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July 17, 2018

KLIAVS 2018: Asia Sound to Debut Neat Acoustics Iota Range, Motive SX3 & Audio Vector QR3

The Mighty Micros

by Venoth Nair
Neat's Iota comes in a variety of fun colors to suit your taste.
Neat’s Iota comes in a variety of fun colors to suit your taste

Neat Acoustics has produced some really exciting new speakers recently in the form of the small but mighty Iota range as well as the Motive SX 3 which Asia Sound will be showcasing this year at the KL International AV Show 2018. Both the ultra-compact Iota and tiny Iota Alpha floorstanders will be on tap with their EMIT type planar magnetic design tweeter ready to sing us some tunes. Both the Iota and Iota Alpha has received rave reviews for the outstanding sonic abilities which contradict their minute proportions.

The Neat Iota Alpha is one very unique floorstander with its dramatic sloped baffle and rather cute dimensions
The Neat Iota Alpha is one very unique floorstander with its dramatic sloped baffle and rather cute dimensions

The Motive SX 3 on the other hand switches gears and utilizes a 25mm inverted anodized aluminum dome tweeter for the high frequency notes. This rather compact bookshelf speaker prides itself on delivering great bass and agility while maintaining an affordable price. A speaker that’s great for those looking for a small capable setup or moving forwards, building a full size cinema system.

Simple and stylishly unassuming, the Neat Motive SX3 was made to move you with great sound
Simple and stylishly unassuming, the Neat Motive SX3 was made to move you with great sound

Shifting away from the diminutive, the new Audio Vector QR 3 floorstanders will also be on display as well for those thirsting for a full size speaker. The QR 3 comes equipped with its proprietary Air Motion Tweeter (or AMT) paired to dual 15 cm woofers which come with a brushed metal surrounding all held together in a beautifully finished rounded edge cabinet. These speakers are set to please both aurally and visually, for those visiting the Asia Sound setup in Open Space 6 in the Ballroom Area (East Side) at level 9.

The Audio Vector QR3 will also be at the Asia Sound Exhibit for those who need a little more meat to their speakers
The Audio Vector QR3 will also be at the Asia Sound Exhibit for those who need a little more meat to their speakers

Last but most certainly not least, Asia Sound will be bringing back the Sumiko range of phono cartridges which has been noticeably absent for quite some time over here in Malaysia. The return of this brand is well timed with the ever growing analog market which is yearning for more choices when it comes to vinyl based audio systems. Be sure to visit the Asia Sound exhibit located at Space 6 in the Ballroom Area at the coming KLIAV 2018 on the 20th to the 22nd of July to have you an intimate rendezvous with any of these fantastic Hi-Fi goodies.