Q Acoustics M2 (Black)

Soundbase

In stock
£290
"The M2 throws out a soundfield that even feels adequate in the company of a 65in screen." What Hi-Fi Award Winner 2017. Product of the Year.

BMR speakers for a powerful and 180 degree spacious sound

Just like its soundbar kin, the M2 uses BMR (Balanced Mode Radiator) drive units. These combine the advantages of both flat panel and conventional speakers to give a truly powerful sound without distortion. Another advantage is BMR drivers give superb spatial imaging meaning that you can sit anywhere in the room and be immersed by the spacious 180 degree sound.

Built-in subwoofer
Rather than using a separate subwoofer, the M2 has the subwoofer within its main casing. This makes for a neater design and less wiring. Using a dedicated 150mm x 100mm drive unit, plus its own amplifier, the M2 has little trouble in reproducing deep, powerful movie soundtracks.

MoviEQ for cinema excitement
Making the most of action movies, the MoviEQ setting gives increased bass and heightened dynamics for the perfect ‘edge of the seat’ cinema excitement.

Bluetooth music streaming with NFC
As well as making your TV sound great, the M2 also has Bluetooth music streaming. Simply pair your device and stream music from your smartphone, tablet or Bluetooth-equipped laptop or desktop. Stream your music library or use a music streaming service such as Spotify, Apple Music or the iPlayer Radio and the M3 becomes a compact music system. With NFC (Near Field Connection), a simple tap from your smartphone is often all you need to do to connect.

HDMI with ARC and other great connectivity for system flexibility
With HDMI connectivity you can link up the M2 using the connection that gives the best quality and convenience. Thanks to the ARC (Audio Return Channel) you also only need a single HDMI cable between soundbar and TV to hear the sound from the TV's onboard receiver. There are also optical digital and two analogue inputs for other sources such as a set-top box, Blu-ray/DVD and MP3 player. With the analogue inputs you've a choice of 3.5mm mini-jack or RCA phono.

Boost the sound of your TV and smartphone’s sound, with the Q Acoustics M2.

Click here for link to our blog review

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"The M2 throws out a soundfield that even feels adequate in the company of a 65in screen." What Hi-Fi Award Winner 2017. Product of the Year.

BMR speakers for a powerful and 180 degree spacious sound

Just like its soundbar kin, the M2 uses BMR (Balanced Mode Radiator) drive units. These combine the advantages of both flat panel and conventional speakers to give a truly powerful sound without distortion. Another advantage is BMR drivers give superb spatial imaging meaning that you can sit anywhere in the room and be immersed by the spacious 180 degree sound.

Built-in subwoofer
Rather than using a separate subwoofer, the M2 has the subwoofer within its main casing. This makes for a neater design and less wiring. Using a dedicated 150mm x 100mm drive unit, plus its own amplifier, the M2 has little trouble in reproducing deep, powerful movie soundtracks.

MoviEQ for cinema excitement
Making the most of action movies, the MoviEQ setting gives increased bass and heightened dynamics for the perfect ‘edge of the seat’ cinema excitement.

Bluetooth music streaming with NFC
As well as making your TV sound great, the M2 also has Bluetooth music streaming. Simply pair your device and stream music from your smartphone, tablet or Bluetooth-equipped laptop or desktop. Stream your music library or use a music streaming service such as Spotify, Apple Music or the iPlayer Radio and the M3 becomes a compact music system. With NFC (Near Field Connection), a simple tap from your smartphone is often all you need to do to connect.

HDMI with ARC and other great connectivity for system flexibility
With HDMI connectivity you can link up the M2 using the connection that gives the best quality and convenience. Thanks to the ARC (Audio Return Channel) you also only need a single HDMI cable between soundbar and TV to hear the sound from the TV's onboard receiver. There are also optical digital and two analogue inputs for other sources such as a set-top box, Blu-ray/DVD and MP3 player. With the analogue inputs you've a choice of 3.5mm mini-jack or RCA phono.

Boost the sound of your TV and smartphone’s sound, with the Q Acoustics M2.

Click here for link to our blog review
More Information
Audio Inputs 4 (RCA Phono, 3.5mm, optical, HDMI ARC)
Bluetooth Yes
Coaxial Inputs No
Dedicated Port No
Dimensions (HxWxD) 93 x 550 x 338
Dimensions WxDxH 550 x 93 x 388
Dolby Atmos No
DTS No
HDMI Yes
HDMI Configuration 1 in / 1 out
HDR Compatible HDMI No
Included Cables HDMI Cable
IR repeater No
Learning TV volume Yes
NFC Yes
Optical Inputs Yes
Power Consumption- Normal Use 100 (max)
Power Consumption - Standby 0.5
Power Output - Watts per CH 80W
Smart Phone Remote No
App Control No
Subwoofer Yes - Built In
USB Yes
Weight (KG) 5.8
Brand Q Acoustics
Colour Black
Sound base Yes
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very good with music as well as films I replaced it with my sound bar what a difference it makes
Date published: 2017-12-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best thing i've bought in a long time. I've had an Okyo home cinema system for many years, but after the recent purchase of a new TV felt it was time for a change. This time i didn't want all the mess of separate satellite speakers and subwoofer dotted all around the lounge, so set out to look for a decent soundbar or soundbase within my budget of £350. After lots of research and reading customer reviews comparing different bases, i narrowed it down to the Cambridge Audio TV5 V2 and the Q Acoustics M2. I went along to my local Richer Sounds in Hanley to hear the difference between the 2 units, and although there were no units on display i was very impressed how the guys in store were more than willing to get the units out from stock and demo them for me. Even with the acoustic nature of an open store full of other equipment and customers talking, i was literally blown away with the quality of the sound from the M2. From the deep full bodied (but not overpowering) bass, the clarity of the vocals and right down to the tiniest details of the background, you could hear everything. It really brought the TV/movie to life. After getting the unit home, it was really easy and quick to set up. I've set mine up with a single HDMI cable connected to the ACR port on my Sony TV. I then have the Sky Q box and PS4 also connected via HDMI to the TV. With this setup i only need to use the single remote of the Sky Q box to control the sound, whether watching TV, Bluray or Gaming. Listening to music from my phone via bluetooth was also very quick and easy to setup. Again, the quality of the sound also brings the music to life. Try listening to Ludovico Einaudi's Elements album, sounds amazing.The unit will also register upto 8 devices, so anyone in the house can use the M2 for their music (if you can call it that sometimes). There are a couple of switches on the back to change the levels of volume and/or bass depending on where you site the M2, whether as a base for the TV or on a shelf under the TV. I would recommend downloading the user guide from the M2 as you dont get one in the box, which helps to explain setup locations, others features such as EQ mode, connection settings etc. The only issue i had was no audio when using apps on the TV. This only appeared when using HDMI, connecting an optical cable from the TV to the M2 proved this. After a bit of reading (and playing), bizarrely i found setting the optical output on the TV to PCM resolved the issue (the M2 does not support Dolby Digital), allowing me to use the HDMI setup mentioned above. If your looking for a really good soundbar/soundbase without all the messy wiring that comes with Home Cinema systems, a bluetooth speaker that sounds as good or even better than your Hi-fi, are on a smallish budget, then in my opinion you can't do much better than the M2.
Date published: 2017-12-07
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Disappointing As with other reviewers the sound from this unit is great. Unfortunately I experienced sound drop outs on startup with sound originally coming from the TV then stopping to allow the M2 to cut in - but nothing happened, just silence! The only way to get round this was to switch inputs at which point the sound started. The final straw was when the dropouts occurred after the TV had been paused - again requiring a switch of input to resolve. It wasn’t a cable issue as I tried several with no difference. May have been a faulty unit but I was so frustrated by it that I’m not prepared to waste my time trying to find out - so it is going back for a refund!
Date published: 2017-12-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Follow up review. I had carried out research and decided that a sound base would suit my needs,I telephoned my local branch and spoke to Roger who reserved me an unopened M2 box. I had a few options demonstrated and purchased an Q Acoustics M2. I am delighted with the results and ease of use. The only downside is that Q Acoustics should include an optical cable. Fuss free and the ideal solution for me.I reckon that my daughter will follow my example. All in all a great and helpful experience...Thanks
Date published: 2017-12-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from sound base great sound from this sound base , needed a small unit to fit my cabinet , this did the trick
Date published: 2017-11-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for both films and music I did loads of research on sound bars and sound bases. This is a new product and it won Best Soundbase 2017 in What Hi-Fi magazine, so that, some favourable user reviews and a demo made me choose it. Initially when I brought the unit home, I found it had too much bass and, as you can't adjust the bass and treble, I was concerned. But then I realised that a switch on the back of the unit (designed to give different sound settings depending on where it is housed) actually does effectively give you three bass settings. I reduced the bass down using this and now I am very happy (but a shame the manual doesn't tell you that though). After I did this I realised how good the unit sounds. The sound is spacious and not overly treated with showy effects making it a pure and powerful sound. I have tested it with various types of films and it sounds great. The other nice surprise is how good it makes music sound when played through it via bluetooth. The sound is nice and detailed and I have been hearing things I hadn't before. My vinyl player also sounded lovely when plugged in via the phono sockets. So after a bit a false start I am now a convert and I'd recommend it.
Date published: 2017-11-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great sound !! Bought this last week and the sound it gives out is amazing . Really pleased with it . Great service from Richer Sounds too...kept me informed all the way through the ordering and delivery process .
Date published: 2017-11-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Q Acoustics Soundbase M2 Not so sure on this, the remote is terrible, might be OK for children and young adults fingers but not so easy if you're in your seventies like I am.
Date published: 2017-11-13
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Lowest price guaranteed! We're confident that our prices are amongst the very keenest out there, so we've made it as easy as pie to qualify for our Price Beat. Richer Sounds also guarantees to beat web prices, and Price Beat is even valid for 7 days after purchase, so if you've seen a cheaper price, let us know, and we'll happily beat that price by up to £100!

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We’ll beat any genuine advertised price, even from the web & give you up to £100!

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