NHT Three Center Channel Speaker
The ThreeC is a perfect sideways version of your beloved Three or Four with an extra 6.5” woofer to assure you will never have to think twice about the fact your bought one of the very best center channel speaker on the planet.
The ThreeC is a perfect sideways version of your beloved Three or Four with an extra 6.5” woofer to assure you will never have to think twice about the fact your bought one of the very best center channel speaker on the planet. Really. Period. Dot. 3-way designs are espically important to center speakers because their dispersion is very wide in both the horizontal and vertical planes. This means consistent tonality and good detail anywhere the viewer is seated. In addition to traditional center channel use, the ThreeC can be used as a left/center/right (LCR) speaker when a low profile solution is needed.
Acoustic Suspension: Like most NHT speakers the Classic ThreeC is an Acoustic suspension design - no ports or holes in the cabinet. We use the air (natures most perfect spring) that is trapped in the cabinet to control and damp the woofer cone motion. Acoustic suspension system require not only specific design expertise but also tighter parts and materials tolerances. The benefits are well documented - smooth, natural midrange, low distortion, high power handling and smooth bass rolloff - an important benefit when blending speakers with subwoofers seamlessly.
Three-Way: Dual-woofer-three-way that is. Most center speakers are 2-way designs (woofer-tweeter-woofer). The ThreeC uses two custom designed 6.5”, very long throw anodized aluminum cone woofers that are housed in NHT designed BMC (Bulk Moulding Compound) frames that offers very low resonance. The these killer woofers flank NHT’s proprietary Tweeter/Midrange module that sports a 3/4” tweeter and 2” dome midrange - both with anodized aluminum diaphragms. This compact array keeps all of the drivers in close proximity to each other improving phase (multi-driver timing) coherence. Using 4 drivers also reduces distortion and allows the woofer to concentrate on bass reproduction.
Specs & Details
•System type: Center channel speaker
•Configuration - 3-way acoustic suspension design
•Driver Complement - uses two 6.5" aluminum cone woofers, 2” aluminum dome midrange, ¾” aluminum dome tweeter
•Frequency Response - 78Hz- 20kHz
•Crossover Frequency – 800 Hz, 3.2kHz
•Crossover Slopes – 12 dB LP, 12dB HP, 18dB LP, 18 dB HP
•Sensitivity - 87dB (2.83v@1m)
•Impedance- 8 ohms nominal
•Inputs – 2 each professional grade, nickel plated 5-way binding posts
•Speaker Dimensions - 6.5"/165 mm x 19.875"/505 mm x 7.375" /188 mm (H x W x D)
•Weight - 20 lbs./9.1 kg each.
•Finish - High Gloss Black
MSRP Retail $690