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Introducing NSMT's Jamaica Speaker System

 

The new Model  50/Jamaica speaker system is a powerful speaker that is designed to replace many monolith speakers.

 

NSMT model 50

transparent, revealing, musical, powerful

 

Specifications

Dimensions: 42 X 9.5 X 8.75 (H X W X D)

Sensitivity: 101 dB

Frequency response: 28 to 20,000 Hz

Proprietary short dual transmission line design 

8 inch paper cone woofers

1 inch soft dome tweeter

Time coherent, minimum phase design

Crossover-less broad band woofers, second-order crossover to tweeter.

Rated impedance: 8 ohms

Minimum DCR: 7.7 ohm

Shipping Weight 60 lbs. each

 

Introductory Price

$1,795 per pair (single wire)

$1,895 per pair (bi-wire)

 

Heritage

NSMT-old-Model50

The previous NSM (NSMT) Model 50 was highly regarded. In his 1995 review of the Model 50, Julian Hirsch of Stereo Review had this to say: 

"The NSM Model 50, despite its conventional appearance, is not just another conventional column loudspeaker. The goal of its designers was to produce a "compact acoustic suspension system with the bass response of a subwoofer, and the imaging and soundstaging of a minimonitor."

"The Model 50's measured sensitivity was 85 dB, exactly as rated. The room response above a few hundred Hertz was very uniform and smooth, with a variation of only +2.5 dB from 300 Hz to 20 kHz."

"Even at 32 Hz, the output was only 6 or 7 dB below the average midrange level, and (as listening confirmed) it was perfectly audible and usable at that frequency."

"The Model 50's group delay (an indicator of its phase linearity) was among the lowest and most uniform we have measured to date, with a peak-to-peak variation of less than 0.2 millisecond from a few hundred Hertz to 20 kHz."

"All of this suggests that the NSM Model 50 is a very good speaker, which had been apparent from our first listening. How did it sound? For one thing, it was unobtrusive, in the sense that we were never particularly aware that the sound was emanating from those black boxes, even when quite close to one of the speakers."

"I suspect that the NSM speakers were the more "accurate" of the two..., and that its spatial performance was more realistic. I like sonically-unobtrusive speakers that do not call attention to themselves yet give a believable impression of a concert-hall performance. By those criteria, the NSM Model 50 is a great success. Hear it for yourself if you can."

When we ceased production of the Model 50 in 1998 its price was $1,795, which is equivalent to $2,785 today. Today we are introducing the Model 50/Jamaica, a very worthy successor to the original Model 50 at an introductory promotional price of $1,795. We will make subsequent price increases until we reach $2,785, the equivalent price of the original Model 50.

Our Outrigger kits will improve the performance of your small tower speakers

We are pleased to introduce our custom speaker outrigger kits. 

NSMT Loudspeaker Speaker Outriggers

Our outrigger and spike kits dramatically improve performance by rigidly coupling loudspeakers enclosure to floors to improve clarity and stereo imaging and to tighten bass response. 

They are especially effective on uneven floors and floors with thick carpeting. 

Read more here or visit our new accessories section.

 

We Proudly Introduce The EXP-8 Acoustic Suspension Subwoofer

NSMT Acoustic Suspension Subwoofer

It is available in satin black only, Price $595.

 

The EXP-8 is a potent, compact (11.5 X 11.5 X 11.5 inches), self- powered, acoustic suspension subwoofer system designed for high-end music and home theater systems. It uses a custom long-throw 8 inch paper cone woofer and a 300 watt full featured amplifier to produce fast, accurate bass response.

The EXP-8 bass is exquisite and extended with extremely accurate transient response. Not the one note samba delivered by most subwoofers.

The acoustic suspension design and forward facing driver produces faster, more coherent, and more extended bass response and allows the subwoofer to be placed close to walls.

The gutsy full-featured 300 watt RMS amplifier with volume, variable crossover, and 360 degree variable phase control allows the EXP-8 to provide an exceptional level of performance and flexibility.

 

EXP-8 Amplifier

Highlighted Features

  • Acoustic suspension design for better transcient response and bass clarity
  • Compact design allows greater placement  flexibility
  • Non-toxic satin black cabinet is finished with a beautiful certified environmentally-friendly finish 
  • Class D amplifier circuit with switching power supply provides excellent efficiency
  • Fully adjustable phase, gain, and crossover points ensure system optimization
  • Low-level, high-level, and LFE inputs
  • Capable of sustained, continuous output without thermal shutdown
  • Built-in limiter circuit protection prevents peak overloads
  • Manual and automatic on/off mode options
  • Switchable 115/230V input voltage

 

 

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