NHT became famous from the day they challenged the concept that only premium priced products can provide very good sound quality. From the beginning in 1986 NHT has been introducing speakers that can satisfy the needs of even the high demanding kind of audiophile. Their dedication to sonic quality has earned them a good position in the world of sound and associated gadgetry. Also the fact that NHT sells their product directly to the customer without any middle men or distributors has helped to reduce the price of the products without deteriorating the audio quality. This ensured high end sound quality at a much considerable price.
NHT introduced their first set of powered high performance speakers designed especially to be connected to laptops, tablets and computers. We can make sure that this is just the tip of the ice berg and a whole new series of this type is being developed. The Superpower speakers look a lot like its older brother the Super Zero 2.0.The device has dimensions of 9 inch x 5.5 inch x 6.75 inch (H x W x D).It weighs in at about 3.3 kilogram. The speakers are sealed in NHT’s signature design which includes a high-gloss laminate box. The back of the panel consist of a power on/off switch, the audio input jack and the power cord port.
The impressive thing about this device is that it packs in a 90 watt power amplifier inside its cabinet. NHT’s Superpower has a 4.5 inch paper cone woofer and 1 inch silk dome tweeter. Both the devices are magnetically shielded to avoid interference from nearby magnetic sources. It is a two way powered loudspeaker. The speaker has a frequency response of 72 Hz to 20 KHz. Sensitivity of the device is about 85dB. It also offers a device impedance of 12.5 kilo ohms. The amplifier is coupled with a custom designed pre-amplifier circuit .This is what shapes the bass extension to 72Hz and gives a SPL of 111dB(at about 1 meter).SPL is the highest sound output the speaker can deliver without much distortion. A SPL value of 111dB is very good for such a small device.
The sound quality of the device is very good. Voice clarity is very crisp and realistic and the reproduction of sounds from low to high level is done with an incredible efficiency. The sound output is also very good. NHT’s Superpower speakers are incredibly loud so you can use it even outside and be sure to experience music in the way it is meant to be. The bass response is good and the speakers offer very true and deep bass. You keep the speaker in a public place and crank up the volume and it looks like a miracle that the device of this dimension is pumping out this much sound.
Some high end speaker manufactures who also design speakers for laptops and smart phones will be ashamed when they hear the sound quality coming out of this mini wonder. If you want a much higher bass response the company suggests that you couple the device with a Super 8 powered sub woofer. If you are looking for a much more elaborate sound experiences add on a passive volume controller to the system which can isolate any computer generated noise or interference.
NHT’s Superpower mini portable speaker will be priced more than Rs 10, 000/- in India.