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Ultimatum XLC

The ULTIMATUM XLC Centre-Channel loudspeaker has been designed to complement Ultimatum main speakers in the context of multi-channel & home theatre systems.


Technical description
The XLC incorporates key ULTIMATUM features; a multi-chamber, multi-driver enclosure constructed from Birch Plywood. It is a 2-way design, using four of Neat's 168mm main drivers (two of which have been re-designed to meet the exacting requirements of the ULTIMATUM range) in a reflex tuned iso-baric configuration, coupled with SEAS soft dome tweeter with Sonomex surround.

Three years of development have been spent on solving the problem of deleterious vibrational effects and the driver-mounting baffle is decoupled from the main structure via a polyethylene membrane. The total baffle is a 45mm thick 'sandwich' of Birch Plywood, Polyethylene and MDF. This provides a rigid non-resonant platform, which is ideal for optimal performance of the drive units.

The crossover is a minimalist 3-element type (plus damping & attenuating resistors) employing precisely toleranced, low loss air-cored inductors and Neat's newly-developed polypropylene capacitors. The speaker exploits predominantly first-order crossover slopes and mechanical roll-offs for a natural, uninhibited performance.


Specifications Dimensions: 22x64x37cm (hwd).
Sensitivity: 89db/1 watt.
Recommended amplifier power: 25 - 300watts.
Impedance: 8 ohms average.
Minimum 4.7 ohms. Weight: 25Kg.


Finishes Neat Ultimatum standard finishes.
Natural Ash Rose Ash 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.