Focus Audio

The ULTIMATUM series of high-performance loudspeakers was conceived by Neat founder, Bob Surgeoner, in 1993 and launched in 1999 with the introduction of the Ultimatum MF9.

The XL10 is the result of a complete revision of the MF9, building upon its considerable strengths in order to deliver a world-class full range performance for the 21st century.

Technical description
The enclosure comprises eight discrete internal cavities, each optimised for purpose and each different. The bass/midrange volumes are larger to suit the tuning whilst the main HF cavity is small to increase rigidity and resist back pressure from the main drive units. The two EMIT super tweeters are similarly isolated.
The main structure is damped 18mm Birch Plywood sourced from slow-growing forests as this ensures the densest, most consistent material. The drive unitbaffle sections are constructed from a 45mm thick 'sandwich' of Birch Plywood, Polyethylene and MDF. This provides a rigid non-resonant platform which allows the drive units to operate with minimal colouration.

All of these features are woven together in the traditional Neat fashion: hundreds of hours of listening tests, empirical experimentation and years of expertise guarantee that the end result is a classic loudspeaker with qualities that few, if any, can equal.


HF Unit 26mm SONOMEX Domed XL
Super HF Units 2* EMIT 25mm planar/ribbon
Bass / Midrange 2* 168mm NEAT Unit with Aluminium Phase Plug
Bass 4 * 168mm NEAT Unit
Dimensions (hwd): 1500x22x37cm.
Plinth (wd): 35 x 51cm
Enclosure type: Multi-chamber, multi-driver array, incorporating isobaric internal cavity, plus upward firing super-tweeters.
Sensitivity: 88db/1 watt.
Recommended amplifier power: 25 – 500 watts.
Impedance: 6 ohms average. Minimum 4 ohms.
Weight: 65Kg. each. Shipping weight: 150Kg. pair.

Finishes Neat Ultimatum standard finishes.
Natural Ash Rosenut Black Ash Walnut Oak Figured Birch
Neat Ultimatum premium (high gloss) finishes. Velvet Cloud Red Velvet Cloud Piano Black
The representations above are for guidance only. Exact matching cannot be guaranteed. Specification may be subject to change without notice