Iota Alpha wins at the What HiFi awards 2017


Neat Iota AlphaThe Neat iota Alpha is What HiFi’s Best Floorstanding Speaker 2017



The Iota ALPHA has won the 2017 WHAT HIFI Award for ‘Best Floorstanding Loudspeaker’ in the £1200 – £2000 price band.

You can read the full review on the WHAT HIFI website

Introducing: Neat iota Xplorer

NEW: Neat Acoustics Iota XPLORER

Neat have taken the concept of the groundbreaking Iota ALPHA to a new level with this intriguing additional model to the Iota range.

Introducing the Iota Xplorer. 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.


Size (hxwxd): 74 x 30 x 22cm
Weight: 18Kg each
Impedance: 8 Ohms (minimum ~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.

More information:

Neat Competition with HiFi+

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Neat acoustics have teamed up with HiFi+ Magazine to bring you a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to win a pair of Iota Alpha loudspeakers. The competition will be run in the September issue of HiFi+, which is on sale now (you can buy it online here:

All you have to do is answer one simple question and you will be in for a chance at bagging yourself a pair of the award-winning Alpha loudspeakers!

Canada = Neat

Neat Iota Alpha mid-photoshoot at Audiophile Experts, CanadaAbove: Neat Iota Alpha mid-photoshoot at Audiophile Experts (Quebec, Canada)


We’re spreading out! Very pleased to announce more Canadian dealers who will soon have Neat loudspeakers available for demonstration:

Audiophile Experts, Beloeil, Q.C
Audio Basics, Kleinburg, ON
Absolute Audio, Calgary, AB
Pats Audio Art, Vancouver B.C

Stereophile Review – Iota Alphas

Another excellent review of the Iota ALPHA (we do make other speakers, you know…) has been posted online. This time it’s influential US magazine, Stereophile.

Check out the full review HERE

Neat Acoustics: Proud sponsers of the Montreal Hi-Fi Show

Don Rhule pointing to Neat AcousticsAbove: Don Rhule, of Kimbercan distributors, pointing out the Neat connection at the Montreal Hi-Fi Show


Neat Acoustics were proud to be one of the sponsors of last weekend’s Salon Audio Montreal Hi-Fi Show. Congratulations to one of our key Canadian retailers, Bay Bloor Radio, who won the coveted ‘Lifetime Achievement’ award for services to the Audio industry.

Event: Bristol Sound & Vision Show – Feb 2017

Neat Speakers At Bristol 2017The Momentum SX5i and ALPHA pairs on display at Bristol Sound & Vision 2017


The Bristol Sound & Vision show was very busy on all three days. In the Neat room, the Momentum SX5i and the Iota ALPHA were making great sounds, each sporting a custom ‘Castle Grey’ finish and new footwear. The rest of the system was a Heed Thesis pre and power amplifier, Melco music server and Chord Chordette DAC. Analogue was provided by a Rega RP6 turntable and a Dynavector P75 phono stage. All supported by a Quadraspire equipment rack. Cables were from the Chord Company. Many thanks to all who loaned us equipment for the show!

Neat Acoustics is a Winner at TBA 2016

Recieving an award at TBA 2016Above: Paul Ryder accepting the ‘Best Business Trading Outside Teesdale Award’ at Teesdale Business Awards 2016


Neat Acoustics have won the much coveted ‘Best Business Trading Outside Teesdale’ award at the Teesdale Business Awards 2016. The ceremony, held yearly, is an opportunity to recognise the many achievements of businesses local to the Teesdale area. Production Manager, Paul Ryder, who picked up the award, commented: “We are very proud to be playing a part in the development of Teesdale’s businesses and to receive this award is a great honour.”

IOTA ALPHA tops AV Forums’ ‘Best Buy’ list of 2016


The IOTA ALPHA has been given the great honour of being placed on AV Forums online magazine’s Best Buy Loudspeakers of 2016.

‘The Neat IOTA Alpha is not simply one of the best speakers of 2016, it is one of the very best speakers of the decade.’

See the full Best Buy list here

Product Update: Petite SX and Elite SX

It is with some sadness that we announce that we are discontinuing the Petite SX and Elite SX loudspeakers.

These models have been in the Neat catalogue for a long time and still deliver wonderful performance. However, the relative popularity of the Motive SX and Momentum SX speakers means that the time has come to bid farewell to these little gems.