Neat Ultimatum XLC Centre Channel Speaker
This two and half way centre speaker is voice-matched to the rest of the Neat Ultimatum range, providing seamless integration in a multi-channel system.
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.
Dimensions: 22x64x37cm (hwd)
Sensitivity: 89db/1 watt
Recommended amplifier power: 25 – 300watts
Impedance: 8 ohms average/Minimum 4.7 ohms.