The most compact of the Q Series floorstanders, the Q500 performs outstandingly for a speaker of its size. With a new generation Uni-Q MF/HF array paired with a new driver of 130mm (5.25in) in diameter of equal size, and two matching ABRs, the Q500s deliver a phenomenal audiophile performance, with all the clarity, fluidity and impact of much larger speakers.
Uni-Q driver array
Sweet, spacious and true, wherever you sit.
Thanks to the latest computer modelling techniques, years of painstaking development and a dash of design genius, the new iteration of the Uni-Q concept packs a formidable complement of design innovations. Based on the state-of-the-art HF driver developed for Concept Blade, the Q boasts a much larger (25mm/1 in. dome) tweeter for increased sensitivity and distortion-free power handling. It plays as loud as it plays true.
Advanced bass technologies
Deeper, tighter and more accurate bass.
Featuring rigid new aluminium cone technology just like the Uni-Q array, the Q Series advanced bass driver is a tour de force in its own right. A die-cast aluminium chassis rigidly locates the high efficiency vented magnet assembly to prevent unwanted resonance, and the large (50mm) voice coil ensures impressive power handling. Its musicality is impeccable: seductively tuneful and well controlled, and on the floorstanding models, complemented by dedicated front-firing auxiliary bass radiators (ABRs).
Total system design
A holistic approach with no compromises.
The performance envelope of these sensational new drive units is so generous that the signal needs minimal intermediation - simple first order crossovers are all that's required, as you can tell from the transparency of the sound and the inaudibly fluent transitions.
|DESIGN||Two and a half-way bass reflex|
|DRIVE UNITS||130mm (5.25in.) aluminium Uni-Q
25mm (1in.) vented aluminium dome
130mm (5.25in.) aluminium LF
2 x 130mm (5.25in.) aluminium ABR
|FREQUENCY RESPONSE||40Hz - 40kHz (±3dB)|
|AMPLIFIER REQUIREMENTS||15 - 130W|
|MAXIMUM OUTPUT||110dB (SPL)|
|DIMENSIONS||870 x 180 x 272 mm (34.3 x 7.1 x 10.7 in.)
917 x 295 x 312 mm (36.1 x 11.6 x 12.3 in.) with plinth
|WEIGHT||15kg (33.1 lbs)|