-Neat Acoustics Ultimatum MF9 Floor Standing Speakers (Pair)
The Neat Acoustics Ultimatum MF9 loudspeaker has been designed purely for making music. The Neat Ultimatum MF9 has evolved by virtue of Neat's approach; allowing music to determine the technology, rather than the other way around
The Neat Acoustics Ultimatum MF9 loudspeaker has been designed purely for making music. The Neat Ultimatum MF9 has evolved by virtue of Neat's approach; allowing music to determine the technology, rather than the other way around. The Neat Ultimatum MF9 speakers are the culmination of twenty years of expertise from the Neat Acoustics design team, working here without financial or creative inhibition.
The Neat MF9 is a complex, yet simply-conceived design incorporating a multi-chamber, multi-driver enclosure constructed from Birch Plywood. It is, essentially, a 2.5 way design, using six of Neat's 168mm main drivers (two of which have been re-designed to meet the exacting requirements of the ULTIMATUM range), a Focal 'inverted' titanium-dome tweeter, plus two super-tweeters.
Several distinguishing features combine to make the Ultimatum MF9 a very special loudspeaker. There are seven discrete internal cavities, with five of the drive units facing forward in an extended D'Appolito array.
The Neat Acoustics Ultimatum MF9 floor standing speakers top and bottom drive units handle low-bass. The 'inner' pair handling bass and midrange. The main tweeter is in the centre, and is augmented by the two upward-firing EMIT super-tweeters.
Uniquely, two separate compound (Iso-baric) chambers are employed for the low-bass sections, giving superb pitch articulation and control.
Three years of development have been spent on solving the problem of deleterious vibrational effects and the driver-mounting baffles (front & top) are 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 Neat Ultimatum MF9 crossover is a minimalist 5 element type (plus damping & attenuating resistors) employing precisely toleranced, low loss air-cored inductors and Neat's newly-developed polypropylene film & foil capacitors. The speaker exploits predominantly first-order crossover slopes and mechanical roll-offs for a natural, uninhibited performance.
2.5 way design, using six of Neat's 168mm main drivers Vertical in-line extended D'Appolito array Two upward-firing EMIT super-tweeters Two separate compound (Iso-baric) chambers are employed