NHT Verve IV Speaker System At A Glance & Ratings

At A Glance: NHT Verve IV Speaker System

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Subwoofer: V Woofer
Connections: Line-level, mono LFE
Enclosure Type: Sealed
Woofer (size in inches, type): 10, aluminum cone (2)
Power Rating (watts): 200 RMS
Crossover Bypass: Yes (no crossover)
Available Finishes: Gloss Black
Dimensions (H x W x D, inches): 16.9 x 23.25 x 6
Weight (pounds): 36.5
Price: $800

These listings are based on the manufacturer's stated specs; the HT Labs box below indicates the gear's performance on our test bench.

Speaker: V large
Type: Three-way, satellite
Tweeter (size in inches, type): 1, Mylar
Midrange (size in inches, type): 3, paper cone
Woofer (size in inches, type): 4.5, paper cone (2)
Nominal Impedance (ohms): 8
Recommended Amp Power (watts): 75–150
Available Finishes: Gloss Black
Dimensions (H x W x D, inches): 15.5 x 5.5 x 6.25
Weight (pounds): 13
Price: $240/each

Speaker: V small
Type: Three-way, satellite
Tweeter (size in inches, type): 1, Mylar
Midrange (size in inches, type): 3, paper cone
Woofer (size in inches, type): 4.5, paper cone
Nominal Impedance (ohms): 8
Recommended Amp Power (watts): 50–100
Available Finishes: Gloss Black
Dimensions (H x W x D, inches): 10.75 x 5.5 x 6.25
Weight (pounds): 9
Price: $200/each

Ratings: NHT Verve IV Speaker System

Build Quality: 93 Good
• Enclosures are constructed of fiberglass-reinforced polyester
• The grilles could use some edge reinforcement

Value: 95 Excellent
• Not overpriced compared with other coaxial systems
• High level of performance relative to price

Features: 95 Excellent
• The coaxial driver array offers a precise and focused image
• Sub packs two metal drivers into a flatter-than-usual enclosure

Performance: 94 Good
• Tight soundfield
• Colorful midrange
• Detailed, unhyped bass

Ergonomics: 95 Excellent
• Pedestal, stand, or wall mount
• Subwoofer has front-mounted volume control
• Glossy black finish

Overall Rating: 94 Good
NHT tackles the compact subwoofer/satellite category and gets it right. These speakers look great, and they sound as good as they look. The Verve IV's laid-back midrange and disciplined bass will earn it a lot of friends.

General Information
Verve IV Speaker System, $1,999
NHT
(800) NHT-9993
nhthifi.com

COMPANY INFO
NHT
(800) NHT-9993
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