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Q Acoustics is proud to add ‘Concept 40’, a new floorstanding ‘flagship’ model, to its acclaimed loudspeaker range. Alex Munro, Q Acoustics’ Brand Director stated: “Make no mistake, the new Concept 40 is special. It delivers a sonic performance which until now, has only been enjoyed by those privileged enthusiasts who could afford wonderful, but very expensive, ‘high end’ loudspeakers.”
Asked how Q Acoustics had achieved this leap forward in performance? Alex Munro replied: “Q Acoustics’ philosophy is to lead, not follow, and innovation is the key to our success. So instead of following what other companies do, our design engineers decided to attack head on the big fundamental problem in speaker design, which is cabinet resonance.”
“Cabinet resonance occurs at some level in all speakers and obliterates much of the low level (quiet) bits of information. These ‘quiet bits’ are part of every musical performance and go together to recreate a realistic soundstage and the ‘being there’ experience enjoyed by the owners of high end systems.”
‘Gelcore Construction’TM means the Concept 40 benefits from what can best be described as a ‘cabinet within a cabinet’, with a special resonance-cancelling compound adhering between the inner and outer shells. This cabinet is both rigid and exhibits extremely low resonance. The latter is achieved because the resonance-cancelling compound absorbs the kinetic energy (movement) generated within the inner cabinet by the drive units, and disperses this energy by converting it into heat.
When compared to a good conventional cabinet, radiated power (colouration) throughout the critical mid-band (voice frequencies) reduces by an average of more than -6dB. In the high and low frequencies the effect is even greater, with improvements in excess of -10dB.