The Motive range was introduced in 2005 and revamped in 2013.
The key objectives of the Motive range are:
1) To deliver exceptional performance from compact and attractive contemporary cabinets.
2) Easy-to-drive designs with a consistent and coherent sound across the range.
3) High standard of AV/multi-channel performance.
The Motive range was a significant development for Neat as it marked the entry into the more mainstream market, which much bigger manufacturers largely dominated. A new tweeter was developed for this range, loosely based on the inverted titanium dome used in the original Ultimatum models. This tweeter offers a very detailed, uncompressed performance and gives the Motive models a level of dynamic and micro-dynamic insight unrivaled at its price point.
The entire Motive range was revised to the ‘SX’ status in 2013 using an improved version of the NMT tweeter – the SXT. The SXT tweeter employs the same massive magnet system but with an anodized aluminum dome replacing the previous titanium dome. The crossovers, tuning and internals have also been updated, resulting in a wide-ranging improvement in all-round performance.
In common with Neat’s earlier stand-mount models, the Motive SX3 once again raises the standard of sound quality expected from a speaker of this size and price. Ideal for use in smaller spaces or as a rear speaker in a multi-channel system, the SX3 has an open and strikingly clear sound with faithful dynamics and a focused stereo image.
This loudspeaker uses a two-way bass reflex configuration. The bass reflex port is fitted to the bottom of the rear panel.
In spite of the compact and elegant appearance, the Motive SX3 surprises with its agility, astonishing bass, and beautifully open mid-range.
The tweeter is the new and upgraded unit used throughout the Motive SX range and features a huge screened magnet assembly and a 25mm inverted anodized aluminum dome. This type of tweeter is usually only found in more expensive high-end loudspeakers and is, therefore an exceptional inclusion to the Motive SX designs.
Dimensions (HxWxD): 325/160/200mm
Drive Unit Dimensions: Bass/mid unit: 134mm, Tweeter: 25mm Inverted Anodised Aluminium Dome
Footprint (WxD): 160/200mm
Weight: 6 Kg Each
Shipping Weight: 14Kg pair
System type: 2-way Reflex
Impedance: 8 Ohms
Sensitivity: 86 dB/1 watt
Bandwidth: 45Hz – 30kHz
|Color||Natural Oak, American Walnut, Black Oak, Satin White|