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Neat Acoustics Iotas in free space (i.e. not against a wall)

ngibbs

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Hi everyone

I know that the Neat Iotas haven't been out long, but does anybody know what they sound like in free space, i.e. not against a wall? Would the fact that they're rear-ported pose a problem? And if yes, would 'bunging' the rear bass port solve/ ameliorate it? Thanks in advance.
 

RobinKidderminster

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No idea really. (So why am i replying??). Rear ported speakers in general should have space behind them. Only if they ARE against a wall should the bungs be useful.

Cheers
 

ngibbs

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RobinKidderminster said:
No idea really. (So why am i replying??). Rear ported speakers in general should have space behind them. Only if they ARE against a wall should the bungs be useful.

Cheers
Thanks for that Robin, but I've heard the Iotas were designed to be put up against a wall, and use the rear port to that end to give extra weight in the bass.
 
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This by no means a definitive answer but I have heard the Iotas on the end of a Superuniti at a hifi show where they were placed close to a rear wall. I have also heard them at a dealer on the end of a Uniti placed well out from a rear wall in freespace. Now, bearing in mind the different electronics, I much prefered the sound I heard at the hifi show than I did at the dealer where they sounded lightweight and a little boring.
 

RobinKidderminster

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Sounds right - how outrageous to design a speaker which works well in the easiest and most obvious position. A real bookshelf spkr! :)
 

Al ears

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RobinKidderminster said:
Sounds right - how outrageous to design a speaker which works well in the easiest and most obvious position. A real bookshelf spkr! :)
Whatever next. It might even catch on when manufacturers realise we do not all live in mansions with 10m long listening rooms.
 

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