Neat Ultimatum XLS
The Neat Ultimatum XLS is a true high-end audiophile standmount speaker offering amazing performance and sound from a compact cabinet.
The Ultimatum project was a labour of love for Bob Surgeoner. It began in 1995 as a no-compromise design intended to deliver the very best attributes of Neat’s accumulated ideas and expertise, and development took place over several years.
The ULTIMATUM XLS loudspeaker is a standmount design which adheres to all the principles that have marked out the ULTIMATUM project and given it such enduring success.
The ultra-rigid birch-plywood enclosure, innovative baffle-decoupling technology, ‘isobaric’ bass loading and use of twin EMIT ribbon-type super-tweeters are employed here to deliver the ULTIMATUM promise of a lifetime of musical enjoyment.
The enclosure comprises four discrete internal cavities each optimised for purpose. The Mid/Bass tuning is optimal for the main enclosure volume while the HF cabinet is small to increase rigidity and to stop back pressure from the Mid Bass driver adversely affecting the rear chamber of the tweeter. The two EMIT supertweeters are similarly isolated.
Ultimatum XLS Specifications:
HF Unit 26mm SONOMEX Domed XL
Super HF Units 2* EMIT 25mm planar/ribbon
Bass / Midrange 2* 168mm NEATUnit with Aluminium Phase Plug
Enclosure type:Multi-chamber, multi-driver array, incorporating isobaric internal cavity, plus upward firing super-tweeters
Recommended amplifier power:25 – 200 watts
Impedance:6 ohms average. Minimum 4 ohms
Shipping weight:35Kg. pair
A dedicated XLS stand is available as an optional extra. It comprises an Italian black-slate baseplate with steel uprights and a tri-laminate top-plate made from steel/bitumen/steel.
M6 spikes are used to couple the stand to the floor, and adhesive putty is supplied to be used as an interface between the speaker and the stand. The rear upright can be filled with lead shot, dry sand, or similar ballast.
The XLS stand has been designed specifically for the XLS loudspeaker. It makes an ideal partner, allowing the XLS to perform optimally in any environment.
Dimensions: Height: 60cm. Footprint: 24 x 42cm.
Weight: 13Kg each. Shipping weight: 40Kg. per pair.