Award Winning Loudspeaker Company Q Acoustics is pleased to introduce its new ‘7000i’ 5.1 Style Home Cinema Speaker package.View Product
A hybrid audio solution Q Acoustics' active stereo speaker pair is an alternative to a soundbar. Adrian Justins reports Active bookshelf loudspeakers are an unorthodox alternative to a soundbar. But, assuming you have room for them on or near your TV, there is an obvious advantage in that no compromise has been made to size or shape. And while they look more retro than Gene Hunt sipping a Babycham, their innards are distinctly cutting-edge, with a 50W per-channel power amplifier (in the right speaker), aptX-compatible Bluetooth and a low-distortion DAC. Wired connections run to optical audio, stereo phono and 3.5mm analogue stereo line level inputs, plus a sub output. Each speaker has a 1in tweeter and 4in midrange/bass unit. TV viewing is substantially improved when using the optical hook-up. With ITV's cycling coverage I could comfortably hear the commentary whilst identifying the switch from helicopters to motorbikes, with the sound of spectators’ cheering coming through. Delivery is smoother than Bradley Wiggins’ time trialling action. Muttered dialogue in dramas such as Veep benefits hugely from the extra clarity whilst Blu-ray and DVD playback is punchy and dynamic. The Incredibles soundtrack is deftly handled with the subtle details of Bob Parr’s office activity contrasting with the high-pitched buzzing of the machines chasing Dash through the jungle. And musically, these speakers deliver too – Lady Ga Ga’s mezzo-soprano tones of You and I effortlessly filled my room, showcasing a nicely full-range and fulsome sound. The Q-BT3 does what its makers intend, being both a neat sonic upgrade for a TV and doubling up brilliantly for stereo music. Bit pricey, though.
"The Q-BT3 does what its makers intend, being both a neat sonic upgrade for a TV and doubling up brilliantly for stereo music"
Home Cinema Choice December 2013
We are absolutely delighted to announce that the Q Acoustics 7000 5.1 home cinema speaker package has won another major award. Already the recipient of the What Hi-Fi 'Loudspeaker of the Year' award; the 7000 is now acclaimed by the hugely influential Home Cinema Choice magazine in their 2012 Awards.
Award Winner 2012 - Best Speaker Package under £1000
Describing the 7000 speakers the magazine states:
"As a brand, Q Acoustics has had a short life-span, but it's already earned a legion of fans. With products like the Q7000 it's easy to see why. This is a stylish sub/sat package with a tempting price tag (£800 for a full 5.1) and a performance that needs to heard to be believed. It may even make you wonder if you really need floorstanding speakers. In one of the most fiercely-fought markets in home entertainment, Q Acoustics has the weapon to take on any challengers." The unrivalled Q Acoustics 7000 5.1 speaker package has now won both major home cinema awards - why would your customers buy anything else?
"Removed from the partnering satellite speakers, the 7000 reveals itself to be equally accomplished.
The interesting design results in a clever and flexible subwoofer that combines a usefully small footprint
with an attractive design and excellent build quality. It is the sonic performance that really stands out
however. This is a fabulous balance of depth and speed that really helps bring out the best in a multichannel
system. We asked the question whether the Q7000 subwoofer was good enough to be considered outside
of a matching Q Acoustics system and the answer is undoubtedly yes."
View Full Review AVForums Best Buy Award, August 2012
"excellent all-rounders, and a towering success."
"excellent speakers ... a real bargain."
"a remarkable amount of detail"
"a refined sound"
"Great sound and build at a great price: these are really fantastic speakers"
What HI-FI? July 2013 'Test Winner'View Product
Hi-Fi Choice magazine (March 2012) gives the Q Acoustics 2010i an absolutely brilliant '5 STAR' review.They describe the speaker as: 'Tiny Dynamite' and go on to say the 2010i delivers
"Stunning musicality, alongside remarkable power handling."Jason Kennedy, their very experienced reviewer states:
"I was blown away by the musical integrity and sheer entertainment they deliver." "it is far better than it has any right to be." "it's superb."View Product
"Sound is brilliant and better than any of the other sound bars on test."
Which?,, September 2011
"Q-TV is almost invisible but sonically impossible to ignore."
Stuff Magazine,, April 2010,
"The perfect way to bolster your TV's sound"
What Video & Hi-Def TV,, March 2010
"Sound improvement is immediate and obvious"
"Practically invisible and essentially becomes a part of your flatscreen."
Home Cinema Choice,, Jan 2010
"The neatest home cinema system ever conceived"
"The improvement over your flatscreen's own audio performance is huge."
"You have to hear Q-TV2"
What Hi-Fi? Sound & Vision,, Nov 2009,