I would like to know if any of you already use or demo’ d the new Neat Orkestra speakers. They seem to be very interesting but no magazines reviews yet. I am using their SE2 and very satisfied, I guess the Okrestara will provide a broader sound.
I’ve only heard the Orkestra’s smaller sibling the Ekstra the middle speaker in this new range, and thought they were superb.
There’s a really enthusiastic review of the Orkestra in March 2021 Hi-Fi Choice by Ed Selley, but he is a Neat & Naim fan, owning a Supernait2 and formerly Neat Motives too. As mentioned earlier in the thread, a positive review on Hi-Fi Plus as well.
I demoed these earlier this week and I am going in for another listen on Saturday. They are currently my preferred speaker on my shortlist - I loved the warmth and depth of bass, but also that the bass was crisp and not muddied. I prefer the more natural sounding ribbon tweeter over some of the metal based tweeters, which to my ears are too harsh
Congrats @Blondy - I have to say I was really impressed, I’m calling my dealer today to ask to have them at home for a week first before I commit. I’ve just ordered Naim NAC-A5 speaker cable online and there will then follow a serious day of re-configuring, where I lay the cable under the carpet…SWMBO needs to go out that day!
Given the name of the speakers, I wonder whether Bob S (owner of Neat Acoustics) thought these were particularly suitable for the lovers of orchestral music… What does the listening experience in this parish suggest?