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.

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.

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Dimensions: 22x64x37cm (hwd)

Sensitivity: 89db/1 watt

Recommended amplifier power: 25 – 300watts

Impedance: 8 ohms average/Minimum 4.7 ohms.

Weight: 25Kg

Ultimatum Standard Finishes

  • Black Oak


  • Walnut


  • Oak


  • Figured Birch


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.