The original Iota loudspeaker has been a huge and continuing success since its appearance in 2011, and the idea of a low-down floor standing version has been mooted 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 the Iota ALPHA delivers completely on target
The crossover is a simple two-and-a-half-way design, employing 1st & 2nd order slopes. The crossover components are all hard-wired, with point-to-point connections in order to maximise integrity. The crossover components are of premium audiophile quality and include polypropylene capacitors and low-dcr air-core inductors.
At a mere 45cm tall the Iota ALPHA can be placed discreetly in the room, yet it delivers a genuine full-range musical experience on a scale that suggests a far bigger (and more expensive) loudspeaker.
Size (hxwxd): 45 (+spikes) x 20 x 16cm
Drive Unit Dimensions: Sub-bass unit: 134mm, Bass/Mid unit: 100mm, Tweeter: 50mm EMIT Planar Magnetic
Frequency Range: 33Hz – 22kHz
Impedance: 4 Ohms
Such was the success of the little Iota Alpha’s that I didn’t even feel I had to ‘look down’ at them – they projected the sound so well as to make them virtually invisible, below my sightline. Yes, for around the same money you can source a pair of significantly larger speakers, but that’s totally missing the point of this design. These are the perfect loudspeakers for my sitting room A/V set-up. Full marks to Bob Surgeoner. Now, where’s my cheque book? http://neatacoustics.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/The-Ear-Neat-Iota-ALPHA.pdf