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15.02.2024 | News

Discreet design, towering sound: Q Acoustics introduces the M40 powered micro-towers

UK, 15th February 2024 British audio specialist Q Acoustics today introduces the M40 powered micro-tower wireless audio system, the most convenient and cost-effective way to fill your home with full-size, powerful and immersive sound without filling your home with big, imposing loudspeakers.

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01.02.2024 | News

Goldring redefines sonic possibilities with a Special Edition model of its flagship Ethos moving coil cartridge

World-renowned analogue audio specialist, Goldring, introduces Ethos SE - a special edition of its award-winning Ethos model. Sitting at the very top of Goldring's range of moving coil cartridges, Ethos SE combines uncompromising engineering with unique new features to produce a cartridge of exquisite sound reproduction capabilities.

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16.11.2023 | News

Q Acoustics 5040 wins What Hi-Fi? Product of the Year Award

It’s been quite the year for our new 5000 loudspeaker series. It’s collected numerous awards and received high praise from the media since its launch in April.

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01.11.2023 | News

QED’s Golden Anniversary XT speaker cable now available pre-terminated

QED celebrated its 50th anniversary this year with the introduction of the Golden Anniversary XT speaker cable. Now, this special edition cable will be available in pre-terminated options

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11.10.2023 | News

Armour Home brands win three What Hi-Fi? 2023 Best Buy awards

Exciting news coming out of Armour Home towers: Three of our brands have won What Hi-Fi? Best Buy 2023 Awards.

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03.10.2023 | News / Press

Jamie McKay appointed Sales & Marketing Director at Armour Home Electronics Ltd

UK Leading audio manufacturer and distributor, Armour Home Electronics Ltd, is delighted to announce that Sales Director, Jamie McKay, will take up the role of Marketing Director, alongside his current sales role. This key leadership appointment will see Jamie drive the international sales and marketing strategy for own brands Q Acoustics, QED and Goldring.

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11.05.2023 | News

Goldring’s new E4 cartridge moving-magnet cartridge is the ultimate upgrade for every turntable enthusiast

World-famous analogue audio specialist Goldring introduces its new flagship E Series moving magnet cartridge: E4. Designed as the ultimate upgrade for any modern budget or midrange turntable, E4 represents the pinnacle of E Series engineering and performance.

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09.05.2023 | News

QED celebrates 50 years with special edition Golden Anniversary XT speaker cable

British audio specialist QED celebrates its 50th anniversary in style, with the introduction of its Golden Anniversary XT speaker cable. Representing the culmination of five decades of dedicated and extensive research, engineering and audio expertise, Golden Anniversary XT speaker cable is the ideal upgrade for any hi-fi enthusiast who wants to experience the sonic benefits of a high-end speaker cable - but at a real-world price.

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13.04.2023 | News

Ahead of the curve - Q Acoustics’ new 5000 loudspeaker series

The new 5000 stereo and home cinema loudspeaker series from Q Acoustics redefines how a speaker can look and sound. Showcasing genuine advancement in driver design, the introduction of the leading-edge C3 Continuous Curved Cone™ profile in the mid/bass driver elevates the 5000 series beyond its class and will form a technical platform for years to come.

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27.02.2023 | News

QED celebrate 50th anniversary

Pop the champagne corks and fire the party poppers – QED is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year! To commemorate this milestone, there will be a host of announcements, competitions and trips down memory lane, so keep your eye on our social media channels for all the 50th birthday news.

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17.02.2023 | Reviews / News

QED’s new Reference Ethernet cable has the bandwidth and headroom to deal with the highest of high-resolution audio - and beyond

British audio specialist QED introduces its Reference Ethernet cable, designed to provide the most accurate, most stable connection possible between networked devices. Perfect for connecting a high-resolution digital audio streamer to a local network, the Reference Ethernet has more than enough bandwidth to deal with the data rates required by 32 bit/384 kHz and DSD512 audio files.

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15.11.2022 | Reviews / News

Grado introduces GW100x wireless open-back headphone

Grado today introduces the GW100x Bluetooth open-back headphones – the third edition of its award-winning wireless series. The GW100 series was the first and only open-back Bluetooth headphone on the market, with the latest model offering a newly enhanced fourth generation X series driver design, superior Bluetooth 5.2 wireless technology and improved 46-hour battery life.

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11.11.2022 | Reviews / News

Grado Prestige SR325X wins a What Hi-Fi? Product of the Year award

For the second year running the Grado Labs Prestige SR325x has won the What Hi-Fi? 2022 Product of the Year award in the wired headphone category.

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12.10.2022 | News

Armour Home brands win four What Hi-Fi? 2022 Best Buy awards

October is always a big month in our calendar as What Hi-Fi? Best Buy awards are announced. This year sees the 40th anniversary of these highly regarded awards and we’re delighted to announce three Armour Home brands have taken away four prizes for 2022.

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28.09.2022 | News

Q Acoustics M20 HD shortlisted for the What Hi-Fi? Awards 2022 Readers' Award

The Q Acoustics M20 HD powered Bluetooth speaker is no stranger to picking up awards since its introduction. High profile titles such as What Hi-Fi?, Forbes, Rolling Stone, Pocket-Lint, AVForums, T3, Trusted Reviews, Hi-Fi Choice and Stuff - to name a few - have all bestowed high praise and gongs onto this versatile and superb sounding wireless system.

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20.09.2022 | News

Love Island winner, Amber Rose Gill, is interviewed in episode six of the Q Acoustics-sponsored Straight Up podcast

We’re now at episode six of the Q Acoustics-sponsored Straight Up podcast and this one takes a turn away from music and hits the pop culture pulse to feature an insightful interview with 2019 Love Island winner, Amber Rose Gill.

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20.08.2022 | News / Press Releases

Grado introduce new Statement X series headphones, the GS1000x and GS3000x

Grado is introducing the new Statement Series, which brings fourth-generation X Drivers to the wooden GS3000x and GS1000x. The GS1000x combines mahogany and ipê wood, while the GS3000x houses our most powerful driver yet inside a metal chamber surrounded by a single body of cocobolo wood.

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19.08.2022 | News

The latest episode of the Q Acoustics-sponsored Straight Up music podcast is now live, featuring an interview with Aitch

Season, three, episode four of the Q Acoustics-sponsored Straight Up music podcast is now live featuring an interview with Manchester rapper, Aitch! The This episode was given a prime slot on Apple podcasts homepage on Monday.

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28.07.2022 | News

Bradley Simpson, frontman of The Vamps, is interviewed in episode three of the Q Acoustics-sponsored Straight Up music podcast

Q Acoustics has absolutely loved working with Straight Up and sponsoring season three of their fun, engaging and insightful music podcast. Following chats with Sean Paul and James Bay in previous instalments, episode three features an interview with Bradley Simpson, frontman of The Vamps

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15.07.2022 | News

James Bay interviewed in the latest episode of the Q Acoustics-sponsored Straight Up music podcast

Q Acoustics is the main sponsor of season three of the entertaining and revealing Straight Up music podcast. The second episode, featuring an interview with superstar British singer songwriter, James Bay, is now live!

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15.07.2022 | News

Q Acoustics appoints former Apple executive Colin Greene to its board of director

Leading audio brand owner, Q Acoustics Limited, announces today that Colin Greene, a former Apple executive for 13 years who led Apple's US consumer business to multibillion revenues, has been appointed to its board of directors as a non-executive director.

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16.06.2022 | News

Q Acoustics sponsors Straight Up music podcast

We are delighted to announce that Q Acoustics is the main sponsor of season three of the Straight Up music podcast. The first episode, featuring an interview with global superstar, Jamaican dancehall and Reggae rapper Sean Paul, is now live.

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12.05.2022 | News / Press Releases

Goldring's new Eroica HX makes upgrading to a moving coil cartridge hassle-free

World renowned analogue audio specialists Goldring, introduces the latest member of its moving coil (MC) cartridge family, the Eroica HX

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07.04.2022 | News / Press Releases

Q Acoustics E120 is a superior sounding, zero clutter, installed audio system for any room in the home

Leading audio specialist Q Acoustics introduces the E120, an installed wireless audio system for any room in a home or garden office. Drawing on the company's rich audio expertise, the E120 continues Q Acoustics' exemplary credentials of designing class-leading, award-winning loudspeakers and wireless music systems.

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15.02.2022 | News / Press Releases

New finishes for Q Acoustics M20 HD wireless audio system

Q Acoustics' award-winning M20 HD wireless audio system is now available in a choice of three stylish finishes to compliment any living space. The most powerful, immersive and convenient way to enjoy music, movies and gaming sound anywhere in the home, the M20 HD arrives in a new elegant matte white or vintage walnut veneer, joining the classic matte black model.

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19.01.2022 | News / Press Releases

QED Connect: A great value range of AV cables and adapters covering all connectivity bases

Whether connecting to your TV, hi-fi or home cinema system or mobile device - such as smartphones, laptop, tablet or portable DACs - the Connect series covers every audio-visual connectivity base. As technology evolves any meaningful future connectivity requirement will also be incorporated into the 'living' QED Connect family, making this series of cables truly indispensable.

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09.11.2021 | News

Grado launches new Reference tri-wood headphones, the RS1x and RS2x

Grado Labs is introducing the new Reference Series, which brings fourth generation X Drivers to the RS1x and RS2x. The RS1x combines maple, cocobolo, and hemp wood, while the RS2x’s housing marries maple and hemp wood.

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04.11.2021 | News

Armour Home brands take home two What Hi-Fi? Product of the Year Awards

We thrilled to announce that Amour Home brands, Grado and Astell&Kern won Product of the Year gongs at the What Hi-Fi? award 2021 event last night in London.

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08.10.2021 | News / Press Releases

No artificial colouring: Q Acoustics’ new Concept loudspeaker range delivers purity of sound

Leading audio specialist Q Acoustics introduces the newest models of its award-winning series of Concept stereo and home cinema loudspeakers: Concept 30 standmount, Concept 50 floorstander and Concept 90 centre channel.

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06.10.2021 | News / Press Releases

QED’s new Performance Ultra High Speed HDMI 2.1 cable supports full 8K video content

British audio specialists QED introduces the Performance Ultra High Speed HDMI 2.1 cable, designed to handle high-quality, uncompressed 8K video at up to 60 frames per second. Succeeding the company’s Performance Premium range of digital cables and remaining at the same price, this single HDMI 2.1 cable is an affordable, top-quality proposition for all dedicated home cinema enthusiasts.

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04.10.2021 | News

Armour Home brands scoop seven What Hi-Fi? Best Buy Awards

October is always an exciting month at Amour Home towers as What Hi-Fi? announces its Best Buy awards. Today saw the publication reveal the outstanding products in each price category and Armour Home brands scooped seven(!) gongs.

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01.10.2021 | News / Press Releases

QED unveils Reference Audio 40 interconnect with second generation Analoc™ plug technology

British audio specialists QED introduces the latest version of its award-winning Reference Audio 40 interconnect, featuring second generation Analoc™ plug technology.

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18.08.2021 | News / Press Releases

Q Acoustics M20: The perfect high-resolution wireless audio system for music, movies and gaming

British audio specialist Q Acoustics today introduces the M20 HD wireless music system, the most powerful, immersive and convenient way to enjoy music, movies and gaming sound anywhere in the home.

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02.08.2021 | News / Press Releases

Armour Home Electronics appoints Fidelity Imports to distribute its Goldring brand in the US

We’re delighted to announce we have appointed Fidelity Imports as the exclusive US distributor of our leading phono cartridge and record care brand, Goldring.

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26.05.2021 | News / Press Releases

Q Acoustics Q Active 400 now available

Following the successful launch of Q Acoustics’ first ever active system, the Q Active 200 bookshelf speaker, the audio specialist is announcing the availability of the Q Active 400 floorstanding model. Please find a link to the press release below.

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17.05.2021 | News / Press Releases

Prestige X Series: Grado upgrades its hall-of-fame open-back headphone range

Building on the award-winning e series, the new Prestige X Series, sees a further refinement of its predecessor, featuring new enhanced speakers, an advanced cable design and a more comfortable headband across its five models – the SR60x, SR80x, SR125x, SR225x and SR325x.

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27.04.2021 | News / Press Releases

Armour Home Electronics appoints Alltrade as the UK distributor of its leading custom install brands

Hertfordshire, UK Leading audio specialist Armour Home Electronics has appointed Alltrade as the UK Distributor of its leading install brands within the custom installation channel.

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18.02.2021 | News / Reviews

Are you Ready to Roon? Q Acoustics' Q Active speaker range now supports this immersive music platform

Our aim with the newly launched, stunning Q Active speaker range was to make it compatible with today's most innovative, liked-minded music services

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11.02.2021 | News / Reviews

Audio press buying into Goldring’s Ethos

When it comes to a rich heritage, Goldring has few peers in the hi-fi industry. Established in 1906, the company is proud to boast over 100 years of audio expertise.

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25.01.2021 | News / Reviews

It's FREAKING Fantastic! Q Acoustics Concept 500 wows New Record Day

Seeing a positive response to our audio products, whether from customers or the media always makes our day.

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14.12.2020 | News

Double hit! Grado and Milty feature on Financial Times

Christmas has come early at Armour Home. Both the Grado GT220 true wireless earbuds and the Miilty Zerostat 3 anti-static gun hit the Financial Times' 'Last-minute gadgets for Christmas' guide and both got an overwhelmingly big thumbs up.

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10.12.2020 | News

Clean up your act with QED's 5 star XT5 power cable

If you want a second opinion from other experts then please pour over these 5 star reviews from leading hi-fi magazines, Hi-Fi Choice and Hi-Fi World below. Hi-Fi Choice was so impressed with the XT5's performance it even stamped it with its Recommended award.

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10.12.2020 | News

Few true wireless earbuds sound this good

Grado launched the GT220 - it's first pair of true wireless earbuds - back in October and the response from the experts has been overwhelmingly positive. It has received 5 star accolades and awards from some of the leading consumer technology and lifestyle publications around the world including Forbes, Techradar, Wired, Trusted Reviews and Pocket-Lint.

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01.11.2020 | News

Announcing the Q Acoustics Q Active loudspeaker series to the world

Excitement levels reached fever pitch in Armour Home towers when we introduced the Q Acoustics Q Active 200 and Q Active 400 to the world in early October. Our first ever truly active loudspeaker range and a stunning high-resolution system, it seemed the global media shared our enthusiasm.

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02.10.2020 | News / Press Releases

Grado GT220 Wireless Series

With the GT220, Grado brings it's decades if expertise to a true-wireless in-ear monitor. Experience the legendary Grado signature sound with GT220 - a new benchmark in true-wireless audio.

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21.08.2020 | News / Press Releases

QED Performance Active Optical HDMI LSZH Cable

QED's engineers have been applying their unstinting excellence to developing an HDMI cable that exceeds today's requirements and is ready to handle each and every upcoming HDMI standard.

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20.08.2020 | News / Press Releases

QED XT5 POWER CABLE

QED knows full well the standard of the mains power that drives hi-fi equipment can have a profound effect on its performance.

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26.06.2020 | News / Press Releases

Astell & Kern introduces A&futura SE200: the world's first multi-DAC digital audio player.

Astell & Kern, the global leader in high-resolution audio players, today announced the SE200, the second model in its premium A&futura series and the world's first player to come equipped with amulti-DAC.

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04.06.2020 | News / Press Releases

BusiSoft AV appointed exclusive Australian distributor

Armour has announced today that it has appointed BusiSoft AV ("BusiSoft") as its new exclusive Australian distributor for Armour's award winning brand portfolio that includes Q Acoustics, QED and Goldring.

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01.04.2019 | Reviews / News

Q Acoustics In the Press

Find out about our latest news and reviews for our range of products

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01.02.2019 | Reviews / News

Concept 300 Launched

See what the press have to say about our new Q Acoustics Concept 300 Speakers.

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11.09.2018 | Reviews / News / Press Releases

Goldring Ethos Launched

Goldring is starting to ship its new Ethos moving coil cartridge; a top-of-the-range cartridge with outstanding sound reproduction capabilities, designed and hand-built in the United Kingdom. Measurements and listening tests show that the design of Ethos has achieved new heights of performance both on paper and in practice.

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28.08.2018 | Reviews / News

PR Coverage August 2018

What Hi-Fi?'s Best Speaker Packages.
Quote: 'Q Acoustics' 3010i bookshelf speakers form the basis of this excellent speaker package. It's a beautifully-balanced system with an expressive centre channel and a clear, musical presentation..'

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09.06.2018 | Reviews / News

PR Coverage June 2018

Top Ten Reviews updated their ranking of best floor standing speakers & the 3050s have taken the top spot for "Best Overall". This site is very highly ranked site on Google and our first coverage with them.

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07.05.2018 | Reviews / News

PR Coverage May 2018

Top Ten Reviews updated their ranking of best floor standing speakers & the 3050s have taken the top spot for "Best Overall". This site is very highly ranked site on Google and our first coverage with them.

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17.04.2018 | Reviews / News

PR Coverage April 2018

Top Ten Reviews updated their ranking of best floor standing speakers & the 3050s have taken the top spot for "Best Overall". This site is very highly ranked site on Google and our first coverage with them.

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14.03.2018 | Reviews / News

PR Coverage March 2018

The Concept 20 has been nominated as one of the best 30 hi-fi speakers of What Hi-Fi?'s lifetime.
Quote: 'The strength of the competition at their price is fierce, but it speaks to the talents of Q Acoustics' Concept 20s that they remain a favourite.'

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14.02.2018 | Reviews / News

PR Coverage February 2018

M4 featured in TechRadar Super Bowl buying guide under the category of "The Best Sound Bar For The Super Bowl". M2 is reviewed on Trusted Reviews, receiving a 4.5 out of 5 star rating and a 'Trusted Reviews Recommended' award.

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14.01.2018 | Reviews / News

PR Coverage January 2018

M4 featured in TechRadar Super Bowl buying guide under the category of "The Best Sound Bar For The Super Bowl". M2 is reviewed on Trusted Reviews, receiving a 4.5 out of 5 star rating and a 'Trusted Reviews Recommended' award.

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14.12.2017 | Reviews / News

PR Coverage December 2017

M4 featured in TechRadar Super Bowl buying guide under the category of "The Best Sound Bar For The Super Bowl". M2 is reviewed on Trusted Reviews, receiving a 4.5 out of 5 star rating and a 'Trusted Reviews Recommended' award.

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17.10.2017 | News

AUDICA TO SHOWCASE PRODUCTS AT LEADING HOTEL EVENT

Audica, the leading commercial loudspeaker company and part of Armour Home, will be exhibiting with Audiologic, the specialist provider of pro-audio and commercial sound equipment, at this month’s Independent Hotel Show at Olympia London.

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20.08.2017 | News / Press Releases

New Goldring E Series

Goldring is starting to ship its new E Series Moving Magnet cartridges; a range of high performance, premium quality, British designed products for the resurgent turntable market.

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13.03.2017 | News / Press Releases

AUDICA DELIVERS SPEAKERS FOR GLOBAL AV SPECIALIST'S NEW FLAGSHIP SHOWROOM

Audica, the leading commercial loudspeaker company and part of Armour Home, has played a key role in the creation of a new flagship showroom launched by Trison Worldwide, the audiovisual integration specialists.

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01.01.2017 | News

AMAZON ALEXA VOICE CONTROL ENHANCES SYSTEMLINE E50 EXPERIENCE

Systemline, Europe's leading manufacturer of installed music systems, has optimised the functionality of its innovative built-in music system to integrate with the new Amazon Echo Dot, the hands-free system you control with your voice.

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20.12.2016 | News / Press Releases

AFFORDABLE HOME MUSIC SYSTEM WITH INNOVATIVE MOTION SENSOR

Systemline, the leading European manufacturer of installed music systems and part of Armour Home, the UK's leading provider of premium hi-fi, home theatre and entertainment products, has today officially launched E50.

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16.12.2016 | News / Press Releases

Q ACOUSTICS BOOSTS THE BASS 7000i STYLE

Award Winning Loudspeaker Company Q Acoustics is pleased to announce its multi-award winning '7000i' 5.1 Style Home Cinema Speaker package is to benefit from a subwoofer upgrade.

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18.10.2016 | News / Press Releases

Q ACOUSTICS PUSH GLOBAL EXPANSION WITH CANADA LAUNCH

Q Acoustics, the UK's fastest growing loudspeaker brand, has embarked on the next stage of its global growth by launching a range of its award-winning audio products in Canada.

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15.07.2016 | News / Press Releases

Q ACOUSTICS SPEAKERS READY TO ROCK AMERICA!

The wait is finally over! The UK's fastest growing loudspeaker brand is heading across the pond to take the US music scene by storm.

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02.03.2016 | News / Press Releases

Q ACOUSTICS INTRODUCES MEDIA 7000

The beautifully styled new Media 7000 is a small, yet hugely powerful and dynamic, Music and Home Cinema 2.1 Bluetooth amplifier and speaker package.

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18.02.2015 | News / Press Releases

Q ACOUSTICS LAUNCHES NEW '3000 SERIES' LOUDSPEAKERS

Q Acoustics, the award-winning British loudspeaker brand, is very proud to introduce an all-new range of hi-fi stereo and home cinema loudspeakers (TV speakers).

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03.09.2014 | News / Press Releases

Q ACOUSTICS ANNOUNCES NEW 'IN-WALL' LOUDSPEAKERS

Q Acoustics, the award winning British loudspeaker company; introduces 'in-wall' models to its highly successful Q-Install range of built-in, custom installation loudspeakers.

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16.05.2014 | News / Press Releases

Q ACOUSTICS MEDIA 4 SOUND QUALITY IS PROMISED TO 'RAISE THE (SOUND)BAR'

QAcoustics, the award winning British loudspeaker company; is pleased to announce the launch of 'Media 4'; an excellent new and genuinely hi-fi 'Soundbar' with aptX Bluetooth® connectivity and a built-in subwoofer.

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10.02.2014 | News / Press Releases

Q ACOUSTICS RELEASES THE 'CONCEPT 40' ANOTHER ASTONISHING 'WORLD BEATING' LOUDSPEAKER

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.

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23.01.2014 | News / Press Releases

QED INTRODUCES ITS NEW REFERENCE 'REAL GLASS' OPTICAL DIGITAL AUDIO INTERCONNECT CABLE

A Significant And Measurable Improvement In Digital Data Transfer. QED, the specialist UK hi-fi and home cinema connectivity manufacturer, is pleased to introduce its new Reference 'Real Glass' Optical Digital Interconnect..

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