NHT 1.8 Floorstanding Speakers

4.33/5 (3 Reviews)


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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by te2rx a Casual Listener

Date Reviewed: February 4, 2007

Bottom Line:   
Nice speakers with a bright character. In that sense its strengths are also its weaknesses... they're sharp, detailed, clear and dry. If you like that kind of sound, the NHT 1.8 are totally great. If you're looking for a warmer room-filling sound, this is not what you want. For $200 used, it was a total steal.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Casual Listener

Product model year:   Pre 1995

Price Paid:    $200.00

Purchased At:   Craigslist Chicago



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by quantran a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: April 29, 2004

Bottom Line:   
I replaced the tweeters with the soft dome version used in newer NHT models like the Superzero, Superone, etc. Together with that I redesigned the high pass filter for it using high quality parts. This is a long and painful process. I also changed the internal wiring to OFC wire. They now sound AMAZING.

Please see more detail below.

NHT speakers are highly recommended. I have no idea about the new Revolution series though.

If you can find the 2.1 or 2.3a used, they are better and already have the soft dome tweeters. These are very good tweeters too. Newer models are unlikely to be better except for the 2.9 and 3.3. The 1.8, 2.1 and 2.3 all have their dual woofers in sealed cabinet. NHT officially say that woofers in sealed box sound better.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   Pre 1995

Price Paid:    $400.00

Purchased At:   Local shop



Overall Rating:5
Submitted by Steve Thomas a an Audiophile

Date Reviewed: August 28, 1998

Bottom Line:   
I picked a pair of these used for $400, and I am very impressed.I have listened to many speakers and like the NHT line a lot (their
sound is not for everybody, but I like them). I narrowed down my
search to the 2.5i and waited to save the $1400 for them (spend the
extra $$$ for the mahogany finish: simply beautiful)

The 1.8's are 95% of what the 2.5's are, sound-wise, so I couldn't
beat the price. The base on them seems a bit deeper, but not quite as
articulated as the 2.5s. Mids and highs seem about the same, as is
the soundstage. I later talked to the man I bought the speakers from
who sold them to "upgrade" to speakers in the $1500 range: after
looking around a lot he was really bummed out that sold them to me!

I give these speakers 5 stars for the support I got from NHT. When
I bought the speakers they had no spike kit, and the crossover on
the left speaker died (not sure whether this was my fault or not).

I got great help from NHT for both of these issues, and my speakers
are working great now.



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Contour 1.8 Mk II Early Observations

This has been an exercise in patience. Got the speakers on Monday and had already ordered some new cables as I realized that the cables I had were not long enough for this setup. They came on Sat and I was not home to sign for them, so I made arrangements to have them redelivered on Monday. So the s ... Read More »

Mini (3.5mm or 1/8") to RCA and Mini to Phone (1/4")

Just bought a CR4 Korg 4-track and was wondering if some of the cables I was planning on buying will work. If I buy a Mini (3.5mm or 1/8") to RCA cable (CR4 has RCA line out) will I be able to plug that Mini right into my computers microphone jack and be able to recieve? and... If I buy a ... Read More »

Mini (3.5mm or 1/8") to RCA and Mini to Phone (1/4")

Just bought a CR4 Korg 4-track and was wondering if some of the cables I was planning on buying will work. If I buy a Mini (3.5mm or 1/8") to RCA cable (CR4 has RCA line out) will I be able to plug that Mini right into my computers microphone jack and be able to recieve? and... If I buy a ... Read More »

Jse Infinite Slope 1.8 Speaker

Is anyone familiar with the JSE INFINITE SLOPE speaker lineup? I have the 1.8 which is about midway in size compared to the other JSE models. They are about 20 years old now with all original drivers. The woofers needed the foam replaced, which I got on e-bay and did them myself. The 4- 10" dri ... Read More »

Martin Logans vista, or keep old JSE infinite slope 1.8

Hi, I was wondering if anyone is familiar with the Martin Logan Vistas and how they are in a small room such as 13 x 18 with 8' ceiling. I know they should be a few feet from the rear wall. I plan on placing them along the long wall in a rectangular room setting. My question is if the ML's wo ... Read More »

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