Q Acoustics Concept 50 Speakers
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High Class 2 Way, 3 Driver Floorstanding Speakers
Gelcore™ Cabinet Construction Reduces Higher Frequency Cabinet Noise
P2P™ (Point to Point™) Internal Bracing Stiffens The Cabinet
Stunning Sound, Luxury Lacquered Looks, Deep Bass
About The Q Acoustics Concept 50 Speakers
The Q Acoustics Concept 50 floorstanding speakers take acoustic technology and design cues from the flagship Concept 500, while also introducing new audio innovations, to deliver truly high-end home audio performance.
Introducing The Concept Loudspeaker Series: Since its founding in 2006, Q Acoustics has built an unrivalled reputation for designing, engineering and manufacturing innovative, high-performance and class-leading loudspeakers at every price point. This ongoing and concerted demonstration of excellence has led to the Concept series.
The Concept Series comprises of the Concept 30 bookshelf, Concept 50 floorstander and the Concept 90 centre channel for home cinema, is a culmination of all the technological advancements and innovations the company has achieved over the past 15 years and goes beyond anything that Q Acoustics has accomplished before. There is no doubt these beautifully styled speakers provide a level of sonic performance which easily surpasses their very reasonable price points.
Concept 50 Floorstanding Speakers: A sonic step up from the Concept 30, this elegant floorstander takes everything great about its stand mount little brother whilst delivering more powerful audio, a deeper soundstage and increased bass extension through its leading-edge, low resonance cabinet.
No Artificial Colouring: Suited to larger spaces, the Concept 50 offers a truly high-end home audio performance without the high-end price tag. Every element of acoustic innovation featured in the Concept 50 is geared towards designing the quietest cabinet possible. Unaffected by internal and external resonances, these speakers deliver focused stereo imaging, accurate audio and an extended holographic soundstage to emulate a live performance in the home. Boasting a higher sensitivity for enhanced dynamics, this floorstander thrills with its sheer musicality and uncannily realistic soundstage.
Controlled Power: Designed as an integral part of the mechanical structure of the cabinet, both the 5 inch (125mm) mid/bass and 1 inch (25mm) high frequency drivers are new, ground-up designs specifically for the Concept 30, 50 and 90 loudspeakers. The drive units are fixed to a remarkably stiff 3mm aluminium baffle plate before it is fitted to the cabinet - this gives the correct acoustic seal, dampening vibrations and minimising structural coupling. Elsewhere, the tweeter is hermetically sealed and mechanically isolated (floating) from the baffle, which means lower distortion and a lower crossover point for seamless integration through the crossover region. At 30.5mm, the larger mid/bass driver voice coil increases motor strength resulting in a 50% increase in power handling over a comparable driver with 25.4 mm voice coil. Lastly, the crossover itself is mounted to the isolation base, keeping it free of sound-effecting vibrations and away from the electro-magnetic influence of the drivers themselves.
HPE™ (Helmholtz Pressure Equalizer™) Technology: The very nature of the Concept 50 tower design can introduce undesirable standing waves within the cabinet. By employing an HPE™ (Helmholtz Pressure Equalizer™) tube design, first launched in the Concept 500, pressure is converted to velocity to eliminate these performance-effecting vibrations and to help deliver the ideal frequency response.
Elegant Design: Understated but effortlessly stylish, the Concept family fits perfectly into your listening environment. The exceptional engineering inside the cabinet is matched by the stunning, premium finish on the outside, that honours the range’s flagship credentials. In a world of busy designs, the Concept’s form is refreshingly minimalist, with the series available in three exquisite lacquers, white, black and silver.
Gelcore™ Technology: Introduced in the original Concept speaker, the Gelcore™ cabinet construction is designed to minimise high-frequency noise. A unique design comprised of a non-setting gel sandwiched between two individual layers, this specially developed adhesive dissipates high-frequency vibrations, generated by the moving drivers, into heat to maintain a focused audio performance.
Isolation Suspension System: A variation on the hugely effective ‘isolation base’ principle first seen on Concept 300 means the Concept 50 has a suspension system in the form of a sprung baseplate. Two plates are separated by suspension ‘spheres’ that effectively isolates the cabinet from interference from external vibrations, providing tighter stereo imaging, while also bringing greater depth.
P2P™ (Point to Point™) Brace Technology: To keep the cabinet as rigid as possible, P2P™ (Point to Point™) internal bracing is employed. First introduced in the Concept 500, reinforcement is fitted to interior areas of the cabinet susceptible to low-end frequency reverberations.
Q Acoustics Concept 50 Reviews
"Let there be no doubt that the Concept 50s are capable of explosive sonics and are magnificent in every aspect. When it comes to sound quality, acoustic design, and aesthetics, they tick all the boxes. Big time." The Ear, Best Buy Award
"Quite different in their sound from all else, I thoroughly enjoyed Q Acoustics Concept 50 loudspeakers. They're daringly different in having a big bodied, rich and smooth sound that allowed me to wind up volume and enjoy the music. I got to hear right into performance... Definitely an analogue sounding loudspeaker and one I would urge you to spend listening time with. I thought these loudspeakers were gorgeous — in sound and finish. Outstanding – amongst the best" Hi-Fi World, 5 Globes
Our Take On The Q Acoustics Concept 50 Speakers
Suited to larger spaces, the Concept 50 offers a truly high-end home audio performance without the high-end price tag. Every element of acoustic innovation featured in the Concept series is engineered towards designing the ‘quietest’ cabinet possible. From the pioneering Gelcore™ cabinet construction, the microscopic analysed internal P2P™ bracing through to the unparalleled isolation suspension system base and the unique driver design, Q Acoustics’ expert engineers have continually created, evolved and refined these technologies. The result is as close to the resonance-free, speaker-design Holy Grail as possible. Unaffected by internal and external resonances, the Q Acoustics Concept 50 floorstanding speaker boasts higher sensitivity for enhanced dynamics, thrills with its sheer musicality and uncannily realistic soundstage and delivers focused stereo imaging and accurate audio to emulate a live performance in the home.
Main Features & Specifications
- Design: 3 Driver, 2 Way Floorstanding Speaker
- Gelcore™ cabinet construction reduces higher frequency cabinet noise
- P2P™ (Point to Point™) internal bracing stiffens the cabinet to minimise lower frequency vibrations
- Isolation suspension base eradicates unwanted external and internal vibrations
- The driver assembly is mounted to the front aluminium baffle by pre-tensioned studs to give the correct acoustic seal, which dampens vibrations and minimises structural coupling of the assembly in the main cabinet
- Ground-up mid/bass and tweeter driver design for increased power handling
- High-frequency driver is fully hermetically sealed and mechanically isolated (floating) from the front baffle to protect from internal resonances from the mid/bass driver
- Crossover design is mounted on the isolation base, to minimise any microphonic pick up and away from electro-magnetic fields radiated by the drive units
- Enclosure Type: 2-way bass reflex
- Mid/Bass Units: 2 x 125mm (5”)
- Treble Unit: 25mm (1”)
- Frequency Response: 42Hz - 30kHz
- Nominal Impedance: 6 Ω
- Minimum Impedance: 3.6 Ω
- Sensitivity: 90.5dB
- Recommended Amplifier Power: 25 – 150 Watts
- Crossover Frequency: 2.1kHz
- Includes: Concept 50 Floorstanding Speakers, Speaker Grilles, Foam Port Bungs, 8 x M4 Screws, 2 x Stabiliser Support Bases, 10 x Ball-end feet, 10 x Spike feet, Owner’s Manual
- Available Finishes: Lacquered Black, Lacquered Silver & Lacquered White
- Dimensions (WxHxD): 418 x 1,025 x 319mm (including spikes & stabilisers). Cabinet width 180mm
- Weight: 22.9kg per speaker
- Manufacturer’s Warranty: 5 Years
Note: Features & Specifications Subject To Change Without Notice. E&OE