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I also had the pleasure of hearing these at Teajay's and was extremely impressed! Excellent tonal balance, an incredible 3D holographic sound stage, and massive bottom end power that blends perfectly. It's hard to believe that this little tower has it all. On top of that, the sound is well refined with great detail and never fatiguing, harsh, or in your face. Great for any genre of music. I found myself getting lost in the music and having many goose bump moments as I listened to familiar tracks. The spacious sound had me feeling like I was blissfully swimming in the music. It's really hard for me to fault them in any way, it should certainly be on the list of affordable end game speakers to check out if you are in the market. I wish these had been at Capital Audio Fest, I probably would have listened to them all weekend!
True, they do Jazz music in a beautiful fashion. However, this speaker is no "one trick pony" regarding other genres/types of music. My guest listeners always bring their own music to audition a new piece of gear in the system. When hard core rock, blues, or electronic music was played everyone was amazed at not only the gut pounding subterranean bass, but the loading of the room with sub-sonics that pressurized the entire acoustic space.
I also heard these speakers at Teajay’s Place. They really are wonderful in their ability to transport one to the performance with their amazing imaging. I don’t know how so much sound comes out of these boxes. They are the best speaker I have ever heard over there by far. I heard them with all solid state. Hope to also hear them with tubes sometime.
these will definitely be a classic!
I just had another guest listener over this afternoon for about three hours who wanted to hear the Model 100 loudspeakers. He is an AudioGon member, but he never posts on any threads, just reads them to gather information and found out about the NSMT speakers because of this thread. He lives near by and asked if he could visit.
To use his term he found the Model 100s "mesmerizing" because of the factors that everyone so far has experienced. First, holographic sound-staging, that encompasses you in the music. Secondly, the purity/beauty of the colors/tonality in the mid-range. Thirdly, the sheer overall power of the speaker and the deep and accurate killer bass and how it loads the room with sub-sonics that give you a sense of where the recording was made. He called them Harbeth speakers with "balls" that does justice to any type of music.
have you compared the Tektons to the NSMT 100 speaker. do you feel its a sonic worthwhile upgrade over the Tekton Moabs or big Ulfberhts , which you reviewed in the past?
the NSMT 100 look to be a well built speaker, and commands more of a premium price over the Tektons. are they worth the premium price over the Tekton speakers?
I have been to Teajay’s place a number of times and I felt this speaker was much better than the Tekton Ulfs IMHO. The imaging of these speakers is staggering. Almost like a time machine bringing you to where the original performance was conducted. They also are tonally excellent and they seem to check all the boxes!
i still think the Teckton Moab and perfect SETS are incredible bargains. I liked the Moab’s better than the Ulfs even though Teajay disagreed. The perfect SET is ridiculous for its price. I have not heard the smaller NSMT speakers. Mike Kay have you received your Monitor 100’s yet? It would be interesting to hear them in a different environment!