SMR - CEDIA UK Expo. 2000

The 109th AES Convention ~ a Report by ~ Page 8 of 15
.

Fans of NHT founder and designer Ken Kantor are well aware that following the sale of NHT to Recoton, Kantor and some of his key personnel departed to form NHT Pro, recently rechristened Vergence Technology, Inc.

Click for a Larger Image
Click for a Larger Image

The A-20 powered speaker line shows an unmistakable link to past NHT efforts, from the angled baffles to the clean, forward sound. The system consists of the A-20 ($1,800/pair) for front L-R and surrounds, matching C-20 center ($1,200/each) and B-20 stereo subs ($2,000/pair - shown left).

Each A-20/B-20 combination yields sound quality and bass extension equivalent to the classic NHT 3.3s, according to A-20 designer Jack Hidley (shown with his offspring), with the additional advantage of more flexible placement options.

Click for a Larger Image

All Vergence speakers are powered by outboard amps (shown left with a Parasound pre/pro) which have been optimized for the speakers' specific power requirements.

Hidley also passed along an interesting tidbit of industry gossipaccording to him, the management personnel imposed in the Recoton takeover have all left, and the NHT division is once again being run by members of the original Kantor team. If true, it will be welcome news for the many admirers of the innovation and quality of NHT's glory days.

 

Previous Page     Next Page

Audio - AES
Return to the AES 109th Convention Report Index

Return to the SMR Home Theatre Main Menu

More Show Reports:
CES - Las Vegas 2000 / CEDIA - Brighton 2000


© SMR Group 2000 - http://www.smr-group.co.uk/

Text Philip Brandes & Stuart M. Robinson; HTML SMR Group and Images Philip Brandes & SMR Group cannot be reproduced without permission.  The images on this page are digitally watermarked: Digimarc http://www.digimarc.com/

This page resides on the SMR Home Theatre server at: https://smr-home-theatre.org/aes109/ and contains JavaScript to prevent it being opened within a frame on another site.
Last updated 1st October, 2000

 

.