It's no coincidence that the design team of Bob Surgeoner and Paul Ryder have had long and varied experience of working in the music industry. Bob has played electric and acoustic guitar, double bass, piano etc., in many different musical genres, from the late 1960s until the present day.
Paul is a guitarist/songwriter and is also an experienced recording engineer.
Both are passionate about the experience of live music and it is this passion which drives the company's enthusiasm for recreating that experience with recorded music. Neat's aim is to transfer all of the drama and excitement of 'live' music into the listener's home.
The development of a NEAT loudspeaker invariably involves hundreds of hours of listening tests. The Neat listening room is the starting point, though a new design must prove its worth in a variety of different rooms and systems before it is signed off for production. Here the designers can be found making small incremental changes to all elements of the design until it is 'just right'.
The majority of the drive units and crossover parts used in Neat’s loudspeakers, however, are custom-made to our own specifications.
Neat Acoustics HQ -
in rural Teesdale, in the north of England. Behind these doors lurks a small but dedicated team - dedicated to producing the most musical loudspeakers in the world.
Neat runs an in-house recording studio, where reference recordings can be made. This facility allows a unique reference point for the voicing of Neat's loudspeakers.
Neat's unusual take on the art of loudspeaker design involves the process of listening to many different types of music and allowing the music to govern the tuning and voicing of the loudspeaker - to the exclusion of almost all other criteria. In a world where most hifi equipment is designed by computer in order to conform to a set of widely accepted parameters, Neat's approach is very refreshing.
These drive units are exclusive to Neat Acoustics. They have repeatedly proved their worth in several award-winning Neat loudspeaker designs. These superb drive units represent years of development and they are a major factor in delivering the unique virtues which make up a Neat loudspeaker.