I finished a pair of the MTM NX-Oticas. I have no where near the woodworking talent of some folks on this board so no in process build pics. Its a no brainer flat pack so you are not missing anything really.
Here is one side next to a one of my Super Vs.
These ended up being much taller than I thought they would be. IIRC I last measured them at 54 inches tall. I sit about 11.5~12 feet away from my speakers so I decided to angle the MTMs forward a bit (1/2 inch higher in the rear) and they are on speaker spikes. The Super Vs look smaller than they really are as they are set back a bit in the photo.
They, being the NX-Oticas, sound phenomenal. Until I heard the NX-Oticas the only speakers I would have traded the Super Vs without much thought for were these http://www.audiocircle.com/index.php?topic=138878.msg1478779#msg1478779
. The Hawthorne OB 8s (crossover by Danny) are detail monsters. I would encourage folks to hear them but Early B might be the only person to ever own a pair now that Hawthorne audio is gone. The MTMs are equal to the OB 8s. The OB 8s have a more detailed extended treble region but the NX-Otica's MTM config may give it a edge in the midrange. (I havent heard the OB 8s since the last time I was over Early B's place a few months ago so TIFWIW). In any event, the two sound way more alike than different.
The NX-Oticas have a rich and super detailed midrange and a very extended yet smooth treble region. In comparison the Super Vs midrange is rich and robust but lacks the clarity of the MTMs. The Super Vs treble is smooth and for the most part unoffensive but does not extend anywhere close to the open back Neo 3s.
The Super Vs are not totally outclassed though. There is just something special about them that I can't put a finger on. It may just be due to the Coaxial configuration which immediately integrates the sound from the mid and tweeter. You never get the sense that you are listening to two drivers. This especially comes in handy for those of us with smaller rooms. The Super Vs hit very hard and are a very addictive listen.
Anyway, the NX-Oticas are the new king in my house, but I am keeping the Super Vs. I may build a table top version of the Super Vs so I can switch the pairs out whenever I get an itch for something different.
Of course a big thank you to Captainhemo for the great flat pack.
A couple more shots.