Neat Iota Xplorer
Neat Iota Xplorer
Introducing the new Neat Iota Xplorer floorstanding speaker. Neat has taken the concept of the ground-breaking Iota Alpha to a new level with this intriguing addition to the Iota range. The Neat Iota Xplorer combines elements of the original Iota Alpha design with a new Air Motion Transformer (AMT) tweeter, an upgraded mid/bass driver and the twin isobarically-loaded bass driver arrangement used in the Momentum and Ultimatum models.
This exciting new design uses the same basic configuration as the Iota Alpha, in an enlarged form. The top section is sealed off from the lower, and acts as a two-way infinite baffle loudspeaker. It houses Neat’s own P1-R3 170mm bass/midrange drive unit alongside an Air Motion Transformer (AMT) tweeter in a horizontal array, as per the Iota and Iota Alpha models.
The lower, ported, section of the Xplorer houses not one, but two of Neat’s P1-R2 bass drive units. These are similar to the R3 unit, but specially tailored for extended low-frequency response. One unit is located on the bottom panel, facing the floor, whilst the second is located internally, directly above the first, in a sealed iso-baric arrangement, handling only low frequencies and acting as an integral subwoofer system. Iso-baric loading allows deep, well controlled LF performance from a compact enclosure.
The Iota Xplorer delivers a compelling portrayal of all types of music. Like the Alpha, the Xplorer belies its small stature with a full-range agile presentation and huge soundstage, which projects far beyond the modest confines of the cabinet.
- Ed Selley for Hi-Fi Choice
- Dimensions: 74 x 30 x 22cm (H x W x D)
- Weight: 18kg each
- Nominal impedance: 8 ohms
- Minimum inpedance: ~5 ohms
- Sensitivity: 88dB/1 watt
- System: 2.5-way, iso-baric bass reflex, incorporating integral iso-baric subwoofer
- Drive units: 1 x Neat P1/R3 170mm LF/Midrange unit, 1 x AMT HF unit, 2 x Neat P1/R2 170mm LF units