NSMT Model 15

 

NSMT Model 15SE
The NSMT Model 15 SE Ultra Definition Loudspeaker
 
Price: $1,795
 

The Model 15SE is a much improved version of the Model 15 (formerly NSM Audio Model 15)The NSMT Model 15SE is a two-way, first -order, positive polarity, time-aligned loudspeaker system that reproduces music with the kind of ease, coherence, and exhilaration, that few loudspeakers can match. It is designed to please the most discriminating audiophile or recording engineer. It reproduces music with honesty and transparency, and accurately conveys the emotionalism of the performance.

 

The Model 15SE builds on the reputation of the Model 15 by using a new woven carbon fiber driver, improved time alignment, positive polarity wiring of the drivers, and a re-worked crossover to improve bass reproduction, broad band neutrality and improved rendering of microdynamics.

 

After an exhaustive review of twelve of the best small two-way loudspeakers under $2,000, the German magazine Stereo declared the Model 15: “The best speaker in its price range." Fitting testimony to one of the great values in high-end audio.

NSMT Model 15SE

The Model 15 is gutsy and offers all the legendary magic of the well designed two-way. Although it captures the smallest details, it is warm and smooth. And it produces a wide and deep soundstage with pinpoint imaging. The accuracy of its tonal, timbral and spatial presentation is hard to beat at any price.

 

The Model 15 is one of those rare loudspeakers that accurately reproduces music to the extent it can make you believe that the performers are right in front of your eyes. Its pinpoint soundstaging makes every position and movement palpable and appear touchable.

 

If you seek music's essence and soul, and if you revel in acoustical space, the Model 15 is the right speaker for you. 

      

Excerpts from Reviews
 

"Best speaker in its price range" (Stereo, Germany)

 

"They convey the grace and gentility of the guitar in a way that only a good electrostatic or a great two-way can achieve."

(www.audaud.com)

 

"It is warm without neglecting the fine details and it produces a very deep soundstage." (Stereo, Germany)

 

"The 15s simply speak their musical language. They are truly gutsy little speakers." (www.audaud.com)

 

"It makes you believe that the performers are right in front of your eyes with such pinpoint soundstaging that every position and movement is palpable and seems touchable." (Stereo Germany)

 

"The glories of a two way monitor are found in truth of tone, timbre and spatial presentation. The NSMT Model 15s excel in each of these areas. (www.audaud.com)

 

"If you revel in acoustical space the Model 15 is for you." (Stereo, Germany)

 
 
SPECIAL FEATURES:
Design: Time aligned, first-order, two-way acoustic suspension
Driver hook-up: positive polarity for waveform perservation
Drivers: 1 inch soft dome tweeter, 6.5 inch woven carbon fiber cone woofer
Crossovers: Minimalist 3 element 6 dB (first order), 15 AWG perfect lay copper inductor, film foil capacitor, non-inductive wire wound resistor
Wiring: silver plated copper to tweeter, Multistrand OFC copper to woofer
Cabinet: satin black 3/4 inch anti-resonant MDF board
Connectors: insulated five-way gold plated binding posts 
5-year limited warranty
 
SPECIFICATIONS:
Dimensions: 8 X 14 X 9.5 (W x H x D)
Frequency Response: 38Hz to 20kHz
50Hz-20kHz, +/- 3 dB (quasi anechoic)
-10dB referenced to 1kHz: 38Hz.
Sensitivity: 89dB 1/watt/m
Rated impedance: 4 ohms
Minimum impedance: 3.8 ohms
Cabinet construction: Cross-braced 3/4 MDF
Finish: Satin black lacquer 
Shipping Weight: 40 pounds per pair
Recommended amplifier: 20-200 watts