The next generation of Motive speakers, the SX series, are now shipping. These new models maintain the essential appeal of the original Motive models but introduce significant improvements in all aspects of performance.
The IOTA delivers a spectacular audio performance from an almost impossibly small cabinet. It is specifically intended for use very close to walls, or in locations such as bookshelves and desktops, where even a regular size compact/bookshelf design may be too large.
The Neat IOTA is now shipping following a hugely successful preview at the Manchester Sound and Vision Show in November and an equally successful launch at the Sound and Vision Show Bristol in February.
In a surprise move Neat Acoustics launches a floor standing loudspeaker based on the already revered Ultimatum XLS model. The XLi will be available in July.
The Ultimatum XLi is a new floor standing loudspeaker of compact proportions, It is engineered to deliver greater performance than the Ultimatum XLS by using a floor standing cabinet to deliver separate volumes for mass loading and crossover isolation. This follows a significant number of requests from retailers and distributors around the world who found that the performance of the XLS was ideally suited to potential owners needs but a ‘floorstander’ would have been more domestically acceptable.
Sound and Vision Show, Bristol. Feb 2011. Neat Acoustics announced that the second model in the Ultimatum XL range, the Ultimatum XLS, would be shipping from April 2011.
The Ultimatum XLS is a stand mounting loudspeaker of compact proportions, delivering the bass weight, scale and dynamics of a significantly sized floorstander. The mid/bass drivers in the XLS are mounted isobarically which when aligned correctly, as in the XLS, gives deep clean bass delivery. Combining this authority with the superb sounding Sonomex domed XL high-frequency unit is the art of the Ultimatum range.
Munich High End Show 6 May 2010. Neat Acoustics announces their first new Ultimatum model in eight years. The Ultimatum XL6 will be available in September 2010.
The ULTIMATUM XL6 is a multi-chamber, multi-facet loudspeaker system incorporating six drive units per enclosure. The visible drive units are mounted on sub-baffles, attached to the main enclosure via a polyethylene damping membrane.
Munich High End Show 6 May 2010. Neat announced that the Motive SE2 loudspeaker — which was received so favourably when in prototype form at the Bristol Hi-fi Show in February 2010 — will be in full production in June 2010.
The SE2 is based on the Motive 2 from the award-winning Motive series that has been in production for five very successful years.
Neat Acoustics, Barnard Castle November 25, 2009. Neat Acoustics is pleased to announce the launch of the PETITE SX. The PETITE SX is the fourth generation of the PETITE — a loudspeaker that has been delivering a thoroughly insightful musical performance for 20 years. The PETITE will be available from December 2009.
In common with its larger ‘brother’ the ELITE SX — and unlike traditional bass reflex designs — the PETITE SX incorporates an innovative staggered port-tuning design. A 32mm diameter port on the rear of the cabinet has a narrow operating band centred on 40Hz. An additional 50mm diameter port, also mounted on the rear of the cabinet, is tuned higher over a wider operating band.
I’m away at the Munich show, it’s late and I’m knackered, so I’m waiting to add the niceties of all the internal links until next Tuesday but if you need them now check out the pages list on the bottom right for the links to new pages for Naim Ovator S-600, Neat Elite SX and the Thorens TD 309 Tri-Balance all launched today.