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Bluetooth is for more than just hands-free headsets! Play music wirelessly to this unit from almost any phone or tablet, and many laptops too.
2 line inputs
Digital in: 1 optical, 1 coax
(For more features refer to the specification table below.)
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"Sensibly priced and sounds fantastic, so we would happily part with our hard-earned cash. Its a great solution for the price."What Hi-Fi Sound & Vision Award Winner 2016
BMR for room-filling sound Using twin 65mm BMR (Balanced Mode Radiator) drive units, the Media 4 gives pinpoint accuracy and is bursting with detail right up to high volume levels. BMR technology combines the advantages of both flat panel and conventional speakers, so that the M4 is truly dynamic and won't turn harsh when the music or film action gets intense. Another advantage of BMR speakers is the superb spatial imaging - compared with conventional drive units, they provide a broad and spacious sound that comes right out 'into' the room.
Built-in subwoofer Rather than using a separate subwoofer, the M4 has the subwoofer in the main casing. This makes for a neater overall package and less wiring. Using a dedicated 150mm x 120mm drive unit, plus its own 50W amplifier, the M4 has little trouble in reproducing deep, powerful movie soundtracks.
NFC and Bluetooth for music streaming Using NFC or Bluetooth technology, you can connect up just about any smartphone, tablet or newer laptop, Mac or PC and stream your music. With compatible NFC devices, simply hold the unit next to the top of the soundbar and you're good to stream. With Bluetooth you pair your device with the soundbar. Once done, you'll be able to stream music from your stored library or from streaming music services such as Spotify or Last.fm.
Complete with wall bracket Coming with both detachable feet and a wall bracket, you can choose how to place your M4 soundbar. Once positioned, connection is easy, too. Choose between an optical digital lead (ideal for most TVs), or RCA phono or 3.5mm analogue inputs.
Offering the ideal blend of sound quality, versatility and value, the Q Acoustics Media 4 brings it all together in one.
Does the soundbar come with a separate subwoofer or built-in subwoofer for added bass?
The power output of the soundbar in watts RMS
Number of HDMI inputs/outputs. Number that will accept HDCP 2.2 is in brackets. This is the standard required for Ultra HD Blu-ray.
Number of USB sockets.
Number of coaxial digital inputs to input digital sources such as DVD player.
Number of optical digital inputs to input digital sources such as DVD players.
Does it have a dedicated port for extras such as iPod dock, Bluetooth or DAB radio?
Number of audio inputs on both front and rear of unit.
Does the soundbar/base feature an HDMI interface? This not only offers an easy connection with your TV but also the highest quality sound and vision.
Does the unit support Apple AirPlay? Apple AirPlay lets you listen to your entire iTunes music library from a suitable iOS device such as iPod Touch, iPhone or iPad. Best of all, the system is wireless and so is ideal for building up a wireless multi-room system.
Does the unit support Bluetooth? A built-in Bluetooth receiver lets you stream music from a suitably equipped device such as a smartphone, tablet, laptop or PC.
NFC stands for Near Field Communication. This allows close proximity transfer of media simply by holding your tablet or smartphone next to the device.
Eco Friendly Features
Does this product conform to energy efficient standards? These standards include the American "Energy Star", the European "Energy Flower" or "EcoLabel" and the UK EST (Energy Saving Trust) certification.
Power Consumption - Standby
This is the power used in watts when the unit is switched off but still powered at the mains and ready to be turned back on.
Power Consumption - Normal Use
This is the power used in watts when the TV is on, using standard picture settings and modest volume levels. Note, different manufacturers use different methods to arrive at this figure. In some cases only the maximum power consumption is quoted.
Dimensions of speaker cabinet (H x W x D) in mm
90/105 x 1000 x 142
Size of cabinet (H x W x D) mm.
Weight of unit,unboxed, in Kg
Weight of unit,unboxed, in Kg
Speaker/interconnect cables included with the package. Please note that in most cases, these are basic cables only and would often benefit by being upgraded.
2m RCA, 2m 3.5mm & Optical Cables
Soundbars are bar-shaped speakers designed to fit in front of or below your TV.
Sound bases are box-shaped speakers, designed to fit beneath your TV.
Award Winning Speaker/Subwoofer
Does it have an Infra Red (IR) repeater? This means that it won't matter if the soundbar blocks your TV's remote control sensor. The signal will be detected by a sensor on the soundbar and relayed through to the TVs sensor.
Learning TV volume
Does the soundbar/base learn your TV's volume controls? A learning IR (Infra Red) sensor will learn your TV's remote volume control - meaning you only need your TV's remote, and not the soundbar/base one, for most TV watching.
Wall bracket standard or optional?
Maximum width of soundbar or sound base in mm
Maximum height of soundbar or sound base in mm
Q ACOUSTICS MEDIA 4 (M4) is rated
4.6 out of
Rated 5 out of
Nice piece of kitAfter doing a bit of research and listening to other soundbars, I took the plunge and bought this bad boy.
Well impressed and with good reproduction, a bit of a bargain at this price. It is a beast of a sound bar but Q don't make rubbish and this proves it again.
It might only 2.1 but it fills my front room well with sound. Nice.
Date published: 2017-05-17
Rated 4 out of
Clear, clean coherent sound.I needed a sound bar/base for a second living room, so after a lot of research I opted for a Cambridge audio tvb 2, but when in use it suffered from lip sync. So the guys at Liverpool richersound gladly replaced it for my new choice a Q Acoustics media 4, wow what a difference. The media 4 produces a nicely dispersed clear and warm sound, the bass is not room shakin it won't even shake the tv stand it's on but it certainly adds to its lovely overall sound. I then added a minx x301 sub, which took it to another level, it really does sound superb, with the sub dealing with the base it allowed the media 4 to sing. Even my wife commented how good the sound was, which is very unusual !! Very happy with the media 4 but if your looking at buying it, I really would suggest adding a sub if you want a little room rumble when watching movies.
Date published: 2017-04-27
Rated 5 out of
best buyYou wont be dissapointed with this, sound quality is brill
Date published: 2017-04-20
Rated 4 out of
Better than most !After selling all my top end amplifier and surround set up I was at a loss - tried this in store and it sounded good. Set up was 5 mins if that , and whilst it is never going to replace dedicated amp and speakers the convenience and sound are spot on - recommended
Date published: 2017-03-28
Rated 5 out of
big improvement on TV speakersseems to be well made better than tv speakers bluetooth is also a handy add on.
Date published: 2017-03-27
Rated 5 out of
Great soundThis is the first soundbar I have purchased. Very pleased excellent sound both for movies and music. Thought I made need a subwoofer but there is no need as there is plenty of base.
Date published: 2017-03-24
Rated 5 out of
Excellent sound for music & moviesI only have a small room so didn't want a sub as well, I went to the Cardiff store where Joh was very helpful, when asking him about the different sound bars at this price range he told me which ones would work better in the corner of the room and said this one was by far the best for my option.
I am very happy with the sound quality & the bass is not overpowering.
You will not be disappointed with this product.
Date published: 2017-03-10
Rated 5 out of
Great sound - easy to set upI did a bit of homework and this product came out pretty strongly in reviews. Since setting it up I've found the sound to be excellent. The only thing I'd say is that it's a bit taller than some sound bars which means it does't fit nicely under my TV - the TV is resting on some legs which probably give it enough space for a slimmer sound bar.
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