At the end of 2011, Neat launched a groundbreaking new model, the IOTA. The Iota delivers a huge soundstage and innately musical performance from an almost impossibly small cabinet and now occupies a unique place in Neat’s history. The Iota can be used as a main stereo speaker in situations where space is limited – on bookshelves, desktops, or mounted on wall brackets. It can
be also be used very successfully in Home Theatre/Surround systems.
The Iota has been an amazing and continuing success, and the idea of a low-down floor standing version has been mooted by Neat 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 as all who have seen and heard this astonishing loudspeaker in action, the Iota ALPHA has exceeded all expectations and re-defined the concept of the compact floorstanding loudspeaker.
The Xplorer uses the same basic configuration as the Iota Alpha speaker in an enlarged form, using drive units from the prestige Ultimatum models in an iso-baric configuration, alongside an Air Motion Transformer (AMT) which is used for the first time in a Neat loudspeaker. The Xplorer is very easy to drive and brings state of the art performance in a very compact enclosure. At 74cm tall, it fits inconspicuously into any room and can be placed very close to the rear wall, for ultimate domestic convenience.