Monday, 01 November 1999
VT-1.2 System ($2000 - 5 channels) is one of a growing niche of
mid-priced, attractive, relatively small, highly efficient, home
theater loudspeaker packages. The 1.2 system is perfectly suited to run
with a either an upper end A/V receiver (Denon, Onkyo, Pioneer Elite)
or separate decoder-preamp and 5 channel amplifier (Millennium,
Cinepro, Acurus). With deep roots in high end audio with successful
loudspeaker designs like the 3.3 and an aesthetically appealing and
sized design this 1.2 system delivers on its huge potential.
It's rare that a speaker's physical attributes catch my eye but the NHT
(Now Hear This) 1.2 Home Theater speaker package is gorgeous in a high
gloss black laminate, resembling rosewood. The main VT-1.2 Towers are
about 3 feet tall and very skinny at 5.5 inches. They are really no
deeper than most speakers but strike a very attractive, narrow profile,
due to the side firing 8 inch woofer. The upper ...