Model 5-AX

Introducing the new Model 5-AX desktop monitor

NSMT 5-AX speaker

NSMT 5-AX speaker

Price per pair $799
(includes shipping in USA)


Unlike most desktop loudspeakers, the Model 5-AX is designed specifically for desktop listening and addresses the issues posed by nearfield listening: The woofer and tweeter are mounted high enough on the baffle so that you do not have to prop up the speaker to direct the sound to your ears which would throw off the alignment of the drivers. The crossover is a minimalist three element design allowing for great overlap, integration, and smooth transition between the output of the tweeter and woofer. The sound is full-range and non fatiguing which means even at very low volume you will get satisfying sound. Moreover, the Model 5-AX has a very small 5.25 by 7.25 foot print which means it will not overcrowd your desk.


Design: two-way, first-order, folded transmission line
Drivers: 1 inch soft dome, 4 inch cast woven carbon fiber woofer
Crossovers: minimalist first-order
                   (laminated copper inductor, polypropylene capacitor,
                   non-inductive wire wound resistor)
Wiring: pure multi-strand OFC copper to tweeter and woofer
Cabinet: cross-braced transmission line
Connectors: insulated, gold plated five-way binding  posts 
Warranty: 5-year limited

Frequency Response: 42 Hz - 20 kHz

                                    55 Hz to 20 kHz +/- 3.5 dB

Dimensions:  5.25 X 16 X 7.25 (W x H x D)
Sensitivity: 86 dB 1/watt/m
Rated Impedance: 8 ohms
Cabinet construction: Cross-braced MDF
Finishes: satin black lacquer
Weight: 16 pounds per pair
Recommended amplifier: 15-200 watts