In 2022, Neat launched the first model in its new Classic range with a new version of the legendary Petite.
This giant-killing little speaker became an immediate success with a succession of exceptional reviews and awards, leading to a demand for a floorstanding companion for the mighty stand-mounter.
So, looking once again to the company’s legacy products, it seemed appropriate to revive the Elite, a model last in production in 2016.
Like the Petite Classic, the new version of the Elite retains the outer dimensions of the original model, but with updated drive units and a completely redesigned crossover. Designed to work well in smaller listening spaces, this latest design brings a full-range performance without dominating the living room.
The bass-mid driver is the latest version of Neat’s own R3 doped paper cone unit, the same as used in the flagship Ultimatum range, and the tweeter is the remarkable AMT (Air Motion Transformer) from the Petite.
These superb drive units are seamlessly blended by a minimalist crossover using carefully chosen components of the highest quality.
The staggered port tuning contributes to the clean, defined and rhythmic bass response. Along with superlative treble performance from the Air Motion Transformer tweeter, the Elite combines all the usual Neat trademarks of clarity, musical engagement and a convincing soundstage in a compact and elegant cabinet.
ENCLOSURE TYPE: 2-way bass reflex with staggered tuning
DIMENSIONS (h/w/d): 900 x 200 x 180mm (HxWxD)
PLINTH FOOTPRINT: 260 x 220mm (WxD)
WEIGHT: 13kg each. (SHIPPING WEIGHT 32kg: pair)
SENSITIVITY: 86 dB/1 watt
RECOMMENDED AMPLIFIER POWER: 25 to 150 watts
IMPEDANCE: 8 Ohms average (Min. 5 Ohms)
BANDWIDTH: 25Hz – 22kHz