weren't new there wouldn't be that much interest. But these speakers have been around for a while and are widely available.

It is funny it took me so long to get around to reviewing my little NHT Super Zeros. I figured because they weren't new there wouldn't be that much interest. But these speakers have been around for a while and are widely available.

I am currently using 4 NHT Super Zero speakers as surrounds in a 7.1 set-up. These really are great little speakers. When I first saw these in a store I was impressed. I listened to them for awhile and then tagged along as the salesman worked with another customer. This guy had $3,500 burning a hole in his pocket and almost had his wife convinced that he needed the NHT 3.3 speakers. He listened for a while and was just raving about them.

Then I asked the salesman to turn the Super Zeros back on (keep in mind there was a decent sub playing too). Mr. Big Bucks just kind of scratched his head. He said "How much are those". The salesman said $250. And the other were $3500. this was in a pretty large room and these were the only two speakers in there. He said, "do you have anything in between?" The salesman said "You know we just don't see much of an improvement until you get to the $3500 speakers".

The next time I went back to the store they were going out of business. So an honest salesman going broke, who would have thought. Actually the guy was the store owner. I think he got into HT just a little before it got popular. That and he didn't know how to fleece the sheep.

So I bought all the Super Zeros he had and I have had them every since. In my first NT they were my left right and center. With the NHT 8" sub they made a tidy HT set-up. Over the years I have moved them around and as I have upgraded and built my other home theaters I have always been able to find a use for them.
So these little guys only do one thing, mids and highs (OK two things), but they do that really well. Forget about any bass whatsoever. But a good sub and these make a great system. In fact a friend of mine got some expensive electrostatic speakers. He couldn't believe the sound coming out of these little speakers.

Their small size, sleek piano black finish and easy mounting give them a high wife appeal. In fact if your wife is pushing you towards Bose for the small size try to get her to look at these. Mine are the classic style glossy models. They have recently come out with the Super Zero XU which has a molded cabinet but I assume they have tried to maintain a similar tonal quality.

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