NHT VT-1.2 Floorstanding Speakers

VT-1.2

3-way, vented tower. 8" long-throw woofer, two 4.5" midranges, and 1" fluid-cooled soft domed tweeter. Sensitivity: 86dB, Impedance: 8 ohms

User Reviews (19)

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Michael W   Audio Enthusiast [Sep 24, 2000]
Strength:

Soundstage is excellent, clear trebles and uncolored midrange, decent bass considering size, excellent on both music and HT. Very slim and attractive.

Weakness:

You will probably want a subby to go all the way down

NHT is my favourite brand of speaker without a doubt. I love their original speaker designs, and I am a great admirer of the company's philosophy. NHT's goal is to produce speakers that deliver top drawer audiophile sound for affordable prices. And the VT 1.2 speakers do just that. I mainly listen to movies in AC3/DTS and the VT1.2s deliver a great soundstage with crystal clear midrange and highs without coloration. I lived with these speakers without a subby for over a year (due to budget), but they can definately deliver tight, fast and smooth bass down to around 33Hz. I use the VS 1.2a centre speaker and superzeroes as rears and together they produce a seamless soundstage - all these 5 speakers use the same 4" midrange drivers and tweeters. I added a Velodyne CT150 15" subby and it delivers where these VT1.2's do not pretend to go.
I recommend bi-amping the VT1.2s if you do not own a sub, this way you can adjust the bass level relative to the main speaker volume, and also it will take the load off your mai amp. If you buy the VT1.2s and the VS1.2a center speaker, stand the VS1.2a upright, it will tighten up the bass and improve the off axis response around your room (even though it may not look so good standing up this way). The slimline design has 2 advantages - 1) these are very pretty speakers, and they do not take up your floorspace as they are slim at the front but quite deep, 2) the thin baffle allows the speaker to easily disappear into the soundstage.
I cannot think of any other speaker in this price range that offers as much value for money as the NHT VT1.2 can.
If I had a bigger budget, I would probably have bought the VT2s, but for half the price you get 75% of the performance.

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4
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5
David   Audio Enthusiast [Dec 14, 2001]
Strength:

Crystal clear at all volumes.

Weakness:

Almost need to bi-amp the woofers.

Since I bought these about one year ago I have absolutly nothing but good things to say about the quality of NHT products. I have an Onkyo 777 and a sony Dvd player with a super one for my center and parasound for my rears and my sub is an NHT superone. I love this set up. My old dennons were tops but just to large for my room. This is what prompted me to look into these speakers. They look outstanding and sound just as good. A+ from this kid!

Similar Products Used: Dennon
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5
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4
Asim Zaidi   [Jul 02, 2001]
Strength:

Excellent versatility on both the music and home theater setups.
Excellent imaging and soundfield
Elegant and sophisticated looks

Weakness:

Probably could do with a bit more bass but bi-amping them definitely does work!!

If you are looking for an audiophile speaker with great sound, value and looks, I think we have a winner the NHT 1.2s. These speakers really define the term "bang for your buck"!!! The more the power the sweeter they sing!

The NHT 1.4s are the latest model in this series

Similar Products Used: Setup:
NHT 1.2 Video Tower - Fronts
NHT VS 2a Center channel - another excellent speaker
Energy e:XL 15 Surrounds
SONY ES 333
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5
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5
Dat   a Casual Listener [Jan 06, 1999]

The NHT VT-1.2 was a great buy for ~$700. The more power you
put behind these speakers, the better it will sound. I am
running the NAD 925THX amp at 150 wpc. The bass is tight
and wonderful. These speakers should be at least 1 1/2 yards
away from you for best listening. It looks great too!

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5
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Stan   an Audio Enthusiast [Jan 06, 1999]

VERY GOOD SPEAKERS! Especially that I was able to get a pair for just over $700! The only problem I had was the setup: I could never get the "sweet spot" where I wanted it, but I attributed some of the problem to my listening environment (mostly open area). The problem disappeared when I purchased M&K V75 sub (another great buy!).Definitely worth everyones consideration, when looking for a ~$1500 system.
BTW, my center/L/R is NHT VS1.2 driven by Denon AVR 3200.


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Drew   an Audio Enthusiast [Jan 06, 1999]

Great build quality - excellent sound. Good value even at retail price. I have VT 1.2's set up with VS 1.2's for C/LS/RS. Timbre match superb.

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5
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Dennis Ng-Kwing-Cheung   an Audio Enthusiast [Jun 22, 1999]

I was going to get the vt 1.2 ht pack but decided against it. I sound tested the vt 1.2 towers with the 2.5i's, and the 2.5i's shat all over them. The 2.5i's with the driver matched 1.5's for rears, and sonically matched audio-center 1 leaves the vt 1.2 ht setup for dead. It's worth the extra money. the difference is extreme....especially for music.

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2
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linn   an Audio Enthusiast [Sep 06, 1999]

Just got these speakers today and I'm in love with them!

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5
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Linn   Audio Enthusiast [Oct 14, 1999]
Strength:

Plenty of bass, great looking, easy to place, great sounding.

Weakness:

A little to bright

I have had these awhile and these are great speakers, they handle bass very well especially when I bi-amped them. Tend to be a little to bright, but I've learned to deal with them.

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5
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5
Sung Yoon   Casual Listener [Oct 14, 1999]

I have used a pair of VT1.2 as front together with three vs1.2a for center and rear. High and mid range sound is really crystal clear and with biamp with SA2, lower sound is awesome!
I found that I have spent a little bit more than others ( I paid $920 for VT1.2 and $260 for each VS1.2a), but I should say this speakers are really impressive.

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5
VALUE
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5
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