Neat Iota Alpha
Neat Iota Alpha
The Neat Iota Alpha floorstanding speaker is a firm favourite here at Strictly Stereo. It builds on the success of the original Iota standmount speaker with a larger cabinet and an extra driver to assist with low frequencies. The result is a tiny floorstanding speaker which sounds like a genuinely large speaker. The result is quite uncanny. It is hard to believe that a speaker of this size can fill a room with such a big, lush sound.
The original Iota loudspeaker has been a huge and continuing success since its appearance in 2011, and the idea of a low-down floor standing version has been mooted ever since. All that was necessary for the new model was to retain the exceptional abilities of the Iota and build on these in a floor standing configuration.
This is easier said than done, of course but, according those who have heard it at recent hi-fi shows, the Iota ALPHA delivers completely on target.
At a mere 45cm tall the Iota ALPHA can be placed discreetly in the room, yet it delivers a genuine full-range musical experience on a scale that suggests a far bigger (and more expensive) loudspeaker.
The Iota is supplied as standard with floor spikes, but can now be upgraded with an optional tri-laminate plinth kit derived from the Momentum series. This kit aids stability and is especially useful in rooms which have a tendency towards boominess.
- What Hi-Fi
- Andrew Everard at Words and Music
- John Darko at Digital Audio Review
- Ed Selley for AV Forums
- Trevor Butler for The Ear
- Size : 45cm x 20cm x 16cm (H x W x D) plus floor spikes/plinth kit
- Frequency Range: 33Hz – 22kHz
- Impedance: 4 Ohms
- Sensitivity: 86dB