Major innovative break through: The new NSMT Loudspeakers reference speaker

In the next two weeks my Stereo Times review on the new NSMT Loudspeakers reference System Two will be posted. I wanted to give a heads-up to the GON members because I consider the System Two, which is composed of the Clairvoyant Monitor and SUB-DUO active band-pass subwoofer platforms to be a revolutionary break through both in performance and retail price $15,985. For example I compare the NSMT System Two to a great speaker, the Stenheim Alumine Five SE Dynamic Loudspeaker, and found the NSMT System Two to be superior in it's performance. Punch line- The Stenheim Alumine retails for $72,000! For all the details of why I came to the above conclusions take a look at the review when it is posted. 

Terry London (Teajay)


Hey Mapman,

Erol just informed me he will be showing at the next Capital Audiofest. I hope those of you attending the show who have read the review and are interested in hearing the NSMT System Two will visit his room.

Teajay (Terry London)

Last Saturday, my friend Christopher Stanley, from New York, and I, flew out to Midway airport, rented a car and drove to Terry London's house to hear his reference NSMT Clairvoyant System Two system. Christopher owns the NSMT Model 100 speakers and wanted to hear if the NSMT Clairvoyant System Two topped his NSMT Model 100 system and, if so, to what extent.


Over the last few years,Terry invited me out, several times, to hear his previous reference system based on the NSMT Model 100s. This was the first time I was meeting Terry and he proved to be an incredibly gracious host.


His listening room is vast with a loft off to the left side. The ceiling is almost three stories high. One would not believe that such a large space would be so acoustically inert. So he has a great venue and a reference system comprised of the NSMT Clairvoyant System Two speaker system, Mark Levinson 31.5 transport, Reimyo TUKO DAC, SPL Elector preamplifier, SPL M1200 amplifier, Black Cat 3202 wires, Kirmuss Audio Adrenaline speaker wire, and Audio Archon power cords.


Simply put, his system is the best system I have heard. I am not talking just about my speakers but the overall system, in terms of dynamics, tonality, imaging etc. You name it.


On Sunday we went up to his loft to hear his Musician Audio Knight Loudspeaker 1 system comprised of a pair of NSMT Bass Foundation active Band-Pass subwoofers, Pro-Ject reference CD transport and Linear Tube Audio power supply, Pass Labs DAC-1, Threshold 550e amplifier, Black Cat 3202 wires, Kirmuss Audio Adrenaline speaker wire and Audio Archon power cords. Both systems are grounded with Puritan Labs conditioner and circuit grounding system.


The soudstage is huge, dynamic, and transparent. We asked him to turn off the Bass Foundation subwoofers. It was pretty dramatic how the soundstage lowered and collapsed towards the space between the speakers which showed the effects of the Bass Foundation subs.


We had a wonderful time visiting Terry. He extends an open invitation to anyone who is in the Chicago area to come to listen to his Reference NSMT Clairvoyant System Two system. I hope one of the skeptics here will take him up on his offer and write an objective post as to what he/she heard. If you are not in the Chicago area, a Saturday round trip to Chicago can be quite reasonable.

Hey Erol,

Thank you for the kind words towards me regarding being a good host. I'm really glad you finally were able to hear your System 2 speaker in the context of my system and acoustic space. 

So, if any of you Gon members who live in the Chicagoland area and would want to come hear the NSMT System 2 speakers, please let me know and I'll arrange it for you.

Teajay (Terry London)

There is absolutely nothing special about these speakers. They use the same old technology. I did not say the were bad but hey are not in any way shape or form a breakthrough. 

Hey mijostyn,

I answered this question already why the NSMT System 2 speakers offer two "breakthroughs". First, the development of a dual driver band-pass subwoofer strategy. Secondly, the financial cost vs, performance ratio. The performance level of this speaker is off the charts. You would have to spend immense amounts of money to equal the System 2's level of performance and still might not even equal it regardless what you spend.