Q Acoustics Concept 500 (White Gloss) is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 1.
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Q Acoustics Concept 500 (White Gloss)

Speakers Per Pair
£3,599
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Available exclusively at the following stores; Chiswick, Reading, Chelsea, Milton Keynes, Nottingham and Plymouth.


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” The Concept 500s prove Q Acoustics can compete at all levels. They’re superb speakers for the money.”– ‘What Hi-Fi’ – 5 Star review.

Multi-award-winning speakers

Having met with universal acclaim, the Concept 500 speakers have been lavished with praise by the most critical publications and websites. These speakers already have their own trophy cabinet of gongs including Hi-Fi Choice (Editor’s Choice), Hi-Fi News (Outstanding Product), AVForums (Reference Status), EISA (Best Product – Floorstanding Loudspeaker) and What Hi-Fi (5-Star review). Take a listen for yourself and you’ll soon hear why these speakers are so highly rated.

Science for sound
For the purest, most natural sound, Q Acoustics applied science and innovative engineering. Featuring HPE (Helmholtz Pressure Equalizer) technology, distortion is reduced to a minimum. Larger speaker cabinets tend to build up pressure in specific areas, causing resonance and cabinet distortion. By equalising the pressure around the cabinet, the pressure is reduced, giving a less distorted sound.

Triple-layer cabinet for the purest sound
The cabinet is constructed from three separate layers, damped by Gelcore non-setting gel. This reduces cabinet distortion to an absolute minimum, letting your hear the sound exactly as the artist intended.

Life-like sound through superior soundstaging
To deliver a life-like sound, Q Acoustics has concentrated on giving the Concept 500 an expansive soundstage with broad width and depth of sound. By using a rigid, narrow cabinet, precise crossover and high performance drive units, they’ve achieved just that. Sit back, close your eyes and you could be there.

Powerful bass response
Using twin, long-throw woofers, the Concept 500 has powerful bass to match much larger speaker units. Ultra-wide voice coils increase the performance of these compact woofers, meaning they can punch much harder than most units of this size. The large capacity bass port effortlessly releases pressure build-up inside the cabinet, making these speakers not just powerful-sounding but also easy for lower powered amps to drive.

Sweet top end
At the other end of the frequency response, mechanically decoupled tweeters give a smooth yet detailed treble response. Mechanical decoupling effectively isolates the tweeter from vibrations, letting the full clarity from the top end shine out. If a pin drops on the recording, you’ll hear it.

Choose your luxury finish
As standard, the Concept 500 comes with a choice of gloss black or gloss white finishes. For an even more luxurious finish, the gloss finish can be complemented by a choice of light oak (with the white finish) or rosewood (with black). Whichever finish you choose, the cast aluminium plinth not only offers a stable support but also an elegant styling feature.

Hear the music just as the artist intended, with the Q Acoustics Concept 500.
Overview
Speaker Enclosure Type
Bass Reflex
Speaker Type Enclosure - Filter
Bass reflex - rear port
Audio
Frequency Response (Hz)
41 - 30,000
Impedance (ohms)
6
Power Rating (Watts)
200
Features
Bi-Wireable
Yes
Dimensions
Dimensions WxHxD (mm)
400 x 1150 x 350 (inc. plinth)
Weight
Weight (KG)
42
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sound I bought these speakers a couple of weeks ago and have been listening to different sorts of sources. Although my A/V amplifier is 7.1, I use it as a stereo amplifier, with these same speakers. Previously, I had a very old B&W DM603 S3 that I really enjoyed... Well, until I've listened to these wonderful Q Acoustics! The sound is so rich. The texture is smooth and detailed. The sound stage is so much wider, I can even hear sounds on my side (something absent on the B&W), standing 3 meters away from each speaker. Even being placed closed to the wall, I had no need to use the included foam baffles. When listening to music, I use the "direct" mode on my amp. A bit louder, because there's no bass/treble/loudness option, but it's worth it. Watching Blu-ray or TV (Amazon, Netflix and YouTube - sorry, I refuse to watch live TV), I prefer the stereo mode, "altered" by the amplifier's room calibration, to give it a bit more punch, required by the film action or bad sound quality on YouTube. At the beginning, they've looked a big over sized. I've became used to them but I will upgrade to a taller TV stand (as a bonus, it will cover the wall plugs). Equipment: Everything's connected to the same old Pioneer VSX-AX5Ai amplifier: - Very old SONY CDP-X77ES (CD player) with analog RCA cables, - Cambridge Audio CXN V2, also using analog RCA cables - Oppo UDP-203 Blu-ray and LG OLED TV, both connected via its own Toslink - I haven't tried my old Denon tape recorder yet, but I'm sure it will be a very enjoyable experience. I have no objections recommending these speakers to anyone. Also, I'd like to recommend Steve @ Richer Sounds Chiswick, for his help answering all my questions.
Date published: 2021-02-08
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