What is the Neat IOTA Alpha?
The Neat IOTA Alpha is a floorstanding version of the IOTA standmount speaker we reviewed in 2013. Turning a standmount speaker into a larger model is far from unusual – it happens all the time either at the outset of the design process or not that long afterward. What you see here is a bit less mainstream for a few reasons. When you look at an IOTA objectively, it doesn’t look like a prime candidate to be turned into a larger speaker. The unique form factor and general titchiness of the chassis doesn’t make it look like a dead cert to be anything else.
Take one look at the IOTA Alpha and you can clearly see that the resulting speaker is not a normal floorstander. If you were to tick off the attributes you might apply to such a speaker, the IOTA possesses almost none of them. The thing is though that when I heard a prototype pair at the Bristol Sound and Vision show back in February, the performance was so at odds with the speakers themselves that I have been pestering Neat ever since to get my hands on a pair.
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