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NHT 1.5

NHT 1.5
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6 reviews

Apr, 2018

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of NHT 1.5 from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Speakers on

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Apr, 2018

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NHT 1.5


I have been an NHT fan for over a decade. I bought a set of 2.3a's and a 1.1c for part of a Dolby Prologic system in the early 90's. I loved the sound. I eventually moved to Dolby Digital with some NHT super Ones. When I saw the 1.5s on ebay I decided...

great sound with good equipment

harsh sound with cheap equipment

Jan, 2004

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NHT 1.5


Bought these, along with a NHT SP-2 subwoofer for a home theater set-up based on a friend's recommendation (as well as the postings on these boards)off EBay. Glad I did. Although the set-up is excellent for movies, these small speakers really shine...

Calrity, sound stage, definition. The balc finish is a plus

Lack of bottom end; a sub-woofer helps

Mar, 2003

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NHT 1.5


I purchased these NHT 1.5s about a month ago after reading the reviews on this site (and other sites) and finding a reasonably good deal on them online. I do not have an NHT dealer in my area, so this is the only way I could hear them. At the same...

Excellent build quality for the money• Beautiful finish• Will reveal EVERYTHING on your discs or vinyl (from about 80Hz on up)

Tiresome" timbral quality• Very, very picky about music selection, electronics and room• Compresses easily• Have heard better soundstaging

Nov, 2002

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NHT 1.5


I first encountered these little gems in '98 and at their price point of $600 they were one of a handful of speakers to consider which included monitor ,PSb,and B&W. Although not as rich or "lush" sounding as the English brands they offered a very...

Jaw-dropping transparency,huge soundstage,incredible imaging, and that special "you are there" live soundTight,puchy, muscical bass

Paired with AV receivers they sound a bit bright...but what decent speaker wouldn't...Bass can sound limited in a large room

Aug, 2002

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NHT 1.5


This is sort of an "after the fact" review in that I've sold my NHT 1.5s and replaced them with NHT ST-4s. So this is more of a eulogy. The 1.5s completely set a new standard when they came out for accuracy, detail and imaging. At the time, the...

Detail, accuracy, imaging

A little bright and unrefined

Dec, 2001

Product Specifications

NHT loudspeakers are designed to deliver refined, musical sound from attractive and affordable packages. The efforts are guided by the study of human hearing and are optimized for real-world use. Every NHT speaker undergoes rigorous testing and quality control at the factory to ensure you years of listening pleasure. Incorporating NHT's proprietary Focused Image Geometry design, the Model 1.5's custom-designed drivers and enclosure achieve a level of tonal neutrality and imaging precision unsurpassed at the price. Focused Image Geometry determines the 21-degree angle which defines the 1.5's unique cabinet, as well as the sound radiation pattern of the system. The irregular enclosure shape greatly increases the ratio of direct to reverberant sound, reducing side-wall reflections and concentrating sound energy in the listening area. The exact angles at which the sound from the speakers reaches the ears of centrally located listeners is calculated to create what is known in acoustics as minimum "inter-aural cross-correlation." This technique allows the Model 1.5 to properly recreate the natural acoustic ambiance and perspective contained in good recordings. In addition, the radiating axes of the left and right speakers are crossed, providing "time-intensity trading, " so that the stereo image remains focused and stabilized for a wider range of listening positions. Finally, the cabinet shape also reduces the formation of internal standing waves, resulting in smoother midrange response. Focused Image Geometry is the heart of NHT's successful line of high-performance audiophile loudspeakers. Borrowing technologies from NHT's acclaimed flagship Model 3.3, the Model 1.5 employs custom-designed European drivers, including an offset aluminum dome tweeter that boasts extremely smooth response, even at high listening levels. The Model 1.5 features a 6.5" long-throw woofer that is the result of extensive in-house development and is custom-manufactured for precise roll off and radiation characteristics. With the increasing popularity of home theater systems, many audio / video enthusiasts are building combined entertainment systems for both music and movies. When the Model 1.5 is used in a home theater system, be sure to augment it with timbre-matched speakers to ensure a seamless soundfield. The NHT AudioCenter-1 is the appropriate matching center channel speaker, and a second pair of Model 1.5's is the ideal match for the surround channels. Alternately, the NHT HDP-2 hybrid dipole can be used as a surround speaker in rooms where the couch is against the rear wall.


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:NHT

Remote Control

Type: None

Service & Support

Type:5 years warranty

Speaker System

Amplification Type:Passive
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Crossover Channel Qty:2-way
Response Bandwidth:53 - 25000Hz
Speaker System Type:Left / right channel speakers