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Mordaunt Short 904 vs NHT 2.3


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#1 of 8 OFFLINE   dhirajpiste1

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Posted October 27 2013 - 07:47 AM

Hi all,

 

My setup as of now:

 

Mordaunt Short 904

Mordaunt Short 905

Mordaunt Short 903

Polk Audio psw110

Onkyo TX-NR509

 

I was very happy with my setup but things just got complicated. A friend offered to trade his NHT 2.3 for my Mordaunt Short 904 (which I love and are 9/10 cosmetically).

 

MS 904-- 1" + 5 1/4 "

NHT 2.3--1" + 6.5" + 2 x 6.5"

 

Would appreciate some advice on considering this trade.

 

Thank you



#2 of 8 OFFLINE   schan1269

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Posted October 27 2013 - 09:02 AM

The only issue you might run into is one of personal taste. The 2.3 is almost 10db less efficient than the 904...meaning a direct A-B comparison will be next to impossible.



#3 of 8 OFFLINE   dhirajpiste1

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Posted October 27 2013 - 09:09 AM

Sam,

MS are 89db and NHT 2.3 are 86db.



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Posted October 27 2013 - 09:16 AM

Odd...I saw a graph where it worked out to 82 on the 2.3.

 

3db is still significant. The NHT will require twice the power for the same volume. So, if you use 20 now...you'll need 40.



#5 of 8 OFFLINE   dhirajpiste1

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Posted October 27 2013 - 06:36 PM

Thanks Sam.

 

One more question though. I dont have any quality amp yet. I am using Onkyo 509.

At 80W /ch (and rated for 8 ohms) will it be good enough for NHT 2.3 that are 4 ohms and 86db.

 

My media room is 18' x 12' but I dont want to overheat the amp.



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Posted October 27 2013 - 06:39 PM

Onkyo 509 is up to the challenge. Are you swapping 5 for 2, or just the main...???

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Posted October 27 2013 - 06:45 PM

I am swapping only MS 904's.

 

So my set-up would be-- 2.3 x 2, MS 905, MS 903 x 2 (4 ohm)

 

I have to decide by tomorrow morning. You think its a good idea or I should just keep my MS set.

 

Receiver will have to drive 86db 4 ohm front towers and two small 4 ohm surround speakers. I dont listen to music that loud just occasional Mark Knopfler, Eric clapton but the problem is when my father in law visits and watches action movies all day long.



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Posted October 27 2013 - 07:09 PM

I would swap only if you plan on buying more NHT and coming up with a cost to sell him the rest of the MS for.




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