anybody run NHT T5s?

Discussion in 'Speakers' started by kurtZoom, Feb 25, 2005.

  1. kurtZoom

    kurtZoom Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2005
    Messages:
    62
    Likes Received:
    0
    If you run the T5's up front with the NHT X1/A1 amp...can you get by w/o a separate sub? My wife (Mrs. form over function) hates the separate sub idea...so this seems like a viable alternative. I will probably be using a Denon 3805 and use them for 60/40 movies/music. Thanks
     
  2. Charles Gurganus

    Charles Gurganus Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 1999
    Messages:
    689
    Likes Received:
    0
    Doesn't the T5 have a seperate sub? You won't get the gut wrenching bass like you would with a SVS but it goes into mid 20hz range. I think you will have plenty of bass but I should be one to talk. [​IMG] Since I have complete overkill biamping NHT VT2's with a Sherbourn 5/1500a PLUS a SVS. Subtract the SVS (which would be about what you would have) and I still have lots of bass. The SVS moves furniture and rattles pictures though. [​IMG]
     
  3. Tony Genovese

    Tony Genovese Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2000
    Messages:
    811
    Likes Received:
    0
    Subs are built into the T5 system. Excellent, tight bass, very good output.
     
  4. Jon_Welker

    Jon_Welker Second Unit

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2003
    Messages:
    404
    Likes Received:
    0
    Yeah, I have no problems whatsoever moving furniture and rattling walls with my T5s. You basically have 2 12" enclosed subs being driven by an outboard crossover and amp. See if you can test drive the Depth Charged scene from U571, and you will be astonished at the underwater blasts as they coincide with where they are in the picture. You WOULD NOT need an external sub (such as an SVS) if you were to go the T5 route.
     
  5. Mark Russ

    Mark Russ Second Unit

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2002
    Messages:
    341
    Likes Received:
    0
    Check out the following review of the U2 (which is identical to the subs on the T5):

    http://www.hedmag.com/Product-Review...ing-Blocks.asp

    Especially take note of the following measurements:
    http://www.hedmag.com/Measurements/2...asurements.asp

    Brent Butterworth measured the U2 to be 26Hz-180Hz +/-.2dB (not 2, *point 2*) with the -3dB at 21Hz and 250Hz.

    I have T5s in my secondary system (with not 1, but 2 A1 amps for them), along with dual stacked SVS PB10 ISDs, and IMO, the NHT subs are better for music, while I feel the SVS subs are better for movies.

    In my main system, I have T6s along with a SVS PB12-Ultra/2, and I also feel the same way on that rig as well, NHT for music, SVS for movies.
     
  6. Eddie Horton

    Eddie Horton Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    May 23, 2004
    Messages:
    237
    Likes Received:
    0
    Wonderful system, Mark. I've always wanted to try full range mains for playing music, but don't have the budget. If some money ever falls in my lap, I'd strongly consider those NHT's. If you don't mind me asking, what did you have before and what do the T6's give you that a sat/sub system doesn't?
     
  7. craig_d_can

    craig_d_can Extra

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2003
    Messages:
    17
    Likes Received:
    0
    All this talk of moving furniture...haha

    The accuracy of the NHT's is mindblowing. While they may not play quite as deep, they certainly do sound better within their range.

    24hz isn't exactly laughable...still very deep, but it seems that 20hz is the magical number these days.

    -Craig
     
  8. kurtZoom

    kurtZoom Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2005
    Messages:
    62
    Likes Received:
    0
    thanks
    I guess I might be able to live with it[​IMG] now if I can just get her to open the ol purse strings
     

Share This Page