Upper section: The tweeter is a ribbon type which delivers tremendous dynamic expression without compression. The bass/mid drive unit has also been used in the award-winning Neat Motive and Iota Alpha models. It has a treated paper cone with a flared profile. The carefully-judged crossover network allows superb integration of these units.
Lower section: The lower, ported, section of the EKSTRA houses not one, but two of the 134mm bass drive units. One unit is located on the bottom panel, facing the floor, whilst the second is located internally, directly above the first, in a sealed isobaric arrangement, handling only low frequencies and acting as an integral subwoofer system. The low-Q port is specially tuned to enable close to wall placement of the speaker in most rooms.
Isobaric loading allows deep, well controlled LF performance from a compact enclosure. This system takes great skill to execute correctly, and the very successful implementation in several of our other models means that we can approach this new design with confidence. The EKSTRA is very slim, at 17cm wide, and 110cm tall. The footprint is exceptionally small, so it can be positioned in very tight situations if required. Combining these elements ensures that the EKSTRA delivers a compelling portrayal of all types of music. Like many Neat models, it delivers a full-bodied and agile presentation with a huge soundstage, which projects far beyond the modest confines of the cabinet. (Feet also available in black)
Size (h x w x d): 110 x 17 x 25cm
Weight: 18Kg each
Impedance: 8 Ohms (minimum 5 Ohms)
Sensitivity: 88dB/1 watt
System: 2.5-way isobaric bass reflex, incorporating integral isobaric subwoofer.
Drive units: 1x 134mm LF/Midrange unit; 1x Ribbon HF unit; 2x 134mm LF units.