Neat Acoustics was founded by Bob Surgeoner in 1989. As a self-taught musician, Bob has spent most of his life playing music in a variety of different styles, such as blues, rock, jazz, folk, country and bluegrass. He’s also pursued a parallel interest in electronics since childhood and this passion for music-making continues to drive his enthusiasm for the reproduction of recorded music.

Very recently we came across an opportunity to hear the new Iota Alpha, a compact floor-stander, and we were really quite suprised at the performance and scale of this tiny speaker, which was too good to simply dismiss. Its larger sibling the Xplorer, was certainly a step further on the performance ladder, sporting improvements on the bass drivers and high-frequency unit. The conclusion is that we now have both these models on demonsatration for all to enjoy.