Q Acoustics Launches 3000 Series Speakers

British loudspeaker brand, Q Acoustics, has introduced an all-new range of hi-fi stereo and home cinema loudspeakers.

Designated the ‘3000 Series’, the range consists of five new designs: two ‘bookshelf’ models, a floorstanding model, an active subwoofer and a dedicated home cinema ‘centre channel’ speaker.

The 3000 Series 3050 Floorstander
The 3000 Series 3050 Floorstander

According to the press release, the design of every Q Acoustics model starts with a blank piece of paper, and the new 3000 Series is no exception to this rule. However, the cabinet design and construction advances from the award-winning ‘Concept’ models have been incorporated into the new designs, along with many new technical improvements to drive units and crossovers.

The 3000 Series’ new ultra-low resonance cabinet design boasts dual layer front and top panels, targeted ‘pivotal’ internal bracing and ‘minimal’ rear mounted terminal plates. All these features enhance cabinet strength, minimise resonance and reduce distortion by enabling the speaker’s drive units to perform at their best.

The 3000 Series 3020 Standmount.
The 3000 Series 3020 Standmount.

The new 3000 Series tweeter is a new ‘2 in 1’ Concentric Ring Dome design which embodies the sonic advantages of both ‘Ring radiator’ and ‘Dome’ type high frequency drivers, namely extremely low distortion and extra wide dispersion. For ultimate sonic performance, the tweeter is also mounted into a butyl rubber, resonance absorbing housing.

The tonal quality of the bass/midrange drivers has been improved by upgrading the cone material to a mix of paper/aramid fibres (aramid (aromatic polyamides), is most commonly known by its DuPont brand name Kevlar).

The improved crossover design boasts more premium components including ‘u-core’ inductors to reduce crosstalk. It’s a fourth order ‘Linkwitz/Riley’ design, which minimises phasing problems between the drivers at the crossover frequency.

As well as traditional ‘Matte Graphite’ and ‘American Walnut’ finishes; the 3000 models are also available in premium Lacquered Gloss Black, Lacquered Gloss White and ‘Leather’ finishes.

The full model and pricing is as follows:

Q3010 Standmount

Matt Graphite and American Walnut $449

Gloss Black, Gloss White and Leather $499

Q3020 Standmount

Matt Graphite and American Walnut $549

Gloss Black, Gloss White and Leather $649

Q3050 Floorstander

Matt Graphite and American Walnut $1499

Gloss Black, Gloss White and Leather $1799

Q3070S Twin Cone Subwoofer

Matt Graphite and American Walnut $849

Gloss Black, Gloss White and Leather $949

Q3090C Centre Speaker

Matt Graphite and American Walnut $449

Gloss Black, Gloss White and Leather $499

Q3000ST Dedicated Stands For Q3010 or Q3020

White or Black $299 pr

The new 3000 Series will be available from authorised stockists worldwide from March 2015. For more information and other details, contact the NZ importer at www.capisco.co.nz

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