NEW NHT IN -WALL MONITOR BRINGS MASSIVE POWER TO CUSTOM APPLICATIONS

Three-Way iW4 Features New Midrange and Dual Woofers For Studio-Quality High Output Sonics

NHT today announced the upcoming availability of a new three -way in -wall speaker designed to take the place of traditional floor -standing and bookshelf speakers in high -performance home audio systems.


The iW4 (SRP: $500 each) features a newly designed 2" midrange for enhanced dialogue and vocal reproduction, as well as two 5.25" woofers and a ¾" aluminum dome tweeter, culminating in precise, detailed imaging, even when sitting off axis.

"The iW4 is a powerhouse among in -wall monitors," said Chris Byrne, Managing Director of Rockford Home Group, parent company of NHT. "This model is custom -tailored for full -bodied systems that require extremely high output and solid surround coverage."

The newly developed midrange is borrowed from NHT's top -of -the -line professional monitor, the M -80, which, like the iW4, is tuned to high output applications. Not only does it play loud, but midrange clarity is significantly more detailed than standard in -wall loudspeakers.

The use of a large 2" dome midrange allows a low crossover frequency of 700Hz between it and the two 5.25" woofers. The neodymium motors included in both the 2" midrange and ¾" tweeter allows them to be placed very close together. This configuration results in a considerably wider listening area by eliminating the typical "hot" and "dull" spots associated with most in -wall designs.

Frequency response is 51Hz - 25kHz, +/ -3dB, with power handling of 10 Watts minimum, 175 Watts maximum. Sensitivity is 88dB@1m@2.83v, and impedance is 8 ohms nominal.

The iW4 is moisture -resistant and features an internal frame -mounting system that works equally well in preconstruction or retrofit installations. The iW4 measures 14.7" x 10.15" x 3.625" (H/W/D), with preconstruction cutout dimensions of 13.7" x 9.15" (H/W). The iW4 will ship in Q1 '05.

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Since it was founded in 1986, NHT® has continually challenged the notion that the very best sound reproduction must come at a premium price. NHT takes pride in designing and marketing loudspeaker systems that provide a lifetime of listening pleasure. Its products from past to present speak volumes of NHT's dedication to sonic excellence. For more information, visit www.nhthifi.com. NHT (Now Hear This) is a brand name of Rockford Corporation®. Rockford Corporation is based in Tempe, Ariz. and is a publicly traded company under the NASDAQ stock symbol ROFO. NHT's website can be viewed at www.nhthifi.com and www.rockfordcorp.com.

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