Since its founding in 2006, Q Acoustics has built an unrivalled reputation for designing, engineering and manufacturing innovative, high-performance and class-leading loudspeakers at every price-point. This ongoing and concerted demonstration of excellence has all led to Concept 300.
The brief for Concept 300 is simple, yet staggeringly ambitious. Build on the runaway success of the floorstanding Concept 500 and deliver a standmounting alternative that’s at once more affordable, of utterly uncompromised performance and of stylish, understated elegance.
There follows a brief explanation of just how Q Acoustics has made this happen and, by extension, why Concept 300 represents the state of the loudspeaker art in the 21st century.
The days of performance being the be-all and end-all of a loudspeaker are long gone. Aesthetic considerations are perfectly valid and, to this end, in the Concept 300 Q Acoustics has designed a high-end, high-performance loudspeaker that’s unshowily sophisticated and able to interact discreetly with any interior design vocabulary.
On the outside, numerous lacquer coats produce a high-quality gloss finish which is combined with real-wood veneers. This results in a cabinet that manages to be clean and understated at the same time as being of obviously high perceived value.
The uncluttered look of the cabinets is further enhanced by innovative drive unit mounting. Both the tweeter and mid/bass driver are fixed, from behind, by strong spring-tensioned retaining bolts which negate the need for any exposed bolt-heads on the speaker face.
At the rear of the speaker, Concept 300 features an over-specified terminal panel which is designed to resist vibrations from the cabinet. It’s equipped for bi-wiring (or bi-amping) via its electrically isolated terminals - these can accept bare wire, spade connectors or 4mm banana plugs.
Having dealt with lower-frequency vibrations using P2P™ bracing, Q Acoustics then negates higher-frequency cabinet vibrations using its bespoke Dual Gelcore™ technology.
The Concept 300 cabinet is comprised of three individual layers, each separated by a non-setting gel - the gel acts rather like a high-tech and extremely effective gasket. Any stray high-frequency vibrations are converted into heat which dissipates within the gel.
The Concept 300 is a high-end, high-performance loudspeaker thatâ€™s respectfully sophisticated and able to interact discreetly with any interior design vocabulary. On the outside, numerous lacquer coats produce a high-quality gloss finish which is combined with real-wood veneers. This results in a cabinet that manages to be clean and understated but at the same time sophisticated and stylish.
|Crossover Frequency||2.5 kHz|
|Dimensions||355 x 200 x 400 mm (14 x 7.9 x 15.7 in) cabinet 690 x 492 x 430 mm (27.2 x 19.4 x 16.9 in) stand|
|Effective Volume||11.4 L|
|Enclosure Type||2 way reflex|
|Frequency Response||55Hz - 30kHz|
|High Frequency Unit||1.1"|
|Mid Bass / Driver||6.5”|
|Weight||14.5kg (32 lbs)|
IN THE BOX
- 2 x Concept 300 Speakers
- 1 x User Manual
- 2 x Cleaning Cloth
- 2 x Jumper
- 2 x Foam Bungs
- 2 x Speaker stands (Optional)
- 6 x Spikes
- 6 x Rubber Spike Covers
- 6 x Top Plate Screws
- 8 x Speaker Screws
- 1 x Manual
A combination of rigorous engineering, uncompromised industrial design and aspirational aesthetics makes Concept 300 the most fully realised loudspeaker Q Acoustics has yet delivered. In combination with the equally meticulous Tensegrity stand, Concept 300 represents a step-change in loudspeaker design and a redefinition of what is possible at its price.