Neat Acoustics MYSTIQUE Floorstanding Speakers

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Floorstanding Loudspeaker


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by scott taylor a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: April 27, 2012

Bottom Line:   
the mystique II are simply the best speakers i have heard under 12k. i recently listened to the new vandersteen treo speakers and while good, they simply do not compare to the mystique. i keep thinking that i will upgrade and always conclude that these are better than anything i could afford. they are open, tranparent and always sound like music not just speakers making music. my only regret is thart they are no longer produced. scott

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2004



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Suha Onder a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: February 17, 2009

Bottom Line:   
I have these babies for more than 3 years now and it's time to write what i fell about them. What all other reviewers wrote is TRUE. they are most musical speakers i ever heard in my life. they play anyting you throw at them with ease and this include even hardest musical passages like National Health or Magma. they are really fast and let you forget about sound, just concentrate to music you love. Soundstage is very big. in fact bigger than any flat earth speakers i heard before. tone is very balanced. not bright nor bassy but bass is ultra fast that if you're used to boomy bass these babies may sound basslight to you.
Now i want to write a few hints about using them becouse they are mostly mentioned as easy to place just plug and play speakers which is completely wrong. they sound great for 500 Pound peakers even if they are not used properly but when they are used properly they are just better than anything i heard.

1. they are 86 Db which means you need a good amp to drive these. i have a nait 5i which is just enough but i use a black box called Harmonic Recovery System which adds 3 DB to the gainstage and helps my Nait to drive these with better control. even with this set up they come alive higher than normal listening levels so if you are doing lots of late night listenings consider buying a monster amp to wake these up at low levels.

2. you have to hear them with mana soundbases to hear their full potential. i heard mana under many equipments and none effeceted sound this much. they are really transformed with mana support. (make sure to set up soundbases properly with spirit level.)

3. They are not easy to place. even 1 cm away or close to wall changes sound dramatically. i experimented a few weeks to find the right place for them. in my room optimal sound is when they are 30 cm away from back wall with a very little toe in.

4. Remove their own jumpers and use your speaker cable for link with double set of bananas. Like this;
http://members.shaw.ca/mikesae/speakers.htm

if you pay attention to these details Mystiques are most fun and funky speakers a musiclover can have. and really enough for a lifetime. i used to buy new speakers almost every year since early 90's till i found them. now i feel like they are my last speakers :-)

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2004



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by h20iswater a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: January 17, 2009

Bottom Line:   
I got these s/h from ebay for £375.00, went to listen to them at the sellers home and as soon as he fired them up i knew there was something special about these speakers.
you hear people saying "i never heard that feint cybal in the background or that second guitar was not there before", well i used to think, yeah if you say so.... but these have really opened my eyes.lack of bass!.... no way, if you think these lack bas i would look at another part of your system, it's tight and ultra controlled!
everything i play through them just falls out the speaker like it was'nt there.
i have around 3,000+ cd's and everyone i've played so far from Beatles to Zeppelin-classical to blues, has just blown me away.
you can't describe the sound of theses speakers as they are so transparent you hear what's been recoeded and not what the speaker manurfacturer has tuned there speakers, in there way ,for you to hear.
if you see a pair, but them, don't ask questions, just buy them, you won't be disappointed

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Price Paid:    $375.00

Purchased At:   ebay



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Porschedriver a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: November 19, 2006

Bottom Line:   
I’ve auditioned many speakers over the last few months and nothing has come close to these to the Neat’s, this includes the Quad 21L and 22L, Monitor audio RS5 and RS6 and some Rega speakers too.

I’ve owned a few pairs of decent kef’s and Mission speakers over the years and was impressed by them all, but always knew that in certain departments each one had it’s own weakness, the Mystique’s don’t seem to have any.

The sound quality is very high and clear, voices have a in the room presence, you can hear the subtle difference when the performer moves round the microphone or smiles as he/she sing the words. Listening to my CD collection I heard new melodies and instruments embedded in the tracks I hadn’t heard before, subtle intakes of breath and the sliding of fingers over guitars stings which I didn’t know was there with my old AE’s
The top end is accurate and expressive without being to forward or sharp. Bass is quicker, taut and punchy. Drum beats hit hard and decay as if the drum kit is in the room with you, there’s no slow flabby bass which dominates the music like on some speakers.
The most impressive aspect is the agility of the speakers, complex melodies start and stop with out interfering with the rest of the elements of the music, the amount different layers which can be heard during complex pieces of music is some thing I haven’t heard before, each instrument has it’s own space in the sound stage and can be picked out in between and outside of the speakers in a wide sound stage.

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2006

Price Paid:    $580.00



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by deadsexy a Casual Listener

Date Reviewed: March 7, 2006

Bottom Line:   
What everybody has said of these speakers is true; they are truly exceptional in that they stand aside and let the music flow out freely. This is a rare quality at most any price let alone a 1500$ pair. They're tunefull bass and open quality will leave the owner contently listening for hours at a time.
I'm using mine with 50 watt solid state and it's a match made in heaven. I haven't tried them with tubes but imagine it may be a sweet combo. Discriptors ? - tight tunefull and suprisingly extended botton end for such a compact tower. the treble is nicely detailed and not over the top, and then there's that wonderful open midband that just speaks to the listener- as in very communicative, and thoroughly addicting. A very good speaker even at the retail level. .. enjoy!

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Casual Listener

Product model year:   2005

Price Paid:    $1050.00

Purchased At:   used




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