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A Neat little package of fun

By | January 25th, 2019|Categories: Av2day|Tags: , , , , , |

The Neat speaker is just slightly taller than an LP leaning against it.
The Neat speaker is just slightly taller than an LP leaning against it.

 

By Lam Seng Fatt

 

Neat Acoustics’ Iota Alpha speakers make up a little package of fun.

 

They are small floorstanders, taller than an LP leaning against it, but shorter than some bookshelf speakers. The speaker measures 17.7″ high X  7.8″ wide X 6.3″ deep. The top bit of the front baffle slopes backwards to house the bass/mid driver and an EMIT type planar magnetic tweeter.… Read the full article

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Neat Acoustics Iota Alpha Speaker System

By | December 27th, 2018|Categories: Av2day|Tags: , , , , , , |

A Neat Little Package

by Dick Tan
Neat Acoustics Iota Alpha seen here in its maple livery
Neat Acoustics Iota Alpha seen here in its maple livery

The Neat Acoustics loudspeaker company was founded in 1989 in the U.K. by self-trained musician Bob Surgeoner. And it is this passion for music that has provided Surgeoner with the design foresight to create the Neat Acoustics range of Speakers.

 

Today the company produces a fairly varied range of speaker systems that are renowned for their ability to produce a soundstage that is far larger than its actual cabinet size would lead one to believe.… Read the full article

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KLIAVS 2018: Asia Sound to Debut Neat Acoustics Iota Range, Motive SX3 & Audio Vector QR3

By | July 17th, 2018|Categories: Av2day|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Mighty Micros

by Venoth Nair
Neat's Iota comes in a variety of fun colors to suit your taste.
Neat’s Iota comes in a variety of fun colors to suit your taste

Neat Acoustics has produced some really exciting new speakers recently in the form of the small but mighty Iota range as well as the Motive SX 3 which Asia Sound will be showcasing this year at the KL International AV Show 2018. Both the ultra-compact Iota and tiny Iota Alpha floorstanders will be on tap with their EMIT type planar magnetic design tweeter ready to sing us some tunes.… Read the full article

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AXPONA 2018: High Fidelity Services, Neat Acoustics prove that size doesn’t matter

By | May 19th, 2018|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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Paul Manos of High Fidelity Services in Hingham, Massachusetts is a perennial show favourite. Their exhibit at this year’s Axpona was no different. Paul was pulling double-duty between two rooms showcasing his curated stable of brands, along with his experience as a successful distributor.

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Diminutive looks, with room dominating space and dynamics. To sit before Neat Acoustics’ new half-sized four-driver boxes, The Iota XPLORER, is to unknowingly step in the ring with a welterweight boxer and get your own bits handed to you.Read the full article

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Warsaw AV Show 2017: Neat Acoustics’ IOTA Xplorer

By | November 21st, 2017|Categories: DAR|Tags: , , , |

Acceptability. With the number of apartment-dwelling audiophiles music fans on the rise, a multi-component system housed in a rack and powering twin towers might not be domestically acceptable. Twice so for minimalists who’d rather their audio gear maintain a certain physical discretion rather than provide a source of bragging rights.

Driving down the footprint of electronics is a snap: choose a super-integrated that puts amplifier, DAC, phono stage and streamer inside a single chassis. Hello Vinnie Rossi, Devialet, Peachtree, AURALiC, Moon by SIMAudio, Micromega, Gold Note, Rotel, McIntosh, Bel Canto, Naim or NAD.… Read the full article

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RMAF 2017: The Sight of Sound

By | November 17th, 2017|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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A wrap-up photo journal of this year’s Rocky Mountain Audiofest in Denver, Colorado.

GTT Audio 
MasterBuilt Audio, Von Schweikert


High End by Oz
Raidho Acoustics, Aavik Acoustics


Neat Acoustics
Audia Flight, High Fidelity Services


Monitor Audio 
Roksan, Kevro International


Listen Up 
Tannoy, Peachtree Audio


Bricasti Design  
Wilson Benesch, Oyaide Cable


Zesto Audio 
Marten, Merrill-Williams Audio


LampizatOr 
Salk Sound, WyWires


Schiit Audio
Salk Sound


McIntosh Laboratories
Sonus Faber


Davone 
Rogers High Fidelity, Wax Stacks


Spatial 
Vinnie Rossi, Anticables


Voxativ 

Project Sumiko

 

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RMAF 2017: Best In Show

By | November 11th, 2017|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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This year dawned with plenty of questions facing the high-end audio industry. The most pressing were: Would the U.S. economy hold up, allowing manufacturers and retailers to stay afloat? Would vinyl continue its revival, possibly enticing young people into a hobby that’s in danger of aging out? And, would the recent growth in the show circuit create too much of a good thing?

That third question was still hanging in the air as September arrived and the last two of the record seven major domestic gatherings for 2017 were scheduled to go off within weeks of each other, putting a strain on the finances and staff of audio companies and creating decisions for potential out-of-town attendees.… Read the full article

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RMAF 2017: Neat’s new Xplorer has small footprint, big sound

By | November 1st, 2017|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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The Iota Xplorer, a new speaker from Neat Acoustics, is only 29-inches high. Still, it towers over its older brother, the Iota Alpha, which stands just 16-inches tall.

Both speakers, interestingly, are intended as floor-standers and are designed to fill a decent-size room with sound. Both also share the same unique styling: a ported, rectangular wooden enclosure with a top section that slopes back sharply and holds several drivers.

I’ve been impressed with the performance of the diminutive and affordable Alpha ($1,995/pair, all prices in USD) at a few recent shows, so I was excited to hear the brand-new Xplorer (price TBA, estimated to be $5,000 to $5,500/pair when released in the first quarter of 2018) at the Rocky Mountain Audio Fest.… Read the full article

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NEAT Acoustics’ IOTA Alpha: small box, big sound

By | May 9th, 2016|Categories: DAR|Tags: , , , , |

With one of the best names in high end audio, Co. Durham’s Bob Surgeoner heads up NEAT Acoustics, an acronym of North East Audio Traders – the hifi store run by Surgeoner before turning his hand to designing and making loudspeakers.

At the NEAT range’s entry point sits the five year old IOTA bookshelf (£650/pair) which utilises a 10cm Polypropylene cone and 5cm quasi-ribbon tweeter.

The IOTA’s unorthodoxy is that it is designed to sit on its site. That’s AOK for desks and sideboards but slightly more of a challenge when hunting down an appropriately styled speaker stand.

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