Q Acoustics Concept 20 Speakers/Stands

"superb...a scale and volume of sound that seems scarcely credible from such a small cabinet."

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Description

Q Acoustics is proud to introduce the new Concept 20 Loudspeaker.


The ‘Concept 20’ is a special loudspeaker which goes beyond anything that Q Acoustics has achieved before. It’s a beautifully styled product which we confidently believe provides a level of sonic performance previously thought impossible at its price point.


To achieve this extraordinary result, Q Acoustics’ design team applied both scientific methodology and advances in technology to address the fundamental problem of cabinet resonance, which is widely recognised as the single biggest hurdle preventing ‘high end’ sonic performance at a reasonable price.

The ‘Concept 20’ proves cabinet resonance need be a problem no longer*.

Incorporating a ‘cabinet within a cabinet’ design, its inner and outer enclosures are bound together by a bespoke adhesive which never quite sets. This configuration (known as Gelcore™ construction) allows the kinetic energy generated by the drive units within the cabinet to be dispersed as heat, preventing it colouring and degrading the speaker’s musical output.


Combine this new cabinet design with the Concept 20’s advanced, high dynamic, low distortion drive units and the result is a loudspeaker which, at its price, is nothing short of sensational.

Sonically Matching Floor Stand

To optimise sonic performance, we have also incorporated Gelcore™ Construction into a unique, visually striking and resonance-free matching floor stand for the new loudspeaker.


The beautiful Concept 20 speakers and high performance stands come in a choice of either Gloss White or Gloss Black, lacquered finishes.


* 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.

Features

  • Lacquered Black Gloss
  • Lacquered White Gloss

Specification

Concept 20 Speaker Specifications
Enclosure type: 2-way reflex
Bass Unit: 125mm
Treble Unit: 25mm
Frequency Response: 64Hz - 22kHz
Nominal Impedance: 6ohms
Minimum Impedance: 4ohms
Sensitivity: 88dB
Recommended Power: 25 - 75w
Crossover Frequency: 2.9kHz
Dimensions H/D/W mm: 260 x 280 x 170
Weight: 5.6kg
Concept 20 Stand Specifications
Dimensions H/D/W mm: 655 x 386 x 240
Weight: 12kg

Awards and Reviews

"superb...a scale and volume of sound that seems scarcely credible from such a small cabinet."

What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision,
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Hi-Fi Choice Editors Choice,
AV Forums Highly Recommended,
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