KLIAVS 2019: Tall and slim with a voice to match

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Neat Ekstra
Neat Ekstra

Inspired by its own high end Ultimatum XL6 speaker system, Neat Acoustics’ recently-released Ekstra is a full-range three-way system that measures 1100 mm x 170mm x 250mm and weighs 18kg.

The tall, compact looking system actually comprises two sections – the main one which houses a 50mm ribbon tweeter and a 134mm bass/midrange unit, and a second lower section which has two 134mm bass drive units.

This lower section, which is essentially the bass enclosure, has one woofer mounted at the bottom, face down while the second woofer is mounted internally directly above the first unit in an Isobaric-style bass loading arrangement.

This form of bass is preferred by Neat Acoustics for its ability to produce deep extended bass frequencies from a compact enclosure.

Featuring a fairly sensitive and easy to drive load, the Neat Ekstra should present a perfect match to most low to mid powered amplification.

The bottom of the Neat Ekstra shows the bottom bass unit which is part of a two-driver Isobaric bass-loading system.
The bottom of the Neat Ekstra shows the bottom bass unit which is part of a
two-driver Isobaric bass-loading system.

According to Neat Acoustics the Neat Ekstra’s two separate main speaker box sections are attached via a de-coupling polyethylene membrane.

The Neat Ekstra is available in either American Walnut, Black Oak or Satin white and features three stout milled decoupling spikes and above average 88db sensitivity.

The range of Neat Acoustics speaker systems can be auditioned at the coming KL International AV Show 2019, July 26-28 at Level 2, Hotel Vistana.

For more details, contact Asia Sound Equipment Sdn Bhd at 03-92814862/63.

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Dick Tan is one of the longest serving member of the audio-video industry having spent close to 45 years in it. Tan started in the mid 70s working in audio showrooms and writing for fledgling audio magazines in the country.

“I have been through turntables to open reel and cassette tape decks to amplifiers and speakers in that golden era of hi-fi to the sophistication of today's digital audio and AV components such as Bluray and UHD Bluray discs players to streamers and beyond. In the end they all have one common goal … to achieve audio and video in the best, most efficient way possible.”

The other 'hat' that Tan wears, at least once each year, is that of the organiser of the AV Show which started in 1994. The KL International AV Show has been consistently held every year since for the last 26 record breaking years.