Aiwa NSX-MT960 Mini Systems

NSX-MT960

389 watt mini theater system

User Reviews (21)

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Gavin   Audio Enthusiast [Aug 03, 2003]
Strength:

AMAZING

Weakness:

NONE

U GUYS ARE ALL WRONG! I HAVE HAD MINE FOR 5 YEARS AND IT STILL KICKS ASS.... DISPLAY BROKE ONCE IN 5 YEARS AND ITS AMAZING I LOVE IT U ALL SUCK

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Steve (yah.. same as the huge review below)   Audio Enthusiast [Feb 29, 2000]
Strength:

Excellent features and overall quality. Great sound and DSP effects... lots of strenghts.. read my other review.

Weakness:

Factory speakers that come with it.

If you want details review my bigger review down below. I just wanted to put up an update. I still stand by the review I had below. Add different main speakers and you have a sweet system. I added a sub, and still have the factory mains and this thing rattles items off of the shelving in my room. The sub out is phenomenal as are all the effects and such. I have had no problems with the system. The display gets hot, that is why I think it burns out for some users... my recommendations, maybe add a CPU fan inside the case to blow ACROSS (side to side) the display circuitry, or use the dimmer feature to keep the display low. I keep it at Dimmer 3 and it doesn't heat up anywhere near as much. This is just an extra safety step, maybe not necessary, but rather be safe than sorry. That is it. If you have questions or such... email me, click on my name or email me at turfburn@hotmail.com

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Brandon Gullifor   Casual Listener [Oct 18, 2000]
Strength:

NONE!

Weakness:

The whole system.

It works, but I always have to bring it in for repairs because it sucks so much. The display always goes out. and the system resets. The display had to be replaced once, and some parts indide had to be replaced. The bass sucks so i had to buy a sub. It doesn't play a bunch of types of cds so i always have to hook up a discman to the MD input.

THE SYSTEM SUCKS!!!

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
Steven   Audio Enthusiast [Jun 02, 2001]
Strength:

none...

Weakness:

The f*** display broke 30 days after the warranty was up and I'm not the first person that this has happened to. $200 pay the extra money and buy a JVC.

It sucks. It was great for the year or so it worked. Now everytime i look at it, it makes me want to kill a aiwa support specialist.

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
ANDY   Audio Enthusiast [Dec 05, 1999]
Strength:

Price, features, good sound

Weakness:

Cheap speakers

I totally agree with steve's review. I just replaced the pair of front speakers with Tannoy Saturn S8 CLR, that pair is $1200 retail. I used them for my rear speakers. I just bought Infinity Delta 60 for my rears from onsale, which are only $250 each including shipping. I think the Infinity are in no way compare to Tannoy from the music aspects. Infinity Delta 60 is good, but Tannoy is more musicial. Infinity Delta 60 is big with two 8' drivers, so they are good for home theater. After replaced the AIWA paper driver speakers with Tannoy S8 CLR, OOOH ! They are much better. They turn my AIWA alive! I used my aiwa as my computer speaker for games. They can make 3D surround sound. I never think of listen to music on AIWA. Now Tannoy speakers make pretty pleasure sound. The treble and voice are much transparent and clear, bass are tight, I can even get some sound stage definition. Image is much better. Now I listen to FM radio when I sit in front of my computer. FOr people who have AIWA mini system right now, they can replace the speakers with Tannoy Mercury M1 or M2, they are only $250 and $350 a pair. Please check their reviews. Worth it !

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Nick   Audio Enthusiast [Nov 27, 1999]
Strength:

Sound Fidelity, Dolby Digital 5.1 input,

I purchased this product in Nov. of 98. Since then (knock on wood) nothing has gone wrong. When I had my Aiwa NSX-V50 it broke after 1 year. I think the Aiwa NSX-MT960 is an excellent product. I recomend it to anyone who enjoys listening to clear, crisp music.

Similar Products Used: Aiwa NSX-V50
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Julian Gibbs   an Audio Enthusiast [Jul 21, 1999]

First of all this system is all right. I mean it's display is pretty but F*ck, who cares about that. What I liked about this system was its watts. I was like damn, 389 watts will light up my little bed room. Comes to find out it didn't. Don't expect loud pounding bass from this system because you aint gonna get it. A couple times I had problems with the cd player. That's aight because when this sh*t breaks IM gonna ship this b*tch back and demand a refund. I recommend you hook up a powered sub to this system. I hooked up an Acoustic Research S-12 HO 12-inch 140 watt powered sub. and it fixed my problem. I also got a JVC XV-D701 DVD player with a built in decoder with 5.1 channel outputs. I just hooked the DVD to my NSX-MT 960 5.1 channel inputs and you get some tight ass movie theater experience in your own little room. I use to think that the center speaker was a piece of shit but it not really built to play music but to reproduce vocals (people talking) I recommend you hook up a dvd to this system instead of a Hifi VCR because to be honest why buy this system that comes with 5 speakers when with VCR you can use only 3(pro-logic mode.) Plus VCR's are not decoded at all and the picture sucks compared to a DVD and the Audio is like comparing a tape to a cd. Another recommendation is that you buy some nice looking speaker stands (4 to be exact, 2 for main and 2 for surround spk. Also get some longer speaker wires to hook up each speaker in each corner of your room. I like all GANSTA RAP music and this system is good for it if you get the sub. Only because it's highs are pretty nice and its lows are exceptionally aight.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
jeff cunningham   an Audio Enthusiast [Dec 26, 1998]

purchased this system to replace full size rack system. what drew my attention to this mini system was it's power rating. this little box supplies 145 w/channel front / 33 w/channel ctr / 33 w/channel rear. this unit is also 5.1 dolby digital ready ! the 5 disc c.d. player works smoothly and have no complaints with the tape deck unit( generally a aiwa weakness). the sound of the 3-way speakers are impressive for its cost but speaker stands should be used to elevate for better sound. this system really shines in pro-logic mode- movies come to life. i purchased my aiwa system at sears on sale for $ 499.00. this is a BARGAIN. anyone shooping for a small , easy to place mini-theater should give this one a test listen. you will be impressed.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
j.c.   a Casual Listener [Apr 07, 1999]

just purchased this system after listening to some other mini ht systems such as yamaha , j.v.c. and phillips. what sold me on the aiwa was its output 145w/main at 6 ohms/33w/rear 8 ohm/33w/center at 8 ohms. this unit is also dolby 5.1 ready for dvd. i know this is certainly not audiophile and probably not for audio enthusiasts. what this is for is for people who have space restraints and a budget. the pro-logic works very good with the stock speakers. i bought some infinity fronts and center speakers from an auction site to upgrade the musical capability. for less than $ 625. i have 6 channels(already had power sub) and a very capable home theater. the infinity's greatly improved the sound. audiophiles/enthusiasts should certainly look elsewhere but casual listeners who want clear and loud home theater entertainment could do alot worse than spending about $ 450. on the aiwa nsx-mt960. for true musical sound with the stock speakers it rates a 2.5 / for value at mail-order price and convenience it rates a 5.with the infinity upgrades its very good. i'll give it a 4 overall.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
j.c.   a Casual Listener [May 21, 1999]

back in december i purchased this system to replace a larger rack system. the aiwa was purchased based on space limitations and ht features. after upgrading to infinity speakers i gave it a solid four stars. alas all good things come to an end. at month 5 1/2 the c.d. player began to skip occasionally. at month 6 , while watching a movie , the whole front display disappeared. i took the unit back to best buy for repair. once their i was told that since my unit was only 6 mo. old that they'd replace it. after finding out they had no more in stock they found out that aiwa now discontinued this system. i was given $ 525. in credit to get something else. since i purchased infinity speakers through ubid. i was not totally out of luck. i used the $ 525. to get a sony str-ed525 pro-logic reciever 100wx5 , a sony 5 disc c.d. changer and a sony dual auto reverse cassette deck with dolby b , c, and hx-pro. i over spent my $ 525. by $ 38. but the difference in sound is well worth it. i think awai over stresses their " up-line " mini-theater systems by trying to squeeze too much into them. reliability will be a big problem in the short run. i will say that the dolby pro-logic of the nsx-mt960 was very good for a mini. as for my space restraints i just stacked the 3 pieces on my subwoofer as its a strong box that will support the weight. my new rating for the aiwa is 4 stars for performance (for a mini) and a 1 for reliability.

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
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