Q Acoustics has introduced the latest fashions of its Idea stereo and residential cinema loudspeaker vary — the Idea 30 standmount, Idea 50 floorstander, and Idea 90 centre channel.
In line with the discharge, the brand new vary has adopted acoustic expertise and design cues from the Q Acoustics Concept 300 and 500 flagships, together with a couple of new improvements that intention to ship a “really high-end audio efficiency with out the high-end price ticket.”
The corporate believes it would ship on that declare by specializing in designing the quietest cupboard doable — one that’s unaffected by inside and exterior vibrations. One among these improvements is the Gelcore cupboard building which reduces higher-frequency cupboard noise. It consists of a non-setting gel sandwiched between two layers that works to dissipate high-frequency vibrations.
There may be additionally Level-2-Level inside bracing to stiffen the cupboard to decrease vibrations (a characteristic excluded from the Idea 90), together with Helmholtz Strain Equalisers to scale back inside strain and standing waves (discovered solely within the Idea 50 and 500). As well as, there’s additionally an isolation suspension base to take away pesky inside and exterior vibrations.
On the sound entrance, the driving force meeting is mounted to the entrance aluminium baffle by pretensioned studs to offer an acoustic seal, with a ground-up mid/bass and tweeter design for extra energy dealing with. The high-frequency driver is totally hermetically sealed and mechanically remoted (i.e. floating) from the entrance baffle, which ought to assist forestall interference from the mid/bass driver. Lastly, the crossover design is mounted on an isolation base to minimise any mic decide up, whereas additionally isolating it from electromagnetic fields radiated by the drive items.
The aesthetics match that of the high-gloss end of the high-end 300 and 500 fashions. Which means a return of the identical signature aluminium entrance baffle plate, with three lacquer choices (black, silver or white) accessible throughout the vary.
The corporate’s Idea 50 5.1 speaker package deal is designed to supply a whole residence cinema sound expertise, with a set-up consisting of a pair of Idea 50 floorstanders on the entrance, a pair of Idea 30 standmounts positioned on the rear, and a Idea 90 centre channel specializing in dialogue. Q Acoustics’ strongest subwoofer, the Q B12, handles the low finish. The Idea collection can also be designed to work in any 2.1 or 5.1 configuration if customers select so as to add the Idea 90 centre channel and Q B12 subwoofer to any of the vary’s floorstanding or standmount fashions (the 30, 50, 300 or 500).
Pricing and availability
The entire newly introduced merchandise and equipment shall be accessible from qacoustics.co.uk, qacoustics.com, and native unbiased offers from the tip of October, for the costs beneath:
Idea 30: £899 / €1,199 / $1,299
Idea 50: £1,999 / €2,599 / $2,999
Idea 90: £649 / €849 / $999
Idea 50 5.1 (2x Idea 50, 2x Idea 30 1x Idea 90, 1x QB12): £4,225 / €5,495 / $6,295
Q FS75 speaker stand for the Idea 30: £375 / $499 / €449
WB75 wall bracket (single) arrives in a white or black end: £59.95 / €79 / $89
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