Introducing the Concept 300 by Q Acoustics.
Uncompromised performance, understated elegance.
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 all led to Concept 300.
The brief for Concept 300 is simple, yet staggeringly ambitious. Build on the runaway success of the floorstanding Concept 500 and deliver a standmounting alternative that’s at once more affordable, of utterly uncompromised performance and of stylish, understated elegance.
There follows a brief explanation of just how Q Acoustics has made this happen and, by extension, why Concept 300 represents the state of the loudspeaker art in the 21st century.
“The Concept 300 is a great addition to the standmount market. Highly capable across the board, it’s clear a lot of thought has been put into the design. The result is a charming sound that puts the accent on civility and smoothness – but never at the expense of musical enjoyment – making it excellent value for money.”|
Hi-Fi Choice, 5 Stars, Recommended Award
“Q Acoustics Concept 300 dish up the most exquisite sounds with any genre of music…These ingenious speakers are beautifully engineered. Highly recommended.”|
“Remarkably for a company that’s taking only its second stab at some properly high-end loudspeakers, Q Acoustics has hit the bullseye. Again. These speakers have dynamism, they can unearth even the finest details, they’re unfussy about partnering equipment (within reason) – and they can turn their hand to anything.”|
Trusted Reviews, 5 stars, Recommended Award
“Innovative tensegrity stand and inspired cabinet design elevate this standmount to premier league status.”|
Techradar, 5 Stars, Editor’s Choice
“A pair of elegant loudspeakers with dedicated stands that sound rich, punchy and musical. Outstanding - amongst the best.”|
Hi-Fi World, 5 Globes
“Transparent and neutral-sounding, with superbly stable, well-defined stereo imaging, and more extended low frequencies than you'd expect from a loudspeaker this size, Q Acoustics' Concept 300 gets an enthusiastic recommendation from me.”|
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The days of performance being the be-all and end-all of a loudspeaker are long gone. Aesthetic considerations are perfectly valid and, to this end, in the Concept 300 Q Acoustics has designed a high-end, high-performance loudspeaker that’s unshowily sophisticated and able to interact discreetly with any interior design vocabulary.
On the outside, numerous lacquer coats produce a high-quality gloss finish which is combined with real-wood veneers. This results in a cabinet that manages to be clean and understated at the same time as being of obviously high perceived value.
The uncluttered look of the cabinets is further enhanced by innovative drive unit mounting. Both the tweeter and mid/bass driver are fixed, from behind, by strong spring-tensioned retaining bolts which negate the need for any exposed bolt-heads on the speaker face.
At the rear of the speaker, Concept 300 features an over-specified terminal panel which is designed to resist vibrations from the cabinet. It’s equipped for bi-wiring (or bi-amping) via its electrically isolated terminals - these can accept bare wire, spade connectors or 4mm banana plugs.
Cabinet and Stand
Ideally, the only vibrations a loudspeaker produces are the ones required to generate its sound. Of course, it’s not possible to entirely rid a loudspeaker cabinet of unwanted vibrations that can interfere with its performance - but, as Q Acoustics has demonstrated with Concept 300, it is possible to keep cabinet vibrations to an absolute minimum in order to deliver entirely uncorrupted sound.
Q Acoustics uses MDF rather than one of the more glamorous and/or expensive alternatives to construct the Concept 300 cabinet. There are a couple of reasons for this: a) alternative materials offer no benefits in terms of damping, or even ease and simplicity of construction, over the very high performance MDF delivers, and b) more expensive materials simply drive up the eventual price of the speaker for no audio gain whatsoever.