The NSMT Model 20M Armada Sysyem
Price as shown: $6,995
(1 pair 20Ms, 1 pair 15EXPs, 1 pair Sandbags 27)
"I purchased a complete 20M Armada system over a year ago which I use daily for audio mastering. This system has simply allowed me to get closer to creating a perfectly balanced master than I ever thought possible."
Kurt Lundvall, Lundvall Mastering
"The NSMT 20Ms ... [is] truthful portal to the spiritual, sensual, emotional, exuberant and universal language that music is. So much so, I purchased the 20Ms and look forward to using them as my new reference."
Russell Lichter, Stereo Times
How to put together a system at an affordable price that can outperform some megabuck systems
20M Armada System:
System 1: (2) 20Ms, (2) 15EXPs, (2) 27 inch Sandbags stands.
Our Armada Modular Systems combine a pair of our 20M minimonitors with two of our 15EXP subwoofers, and a pair of NSMT custom sand-fillable 27 inch Sandbags stands. You end up with a system that is greater than the sum of its parts. These systems provide the utmost flexibility in fine-tuning the loudspeaker's interaction with the room to deliver an ultimate listening experience and outclass most minimonitor subwoofer systems and even some highly regard monitor-pedestal bass systems.
While a good floor standing loudspeaker offers the utmost efficiency in packaging, a good sub-sat system with two active subwoofer offers the utmost flexibility in tweaking the system's performance to maximize its performance relative to room acoustics. Monitor-pedestal bass systems such as the Wilson Watt Puppy offer added performance because they reduce interference of the bass into the higher frequencies by using two enclosures. However sub-sat systems with two active subwoofers like our Armada Systems offer the best performance because the bass enclosure is completely separated from the enclosure producing the higher frequencies. And our custom Sandbags stands are a rock solid foundation for minimonitors that isolates them from room resonances.
One subwoofer can dramatically improve the performance of a minimonitor system by extending the bass and allowing you to listen to the system at lower levels where the minimonitors image better and are more accurate. With two active subwoofers, each subwoofer can be relocated in the room independent of the Minimonitors to get the best bass response and defeat room resonances that naturally occur. This is because the crossover and volume control of each subwoofer can be adjusted to match the output of the minimonitors and the subwoofer's bass output can be brought into absolute phase alignment by repositioning the subwoofer and/or using the subwoofer's phase switch.
We have put together the 20M Armada System based on our knowledge and research of how these high performance components perform together and as a cost effective way to achieve or surpass the performance of some very expensive systems.
Here is what one of the best audio mastering engineers has to say about the 20M and two 15 EXP subwoofer Armada System: "I purchased a complete 20M Armada system over a year ago which I use daily for audio mastering. This system has simply allowed me to get closer to creating a perfectly balanced master than I ever thought possible."
Kurt Lundvall, Lundvall Mastering
The NSMT Mastering Series 20M Armada System combines one of the the best imaging monitors, the NSMT Model 20M, with one of the best active subwoofers, the NSMT 15EXP subwoofer, and a pair of NSMT Sandbags custom sand-fillable 27 inch stands into a formidable system whose performance rivals systems at any cost.
The 20M Armada System delivers the laser sharp imaging and true musicality of the NSMT Mastering Series 20M and bass with the speed and accuracy that only a high quality subwoofer like the NSMT 15EXP can deliver into a summary performance that is magical.
Read review of 20M Armada System on Stereo Times