Neat Acoustics Ministra Loudspeakers
Available in Oak, Black Oak ,Satin white, Walnut
Following hard on the heels of the amazing ekstra loudspeaker, follows the bookshelf version, Featuring the same ribbon tweeter and bass/midrange drive units as the ekstra, the ministra is an extremely compact iso-baric model.
Like the ekstra, the drive units are mounted on a separate baffle attached to the main enclosure via a polyethylene membrane, ensuring very low colouration.
The ministra is a boundary design, intended for discreet close-to-wall placement. The presentation is typically neat; musically engaging, with a generous soundstage and tremendous agility. Bass is surprisingly well extended, displaying the same levels of control shown with other neat iso-baric designs.
'Even given Neat’s consistently strong track record over the last few years, I was unprepared for quite how good a speaker the Ministra proved to be. If you must have the absolute tonal accuracy of a studio reference, it’s probably a little too characterful to qualify, but, by any other yardstick, it succeeds absolutely. There are rivals that can better it in specific areas but, viewed across the full range of its abilities, this is the best speaker I have tested under £2,000. The Ministra shows that Neat’s evolutionary processes have yet to reach their conclusion but, when the results are this compelling, few will want them to stop just yet.'
ED SELLEY, HIFI CRITIC 2020