NHT 1.5 Floorstanding Speakers user reviews : 4.5 out of 5 - 44 reviews - audioreview.com (2023)

[Jan 14, 2004]

David Spencer

Audio Enthusiast


great sound with good equipment


harsh sound with cheap equipment

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 to use them with a second system I was putting up in the house. When I hooked them up with my secondary receiver and listened I was surprised and disappointed. They sounded harsh and unpleasant. I thought "these won an award?" I read that these speakers don't do well with cheap electronics and that's what they were connected to...a low price Sony. I later purchased a Yamaha vsx-3300 on ebay along with 3 nht s1.4 and a Cambridge P-1000 subwoofer. The 1.5's now sound excellent. The 1.4's aren't a perfect match for the 1.5s but the system works well together. I use the system for movies and listen to music on the 1.5s in stereo. I eventually will pickup a few more 1.5s to replace the 1.4s

Similar Products Used:

nht 1.1c, 2.3a, 1.3a, super one, 1.4sonkyo, yamaha, sony, pioneer



[Mar 01, 2003]


Audio Enthusiast


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


Lack of bottom end; a sub-woofer helps.

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 with music. They are clear with a very good sound stage. They may not have a "big" bottom end, but the well-matched sub takes care of that. A wonderful speaker that seems to go far beyond its' small size.

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Mangnepans, Ohms.



[Nov 01, 2002]




• 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

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 time, I decided to audition other "good" bookshelf speakers (had to get rid of my Maggies due to cat issues). I'll cut to the chase and tell you that I settled on a pair of Sonus Faber Concertinos and ended up selling the NHTs. The NHTs were beautiful--the finish was perfect (not nearly up to the level of the Sonus Fabers, but also not as expensive). The sound, however, was something else entirely. I let the NHTs burn in for about a week (perhaps they needed even longer), but they always, ALWAYS sounded thin and quite tipped-up in the highs (and yes, I DO have a sub). My equipment isn't bad, so I don't think the problems are upstream. Granted, the extra "detail" revealed things I had never hear before, but I found that the Sonus Fabers (and the B&Ws and Paradigms I listened to) revealed ALL of the same details, but in a much more approachable, and musically convincing way. In fact, both my girlfriend and I started avoiding playing certain types of music (rock and anything with complex passages) because it become too grating and uncomfortable. And I'm not just talking about "poorly recorded" discs either... some very well recorded material that I recently heard on a $20k Martin Logan set-up was not pleasant either. That's not music to MY ears. I'm writing this review not because I don't like NHT, but because I want people to understand what they're getting with these speakers. If you have "soft" electronics (tube, NAD) or a soft room, these might just work out for you. But if you have Japanese electronics (Denon, etc.), you'll suddenly be changing what you listen to. I have a feeling these speakers might be well served by upgraded crossover components. I've read that people have good results with that. However, it's no surprise in my mind that this particular speaker was not one of NHT's best sellers. I've heard worse, but as always, I would urge anyone to audition these and other speakers before making your purchase decision.

Similar Products Used:

Associated equipment: Musical Fidelity A3 IntegratedMusical Fidelity A3 CDParasound HCA-1000HSU Research SubKimber 4VS and PBJSimilar products owned or auditioned recently:B&W



[Aug 18, 2002]




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

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 natural, nuetral, and convincing "live" sound; with decentequipment and a good recording such as Chris Isaak's "Forever Blue" they had that "involving magic" that few speakers in this range possess. They also sound a hell of a lot bigger than they look when placed in a small to medium room and with ample space to perform. While most speakers at this level tend to sound the same, the 1.5s were very, very, transparent with amazing soundstage depth and jaw-dropping detail. Bass response, although a bit limited, is very tight and musical due to the sealed design. The only real drawback is that when placed with cheap A/V receivers they can sound a bright...go figure...these are audiophile speakers which easily rival those at twice the price including PSB Minis and Monitor studio 2s.THey still sound better than the SB-3 model which replaced these. All in all, a fine musical monitor that has that "you are there" transparency.TOO bad NHT was bought out several years ago...and their Chief Designer left as well...with the 1.5s and the rest of their discontinued musical line being his crowning glory...NHT has focused more intently on HT...if you can find a used pair buy them!

Similar Products Used:

PSB mini-nice laidback sound,surprisingly low bassMonitor 2-with vocals this was way ahead of the pack...no bass however...B&W 602-Unattractive and bulky but very listenable and enough bass for mo



[Nov 08, 2000]


Audio Enthusiast


Precise imaging, balanced tonality, appearance


None for product in this class

I've has these for a couple of years now and continue to find them accurate, easy to listen to speakers. They provide a detailed and precisely placed soundfield that provides good 3 dimensional placement of sound between and outside of the speakers. They can be placement sensitive but in most rooms a good location is quickly found. As a 6" sealed box 2-way speaker they provide better than expected bass response that stays clean down the unit's limits even at volume. I suspect those reviewers who have complained about the complete lack of bass might benefit from experimenting with placement.

Lastly, regarding the reviewer a few reviews down, I seriously doubt that he owns a pair of these. The grill frame is molded plastic covered by cloth and given the packing materials I don't really see how it could have been "bent" during shipment or straightened over his knee. Also, the finish of these speakers is the same as other NHT products, a high density laminate that is heat/pressure applied to both the inside and outside of the cabinet and is unlikely to "flake off" during any kind of normal use. He also refers to a mid-range driver which is suspiciously absent in every 1.5 I have seen nor have I seen "cabinets weaken" whatever that is supposed to mean. A troll is a troll, buy speakers with your ears.

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Spica, Snell, NHT



[Jan 16, 2000]


Audio Enthusiast


clarity, neutrality, soundstage


bass, sensitivity

Had these speakers for awhile and was very dissatisfied. They sounded forward and harsh no matter what I did. Finally tried crossing them over at 110 and swithched to MIT cable and they came alive. Also tried them full-range with a 150 watt amp which gave a better sound too. In short, filter out the bass or use an amp with ALOT of power and you'll be happy. ps... not good with Kimber PBJ
AMC cd8
Rotel Pre-Amp
Parasound HCA-750a
MIT Terminator 3 Interconnects and cable

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Snell, DefTech bp10's, Paradigm Phantom,



[Mar 11, 2001]

Sikander Ali

Audio Enthusiast


Exceptionaly accurate


For the price and size...none.

For about $600, very few can compare. Do not expect a lot of bass response, however the 1.5's can handle a whole lot of bass boost from the preamp. Not designed for rock and alternative, especially for poorly recorded material. There is no such thing as reference Rock'n'Roll.
Drawback...you have to use high level "expensive" cable to achieve best performance. I recommend Kimber Kable 4TC and if you can afford it the 8TC...try not to go over 15ft.

My System....
HK Signature 2.0
HK Signature 2.1
Kimber Kable KCAG
Kimber Kable 4TC



[Jan 18, 1997]

Ted Martin

an Audio Enthusiast

An excellent speaker choice for use with a quality amp. Currently have 1.3A as left/right in a Dolby pro logic system with 1.1 as center and surrounds. Combined with a powered subwoofer and a Harmon Kardon AVR-20 reciever, they create a huge soundfield with excellent sound. Greatly recommended.



[Jun 10, 1998]


an Audio Enthusiast

Just had it a couple days ago. Spent whole weekend on my favourate chair-----listenning------ really enjoy the life at that moment.
System setup:

Passonic DVD 110 ---> McCormack TLC pre-amp ---->
Rotel RB 956AX power-amp ----> NHT 1.5.

Rotel amp is an 6-channel 45wpc amp. Bridged into 3-channel amp as 90wpc.
Speaker stands are 16" high.


Truely amazing! the speaker are transparent to the music! Many times i feel the string is vibrating inside the speaker.... someone must be in there playing, i bet............High is clear, sweet. imaging is very good. vocal and violin sound BEAUTIFUL. Piano needs some help on those bass keys. Gutiar is very orginally recovered. very natural and give u a close-feeling with the intrument. One BAD point -------- short of depth, which makes my favourate Quartet sounds more like a 4-people sitting in a row. still, u could tell who is who though.

Lack of bass is NOT entirely true as someone complained. If u move the speaker close to the rear-wall, about 40 ~50cm in my apt, the bass was tight and strong enough for u to feel it (maybe my apt's building quality is not that good. when i put my feet on the carpet, i did feel the air-shake from the bass notes). but of course, bass is not its STRONG point.

Power hungry is one thing u may want to keep in mind. my pre-am knob was about 2/3 way when it really sings, which is about 2/3 * 90 = 60w. but surely it handles all the power very well, no harshness, no strains at high or low. sweet and clear as usual.

For the price, strongly recommend to everyone who likes music. Once u add a decent sub.... oh, my GOD..............




[May 04, 1998]

Gary Arundel

an Audiophile

The quality of audio equipment is usually directly related to its price, usually. Once in a while, a product comes along which is a terrific value, i.e. the quality of the product exceeds the price. I spent a long time evaluating speakers in the $500 to $800 range and I purchased the 1.5's because they sound the best for the music (acoustic jazz combos), the space (apartment living room), and the money. No, they don't have bass the rattles the dishes, if you live in an apartment, you can't have that anyway. But for the money, the tonal quality is excellent. And, you couldn't ask for any better focus or imaging for a $600 set of speakers. In the world of reasonably priced equipment, I believe these speakers to be at the top of their class.



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Are floorstanding speakers good for music? ›

Floor-standing speakers are a music-listening favorite, commonly preferred because of their adaptability and capacity for high frequencies. They don't need to be placed on a stand or table, and they can house multiple speaker drivers, which allows for a higher range of frequencies.

Why bookshelf speakers are better than floorstanding speakers? ›

However, as a general rule, bookshelf speakers tend to offer better imaging and more integration and coherency, while floorstanders tend to offer greater bass depth, dynamics and soundstage thanks to their design. The ideal listening height for speakers is for the tweeter to be at ear level for your seating position.

What is floorstanding loudspeakers? ›

A floorstanding speaker is so named because it's tall enough to sit on the floor. A floorstanding speaker cabinet is taller than it is wide (or deep), typically standing two feet or more in height. Because of their large cabinets, floorstanding speakers can hold more and larger speaker drivers.

Where are NHT speakers made? ›

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What speaker delivers high audio tones? ›

A tweeter or treble speaker is a special type of loudspeaker (usually dome, inverse dome or horn-type) that is designed to produce high audio frequencies, typically deliver high frequencies up to 100 kHz.

Should you use a subwoofer with bookshelf speakers? ›

This proves that not all bookshelf speakers are created equal, and that with the right design and quality components, a standalone subwoofer is not necessarily required to achieve the ultimate audio experience. With all that said, many bookshelf speaker systems are certainly functional without a subwoofer.

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Should I put something under my speakers? ›

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Does music sound better with a subwoofer? ›

A great subwoofer helps take away the heavy lifting from your loudspeakers, improving your overall system. The dynamics are more compelling, the soundstage widens, and the stereo imaging becomes more accurate.

When should you not use a subwoofer? ›

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Bookshelf speakers may be enough to fill a small room but could have trouble keeping up with a large listening room. Conversely, tower speakers will be better suited to a larger space but offer a great sound in smaller rooms.

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What wattage is best for speakers? ›

Much depends on your listening habits and your speaker's efficiency. If you like loud uncompressed music and your speakers are 90dB efficient, 200 Watts is likely plenty of power for you. If you only listen to light classical, jazz and don't expect them to rock the house, 50 Watts is adequate.

How many ohms are best speakers? ›

We'll be using impedance to determine the compatibility between your amplifier and speakers. Speakers, for their part, typically have ohm ratings of between 4 and 8. Amplifiers usually operate best and are rated within a specified range, like between 6 and 12 ohms.

Do bigger speakers mean better sound? ›

It is true that in general, bigger speakers are capable of producing a greater range of frequencies with ease compared to smaller speakers.

How much should I spend on a good sound system? ›

If you plan to invest in a home audio system, expect to spend about $4,000 to $6,000. These costs vary depending on the components you choose to install. For instance, if you only install the speakers and wiring systems, you may end up spending as little as $2,000 to $3,000.

What happens when speakers are too loud? ›

Playing music/audio too loud may cause damage to speakers due to excess heat in the drivers or even mechanical failure of the driver suspension. Speakers have power ratings that, when exceeded (by increasing the amplifier/volume control), will burn/melt the driver coil and damage the speaker.

How much are the NHT speakers? ›

NHT C3 is a high-end premium speaker priced at 624.99 USD per piece or 1249.98 USD for a stereo setup, with a 3-way design, sealed Box Design, and with a beautiful aesthetic.

How do I know if my speakers are good quality? ›

The best speakers recreate sound very accurately. In other words, they don't color the sound by changing it. Ideally, you hear a sound—a trumpet run, a monologue, a gunshot—as it was intended by whoever recorded it. Unfortunately, no speaker is perfect, but the best ones come awfully close.

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What is the impedance of NHT speakers? ›

Crossover frequency & slopes: 2.2kHz, 6 and 12dB/octave. Impedance: 8 ohms nominal, 7.5 ohms minimum.

How much is a good speaker system? ›

If you plan to invest in a home audio system, expect to spend about $4,000 to $6,000. These costs vary depending on the components you choose to install. For instance, if you only install the speakers and wiring systems, you may end up spending as little as $2,000 to $3,000.

How much do good speakers cost? ›

There is not a one-size-fits-all answer. If you are in an average sized, untreated room and listening to music for entertainment, your best bet will be in the $300-$1,200 range. The higher you get within that range, you will generally find better results, but a higher price doesn't guarantee quality.

How much is a nice speaker? ›

Loudspeaker prices range from a few dollars to tens and hundreds of thousands to millions of dollars. This is because loudspeakers range from cheap computer and wireless speakers to HiFi audiophiles speakers. High-end home, live event, and studio speakers are priced between $1,000 – $10,000.

How many watts is a good speaker? ›

How Many Watts Is A Good Speaker? The best wattage for a speaker depends on what you want to use it for. For example, the best wattage for a home speaker is between 20 and 35 watts. For a small party, you need a speaker that is pushing around 35 to 50 watts and for a mid-size gathering, you need about 60 to 100 watts.

What audio system does Acura use? ›

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Does Acura have Bose speakers? ›

Acura RLX

The Bose surround sound system perfectly complements the RLX's high-tech nature, providing a crisp and immersive sound that enhances the driving experience.

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Is higher impedance better for speaker? ›

All speakers have an impedance rating in ohms, which represents how difficult the speaker is to power. The lower the impedance, the more efficiently it allows the electric signal, which is basically the music, to pass through the speaker.

Are higher impedance speakers louder? ›

Higher speaker impedance does not necessarily mean a louder sound. The relationship between speaker impedance and volume is more complex. It depends on several factors, including the power and type of the amplifier, the speaker's sensitivity, and the type of music or audio you play.

What is the best impedance for speakers? ›

Speaker impedance affects electrical speaker volume partially by affecting its overall output. The most efficient electrical speakers are usually 8 Ω, producing the highest volume levels in speaker cabinets fully stuffed with speaker wire.

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