Q Acoustics Concept 500 Floorstanding Loudspeakers
Concept 500 is the culmination of Q Acoustics policy of continual development and refinement resulting in what they believe is sonic perfection. Concept 500 adopts some of the most advanced and innovative technologies to deliver pure audio excellence and a sensational sound stage.
Designed to appeal to discerning audiophiles, the Concept 500 achieves a perfect balance between art and science. It is a loudspeaker that is at once, stylish, contemporary, fine-sounding and astonishingly accurate. It couples low directivity with wide bandwidth, good sensitivity and sensible impedance. This makes the new Concept 500 both room-friendly and an easy load to drive, allowing amplifiers to deliver their best performance.
To create a stereo soundstage which gives as good an impression of width, depth and height as that found in a live performance requires high quality drive units, a well designed crossover and an accurately constructed cabinet. To achieve this, Q Acoustics formed a truly talented team with many years of experience in the design, engineering and manufacture of world-class loudspeakers. A combination that resulted in a state-of-the-art loudspeaker worthy of any high-end system.
- The High-end Concept 500 Floorstanding Speakers adopt advanced, innovative technologies to deliver pure audio excellence and a sensational sound stage.
- The Concept 500 pairs Point-to-Point (P2P™) bracing to deal with low-frequency panel vibrations with Helmholtz Pressure Equalizers (HPE™) to balance out pressure irregularities.
- Three separate layers filled with a non-setting gel, which dampens the cabinet walls and converts higher frequency vibrations into heat for better performance.
The Concept 500 is available in five stunning finishes to ensure that they fit perfectly into your listening environment. Gloss Black and White finishes show Concept 500 in a minimalist form, a seamless addition in busy design environments. Dual finish Gloss Black / Rosewood, Gloss White / Light Oak and Silver / Ebony finishes use real Italian veneers at the rear giving an understated and effortlessly stylish nod to Concept 500’s high end speaker credentials.
Great care has been taken in both the design of the crossover and the selection of high grade components, to introduce virtually zero noise and distortion. The 4th order Linkwitz-Riley topology which gives an excellent response both on and off-axis.
P2P Cabinet Bracing
A method known as P2P (Point to Point) bracing, supports the parts of the cabinet that need to be stiffened to deal with low frequency panel vibrations.
Gelcore Cabinet Walls
Constructed in three separate layers and filled under pressure with a non-setting gel, this damps the cabinet walls and converts higher-frequency vibrations into heat.
Terminals and Rear Access Panel
The rear access panel has been constructed to maintain the integrity of the Dual Gelcore cabinet. The Concept 500 is equipped for bi-wiring or bi-amping with terminals which can accept bare wires, spades or 4mm banana plugs.
High Frequency Driver
Mechanically decoupled mounting which effectively isolates the HF driver and speaker cabinet from reciprocal vibrations that would otherwise be transmitted between them.
The Mid/Bass voice coil has an uncommonly large diameter of 35mm which allows increased 'shove' and higher power handling - as well as reducing compression.
HPE Pressure Equalisers
Tall loudspeakers tend to suffer from resonances caused by un wanting pressure gradients. Specifically designed Helmholtz Pressure Equalisers *HPE) balance out these pressure irregularities.
The cast aluminium base of the Concept 500 is designed without large flat areas or additional adornments to discourage unwanted acoustic reflections. The resulting elegant design is underpinned with a choice of carefully engineered feet to immovably couple the loudspeaker to any surface.
|Q Acoustics Concept 500 Specifications|
|Frequency Response||41 Hz - 30 kHz|
|Average Impedance||6 Ω|
|Minimum Impedance||3.7 Ω|
|Recommended Power||25 - 200 W|
|Distortion (120 Hz - 20 kHz)||0.2 %|
|Crossover Frequency||2.5 kHz|
|Mid Bass / Driver||2 x 165 mm|
|High Frequency Unit||28 mm|
|Dimensions (W x H x D)||400 x 1150 x 350 mm|