Should I keep my NHT SuperOnes or not?

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  1. Sergey M

    Sergey M Stunt Coordinator

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    Hi all,
    It's been a while since my last post... It's that time again. [​IMG]
    I'm thinking about finishing up a small HT setup upstairs in the master bedroom sitting area. I do have a set of two NHT SuperOnes. I was thinking of two options: [a] sell SuperOnes and get a HT 5.1 satellite speakers package or keep SuperOnes and get two more SuperZeros for surrounds, SuperCenter and some sub. Surrounds will have to be hanged on the wall. With the option , would I be better off with SuperZeros all around?
    My budget is about 700 but I think option is probably gonna be a bit more expensive, but that would depend on sub (any suggestions for a good small sub btw)? I'd appreciate any input. Thanks.
     
  2. DaveW

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    I had 5 super zeros along with a good sub and it was fantastic! After several years I had the itch for something else and ended up buying large floor standers but to be honest I don't think it made much of an improvement. Like they say, "only buy your bass once" - get a SVS 25-31 sub to go with them and you will have a killer system for a very reasonable price!
     
  3. RichardH

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    The "Super" line is no longer around, so I would recommend just buying a new 5.1 setup, NHT or othewise. You probably won't get much for a used pair of SuperOnes, so why not just keep them around for extra. You never know where you might need them.
     
  4. Eric A

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    I would definitely go with the NHT setup. You can find great deals on Superzeros at Onecall and on Audiogon. I have a Superone XU in white that was used as a center channel with 2 others in the past. I have moved 2 of them to the rears in my system but I am willing to sell the one for $100 shipped and I could probably be coaxed out of all 3 for $300 plus shipping. They all have wall mounting brackets and are in perfect condition. Send me a PM if you are interested.
     
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    I just realized you are in Atlanta. You could com by my house and check them out if you like and hear them in my system. Let me know.
     
  6. Phill O

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    You could sell them to me[​IMG]. I'll buy them for a reasonable price. Just send me a email.
     
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    Serge M, why not super ones all around? I have 3 super ones in use now as FR,C,Fl and will be using them as surrounds for a new 6.1 setup they are excellent speakers.

    Eric A, I'm trying to find ceiling mounts for the Superones, what mounts are you using? I found the omnimounts RWX series but I'm not sure if they will screw directly into the built in thread in the superones, any suggestions?
     
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    Phil,
    I will send you an email.

    Alfonso,
    I am using the NHT brackets supplied with the Superones. I have the XU model which came supplied with brackets. Contact NHT directly and speak with Dave MacCallum at ext.212 and he can probably help you find the brackets.
     
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    I would stick with the SuperOne, and see if additional SuperOne or SuperZero speakers can be located. The SuperOne is not only a great HT speaker for modest-sized rooms, but also an excellent inexpensive audiophile speaker. Power hungry, yes, but excellent sound.
     
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    Stick with the NHT's. As for a subwoofer, the best affordable small sub is probably one of the velodynes, used. You could probably find a F1000 (14x14x14) for $400 or less on ebay or audiogon. It's a great woofer. Have had one since 1997. Awesome clean bass for its size. And it's sealed so you can place it closer to the wall. Good luck.
     
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    Thanks to all who replied. I'm keeping SuperOnes. [​IMG] I went ahead and ordered 2 more SuperZeros from OneCall. I wish I could find SuperCenter in stock. OneCall rep suggested using another SuperOne as a center speaker. May have to do that.
    Eric, thanks for the offer but I needed them in black.
    Phuong, thanks for the sub recommendation. I'll look that one up.
     
  12. Guy Usher

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    I use 5 super ones with one at center only complaint is now my xover is 80 instead of 100 making them a little thin on the bottom.
     
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    Just a suggestion but you can buy Supertwo's at a shop here in Iowa for $500 a pair, plus shipping and that would be a nice setup.

    Nick L
     
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    Sergey, I'd suggest getting another SuperOne for the center if you can fit it in your Entertainment center, on your TV, or where/how ever your setup is (don't know if you're using a TV wall rack or what not). I'm a strong beliver in if at all possible of matching the front three speakers for the L-C-R position if possible as the panning is smoother imho.

    For a sub the Adire Rava, Diy, HSU, or an SVS would definitely be a great match for such a system.
     
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    Guy Usher, so you're saying your receiver's crossover is fixed at 80 and that's a problem with NHTs? So, if I were to get say Marantz's receiver with crossover fixed at 100, should I be fine then? Thanks.
     

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