Q Acoustics Concept 500
While so many of our Elite Dealer showrooms are closed, we are offering Concept 500 speakers for sale on this website.
- 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.
Founded in 2006, Q Acoustics quickly built a reputation for designing and manufacturing class-leading loudspeakers. Concept 500 is the culmination of Q Acoustics continual evolution and refinement resulting in what we believe is sonic perfection.
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 Concept 500s prove Q Acoustics can compete at all levels. They’re superb speakers for the money.”|
What Hi-Fi?, 5 Star
“This is an outstanding speaker that shows an all-round depth of talent that would be impressive even if the price were considerably higher. Its ability to remain transparent so that you can simply get on with enjoying the music is something that Q Acoustics can be very proud of, as it redefines expectations at the price.”|
Hi-Fi Choice, 5 Stars, Recommended Award
“The sum-up is pretty simple: the Concept 500s are nothing short of sensational value for money, and capable not only of revealing exactly what your system is doing, but also embarrassing some pricier rivals.”|
Hi-Fi News, Outstanding Product Award
“The Concept 500 sets an incredible benchmark at £4,000. This is also one of the most impressive demonstrations of applied technology I’ve seen in a while…Q Acoustics has built another speaker that is the new standard to beat.”|
AVForums, 10/10, Reference Status Award
“…the Q Acoustics Concept 500 is special….I doubt that, once they've entered your listening room, they'll ever leave.”|
“For the money, there are no better floorstanding speakers you can buy. In fact, you’d have to spend thousands more for any improvement – and even then you might only see improvement in certain areas.”
Trusted Reviews, 5 Stars, Highly Recommended Award
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.
Find your nearest Elite Dealer
Find your nearest dealer where you can see and hear our premium products, including CONCEPT 500, everywhere in the world. We call these retailers the Q ELITE, many of which are centres of excellence for both Q Acoustics and sister brand QED and where you can be confident of receiving the ultimate Q Acoustics experience
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Concept 500 Available Now
41 Hz - 30 kHz
25 - 200 W
Distortion (120 Hz - 20 kHz)
Mid Bass / Driver
2 x 165 mm
High Frequency Unit
Size (H x W x D)
1150 x 400 x 350 mm (45.3 x 15.7 x 14.8 in) cabinet
1175 x 400 x 375 mm (46.2 x 15.7 x 14.8 in) overall
42kg (92.6 lbs)
Links are provided to
adjust the high frequency
+ or - 0.5 dB.