Up for sale is my Nautilus HTM-1 Center Channel speaker in dark rosewood finish. This speaker was paired with my 802N's (listed in another auction) and provided excellent results. Speaker provides detail that I have not experienced with other systems costing 10 times more. A truely remarkable speaker. This will come with the factory jumper cables that may be removed for bi-amplification. This is installed in my den as part of a home theater system that did not see alot of use. Always located in a smoke free air conditioned environment with clean power plugged into it. Never abused or played at loud volume. I noticed a few imperfections in the bottom of the cabinet from the speaker stand however nothing noticeable from any viewpoint or perspective when installed. Feel free to contact me with any questions you may have and prefer local pickup however will ship at purchasers expense.
Manufactures details and highlights below:
Magnetically shielded centre channel loudspeaker system
● The HTM1 is the larger of the two centre channels in the N800 Series, and incorporates the NautilusTM tweeter unit, Kevlar® cone and MatrixTM cabinet.
● The speaker consists of one NautilusTM treble unit, one Kevlar® midrange drive unit and two paper/Kevlar® drivers for bass and midrange. The speaker permits bi-wiring to improve sound quality and imaging, shielding enables the speaker to be placed on or near a television.
MatrixTM: The basic construction of nearly all loudspeakers is exactly the same - panels of wood-based materials, bonded to form a rectangular box. B&W studied and evaluated how each aspect of cabinet behaviour and the efficiency of various materials and construction methods affects sound.
Tweeter on top: B&W's Tweeter on top technology ensures that the sound remains focused and time-sensitive and that the stereo-image is presented with unparalleled three dimensional accuracy.
Kevlar®: B&W developed and patented the method of using Kevlar® for loudspeaker cones to reduce unwanted standing waves. DuPont originally created Kevlar® for use in bulletproof vests.
FlowportTM: Golf ball aerodynamics theory points the way towards lower distortion reflex ports. Dimples improve the way the air flows over the surface of any object. In the case of reflex ports, they offer a significant improvement over
simply flaring the port ends in reducing air flow turbulence at each end of the port; so you get less chuffing noise and less compression at high sound levels.
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D e s c r i p t i o n Drive units
F re qu enc y re s p o n s e S e n s i t i v i t y
3-way closed-box system
1 x 25mm metal dome high-frequency 1 x 150mm woven Kevlar® cone FST midrange
2 x 165mm paper/Kevlar® cone bass 49Hz – 20kHz ± 2dB on reference axis
90dB spl (2.83V, 1m)
N omin al i mp edan ce Power handling
D i m e n s i o n s F i n i s h e s
8Ω (min 3.0 Ω)
50W - 250W into 8 ohm on unclipped programme
Height: 318mm Width: 783mm
Cabinet: Real wood veneers, Black Ash, Cherrywood, Red Stained Cherrywood Grilles: Black cloth